December 3, 2021

Coastal Bend College

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Radiologic Technology at Coastal Bend College

The Radiologic Technology AAS degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education (JRCERT) in Radiologic Technology. Registered Radiologic Technologists, known in the industry as “R.T.s”, are medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. Students in the program are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. Students learn to use radiation, “x-rays”, to produce black and white images of anatomy. Once these images are captured on film, computer or videotape, they are used to detect bone fractures, find foreign objects in the body, and demonstrate the relationship between bone and soft tissue.

Students in the Radiologic Technology at CBC will have the opportunity to learn in an accredited JRCERT program that ensures that the student is provided with the knowledge, skills, and professional values required in the industry as a Radiologic Technologist. Students desiring a hands-on learning environment will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment in the CBC “x-ray” lab, learn theory in small classroom settings and a clinical education experience, where students will apply the theories, concepts, and skills learned in the classroom and lab in a hospital or medical facility under the supervision of professionals working in the industry.

Students will be able to critically think about the global impact of their profession and demonstrate entry level proficiency in knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for professional employment as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. Students will engage in program activities and several clinical education experiences to develop their communication and quantitative thinking as applied to theory, concepts, and skills. Students will demonstrate knowledge in the utilization of specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation common to a Radiologic Technologist. Students will demonstrate personal and social responsibility within a team environment by engaging in legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork activities, throughout which they will be required to use appropriate written and verbal communication skills while applying the terminology of the occupation.

Program Cost & Highlights:

  • A two-year program with an average class size of 20 students and two faculty members at CBC Beeville
  • Clinical at one of seven local hospitals feature a 1-to-1 student/faculty ratio for ample hands-on training
  • In addition to tuition and fees, students also invest about $300-$500 for uniforms, travel and other course materials
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify

 

Career Outlook:

  • Median hourly wage in the Coastal Bend region is $28.88*
  • Employers that have hired our program graduates include Christus Spohn Health System, CMMS Imaging, Driscoll Children’s Hospital and other regional hospitals/medical centers
  • 100% of program graduates have obtained employment in the field
  • 85% of program graduates pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) Examination on the first attempt

 *Data obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Corpus Christi region, 2018.

 

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science- Radiologic Technology