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Radiography Program

Use and maintain diagnostic equipment with hands-on radiologic technologist training.

25
monthsincluding an off-campus externship
3
locationsLos Angeles, Ontario and Anaheim
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Radiologic technologist programs prepare graduates to diagnose and treat patients using diagnostic imaging examinations.

As a radiologic technologist–also known as an x-ray tech, radiographer or full-scope technologist–you’ll combine your knowledge of the human body with your technical skills to capture images of what's going on inside your patients' bodies.

Study human anatomy and work with complex equipment as you help support doctors and patients. Earn your radiography associate degree and prepare for a rewarding career.

Looking for the right radiologic technologist school near you? ACC’s program is available at our Los Angeles, Ontario and Anaheim campuses.

This program is taught in a blended format combining online classes with in-person instruction.

Program approved by the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB)

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In ACC's Radiography Program, You'll Learn to:

Learn Learn Operating Equipment

Operate Equipment

Learn to work Computerized Tomography (CT) Imaging equipment to capture images of your patients.

Learn about X-Ray Protection

Protect Patients from X-Rays

Protect patients by shielding exposed areas that do not need to be imaged.

Learn Body Positioning

Position Patients for Scans

Help position patients and the equipment in order to get the best possible image.

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Radiography Program Overview

ACC’s Radiography Program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in radiographic techniques, patient care and medical imaging technology. The curriculum is continuously updated to align with the latest advancements in radiology, ensuring that students are prepared to meet the demands of modern healthcare settings.

The goal of radiologic technologist school is to graduate professionals that enthusiastically display leadership responsibilities while providing competent care. ACC accomplishes this by:

  • Providing access to activities that foster community awareness while responding to the needs of the community
  • Ensuring that the standards required for accreditation for the College and the program are maintained
  • Supporting the community of radiologic technologists and healthcare professionals by providing opportunities for professional development

ACC helps program graduates earn their radiography associate degree and get ready to provide compassionate patient care.

From lectures to real-world experience, our ACC programs are designed with your career in mind.

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From lectures to labs, our ACC curriculum is designed with you in mind.
What does a radiologic technologist do?

Radiologic technologists are responsible for maintaining and operating the equipment that takes effective x-rays and other diagnostic imaging examinations. They work hands-on with patients to ensure that their doctors see what they need to see.

Here are some things a radiologic technologist does:

  • Prepare patients for examinations
  • Explain procedures and positions
  • Ensure that areas not being X-rayed are covered with protective shields
  • Perform X-rays
  • Operate, adjust, and maintain equipment1

1California Employment Development Department Detailed Guide, Radiologic Technologists and Technicians in California

Am I a good fit for the Radiography program?

If you love working with technical equipment and enjoy working directly with people, our Radiography program might be right for you.

Here are some of the top skills and attributes that make for a great radiologic technologist:

Active listening – A good radiologic technologist listens to their patients and understands their needs and concerns.

Communication – Because radiologic technologists work directly with patients, they must be able to communicate effectively with them, explaining the postures and procedures used during imaging.

Operations monitoring – Radiologic technologists should be able to monitor any relevant machinery, including watching gauges, dials or other indicators.

Customer and personal service – Radiologic technologists work directly with patients. Having good customer and personal service skills helps them provide better care.

Service orientation – A great radiologic technologist has a passion for helping patients and for providing the best care possible.

Where do radiologic technologists work?

Radiologic technologists can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Medical laboratories1

1California Employment Development Department Detailed Guide, Radiologic Technologists and Technicians in California

What will I learn in the Radiologic Technologist program?

ACC's Radiography program is designed to provide learning experiences that prepare our school's students for competent performance as a radiologic technologist. These include, but are not limited to: lecture, interactive and self-discovery activities, problem-based case presentations, small group discussions, mentoring, tactile/kinesthetic activities provided through laboratory experiences and clinical practicums.

What courses make up the Radiography program?

General Education Courses:

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Classes & Lab

Written Communications I

College Mathematics I

Introduction to Psychology

Core Radiography and Other Courses:

Introduction to Radiologic Sciences

Medical Terminology

Radiographic Physics

Principles of Image Production

Patient Care

Radiographic Positioning I

Principles of Radiation and Radiation Biology

Radiation Protection

Clinical Practicum I

Radiographic Positioning II

Digital Imaging

Clinical Practicum II

Law and Ethics in Imaging

Radiographic Positioning III

Clinical Practicum III

Clinical Practicum IV

Introduction to Computed Tomography

Clinical Practicum V

Cross-Sectional Anatomy

Pharmacology/Venipuncture

Clinical Practicum VI

Career Advantage

Radiology Seminar

American Career College provides comprehensive academic and clinical preparation for each student to have a successful result on the ARRT certification and registration exam.

 

For a complete description of coursework in these modules, please refer to the ACC Catalog.

How long is the Radiography program?

Students can earn their radiography associate degree in as little as 25 months.

How much does the Radiography program cost?

Our admissions advisors and financial aid advisors are here to support you. They can help you figure out the radiography school cost and help you explore financial aid options.

To learn more about ACC’s Radiography program cost, access our tuition info.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Will I get real-world radiography training?

Yes! ACC's Radiography program includes over 1,800 hours of clinicals which gives students the opportunity to demonstrate and reinforce the knowledge and skills they acquired learning hands-on throughout the training program.

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