Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are
eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Technology (Rad. Tech.) program is coordinated by the Health Sciences
Department and leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Upon
graduation from the program, students are eligible to sit for the national
licensed exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
(ARRT). Additional information about the association can be found online at www.arrt.org. The
standards of practice for a Radiologic Technologist are also established by the
New York State Division of Professional Licensing, Department of Health (DOH)
and the Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection of New York State. Current
laws generally permit licensing board or agency to deny a license to practice
Radiologic Technology if the applicant has been convicted of a felony or other
specific crime. Such an individual is
strongly advised to file a pre-application with the ARRT and contact the NYSDOH
in writing to determine their eligibility for certification and registration.
Learn more about the Rad Tech field with Program Director Theresa Licari
Radiologic Technology program at LaGuardia is 67 credits and consists of a
Pre-clinical (pre-requisites) and Clinical (SCX courses) phases. The Clinical
phase is a full time program. Students must be a Radiologic Technology major to
apply for candidacy. Acceptance to the clinical phase is limited to students
once a year only and is competitive. Students must file for and be accepted
into candidacy in order to progress to the Clinical phase.
students who are Radiologic Technology majors are admitted into the
pre-clinical phase of the Radiologic Technology Program. Progression to the
clinical phase of the program is competitive. Students must apply for candidacy
and be accepted to enter the clinical phase.
must first complete the four key courses with a minimum GPA of 2.50. They are
then ranked using a scoring system based on grades in these key courses. Since
the number of students permitted to progress each semester is limited, the
minimum GPA does not guarantee that a student will be selected for progression
into the clinical phase of the program. Although SCB204 is not one of the four key courses, it must be completed before the start of the Clinical Phase if accepted. Students are limited to a maximum of
two attempts at candidacy.
Radiologic Technology Faculty
The Radiologic Technology Program has three full-time faculty members as well as an experienced group of adjunct faculty members. All instructional staff are the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and New York State Licensed Technologists. The College Lab Technician is also ARRT and New York State Certified Registered Technologist. The College Lab Technician assists instructional staff in the laboratory courses and is available during scheduled work hours. The faculty are all members of their professional organization, The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Primary licensed certification in radiography coupled with additional
training, offers career mobility and advancement opportunities in post primary
These modalities include computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging,
interventional radiography, mammography, ultrasonography, radiation therapy,
and nuclear medicine. A Radiologic Technologist is sometimes referred to as a
Radiographer, X-Ray Technologist, Radiologic Technologist and Medical Imaging
Technologist. Technologists are trained to use ionizing radiation to produce
radiographs of the human body. These images aid in the detection of injury and/or
disease. They prepare patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the
procedure, removing jewelry and other articles that x-rays cannot pass, and
position patients so that other parts of the body can be appropriately imaged.
To prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation, these workers surround the
exposed area with radiation protection devices, such as lead shields, or limit
the size of the x-ray beam
along with applying the correct amount of radiation factors to be used in each
image. In addition, the Radiologic Technologist must practice effective
communication, documentation, excellent patient care and technical skills.
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In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:
In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment. Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.
Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take.
Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.
Review the Radiologic Technology Curriculum.
See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs. For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.