Radiologic Technology

Why Delgado Community College?

  • The best program in the state of Louisiana
  • 95.2% job placement after graduation (past 5 years)
  • Outstanding, Experienced Faculty
  • Clinical experience with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • On-Campus, Energized X-Ray Facilities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for radiologic technologists will continue to grow by as much as 21% through 2022.

99.3% Pass Rate over the past five years.

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Radiologic Technologists/Radiographers assist physicians specializing in the use of X-ray to diagnose disease and injury, exercise initiative and independent judgment in performing X-rays, operate X-ray equipment, provide patient care and radiation protection, produce and process radiographs, and maintain quality control.

Graduates are eligible to apply for state and national Radiography certification examinations. With further training and certification, radiographers can work in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, bone densitometry, cardiac interventional radiography, vascular interventional radiography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, sonography and as registered radiologist assistants.

Delgado's Radiologic Technology Program is a 24-month Associate of Applied Science degree program. Graduates are eligible to take state and national board exams.

The Radiologic Technology Program at Delgado Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology: View the JRCERT Award Letter

JRCERT
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL  60608-3182
PHONE: (312) 704-5300
FAX: (423) 304-5304
mail@jrcert.org

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Delgado Community College Radiologic Technology program is to provide students with both academic and clinical instruction which will prepare them to function as competent, compassionate, entry-level radiographers who respond professionally and ethically to patients and members of the healthcare community. 

Program Goals

To uphold the mission, the following goals have been set to prepare graduates to apply for the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography.

  1. Students will be clinically competent.
  2. Students will demonstrate communication skills.
  3. Students will develop critical thinking skills.
  4. Students will model professionalism.

Radiologic Technology – Program Student Learning Outcomes 

 

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will:

  1. Master skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of an entry level radiographer.
  2. Master the didactic and clinical skills for successful completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination in Radiography.
  3. Communicate verbally and non-verbally with the patient, health care personnel, and others in an effective and appropriate manner.
  4. Prioritize critical thinking and problem-solving methods to produce high quality diagnostic images and optimize patient care.
  5. Facilitate the proper use of appropriate radiation safety and protection methods in daily activities as a Radiographer.
  6. Support legal, ethical and professional behaviors as a Radiographer and member of an interdisciplinary team.

Articulation Agreement

Delgado Community College and University of Holy Cross have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for articulations with bachelor degree programs. The articulations will allow students to complete their Associate of Applied Science Degree at Delgado Community College and transfer their credit hours to the articulated University in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.

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Delgado Community College and Northwestern State University of Louisiana have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for articulations with bachelor degree programs. The articulations will allow students to complete their Associate of Applied Science Degree at Delgado Community College and transfer their credit hours to the articulated University in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree

Download the articulation agreement sheet.

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Visit the JRCERT webpage for more information.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 30 of 30 - 100%
Year 2 - 2017 24 of 24 - 100%
Year 3 - 2018 28 of 28 - 100%
Year 4 - 2019 33 of 34 - 97%
Year 5 - 2020 32 of 32 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average 147 of 148 - 99.3%


Job Placement:
The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 27 of 30 - 90%
Year 2 - 2017 24 of 24 - 100%
Year 3 - 2018 27 of 28 - 96.4%
Year 4 - 2019 33 of 34 - 97%
Year 5 - 2020 28 of 30 - 93.3%
Program 5-Year Average 139 of 146 - 95.2%


Program Completion:
The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.

Program Completion Rate number graduated divided by number started the program
Year Results
2020 32 of 34
Annual Completion Rate 94%


For more information regarding program effectiveness data, visit the 
JRCERT website.

For more information about Delgado's Radiologic Technology Program, call (504) 671-6203