A radiologic technologist is a skilled professional who provides a specialized health care service. This rewarding profession involves the operation of sophisticated equipment in a rapidly expanding field. The Radiologic Technology Program in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Bronx Community College prepares students as entry-level qualified licensed and registered radiographers.
The term “diagnostic radiography” is used to describe a variety of radiographic or x-ray examinations. Most people are familiar with chest x-rays and also x-rays to diagnose broken bones. The radiographer performs these procedures as well as those which require the use of contrast agents that make it possible to study organs that otherwise cannot be seen.
Students receive their clinical education at Montefiore Medical Center, Jacobi Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, or Montefiore Wakefield Division. All facilities are accessible by public transportation.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for the national and state certifying examinations.
Graduates may go on to earn a higher degree in radiological health sciences. Graduates have a wide selection of clinical settings to choose from, including hospitals and medical centers, out-patient imaging facilities, public health institutions and government and private research institutes that require radiographers.
The Mission of the Bronx Community College Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare its students for careers in the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences through a challenging, progressive academic and clinical environment. The faculty of the Radiologic Technology Program is committed to graduating competent, compassionate Radiographers with strong communication and patient care skills.
Goals and Student Learning Outcomes of the Radiologic Technology Program
Goal # 1: Graduates will demonstrate clinical competency in radiologic technology.
SLO # 1.1: Students will demonstrate accurate positioning skills to produce diagnostic images.
SLO # 1.2: Students will demonstrate effective patient-care skills.
SLO # 1.3: Students will compute appropriate technical factors and practice principles of ALARA.
SLO # 1.4: Students will utilize principles of radiation protection.
Goal # 2: Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills.
SLO # 2.1: Students will demonstrate proficiency in written communication skills.
SLO # 2.2: Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the clinical aspect of the program.
Goal # 3: Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
SLO # 3.1: Students will apply alternate methodologies for imaging trauma patients.
SLO # 3.2: Students will recognize the quality of diagnostic radiographic images.
SLO # 3.3: Students will demonstrate ability to modify and improve image quality.
Goal # 4: Graduates will demonstrate professionalism.
SLO # 4.1: Students will conduct themselves according to professional standards.
SLO # 4.2: Students will demonstrate understanding of the Code of Ethics.
SLO # 4.3: Students will demonstrate professional development by advancing in the field of radiologic technology and medical imaging.
The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the New York State Department of Health. In 2016, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology awarded the Radiologic Technology program 8-year accreditation. Complaints may be addressed to the JRCERT at the following address:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312.704.5300 | Fax: 312.704.5304
The Radiologic Technology Program only accepts students once a year to begin professional courses (CLE, RAD) in the fall semester. To be considered for admission, all students must complete a formal application online. This application, available via BCC Broadcast email, will be distributed and due during the spring semester. Students must meet admission requirements, including completion of prerequisite courses, by the end of winter session to be considered for the program. Note that the program is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements for the program does not guarantee admission.
Program Director: Manish K. Sharma M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR)