Programs And Courses

Radiologic Technologist



Radiologic Technologist

Learn about our Radiologic Technologist Associate in Science Degree program
Link to the 2018 clinical application on SurveyMonkey.

 

What does a radiologic technologist do?  

Radiologic technologists:

  • 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.

Learn more about the career - view Radiologic Technology - Take a Closer Look Prezi presentation.

 

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).

 

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.
  • 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. View clinical obligations. (pdf)

 

What is the program grading system?

Academic Didactic and Clinical Grading Policies

The didactic grading scale for the radiologic technology program is as follows:

                              Percentage                   Letter              Quality Point

                                       Range                       Grade                 Equivalent

                                    100-93                           A                          4.0

                                      92-83                           B                          3.0

                                       82-75                           C                          2.0

                                       74-70                           D                          1.0

                                       <69                              F                          0.0

 

The clinical grading scale for the radiologic technology program is as follows:

Percentage                   Letter              Quality Point

                                Range                       Grade                 Equivalent

                                    100-95                        A                          4.0

                                      94-90                        B                          3.0

                                       89-85                       C                          2.0

                                       84-75                       D                          1.0

                                       74 -0                        F                          0.0

At the end of each semester the Program Director reviews student grades. Students enrolled in the program are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to be considered in good standing and eligible to advance to the next semester.  Failure of a RADT course will result in withdrawal from the Radiologic Technology Program.

 

What are the program clinical admission criteria and how do I apply for clinicals?

 

Is the program accredited?

HACC's radiologic technologist program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org
A copy of the JRCERT standards are located in each of the program laboratories at the Lancaster Campus. Additionally the students may access the standards online http://www.jrcert.org/programs-faculty/jrcert-standards/

 

Can I advance my education in this field?

Bloomsburg University of PA:

Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)
 
Central Penn College: Radiologic Technology (pdf)
 
La Roche College: Radiologic Technology into Medical Imaging BA (pdf)
 
Siena Heights University Online: Radiologic Technology into Bachelor Degree Applied Science (ONLINE) (pdf)
 
Widener University: Radiologic Technology College based into Allied Health (pdf)

 

 

What are the program goals?

What is the Program’s First Attempt Credentialing  Examination Pass Rate? (graduates  who take the exam within 6 months of graduation)

Calendar
        Year

# of graduates that took exam within 6 months

# of graduates that passed on the 1st attempt

Percent passing

2011

16

15

94%

2012

18

18

100%

2013

18

17

94%

2014

23

19

83%

2015 26 25 96%

2011-2015 Five Year Total

101

94

93%



What is the Program’s Completion Rate?

Class Year

# of accepted students

# of graduates

Percent

2010-2011

26

23

88%

2011-2012

24

16

67%

2012-2013

25

18

72%

2013-2014

31

23

74%

2014-2015 30 26 87%

2011-2015 Five Year Total

136

106

78%


 

What is the Program's Employment Rate?

Graduating Year

# of graduates actively
        seeking* employment

# of graduates employed within 12 months

Percent

2011

22

19

86%

2012

12

11

92%

2013

14

13

93%

2014

18

18

100%

2015 23 23 100%

2010-2014 Five Year Total

89

84

94%


*  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?

 

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact an Admissions Counselor, by phone at 800-ABC-HACC, or by email at start@hacc.edu


Radiologic Technology Program Office
HACC Lancaster Campus
East Building, Room 207
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-358-2837