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Radiologic Technology Program

This Research guide is designed for students in NCC's Radiologic Technology Program. Follow the tabs on the left to locate valuable resources for these courses.

        

Program Description

Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)  - The Radiologic Technology program is a two-year (i.e., four semesters and three summer sessions) program leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree. The curriculum combines liberal arts studies and technical courses with clinical education at affiliated hospitals. The Radiologic Technology student is trained to work under the supervision of a physician in the diagnostic applications of x-rays. Responsibilities of the Radiologic Technologist include positioning of patients, handling of complex equipment and utilizing radiation protection devices. In addition to these technical skills, the technologist's duties require him/her to attend to the physical and emotional needs of patients who are often acutely ill or seriously injured.

Program Goals

  • To provide a foundation for excellence by recruiting the most qualified applicants who possess motivation and a potential for success;
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to competently perform radiographic procedures as entry level practitioners upon graduation;
  • To provide clinical education experiences that are analogous with didactic instruction and the development of competent clinical practice skills;
  • To enhance student commitment to the highest ethical conduct by promoting the values of compassion, respect, and dignity in providing care to patients during diagnostic imaging procedures;
  • To facilitate the development of effective communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills relative to a successful profession as a radiologic technologist;
  • To encourage student motivation toward continued personal and professional growth.