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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)

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Special Admission Requirements - Program Application Deadline: April 30 *

Official Title of Major: Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.
(Note: Program is currently pending MHEC approval.)

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 69 credit hours; seven terms (includes general education and prerequisite requirements).

Learn more about the Radiologic Technology Degree program

Purpose: Prepares students for employment as entry-level radiographers in hospitals, medical and specialty offices, imaging centers, clinics and other health care agencies. Trains graduates in radiographic positioning and procedures, medical imaging techniques, image processing and other X-ray related competency development areas. Prepares graduates for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination. Enrollment limited by availability of clinical sites. The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The maximum eight-year accreditation award was granted to the program in 2017 and is scheduled for a re-accreditation review process in February 2025. To learn more about the importance of JRCERT accreditation please click the following link: https://www.jrcert.org/about-accreditation/ . The curriculum contains a transfer option for students who elect to continue beyond the A.A.S. degree.

AACC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland.   If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the AACC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state.  If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, or if you need additional information regarding professional licensure, please contact the School of Health Sciences at 410-777-7310.

Range of Occupations

  • Radiographer (Registered Technologist)

Additional Program Requirements

All radiologic technology students must receive a minimum grade of C in each radiology course.

Special Conditions

Health Manpower Shortage: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments  section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.


Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.


*If application deadline falls on a weekend, then applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next business day.

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Entrance/Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

To view all entrance/admission details, please go to the Radiologic Technology Admission Requirements page.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening

This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see Health Sciences Criminal Background & Drug Screening.

Graduation Requirements

Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements  for college-wide graduation requirements.

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Radiologic Technology Course Sequence

All Radiologic Technology courses require a grade of C or better.


All six prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better with a minimum cumulative prerequisite GPA of 3.0 (no rounding) by the end of the spring term in which you are submitting your application.

English: 3 credits

Total credit hours: 20-24

Program Requirements

Total credit hours: 11

Total credit hours: 13

Total credit hours: 6

Second Year - Term 1

Total credit hours: 9

Total credit hours: 10

Diversity Requirement

Satisfied by SOC 111 .

Technology Requirement

Completion of the Radiologic Technology program satisfies the college’s Technology Requirement .

Wellness Requirement

Completion of the Radiologic Technology program satisfies the college’s Wellness Requirement .

Program Outcomes

Program Goal 1: Student will demonstrate clinical competence

Program Outcomes:

  • Students will apply proper positioning for all radiographic procedures performed.
  • Students will produce diagnostic images applying appropriate exposure parameters.
  • Students will follow appropriate radiation protective practices

Program Goal 2: Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills

Program Outcomes:

  • Students are able to adapt for patients in a Trauma 1 clinical setting
  • Students are able to adjust positioning skills and exposure parameters to meet patient needs and limitations.

Program Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills

Program Outcomes:

  •  Students exhibit effective oral and written communication skills in the clinical setting.
  •  Students exhibit effective oral and written communication skills in the didactic setting.

Program Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professionalism

Program Outcomes:

  • Students demonstrate a high level of professional conduct appropriate for an entry-level radiographer
  •  Students demonstrate willingness to work for the common good

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Outcomes:

  •  Program maintains a 75% retention rate.
  •  Graduates pass the ARRT certification examination on the first attempt
  •  Graduates actively seeking work have gained employment in radiologic technology within six months of graduation.
  •  Employers are satisfied with graduate performance as entry-level radiographers.
  •  Graduates are satisfied with the education received in preparing them as entry level radiographers


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