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How to Become a Radiographer

Our Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology 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 along with critical thinking when performing their duties. Typically, 100% of students pass the ARRT licensure exam on their first attempt, and more than 90% of students are employed in full-time positions. Most of them take positions with Atrium Health upon graduation. Graduates will enter a job market that’s in high demand for radiographers!

Earn an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology

  • Learn advanced imaging techniques such as sonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT) and radiation therapy
  • Focuses on the technical education but also how to become a caring, competent and proficient radiographer
  • More than 1,150 hours of guided practice in various hospital and clinical settings across Atrium Health
  • Most of our graduating classes have a 100% pass rate on the national certification exam
  • The majority of graduates step into jobs at Atrium Health
  • Loan Forgiveness program available

Radiologic Technology - Admissions Guide

Radiologic Technology at Carolinas College of Health Sciences


This five-semester program includes 72 credit hours. Students will have a variety of radiography courses such as Applied Radiography, Imaging and Radiation Physics. This program also includes General Studies courses that fully prepare our students for success in their careers.

2024 Curriculum


Tuition and Fees

Carolinas College is consistently recognized by education researchers as a tremendous value when looking at lifetime earnings versus student debt. We work hard to keep our costs affordable and our tuition competitive with other institutions. For Tuition & Fee details, visit our Financial Aid page.

Loan Forgiveness

Atrium Health offers a loan agreement available to finance up to $10,000 for students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program. This loan defers payment on principal and interest, and if the graduate becomes employed full-time by an eligible Atrium Health facility, a work forgiveness option is available. Questions? Contact or 704-355-5486.

Application Requirements

  1. Application – Submit a complete application by the deadline.
  2. High School Transcripts – A minimum 2.5 weighted high school GPA is required.
  3. College Transcripts (if applicable) – A minimum 2.5 cumulative college GPA is required.
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Applying to the Radiologic Technology program 

Thank you for your interest in Carolinas College of Health Sciences. 

The Fall 2024 Radiologic Technology Application cycle has now closed, we are no longer processing applications for this term. The next start term for this program will be Fall 2025, please visit our website for information on when this cycle will open. 


Term Priority Deadline Start Date
Fall March 1 September


Nicole Cockerham, Radiologic Technology alumnus

Originally interested in becoming a nurse, Nicole decided that radiologic technology was ultimately the career for her. As a first step, she enrolled in the college's General Studies program and loved the experience.

"At Carolinas College, they know me by name," she says. Nicole earned her associate degree, and based on her performance, secured a spot in the Radiologic Technology program – her ultimate goal.

I know I'm going to get there. I'm determined that nothing is going to stop me."

Pre-Radiologic Technology Pathway

At Carolinas College, our Radiologic Technology program is extremely competitive. The Pre-Radiologic Technology track is a great way to complete the General Studies courses and then potentially earn guaranteed admission to the Radiologic Technology program depending on your academic performance. Think this is the right path for you? Check out our General Studies page for more info.

Information on Accreditation

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).

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program received an 8-year accreditation during its last site visit in 2015.

Accreditation Award - 8 years
Next Scheduled Review 2023

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Additional accreditation information can be found at

Clinical Education Sites 

Clinical Site Address Distance from Campus

Atrium Health-Carolinas Medical Center

  • Atrium Health-Morehead Medical Plaza (MMP)
  • Levine Children’s Hospital
  • CMC Orthopedics
  • Levine Cancer Institute
  • Children’s Specialty Center
1000 Blythe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
5.3 miles
Atrium Health - Mercy 2001 Vail Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28207
6.4 miles
Atrium Health - Pineville 10628 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
7.1 miles
Atrium Health - University City 8800 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28262
13 miles
Atrium Health - Myers Park 1350 S. Kings Drive
Charlotte, NC 28207
5.3 miles
Atrium Health - Steele Creek 13640 Steelecroft Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28278
6.7 miles
Atrium Health – Waxhaw, Freestanding Emergency Department
2700 Providence Road S. Waxhaw, NC 28173
23.6 miles
Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - Pineville 10660 Park Road Suite 3100
Charlotte, NC 28210
7.1 miles
Atrium Health MSKI Sports Medicine - Ballantyne 14214 Ballantyne Lake Rd. Suite 150B
Charlotte, NC 28277
10 miles
Atrium Health MSKI Sports Medicine - Randolph 3030 Randolph Rd, Suite 105B
Charlotte, NC 28207
6.7 miles
Atrium Health Urgent Care - Concord Mills 8815 Christenbury Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28211
17 miles
Atrium Health Urgent Care - Lemmond Farm  12016 Lemmond Farm Dr. #100
Charlotte, NC 28277
16 miles
OrthoCarolinas - Matthews 710 Park Center Dr. Matthews, NC 28105 15 miles
OrthoCarolinas - Pineville  9101 Pineville Matthews Rd. Suite D Pineville, NC 28134 17 miles
OrthoCarolinas - Ballantyne  15825 Ballantyne Medical Pl Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28227 14 miles

*Additional clinical sites are added based upon availability

Program Effectiveness Data

Find the most current program effectiveness data here.

Helpful Links

Student Catalog Academic Calendar Transcript Requests College Policies Radiologic Technology Program Guide

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