Radiologic Technology


The Radiologic Technology program teaches radiographic exposure, anatomy, patient positioning, and the operation of specialized equipment. Earn an Associate of Applied Science and pursue work as a Radiologic Technologist.

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Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Program Information

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, you 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.

Due to limited seating, Radiologic Technology requires you to complete a screening process before registering for classes in the program. Learn more about the screening criteria and deadlines from Coordinated Program Entry.

A Career in Demand 

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Just 24 hours after Aerial Valenzuela graduated from the Radiologic Technology program, she started working as a Radiologic Technologist at Duke City Urgent Care in Los Lunas, New Mexico. In this role, she takes and processes patient X-rays before sending them off to the doctor. Learn more about Aerial's success today. 

Related Information

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have a valid ARRT (R) certificate, you can receive credit for courses in the Radiologic Technology program by filling out the Credit for Prior Learning (Radiologic Technology) form.