Learn about our Radiologic Technologist Associate in Science Degree program
What does a radiologic technologist do?
- produce X-ray images of all parts of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis of medical conditions
- prepare and position patients/clients
- expose and develop radiographic films, or produce images electronically with computed radiography or digital imaging equipment.
Where do radiologic technologists work?Radiologic technologists work in a variety of settings:
- hospitals, outpatient facilities, outpatient surgery centers, orthopedic offices, physician’s offices and urgent care centers
- in the hospital, in different areas such as general radiography, fluoroscopy or mobile radiography
may perform surgical radiography
- in the operating room or endoscopy suite or trauma radiography in the emergency department
How much does the program cost?
Download Estimated Expenses (pdf, rev 5/14).
What degree will I earn? Will I be eligible for credentials?
- Upon successful completion you will receive a Radiologic Technology Associate in Science degree.
- Graduates meeting the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) ethical requirements will be eligible to sit for the ARRT certification in radiography.
What are the required courses and what is the suggested schedule? How long does the program take to complete? Where are the clinical classes held?
- Download Required Courses (pdf, rev 9/13). It includes a suggested schedule.
- Radiologic Technology classes are held at the Lancaster Campus. Some courses are offered at the Harrisburg Campus.
- Prerequisite courses are offered at other campuses and sites.
- The program office is located at the Lancaster Campus, East Building, Room 207, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602.
- The clinical day is 8.5 hours long, between 7 a.m. to 6 .pm. during most rotations with some 1 p.m., 9:30 p.m. rotations during the last 2 semesters.
- Students will be busy five days a week, including lectures, lab classes and clinicals.
- Students will be assigned to sites at various local hospitals in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Chambersburg, Carlisle, Brandywine, and West Grove.
- Admission to HACC does not guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program. You begin as a pre-clinical student and work closely with your advisor to prepare to apply to the clinical/core component.
- Download Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf, rev 7/3/14).
- View the Prezi presentation "Radiologic Technology: Take a Closer Look," then take the post-test.
- Research the questions from the Information Quest and take the post-test.
- Read "Becoming a Radiologic Technologist" by Jeremy Enfinger and take the post-test.
- Attend a mandatory pre-application session - in 2015 - Feb. 16, 9-10 am; Feb. 25, 3-4 pm; March 16, 5-6 pm; April 1, noon-1 pm (more information coming soon) for students preparing for clinical application in 2015.
- Fill out the clinical application for Spring 2016 (Survey Monkey). The link will be available Spring semester, 2015.
- If you have a criminal background, including a DUI, you may take advantage of the The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® Ethics Pre-Application Review.
Is the program accredited?
HACC's radiologic technologist
program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Can I advance my education in this field?
- This program leads directly to an occupation.
- Download La Roche College Bachelor of Arts Medical Imaging Degree Completion Program (agreement) (pdf, rev 4/14).
- Enroll in HACC's Computed Tomography and Mammography courses
- Enroll in HACC's Radiology Informatics/PACS Administrator program
What are the program goals?
Download Rad Tech Program Mission Statement, Goals, Learning Outcomes (pdf, rev 8/14).
- 5 year (2010-2014) program first attempt ARRT Credentialing Examination pass rate of graduates who take the exam within 6 months of graduation: 95.7% (90 out of 94 passed on the first attempt)
- 2014 program first attempt ARRT Credentialing Examination pass rate: 91% (21 out of 23 graduates passed on the first attempt)
- 5 year (2009-2013) program completion rate: 81% (99 graduated out of 122 students accepted)
- 2013 program completion rate: 72% (18 graduated out of 25 accepted students)
- 2014 program completion rate: 74% (23 graduated out of 31 accepted students)
- 5 year (2009-2013) program job placement rate within 12 months of graduation: 86% (67 out of 78 graduates who were actively seeking employment during the 12 months after graduation were employed)
- 2013 program job placement rate of students seeking employment within 12 months of graduation: 100% (13 out of 13 graduates who were actively seeking employment during the 12 months after graduation were employed)
How can I get more information?
- view Radiologic Technology - Take a Closer Look Prezi presentation.
- Download What Does it Take to Be a Successful HACC Rad Tech Student? (pdf).