Certificate of Achievement - Medical Imaging for Re-Entry Radiographers

Location: 18600 Wedge Parkway, Bldg B, room 101
Phone: 775-850-4003
Fax: 775-850-4058
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/x-ray/

TMCC offers a certificate of achievement for radiologic technologists (radiographers) who wish to re-enter the profession and become recertified with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or graduates of an accredited program needing to become “registry eligible” again. Interested persons should contact the coordinator at 775-850-4045. An individualized educational plan will be developed following the receipt of transcripts and appropriate documentation demonstrating completion of an ARRT acceptable program.

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the Certificate of Achievement will:

  • Demonstrate clinical competence in diagnostic radiographic examinations.
  • Be prepared to take the American Registry of Radiographic Technologists (ARRT) examinations for radiographers.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses within an AAS degree that can serve as a stepping stone to an AAS degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
The following must be completed at TMCC:
Human Relations3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Certificate Requirements
Student transcript from original Radiography Program will be verified to assure completion of the following content by testing:
Introduction to Information Systems
Medical Ethics
Patient Care and Medical Terminology
Radiography I
Radiology Physics and Circuitry
Radiographic Photo and Techniques
Radiography II
Imaging Equipment
Radiographic Contrast-Routine Exams
Radiation Safety and Protection
Radiography Quality Management
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiation
Radiography Quality Control
Total previous program completion, transfer units from previous ARRT approved program or ARRT certifications29
The following Certificate Requirements must be completed at TMCC:
RAD 259Seminar in Radiography2
RAD 290Internship in Radiologic Technology8
Total Units48
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Communications 1 3
RAD 290 Internship in Radiologic Technology 4
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher) 3
 Semester Total10
2nd semester
Human Relations 1 3
RAD 259 Seminar in Radiography 2
RAD 290 Internship in Radiologic Technology 4
 Semester Total9
3rd semester
Previous Program, Transferred, or ARRT units 29
 Semester Total29
 Total Units48

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.