Radiologic Technology


ECC offers a program of study leading to an Associates of Applied Science degree in radiologic technology at the Rolla campus. Students learn to use computed radiography & digital radiography equipment designed to record images, which aid radiologists in diagnosing and treating various health problems.

After program prerequisites are met, radiologic technology is a 20 month, selective program in radiography (the art and science of creating medical images using X-rays). Radiographers provide vital information to physicians to diagnose fractures, illness, disease processes and possible malignancies.

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology. Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program will receive an Associate’s of Applied Science degree and will be eligible for The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, a national certification examination. Those who pass the exam may sign the initials RT(R) following their name to indicate that they are Registered Technologists (Radiography).

In full transparency, ECC is actively seeking a change of sponsorship from the Joint Review Committee inEducation on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Rolla Public Schools wish to focus their programming on secondary (high school) offerings at this time. This will allow ECC to become the fiscal agent for the program and be the sole grantor of the degree beginning July 1, 2021. With the change in sponsorship, ECC is committed to the integrity of the program from curriculum, to faculty and program operations as well as current and ongoing accreditation standards. The program will remain in our Rolla service region and continue to utilize space at RTI/C. Our collective goal is to prevent any interruption in the program and program start date.

Additional Information:

Professional Organizations:

The RTI/C, ECC Radiography Program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology

Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300

To enter this course of study, students must meet these institution and program-specific criteria:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent
    (documentation must be sent to the registration office)
  • Application for admission to ECC
  • A placement test as specified by the college
    (some coursework requires minimum placement results)
  • Completion of prerequisites with a “C” or better
  • ACT Reading Comprehension Score of 19 or greater; OR, Accuplacer Reading Score of 250 or greater
  • 8 Hours of Job Shadowing or Alternative Assignment (see application)
  • Satisfactory criminal background check and
    drug screening once accepted to the program

Application Information:

 

Job Shadowing Resources for applicants:

Mercy Washington
2019 Shadowing Package

Missouri Baptist Sullivan
Christy Ewald, Talent Acquisition Specialist
573-468-1151

Phelps Health
Mid-Missouri Area Health Education Centers

Additional Information & Links

Radiologic Technologists take X-rays and administer non-radioactive materials into patients bloodstream for diagnostic purposes. These professionals produce X-ray films of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. Radiologic technologists also prepare patients for exams by explaining the procedure, removing articles through which X-rays cannot pass and positioning patients appropriately.

Employment Opportunities and Salary Ranges:

The radiologic technology profession is experiencing faster-than-average job growth. Employment for radiologic technologists is projected to grow 13% from 2016-2026, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The May 2018 average annual earnings were $59,520 with the highest earnings at $86,350. The average salary for these professionals in Missouri is $25.96 per hour.

Radiologic technologists find opportunities in several areas:

  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories
  • Federal executive branch (OES designation)

Rachael Karr
Rad Tech Advisor
(573) 466-4078
Office: Rolla Main
rachael.karr@eastcentral.edu

Nancy Mitchell, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
(636) 584-6616
Office: HS 108
nancy.mitchell@eastcentral.edu

Program Contact: For additional information, please contact any of the following individuals: