The field of radiology is exciting and is often considered part science, part art. Science because of the basic scientific principals involved in obtaining the radiographic image; art because each patient and situation is unique and requires its own distinctive way of interaction. It is the variety in the work that makes radiology interesting.
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SCC’s Radiologic Technology program teaches the safe use of radiation to produce
images of the human body for diagnostic purposes. Students are educated in the
skills and knowledge required for critical thinking, problem-solving and
effective communication in the radiology field. Students also learn to practice
within the ethical, professional and legal boundaries required of this
profession. The didactic portion is comprised of classes on SCC’s Lincoln Campus
or online. The clinical component involves on-site education at pre-approved
hospitals and clinics in the student’s vicinity. Program graduates become
eligible to take the national examination of the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists and apply for state licensure.
Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution.
To prepare entry-level Radiologic Technologists committed to applying learned skills within the ethical, professional and legal boundaries of a diverse community.
Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes
The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Program data may be obtained by visiting the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology website.
The JRCERT can be contacted directly at:Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Radiology is a fast-growing profession. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 12 percent through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population grows older, there may be an increase in medical conditions, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, which require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses. Radiologic technologists will be needed to take the images.
Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $38,376.
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Important: Upon completing the program, students are eligible to take the national examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and apply for state licensure. If you have a felony or misdemeanor in your background, you may be ineligible to take the national registry. Individuals who have been convicted of, or plead guilty to a crime, may file a pre-application with the ARRT to obtain a ruling on the impact of their eligibility for examination (there is a fee for this). You can obtain information about the pre-application on the ARRT website at http//www.arrt.org/. Click on “Ethics” and “Pre-Application Process.”
The 24-month program is comprised of clinical and didactic courses. The program is offered via the Lincoln track (clinical performed in Lincoln; didactic courses offered in classroom) OR the distance track (clinical performed outside Lincoln; didactic courses offered Web-based).
Clinical - Students will use the knowledge learned in the didactic courses, along with skills acquired in lab, to give care to patients or clients at a hospital facility. Clinical rotations may include other hospitals, rural rotations, clinics and rehabilitation institutions. Students will gain experience in radiology, surgery and emergency care, interacting with a range of patients from ambulatory to critically ill to trauma.
The program has predetermined clinical sites throughout Nebraska and in several states. Students perform approximately 21-28 hours of clinical per week at a pre-approved hospital. Clinical hours are mainly daytime between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., however, there are some evening, weekends and overnight shifts.
To learn more about radiology as a career choice, go to “Careers in Radiologic Technology” on the American Society of Radiologic Technologists website. At the site, explore career pathways, discover important information about the field of radiology and listen to technologists discuss their jobs.