Associate of Science
RAD Mission and Outcomes
This program provides training in the field of radiologic technology (X-ray). Radiologic technologists work in hospital, clinic or health center radiology departments. Students learn to produce images of body parts as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury.
Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to the program and applicants should have a successful record of achievement in high school algebra and science courses, including physics, or develop these skills prior to program admission. Students must also meet pre-program requirements, which include the successful completion of BIO 151 - General Biology 1 or BIO 110 - Introduction to Biological Science.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Radiologic Technologist Radiography (RTR)(R) certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) required for employment in this field.
This program is sponsored by the Community College of Allegheny County that is accredited by the Regional Accrediting Agency; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, phone 215.662.5606. Additionally, the program is recognized in good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155, phone 651.687.0048, www.arrt.org
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Function as a competent, technically proficient entry-level technologist who can apply and perform safe patient care radiation protection practices according to industry standards.
- Utilize safe methods to provide patients with minimized radiation dose levels during imaging procedures.
- Operate diagnostic imaging X-ray units to meet standardized protocols under the direction of radiologists.
- Exhibit professional characteristics required by the radiologic technology profession.