• Radiologic Technology

    Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

  • The Radiologic 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.

  • The 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.

    Pre-Clinical Phase

    All new 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.

    Candidates 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.

    1. In order to apply for Radiologic Technology candidacy (progression to the clinical phase of the Radiologic Technology Program), you must be a Radiologic Technology Major.

    2. You apply by registering for RAD000.4899 (Intent to RAD TECH. candidacy) in the first three weeks of the 12-week Spring I term. Check the Academic Calendar for the last date to apply. There are no credits, no meetings and no charges involved in registering for this “course”, it is merely an administrative designation showing your interest to be considered for acceptance into the clinical phase by completing a form in the Registrar’s office.

    3. You should only register for RAD000.4899 if you have already completed all four “key” courses or if you are going to complete all four by the end of the 12-week term in which you are applying for candidacy.

    4. If you are enrolled in one of the four “key” courses and you withdraw from that course, you must also withdraw from Intent to RAD TECH. (RAD000.4899). Withdrawal from a course is according to the college calendar. Check the college calendar for semester withdrawal dates.

    5. Please note that if you received a C-, D-, D, D+, F, WN or WU for any of the key courses and have repeated the course, both grades will be used in evaluating your candidacy. Also, if you received a grade of C-, D-, D, D+, on any of your pre-clinical courses, the course can only be repeated with the permission of the Department Chair of the respective course.

    6. Results of candidacy will not be available until all grades for the 12-week term are submitted. You will receive a letter from the Radiologic Technology program telling you when and where to obtain the results.

    7. If your candidacy is not successful, you may repeat the registration for RAD TECH (RAD000.4899) candidacy only once, unless your GPA for the key courses is below 2.50, in which case you are eliminated from the competition.

    8. To be certain you are taking the correct courses, it is always best to see a healthcare advisor in B100 or faculty members in room C252 . Days and hours of advisement are during Radiologic Technology faculty office hours which are posted in room C252. You can call (718) 482–5470 to obtain advisement hours and to schedule an appointment.

    Spring 2020 CR/NC Policy – How it applies to Health Sciences Candidacy Programs

    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:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    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.

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    Primary licensed certification in radiography coupled with additional training, offers career mobility and advancement opportunities in post primary secondary modalities. 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.

    Explore career possibilities on Career Connect.  

    Current Students

    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.

    Prospective Students
    Review the Radiologic Technology Curriculum.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    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.

    Name Email Phone Office
    Theresa Licari, MA, R.T.(R)(ARRT)
    Radiologic Technology Program Director
    Assistant Professor 
    ticari@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5597  C 252B 
    Kamrul Huda, MS. R.T.(R)(ARRT)
    Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator 
    khuda@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5488  C 252C 
    Lorena Maldonado, MD,R.T.(R)(MR)(M)(ARRT
    Assistant Professor/Clinical Instructor 
    irillera@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5982  C 252D 
    Yeshe Wangjor,
    BSRS, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)(ARRT)
    Adjunct Clinical Instructor 
    ywangjor@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-6173  C 106F 
    Victoria B. Brown, AAS, R.T.(ARRT)
    Adjunct College Laboratory Technician 
    vbuitragobrown@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-6173  C 106F 
    Peter Varikattu, MS, R.T.(R)(ARRT)
    Adjunct Clinical Instructor 
    Victor Lam, BA,R.T.(R)(ARRT)
    Adjunct Clinical Instructor 
    Naim Syla, BSRS,R.T.(R)(ARRT)
    Adjunct Instructor