Radiologic Technology Fundamentals
Radiologic technology is a complex and challenging field where highly trained individuals perform radiologic examinations for the diagnosis and treatment of physical diseases and injuries under a physician’s direction.
- Program is held in conjunction with Akron Children’s Hospital Radiography School. You should apply directly to the hospital school for admission to this two-year program.
- After successfully completing the hospital program, you will receive a Certificate of Education and take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam. Once you pass, you will be awarded a block of credits that can apply only to UA's Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology.
- At UA, core curriculum covers:
- medical terminology
- radiological technology
- radiological principles
- human relations
- are innovative and interactive
- bring years of real-world experience to the classroom and lab
The Akron Children’s Hospital program offers various courses taught at the hospital. During this period, you will rotate through the University, the hospital and other medical facilities five days a week, eight hours a day.
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Degrees and Preparation
A degree in radiologic technology paves the way to careers in varied work environments, including:
- physicians’ offices
- diagnostic imaging centers
Employment opportunities are growing for qualified technicians and technologists, spurred by an increasing and aging population requiring diagnostic services. Individuals with additional credentials, such as radiography and sonography or nuclear medicine, or with multiple skills, will find more job opportunities available to them.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:
- Career Resource Library
- co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
- computer stations for resume writing and employment research
- UA Career Fairs