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Earn Your Radiologic Technology Associate’s Degree

With our Radiologic Technology Associate’s degree program, you could launch a career as a radiologic technologist, able to utilize standard X-ray, mobile X-ray and fluoroscopic technologies along with patient care techniques. Our degree program leverages innovative learning techniques through on-campus labs, diverse clinical practicum settings and online coursework to prepare you to be a highly trained employee within the radiology field.

In as few as 24 months you’ll learn basic concepts of anatomy and physiology, medical imaging, patient care and radiation safety to work in a clinical or hospital setting.* As you move through the program, you will feel challenged and supported by knowledgeable instructors who are experts in radiographic technologies.

To offer a more flexible schedule and help you save money, we offer Flex Choice®—an option that allows you to combine traditional courses and optional self-directed assessments so you can earn your degree with more flexibility and affordability. Credits earned in this on-campus and online Radiologic Technology program transfer seamlessly into our Health and Wellness Bachelor's degree*

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Associate's Degree24 Months

Learning Options

Gain In-Demand Radiologic Tech Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your Radiologic Technology courses online and on-campus labs, you can prepare for a successful healthcare career as a radiologic technologist.

  • Accurate Anatomical Imaging

    Leverage foundational knowledge in anatomy and physiology to adapt exams to each patient for precise images.

  • Radiographic Equipment Operation

    Use different types of radiographic equipment and evaluate technical factors to perform diagnostic imaging exams.

  • Adherence to Safety Standards

    Follow radiation safety practices for patients and personnel.

  • Patient Care and Positioning

    Accurately assess patient sensitivity and condition to modify procedures as needed while keeping patients informed along the way.

Hands-On Experience to Prepare for Your Career

Our program prepares you to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam and to be a successful radiologic technologist. The application fee for the first attempt at the ARRT certification exam is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.

Through robust clinical site experiences, you’ll be able to apply coursework lessons to in-field learning and practice. With hands-on experience at clinical sites, you’ll be confident in your skills outside of the classroom and ready to start your career.

Rasmussen College is seeking programmatic accreditation for the Radiologic Technology Program at Lake Elmo/Woodbury Campus and Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco Campus through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Application for accreditation does not assure that a program will be granted accreditation.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 312-704-5300 www.jrcert.org

Our Grads Work Across Industries

Graduates from our School of Health Science programs are working for leading industries, including:*

  • Health Systems
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Insurance
  • Local & State Government
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public & Community Health
  • Social Services

117 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.

Radiologic Technology Program Entry Requirements

Program-specific items and a background check are required before you can enroll. To start on your path to becoming a radiologic technologist, speak to a program manager.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Radiologic Technologist?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential. Here is the average salary and projected job growth for radiologic technologists:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2024)
Radiologic Technologists$38,660$46,490$57,4509%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed June 8, 2016] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

Program Mission Statement

The Rasmussen College Radiologic Technology program is dedicated to educating highly qualified radiologic technologists who possess the entry level knowledge, skills and attitude to perform proficiently in various radiology settings.

Program Goals

The Radiologic Technology program will provide a framework of education that reflects the mission and goals of Rasmussen College. It will provide students with the appropriate education and training necessary for the development of skills required to successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) competencies, examination, and employment. The objectives of the Radiologic Technology program are to prepare students to become valuable members of a healthcare team by providing quality patient care and diagnostic images. Graduates value critical thinking, effective communication, diverse perspectives and medical ethics as they pertain to the Radiologic Technology profession.

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence
Student Learning Outcomes:
a. Students will generate diagnostic images applying appropriate exposure parameters.
b. Students will select appropriate radiation protective practices.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills
Student Learning Outcomes:
a. Students will revise procedures to accommodate patients in a trauma and mobile setting.
b. Students will model positioning skills and exposure factors to meet patient needs and limitations.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
Student Learning Outcomes
a. Students will model effective oral and written communication skills in the didactic setting.
b. Students will comply with the need for effective oral and written communication skills in the clinical setting.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professionalism
Student Learning Outcomes
a. Students will value the importance of continued professional development.
b. Students will synthesize professional & ethical behavior in the clinical setting.

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