Associate of Applied Science Degree
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Radiologic Technologists are an important part of the medical team. They produce medical images (x-rays), carry out diagnostic procedures, determine safe radiation exposure limits, and collect technical data necessary to assess client (patient) status. Job prospects in the Las Cruces/El Paso area are occasionally limited, but nationwide there is faster-than-average job growth with many opportunities for persons seeking entry-level positions.
Students in the Radiologic Technology program receive training both in the classroom and in clinical settings, where they work alongside nurses, physicians, and other health-care professionals. In the classroom, students learn about the anatomy and function of the human body, radiographic physics and equipment, and radiographic procedures. Students acquire skills in radiation protection for the patient and for the health professional. Laboratory activities teach the proper positioning of an injured or ill patient. Clinical work offers students training in diagnostic radiology and introduces the student to various other imaging modalities. The clinical work is offered in Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Artesia, Carlsbad, Deming, Ruidoso, Silver City, and El Paso.