Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic technologists, also called radiographers, produce X-ray images of all parts of the human body for diagnosis of medical problems. They are responsible for ensuring that the radiographs are of the highest quality by operating the equipment and positioning the patient carefully and accurately. Radiologic technologists often specialize in specific techniques, such as mammography, CT or MRI scanning. These specialties are sometimes learned on the job or may require additional education.
In this program, you’ll learn the skills necessary to be employed in a diagnostic radiology center and be prepared for continuing specialized education in other areas of diagnostic imaging. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to take the national registry examination administered by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Successful completion of the ARRT exam is required to be certified as a radiologic technologist practicing in radiography. Licensure to practice in the state of Ohio is approved by the Ohio Department of Health X-ray Control Program.
As a radiologic technologist, you may work in a hospital, clinic, physician’s office or urgent care center. You’ll work with patients of all ages and other members of the medical team.
The field of radiology is expanding and is being driven by state-of-the-art technologies. New imaging equipment and techniques keep the field interesting and diversified.
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Our radiologic technology courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to these university partnership programs:
The radiologic technology program at Lorain County Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the JRCERT as the national agency for the accreditation of programs in radiography. Accordingly, the JRCERT is responsible for all accreditation actions.
The radiologic technology program at Lorain County Community College was last evaluated by the JRCERT in 2017 and received the maximum eight-year accreditation from the JRCERT. The program is scheduled for JRCERT review in the fall of 2025.
Should a student have concerns about the Lorain County Community College radiologic technology program’s adherence to the Standards of the JRCERT, the student may report those concerns to the JRCERT at:
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182