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Programs And Courses

Radiologic Technologist



Radiologic Technologist

Learn about our Radiologic Technologist Associate in Science Degree program

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. 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.
     

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

  • 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 HELD DURING THE SPRING  for students preparing for clinical application in 2017. CHECK BACK in early 2017.
  • Complete the clinical application for Spring 2018 (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 (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org


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 25 25 100%

2011-2015 Five Year Total

100

94

94%



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

2010

11

10

91%

2011

22

19

86%

2012

12

11

92%

2013

14

13

93%

2014

18

18

100%

2010-2014 Five Year Total

77

71

92%


*  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