Diagnostic Imaging

“I honestly never imagined myself working in the medical field as a radiographer. If someone had told me that that’s what I would be doing at mid-life, I would have never believed them. I chose the SUNY Orange radiography program for practicality and personal fulfillment. SUNY Orange has provided me with an education and training to the highest of standards. The end results were worth it all!”
-- Caryn Woods

Radiology TechA.A.S Degree in Radiologic Technology

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Radiologic Technology prepares students to apply to take the Registry exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists to become a radiographer.

An essential member of the healthcare team, the radiographer positions body parts accurately and manipulates radiographic equipment to produce a quality diagnostic image with the least amount of radiation necessary.

The Radiologic Technology program is dedicated to providing each student with the educational activities necessary to develop the required critical thinking and technical and interpersonal skills of the radiographer.

The highly skilled radiographer is educated in properly caring for the patient’s needs during the radiographic examination, manipulates radiographic and computerized equipment, as well as adheres to protocols in bedside, CT and operating room areas, selects technical factors and diagnostic parameters, instructs and assists the patient in order to obtain the necessary positioning, demonstrates appropriate application of radiation safety principles of “time, distance and shielding,” in order to protect the patient, self and others, exhibits care and accuracy in the administration, preparation and disposal of drugs and contrast agents.

Note: The Radiologic Technology program, as well as the field of radiologic technology, is a rigorous one. Program standards are not altered for disabled students. The College will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabling conditions.

A.A.S. Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness:

  • 88% Annual Completion Rate
  • 98% 5-year Pass Rate
  • 100% Pass Rate for 2013 Class
  • 86% 5-year average job placement rate
Program Effectiveness
Year # students completed the program # students who completed the graduate survey
2008 21 out of 24 students completed the program 18 student completed the Graduate Survey
2009 27 out of 27 students completed the program 20 students completed the Graduate Survey
2010 15 out of 24 students completed the program 12 students completed the Graduate Survey
2011 20 out of 24 students completed the program 14 students completed the Graduate Survey
2012 22 out of 24 students completed the program 11 students completed the Graduate Survey
2013 21 out of 24 students completed the program  
Class Year Students Seeking Employment Students Employed
2008 18 18
2009 20 16
2010 12 9
2011 14 11
2012 11 10

100% of the 2013 graduates passed the registry exam

Accrediting Agency (External site): www.jrcert.org

For more information on the Radiology Technologist Program, please call 845-341-4277 or e-mail luann.haviland@sunyorange.edu