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Courses and Requirements

Effective Fall 2016

Two Radiologic Technology student discussing the positioning of an another student on a table for an x-ray.

Radiologic Technology students practicing in one of NECC’s labs.

The associate degree program in Radiologic Technology closely integrates theoretical and practical knowledge for application in performing procedures under supervision at a clinical site. Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates to take the national certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The successful completion of this exam qualifies graduates to be employed as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. A grade of “C” or better is required in all Radiologic Technology courses in order to continue to the next semester. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all career courses and in all science courses in order to graduate. Seventy-eight credit hours are required for graduation.

Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.


The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, 312-704-5300.

Additional Admissions Criteria:

Enrollment Services will provide additional admissions criteria for this program. Admission Criteria can be found on Health Required Forms.

Information Session Dates:

The dates of Radiologic Information Sessions can be found on Health Information Sessions.


Students interested in participation in this academic program may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Criminal Records Central Repository (CHRI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information, visit the CORI/CHRI/SORI page.


Students are required to be CPR Certified at the Health Care Provider/ Professional Rescuer level prior to the start of clinical courses.

Drug Screening:

Students enrolled in this academic program are required to pass a drug screening analysis.


Students are required to complete a health evaluation, including the Hepatitis B immunization series, prior to final acceptance to the Program.

Student Professional Liability Insurance:

Students are required to carry professional liability insurance. The premium is to be paid at the time of course registration.

Courses Credits Comments
BIO121 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Prerequisite
BIO122 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Prerequisite
ENG101 English Composition I 3
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
HES130 Introduction to Patient Care 3 Prerequisite
HES207 Clinical Pathophysiology 3 Prerequisite
RTA110 Radiologic Procedures I 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA111 Radiologic Exposure I 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA120 Radiologic Procedures II 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA121 Radiologic Exposure II 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA125 Introduction to Radiologic Physics 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA191 Clinical Practicum I 2 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA192 Clinical Practicum II 2 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA201 Radiologic Equipment & Quality Assurance 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA202 Advanced Radiographic Imaging 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA203 Radiobiology & Protection 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA204 Special Radiologic & Interventional Procedures 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA205 Computer Imaging & Cross Sectional Anatomy 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA220 Radiological Procedures III 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA292 Summer Clinical Practicum III 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA294 Clinical Practicum IV 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
RTA295 Clinical Practicum V 3 Prerequisite, Corequisite
Courses Credits Comments
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Computer Science Elective 3 CIS110 or higher
Humanities Elective 3 Students must meet Global Awareness core Academic Skill (Spanish Recommended)
Liberal Arts Elective 3
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