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Discover a career that helps people. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions, such as breaks and fractures caused by osteoporosis, which can require imaging to diagnose them.
More Radiologic Technologists will be needed to maintain and use the diagnostic equipment. The Radiography program at American Career College can help you start a career as a certified radiologic technologist.
Radiography is a dynamic discipline that requires growth, personally and professionally, to better prepare for future needs of the profession. These needs may vary in many ways, dependent on the environment where one is employed, and across the profession as it changes.
The profession of radiology is guided by the ASRT and ARRT Code of Ethics. It is the expectation of the College that each of our school's graduates, following successful completion of the certification and registration exam, will work within legal and ethical boundaries. This responsibility requires dedication to applying standards that are outlined within the Code of Ethics for the Radiologic Technologist.
The Radiography program provides the requisite knowledge and skills to pursue a career as an entry level Radiologic Technologist.
The Radiography (Associate of Occupational Science) program at the American Career College Ontario campus is approved by the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB).
Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch
1500 Capitol Avenue, 5th Floor, MS 7610
Sacramento, CA 95814-5006
Phone: 916-327-5106 / Fax: 916-440-7999 / www.cdph.ca.gov
Radiologic Technologists work in a variety of healthcare facilities. Although hospitals will remain the main employer of radiologic and MRI technologists, a number of the new projected jobs will be in physicians' offices and in outpatient imaging centers as well.
Employment in these health care settings is expected to increase because of the shift toward outpatient care whenever possible. The industries that employed the most radiologic technologists in a recent review were:
This Radiography program is designed to provide learning experiences that prepare our school's students for competent performance as a radiologic technologist. These include, but are not limited to: lecture, interactive and self-discovery activities, problem-based case presentations, small group discussions, mentoring, tactile/kinesthetic activities provided through laboratory experiences and clinical practicums.
What courses make up the Radiography program?
General Education Courses:
Core Radiography and Other Courses:
American Career College Provides comprehensive academic and clinical preparation for each student to have a successful result on the ARRT certification and registration exam.
Our school's goal is to graduate professionals that enthusiastically display leadership responsibilities while providing competent care. We accomplish this by:
Classes Equipment List
Radiologic Technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as X-rays, on patients.
Radiologic Technologists typically perform the following tasks:
Health care professionals use many types of equipment to diagnose patients. Radiologic Technologists specialize in X-ray, and computed tomography (CT) imaging. Some radiologic technologists prepare a mixture for the patient to drink that allows soft tissue to be viewed on the images that the radiologist reviews. Radiologic technologists might also specialize in mammography. Mammographers use low-dose X-ray systems to produce images of the breast. Technologists may be certified in multiple specialties.