Radiologic Technology is the science that deals with the use of X-rays for diagnostic purposes in medicine. Radiologic technologists work under the direction of radiologists or other physicians in hospitals, clinics, physician offices and specialized imaging centers. The radiologic technology program at Carolinas College:
- Is committed to go beyond the technical education and develop the total professional by graduating caring, competent, and proficient radiographers.
- Offers more than 1,350 hours of guided practice in various hospital and clinical settings.
- Introduces students to advanced imaging techniques such as sonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), and radiation therapy.
The radiologic program teaches students to safely utilize X-rays to perform diagnostic imaging procedures using state-of-the-art equipment. Radiographers use professional and ethical judgment and critical thinking when performing their duties.
- 100 percent of graduates have passed the national certification exam on the first attempt for 28 of the past 29 years.
- The recent graduating class achieved a group score on the national certification exam of 89, placing them in the top percentile nationally.
- Employment for radiologic technologists is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Graduates are awarded an associate of applied science degree and are eligible to take the National Registry Exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Additional information regarding program effectiveness can be found in the Program Information section of this page and accreditation information can be found at www.jrcert.org.
For more information on the Radiologic Technology program, visit the Carolinas College information portal.