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.
This program is taught in a blended format combining online classes with in-person instruction.
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Learn to work Computerized Tomography (CT) Imaging equipment to capture images of your patients.
Protect patients by shielding exposed areas that do not need to be imaged.
Help position patients and the equipment in order to get the best possible image.
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:
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.
Radiologic technologists can work in a variety of settings, including:
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
Principles of Image Production
Radiographic Positioning I
Principles of Radiation and Radiation Biology
Clinical Practicum I
Radiographic Positioning II
Clinical Practicum II
Law and Ethics in Imaging
Radiographic Positioning III
Clinical Practicum III
Clinical Practicum IV
Introduction to Computed Tomography
Clinical Practicum V
Clinical Practicum VI
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.
Students can earn their radiography associate degree in as little as 25 months.
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.
Yes, financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
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.
Our classes are career-focused on the practical skills you need to be successful at your career. Get a well-rounded experience from in-class, lab and clinical hours as you work toward your degree.
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