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Radiologic Technology, AAS

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Program Start Date: Fall term
Minimum Program Length: 90 academic weeks; 6 consecutive terms, day; 85 credits
Program ID:  AAS.RAD
Curriculum Code: 35207

Program Description

Radiologic technology students assist the radiologist by performing radiographic examinations of the body to rule out or confirm diseases, fractures and other injuries.

Practical Experience

Students gain proficiency through lab simulations and clinical experiences in affiliated hospitals and imaging facilities.

Professional Opportunities

Registered radiographers work in hospitals, clinics and specialized physicians’ offices; with additional training and/or experience, radiographers may specialize in other modalities such as bone densitometry, mammography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and interventional radiology.

Unique Aspects

A criminal background investigation (CBI) and drug testing are required at student expense for each Health and Human Services student who has been accepted into a Spartanburg Community College curriculum program of study. For more information, please visit the Criminal Background Investigations and Drug Testing Policy section of the SCC webpage.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become registered technologists in radiography. The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

EEDA Career Cluster

Health Science

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills for effective communication with patients and healthcare personnel.
  2. Identify and problem-solve situational variants to provide excellent standards of patient care.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the program-related entry-level skills.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior expected in the workplace.
  5. Demonstrate their ability to speak publicly, listen actively, and respond effectively.

Prerequisites (Phase I)

  • One unit High School biology
  • One unit High School algebra or equivalent


The Radiologic Technology program is a two-year full-time Associate in Applied Science degree program offered at the Giles (Main) SCC campus. The program consists of six semesters and is divided into two phases. Phase I (prerequisites) includes the general education courses that must be completed prior to applying for Phase II which includes the Radiologic Technology professional curriculum. Completion of Phase I does not guarantee progression to Phase II of the program. Upon successful completion of all Phase I courses, qualified students may apply for acceptance into Phase II of the program.  A selective ranking system is used that includes the grades earned in Phase I, attendance of an information session, and the grade point average related to the Phase I courses. 

The first semester is designed for completion of Phase I (prerequisites) general education courses required for submission of an application to Phase II (professional curriculum).  Phase II (professional curriculum) is designed to be completed in semesters 2-6.

Course Requirements

Social/Behavioral Sciences General Education Course: 3 Credits

Mathematics General Education Course: 3 Credits

Total Credits: 85

Semester Display

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Phase I

First Semester

Phase II (begins each Fall semester)

Fourth Semester

Sixth Semester

Total Credits: 85

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