Radiologic Technology

Get the training, knowledge and skills you need to deliver quality care to patients and become a certified radiologic technologist.

$26.23

Median Hourly Earnings

Radiologic Technologist
505 Annual Job Openings projected through 2022
All wage and employment data is specific to the region and
taken from EMSI June 2019. Your starting salary may vary.

The radiologic technology program accepts 16 new students each July and has a 100% first-attempt pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national credentialing exam. This program:

  • Provides students with extensive clinical training in local outpatient centers and hospitals. Students complete clinical rotations at the following facilities:
    • Atlantic General Hospital – Berlin, MD
    • McCready Health – Crisfield, MD
    • Peninsula Imaging – Salisbury, MD
    • Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates – Salisbury, MD
    • Peninsula Regional Medical Center – Salisbury, MD
  • Delivers classroom instruction giving students the knowledge and skills to function as competent, entry-level radiologic technologists.
    • Students practice clinical scenarios during classroom instruction.
    • Students practice patient care skills relevant to the clinical environment.
  • Includes an on campus energized x-ray laboratory for students to simulate positioning patients and take exposures in a practice setting.
    • Students take x-rays on phantom models in the x-ray laboratory.
    • Students evaluate x-rays for accurate positioning and demonstration of pertinent anatomy.
  • Prepares graduates to successfully pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.
    • An ARRT registry review is included in the radiologic technology curriculum.
    • Students complete practice ARRT simulated tests to prepare for the certification exam.
Interested in learning more about the radiologic technology program? Attending a prospective student meeting is an admission requirement for this program.    
 

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. 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.

Wor-Wic's radiologic technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2850, Chicago, Ill, 60606-3182; phone: 312-704-5300; fax: 301-704-5304; email: mail@jrcert.org; website: www.jrcert.org. The program has an eight-year accreditation award from the JRCERT and the next review date is planned for 2025. Program effectiveness data is available on the JRCERT and Wor-Wic websites.

Wor-Wic's radiologic technology program provides students with a comprehensive didactic, laboratory and clinical education that prepares graduates with the technical expertise for employment in the profession. Graduates of the radiologic technology program exhibit the professional and personal attributes that contribute to the delivery of quality care to patients in our community. The program supports the college’s vision by developing an exceptional workforce through excellence in education.

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Dr. Karie Solembrino, department head and professor of radiologic technology, discusses being both a student in Wor-Wic’s radiologic technology program and a professor.

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.

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.