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Radiologic Technology

A career as a radiologic technologist (RT) starts at Clarkson College, where students discover the art of providing diagnostic services to patients using high-tech imaging equipment. Upon completion of the program, RTs have opportunities for employment at hospitals, imaging facilities, urgent care clinics, private physician offices and many other health care facilities, in addition to other industries and civil service settings.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to sit for the national certification examination in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be a certified radiologic technologist, R.T.(R). Some states may also require licensure to practice.
Those students wishing to work toward their baccalaureate degree can choose to enter the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging (MI) program. With this dual degree option, students have the opportunity to work toward their Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree simultaneously. Those students who start the RT program with an Associate's degree can earn both an RT and an MI degree in two years.

Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions
Curriculum Plan

RT Program Mission

The Radiologic Technology (RT) program at Clarkson College is designed to provide a high-quality, diverse educational experience rich in both professional and general coursework. Students of the program will be prepared to enter the RT profession and to demonstrate good ethical judgment and compassion in the delivery of patient care. The RT students are expected to adhere to all professional and ethical standards set forth by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).


Clarkson College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182
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Program Effectiveness Report

**Note - Graduate follow up surveys are typically sent to graduates 6 months after graduation. Graduate surveys for the class graduating in August 2013 have not yet been sent so data from the classes of 2008-2012 are included when appropriate.


ARRT Credentialing Pass Rate - Rate 1

Program Completion Rate - Rate 2

Job Placement Rate - Rate 3

2013 93% (25/27) 90% (26/29) 100% (22/22)
2012 100% (26/26) 93% (26/28) 96% (25/26)
2011 90% (19/21) 75% (21/28) 100% (17/17)
2010 100% (25/25) 89% (25/28) 83% (19/23)
2009 100% (27/27) 93% (27/29) 93% (25/27)


ARRT Credentialing Pass Rate - Rate 1 Job Placement Rate - Rate 3
5 year average: 97% 5 year average: 94%


ARRT Credentialing Pass Rate (Rate 1) - Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt within six months of graduation.

Program Completion Rate (Rate 2) - Calculated by number of graduates divided by number of students starting the Program. This rate fluctuates based on # of students who withdraw for academic or personal reasons.

Job Placement Rate (Rate 3) actively seeking employment - Five-year average job placement of not less than 75 percent within twelve months of graduation.

Note - Many graduates of the Radiologic Technology program choose to further their education with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging, and, thus, do not seek employment immediately after completed their associates’ degree.

For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website at: www.jrcert.org


Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will have entry level radiography skills.

  • Students will utilize ALARA techniques.
  • Students will select proper technical factors.
  • Students will provide appropriate patient care.

Graduates will communicate effectively.

  • Students will use effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will use effective written communication skills.

Graduates will use critical thinking skills.

  • Students will evaluate image quality.
  • Students will use problem solving skills to customize exams to fit the needs of the patient.

Graduates will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.

  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Students will participate in continued education.


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