Radiologic technologists produce X-ray images of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical conditions. They prepare and position patients for radiographic examinations, protect patients from unnecessary radiation, utilize radiographic equipment and select appropriate radiographic technical factors for the examination being performed.
Characteristics of a successful radiologic technologist include but are not limited to; intrinsically motivated, confident, honest, dependable, a team player, flexible, adaptable, responsible and caring.
Essential functions necessary to perform the job skills required for radiologic technology include but are not limited to; manual dexterity, physical stamina, mechanical aptitude, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to read and understand physician orders. For more detailed information regarding performance standards, please see the program handbook.
The radiologic technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312.704.5300, FAX: 312.704.5304, email@example.com)
Length of Accreditation Award: 5 years
Upon successfully completing the program, students are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination. Successful completion of this examination allows program graduates to use the professional credentials RT(R), Registered Radiologic Technologist.
Additional steps are required for acceptance into this program beyond the standard MCC admission application. The program accepts a new cohort of students every spring that begins during the summer semester.Admission instructions
Students will be contacted in early March for program acceptance. Students accepted into the program will work directly with the program coordinator to determine the next steps. Students not accepted into the program should contact the Student Advising Department or the Health Science Institute to determine the next steps.
Individuals with a prior criminal offense record are encouraged to confirm their eligibility status to sit for the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam via an ethics review pre-application. Use the following link to access this resource on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) website.
You are strongly encouraged to go through a pre-application review if you've faced:
The radiologic technology program of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley will prepare students for competent entry level service in the healthcare community of diagnostic radiologic technology and create opportunities for graduate success in the profession of radiologic technology.
To be functional members of society and the healthcare community, the individual must demonstrate civic responsibility and self-confidence.
The educational program embraces the liberal arts, with comprehensive radiographic instruction and coordinated clinical training. These three disciplines of study comprise the three primary components of the radiologic technology program. These components aid the student in achieving the attributes required by the profession and the community which it serves.
Admission and successful completion of the program are determined by clearly defined objectives, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin or gender. Our goal is to graduate compassionate individuals who care to exercise their minds, giving thought to their daily professional responsibilities, as well as to the world in which they live.
The program will remain flexible to adjust to the changing needs of the profession and healthcare environment which it serves. Faculty will demonstrate, through their activities, the value of continued education and align the radiologic technology program such that its graduates can successfully matriculate to post graduate programs of radiologic technology.
Program graduates will:
Approximate Fees and Expenses (subject to change):
|Tuition||RATE A.A.S.: 76 credit hours|
$116 per credit hour
$228 per credit hour
$307 per credit hour
|Program Fees||RATE A.A.S.|
|CBC/FCSR/Drug Screen/Document Services||$116|
|Immunizations||Costs will vary|
|Trajecsys (one time fee)||$150|
Total Approximate Cost of the Radiologic Technology Program (In-District) A.A.S.: $9,882
The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.
The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
|Credentialing Examination Rate||Number passed on first attempt divided by number attempted
within 6 months of graduation
|Year 1 - 2016||15 of 19 - 79%|
|Year 2 - 2017||21 of 21 - 100%|
|Year 3 - 2018||20 of 20 - 100%|
|Year 4 - 2019||16 of 18 - 89%|
|Year 5 - 2020||18 of 21 - 86%|
|Program 5-Year Average||90 of 99 - 91%|
The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
|Job Placement Rate||Number employed divided by number actively seeking employment
within 12 months of graduation
|Year 1 - 2016||14 of 19 - 74%|
|Year 2 - 2017||18 of 18 - 100%|
|Year 3 - 2018||20 of 20 - 100%|
|Year 4 - 2019||17 of 17 - 100%|
|Year 5 - 2020||17 of 17 - 100%|
|Program 5-Year Average||86 of 91 - 95%|
The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 85%.
|Class of:||# of Students Eligible and Seeking Employment|
|Year 1 - 2020||21 of 21|
|Annual Completion Rate||100%|