Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

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Program Director: 
Stacey Carter
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(423) 697.3297

Deadline Dates

Program - April 15 of each year
If weekend, due following Business Day.
TEAS - ChSCC Testing Center: (423) 697-4461
No information sessions scheduled. Visit the Nursing & Allied Health Program Page.

Additional Forms

a radiologic technician preforms an x-ray

Due to current community health guidelines, all RADT information sessions will be conducted via Zoom for the 2020-2021 application year. You are required to attend at least one session prior to the 4/15/21 program application deadline. You can download the free Zoom application at

Please use the link below to RSVP; you will be emailed a Zoom link to the address you provide on the day before your requested information session. After being placed in a waiting room, you will be admitted to the meeting by the program director. Please be prompt as late access will not be granted.

RADT Information Session RSVP

The radiologic technology program prepares students to sit for the national licensure examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.  The qualified, licensed radiologic technologist is an essential member of the health care team, utilizing radiation in the safest manner to produce high-quality, diagnostic images for all patient populations. Program graduates may further their education in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy here at Chattanooga State.

Programmatic information sessions are mandatory each application year even if you have attended in a previous year. Sessions will be held August 2020 - April 2021 for the fall 2021 cohort. Late arrivals will not be allowed to attend the session.


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300 FAX (312) 704-5304


Consistent with the mission of Chattanooga State Community College, the Radiologic Technology Program mission is to prepare competent and professional radiographers to meet the current and emerging needs of the workplace.


  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate clinical competence in terms of knowledge, technical skills, and affect of a radiographer.
  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate critical thinking skills in terms of functionality as a radiographer within the regional medical community.
  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate professionalism in terms of standards of the radiographer adopted by the ARRT, ASRT, JRCERT, and other governing bodies.
  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate effective communication skills in terms of radiographer interaction with patients and clinical staff.

The Radiologic Technology Program will ensure student success by maintaining JRCERT accreditation, ASRT curriculum guidelines, state/federal regulations, appropriate resources, qualified faculty, and continuing professional development opportunities.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:

1. Demonstrate clinical competence by:

  • Applying appropriate technical knowledge.
  • Applying appropriate radiation protection.
  • Providing appropriate patient care.

2. Demonstrate critical thinking by:

  • Evaluating radiographic images for appropriate quality.
  • Modifying exams based on patient assessment.

3. Demonstrate professionalism by:

  • Exhibiting proper work ethic in the professional environment.
  • Exhibiting proper attitude in the professional environment.

4. Demonstrate effective communication by:

  • Using acceptable communication skills in the professional environment.
  • Establishing awareness in the professional environment.


Success Rates

Five-year average national credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography exam) pass rate on first attempt within six months of graduation.

Year 1st attempt passing Number of students
ARRT Pass Rate
2015 100% 28 out of 28 students passed on 1st attempt
2016 100% 24 of 24 students passed on 1st attempt
2017 100% 31 of 31 students passed on 1st attempt  (1 graduate >150% of program length)
2018 100% 29 of 29 students passed on 1st attempt
2019 100% 26 of 26 students passed on 1st attempt
5 year average 100%  138 of 138 students passed on 1st attempt

Five-year average job placement rate within one year of graduation.

Per JRCERT Standard Five - Objective 5.2, the definition of "not actively seeking employment" is as follows:

  • Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts
  • Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
  • Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
  • Graduate is on active military duty
  • Graduate is continuing education
Year Percent job placement Number of students
Job Placement
2015 100% 22 out of 22; 6 students not actively seeking employment
2016 100% 21 out of 21; 3 students not actively seeking employment
2017 96.7% 29 out of 30
2018 100% 29 out of 29
2019 100% 26 out of 26
5 year average 99.2%  123 out of 124 students employed 1-year post graduation

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the clinical phase of the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program is 24 months and program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 36 months of beginning the radiologic technology program.

Year % completion Number of students
Program Completion
2015 87.5% 32 accepted, 28 graduated
2016 75% 32 accepted, 24 graduated
2017 93.8% 32 accepted, 30 graduated
2018 90.6% 32 accepted, 29 graduated
2019 81.25% 32 accepted, 26 graduated
5 year average  85.6% 137 out of 160 graduated within 150% of program length
Employment Opportunities: 

Salaries for the entry-level radiographer are competitive with other health professionals with similar educational background. In the Chattanooga area, entry-level radiologic technologists earn $35,000-$40,000 per year.  Opportunities for jobs and career advancement are excellent. Employment can be found anywhere a student wants to live.

Opportunities are many and varied. Graduates are needed to fill the demands of many hospitals and clinics providing patient services around the clock. Various shift assignments may be available.

The career of a radiographer can advance in various directions:

  • Advanced Technology
  • Supervision/Management
  • Education/Research

Modalities of Radiologic Technology

  • Bone Densitometry
  • Mammography
  • Cardiovascular / Interventional Radiography
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Computed Tomography
  • Radiation Therapy Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Program Cost

First Semester (6 hours) (Summer)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee1,115.004,259.00
Textbooks (estimate)100.00100.00
Second Semester (16 hours) (Fall)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2,319.009,027.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee300.00300.00
Truscreen: myRecord Tracker Fee:17.5017.50
Upload documentation for:
Physical Examination and required test300.00300.00
Hepatitis B (estimate)175.00175.00
Right, left and upright markers (estimate)70.0070.00
Liability insurance11.0511.05
Radiation monitoring (estimate)25.0025.00
Truescreen Criminal Background Checks30.0030.00
Truescreen Drug Screen (12 panel)39.0039.00
Textbooks (estimate)1,050.001,050.00
Third Semester (16 hours) (Spring)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2,319.009,027.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee300.00300.00
Textbooks (estimate)150.00150.00
Fourth Semester (11 hours) (Summer)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2,005.007,769.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee275.00275.00
Fifth Semester (14 hours) (Fall)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2,249.008,747.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee275.00275.00
Truescreen: myRecord Tracker Fee:7.507.50
Upload documentation for:
Fit Test20.0020.00
TB Skin Test20.0020.00
Liability Insurance11.0511.05
Radiation monitoring (estimate)25.0025.00
Uniformas, lab coats, etc.150.00150.00
Textbooks (estimate)556.00556.00
Sixth Semester (12 hours)(Spring)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2,179.008,467.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee225.00225.00
Textbooks (estimate)350.00350.00

Costs Disclaimer

These are estimated program costs. Actual costs may vary due to changes in tuition and/or fee increases as determined by the Tennessee Board of Regents. This cost will also be reduced for students since some of the required course work is completed prior to acceptance into the program. These general and support courses taken before the program is to lessen course load in a given semester.

Note: College fees are included in the maintenance cost. To view current calculation table, go to Bursar’s Office on Chattanooga State website. This website will also give you information on refund policies, fee payments and the refund calendar.