The Coastal Bend College Radiologic Technology program, accredited by      

      The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)        

     20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
    Chicago, IL 60606-3182



     Radiology's Information Session scheduled for Wednesday April 8, 2020 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM has been cancelled until further notice.    

     The Radiologic Technology Program is a 2-year program designed to prepare the student for an exciting career as a Health Care Professional. Students will have earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students will gain experience and knowledge through a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical hands on experience. Clinical sites will include surrounding community hospitals.    

     Upon completion of the program, students will have developed the skills as an entry level Radiologic Technologist. The student will then be able to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) exam. The successful completion of the ARRT exam will allow the student to then apply for a Texas Medical Board license as required by the State of Texas for employment.    

    Application and the admissions criteria are under the link Admissions. The curriculum for the Radiography Program will change for students entering the program in Fall of 2018.  Click here or on the Curriculum link, on the left, to see the new curriculum for the class starting Fall 2015. Also visit the admissions page for further details on how this change will affect your point total for admission.
    Note:  New CBC policy on Bacterial Meningitis   

    Radiography classes are offered on the Beeville Campus only. Contact the program for more details.  


     New Policy on Mammography    

     The radiography program sponsored by Coastal Bend College has revised its policy, effective May 1, 2016, regarding the placement of students in mammography clinical rotations to observe and/or perform breast imaging.  (Additionally, the policy may be applied to any imaging procedures performed by professionals who are of the opposite gender of the patient.)          

     Under the revised policy, all students, male and female, will be offered the opportunity to participate in mammography clinical rotations. The program will make every effort to place a male student in a mammography clinical rotation if requested; however, the program is not in a position to override clinical setting policies that restrict clinical experiences in mammography to female students.  Male students are advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and is subject to the availability of a clinical setting that allows males to participate in mammographic imaging procedures.  The program will not deny female students the opportunity to participate in mammography rotations if clinical settings are not available to provide the same opportunity to male students.          

     The change in the program’s policy regarding student clinical rotations in mammography is based on the sound rationale presented in a position statement on student mammography clinical rotations adopted by the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) at its April 2016 meeting.  The JRCERT position statement is included as Addendum A to the program’s policy and is also available on the JRCERT Web site, www.jrcert.org, Programs & Faculty, Program Resources. Click here for the JRCERT Position Statement.      

     Important: Information sessions for the Radiologic Technology program have been scheduled for the Spring session for all campuses. Information regarding the program and the Radiography profession will be presented. It is worth two (2) points on the application if one attends one of these information sessions.     

     To maintain compliance with requirements from the United States Department of Education and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Standards for Accreditation, specifically Objectives 1.1 and 5.3, the program at Coastal Bend College publishes the following information.  


     Program Effectiveness Data    


    Program Effectiveness Data  

    Class of 2019  

    Total Number of Graduates 2019 – 19 students started in Class of 2019 13 out of 19 students completed Program; Program Completion Rate – 68.4% (Program Benchmark for Completion is 60%)  

    13 graduates of the Class of 2019 have taken the ARRT examination and 9 out of the 13 passed on the first attempt (69%)  

    59 graduates of the program have taken the ARRT examination within the past 5-year period.  (2015-2019)  

    Current 5-Year Average ARRT Examination Pass Rate (1st Attempt) (75%)  

    44 out of 59 graduates passed the ARRT examination on the first attempt  

    75% (44 of 59) (Program Benchmark for first attempt passing is 75%)  

    5-Year Average Job Placement Rate (%) – 82% (50 of 61) (Program benchmark for employment is 75%)  

    50 of 61 graduates who are actively seeking employment have found employment.