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 information session (complete information) HELD DURING THE SPRING for students preparing for clinical application in 2016. Information sessions are scheduled at the Lancaster Campus on Mon, Feb 15, 9-10 am; Tue, Mar 15, 5-6 pm; Mon, Apr 11, noon-1 pm; Mon, May 9, 3-4 pm; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org required.
- Complete the clinical application for Spring 2017 (Survey Monkey). The application deadline is May 12.
- 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).
What is the Program’s First Attempt Credentialing Examination Pass Rate? (graduates who take the exam within 6 months of graduation)
# of graduates that took exam within 6 months
# of graduates that passed on the 1st attempt
2010-2014 Five Year Total
What is the Program’s Completion Rate?
# of accepted students
# of graduates
2010-2014 Five Year Total
What is the Program's Employment Rate?
# of graduates actively
# of graduates employed within 12 months
2010-2014 Five Year Total
* Students who are “Not Actively Seeking” employment is defined as:
1. Graduates who fail to communicate with the program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
2. Graduates who are unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation OR
3. Graduates who are unwilling to accept employment die to salary or hours OR
4. Graduates who are on active military duty AND/OR
5. Graduates who are continuing their education
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).
Who can I contact for more information?
Radiologic Technology Program Office
HACC Lancaster Campus
East Building, Room 207
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602