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Radiologic Technology – Associate of Applied Science

The Radiologic Technology program prepares students to practice as proficient, multi-skilled professionals in a culturally diverse health care setting; to demonstrate outcomes required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and program guidelines; and to apply for and successfully complete ARRT certification examination and possess the qualifications of an entry-level radiographer.

Institutional/Program Policies:

The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology program, the graduate will have a combined knowledge of the principles of radiation protection, radiographic procedures, image production and evaluation, equipment maintenance and operation, patient care and management, clinical radiography, and current trends in radiologic technology. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national registry examination administered by the ARRT. A passing score on this examination results in the granting of a certificate of registration allowing the privilege of using the title “Registered Technologist” and the abbreviation R.T.(R) following the graduate’s name. These credentials are recognized nationally by the American Medical Association. Graduates must hold an R.T.(R) certificate in order to apply for Radiography licensure with the State of Oregon Board of Medical Imaging. The Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Program is designed to meet the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology educational standards.

Students should be aware that any criminal background, including misdemeanors, may disqualify a student from licensure in the State of Oregon.

Students have the right to visit the JRCERT website to learn more about program accreditation standards ( The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) follows due process upon receipt of a written, signed complaint containing allegations which indicate that an accredited program, or program seeking accreditation, may not be in substantial compliance with the relevant accreditation standards or may not follow JRCERT accreditation policies.

Information about the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may be found at

The Radiologic Technology program at Pioneer Pacific College is programmatically accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Information on JRCERT accreditation may be found at  The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology may be reached at 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, email at

Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

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Program Details

Program Mission Statement

The Radiology Program at Pioneer Pacific College is committed to preparing competent and compassionate graduates that work effectively within a diverse healthcare team and patient population.  Critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills are fostered through a student centered learning environment to promote lifelong learning as a responsible, qualified candidate for a variety of radiological job opportunities.

The goals of the Pioneer Pacific College’s Radiology Program are:

Goal 1: Student will competently and safely perform entry-level radiographic procedures.

  • Students will properly position patients for standard radiographic procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate safe radiation safety practices.
  • Students will set technical factors to produce diagnostic quality radiographic images.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

  • Students will critique radiographic images.
  • Students will adapt standard radiographic practices to varying clinical situations.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate proper communication skills.

  • Students will explain radiographic procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Students will obtain an accurate patient history.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate the importance of professional development and growth.

  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Students will articulate the importance of membership in a professional organization.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 80 academic weeks to complete. N/A%* of graduates from this program finished in this time. (*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.)

What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?

For Springfield students, the rate is 86%.


Locations offering Radiological Technology

Possible Completion

  • 80 academic weeks

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Program Effectiveness Goal:
The program will fulfill its mission by providing the community with qualified radiographers.

  • Graduates will pass the national ARRT certification exam on the 1st attempt within six months of graduation.
  • Graduates will be gainfully employed within the community of interest.
  • Students will complete the program within three years of initial acceptance.
  • Employers will be satisfied with program graduates.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with the quality of education received.

Program Effectiveness Data:
The reporting period for this data was January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.

  • Number of Graduates: 14
  • Annual Program Completion Rate (PCR): 87%
  • Annual Benchmark: 70
  • Five-Year Average Credentialing Examination Pass Rate: 0*
  • Five-Year Average Job Placement Rate (JPR): 0*
  • Enrollments: 16

* JRCERT interprets both Five-Year Average Credentialing Examination Pass Rate and Five-Year Average Job Placement Rate as consecutive years. Springfield’s first graduation class took place in 2016. Therefore, at this time, the Radiologic Technology program has not accumulated five consecutive years of average data. These rates are recorded as zero until the full five consecutive years of average data has been accumulated.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Radiology Program at Pioneer Pacific College, the graduate will be expected to:

Practice the professional role of Radiologic Technologist and abide by the ethics and the professional conduct of medical professionals, the ASRT Code of Ethics, and the ARRT Standard of Ethics.

  • Demonstrate competency in all 50 required ARRT Radiological Procedures with understanding of fundamental radiographic positioning and projection techniques.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required of competent entry-level radiologic technologists through independent judgment and discretion in technical performance of imaging procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately perform, process, and critique radiographic films.
  • Able to identify and describe common pathological conditions revealed by x-rays.
  • Apply the appropriate professional communication skills of writing, speaking, problem solving, and teamwork in a medical environment.
  • Demonstrate stewardship over the security and confidentiality associated with patient medical information.
  • Have an appreciation of the constant change of radiographic practices with understanding the advancement of digital imaging, and the need to be lifelong learners through being active in their own continuing education.

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Discover if a Radiologic Technologist is the right career for you by calling one of our helpful Admissions Officers at 1-866-772-4636 or contact us online and we’ll get in touch to further discuss your interests in a medical career.

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