TCC’s Radiology (X-ray) Program prepares you for a career as a Medical Radiographer/ Radiologic Technologist -- a health care professional who performs diagnostic imaging examinations or administers radiation therapy treatments. Radiographers use X-rays to produce diagnostic images of anatomy.
Radiographers often specialize in such areas of CT, MRI, Mammography, Cardiovascular Technology, Quality Control, Management, and Education. They work closely with radiologists, who are physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury.
Radiographers may specialize in a specific imaging technique such as bone densitometry, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, quality management, sonography or general radiography. Radiologic technologists who specialize in radiation therapy, which is the delivery of high doses of radiation to treat cancer and other diseases, are radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists.
As a graduate of TCC’s Radiology program, you will receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science and be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination. You will be educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care.
New Class Each Year
Our Radiography Program admits a new class each year beginning in June (summer term). The number of students admitted to the class is limited by clinical availability and is usually 25 to 30 students. Radiography courses are offered during the day only and will take a total of six semesters to complete.
TCC’s Radiography Program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Apply to Program
The applicant pool for programs in the School of Allied Health are very competitive. Application does not mean acceptance into the Allied Health program. Applicants are required to meet with a School of Allied Health advisor before they apply to a program and may be required to attend an orientation for the School of Allied Health. All application correspondence from the School of Allied Health will be through your TCC email.
Workforce Development Degree Information
Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.
Program Mission Statement
The Radiography Program at Tulsa Community College is a six semester curriculum designed to provide students the opportunity to become ARRT registered Radiographers capable of providing excellent patient care, medical images, and service to their community.
Goal #1 Graduates will be clinically competent
Expected outcomes for Goal #1:
- Position patients for exam
- Deliver appropriate patient care
- Operate radiographic equipment
- Employ radiation protection practices
- Interpret radiation exposure guidelines
Goal #2 Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking/problem solving skills
Expected outcomes for Goal #2:
- Evaluate radiographic images
- Select exposure
- Perform non-routine exam
Goal #3 Graduates will demonstrate professional growth and development
Expected outcomes for Goal #3:
- Recall understand the function of professional organizations
- Demonstrate professional behaviors
- Make ethical decisions
- Conduct lab research project
Goal #4 Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills
Expected outcomes for Goal #4
- Communicate with patients
- Present an oral report
- Make a presentation
- Use professional terminology
Program Effectiveness Data:
- 5-year average Registry First Time Pass Rate 2015-2019: 79% with 86 out of 109.
- Annual Graduation Rate for 2019: 83% with 25 out of 30
- 5-year average Program Graduate Job Placement Rate 2015-2019: 86% with 91 out of 106 actively seeking employment
The JRCERT defines "not actively seeking employment" as:
- Graduate who fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
- Graduate is unwilling to accept employment that requires relocation OR
- Graduate in unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours OR
- Graduate is on active military duty OR 5. Graduate is continuing education
Tulsa Community College is accredited by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, plus specific programmatic accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182