Back to Top
Health professional examining an x-ray.

Are you looking for a fast-paced, versatile health care career? Do you have an aptitude for medicine and advanced technology? Our nationally accredited Radiologic Technology program will prepare you to work in a number of medical environments. Students will be exposed to a wide range of technology in our state-of-the-art labs, and diverse patient populations at 18 clinical sites. You’ll develop both computer radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) skills in clinical settings, as well as clinical competency skills in hospitals and imaging group practices that may specialize in orthopedics, fluoroscopy, trauma radiography and surgical procedures.

The Radiologic Technology program at AACC has a 100 percent first-time pass rate for the National American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam, as well as a 96 percent rate of employment for graduates within six months of completing the program.

Career Degrees

AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree(s). The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. A list of active agreements may be found under Transfer Services on this website.

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

Anne Arundel Community College offers a two-year, seven-term Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Radiologic Technology. Students also are eligible to sit for the National American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam and to apply for Maryland Licensure. Graduates of the Radiology program also are eligible to take the noncredit, 40-hour didactic course in mammography.

Loading... in the AACC College Catalog.

University of Baltimore - Radiology Technician A.A.S.

Interested in Transfer?

If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.

Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

Loading... in the AACC College Catalog.

What could you do with a Radiologic Technology degree?

Our Radiologic Technology program prepares students for entry-level employment in hospitals, medical offices, imaging centers, clinics, urgent care centers, mobile settings and newly evolving careers such as radiologic industrial hygiene. As of 2013, the median salary for full-time radiographers was $62,000.

With additional education and clinical experience, registered radiographers can specialize in computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, sonography, and interventional radiography and quality management applications. Many of our students go on to earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees or certificates in other imaging modalities.

For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you. 

For further information on what you can do with a Radiologic Technology degree, visit the American Society of Radiologic Technologists website.

Program Effectiveness Data (per JRCERT)


The AACC program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone 312-704-5300.

Additional Resources

Mission Statement

The program supports the College mission by fostering excellence in learning, teaching, and providing an environment conducive to student success. Program faculty are dedicated to preparing graduates who are technically competent, demonstrate a judicious use of ionizing radiation, exhibit optimal patient care, and are prepared for their roles in diverse communities of interest.

Program Goals

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professionalism

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Anne Arundel Community College Radiologic Technology program, the student will be able to:

  • Apply proper positioning for all radiographic procedures performed.
  • Produce diagnostic images applying appropriate exposure parameters.
  • Follow appropriate radiation protective practices.
  • Adapt for patients in a Trauma 1 clinical setting.
  • Adjust positioning skills and exposure parameters to meet patient needs and limitations.
  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills in the clinical setting.
  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills in the didactic setting.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professional conduct appropriate for an entry-level radiographer.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work for the common good.