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Health Professions: Radiologic Technology Program Overview

 

Program Overview

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General Information

  • RAD Program is two (2) years in length
  • Six (6) consecutive semesters including summers
  • Completion in less than two (2) years not optional
  • Full-time program
  • Daytime hours - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Begins in May of each year
  • Admissions conducted in January and February
  • Graduation in May
  • Students must purchase lead markers and uniforms for clinical

Degree Awarded

  • A.A.S. (Associates in Applied Science) Degree
  • Option to obtain A.S. (Associates in Science) Degree
  • Eight (8) additional courses required
  • Easy transfer to B.S.H.S. program at ODU through Articulation Agreement
  • Certificate Programs in Radiography also exist through Hospitals
  • Basic A.A.S. program is two years in length once students begin Radiography Courses
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for National Certification as a Radiographer through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Articulation Agreement with Old Dominion University for Transfer into the Bachelor of Science in

Health Sciences Program - Additional Courses Needed:

  • History - choose one from HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121 or 122
  • Humanities Elective - choose one from ART 201, 202, CST 130, 141, HUM 201, 202, 260, MUS 121 or 122
  • Humanities Elective - choose one from PHI 101, 102, 111, 226, or REL 230
  • Humanities Elective - choose one from ENG 125, 241, 242, 243, or 244
  • English 112
  • MTH 158 or equivalent
  • Lab Science Electives - choose 2 (8 credits total) from the ODU transfer guide

 

Program Accreditation

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology - JRCERT

  • Full (8) eight-year accreditation awarded in 2008
  • Graduates are qualified to apply to sit for the National ARRT Certification Exam

Certification

  • National Certification Exam
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT
  • Nationally recognized by all states
  • Credentials upon passing exam - R.T. (R)
  • Must be an R.T. to work in a hospital setting
  • Some states also require a license to practice Radiography
  • The State of Virginia requires a license to practice in non-hospital settings

TCC Program Graduate Pass Rate on Exam

  • Graduate Pass Rate on National Registry Exam 90 - 100 %
  • Graduation Rate 75 - 85 %
  • Graduate Employment Rates 60 - 75%
  • The number of positions in the field of radiology has declined significantly!
Approximate Starting Salaries for R.T. in Hospital Settings   (may be lower in clinical settings)

 

 

Full-time with full benefit package

  • $19.00 per hour plus shift differential
  • $39,500 annual

Flexi-pool without Benefits

  • $21.00 per hour plus shift differential
  • $44,000 annual

Temporary Agency

  • $19.00 - $25.00 per hour
  • $52,000 annual

Specialization Opportunities


Each has their own Certification Exams

  • Mammography
  • Computed Tomography
  • Quality Management
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Cardiac-Interventional Radiography
  • Vacsular-Interventional Radiography
  • Radiologist Assistant
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Sonography (Both a primary and post-primary track)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Both a primary and post-primary track)
  • Nuclear Medicine (Both a primary and post-primary track)