As a radiologic technologist - also known as an x-ray tech, radiographer or full-scope technologist - you combine your knowledge of the human body with your technical skills to capture pictures of what's going on inside your patients' bodies.
Study human anatomy and work with complex equipment as you help doctors see what's going on inside your patients' bodies.
This program is taught in a blended format combining online classes and in-person instruction.
Program approved by the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB)
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Learn to work Computerized Tomography (CT) Imaging equipment to capture images of your patients.
Protect the patient by shielding exposed areas that do not need to be imaged.
Help position the patient and the equipment in order to get the best possible image.
As a Radiologic Technologist, you are responsible for maintaining and operating the equipment that takes effective x-rays and other diagnostic imaging examinations. You will work hands-on with patients to make sure their doctors see what they need to see.
Here are some things you may do:
Radiologic technologists perform imaging examinations, such as X-rays, to help diagnose patients. Students in our radiography program will be trained to do the following:
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 is one with a passion for helping patients and for providing the best care possible.
Radiologic technologists can work in a variety of settings, including:
This 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.
Our school's goal is to graduate professionals that enthusiastically display leadership responsibilities while providing competent care. We accomplish 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 is maintained.
Supporting the community of radiologic technologists and health care professionals by providing opportunities for professional development.
Classes Equipment List
Cassettes for digital unit
CR digital reader
Mini C-arm unit
Phantoms: torso, chest, hand, elbow, foot, knee
Portable radiography unit
X-Ray unit: console, table with float top, tube/collimator, wall unit
For a complete description of coursework in these modules, please refer to the ACC Catalog.
Students can earn their degree to become a radiologic technologist 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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