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Radiologic Technology 

A radiologic technologist smiling back at the viewer from a hand x-ray she has produced on a computer monitor

Associate Degree Radiologic Technology Program

The DACC Radiologic Technology Program has been in existence and fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology since 1975.

Radiologic Technologists are an important part of the medical team as they perform various radiographic procedures and collect necessary technical data for optimal patient assessment while maintaining safe radiation exposures for both patients and healthcare personnel.

 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, radiographic procedures, and safe radiation exposures. Laboratory activities are also implemented to achieve proper patient positioning skills.

Clinical work presents students with an opportunity for real life experience and introduces them to imaging modalities. Multiple clinic locations are offered in southern New Mexico including Las Cruces, T or C, Carlsbad, Alamogordo, Deming, Silver City, Artesia, Ruidoso and El Paso, TX.

The Program recognizes, supports, and complies with the educational philosophy and mission of Doña Ana Community College and New Mexico State University. The Program does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status..

Advanced Certificate Program in Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography (CT) is a branch of radiology that employs specialized radiography equipment to produce sectional images of the human anatomy. Students must complete Associate in Radiologic Technology prior to entry. CT technologists perform various diagnostic procedures under the supervision of a licensed radiologist or in most cases, a licensed technologist. In order to produce quality images, the CT technologist must be able to work effectively with patients and health professionals, operate sophisticated computer equipment, and observe radiation protection measures. 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.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Computed Tomography Certification Exam. It should be noted that felony or misdemeanor convictions may make a student ineligible to take the ARRT exam. Many states also require a license to practice as a radiographer in that state. Continuing education is required with both the ARRT and state licenses to retain current certification status