Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)

Radiologic Technology

The Radiologic Technology degree prepares you to become a highly trained specialist with a full understanding of the principles of the diagnostic uses of radiation.

Radiologic technologists, also called X-ray technologists, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as X-rays, on patients.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. Students may choose continue their education in another imaging modality or continue on to a four-year program.

After successful completion of the program, licensing by the New York State Department of Health and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist can be obtained.


  • This is a competitive program; it is likely that some students will be placed on a wait list, while others will be advised to consider another curriculum or reapply for a future semester. A published set of Guidelines for Selective Admission highlight the criteria used to evaluate candidates.
  • All applicants accepted into the Radiologic Technology program must be able to meet the program's technical standards as outlined in the Technical Standards Policy.

This program is offered by the Medical Imaging Department.

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Program Highlights

  • Upon successful completion of the two-year program, an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded and the graduates are qualified to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies Examination, which qualifies them for a New York State license. Application fees are charged by these credentialing agencies.
  • Graduates of this program may continue their study in other imaging modalities. The college also offers Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Echocardiography certificate programs.
  • The program is registered by the New York State Health Department.
  • Meet our faculty.
  • Mission and goals of the program.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

Employment for qualified Radiologic Technologists may be found in hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers, health maintenance organizations (HMO) clinics and physician's offices. Present salaries are competitive with other allied health professions.

Graduates may continue their education at Hudson Valley Community College in the Diagnostic Sonography one-year certificate program or Echocardiography one-year certificate program. Graduates also may transfer to four-year colleges and universities or continue their studies in other imaging modalities.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

Important Information for Incoming Students

Part-time study is not available in this curriculum.

“C” grades must be achieved in all Radiologic Technology core courses for continuation in the program.

Conviction of a felony may affect an individual’s ability to be a registered and licensed Radiologic Technologist.

Due to radiation exposure associated with the program, a pregnant student should contact the Department Chairperson immediately after this diagnosis. Pregnancy may prevent the student from participating in clinical education courses.

Prior to starting the program, students may be subjected to drug testing and criminal background checks at their own expense. Results must be shared with the Department Chairperson and clinical education site. If the clinical site deems the student unfit to attend the site, the student may be unable to complete degree requirements.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Margaret Ewart Zapp
Department Chair
Medical Imaging Department
Brahan Hall, Room 026
(518) 629-7123

For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309