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Diagnostic Medical Imaging - Radiology

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Images with insight

If you’ve ever had an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI, you’ve seen a radiologic technologist at work. By properly positioning patients and operating advanced equipment, radiologic technologists capture diagnostic images that are used in virtually every area of medicine. ACC’s nationally accredited Radiology Program opens the door to a vast number of specialized careers. In addition to focused classroom instruction, students gain valuable career insight and experience through extensive clinical training in settings including a regional trauma center and a private outpatient practice. ACC’s program also helps prepare students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.

Students have the following degree and certificate options:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Radiology
  • Advanced Certificates
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - (Open to applicants with an ARRT certification in medical imaging or a related area.)
    • Cardiovascular Interventional Technology
    • Computed Tomography

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not already completed the ACC admissions process, please visit the Future Students page. At the financial aid page you can check your eligibility and submit an application.

This program has specific program requirements and prerequisite courses. Acceptance to ACC does not guarantee admission to this program.

What skills can I gain?

Associate degree students build a solid educational foundation with general academic subjects such as mathematics, science, and English, while receiving focused radiological training. Through extensive clinical experience, students develop expertise performing radiologic procedures and operating medical imaging equipment used throughout the field.

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Cardiovascular Interventinal Technology (CI), and Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate Programs are open to students who have earned American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification one of the following areas: Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, or Sonography. Students receive clinical and classroom instruction to help prepare for the ARRT advanced certification examinations.

How long will it take to get a degree or certification?

Full time students typically require at least two years to complete the associate of applied science degree, not including the program prerequisite requirements.

The MRI certificate program is a two semester program, fall and spring.

The CT certificate program is a one semester program, fall only.

The CI certificate program is a three semester program, fall, spring and summer.

Where can I work with this education?

The most common places of employment for radiologic technologists are hospitals, imaging centers, physician's offices, and clinics. Some technologists work with agencies on a traveling basis, filling in for absentees where needed.

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; (312) 704-5300;

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