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Radiologic Technology

caption:A patent receiving an x-ray by two radiologic technicians.

Coordinated Program Entry Office

This is a Coordinated Program Entry program (with limited seating). Students must complete a pre-registration screening process administered through the Coordinated Program Entry Office before being eligible to register for program courses.

A career in radiologic technology offers many opportunities for advancement in specialized imaging techniques. The rapid expansion of medical diagnostic imaging has greatly increased the diversity and utility of medical diagnosis. Radiologic technology is a healthcare profession for practitioners who work in hospitals, clinics, and free-standing imaging centers. A radiographer is a member of the healthcare team who works directly with the patient and the physician in performing a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional therapy procedures.

This program offers proficient knowledge in radiographic exposure, anatomy, patient positioning, the operation of specialized equipment, and the care and management of the patient, Through the low cost high quality education, the Radiologic Technology degree meets the American Registration of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) accreditation requirements through the NCACS-HLC institutional accreditation of Central New Mexico Community College.

Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the certification examination, which is administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Hospitals are the primary employer of radiologic technologists although national indicators predict that a greater number of new jobs will be in physician offices and clinics.