Overview of Radiologic Science
Radiologic Science is both an art and a science. It is the largest of the allied health professions. Radiologic Technologists, also known as Radiographers and Medical Imaging Technologists, are trained in the specialized technical area of medical radiography. Radiologic Technologists use their skills and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, X-ray equipment and physics of X-ray production to create diagnostic radiographic images in a wide variety of settings. The Radiologic Science Program at Kilgore College prepares students to enter the profession of radiography through classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. An energized lab allows Radiologic Science students to simulate real life experiences on our campus before entering the clinical environment. Students are prepared to assume a professional role in the field of Radiologic Science upon successful program completion.
The Observation Day component of the application process will not be required for the 2014 application process. An alternate activity will be assigned to ONLY those applicants selected for an interview.
What do graduates of the program do?
Radiographers assist in the diagnosis process by performing diagnostic medical procedures utilizing radiation, high tech equipment and computers. This health care professional works in hospitals, doctor offices and outpatient clinics. Radiographers may also pursue a career in education, management, training or sales. Advancement opportunities in this field include Computed Tomography Technologist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist, Special Imaging Technologist, Cardiac Cath Lab Imaging Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Ultrasonographer, Radiation Therapist, Registered Radiologist Assistant (RRA), Supervisor and Administrator. Some of these career opportunities require the Radiologic Technologist to seek additional education.
What is the job outlook for graduates?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment is projected to grow faster than average and job opportunities are expected to be favorable for this profession through the year 2018.
What kind of salary can graduates expect?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of radiologic technologists was $52,210 in May 2008. Local salaries will vary.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The program is a two year Associate Degree Program. There is an admission process and some pre-requisite courses are required prior to applying to the program.
How do you get more information about Radiologic Science Program?
A new class begins each Fall semester. Application deadline to enter the Fall class is March 15. Students should have as many pre-admission courses completed as possible prior to applying to the program. The Radiologic Science Information and Application packet can be downloaded from the General Information page of the program website. The packet includes information about the program, application instructions and the forms necessary to apply. The selection process is also outlined in the packet.
The Radiologic Science program is accredited through SACS, and as such is recognized as an accredited educational program in Radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). Upon successful program completion, the graduate will be eligible to take the national certification examination in radiography offered by the ARRT, and will be eligible for a temporary Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT) certificate from The TDSHS.
NOTICE: The HOBET is no longer required
The HOBET is no longer required. The Nelson-Denny test will be used beginning with the Spring 2011 application process. The Nelson-Denny test will be administered within the Radiologic Science Dept (not the testing center).
The dates the test will be offered can be found on the GENERAL INFORMATION page of this website. To schedule to take the test contact Renee' Golden, Health Science Administrative Assistant at (903)983-8146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Instructor / Director
: (903) 983-8636
M. Kenneth Whitten Applied Technology Center (AT)
Program qualifies for the Texas Two-Step Project.
Credits will apply towards a bachelor's degree.