Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology

Important notice:

All students wishing to be considered for Fall 2024 admission must complete an application with a counselor from Southfield. Application Deadline is March 1, 2024. Students that do not complete an application by this date will not be considered.

About the Program

The OCC Radiologic Technology program at the Southfield Campus provides individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a professional healthcare practitioner in an exciting and rewarding field. Leading to an Associate Degree in Applied Science the Radiologic Technology Program is an Extended Degree Program where students must complete a minimum of 73 or more required credit hours. The program prepares selected students through theory and clinical experiences to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in a variety of health care settings. The Radiologic Technology Program has been in operation since 1989 and received approval by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation in 1991, 1993 and by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology in 1998, 2008 and 2016.  In 2016, the Program was awarded 8 years of accreditation, the maximum award allowed. The Program is up for review in 2024.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)  JRCERT.ORG
20 N Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Program Effectiveness Data


The median annual wage for magnetic resonance imaging technologists was $77,360 in May 2021.

The median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $61,370 in May 2021.

Overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 13 percent through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses.*Bureau of Labor Statistics

We also offer the opportunity for Registered Radiologic Technologists who do not currently have a college degree to enroll in the required supportive and general education courses as outlined in the college catalog. Applicants will be granted a degree upon successful completion of the requirements.

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Information Sessions

Information sessions are required for any student who applies to the Radiologic Technology Program. Sessions last approximately 1 1/2-2 hours. This session will include a thorough review of the program requirements, didactic and clinical phases, as well as, requirements for success. Attendance will only be recorded for those who remain in the session the entire time. A zoom link will be sent prior to the session to the email provided at registration. 

All sessions will be held via zoom


2023 Dates

  • Thursday         Sept. 14, 2023            4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thursday         Oct. 12, 2023              9:00am-11:00am
  • Monday           Nov. 6, 2023               5:00pm-7:00pm

Job Market Outlook

Credentials Received

Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the graduate to apply to take the national credential examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Upon successful completion of this exam, graduates are awarded their RT(R) credential.

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