Radiologic Tech & Medical Imaging

Welcome to the Department of Radiologic Tech & Medical Imaging

Thank you for your interest in our degree programs in Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging.

The radiologic technologist uses radiation to produce images of various parts of the body, to aid in the detection of injury or disease. In recent years, the increasing complexity of radiologic procedures has made Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging a highly specialized and sophisticated science requiring competently trained personnel.

PROGRAM GOALS & STUDENTS' LEARNING OUTCOMES
GOAL 1: Graduates will be competent in clinical components of radiologic technology.
Outcome 1.1 Graduates will demonstrate strong positioning skills.
Outcome 1.2 Graduates will illustrate appropriate patient care while working with patients.
Outcome 1.3 Graduates will illustrate radiation protection while working with patients.
GOAL 2: Graduates will communicate effectively in the health care setting.
Outcome 2.1 Graduates will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
Outcome 2.2 Graduates will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
GOAL 3: Graduates will demonstrate skills in critical thinking and problem-solving.
Outcome 3.1 Graduates will evaluate radiographic images and determine proper course of action.
Outcome 3.2 Graduates will effectively plan, prepare for, and carry out requirements to be able to accommodate positioning for non-routine procedures.
GOAL 4: Graduates will enter the field of radiologic technology and practice with a high degree of ethics and professionalism.
Outcome 4.1 Graduates will demonstrate proper ethics and professionalism while working with patients.
Outcome 4.2 Graduates will possess and maintain a professional resume.
Outcome 4.3 Employers will be satisfied with the graduate's work ethics and professionalism.
GOAL 5: Program Effectiveness Measures:
Outcome 5.1 Graduates will pass the national certification examination on the first attempt.
Outcome 5.2 Graduates seeking employment will be working in the field within twelve months post-graduation.
Outcome 5.3 Students will complete the program.
Outcome 5.4 Graduates will be overall satisfied with their education in Radiologic Technology.
Outcome 5.5 Employers will be overall satisfied with the performance of the program's graduates.

City Tech's comprehensive program provides a student with the special knowledge and skills necessary to the practice of Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The radiologic technology program is one of the health career programs at New York City College of Technology. It is designed to provide the health team with a member who uses radiation to produce images which contribute to diagnosis of disease or injury. Graduates receive the AAS degree and are eligible for the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); and the program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The JRCERT office is located at:
    20 N. Wacker Drive
    Suite 2850
    Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Website: http://www.jrcert.org/
Phone 312-704-5300
Fax 312-704-5304

The graduate of the associate degree program is eligible to take the national examination administered by the  American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This examination satisfies the New York State licensure requirements. Candidates for examination must comply with the ARRT Standards of Ethics (https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Governing-Documents/Standards-of-Ethics.pdf). Prior conviction under the law may jeopardize eligibility for examination. Further information about this issue may be obtained by contacting the department.

Many radiologic technologists are members of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the professional organization. Benefits include continuing education and a job bank.  Technologists may also join their state society.

Graduates of the program are employed in major medical centers, imaging centers and medical offices throughout the metropolitan area and in many other locales. Many graduates pursue additional degrees or advanced specialty certifications such as mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and cardiovascular imaging. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the average starting salary for Radiologic Technologists is $61,540.