Are you looking for a fast-paced, versatile health care career? Do you have an aptitude for medicine and advanced technology? Our nationally accredited Radiologic Technology program will prepare you to work in a number of medical environments. Students will be exposed to a wide range of technology in our state-of-the-art labs, and diverse patient populations at 18 clinical sites. You’ll develop both computer radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) skills in clinical settings, as well as clinical competency skills in hospitals and imaging group practices that may specialize in orthopedics, fluoroscopy, trauma radiography and surgical procedures.
The Radiologic Technology program at AACC has a 100 percent first-time pass rate for the National American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam, as well as a 96 percent rate of employment for graduates within six months of completing the program.
AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in this area of study. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you the skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into agreements allowing this degree to transfer to select colleges. Where that is the case, it's noted with the degree below.
Anne Arundel Community College offers a two-year, seven-term Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Radiologic Technology. Students also are eligible to sit for the National American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam and to apply for Maryland Licensure. Graduates of the Radiology program also are eligible to take the noncredit, 40-hour didactic course in mammography.
If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
Our Radiologic Technology program prepares students for entry-level employment in hospitals, medical offices, imaging centers, clinics, urgent care centers, mobile settings and newly evolving careers such as radiologic industrial hygiene. As of 2013, the median salary for full-time radiographers was $62,000.
With additional education and clinical experience, registered radiographers can specialize in computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, sonography, and interventional radiography and quality management applications. Many of our students go on to earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees or certificates in other imaging modalities.
For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.
The AACC program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone 312-704-5300.