Radiologic Technology Major

The Associate of Applied Science

Contact Information
Kimberly R. Todd
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50300
ktodd@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

Radiographers (also known as radiologic technologists or x-ray technologists) work with patients and x-ray equipment to produce medical images of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiographers provide high quality patient care and are responsible for limiting radiation exposure to patients, selves and others. Radiologic Technology requires independent judgment and excellent problem solving skills in adapting medical imaging procedures to the needs of each individual patient. The Radiologic Technology Program combines science, general education, and professional courses conducted on the college campus with extensive clinical education performed at area hospitals. Radiologic Technology students learn with state of the art imaging technology and practice their skills in structured, competency-based clinical education. Graduates of the Radiologic Technology Program are eligible to become Registered Technologists in Radiologic Technology - R.T.(R) - by passing the national certification examination in radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Estimated Salary Range
Career Beginning Salary Range with AAS Experienced Salary Range
Radiologic Technologists $31,720 to $38,870 $46,700+

Data provided by Jobs4TN. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Accreditation Information

The Associate of Applied Science Radiology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606-3182 312-704-5300. Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement
ENGL 1010 English Composition I

Choose ONE Humanities Course
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Course
PSYC 1030 General Psychology

Natural Science and Mathematics Courses
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
MATH 1530 (or higher)

Additional Course
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Major Required Courses
Radiologic Technology courses (RAD course numbers) are taken in sequence after formal admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.
RADT 1315 Introduction to Radiologic Technology
RADT 1390 Principles of Image Acquisition
RADT 1260 Radiographic Practicum I
RADT 1330 Radiographic Procedures I
RADT 1340 Radiographic Procedures II
RADT 1385 Radiographic Equipment Operations
RADT 1220 Radiology Biology and Protection
RADT 1250 Radiographic Digital Imaging
RADT 2250 Advanced Patient Care
RADT 1110 Radiographic Image Critique
RADT 1380 Principles of Radiation Physics
RADT 1470 Radiographic Practicum II
RADT 2330 Radiographic Procedures III
RADT 2335 Radiographic Procedures IV
RADT 2210 Radiographic Pathology
RADT 2340 Radiographic Procedures V
RADT 2360 Radiographic Practicum III
RADT 2370 Radiographic Practicum IV
RADT 2380 Radiographic Practicum V
RADT 2385 Radiographic Capstone
RADT 2195 Radiographic Seminar


The Associate of Applied Science Radiologic Technology requires 75 college level credits. This is a career program which was granted an exception to the 60 hour limit requirement reached through Tennessee Board of Regents consensus. The exception was granted due to additional hours needed to adequately cover the necessary learning outcomes and/or to meet national accreditation agency requirements. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.

Sample Schedule

First Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
RADT 1315 Introduction to Radiography 3
RADT 1330 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RADT 2250 Advanced Patient Care 3
  Humanities Course 3
  Total Credits 18
First Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
RADT 1390 Principles of Image Acquisition 3
RADT 1260 Radiographic Practicum I 2
RADT 1340 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RADT 1380 Principles of Radiation Physics 3
  Total Credits 15
First Year, Summer Semester
Number Course Name Credits
RADT 1470 Radiographic Practicum II 4
RADT 2330 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RADT 1110 Radiographic Image Critique 1
  Total Credits 8
Second Year, Fall Semester
Number Course Name Credits
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MATH 1530+ Intro to Statistics or higher 3
RADT 2335 Radiographic Procedures IV 3
RADT 2360 Radiographic Practicum III 3
RADT 1220 Radiology Biology and Protection  3
RADT 2210 Radiographic Pathology 3
  Total Credits 15

 

Second Year, Spring Semester
Number Course Name Credits
PSYC 1030 General Psychology 3
RADT 1250 Radiographic Digital Imaging 2
RADT 2340 Radiographic Procedures V 3
RADT 2370 Radiographic Practicum IV 3
  Total Credits 11
Second Year, Summer Semester
Number Course Name Credits
RADT 2380 Radiographic Practicum V 3
RADT 2385 Radiographic Capstone 3
RADT 2195 Radiology Seminar 1
  Total Credits 7