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Radiologic Technology (510907)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


Mission Statement

The Florence-Darlington Technical College Program of Radiologic Technology is a two year Associate of Science Degree program designed to provide entry-level Radiographers capable of delivering quality health care through a competency based clinical and didactic education. The education provided to the students will develop communication and critical thinking skills while instilling the need for a commitment to life-long learning.

Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology program, students are awarded an AAS (Associate in Applied Science degree) and are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification exam.


The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology (JRCERT)

20 North Wacker Drive Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606 312.704.5300 email:

Maintenance of Accreditation for a Period of Eight Years, next review scheduled for Fourth Quarter of 2024.

In the Real World

What does a Radiographer do?

Radiographers use radiation equipment to produce images of the tissue, organs, bones, and vessels of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiographers use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to perform medical imaging procedures. They must be able to communicate effectively with patients, other health professionals and the public. The radiographer must display competence and compassion in meeting the special needs of the patient. Additional duties may include evaluating radiologic equipment, providing patient education, and managing a medical imaging department.

Radiographers are employed in health care facilities including specialized imaging centers, urgent care clinics, and private physician offices. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual income for radiologic technologists is approximately $60,510. The projected growth in job opportunities for radiologic technologists will be in the 7% range over the next decade.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal: 1 Critical Thinking: Students will acquire critical thinking skills in order to problem solve effectively in a changing healthcare environment. Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will adapt positioning for geriatric examinations
  • Students will demonstrate utilization of proper exposure factors on exams requiring 3 or more exposures

Goal: 2 Communication: Students will acquire appropriate communication skills among patients and all members of the health care team and patients. Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will use effective oral communication skills with patients
  • Students will practice appropriate communication skills with members of the health care team

Goal: 3 Professionalism: Students will model professional skills. Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate professionalism through values and work ethic within the clinical setting.
  • Summarize the requirements and value of continued medical education for lifelong learning.

Goal 4-Clinical Competence: Students will become knowledgeable, clinically competent radiographers while demonstrating radiation safety practices. Student Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to provide basic patient care to patients encountered in the radiology department.
  • Students will demonstrate the application of appropriate radiation protection.
  • Student will demonstrate ability to produce and evaluate images for radiographic quality.
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