About the Program

MISSION STATEMENT

The Radiologic Technology program is a comprehensive competency-based program of study that prepares students to sit for the National Registry Examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) allowing successful students to graduate with expertise at the entry level in the field of Radiologic Technology and to be eligible for education and training in other specialized diagnostic imaging fields.

  • We offer an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree that may be completed within 2 years of admission into the program.
  • The program admits 20 students every summer semester.
  • The program is affiliated with Yuma Regional Medical Center and several medical offices in the Yuma and La Paz community.
  • The program prepares students to pass the National Registry Board Exam which is required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists to become a registered technologist.
  • The program is designed to graduate competent entry level diagnostic Radiologic Technologists with eligibility to be trained in other specialized imaging areas such as Computerized Tomography, Ultrasound, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Special Procedures.
  • Graduates are eligible to seek national certification as a Registered Technologist RT (R) and must be licensed by the State of Arizona.

Accreditation

The program has been held to high standards of accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), in order to assure that graduates are well prepared to be successful on the examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Because of this certification, graduates will be able to work any where in the USA upon completion of this degree path.

The most recent JRCERT site visit was April 2017. The AWC Radiology Program was evaluated according to the JRCERT 2014 Standards for an Accredited Education Program in Radiography. The program was awarded accreditation for a period of eight years. The next site visit is tentatively scheduled for the second quarter of 2025.

JCERT Contact Information Addresss: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 Phone: (312) 704-5300 Fax: (312) 704-5304  Email: mail@jrcert.org

The Radiologic Technology Program of Arizona Western College serves its communities of interst and its students through meeting and maintaining the following goals.  After completion of clinical and academic courses, Radiologic Technology students will be able to:

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate competency at the entry level in the field of Diagnostic Radiography.

Student Learning Outcome:
  1. Demonstrate acceptable positioning skills.
  2. Provide appropriate patient care.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcome:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to adjust technique to suit patient condition, pathology, or body habitus.
  2. Demonstrate competency on non-routine views.

Goal 3: Students will communicate effectively.

Student Learning Outcome:
  1. Use effective oral communication skills.
  2. Use effective written communication skills.

The program will monitor its effectiveness.

Program Effectiveness over a 5-year period:

  1. 75% of graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt.
  2. 75% of graduates who are actively seeking employment will be employed in the field of Radiologic Technology within 1 year after graduation.
  3. 50% of students will complete the Radiologic Technology Program.
  4. 80% of employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s entry level skills.
  5. 80% of students will be satisfied with their education.

Annual Reports

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 344-7552
Fax: (928) 317-6119
Location: LR-224
Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

  • Monday - Thursday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm