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Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program

Aurora, CO and Memphis, TN

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Becoming a radiological technologist allows you to perform x-rays. Physicians use these images to diagnose injuries and illnesses, plan treatments and more. 


As a Radiologic Technologist (RAD), you’ll perform diagnostic imaging exams, like X-rays to look for patient issues. The RAD works with physicians in hospitals, healthcare facilities, local medical centers, or imaging centers to:

  • Evaluate images & determine if more are needed
  • Maintain detailed patient records
  • Prepare patients for procedures
  • Operate equipment for images

Serve the health of your community through work you love

The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree program teaches students the technical skills needed to be successful in their jobs. Skills such as:

  • Vital sign checks
  • CPR
  • Medical terminology
  • Positioning patient's body & equipment
  • Anatomy & physiology

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Concorde can help you realize your career aspirations through an associate degree in the field of diagnostic health care, as a radiologic technologist. Reach out and learn about our classes and requirements today!

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for radiologic & MRI technologists 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
***Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

21* Mo

Program Length

9%**

National Employment Demand (2021-2031)

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?
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Curriculum

As a Radiologic Technologist, your daily tasks vary depending on the kind of environment in which you work. Concorde can prepare you comprehensively for successful entry into the field of radiology through comprehensive technical training.

Classroom-to-career Skills Training

Coursework emphasizes skills directly transferable to a real-world work setting, including the following focus areas:

  • Vital sign checks
  • CPR
  • Medical terminology
  • Positioning
  • Anatomy and physiology

Program Mission Statement: 

The program provides and maintains a supportive learning environment and curriculum that prepares for entry-level, diagnostic radiographer positions. 


Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes:

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competency.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will utilize proper positioning skills.
  • Students will obtain radiographs of acceptable diagnostic quality.
  • Students will exercise proper radiation protection. 

Goal 2: Students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will be able to modify standard procedures to accommodate non-routine patient conditions.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to critique images to determine diagnostic quality.

Goal 3: Students will apply effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will exercise effective written communication skills.

Program Effectiveness Data can also be found at www.jrcert.org

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300 - (Email) mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

 

Career Outlook

Rad tech jobs are projected to grow nationally over the next 10-years. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of an increase in breaks and fractures due to osteoporosis and other medical conditions unique to a growing aging population.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for occupational therapy assistants and aids 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

Where can a radiologic technologist work?

Radiologic technologists are in demand in a variety of job settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private practices
  • Group practices

 

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

The Radiologic Technology (Associate of Applied Science) program is accredited for 8 years by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312-704-5300 or mail@jrcert.org; http://www.jrcert.org

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FAQ

Radiologic Technology Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers.

6 Questions
The Radiologic Technologist program can be completed in as few as 21 months. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
Contact us to find out when the Radiologic Technology program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
According to BLS.gov, the Radiologic Technologist job field is projected to grow by 7 percent through 2029. As the health care industry grows to meet the needs of those with medical conditions correlating to an aging population, such as osteoporosis, the need for Radiologic Technologists is expected to rise.
Become a Radiologic Technologist to perform diagnostic imaging procedures, such as X-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and computed tomography (CT) scans. You will be responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that you produce a quality diagnostic image. Plus, work closely with radiologists to interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.