Programs And Courses

Radiologic Technologist (X-ray)

Learn about our Radiologic Technologist Associate in Science Degree program.

COVID-19 Immunization Requirements of Clinical Facilities


The link to apply to the Radiologic Technology program spring clinical 2022 -  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RT_APP_2022.  Deadline to apply is May 1, 2021.  In response to the ongoing public health issues surrounding the coronavirus certain requirements and deadlines are subject to change. Contact the program director, Liz Sasser, ejsasser@hacc.edu, if you have questions.

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). 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)
  • Download the Radiologic Technology Student Handbook (pdf)
  • The Radiologic Technology Program follows the published college academic calendar

 

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 Range Letter Grade Quality Point 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 Range Letter Grade Quality Point 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?

  • Admission to HACC does not guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program.  Work closely with your advisor to prepare to apply to the clinical/core component.
  • Download Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications (pdf).
  • View the Prezi presentation "Radiologic Technology: Take a Closer Look," then take the post-test.
  • Take the PSB Heath Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE) – Download the information on the test
  • Research the questions from the Information Quest and take the post-test.  See Admission Criteria for specific information.
  • Read "Becoming a Radiologic Technologist" by Jeremy Enfinger and take the post-test.
  • Attend a mandatory pre-application information session held during spring semester via Zoom.   Email FROM YOUR HAWKMAIL (if you are a current student) your RSVP to tlburkho@hacc.edu. Provide your name, HACC ID, phone number and the date/time you plan to attend.  

    2021 Dates

    RSVP to tlburkho@hacc.edu FROM YOUR HAWKMAIL (if you are a current student)

    Provide your name, HACC ID, phone number and the date/time you plan to attend.

    You will receive Zoom information via email after you RSVP.
    April 21, 11 a.m.-noon
  • The link to apply to the Radiologic Technology program spring clinical 2022 will be here in spring 2021. Deadline to apply is May 1.
  • 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 Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). In 2019 the program was granted an award of 8 year accreditation.
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 https://www.jrcert.org/accreditation-information/accreditation-standards-2021/

The program effectiveness data can be found below on this page and on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) website at www.jrcert.org

 

Can I advance my education in this field?

  • This program leads directly to an occupation.
  • Enroll in HACC's Computed Tomography courses
  • Enroll in HACC's Radiology Informatics/PACS Administrator program
  • We have the following articulation agreements to continue for a bachelor's degree:

Bloomsburg University of PA:

Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus)
 
Siena Heights University Online: Radiologic Technology into Bachelor Degree Applied Science (ONLINE) (pdf)
 

 

What are the program goals?

What is the Program’s Effectiveness Data?

*  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 due 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

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