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Radiologic Technology

The Radiologic Technology program is part science and part art. Using state-of-the-art equipment, students learn to safely utilize X-rays to perform diagnostic imaging procedures. The growth for this high-demand career is expected to increase 28% this year.

Program Highlights

  • History of 100% pass rate on national certification exam
  • 80% of graduates step into a job at Atrium Health
  • 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
  • Learn advanced imaging techniques such as sonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT) and radiation therapy


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. For detailed curriculum info, download the viewbook below.

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Tuition and Fees

$382 per credit hour

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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.
  4. SAT or ACT Test Scores – A minimum 900 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT is required. The college utilizes only the critical reading and math portions when calculating the SAT score. Applicants with a baccalaureate degree may waive SAT/ACT scores or high school transcript.
  5. Beginning in 2021, all applicants will be required to shadow workers in a radiology department.
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Term Deadlines Decision Notification
Fall 2021 December 2020 Within 4-6 weeks of submitting a completed application

Nicole Cockerham, Radiologic Technology student

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

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 by clicking Goals and Outcomes above. Additional accreditation information can be found at

Non-Degree Courses

CTT 101: Computed Tomography 101 is a theory class designed for the ARRT registered Radiologic Technologist to advance their knowledge and skill within the modality of computed tomography. The didactic component of the class focuses on CT physics principles, CT equipment, CT-specific procedures, image acquisition, processing & reconstruction, image quality and cross-sectional anatomy. Patient safety concerns are addressed throughout the course as it relates to radiation safety, contrast issues and an overall emphasis on patient care. The class introduces students to advanced CT procedures, such as CT-guided biopsies, brain perfusions, and CT cardiac studies. The class briefly discusses the future advancements of CT technology.

CTT 102: Computed Tomography 102 is a practicum class designed for the ARRT registered Radiologic Technologist to advance their knowledge and skill within the modality of computed tomography. Clinical emphasis will continue to develop and demonstrate competency in the performance of CT procedures and patient care skills. Patient safety concerns are addressed throughout the class as it relates to radiation safety, contrast issues and an overall emphasis on patient care.

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The Mammography curriculum provides registered radiologic technologists who are in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) the didactic and clinical experience necessary to become registered mammographers. The online coursework in MAM 101 includes breast anatomy and physiology, patient education and preparation, mammographic procedures, interventional procedures, image analysis, mammographic instrumentation, physics, quality control and quality assurance. MAM 102 provides hands-on training with clinical rotation in mammography facilities.

Successful completion of both MAM 101 and MAM 102 signifies the individual has met the Mammography Quality Standards Act initial training requirements for mammography and is eligible to apply to take the ARRT post primary certification in Mammography.

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