Radiologic Technologist

Become a Radiologic Technologist (Rad Tech) and control your career by opting for the U.S.'s most in-demand health care career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an expected increase of 9% is anticipated from 2018 to 2028.

Radiologic Technologist

The radiologic technology is a diagnostic modality used for medical imaging procedures. A radiologic technologist, also known as a radiographer or x-ray tech, performs diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x-rays, on patients. It is a powerful tool that can offer a wealth of information about the human body. This program prepares individuals to provide medical imaging services to patients. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiologic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management. Radiologic technologists are responsible for handling infectious and radioactive materials, and ensuring that safety measures meet government regulations. They may oversee radiologic staff, assigning duties and supervising the work, and help the facility’s in various administration related activities. Radiologic technologists and technicians work in hospitals, doctor’s offices or clinics and laboratories.

Program Objectives

  • Learn the components of the radiology system hardware
  • Learn safety and radiation protection mechanism
  • Learn the mechanism by which x-ray signal is produced and detected
  • Learn image acquisition and technical evaluation using radiology system
  • Learn equipment operation and quality assurance techniques
  • Learn to apply the principle of pulse sequences for appropriate clinical application
  • Learn imaging procedures for head, spine, pelvis, thorax, abdomen, and extremity
  • Learn to identify the tissue parameters that affect tissue contrast
  • Learn patient care & safety including patient interactions and management
  • Learn the basics on how to maintain radiology system hardware and quality control techniques

More Information

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Program Completion:

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students who will successfully complete all required courses as per college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and fulfill their financial obligation towards the college.

To become eligible to challenge national certification exam in Radiology through ARRT, students have to complete the following requirements:

  • Complete Stellar Career College’s ARRT-recognized educational program in Radiology.
  • Must demonstrate competency in formal classroom education (didactic coursework), and program’s clinical requirements.
  • Complete an associate (or higher) degree, in any subject, from an educational institution accredited by an agency ARRT recognizes. You may earn the degree at any time—before, after, or while you complete an educational program in your discipline.
  • ARRT enforces high standards of ethics and professional conduct. Students must comply with everything in the ARRT Standards of Ethics, including the Rules of Ethics. You must notify ARRT of any ethics violations within 30 calendar days of their occurrence, Applicants who don’t follow these rules might become ineligible. Several types of misconduct, charges, and convictions may violate ARRT’s Rules of Ethics. For further details on this matter, please refer to ARRT’s handbook that is available at www.arrt.org

Admission Requirements:

Applicants may enroll on any school day. At the time of enrollment the applicant will be informed of the next start date. Applicants are accepted on the basis of personal interview, testing, and suitability for the required training program. A high school diploma, General Education Diploma, or High School Proficiency are not required for entrance into a program; however, obtaining one is strongly encouraged. Title IV recipients must have a high school diploma or GED. An applicant must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in California.

REGISTRATION
  • Applicants must complete an application for admission
  • Applicants should schedule an appointment for an application interview
  • Applicants must complete a nationally recognized basic skills assessment or have a High School diploma.
  • Applicants must complete and sign an enrollment agreement

Entrance Assessment

Applicants who do not have a high school diploma or GED must take a nationally recognized entrance assessment, which may include the following: ‘Wonderlic Quantitative Skills’, ‘Wonderlic Basic Skills’, and ‘Wonderlic Personnel’. A minimum score of 200 Verbal and 210 Quantitative must be achieved to enroll in any program. An applicant should consult with a school advisor to be appropriately placed in a program. Title IV recipients must have a high school diploma or GED.

Additional Requirements

Applicants who don’t have at least 30 college credits will have to take and pass a free placement test of Stellar Career College to qualify for the admission into MRI, Radiology, DMS, NICVS, or Surgical program. Placement test can be taken online or at the College campus by appointment.

Accreditation:

Stellar Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, telephone 703-247-4212. ACCSC is a US Department of Education approved accrediting Agency.

IBHE Approval:

Stellar Career College, Chicago, Illinois location is approved by the “Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education”. For more information on IBHE approval, you may contact the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Private Business and Vocational Schools at 1 N. Old State Capital Plaza Suite 333 Springfield, IL 62701-1404 phone number (217) 782-2551 or www.ibhe.org

Program Highlights:

Course Duration
18 months
Clock Hours
1720

Program Format:

The College will offer this program in on-ground format as well as in hybrid format in which students can take up to 45% of the courses using online delivery method.

Program Curriculum:

BIO101 Basic Medical Terminology


BIO 102 Human Anatomy and Physiology I


BIO103 Fundamentals of Pharmacology


BIO 104 Healthcare Laws and Ethics


BIO 105 Patient Care in Imaging


BIO 106 Human Anatomy and Physiology II


BIO 107 Imaging Pathology


RAD 111 Radiologic Procedures I


RAD 112 Radiation Physics and Radiobiology I


RAD 113 Radiation Protection I


RAD 114 Radiologic Image Production I


RAD 115 Radiologic Procedures II


RAD 116 Radiation Physics and Radiobiology II


RAD 117 Radiation Protection II


RAD 118 Radiologic Image Production II


RAD 121 Externship I


RAD 122 Externship II

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