Radiologic Technologist Professional
Associate of Science (AS) Degree Program
The Radiologic Technologists Professional (RTP) program offers a comprehensive, rigorous learning curriculum, combining the expanding arena of health care with the cutting edge of technology. The RTP program will prepare the student to become an essential member of the health care team of professionals. The instruction is intended for students who wish to seek employment as a registered and licensed Radiologic Technologist.
The RTP program is recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) allowing graduates to take the ARRT certification board exam in Radiography. Learn More.
The General Radiologic Technology Program of Dade Medical College is committed to excellence in education demonstrated by providing a comprehensive entry-level education program to students with quality didactic and clinical instruction. The program supports the vision, values and mission of Dade Medical College by striving to be the premier education resource in the imaging sciences for our community.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and achievements:
Goal 1: The program will graduate radiographers with the appropriate entry-level skills of the profession.
- Graduates will pass the ARRT credentialing exam within 6 months of graduation
- Graduates will be satisfied with the education received
- Graduates actively seeking employment will become appropriately employed
- Employers will be satisfied with the graduate performance
- Students will complete the program
Goal 2: Students will be clinically competent.
- Students will demonstrate age-appropriate patient care skills
- Students will practice appropriate radiation safety measures (ALARA)
- Students will demonstrate ability to appropriately position the patient
- Students will demonstrate ability to select appropriate technical factors
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate age-appropriate communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate age-appropriate oral communication skills
- Students will demonstrate age-appropriate written communication skills
Goal 4: Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills
- Students will demonstrate problem-solving abilities with the ability to describe appropriate corrective measures as needed
Goal 5: Students will demonstrate professional growth and development.
- Students will demonstrate they are prepared for the profession
- Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the ethics and laws of the profession and healthcare in general
Demand for radiologic technologists will continue to increase through 2022 and beyond due to the expected growth of the 65+ demographic (baby-boomers). The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 25% increase in health care jobs as the population grows and ages. Health care occupational groups are expected to account for more than 5.3 million new jobs by 2022, about one-third of the total employment growth.