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 21-months of study.*
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 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 Memphis 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.
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
*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 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rising demand for medical care should result in rising demand for scans and X-rays. As a result, job growth projections for radiologic technologists look strong.
- 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:
- Private practices
- Group practices
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 email@example.com; http://www.jrcert.org
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 - 2017||6 of 9 = 67%|
|Year 2 - 2018||7 of 10 = 70%|
|Year 3 - 2019||11 of 13 = 85%|
|Year 4 - 2020||9 of 10 = 90%|
|Year 5 - 2021||5 of 5 = 100%|
|Program 5-Year Average||38 of 47= 81%|
- 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 Rate||Number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12-months of graduation.|
|Year 1 - 2017||8 of 8 = 100%|
|Year 2 - 2018||10 of 10 = 100%|
|Year 3 - 2019||13 of 13 = 100%|
|Year 4 - 2020||10 of 10 = 100%|
|Year 5 - 2021||6 of 6 = 100%|
|Program 5-Year Average||47 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 Rate||Number graduated divided by number of students who started the program.|
|Year 1 = 2021||7 of 11 = 64%|
|Annual Completion Rate||64%|