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. You will be exposed to a wide range of technology in our state-of-the-art labs, and to diverse patient populations at 18 clinical sites. You will 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% first-time pass rate for the National American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam, as well as a 100% rate of employment for graduates within six months of completing the program.
AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. 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 on this website. You can also learn more about transferring from AACC to continue your education.
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.
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Our Radiologic Technology program prepares you 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 2020, the median salary for full-time radiographers was $52,000.
With additional education and clinical experience, registered radiographers can specialize in:
Many of our students also 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. For information on what you can do with a Radiologic Technology degree, visit the American Society of Radiologic Technologists' website.
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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. The maximum eight-year accreditation award was granted to the program in 2017 and is scheduled for a re-accreditation review process in February 2025. Learn more about the importance of JRCERT accreditation.
Radiologic Technology Grading Scale
A grade of C or better is required in all radiologic technology courses in order to progress to the next course sequence. The following grading system will be used for all radiologic technology courses:
93 - 100 = A
85 - 92.9 = B
75 - 84.9 = C
67 - 74.9 = D
Anything below a 67 is a grade of F. Grades are not rounded.
Clinical Site Information
Students in the Radiologic Technology program are responsible for transportation to the assigned clinical sites and for payment of parking passes, parking fees and toll fees. The program has more than 18 clinical sites in Glen Burnie, Millersville, Annapolis, Bowie, Baltimore city, Kent Island, Columbia and Owings Mills. Students will complete rotations in the operating room, orthopedics, emergency room, fluoroscopy, portable X-ray, outpatient and hospital. Students attend clinical sites from 7:50 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, all students are required to complete an evening rotation (1 to 9 p.m.) at University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore.
Radiologic Technology Dress Code Policy and General Requirements
The uniform policy is written based on policies and procedures from affiliated clinical sites as well as approval by the advisory board and program faculty. The student is expected to maintain a neat, professional appearance, and therefore uniform requirements are to be followed while at the clinical sites as a student in the AACC Radiologic Technology program.
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.
Goal 1: Demonstrate clinical competence
Goal 2: Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills
Goal 3: Demonstrate effective communication skills
Goal 4: Demonstrate professionalism
Liability (Malpractice) Insurance
A student is responsible for the student’s actions in contact with patients and others during clinical assignments. Students are covered by professional liability insurance through Anne Arundel Community College for acts or omissions committed within the scope of the students’ clinical assignment, including, but not limited to, negligence in patient care. Exceptions to insurance coverage may apply, such as an exception to coverage for intentional acts.
All incidents that occur during a clinical assignment that result in personal injury to patients, clinical affiliate personnel, or the student and/or property damage must be reported immediately to the clinical coordinator and program director as soon as practical. An incident report must be written to document what took place and a copy of the report must be submitted to the program director of Radiologic Technology. All incident reports are kept on file in the School of Health Sciences office and undergo review by the dean of Health Sciences. The dean must submit the incident report to the college’s risk manager.
Health and Accident Insurance
In the case of accidents or illness which occurs during clinical hours, the following policies will apply. If a student becomes ill or injured while on duty, he/she should report to the clinical instructor or designate. If injury is clinically related, an incident report should be filed and a copy should be sent to the program director. The student will be financially responsible for his/her treatment. In any case, if the student does not have any insurance coverage, any financial responsibility for treatment will be the student's responsibility. It is advisable to contact your health care and automobile insurance agent to inquire about health and accident insurance and premiums if you are not covered by spouse or parents.