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.
Upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology program requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate clinical competency by applying correct positioning skills and effective patient care skills, while practicing the principles of ALARA.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills in written and oral communications.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills by applying alternate methodologies for imaging patients.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills by recognizing diagnostic images and modifying to improve quality.
- Demonstrate professionalism by conducting themselves according to professional standards
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
Interim Program Director: Professor Iris Cortes, M.A., R.T. (R)(CT)