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Radiologic Sciences

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Would you like to work with people in a medically-related job that’s different every day? How about a career that’s always in demand, pays well and has almost limitless specializations?

You may not know Radiologic Sciences by name, but if you’ve ever had an X-ray, you’ve met a radiologic technologist. They are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging exams and give radiation therapy treatments. RTs work in hospitals, medical centers, diagnostic imaging centers and doctors’ offices. Job prospects are excellent over the next few years.

Graduation from our associate degree program and successful completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam qualifies you to go right to work as a licensed radiologic technologist. You can also continue your education in other specialties.

Graduates of these Radiologic Sciences associate degree programs are eligible to take the national registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the exam leads to licensing by the Texas Department of Health as a certified medical radiologic technologist with the right to use the designation RT(R).

What You’ll Learn

As a part of your training in Radiologic Sciences, you’ll study scientific subjects such as anatomy, physics and radiation safety. You’ll learn computer skills specific to your career. You’ll also learn how to communicate with patients, solve problems and work with other members of the health care team.

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Because our comprehensive programs also includes clinical rotations in area hospitals and medical centers, you’ll have a hands-on opportunity to practice your patient care skills and technical knowledge. You’ll work side-by-side in radiology departments with doctors, nurses and experienced radiologic technologists.

Whether producing an X-ray to detect a broken bone or helping doctors with a complex procedure, RTs really make a difference in people’s lives.

Degrees or Certificates in Radiologic Sciences

Brookhaven College • El Centro College
 

Brookhaven College and El Centro College both offer associate degree programs in Radiologic Sciences. The programs differ significantly, so please look over the information for both to see which plan is the best fit for you.

Brookhaven College
Brookhaven’s associate degree program accepts 35 students per entering class. Radiologic Sciences classes are admitted every Spring semester (January) and graduate in December two years later. See detailed information about course requirements for the Radiologic Sciences Associate in Applied Sciences Degree - Brookhaven College. Get more information about Brookhaven College’s Radiologic Sciences program.

Both of these certificates are for graduates or students in their last semester of a radiography program or who are registered radiographers by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist licensed by the Texas Department of Health. After prerequisites are fulfilled, each of these certificates can be completed in three semesters.

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El Centro College
El Centro’s associate degree program accepts 25 students per entering class. Students are admitted every Fall semester (August) and graduate in July two years later. See detailed information about course requirements for the Radiologic Sciences Associate in Applied Sciences Degree - El Centro College. Get more information about El Centro College’s Radiologic Sciences program.