Radiographers, also known as x-ray or radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays, on patients. You will be trained to position patients, evaluate images for diagnostic quality, use appropriate radiation protection, apply appropriate technical skills and communicate effectively with patients. This 21 month program includes a 12 week summer clinical practicum. It is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. You would be eligible to take the national certification exam administered by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
- Estimated Length of Program: 2 years
- Credential Awarded: Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging
At Springfield Technical Community College, the Radiologic Technology Program's mission is to educate radiologic technology students in the knowledge and skills to become qualified, professional practitioners who provide quality service and care to the community. In addition to the education in radiologic technology, the program, in conjunction with Springfield Technical Community College, offers a base of liberal arts education courses designed to broaden intellectual perspectives, stress ethical and humane values and prepare students to be productive and responsible citizens who adequately respond to diverse populations with respect to age, social, cultural and economic conditions.
Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology program from Springfield Technical Community College, graduates will be awarded an Associate in Science degree (DMIR.AS) and will be eligible to apply for the Certifcation and Registration examinations administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
The College provides all didactic and laboratory classes. An energized x-ray unit, various phantoms (artificial body parts), and auxiliary equipment allow the student the development of psychomotor skills prior to patient exposure.
Upon successful completion of the requirements of the program, the degree of Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging will be awarded.