The Radiologic Technologist is an allied health professional who combines patient care skills with an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and proficient utilization of medical imaging equipment. The technologist’s goal is to produce diagnostic images of the human body with minimum radiation exposure at a level of proficiency that will cause the least discomfort to the patient.
The Radiologic Technology Program is twenty-two months of full-time study. It includes classroom courses and extensive clinical laboratory experience in departments of radiology at participating clinical affiliates.
The program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-3182. Graduates may apply for the examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for national certification and subsequent licensure by each individual state.
The program has limited enrollment. A freshman class begins each Fall Semester at the Lee County campus. Clinical assignments are made at hospital affiliates in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. Applicants must have successfully completed (with a grade of "C" or better) the following courses, or their equivalents, prior to admission to the program: MAC 1105 (College Algebra) and BSC 1093C (Anatomy and Physiology I). Applicants will be selected through the admission process outlined on the Edison State College website:
Admitted students will need to submit a criminal background check and health report before the start of the program.
Students are required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average in each radiologic technology (RTE) course to progress in the program curriculum. Each core course must be taken in sequence. A minimum of 77 credit hours with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.
First Round, Application Deadline: March 31
Radiologic Technology Career Opportunities
- Diagnostic Technology
- Computed Tomography (CAT Scan) Tech
- MRI Technology
- Bone Densitometry
- Healthcare Administration
Radiologic Technology Graduates Typically Earn:
According to the latest survey from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists nationwide, the average annual salary for a new graduate is $41,612.
According to the Department of Labor, there are 3,000 national openings per year. Consistently, 90% of Edison State graduates from this program are locally placed. *
Continuing Toward A Bachelor’s Degree?
For information about bachelor’s degree opportunities at Edison State College, please contact the Edison State Baccalaureate and University Programs Division at (239) 489-9295.
The program prerequisites encompass the successful completion of the program acceptance process including program-level admission points, competition with all other applicants based on academic transcript evaluation, and affective skills demonstration. The admissions process requires satisfactory completion of a College-approved criminal history background check completed at the applicant’s expense. The clinical enrollment process requires satisfactory completion of an immunization and health report.
Students who have completed a hospital-based program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and are professionally certified as Registered Technologists by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may satisfy the career core requirements through successful completion of RTE 1951-Radiologic Technology Equivalency Assessment. Call the program office at (239) 489-9110 for further details.