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.

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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

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

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You're a Good Fit

As the baby-boom population grows older, there may be an increase in medical conditions which require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses. Radiologic technologists will be needed to take these images. You will be a successful radiologic technologist if you:

  • are interested in a hands-on career in the medical field
  • enjoy working with people from all walks of life
  • have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • like to see immediate results of your work
  • like science, anatomy and math
  • want an occupation with advancement opportunities


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. Recent SCC graduates report an average annual starting salary of $46,384. You can be a radiologic technologist in one of these settings:

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



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
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

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

States where licensure or certification requirements are not met by this program’s curriculum – California.

No determination has been made for any other State as to whether the program’s curriculum does or does not meet licensure or certification requirements. However, if a student from a State, not listed above, is interested in this program, State licensure will be investigated.

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