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

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Program Completion:

A diploma 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

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.

  • Applicants must complete an application for admission
  • Applicants must provide a proof of High School Diploma, GED, college transcript or equivalent.
  • Applicants must complete and sign an enrollment agreement


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

Program Highlights:

Course Duration
20 months
Clock Hours

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 Registry Review

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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