BECOME A RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST
Radiologic technologists use x-ray equipment to create images of the internal
body to diagnose injury and disease. Their services are performed at the request
and under the supervision of a physician.
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN RADIOLOGY
The Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year, 72-hour curriculum leading
to an Associate of Applied Science Degree that prepares students to assume the
role of a radiologic technologist, sometimes called rad tech or x-ray tech.
North Central Texas College offers an associate of applied science in
Radiology on the Gainesville campus. The NCTC radiology faculty members
are educationally qualified and come with a diversity of clinical
expertise. This allows for creative learning environments to train
competent, well-rounded, professional radiologic technologists with high
job market demand.
The Radiological Technology Program will accept a
maximum of 20 students each fall semester.
Radiology program is offered on the Gainesville campus of North Central
Texas College. Students attend classes on campus as well as clinical
training at area hospitals. Semester breaks adhere to the regular
college calendar. The curriculum consists of classroom lecture, skills
lab and clinical practicum components.
The Associate Degree Radiologic Technologist program provides classroom
instruction as well as supervised clinical experiences that assists students in
acquiring the knowledge and skills to function as beginning practitioners of
radiology technology. Clinical experience will be conducted at local area
After successful completion of
all program requirements, students may be qualified to take the national
certification examination administered by the American Registry of
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Those who pass the examination are
issued certificates which confer the right to use the title "Registered
Technologist" and its abbreviation "R.T. (ARRT)" after their names.
Additionally, graduates may be eligible for certification by the state
of Texas as a medical Radiologic Technologist.