Radiographers provide patient services using imaging modalities at the request of physicians qualified to prescribe and/or perform radiologic procedures. A radiographer performs radiographic procedures, applies principles of radiation protection, evaluates radiographs for technical quality, exercises professional judgment and provides patient care. Radiographers can find employment in hospitals, clinics, private offices, industry and public health facilities.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in radiologic technology leads to a national certification and state licensure. The program offers students didactic and clinical experiences to learn skills of an entry-level radiographer. Radiology courses are taught at Jordan Health Sciences Bldg., Jordan Campus and clinical education occurs at local health care facilities. Students can complete General Education classes at any SLCC Campus location.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination in Radiography. The program requires four consecutive semesters and one summer term of full-time day commitment with an average weekly involvement of 35 hours. Clinical and academic involvement for students may never exceed 40 hours per week.