Think about it. Images are captured on an MRI or X-ray machine, transmitted over a computer network to a physician’s office and accessed by a physician. How does this happen? Let us help you find out if this is YOUR interest.
Whether you are graduating from high school or working in the healthcare field, our Radiology Informatics Program will offer you the skills you need to excel in this field.
After completing your Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, you can search for jobs as a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) specialist or administrator. You may find work in a variety of environments, including:
This career may be the best choice if you:
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Our program prepares you to enter the field of medical imaging informatics as Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) Administrators. Our coursework teaches you:
In addition, you will:
Before you can complete the 40-hour shadowing experience, some facilities may require that you complete the following at your own expense:
By the time you graduate from our program, you should know how to:
After graduating from the program, you can take all five levels of certification exams through the PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association (PARCA). Also, if you have at least two years of previous experience in healthcare imaging or imaging informatics, you meet the educational and continuing education requirements for taking the American Board of Imaging Informatics Certification (ABII).
Yes! Although our program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce, there are transfer opportunities available. Our programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. Therefore, we encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.
Yes! Thanks to the HACC Foundation, scholarships are available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships to learn how you can apply.
We offer courses in the spring, summer and fall. To apply anytime, please submit your application online. Please include program code 3786 with your application to ensure you apply to the correct program.