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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic Technology (RT) involves the use of x-ray imaging equipment. Radiographers perform radiologic procedures to assist doctors in diagnosing disease or injury. They may work in hospitals, outpatient facilities, and medical doctor's offices. Other names for this position include radiologic technologist and X-ray Technologist.

What are the employment projections?

Radiological technicians and technologists continue to be in demand. Demand is expected to grow from approximately 6,000 radiographers to approximately 8,000 by 2015. Supply is expected to hover around the 6,000 mark for most of this period. Some of the demand growth is likely to be for various advanced radiologic specialties including computed tomography (CT scans), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and mammography.

Why is GRCC's Radiologic Technology Program for me?

It is for me because:

  • It is a high wage high demand healthcare career
  • It is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • It is an excellent, well respected program with excellent pass rates on the registry exam.

GRCC's RT program is:

  • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
  • A full-time two-year program that requires attendance for four semesters and three summer sessions.

After successfully completing this program, you will:

  • Earn an Associates in Applied Arts and Sciences degree with a concentration in Radiologic Technology.
  • Be eligible to complete the registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Be able to seek employment as a radiographer.

What is expected of Radiologic Technology students?

The RT curriculum is a demanding one. You must demonstrate that you are meeting the performance objectives for each course. You are expected to pay for you own textbooks, supplies, and uniforms. You must also provide your own transportation to and from clinical settings.

What are the benefits of attending GRCC?

The benefits of attending GRCC include:

  • Low-cost tuition
  • Small classes
  • Personal attention
  • Experienced and dedicated faculty
  • Opportunities for real-world experience
  • Clinical educational opportunities