The 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 and critical thinking when performing their duties.

Interesting Facts

  • 100 percent of graduates have passed the national certification exam on the first attempt for 33 of the past 34 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% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Program Overview

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 1,150 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 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.

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.

More Information

For more information on the Radiologic Technology program, visit the Carolinas College information portal.

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