A Radiologic Technology associate degree will show you how to administer ionizing radiation.

Mission of the Radiologic Technology Program

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide a progressive academic and clinical educational environment by teaching students to become highly competent and qualified to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes while preparing them for the certification examination. You may find employment at hospitals, clinics and physician's offices, or you may work as a travel technologist. Our program can be completed in 24 months with our day classes.

The program does not require students to take pre-requisite courses before entering the radiologic technology program. The general education courses are included in the radiologic technology program's curriculum. The radiologic technology program accepts students four times a year. Also, our program requires over 1,400 hours of clinical education at various hospitals and healthcare facilities in the Lexington area.

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal: Students will be clinically competent.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will position the patient correctly.
  • Students will accurately place markers for visualization on the image receptor.
  • Students will utilize appropriate radiation protection practices.

Goal: Students will develop effective communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective verbal skills.
  • Students will demonstrate presentation skills.

Goal: Students will develop critical thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will analyze images.
  • Students will perform non-routine procedures.

Goal: Students will demonstrate professional development.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Students will know HIPAA requirements.
  • Students will produce diagnostic images on the first attempt.

Goal: Program effectiveness will be measured.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Graduates will successfully pass the ARRT Examination.
  • Enrolled students will graduate.
  • Graduates will obtain employment as radiographers.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with the program.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the program.

Program Effectiveness Data

Graduating Class Year Program Completion Rate First Attempt Credentialing Examination Pass Rate Job Placement Rate within 12 months
2015 53% (9/17) 89% (8/9) 100% (5/5)
2014 75% (6/8) 86% (6/7) 91% (10/11)
2013 70%(16/23) 100% (14/14) 100% (5/5)
2012 73% (16/22) 100% (17/17) 80% (12/15)
2011 76% (16/21) 88% (14/16) 100% (10/10)
Five Year Averages 69% (63/91) 94% (59/63) 91% (42/46)


The Radiologic Technology A.A.S. program at Spencerian College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300 - office

Program graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certificate examination. Upon successful completion of the certification examination, graduates are qualified for employment as entry-level radiographers in the healthcare delivery system.

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More Program Information

Class Title
Credit Hours
CCS110 College Success Strategies
CCS121* English I
CCS122* English II
CCS245 Career Development
CCS293* Personal Psychology
MED171 Medical Law & Ethics
MED172 Anatomy & Physiology I
MED173 Anatomy & Physiology II
MED176 Medical Terminology
MED211 Health & Safety Techniques
MTH151* College Mathematics
RAD100 Introduction to Radiography
RAD102 Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Topics I
RAD121 Radiographic Positioning I
RAD131 Radiographic Positioning II
RT122+** Radiographic Clinical I
RT132+** Radiographic Clinical II
RT133 Advanced Radiographic Positioning
RT141 Radiographic Imaging I
RT142+ Radiographic Clinical III
RT144 Patient Care and Education
RT251 Radiographic Imaging II
RT252+ Advanced Radiographic Clinical I
RT253 Radiation Physics
RT254 Radiation Protection & Biology
RT261 Radiographic Pathology
RT262+ Advanced Radiographic Clinical II
RT263 Advanced Topics & Current Trends in Imaging
RT271 Radiographic Image Critique
RT272+ Advanced Radiographic Clinical III
RT282+ Advanced Radiographic Clinical IV
RT283 Radiographic Registry Review
  Total Credit Hours

#Plus exam review and externship

*General education course

+The clinical requirement consists of 1200 hours for the RTA program. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position.

**Not required if LMR300 and LMR301 have been taken

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Lexington Campus
This program is offered at the following campus:
  • Lexington Campus


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