Radiologic Technology Frequently Asked Questions

What is Radiography? 

Radiologic Technologists/Radiographers assist physicians specializing in the use of X-ray to diagnose disease and injury, exercise initiative and independent judgment in performing X-rays, operate X-ray equipment, provide patient care and radiation protection, produce and process radiographs, and maintain quality control.

What are career opportunities for Radiography?

Graduates are eligible to apply for state and national Radiography certification examinations. With further training and certification, radiographers can work in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, bone densitometry, cardiac interventional radiography, vascular interventional radiography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, sonography and as registered radiologist assistants.

What should you do to get more information on the Program?

Visit our webpage

What are the program costs?

Review our estimated cost document

Will my program courses transfer to a BS program at another college? 

Yes

How long is the program? 

Delgado's Radiologic Technology Program is a 24-month Associate of Applied Science degree program. Graduates are eligible to take state and national board exams.

Is the program accredited?

The Radiologic Technology Program at Delgado Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:

JRCERT
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL  60608-3182
PHONE: (312) 704-5300
FAX: (423) 304-5304
mail@jrcert.org

On which campus is the Radiography program located? 

City Park Campus

Where are the Clinical Education Centers located?

Across the entire Metropolitan area of New Orleans and the region.

When are classes held? 

Monday through Friday between 7am until 4:30pm. 

When do classes begin? 

August

How many students are accepted each year?

50 students currently

May I work while enrolled in the Program?

Yes, but it may be limited

Is there a waiting list for admission into the ­­­­­Radiography Program?

No

Does the Program offer job placement? 

No, but clinicals gives students valuable experience towards the goal of getting a job. 

What kind of course schedule can I expect and prepare for? 

40 hours per week with didactic, clinical and labs

Are uniforms required for the Program? 

Yes

Am I required to provide my own transportation to school and to clinical sites? 

Yes