Sep 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Radiologic Technology - A.A.S.


For more information on this program, contact the Health Sciences division at 615-230-3330.

The Radiologic Technology Program prepares students to become Radiologic Technologists (Radiographers). Radiographers work in a variety of Medical Imaging settings including hospitals, clinics, and physicians' offices. Medical Imaging represents the second largest Health Science profession in the nation.

The program has limited enrollment due to size restraints. Applicants must meet specific criteria to qualify for the program's annual selection process and interview in May. Selected participants begin the program in August. Not including general education courses, the program is five semesters of full-time study including an extensive clinical experience.

To be eligible for the selection process, students must successfully complete all required general education courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the courses and submit three program reference forms. For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees  section in the catalog, visit the Radiologic Technology Program web site, or contact the program faculty.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Students will demonstrate proper patient positioning.

  2. Students will properly determine technical factors to be used for radiographic procedures.

  3. Students will apply knowledge of anatomy to accurately demonstrate desired anatomical structures on a patient diagnostic procedure.

  4. Students will be able to evaluate radiographic images.

  5. Students will be able to exercise judgment in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.

  6. Students adapt appropriately to changing needs of patients.

  7. Students will demonstrate professionalism.

  8. Students will practice desirable customer service skills.

  9. Students will show compassion and concern towards the patient.

  10. Students present a professional appearance in the clinical setting.

  11. Upon completion of the radiography program our students / graduates will have successfully completed a number of goals and student learning outcomes.

  12. Students will demonstrate competency in the skills required of entry level radiologic technologists.

  13. Students will demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  14. Students will exhibit professionalism for the patients by delivering high quality care with concern and compassion.

  15. Students will establish effective communication skills.

  16. Students will use acceptable communication with patients and other professionals.

  17. Students will use effective oral and written communication. 

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (75)


Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website http://www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary for a Registered Radiographer Experienced Salary Median
Registered Radiologic Technologist $36,170 $50,020

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

Second Year - Summer Semester - Credits (2)