Radiologic technologists perform radiographic procedures under the auspices of a radiologist or medical specialist and produce radiographic images of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical abnormalities. They work in hospitals, clinics, private industry and physician offices, as well as staffing mobile X-ray units.
Harper College's Radiologic Technology program is a full-time, two-year limited-enrollment program that includes joint clinical and didactic training. The program provides classroom and clinical instruction in anatomy and physiology, patient care procedures, radiation physics, radiation protection, principles of imaging, medical terminology, positioning of patients, medical ethics, radiobiology and pathology.
Upon completion of the 24-month competency-based program, the students will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam to become a registered radiologic technologist. The graduate technologist can also apply for licensure with the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (IDNS).
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for entry into this profession. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Those who have completed the AAS program in Radiologic Technology or are Registered Radiologic Technologists are eligible to earn certificates in these areas:
Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Radiologic Technology degree/certificate programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Radiologic Technology Careers page.
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