72 Semester Credit Hours
An Associate of Applied Science Degree
Division of Allied Health
WHAT IS RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
Radiologic Technologists are those healthcare professionals who, primarily take x-rays and administer non-radioactive materials to patients for diagnostic purposes. Some radiologic technologists specialize in certain diagnostic imaging technologies, such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.
Radiologic Technologist prepares patients for exams, explains their x-ray procedure, and preps the patient for the radiologists. They must follow physician’s orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients and their co-workers from unnecessary exposure.
In addition, to preparing patients and operating equipment, radiologic technologists keep patient records and adjust and maintain equipment.
FIELD OF STUDY IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
Our program will prepare students for entry-level Radiologic Technology positions; with additional training students may gain certification in the following modalities:
- Nuclear Medicine
- Cat Scan (CT)
- MRI imaging
- Radiologist Assistant
- Radiology Management
- Radiology Education
Average Annual Starting Salaries: $35,000-$50,000
Wharton County Junior College Radiologic Technology Program prepares students for entry-level RT positions. The RT curriculum is a balance of general educational and technical courses as well as supervised clinical work at local hospitals. These courses provide the student with an opportunity for educational development as well as occupational competence during the 24-month program.
The program requires a large commitment of time on the part of the student. Primarily the student will be required to attend class or clinical practicum Monday-Friday from 8-5pm with some evening and weekend clinical assignments required. The student will not attend more than 40 hours per week.
Classes are only offered at the Wharton campus. Clinical rotations are completed at affiliate hospitals/clinics in the surrounding area including Sugar Land, Richmond, Bay City, Lake Jackson, Wharton, Victoria and Port Lavaca.
Graduates may be eligible to sit for the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and to apply for state licensure through the Texas Department of Health.
The program is accredited by:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606,
Program Effectiveness Data can be found at the above link and also on the Program Effectiveness Data Tab.
Enrollment is limited to 18 students per year beginning in the fall semester. Prospective students must apply and be accepted into the program. Application deadline is the last Thursday in May of each year. New applications will be available on-line October 1st of each year.