X-Ray Schools in Dallas, Texas with Course and Degree Descriptions

Jan 02, 2019

Dallas X-Ray Schools

Students interested in learning x-ray technology can enroll in radiologic sciences programs at a few Dallas area schools. This article looks at two of these schools that are a part of the Dallas Community College District, and their programs in radiologic sciences. It also includes a table of important information about them, such as enrollment, tuition and the graduation rate.

Program graduates from either school can take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) national registry examination. Passing the exam qualifies them to become certified by the Texas Department of Health as a Medical Radiologic Technologist.

  • Brookhaven College, 10 miles from downtown Dallas in the suburb of Farmers Branch, Texas, offers an associate degree program in radiologic sciences.
  • El Centro College, located in downtown Dallas, also provides an associate degree program in radiologic sciences.

Comparison of Schools

There are many factors to consider when choosing a college. The following table lists important information about each of these schools so prospective students can compare them.

Brookhaven College El Centro College
School Type Public, 2-year Public, 2-year
Total Enrollment (2017) 13,286* 10,797*
Campus Setting Large suburb Large city
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $1,770 for district residents, $3,330 for TX residents, $5,220 for non-residents* $1,770 for district residents, $3,330 for TX residents, $5,220 for non-residents*
% of Beginning Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017) 49%* 72%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) Open admissions* Open admissions*
Retention Rate (2017) 58% of full-time students; 38% of part-time students* 54% of full-time students; 43% of part-time students*
Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2014) 16% (19% transfer rate)* 10% (11% transfer rate)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Brookhaven College

Brookhaven College was founded in 1978 and offers college courses to those students hoping to transfer to a four-year university, as well as career and technical training for individuals who desire to enter the workforce. The school is one of seven in the Dallas County Community College District.

Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences

This program was designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the field of radiologic sciences. It is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Coursework includes topics in radiographic imaging, human anatomy and physiology, patient care and other areas, along with general education requirements. Students also undertake several practicums/field experiences.

El Centro College

El Centro College comprises two campuses, both of which are located within Dallas. It first opened in 1966 and offers academic and career preparatory programs in more than 50 areas of study. El Centro has established relationships with top hospitals in the area, including Methodist Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital and several others. Students can expect to complete the clinical components of their programs in one of these institutions.

Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences

In this program, hands-on training takes place with the aid of the college's x-ray rooms, a darkroom and a computed radiography system. Students can expect to spend two years completing the degree, earning a minimum of 64 credits. Graduates can seek employment at imaging clinics and hospitals or further their education in nuclear medicine and ultrasound with specialized training in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, radiology or computed tomography.

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