Radiologic technologists perform imaging – such as ordinary X-ray tests, CTs, MRIs, and mammograms – used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Radiologic technologists make up the third-largest group of health care professionals—surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses. Our accredited radiologic technology program will train you to provide high quality radiologic health care to the community.
This program is full-time, cohort-based with a lock-step curriculum, and a fall start. It can be completed in two years, including one summer.
What You'll Learn
Through a combination of radiography class work and clinical experience, and under the supervision of professional radiographers and dedicated faculty you will learn:
- routine radiography
- trauma radiography
And you have the option to take elective rotations in:
- nuclear medicine
- computerized tomography (CT)
- cardiac catheterization
- bone densitometry
We offer an associate's degree in Radiologic Technology, the minimum required to enter the field, a certificate for those with a previous undergraduate degree that want to be certified in radiologic technology; and an AAS completion program for those that already have a certificate in radiologic technology and would like to advance their credentials.
All students meeting the graduation requirements will be eligible to take the National Certifying Examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successfully completing the ARRT examination, the student will also receive a New York State license to practice radiography in the State of New York.
You must have an associate’s degree to sit for the certifying exam and hold a license in radiologic technology. If you are in a certificate program, you must have an associate's degree prior to entering the program, or obtain one after completing the program, in order to sit for radiographic licensure.
What Can You Do With a Radiography Degree?
You can perform diagnostic x-rays in a variety of settings and fields, that include medical facilities, private industry, and the military. Some examples are:
- Hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, and doctor's offices where you might perform X-rays for broken bones and trauma.
- Working for TSA at airports
- Museums to authenticate paintings
- Diamond industry to authenticate diamonds
- Industrial x-ray that might include x-ray of pipelines to make sure there are no leaks
We offer additional post-graduate training for the specialties below, allowing you to practice in these areas:
- Vascular Imaging (Special Procedures)
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Interventional Radiography & Cardiology
- Bone Densitometry
Once you are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), you may be employed in any state in the United States. Employment opportunities for registered radiographers are available in healthcare, education, administration, research, and private industry.
|Programs||Credits||Schedule||Who It's For|
|Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)||74.5 credits||full-time, completed in two years||HS graduates|
|Certificate||64.5 credits||full-time, completed in two years||College graduates|
|Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences Completion Program||24 credits||flexible||Certified radiographers who hold a certificate and not an associate's degree|
Tuition for the Radiography Program
The A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology is a lock-step program that includes both didactic and clinical instruction. Tuition is set at $42,000 for the entire program ($8,400.00 per semester, including the summer semester). Semester tuition charges are based on an even distribution of the overall cost of the program and includes didactic instruction, clinical instruction, and fees.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. For withdrawal schedule and bursar information visit the “Tuition Refund Schedule” on the NYSCAS tuition page.
What You Need to Apply to the Radiography Program
As part of the admission requirements you must:
- Be at least 18 years old prior to orientation
- Hold a High School diploma or High School Equivalency / GED
- Take the ATI TEAS test
For all requirements and a step-by-step guide to our application, visit the admissions page.
You will be taking classes at NYSCAS's Manhattan campus and at The NYC Health and Hospitals | Harlem location. Clinical education takes place at Metropolitan Hospital Center, Kings County Hospital Center, Elmhurst Hospital Center, North Central Bronx Hospital, and other clinical affiliates throughout greater New York area.
Satisfactory Performance Requirements
The following criteria must be adhered to in all Radiologic Technology courses in order to receive a satisfactory performance evaluation.
- Adhere to our Medical Imaging program policies.
- Adhere to the student role as outlined by our Medical Imaging Policy Manual.
- Adhere to the ARRT Code of Ethics for radiographers.
- Dress appropriately in accordance with the our uniform code, as outlined in the Medical Imaging Policy Manual.
- Maintain patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA PL 104-191)
- Demonstrate compliance for patient privacy and individual rights as outlined in the patient’s Bill of Rights.
- Deliver optimum care in a non-discriminatory manner.
- Document all services provided using proper English (verbal and written).
- Report immediately, any errors of omission/commission to the proper authorities.
- Be punctual in reporting to the institution and assigned clinical affiliate as well as in submitting assignments.
- Adhere to OSHA regulation while in attendance at the clinical affiliate.
- Demonstrate physical, cognitive, and psychomotor competence.
- Demonstrate a caring, empathic and non-selfish attitude.
- Show respect for clinical affiliate staff and avoid the use of words or body language that could be misconstrued as derogatory.
- Be physically able to perform examinations that require portable equipment to be transported to rooms or floors other than the stationary ones in the radiology department.
- Utilize the internet or radiology websites to search for information pertaining to radiology.
- Students are required to purchase specific uniforms and furnish their own transportation to and from Harlem Hospital and the clinical affiliates.
506 Lenox Avenue, KP415
New York, NY 10037
Phone: (212) 939-3477
Fax: (212) 939-3479