Associate of Applied Science Degree
Radiologic technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. Your work will help uncover health problems and could ultimately save lives. Youâ€™ll be active throughout your working hours and no two days will be the same. Radiologic technologists make up the third-largest group of health care professionalsâ€”surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses. There are numerous disciplines and specialties within the radiologic science profession; most of what used ionizing radiation to accomplish the test of health care delivery. Radiologic Technology isnâ€™t just a job it is a PROFESSION. Professionalism means committing to lifelong learning.
Tasks Radiologic Technologists perform include:
- Explaining procedures to patients and answering questions
- Preparing equipment and radiology rooms for use as needed
- Positioning and monitoring patients for imaging exams
- Ensuring safety of patients during radiology procedures
- Documenting information with computers
- Preparing and administering contrast media
- Touching patients â€“ R.T.â€™s are hands on people. This profession is high tech and high touch
If you are excited about becoming a well-rounded, knowledgeable Radiologic Technologist then the Radiography Program at CCM is for you. The Radiography Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the field of radiography.
- Radiography is a face-to-face day program; there are no evening Radiography courses
- New class is selected for each Fall semester
- The program stands out because of its family environment, caring faculty and emphasis on professionalism
- The bar is set high for this program and the students who engage in all that the program offers will be the ones who experience the highest success
- Skilled full time and adjunct clinical instructors who have over 40 years of experience in the field of Radiography
- Seven clinical affiliates for clinical education
- Energized radiography lab on campus
- Diagnostic Radiography
- Computed Tomography
- MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging)
- Medical Dosimetry
- Nuclear Medicine
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Cardiovascular Interventional Technology
- Radiation Therapy
The rapid expansion of medical diagnostic imaging has greatly increased the diversity and utility of medical diagnosis. A career in Radiologic Technology offers vast opportunities for advancement.
- Most radiologic technologists work in hospitals, but others choose to work in private healthcare facilities or imaging centers
- Average work schedule can easily surpass 40 hours a week plus working weekends and on call
- Average radiologic technologist salary varies from state to state.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median radiologic technologist salary in 2018 for northern New Jersey was from $65,000 to $72,650 for an entry level diagnostic radiographer.
- Over 12,500 job opportunities in Northern New Jersey and New York City in 2018
- Transfer agreement with Saint Elizabeth College in Madison, NJ
- Rutgers University to earn a Bachelor in Science in Radiologic Imaging Modalities.
Allied Health Department
Cohen Hall, Room 300
Professor Denise Villâ€™Neuve
Chairperson of Allied Health and Program Director for Radiography