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Radiologic Technology AAS Degree

Radiologic Technology is an area of medicine that uses ionizing radiation to provide diagnostic images of a patient’s body under the supervision of a Radiologist. Radiologic technologists learn to position patients for x-ray exams, provide radiation safety for patients and others, and produce a quality diagnostic image.  The curriculum features a combination of didactic coursework, hands-on lab work, and supervised clinical experience providing a solid foundation in the field of Radiology services.  

The Radiologic Technology program provides the knowledge that will enable students to enter the workforce as entry-level technologists.The didactic and clinical learning experiences require approximately 40 hours of participation per week in the second year of the program. 

Educational facilities located within Schoolcraft College include state-of art classroom and clinical training resources designed to promote an exceptional educational experience. 

Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the student to take the national credential examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, A.R.R.T.  Satisfactory achievement of this examination qualifies the graduate to practice as a Registered Radiologic Technologist, R.T.(R).

Mission:

The mission of the Schoolcraft College Radiologic Technology program is to serve the community by providing an education setting where students will receive the essential foundation for a career in radiology science.  Graduates will exemplify qualities of excellence in patient care, professionalism, safety and ethical behavior thereby enhancing the healthcare experience of the patients we serve.  

Program Goals:

  • To prepare competent entry-level radiographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • Offer an educational experience that promotes effective communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and professionalism.
  • Provide an educational program that enhances career opportunities and encourages a desire for life-long learning.
  • Develop Radiographers that function as compassionate and competent part of the healthcare team and represent the commitment to excellence that Schoolcraft College strives to achieve.
  • Prepare students to take and pass the ARRT examination.

This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426/ admissions@schoolcraft.edu or the Advising Department at 734-462-4429 (option 4)/eadvise@schoolcraft.edu to complete an application.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements with a minimum of a 3.0 grade in each Radiology, Mathematics, Biology and Physics class will qualify for an associate in applied science degree.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection. 

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00283
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Sample Plan

Admission Prerequisites*: These courses must be completed prior to admission to the Radiologic Technology AAS program. Students must achieve a 3.0 or higher in RAD 100, RAD 105, Mathematics, Biology and Physics for acceptance.

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 13

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 13-14

Admission to Program Required for All RAD Courses Below**

First Year - Spring/Summer Session

RAD courses are 15 weeks.

Total Credits: 11

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 12

Second Year - Winter Semeste

Total Credits: 12

Second Year - Spring Session

RAD courses are 7 weeks.

Total Credits: 6

Program Total: 67-68 Credits

If a student is a current Registered Radiologic Technologist, R.T.(R) through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, A.R.R.T., they may be eligible to earn Prior Learning Credit for all listed RAD courses (39 credits) plus HIT 100 and mathematics.  The remaining credits must be earned at Schoolcraft College to obtain an AAS.  Please consult the Program Director for more information. 

***Students may also take the BIOL 237-238 Anatomy and Physiology course sequence, please meet with an advisor for recommendations.

Next Steps & Additional Links

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Student Handbook

Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.