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Radiologic Technology Program

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie, Nobel Prize Winning Physicist, Co-Discover of Radium, WWI Field Radiologist

What is Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic Technology involves the use of technology to capture images of the human body that can assist in the diagnoses and treatment of many medical conditions.  Some of the most familiar Radiologic Technology procedures include X-ray, MRI (magnetic resonance imagery) and mammogram. Those employed as a Radiologic Technologist or Radiographer must be licensed and have a knowledge of physiology, anatomy and patient care, as well as radiography and radiology.    

Radiologic Technology at Macomb

Macomb Community College partners with the DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Providence Hospital, and St. John Hospital & Medical Center to grant an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology. In this collaboration, Macomb will prepare you by providing the necessary prerequisite and general education courses (32 credits). A minimum of 15 semester credits must be completed at Macomb.

You will then apply for acceptance at one of the collaborating Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) health care facilities to complete the 24–month, hospital-based clinical and didactic components of the degree to earn a block of 30 semester credits.  Acceptance into the program is not automatic and is highly selective; based on successful completion of individual health care facilities admission requirements. Upon transfer to the hospital based program, your financial aid eligibility changes. We encourage you to meet with someone in financial aid to discuss these changes.

Students should be aware that the program requires clinical coursework which is usually 8 hours per day and can range from a minimum of 24 to a maximum of 40 hours a week. Clinical rotations are not limited to one site. Vacation periods are scheduled intermittently during the year by the individual health care facility which may not coincide with Macomb’s schedule of vacations. For specific details of each program and their respective admissions requirements please visit the websites of the collaborating health care facility partners (Providence Hospital, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, DMC/Sinai Grace Hospital).

Radiologic Technology Courses at Macomb

Before beginning the Hospital Clinical course, the following prerequisite courses must be completed:

  • English
  • Medical Terminology
  • Computer & Information Processing
  • Human Physiological Anatomy
  • Physical Science
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introduction to Ethics

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology  

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiological Technology and passage of the ARRT certification exam, you will be qualified for positions that include radiographer, radiologic technologist or medical radiation technologists.  

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

The credits earned at Macomb may transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Radiological Technology Program?

For more information, contact Barbara Resseguie, 586.226.4760.