Our radiology technologist program prepares competent, entry-level radiology techs with the skills necessary to effectively deliver quality care to patients with diverse health needs.
The radiology technologist program prepares technologists to work under the supervision of qualified radiologists or physicians, perform imaging examinations, process radiographic films, evaluate radiographic equipment, manage quality assurance, provide patient education relevant to specific imaging procedures, and apply radiation protection principles to patients, self, and others. Most radiology techs work in hospitals. Many, however, find employment in specialized imaging centers, urgent care clinics, private physician offices, industry, and civil service/public health centers.
Radiology techs use a variety of imaging technologies, such as X-rays, MRI and CT scanners to create images of the internal structures of the body. They adjust and maintain imaging equipment, follow physicians' orders, prepare patients for procedures, and position patients so that the images can be obtained. Radiologic technologists work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, and imaging centers, and are responsible for ensuring that high-quality images are obtained for physicians to diagnose and treat medical conditions.
Lakeland's Associate of Applied Science Radiologic Technology degree program prepares students to be competent entry-level radiographers. Upon satisfactory completion of the program requirements, graduates are eligible to apply for examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 and a "C" grade or higher is required in all radiologic technology and general education courses as listed in the curriculum guide for the degree in radiologic technology. Students must be admitted to the Radiologic Technology program to enroll in RADT courses. Other courses may be taken prior to admission to the program. Students convicted of any felony or misdemeanor may be prohibited from applying for the certification examination.
Lakeland's degree program takes generally two years to complete with 66 credit hours. Certificates can be earned in two semesters, or one year.
These radiology certificates provide options for radiographers to advance their career in different imaging modalities. In order to qualify for these certificate programs, students must already have completed their Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology, or be a second year student in a radiography program.
Are you interested to learn more about these certificate offerings? Visit our course catalog links below for more information on our CT and MRI technologist training programs and certificates.
View our curriculum catalog for more information on required classes.
For up-to-date information on national salary averages, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
The radiologic technology program is accredited by the:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Length of Accreditation Award: 5 years
The radiologic technology program at Lakeland is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. As part of the accreditation requirements, Lakeland's Radiography Program must comply with the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Education Program in Radiologic Sciences.
The JRCERT requires the Program's Effectiveness Data be made available to the general public.