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Radiologic Technology

Program Overview

Radiologic technologists are key players in the healthcare field and make up a good portion of its workforce. They assist doctors in accurately diagnosing diseases and injuries by using medical imaging equipment such as an x-ray, MRI, and computed tomography (CT) to examine patients’ bodies and create accurate images. Radiologic technologists work together with other healthcare workers in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, medical imaging centers, surgical centers, and mobile imaging agencies to ensure a positive outcome for patients.

Our accredited Radiologic Technology program is an intensive, rigorous course of study with hands-on clinical experiences. Our experienced instructors will educate you in areas of anatomy, physiology, math, physics, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, and radiation protection. You will also get real-world exposure and experience in administering patient care. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Make it happen! Enroll in the Radiologic Technology program today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why GateWay Community College?

GateWay Community College is known in the community for its healthcare education and training excellence and is the only college in the Maricopa Community College to offer the Radiologic Technology program. Radiologic Technology, otherwise known as X-ray Technology, involves using sophisticated imaging equipment to photograph parts of the human body.

Mission Statement

The Radiologic Technology program will provide educational activities leading to the preparation of its graduates for employment as radiographers in the healthcare community. The program will offer continuing education opportunities to enhance and/or provide new skills for the qualified practitioner.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be able to perform examinations competently
  2. Students will communicate effectively
  3. Students will develop critical thinking skills
  4. Students will demonstrate professionalism

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Goal 1: Student will be able ot perform examinations competently
    • SLO 1: Students will demonstrate positioning
    • SLO 2: Students will apply radiation safety
  • Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively
    • SOL 3: Students will demonstrate oral communication skills
    • SLO 4: Students will use writing skills
  • Goal 3: Students will develop critical thinking skills
    • SLO5: Students will retain information by demonstrating recall
    • SLO6: Students will adjust positioning and procedure protocol in difficult and unusual clinical situations
    • SLO7: Students will determine corrective action to improve image quality 
  • Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professionalism
    • SLO8: Students will engage with other of differing opinions or personalities
    • SLO9: Students will demonstrate an intellectual curiosity and desire for continual learning 

Special Requirement

All students interested in any of our Healthcare programs will be required to attend an Information/Advising session, which will provide in-depth information and enrollment guidance.

Virtual Information Sessions

Radiologic Technology

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Radiologic Technology Program Admissions Structure

A maximum of 48 students are accepted each fall. Here is the admissions structure that is used by the Radiologic Technology Program:

Program Admissions Structure

  • 80% - General Program Queue

  • 15% - Clinical Partner Employee Pipeline*

  • 5% - Military Reserved Seating* 

*Refer to the “How to Apply & Enroll” section of the Radiologic Technology Program Information Packet for detailed information about these options.

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost Estimates*

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology: $ 9,875 – $13,440
Certificate of Completion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): $1,593
Certificate of Completion in Computed Tomography (CT): $1,679

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Continuing Education Courses

For more information about Computed Tomography (CT Scan) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), click on "Program Links" in the left menu or visit Healthcare Continuing Education.

Transferability

ARRT Advanced Placement:

The Radiologic Technology Program at GateWay Community College is not recognized by the ARRT as an Advanced Placement Program.  You’ll find educational programs that offer advanced placement opportunities on the ARRT’s list of recognized programs.  

Professional Curriculum Transfer Credits:

The Radiologic Technology Program at GateWay Community College does not accept transfer credit(s) for the required program core courses. 

After Graduation

Graduates may advance in their profession by seeking a bachelor's and/or master's degree in a related field. We currently have an articulation agreement with Northern Arizona University to help advance students seeking a bachelor's degree in Diagnostic Medical Imaging.

Radiologic Technology Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Visit www.jrcert.org for more information.

The continuing accreditation status of the program was considered at the August 29, 2018 meeting of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography (2014). The JRCERT awards: ACCREDITATION FOR A PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS.  

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300 | Fax: (312) 704-5304 | mail@jrcert.org | www.jrcert.org

Passing the ARRT exam and licensure by the Arizona State Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (MRTBE) is necessary for employment in AZ. Our students have reported an excellent pass-rate on this exam.

Additionally, GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.