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Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Course Catalog 
Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Allied Health Careers
HEGIS: 5207

Please note, this program has unique admissions requirements and deadlines. For admission information and details about accreditation please visit the Radiologic Technology Admission and Accreditation Information page.


Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2019 to Summer 2020. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Defined

The purpose of the A.A.S. is to be fully trained for immediate employment upon graduation. Students who opt to continue on to pursue higher levels of education are encouraged to check with the receiving institution regarding transferability of credits. Click to learn more  about the differences among award types.


Program Description

The Westchester Community College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is recognized by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

The Program admitted its first students in 1969. The Program is two years in length with an extremely well balanced academic and clinical education component. Clinical education is designed to give students the opportunity to practice his/her positioning and technical skills in a healthcare environment. Program schedules are published well in advance of clinical assignments so that arrangements can be made for travel to this site. Didactic and clinical learning provide an atmosphere that promotes problem solving and critical thought needed to prepare students for completion of the program.

Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. When the examination is passed, the graduate will be granted a license issued by NYSDOH to practice Radiography. The students also receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the College.

For over fifty years the program has provided a vision for the future: that of providing the radiologic technology profession with academically and clinically competent radiographers who are able to take their place in an ever changing health care facility.

Program Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is in keeping with that of the college, to prepare competent entry-level radiographers to gain employment in various health facilities. This preparation includes promoting a high standard of clinical practice, ensuring safe radiation practice, and committing to patient safety and comfort with quality of care. In fulfillment of this mission, Westchester Community College affirms these goals and student learning outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this program:

  1. Students will function as entry level technologists
    • Students will apply appropriate technical factors.
    • Students will apply safe radiation protection.

    • Students will apply appropriate positioning skills.

    • Students will apply appropriate patient care skills.

  2. Students will think critically and analytically in clinical practice
    • Students will function effectively in critical situations (trauma)

    • Students will function in non-routine situations

  3. Students will adhere to the ethical and social values of the profession
    • Students will use the Code of Ethics to guide their professional conduct.

    • Students will demonstrate ethical conduct in clinical practice

    • Students will develop career awareness

  4. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
    • Students will demonstrate age appropriate communication skills (pediatrics and geriatrics)
    • Students will develop oral and written communication skills

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements - 21 Credits

Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .

Basic Communication (3 credits)

Humanities (3 credits)

Mathematics (4 credits)

Social Sciences (3 credits)

Minimum Total Credits - 70

Career Path Opportunities

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Transfer Opportunities (non-SUNY)

Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process for its incoming and graduating students. To ensure its graduates enjoy a seamless transfer with junior status to another college in the same discipline at both institutions (transferred from/to) and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer, Westchester Community College has signed Transfer Articulation Agreements with many colleges that offer bachelor’s degree programs. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transferarticulation to see a list of Articulation Agreements by institution or search by a specific program of study. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transfer for additional transfer resources and contacts.

Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

Many colleges and universities are eager to have Westchester Community College graduates transfer to their institutions. Consider this an incentive to complete your WCC degrees with high honors!  Go to www.sunywcc.edu/scholarships to view the many transfer scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges.

Getting Started

Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.

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