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Radiologic Technology (Associate Degree Program)

Aurora, CO

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. 


Get a Clear View of Improving Patient Health

  • Develop your ability to perform diagnostic imaging exams like X-rays
  • Combines classroom study with a clinical practice experience to ensure you apply your skills in the real world.***
  • Earn your degree in as few as 21-months of study.*

Program Overview

As you earn your degree, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a radiologic technologist (RAD), performing diagnostic imaging exams to look for patient issues. The RAD works with physicians in hospitals, healthcare facilities, local medical centers, or imaging centers to capture images from X-rays and determine if more need to be taken. The RAD also keeps detailed patient records, prepares patients for procedures, and operates equipment for images.

With Concorde's radiology technologist program, you can earn an associate degree program that equips you to pursue a career as a radiologic technologist in as few as 21-months.*


Take the Next Step Now

Discover if training to become a radiologic technologist is right for you. Schedule a private in-person tour or virtual interview with an Aurora Campus admissions representative 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 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.
***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 (2020-2030)

98.5

Credit Hours

165

Lab Hours

1600

Clinical Hours

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Curriculum

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology(JRCERT). It combines general education, science courses and practical imaging skills. After graduation, you will be prepared to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)examination to become a Registered Technologist in Radiography, or RT(R).*

  • Patient Care in Radiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Image Production
  • Radiation Physics
  • Patient Positioning
  • Clinical I-IV
  • Radiation Biology Medical Ethics & Law
  • Radiological Theory
*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.

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 competently perform entry-level radiologic procedures.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will produce quality diagnostic images.
  • Students will exercise proper radiation protection.
  • Students will practice proper patient care.

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

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will be able to modify standard procedures to accommodate patient conditions.
  • Students will be able to adjust radiographic factors to produce optimal quality images.

Goal 3: Students will apply effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will communicate effectively with patients.
  • Students will exercise effective written communication skills.

Goal 4: Students will exhibit professional values.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will display professionalism.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of ethical behavior.

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

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.

9% National Job Growth projected from 2020-2030

*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

The Radiologic Technology 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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Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information . The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.

  • Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

 

Credentialing Examination Rate

Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6-months of graduation.

Year 1 - 201516 of 19 = 84%
Year 2 - 201616 of 16 = 100%
Year 3 - 201712 of 13 = 92%
Year 4 - 201816 of 18 = 89%
Year 5 - 201918 of 19 = 95%
Program 5-Year Average78 of 85 = 92%
  • Job Placement : The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve-months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
Job Placement RateNumber employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12-months of graduation.
Year 1 - 201517 of 19 = 89%
Year 2 - 201617 of 17 = 100%
Year 3 - 201713 of 13 = 100%
Year 4 - 201818 of 18 = 100%
Year 5 - 201919 of 19 = 100%
Program 5-Year Average83 of 85 = 98%

 

  • Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 80%.
Program Completion RateNumber graduated divided by number of students who started the program.
Year 1 = 201916 of 24 = 80%
Annual Completion Rate80%

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Student Learning Outcomes 

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