Program information is available from the Ask CNM Contact Center at (505) 224-3000 or go to cnm.edu.
Radiologic technology is a healthcare profession for practitioners who work in hospitals, clinics and free-standing imaging centers. The radiographer is a member of the healthcare team who works directly with the patient and the physician in performing a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional therapy procedures. The rapid expansion of medical diagnostic imaging has greatly increased the diversity and utility of medical diagnosis. Radiologic Technology is a 5-term Associate of Applied science degree program. The radiographer must be proficient in the knowledge of radiographic exposure, anatomy, patient positioning, the operation of specialized equipment and the care and management of the patient. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The program meets the ARRT (American Registration of Radiologic Technologist) accreditation requirements through the NCACS-HLC institutional accreditation of Central New Mexico Community College.
The Radiologic Technology program is designated as a Limited Entry Program at CNM. Students who wish to pursue Radiologic Technology will need to apply and be accepted before they can start the program. Students who will apply in fall 2011 should refer to the Radiologic Technology Program Website for information about the application process and admission criteria. Students who wish to apply in 2012 or later should refer to the Office of Limited Entry Programs website for information about application requirements, selection criteria, and deadlines, which will be different from those used in 2011.
Career and Educational Opportunities
Hospitals are the primary employer of radiologic technologists although national indicators predict that a greater number of new jobs will be in physician offices and clinics. A career in radiologic technology offers vast opportunities for advancement in specialized imaging techniques.