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Radiologic Technician Program

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.


The Program Effectiveness data displays our pride in students and graduates

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes listed elsewhere on this site, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Their address and website is: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300: www.jrcert.org. Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate, and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Radiologic Technology Department Chairperson.

The Radiologic Technology Program's 2012 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

Completion Rate: January 1 through December 31, 2012 (and 2008-2012):
This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program's completion rate for 2012 was 82.6%. Nineteen of the 23 students expected to complete the program in 2012 went on to complete it in that year. Of the 133 students that began the program in the classes that graduated from 2008-2012, one hundred ten completed the program within two years (82.7%).

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate: 2008 through 2012:
This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2008 through 2012 is 100%. All one hundred ten graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate: 2008 through 2012:
This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2008 through 2012 is 88.6%. Ninety Seven of the 110 graduates obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation.