Radiologic Technology

Why Delgado Community College?

  • The best program in the state of Louisiana
  • 95.2% job placement after graduation (past 5 years)
  • Outstanding, Experienced Faculty
  • Clinical experience with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • On-Campus, Energized X-Ray Facilities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for radiologic technologists will continue to grow by as much as 21% through 2022.

98% Pass Rate over the past five years.

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2022 Rad Tech Grad Class group photo

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Delgado Community College Radiologic Technology program is to provide students with both academic and clinical instruction which will prepare them to function as competent, compassionate, entry-level radiographers who respond professionally and ethically to patients and members of the healthcare community. 

Program Goals

To uphold the mission, the following goals have been set to prepare graduates to apply for the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography.

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competency
Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively
Goal 3: Students will exhibit critical thinking skills

students at an x-ray machineRadiologic Technology – Program Student Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of all program requirements:

  • SLO 1.1 Students will obtain diagnostic radiographs
  • SLO 1.2 Students will perform radiation safety practices
  • SLO 2.1 Students will communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals in the clinical setting
  • SLO 2.2 Students will obtain accurate patient histories
  • SLO 3.1 Students will be able to evaluate radiographic images for acceptability
  • SLO 3.2 Students will adjust exposure variables for unacceptable radiographs   

Articulation Agreement

Delgado Community College and University of Holy Cross have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for articulations with bachelor degree programs. The articulations will allow students to complete their Associate of Applied Science Degree at Delgado Community College and transfer their credit hours to the articulated University in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.

Degree plan

Download the articulation agreement sheet.

Delgado Community College and Northwestern State University of Louisiana have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for articulations with bachelor degree programs. The articulations will allow students to complete their Associate of Applied Science Degree at Delgado Community College and transfer their credit hours to the articulated University in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree

Download the articulation agreement sheet.

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Visit the JRCERT webpage for more information.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2017 24 of 24 - 100%
Year 2 - 2018 28 of 28 - 100%
Year 3 - 2019 33 of 34 - 97%
Year 4 - 2020 32 of 32 - 100%
Year 5 - 2021 35 of 37 - 98%
Program 5-Year Average 152 of 155 - 98%


Job Placement:
The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2017 24 of 24 - 100%
Year 2 - 2018 27 of 28 - 96.4%
Year 3 - 2019 33 of 34 - 97%
Year 4 - 2020 28 of 30 - 93.3%
Year 5 - 2021 37 of 37 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average 149 of 153 - 97%


Program Completion:
The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.

Program Completion Rate number graduated divided by number started the program
Year Results
2021 37 of 39
Annual Completion Rate 95%


For more information regarding program effectiveness data, visit the JRCERT website.

For more information about Delgado's Radiologic Technology Program, call (504) 671-6203