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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 21-months of study.*

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 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.

21* Mo

Program Length

9%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

98.5

Credit Hours

165

Lab Hours

1600

Clinical Hours

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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?

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
*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

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.

*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 (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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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 - 20168 of 13 = 62%
Year 2 - 20176 of 9 = 67%
Year 3 - 20187 of 10 = 70%
Year 4 - 201911 of 13 = 85%
Year 5 - 20209 of 10 = 90%
Program 5-Year Average41 of 55 = 75%
  • 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 - 201610 of 10 = 100%
Year 2 - 20178 of 8 = 100%
Year 3 - 201810 of 10 = 100%
Year 4 - 201913 of 13 = 100%
Year 5 - 202010 of 10 = 100%
Program 5-Year Average51 of 51 = 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 = 202010 of 11 = 91%
Annual Completion Rate91%

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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Handbook