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Radiologic Technology students in lab instruction.

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.

Career Degrees

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.

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.

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What could you do with a Radiologic Technology degree?

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:

  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography
  • Sonography
  • Interventional radiography
  • Quality management applications

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.

Check out our 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. 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.

AACC Accreditation

AACC Radiologic Technology accredited program details

Radiologic Technology Program Facts

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.

Clinical Days
First Year

  • Fall and spring: 15-week terms; two clinical days for a total of 16 hours per week

Second Year

  • Summer: nine-week term; up to 30-32 hours per week
  • Fall and spring: 15-week terms; three clinical days for a total of 24 hours per week

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.

  • Clinical and Lab Uniforms
    The student will wear uniform tops and pants purchased from Flynn O’Hara. Three pairs of uniform scrub pants and three scrub tops are required. Scrub tops will be embroidered with the program logo. Students may purchase one uniform scrub jacket in white with the AACC school logo embroidered from Flynn O’Hara. Black, closed-toe and closed-heel professional shoes are required. Black socks, knee high stockings or full-length pantyhose/stockings are to be worn with the uniform pants. Students must wear a wristwatch capable of indicating time to the nearest second.

  • Radiation Badge (Dosimeter)
    Student must always wear the assigned radiation badge (dosimeter) while at their clinical and lab assignment. Clinical and lab dosimeters are provided by the program and processed through PL Medical.

  • Facial Hair
    Students must be clean shaven or have neatly trimmed facial hair (beard and/or mustache) to ensure the proper fit of an N95 mask if required by the clinical site.

  • Jewelry
    Jewelry is limited to a wedding band, a watch and a single set of stud-type earrings worn in the ear lobe only. Jewelry piercings in the cartilages or tragus of the ear may not be worn in clinic or in lab. No other visible pierced body adornments (including tongue rings) may be worn. Clear substitutions may not be worn in replacement of visible body adornments, including tongue piercings. Gages or gaging the earlobes or in the ears is not permitted. Bandages are not permitted to be worn on the ears or earlobes.

  • Hairstyles
    Hair must be tied back or pinned up, away from the face (including eyes) and off the collar. Hair coloration is limited to natural human hair colors. If a turban or scarf must be worn, it should be simple and match the uniform with prior approval.

  • Fingernails, Perfumes and Colognes
    Nails should be short and trimmed. Colored nail polish, French nail manicures and artificial nails or tips may not be worn. Use of cosmetics should be discrete and kept to a minimum. Perfume or cologne may not be used.

  • Tattoos
    All tattoos must be kept covered while on clinical rotations and in lab. Students are not permitted to wear bandages on the face, neck or ears to cover tattoos.

  • Left and Right Lead Markers
    Students must purchase two sets of right and left lead markers, rectangular red and blue with the student’s initials, to properly identify anatomical references on all radiographic exams.

  • Cell Phones
    Students may carry cell phones but they may NOT be turned on while working with patients. Students may only use cell phones in the event of an emergency or while they are on break or at lunch. Cell phones may never be used in restricted areas, may not be charged at a clinical site and may not be used as a calculator during class or in lab.

  • Smoking
    AACC and sponsored clinical sites are smoke-free campuses. Students are not permitted to smoke on campus or smoke in their uniforms.

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening

Drug and Alcohol Prohibitions

  • Pertaining to prescribed medications
    Upon admission to the Radiologic Technology program, students must disclose all medications on their health form. Any changes in health (physical, mental or emotional) and/or medication status require submission of a Health Status Update form.

  • Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Policy
    Any student testing positive for cannabis may not be accepted into a clinical rotation by Maryland hospitals or health care facilities (including veterinary facilities), regardless of a legally obtained identification card. Inability to complete the clinical/practicum components of the programs results in students being unable to complete course requirements and thus successfully complete the program.


Program and College Information

Radiologic Technology 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.

Radiologic Technology Goals and Outcomes

Goal 1: Demonstrate clinical competence


  • Apply proper positioning for all radiographic procedures performed.
  • Produce diagnostic images applying appropriate exposure parameters.
  • Follow appropriate radiation protective packages.

Goal 2: Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills


  • Adapt for patients in a Trauma 1 clinical setting.
  • Adjust positioning skills and exposure parameters to meet patient needs and limitations.

Goal 3: Demonstrate effective communication skills


  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills in the clinical setting.
  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills in the didactic setting.

Goal 4: Demonstrate professionalism


  • Demonstrate a high level of professional conduct appropriate for an entry-level radiographer.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work for the common good.

Radiologic Technology Program Information

Radiologic Technology Professional Liability and Insurance

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.