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What Do Radiologic Technologists Do?
Radiologic Technologists (also known as X-Ray Technologists), have completed special training to produce images of organs, limbs and other parts of the body that doctors then use to diagnose and determine treatment plans for disease and injuries. Careers in radiography have become more and more diverse as the field of radiology has evolved from the discovery of the x-ray to complex and sophisticated scanning methods like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). As the technology has expanded, there has been an increasing need for highly trained men and women to fill the varied positions available to radiologic technologists.
AWARD OF 8 YEARS
Center for Allied Health Education’s Radiography Program course of instruction follows the current Standards for an Accredited Education Program in Radiologic Sciences as published by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
The Radiography program at Center for Allied Health Education received an accreditation award of 8 years from JRCERT, which is the maximum accreditation length.
Graduates of the Radiography program are qualified to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Certification Exam and New York State Department of Health licensure. Pursuant to New York State Public Health Law, only licensed Radiologic Technologists may practice radiologic technology in New York State. A temporary permit to practice radiologic technology (pending an examination) is issued at the time of graduation. Graduates should take the licensing examination as soon as possible after graduating since the temporary permit expires after 180 days. Click here for licensure requirements for all other states.
Radiography program applicants who do not possess an associate degree or above will be required to apply to and be accepted into the Center’s affiliated college. Instructions on doing so will be provided to applicants during the admissions process.
Graduates who enter the program without a degree will be awarded an Associate’s degree from an affiliated college, as well as a certificate from Center for Allied Health Education. Radiography program students who enter the program having previously achieved an Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution will earn a Certificate of Completion from Center for Allied Health Education’s Radiography Program.
In order to graduate from the Radiography Program, a student must:
- Meet all academic requirements
- Meet all clinical requirements and attain all required competencies
- Meet all financial obligations
- Hold at minimum an associate’s degree
- Periodically review radiation monitoring reports
- Return radiation badge holder, swipe card, ID card, etc.
Students who have not fulfilled their graduation requirements have one (1) year from their originally scheduled graduation date to complete all missing graduation requirements.
A C average – an index (GPA) of 2.0 – is required for graduation.