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Radiologic Technology

Are you interested in helping physicians diagnose medical conditions and correct problems with the body's skeletal system and organs? Have you ever wondered what a broken bone looks like? If having "x-ray vision" interests you, Allegany College of Maryland's Radiologic Technology program can give you the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful radiologic technologist in today's diverse, global society. 

Overview

Radiology Student looking at chartsRadiologic technologists are trained to perform routine radiographic examinations in the areas of fluoroscopy, the routine and advance radiography of the entire human body. As a radiologic technologist, you'll work in radiology departments, operating rooms, and emergency rooms as well as on mobile equipment.  

As a Radiologic Technology program student, you'll learn how to demonstrate knowledge of anatomical structures on x-rays, provide essential patient care services, recognize emergency patient conditions, and initiate lifesaving first aid and basic life support procedures. We believe in learning by doing. Our hands-on program includes a combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences, including more than 1,600 hours performing supervised radiologic procedures at clinical affiliates.

The ACM Radiologic Technology program is designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Maryland residents from counties other than Allegany County who register in this eligible program will be charged the out-of-county tuition rate. However, these students may be eligible to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost difference between the in-county and out-of-county tuition rates. Funding availability for this program is based on funding from the state of Maryland and is thus subject to change each semester. Some restrictions apply. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Our Associate's Degree in Radiologic Technology program has maintained continuous accreditation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) since its opening in 1989.

JRCERT

20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850

Chicago, IL  60606-3182

Course Info

As a Radiologic Technology program student, you'll expand your knowledge and gain career training through a variety of challenging courses, including:

  • Clinical Radiology I
  • Radiologic Technology I
  • Radiographic Positioning I
  • Clinical Radiology II
  • Radiologic Technology II
  • Radiographic Positioning II
  • Clinical Radiology III
  • Phlebotomy for Health Professionals
  • EKG Analysis and Testing
  • Clinical Radiology  IV
  • IV Therapy Training for Allied Health Professionals
  • Radiologic Technology III
  • Radiographic Positioning III
  • Clinical Radiology V
  • Radiologic Technology IV
  • Clinical Radiology VI

A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog.

 

The radiologic technology graduate can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science Degree with various institutions throughout the United States.

Career Info

Radiologic technologists enjoy enriching and rewarding careers at:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private Offices
  • Industry
  • Civil service
  • Public Health Facilities
  • Educational institutions

Program graduates who have successfully passed the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists can advance into specialized fields such as computed tomography (CT), cardiovascular imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and mammography. And with additional training, radiologic technologists may choose to specialize in nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and ultrasound. 

View Salary Information from the U.S. Dept. of Labor

Faculty/Staff Info
Cathy Kline, Associate Professor and Program Director

301-784-5560
ckline@allegany.edu
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A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

M.Ed., Frostburg State University

RT (R)


Trina Geisler, Instructor and Clinical Coordinator

301-784-5591
tgeisler@allegany.edu
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A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

B.S., Geneva College

B.A.R.T. (R) CT


Brenda Malec, Program Secretary

301-784-5559
bmalec@allegany.edu
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