Wor-Wic's radiologic technology program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review
Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. This associate of applied science
degree program is designed to prepare graduates for jobs as radiologic technologists.
Radiologic technologists use radiation to provide detailed images of the tissues,
organs, bones and vessels of the human body, producing quality diagnostic examinations
while providing essential patient care services. Radiologic technologists are employed
in hospitals, clinics, private offices, industry, civil service, public health facilities
and educational institutions. They can pursue careers in computed tomography, angiography,
ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance imaging,
mammography, cardiac catheterization, management or education.
Students enrolled in this program obtain clinical experiences at Peninsula Regional
Medical Center and Peninsula Imaging in Salisbury, as well as at Atlantic General
Hospital in Berlin and E.W. McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield. Individuals
who successfully complete the program can take a certification and licensure examination
in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
(ARRT). State certification as a medical radiation technologist is required for
employment in Maryland.
Wor-Wic also offers an opportunity for a hospital-trained registered radiologic
technologist to obtain an associate of applied science degree by successfully completing
35 credit hours of course work and a simulated ARRT examination.
Due to the limited number of spaces available in this program, selection
is on a competitive basis. Interested individuals must follow the
procedures in the Radiologic Technology Admission Information packet,
which is available in the radiologic technology department, in the
admissions office or on the college website. In order to be considered
for admission into the program that begins in the summer, prospective
students must complete the admission requirements by the second
Friday in May.
In order to graduate with an associate of applied science degree, students must
obtain a grade of "C" or better in all radiologic technology, biology and mathematics
courses. Students must also meet all clinical objectives and maintain current cardiopulmonary
resuscitation certification while enrolled in the program.
The mission of the Wor-Wic Community College Radiologic Technology program is to
present students with a comprehensive didactic and clinical educational experience.
The program will graduate students who function as competent entry-level radiographers,
providing optimal care to patients, while adhering to the quality standards established
by the profession.
Intended Learning Goals
Graduates of this program should be able to:
- Accurately position patients to produce diagnostic images;
- Select accurate exposure factors for imaging exams;
- Demonstrate proficiency during the performance of imaging exams;
- Modify the exam procedures for the trauma patient;
- Adapt the exam procedures for the pediatric patient;
- Modify imaging parameters during a multiple radiographic exam series;
- Critique the diagnostic quality of radiographs;
- Demonstrate radiation protection for the patient;
- Demonstrate radiation protection for themselves in the clinical environment;
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills; and
- Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
For additional information about the radiologic technology program, contact
Radiologic Technology Department Head.
Goals & Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes
- 1. Students will be clinically competent.
- Students will accurately position patients to produce diagnostic images.
- Students will select appropriate exposure technical factors for imaging exams.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency during performance of imaging exams.
- Students will practice radiation safety and apply radiation protection principles
- 2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skill proficiency
in a variety of patient care contexts.
- Students will modify the imaging procedures according to the diverse patient population and presented medical condition.
- Students will modify imaging procedures during a multiple radiographic exam series.
- Students will critique the diagnostic quality of radiographs.
- 3. Students will demonstrate adherence to the standards of written and verbal English communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
- 4. Students will demonstrate professionalism and ethical behavior.
- Students demonstrate professional growth and development during the Radiologic Technology program.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics.
Program Effectiveness Data
PER JRCERT STANDARD 5.3 "Makes available to the general public program effectiveness data (credentialing examination pass rate, job placement rate, and program completion rate) on an annual basis."
WWCC Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness Data
Program Completion Rate
WWCC Radiologic Technology Program Completion Rate Information
WWCC Radiologic Technology Program Outline
The Wor-Wic Community College Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program
has a full 8-year accreditation award from the JRCERT and the next review date is
planned for the first quarter of 2017. Wor-Wic Community College is accredited by
the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Wor-Wic Community College
Radiologic Technology program effectiveness data will be available on the JRCERT
and the Wor-Wic Community College websites.
The following includes the contact information for the JRCERT:
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Telephone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
For additional information about radiologic sciences and pursuing a career as a
radiologic technologist, please refer to the following professional websites:
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology