Radiologic Technology, Certificate of Achievement

Medical Imaging for Re-Entry Radiographers

Certificate of Achievement, Medical Imaging for Re-Entry Radiographers: TMCC offers a certificate of achievement for radiologic technologists (radiographers) who wish to re-enter the profession and become re-certified 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 and a minimum of an associates degree in an allied health profession.

 The Accreditation information can be found on the Radiologic Technology Website. 


Students completing this certificate will:

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

Gainful Employment

While all of the educational programs at Truckee Meadows Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide information on specific certificate programs. Specific information on the cost of this program is available here.  We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate 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
Introduction to Information Systems (or equivalent)
Medical Ethics
Patient Care and Medical Terminology
Radiography I
Radiology Physics and Circuitry
Radiographic Photography and Techniques
Radiography II
Imaging Equipment
Radiographic Contrast-Routine Exams
Radiation Safety and Protection
Radiography Quality Management
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiation
Radiography Quality Control
The contents in the above courses must be verified by testing to obtain credit and meet ARRT requirements. Contact Program Coordinator for testing requirements.29
The following Certificate Requirements must be completed at TMCC:
RAD 259Seminar in Radiography2
RAD 290
Internship in Radiologic Technology
and Internship in Radiologic Technology (Repeat) 1
Total Units48

RAD 290 Internship is repeated in 2 semesters for 4 units (8 units Total)

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Previous Program, Transferred, or ARRT units 29
 Semester Total29
2nd semester
Communications 1 3
RAD 290 Internship in Radiologic Technology 2 1-6
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 3
 Semester Total10
3rd semester
Human Relations 1 3
RAD 259 Seminar in Radiography 2
RAD 290 Internship in Radiologic Technology 2 1-6
 Semester Total9
 Total Units48

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


 RAD 290 may be taken for variable units in the second and third semesters for a final total of 8 units.