What Makes Our Program Different
Radiologic Technology students at Clarkson College enter the workforce at starting salaries of up to $45,000 a year. That’s because they’ve completed a program that stands out by offering the best instruction, hands-on experience and overall educational value.
Clarkson College graduates have a 98 percent first-time pass rate on the national certification exam since 2006. This impressive result comes from exposure and flexibility of our experienced, creative and innovative faculty. Our students embrace their clinical work—conducted from among 18 different clinical sites—with confidence because they have already completed their coursework.
You will benefit from small class sizes and gain additional knowledge through involvement in the Radiologic Technology Student Association (RTSA) and the Lambda Nu National Honor Society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences. The Success Center at Clarkson College also offers free tutoring to help you develop further insight about your subject material.
The RT program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), giving Clarkson College graduates the confidence to excel when they build upon or begin their careers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work full-time and complete this program?
Most of our students tend to work part-time. The first year (three semesters) does not include a clinical component and provides more flexibility with family and work schedules. The second year does include clinical commitments.
How many clinical sites do I rotate through?
Clarkson College currently has 18 clinical site locations. You will rotate through two sites. The first rotation lasts 22 weeks and the second lasts 11 weeks.
Do you offer hands-on laboratory experiences prior to working with actual patients?
Clarkson College has an energized RT lab that allows you to practice and take images on phantoms.
Am I able to perform actual patient procedures during each clinical rotation, or is it more of an observational experience?
During both clinical experiences, you will perform actual hands-on procedures.
What type of degree would I receive upon completion of the program?
Upon completion of the RT program, you will graduate with an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology (RT). If wishing to work toward your Bachelor’s degree, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging (MI). You also have the opportunity to work on your Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees simultaneously with the dual RT/MI option.
Is the RT program accredited?
The Clarkson College RT program is accredited with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Clarkson College is also accredited by The Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Graduates from programs that do not have JRCERT accreditation may find their job opportunities limited in states where only graduates from a JRCERT-accredited program are hired.