Radiologic Technology Program, A.A.S.
Radiologic Technologists (Radiographers) are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. A well-planned education is vital to success. Radiographers are responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced. They work closely with radiologists, the physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury.
The Radiologic Technology Program at BCC offers students an opportunity to earn an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology. The program consists of two years of combined academic and clinical education, the equivalent of 21 calendar months. Clinical education is provided in cooperating hospitals. Upon completion of the academic and clinical competencies required for the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for certification and New York State licensure.
The program is designed for both students planning to enter the workforce immediately, and for those looking to enhance skills and transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor’s degree. A radiologic technologist may continue their education in areas such as sonography, nuclear medicine, cardiovascular-interventional procedures, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), position emission tomography (PET), Fusion Imaging (PET/CT), Department Administration, PACS Administrator, quality management, bone densitometry, Research, education, Registered Radiologist Assistant, Physician Assistant, and radiation therapy.
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