Academic Program Code: 305
The mission of the Grand Rapids Community College Radiologic Technology program is to demonstrate radiographic skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, radiation safety, patient care, professional attitudes, and lifelong learning characteristics that will prepare students for entry into the workforce of diagnostic medical imaging as a registry-eligible radiographer. Graduates of this program, upon successfully completing the registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), are prepared for entry level positions in hospitals, clinics, private offices, and traveling technologist employment. The Radiologic Technology program at GRCC is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
The employment outlook continues to be favorable for Radiologic Technologists. Clinical practicums associated with GRCC’s program have been established within a 50-mile radius of Grand Rapids Community College (sites subject to change). These practical experiences seek to heighten students’ awareness of patient communication practices and to acquaint them with all phases of radiologic technology practice, which often varies from hospital to hospital. The personal contacts developed during clinical experiences often help students in securing jobs after graduation. The Radiologic Technology program is a two-year program and requires attendance for six semesters including two summer sessions.
The GRCC Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. You can contact them via email at email@example.com or by phone at (312) 704-5300. Graduates will sit for their national board certification exam for the Registered Technologist in Diagnostic Radiography administered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the ARRT certification examination. For further information on limitations, you can contact the ARRT at 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155 phone 651.687.0048 to determine your eligibility.
Program Admissions Requirements
In order to be eligible for admission into the Radiologic Technology program, students must:
- Be a high school graduate or have passed the high school equivalency GED (General Educational Development) Test.
- Have a high school GPA of at least 2.0.
- Must demonstrate math, reading and writing competency all must be within the last five years. Dependent on demonstrated competencies, a reduce timeframe may apply (for specific details/scores visit the Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Admission Criteria).
- Complete BI 121 and BI 122 with a C or Higher within two attempts. This includes WD and DR attempts.
- Complete and pass a 7-panel drug screen.
- Complete criminal background check process. Students will not be allowed to enter the program until cleared by GRCC police.
Students have the option to take RT 100 prior to starting the Radiologic Technology Program, beginning Summer 2021.
For additional information, refer to the Health Programs general information page. In addition to tuition, fees and books, there are additional costs. Estimates of these costs may be obtained from the Radiologic Technology office.