Our program offers each participant a unique opportunity for success and professional satisfaction in this progressive medical specialty.
We began educating student radiographers in 1967, and since then over 700 students have graduated from our program as competent diagnostic radiographers. Many of our graduates are employed in high profile positions in radiography and other medical imaging modalities within Rochester and the surrounding area. The faculty is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education possible throughout the two-year course of study. In addition, our clinical education centers, five hospitals and six offices, offer "state of the art" resources and a vast and extensive variety of clinical opportunities for our students.
The radiologic technologist, also known as a radiographer, is a health-care professional who administers ionizing radiation (x-rays) to produce anatomic images for diagnostic, therapeutic, and research purposes.
The images may be recorded photographically or digitally and are interpreted by a licensed practitioner such as a radiologist (specialized physician) in the diagnosis and treatment of injury, anomalies, and disease. This curriculum qualifies the student for an A.A.S. degree in diagnostic radiologic technology. Students attend didactic and laboratory classes on campus and clinical classes at area hospitals. The student is responsible for arranging transportation to and from the college and hospitals when required.
The Radiologic Technology Program is a 21-month program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N.Wacker Street Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 (312-704-5300) or email the JRCERT. The JRCERT is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accreditation agency of programs for the radiographer. Successful completion of the academic work and clinical experience prepares the student for admission to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination and New York State licensure.
Mission and Goals
The Radiologic Technology program has a mission and goals which are used to guide student progress and measure their success.
Program effectiveness is evaluated through an analysis of:
- program completion
- success on the national certification examination
Program Effectiveness Data
Five Year Averages (2016-2020)
- Employment at 12 months after graduation: 98.3% (113/115)
- Pass ARRT exam on first attempt: 96.2% (128/133)
- Program completion rate: 88.5% (131/148)