Radiologic Technology

Find Your Wings

MCC’s two year Radiologic Technology Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of radiology. Through six consecutive semesters of academic, laboratory and clinical training, students acquire knowledge and hands on experience to be an integral part of a dynamic healthcare team. General education and radiography courses are taught on campus with clinical experiences provided in local and out-of-town radiology centers.

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certifying examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Progression: To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each RGT course to progress in the program. All RGT coursework must be taken sequentially. In addition, students must establish clinical proficiency each semester.

Application: Apply by April 1 deadline (The program begins summer semester.).

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements):

  • Attain an 18 composite score on the ACT;
  • Complete Anatomy & Physiology I, with Lab, and College Algebra with a “C” or higher; and
    Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 (“C” average) on all previous college coursework;
  • Be at least 18 years of age prior to clinical placement;
  • Participate in a mandatory RGT information session during the spring semester of application. The mandatory information session will be scheduled for the prospective student only after all other requirements have been met. Students will receive notice from the registrar’s office about scheduling their information session.

The RGT Admissions Committee will select each semester’s class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. Any application with incomplete records will not be considered for admission.

The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission. 

Priority consideration for admission will be given as follows:

  1. In-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC;
  2. Out-of-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC;
  3. Mississippi residents who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework elsewhere;
  4. Out-of-state students. 


After program admission and prior to attending clinical rotations, students must provide proof of immunization for MMR. Additionally, students are required to obtain two year healthcare provider CPR training, TB skin test and submit to drug screening after enrollment. These services will be scheduled by MCC program faculty. The student is responsible for the costs of these services.

All students admitted into the Program are required to pay for fingerprinting and background checks, which are performed after admission and prior to clinical assignments.  These fees are attached as registration fees.  There are certain convictions that prevent an individual from being eligible to participate in clinical experiences.  If a student is unable to participate in clinical experiences, he/she is dismissed from the program.  For additional information, please contact the health education counselor or your advisor.

Students in the Radiologic Technology Program must attend MCC full-time (15 or more semester credit hours).

Course Number Course Description Hours
BIO 2514 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4
MAT 1313 College Algebra 3
  Hours 7
Course Number Course Description Hours
BIO 2524 A&P II with Lab 4
AHT 1113 Medical Vocabulary 3
ENG 1113 English Comp I 3
  Semester Hours 10
Course Number Course Description Hours
RGT 1212 Fundamentals of Radiography 2
RGT 1513 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RGT 1222 Patient Care and Radiography 2
RGT 1613 Physics of Imaging Equipment 3
RGT 1114 Clinical Education I 4
PSY 1513 General Psychology 3
  Semester Hours 17
Course Number Course Description Hours
RGT 1312 Principles of Radiation Protection 2
RGT 1323 Principles of Exposure & Image Production 3
RGT 1523 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RGT 1124 Clinical Education II 4
  Humanities / Fine Arts Elective 3
  Semester Hours 15
Course Number Course Description Hours
RGT 1137 Clinical Education III 7
  Semester Hours 7
Course Number Course Description Hours
RGT 1333 Digital Image Acquisition & Display 3
RGT 2147 Clinical Education IV 7
RGT 2132 Ethical & Legal Responsibilities 2
RGT 2533 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RGT 2911 Radiation Biology 1
SPT 1113 Public Speaking 3
  Semester Hours 19
Course Number Course Description Hours
RGT 2542 Radiographic Procedures IV 2
RGT 2157 Clinical Education V 7
RGT 2922 Radiographic Pathology 2
RGT 2933 Certification Fundamentals 3
  Semester Hours 14
Total Hours


(89 including prerequisite courses)


The program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee outbound link on Education in Radiologic Technology.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, Illinois 606-3182

Current 8 year accreditation award

The mission of the Meridian Community College Radiologic Technology Program is to serve patients and employers by graduating competent, entry-level radiographers able to function both independently and as team members within the healthcare community.

Produce clinically competent students/graduates.

Outcome Objectives:
I. Students/Graduates will apply proper positioning skills
II. Students/Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of technical concepts.
III. Students/Graduates will apply ALARA radiation safety principles on patients, self and

GOAL TWO:     
Produce students/graduates who demonstrate proper communication skills

Outcome Objectives:
I.  Students/Graduates will demonstrate effective communication with patients, staff and others

Produce students/graduates who apply critical thinking skills.

Outcome Objectives:  
I.  Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients
II. Students/graduates will critique images to determine diagnostic quality

Produce students who exhibit ethical principles

Outcome objectives:
I.  Students/graduates will demonstrate proper professional ethics       
II.  Students/graduates maintain HIPAA/patient confidentiality.

MCC’s Radiologic Technology program is a program that meets the education requirements for a Radiologic Technologist in MS and qualifies graduates to take the certifying examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The Radiology Technology program at MCC has not made a determination on whether the degree meets the state education requirements for other US States, Territories, or the District of Columbia. Additional information regarding state requirements can be found here link


  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Mobil Xray Service
  • Travel Technologist
  • Radiographic Procedures
  • Principles of Radiation Protection
  • Imaging Principles
  • Digital Imaging
  • $64,840 (Bureau of Labor Statistics) 


For more informationFor more information:
Debra Herring, MAT, R.T. (R) (M) (ARRT)
For more informationFor more information:
LaQuita Chambers, pre-health advisor