Radiologic Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree


Radiology techs play an essential role in saving lives. Complete our program in two years, ace the licensing exam, and get to work. Our grads do just that. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.

What You Learn in Radiologic Technology

In the classroom and in clinics you are hands-on working, adjusting, and maintaining an array of imaging equipment. Learn to prepare patients for procedures and produce diagnostic-quality images. Work closely with physicians. Study medical ethics and follow safety standards and procedures.

Our accredited program is American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® approved and we prepare you for the exam. Just ask our graduates. In the past five years, 93% passed it on the first try, and almost 99% of grads seeking employment were working in the field within a year.

What Can I Do With a Radiologic Technology Degree? 

Perform diagnostic imaging examinations on patients after preparing them for the procedure. Operate various medical diagnostic equipment and may choose to specialize, such as in x-ray, mammography, or computed tomography (CT) imaging. Work in a medical practice, hospital, outpatient center or rehab facility. Either way, you are a valued member of the team. 

A Solid Foundation

Radiographic Procedures

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Radiographic Procedures

Study, evaluate and take chest, abdomen, and upper extremity images.

RAD Imaging

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RAD Imaging

Learn the role of the radiographer and to provide safe patient care.

Special Procedures

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Special Procedures

Study detailed anatomy, physiology, and radiographic procedures. Use special equipment.

Image Evaluation

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Image Evaluation

Study techniques, shielding, positioning, and radiographic quality.

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Let's Get Started

Two years of study and you are ready to work in an array of healthcare settings. If this is the career for you, don't wait. Here's more details about the program.

After you start the program you must:  

  • Have an insurance plan to cover any injury or illness requiring hospital treatment or surgery.
  • Submit evidence of good health through a physical exam and immunization form.
  • Provide documentation showing you successfully completed an American Heart Association CPR course for health care providers.

A criminal background check is required prior to entering any clinical setting. Any associated fees will be your responsibility. Certain criminal activity may disqualify you from participation and the program.

Due to the danger from radiation exposure to the unborn fetus, especially in the first trimester, a Radiologic Technology student who becomes pregnant or suspects she is pregnant is advised to notify the Program Director of that fact at the earliest possible date. (Voluntary disclosure of pregnancy: It is the decision of the pregnant student as to whether or not she wishes to notify program faculty of her pregnancy. The student may undeclare their pregnancy at any time. This must be in writing.)

The pregnant student will be given a copy of the nuclear regulatory guide to read and keep. It will be the decision of the student, after reading the Nuclear Regulatory Guide, whether to continue in school, request a leave of absence, or drop from the program. The student will be assured a place in the next year’s class should she decide to take a leave of absence. Note: This guide is available for any student who desires to read in the faculty office.

The school will not be obligated to permit any special work limitations to accommodate pregnant students. Maximum radiation protection shall be observed at all times. Once the school is informed of the pregnancy, an additional film badge will be ordered and worn at the waist, under the apron to record the amount of radiation to the fetus. The school shall not be responsible for any decision made by the student.

You must provide your own transportation to clinical placements, including:

  • Genesis Medical Center East
  • Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus
  • Genesis Medical Center Dewitt Campus
  • Mercy One Clinton Medical Center
  • Gen Rad (Former Radiology Group)
  • Genesis Convenient Care Davenport
  • Genesis Convenient Care Bettendorf (Woodlands)
  • Genesis HealthPlex Moline
  • Genesis Bettendorf Imaging Center
  • Genesis Eldridge Family Practice
  • Jackson County Regional Health Center
  • Urology Associates

A clinical instructor/advisor is assigned to each clinical site.

This is a two-year, full-time program admitting a limited number of students each fall. Students in the pre-RT category may attend part time, but due to the nature of the program content, once accepted into the RT program full-time participation is required. Classroom instruction is coupled with supervised clinical experiences at local hospitals and clinics. Expect to spend approximately 30 hours per week in class or clinic and another 10-20 hours studying.

In addition to EICC's general admission requirements, you must meet specific program admission criteria

Radiologic Technology Organizations & Licensure

The ARRT is a professional registering body fully recognized by The American Medical Association, The American College of Radiology, The American Hospital Association and The American Society of Radiologic Technologists. 

ARRT Website 

Upon successful completion of the approved course of study offered by Scott Community College Radiologic Technology Program, and completion of an associates degree, graduates are eligible to write The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) Board Exam. A processing fee is required. The exam is computer based and is administered locally through Prometric. The exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions with three hours to complete. A passing score of 75% is required. (Be advised that if you have been convicted of a felony, you may not be eligible to take boards. For further inquiries concerning this, contact the ARRT directly at (651) 687-0048.

The ASRT is the only nationally recognized professional society representing all radiologic technologists in the United States today. One of the primary reasons the ASRT was organized was to be able to present educational opportunities to the technologists of the United States.

ASRT Website

Licensure requirements for Radiologic Technologists vary from state to state and may involve more than earning a degree and passing the national certification exam. You may need to satisfy other requirements, such as completing an application, or paying a fee. Some states offer multiple pathways to achieve licensure. EICC makes every effort to verify the information provided on requirements for licensure is accurate and up-to-date, however, these requirements are subject to change at any time. If you will be seeking licensure as a Radiologic Technologist we strongly encourage you to review the licensure requirements for the state in which you intend to practice. Here are two examples: 

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Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.

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The EICC Radiography Program is a fully accredited program by the JRCERT (8 years)
For program accreditation information visit the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) website at:

To pursue allegations of non-compliance with the standards, contact JRCERT:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182

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Radiologic Technology: Locations

Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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