NCCC’s program is rigorous and takes two years, including two summer sessions, to complete. The program includes lectures, laboratory, and extensive clinical experience. The program is designed to prepare students to possess entry-level skills required of the radiologic technologist. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry Examination for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and are recognized by the New York State Department of Health. Graduates must comply with the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Health and ARRT before taking the credentialing examination. Enrollment is limited due to clinical availability.
2019 Program Performance Data
|Annual Completion Rate||5 Year Average Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 1st Time Examinees||5 Year Average
Job Placement Rate
|(50 graduates/79 students initially enrolled)||(196 passing candidates/235 examinees)||Based on feedback received
(161 graduates employed within 12 months after graduation/169 graduates actively seeking employment)
Program Goals and Objectives
- Students will exhibit proper positioning skills.
- Students will exhibit quality patient care skills.
- Students will practice radiation protection.
- Students will select technical factors.
- Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
- Students will perform image analysis.
- Students will perform non-routine procedures.
- Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
- Students will recognize ethical values.
The Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year program that can lead to a diverse number of careers in the diagnostic imaging field. This program prepares students to take x-rays upon successful completion of the certification exam. But it can also lead to a career performing mammograms, CT scans, MRI scans, sonograms with a little additional education and training. It can also lead to a career as the manager of the diagnostic imaging department with additional education, which a number of our graduates have done. The opportunities to work in these fields range from hospitals, outpatient facilities, and doctor’s offices. Many of the graduates from the NCCC Radiologic Technology Program are providing care throughout the Western NY area.
Data from the NYS Department of Labor predicts that New York will need approximately 15,560 new healthcare practitioners and healthcare technicians per year to meet the needs of the state’s health care system.
*Data taken from NYS Occupational Handbook