Programs And Courses

Radiologic Technologist (X-ray)

Learn about our Radiologic Technologist Associate in Science Degree program.

The link to apply to the Radiologic Technology program spring clinical 2021 will be here. Check back for link in early 2020.

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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 THE SPRING  SEMESTER.  These are all  held at LANCASTER CAMPUS (map and directions).  Rooms all TBDL: Email your RSVP to Provide your name, HACC ID, phone number and the date/time you plan to attend.
    • Monday, February 10, 2020 – 9-10am, Lanc East 225
    • Monday, February 24, 2020 – 1-2pm, Lanc East 318
    • Monday, March 16, 2020 - 5-6pm, Lanc East 213
    • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 11am-12pm. Lanc East 225
    • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – 4-5pm, Lanc East 225
  • The link to apply to the Radiologic Technology program spring clinical 2021 will be here - check back for link in early 2020.
  • 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
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

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


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 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

Percent passing





2015 26 25 96%
2016 25 24 96%
2017 17 17 100%
2018 19 19 100%

2014-2018 Five Year Total




What is the Program’s Completion Rate?

Class Year

# of accepted students

# of graduates






2014-2015 30 26 87%
2015-2016 30 25 83%
2016-2017 24 17 71%
2017-2018 25 20 80%

2014-2018 Five Year Total





What is the Program's Employment Rate?

Graduating Year

# of graduates actively seeking* employment

# of graduates employed within 12 months






2015 23 23 100%
2016 23 23 100%
2017 17 17 100%
2018 19 19 100%

2014-2018 Five Year Total


100 100%

*  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

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