Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology
In the Clarkson College Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology (RT) program, you will discover the art of using high-tech imaging equipment vital to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Our expert faculty and well-structured academic curriculum will prepare you to be a competent and compassionate certified radiographer.
The RT program encompasses an integrated plan of classroom-based radiology courses and closely supervised clinical practicums. To ensure your preparedness to practice in a real-life setting, you will first complete several general education and radiology-specific courses, including anatomy, medical terminology, radiographic exposure, patient positioning and medical image manipulation and evaluation. Early on in the RT program, you will also utilize our on-campus high-fidelity labs to familiarize yourself with the various computerized equipment and to conduct simulated exercises with classmates.
During your second year in the RT program, you will complete two clinical rotations that total 41 weeks of hands-on practice in real-world health care settings. Your clinical experiences will help develop your patient-care skills, as well as familiarize you with the most modern sophisticated equipment and all areas of diagnostic radiologic technology, including computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, radiation therapy.
Upon graduating with your RT degree, 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, you will be a certified radiologic technologist, R.T.(R).
Many Clarkson College students supplement their RT degree with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging to further increase their radiography career opportunities and salary earning potential in the field. Some students elect to pursue both degrees simultaneously, while others wait to begin the Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging program until after earning their RT degree.