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Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Program

Memphis, TN

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Want to play a critical role in health care? Becoming a radiological technologist allows you to perform x-rays. Physicians use these images to diagnose injuries and illnesses, plan treatments and more. 


Perform the Tests that Help Doctors Treat Patients and Save Lives

  • Learn to perform X-rays in our JRCERT-accredited degree program.
  • Combines classroom study with a clinical practice experience to ensure you apply your skills in the real world. 
  • Complete your degree in as few as 20-months of study. 

Memphis Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program Overview

X-rays are an important part of diagnostic and preventive medicine. The specialists who operate this equipment are known as radiologic technologists—“rad techs” for short—and they make a difference in the lives of patients every single day. If you’re a detail-oriented person who loves working with both machines and people, becoming a rad tech could be the right path for you.

At Concorde Career College in Memphis, we offer an AAS degree in radiologic technology that equips you with the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical clinical skills you need to perform X-rays safely and accurately. You’ll also learn fundamental principles for recording results, and working effectively with patients—all in as few as 20-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 Memphis Campus admissions representative today.

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for radiologic and MRI technologists. 2022-2032 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm. Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

20

Months

6%

National Employment Demand (2022-2032)

98.5

Credit Hours

165

Lab Hours

1,600

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 I and II
  • Radiation Physics
  • Positioning I, II and III
  • Clinical I-IV
  • Radiation Biology Medical Ethics & Law
  • Radiological Theory

Program Mission Statement: 

The program provides and maintains a supportive learning environment and curriculum that prepares students 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

Demand for Radiologic Technologists

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. Radiologic techs may work at:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private Practices
  • Group Practices

6%

Projected national job demand for Radiologic Technologists from 2022-2032 

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Projection

Note: Concorde does not guarantee employment or subsequent salary.

Address and Hours

Memphis Campus

5100 Poplar Ave.
Suite 132
Memphis, Tennessee 38137

PH: (901) 881-2694
FX: (901) 761-3293

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 7 pm
Tuesday8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday8 am - 7 pm
Thursday8 am - 7 pm
Friday8 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment
SundayClosed

Holiday Hours of Operation

June 19, 2024 - Closed in recognition of Juneteenth

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.

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 - 20187 of 10 = 70%
Year 2 - 201911 of 13 = 85%
Year 3 - 20209 of 10 = 90%
Year 4 - 20215 of 5 = 100%
Year 5 - 20226 of 8 = 75%
Program 5-Year Average38 of 46= 82.6%
  • 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 - 201810 of 10 = 100%
Year 2 - 201913 of 13 = 100%
Year 3 - 202010 of 10 = 100%
Year 4 - 20216 of 6 = 100%
Year 5 - 20228 of 8 = 100%
Program 5-Year Average47 of 47 = 100%

 

  • Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 61%
Program Completion RateNumber graduated divided by number of students who started the program.
Year 1 = 20228 of 12 = 66.6%
Annual Completion Rate66.6%

Student Handbook

 

JRCERT: Accredited

The Radiologic Technology (Associate of Applied Science) program in Memphis, TN 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; https://www.jrcert.org

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  1. 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.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. 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.