Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology

Program Description

Radiology is the art and science of using radiation effectively to produce images of bones, organs, tissues, and vessels inside the human body. Diagnosis and treatment of a patient often depends on how precise and accurate these images are produced. In the Radiologic Technology Program, you will learn how to combine technology and science with caring for the needs of the patient in a health care environment. Besides working in the radiology department, you will also work in other areas including the emergency room, intensive care, surgery, and patient rooms.

You can choose to take the program via the Lincoln option or Online option. The Lincoln option includes clinical in Lincoln with courses offered in person. The Online option includes clinical at a pre-approved hospital outside Lincoln with courses offered online. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Exam and apply for state licensure.


As a radiologic technologist, you will work with patients and perform radiology exams. With additional education, you have the opportunity to receive training in CT, MRI, sonography, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for radiologic technologists is projected to grow 12 percent by 2026. You can be a radiologic technologist in one of these settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Outpatient Imaging Centers
  • Doctor’s Offices

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Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree
Locations: Lincoln, Online
Formats: In-Person / Online
Start: Fall
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$10,289.50 Associate of Applied Science

Radiology is an important aspect of healthcare in the diagnosis of disease and injury. A successful radiologic technologist is a people-person and reliable team member able to work in stressful situations. This hands-on career also utilizes your critical thinking skills.

START HERE: Please follow the steps on the Get Started Checklist (PDF) to complete the program application process.

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The Southeast Community College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Accreditation Status: Accredited
Length of Accreditation Award: 3 years
Current Accreditation Award Letter
Next Scheduled Review: 7/01/2026
Program effectiveness data may be obtained by visiting the JRCERT Website

Contact information for the JRCERT:
   20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
   Chicago IL 60606-3182
   Phone: 312-704-5300

Program Information

  • Program Mission (PDF)
  • Program Effectiveness (PDF)
  • Student Handbook (PDF)
  • Program Clinical Sites
    The program offers a Lincoln option and an Online option. The Lincoln option offers clinical at the 3 Lincoln hospitals with radiology courses offered face-to-face in a classroom on the Lincoln campus. The Online option offers clinical at a pre-approved hospital outside of Lincoln with radiology courses online. The program has several established clinical sites throughout the state of Nebraska and in various other states. To see if the program can be offered in your area, please contact the program director for approved clinical sites near your location.

Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

  • GOAL #1: Clinical Competency - Students will integrate ALARA principles in clinical practice.

    1. Students will analyze the exposure index values.
    2. Students will select the appropriate technical factors for radiographic exams.

    GOAL #2: Communication - Students will effectively communicate in the clinical area.

    1. Students will interact with patients to collect, comprehend and record patient history, as well as educate the patient about the procedure.
    2. Students will communicate effectively with Radiologists, radiographers, peers, instructors and other healthcare providers.

    GOAL #3: Critical Thinking - Students will effectively utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    1. Students will distinguish between a routine and difficult patient and utilize critical thinking/problem solving skills to perform radiographic examinations.
    2. Students will accurately evaluate images for diagnostic quality.

    GOAL #4: Professionalism - Students will demonstrate professional behaviors.

    1. Students will provide appropriate patient care.
    2. Students will exhibit values and ethical behaviors of a radiographer.

    GOAL #5: The program will monitor program effectiveness.

    1. The Program will document a 5-year, 85% minimum, Credentialing Exam pass rate on the first attempt.
    2. The Program will document a 5-year, 85% minimum, Credentialing Exam pass rate final average.
    3. The Program will document a 5-year, 85% minimum, Program Completion Rate.
    4. The Program will document a 5-year, 85% minimum, Placement Rate within six months of graduation.
    5. The Program will document a 5-year, 85% minimum, overall Graduate Satisfaction.
    6. The Program will document a 5-year, 85% minimum, overall Employer Satisfaction.

State Licensure or Certification Requirements

The Radiologic Technology Program is an accredited program and is recognized through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) who offers national certification in medical imaging. Students are eligible for the ARRT registry upon graduation from the program.

ARRT certification and registration does not mean a student can automatically work in their state. Some states require students obtain a state license for employment. Licensing laws very from state to state.

States where licensure or certification requirements are met by this program’s curriculum - Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Hawaii, and Oregon.

The following states have no licensure requirements – Alaska, Alabama, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

The program’s curriculum does not meet the licensure requirements set by the State of California and the program is not offered in the U.S. territories.

Currently, no determination has been made for the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia.

Students residing in these states may not enroll in this program until a determination has been made by the College that the program meets the state’s requirements. This information will be updated as the College makes additional determinations.

A student can check out their state’s requirements by accessing the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) sponsored website:

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution

Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution (NC-SARA) institution. As such, SCC is unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following areas at this time: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact