Radiologic Technology

Program of Study

Radiologic Technology

Curriculum
Internship with Children’s Hospital, Direct to Work
Offered in the Classroom & 27% Online

About the Program

In this program, you will learn to perform diagnostic x-ray procedures and become a part of a dynamic healthcare profession. Entry-level wages are approximately $18 to $22 per hour.

The program may be completed in five or six semesters of coursework, to include classroom, laboratory, and clinical internship experience. Our program graduates will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Science, with additional options for certification in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),  or mammography.       

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Why Choose CCD

As the oldest and most well-established radiologic science program in the state, our program stands out because we offer our students clinical internships at leading Denver hospitals. There you will work directly with and be supervised by CCD clinical instructors. For the registered Radiologic Technologist, there are many future career paths. These include radiation therapy, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, interventional radiography, or radiologist assistant (RA).

The radiology program at CCD accepts transfer students from other programs on a case-by-case basis.

Students who are currently enrolled in a radiologic technology program (RTE) other than CCD, must be in good standing with that program. This is subject to prerequisite courses completed and transferred, as well as a successful background check and drug screen. This is also subject to clinical site availability. Only students from an accredited school, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and Joint Review Committee of Education of Radiologic Technologists (JRCERT), will be eligible for consideration.

Accreditation

The program has been held to high standards through the accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). This accreditation assures that you will be well prepared for future employment as a Radiologic Technologist as well as successful when taking the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) at the completion of the program.

JRCERT can be contacted at JRCERT.org and in writing or by phone at:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312.704.5300
mail@jrcert.org

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers 27 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Course & Program Fees

Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees. High-cost course fees are used to support the maintenance and development of the course labs and are embedded within your general tuition.

Course Fees

The fees listed here are estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions. The following courses have additional fees: 

Course Description Fee
RTE 101, RTE 111, RTE 121, RTE 122,
RTE 131, RTE 132, RTE 141, RTE 142,
RTE 181, RTE 182, RTE 183, RTE 221,
RTE 231, RTE 250, RTE 280, RTE 281,
RTE 282, RTE 284, RTE 289, RTE 291
High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)
RTE 181, RTE 280 Malpractice Insurance Non-EMT $8.50 (flat)
RTE 181, RTE 280, RTE 291 Clinical Site Rotation Tracking $36.50 (flat)
RTE 181 Lab Fee $50.00 (flat)
RTE 181, RTE 281 OSHA Training Fee $10.00 (flat)
RTE 181, RTE 182, RTE 183, RTE 280,
RTE 280-I, RTE 280-II, RTE 280-III, RTE 280-IV, RTE, 281, RTE 282, RTE 291
Dosimetry Badge $19.00 (flat)
RTE 181, RTE 281 Mask Fit Test $40.00 (flat)

Online Course Fees

A separate fee is used to absorb the cost of any lab kits needed for lab-based online courses. This fee eliminates the need for students to purchase lab kits separately.

Course Description Fee
RTE 257 High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

Special Scholarship for Rad Tech Students

Radiologic Technology students have a special opportunity to apply for the Michaela Rossi Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to help our hard-working students on their path to graduation, success in the field of radiography, and to instill the values that we hold firm: professionalism, ethical behavior, compassion, and the ability to ‘think outside the box” and lastly, learning to take a “joyful” approach in the care of your patients. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Internships & Service Learning Opportunities

This full-time program consists of academic courses and internships that are taken concurrently throughout 22 months. You will work with state-of-the-art equipment in our two energized x-ray labs, which includes mobile x-ray and fluoroscopy units, anthropomorphic phantoms, while utilizing the latest imaging technology. 

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

The radiologic technology program prepares you for entry-level positions as a radiographer in a variety of medical settings, including the hospital. After becoming a registered radiologic technologist, you can pursue advanced training in these medical imaging specialties.

  • Computed Tomography
  • Mammography
  • Radiation Therapy
  • MRI
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Cardiovascular Interventional
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Physician’ Assistant
  • PACS Administrator
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Education

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

Entry-level wages are approximately $18 to $22 per hour. The median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $58,440 in May 2017.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Outcomes

The mission of the radiologic sciences programs is to pledge to provide the healthcare community with ethical, competent and professional radiographers, which supports the mission of CCD.

  1. Students will exhibit clinical competence.
    • Students will model clinical competence through demonstration of positioning skills.
    • Students will apply appropriate technical factors.
    • Students will demonstrate the radiation safety principals of using ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable dose), utilizing time, distance and shielding.
  2. Students will be effective communicators.
    • Students will demonstrate effective, medically oriented communication skills through
      • oral presentations,
      • collaborative group work and
      • written projects.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Students will perform complex medical imaging procedures during trauma, surgical and portable rotations in the clinical setting.
    • Students will demonstrate proficiency in image analysis during film critique.
    • Students will demonstrate proper technical selection given multiple controlling and influencing factors.
  4. Students will exhibit professional growth and development.
    • Students will adhere to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Code of Ethics.
    • Students will participate in one professional development seminar.
    • Students will exhibit professionalism through dress, actions and communication.

Program Effectiveness for 5 Years

2013-2017 | Including 5-Year Average

The program completion data below is defined as the number of students who complete the radiologic technology program within 150 percent of the stated program length of 22 months. Students accepted into the program in fall semester but withdraw before census date are not included in this data.

Class of Program Completion Number of Initial Students / Graduates
2012 - 2014 74% 27 initial, 20 graduates
2013 - 2015 104% includes + 1 from re-entry 25 initial, 26 graduates
2014 - 2016 96% 23 initial, 22 graduates
2015 - 2017 100% 21 initial, 21 graduates
2016 -2018 83% 24 iniitial, 20 graduates
Five-Year Average 91% 120 initial, 109 graduates
Meets Benchmark of 75%
Class of ARRT Pass Rates on First Attempt within 6 months of Graduation 1st Attempt Pass/ Number of Graduates
2012 - 2014 95% 19/20
2013 - 2015 100% 26/26
2014 - 2016 100% 23/23
2015 - 2017 95% 19/20
2016 - 2018 84% 16/19*
Five - Year Average 95% 103/108
Meets Benchmark 85%         *1 graduate did not take exam

The job placement data for graduates of the radiologic technology program (RTE) is taken from a survey sent by CCD's Institutional Research and Planning to graduates six months after graduation. Some years* include a survey sent from the RTE program within 12 months of graduation. Students continuing education in a post-primary certification are not included unless they had obtained employment in radiology while continuing education. Only the respondents of the survey(s) are included in this data.

Class of Job Placement Number of Initial Students Seeking Employment
2012 - 2014 67% 6* out of 9 (+2 continuing education)
2013 - 2015 75% 6* out of 8 (+1 continuing education)
2014 - 2016 100% 19* out of 19 employed
2015 - 2017 100% 19* out of 19 employed
2016 - 2018 100% 18 out of 18 employed
Five-.Year Average 93% 68 out of 73 employed * respondents to surveys
Meets benchmark of 75%