Radiologic Technology

Associate's Degree

In as few as 24 months, you could be ready to work as a radiologic technologist.1 You’ll gain proficiency in diagnostic imaging, physiology and radiation safety, and learn to confidently convey assured leadership with patients. With hands-on experience at clinical sites, on-campus labs, diverse clinical practicum settings and online coursework, you’ll be confident in your skills outside of the classroom and ready to start your career.

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  • Regional and Programmatic Accreditation

    Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about programmatic accreditation and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

  • Certification Prep Woven Throughout

    From your first day in class in this Radiology Technologist program, we’ll be preparing you to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam to earn your certification and registration. Plus, the application fee for the first attempt at the ARRT certification exam is included in the total program costs.2

  • Radiologic Technology From Every Angle

    At Rasmussen University, your learning experience pursuing a Radiologic Technologist degree is not limited to the classroom. You’ll be challenged in on-campus labs, diverse clinical practicum settings and online coursework.

  • Flex Choice®: Get Credit for What You Know

    This Associate's degree is available with Flex Choice self-directed assessment offerings, which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. Assessments provide more flexibility, and—at $99 per attempt—this is a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Radiologic Technology Credentials Offered

Radiologic Technology

Associate's Degree

Finish in as few as

24 months1

Learning includes

  • On-Campus and Online Classes
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice® (Optional)

Intended for

Students interested in a fulfilling career that combines technology and direct patient care; specifically, how technology works in the field of radiology and healthcare and makes an impact on patient well-being.

Prepares you for

Radiologic technologist, as well as working with X-ray, mobile X-ray and fluoroscopic technologies

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Turn Your Radiologic Technology Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your radiologic technology career even easier by offering radiology technologist courses and credentials that fit into a busy working schedule. Our program also prepares you to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT exam) to earn your certification and registration. The application fee for the first attempt at the ARRT certification exam is included in the total program costs.2 Once you earn your Associate’s degree, you can also choose to continue your education by transferring your credits into our Health and Wellness Bachelor’s degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.4 Here is an example of where a Radiologic Technology degree can take you.

Radiologic Technologists

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $41,480 10th Percentile
    • $49,580 25th Percentile
    • $60,510 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2018–2028:3

    9%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Associate's Degree

Accreditation

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

The Radiologic Technology Associate’s degree program at the Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus in Minnesota and the Central Pasco, Fort Myers and Ocala campuses in Florida is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

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

Additional accreditation details

Program Mission Statement

The Rasmussen University 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 University. 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

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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Crystal, Radiologic Technology

"The way the Rasmussen [University] program is designed truly supports the profession and allows students to work on their own time through online and blended courses. The extensive and rigorous clinical experiences prepare students for a variety of specializations they can pursue after graduation."

Crystal
Program Coordinator, Radiologic Technology

  1. Completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term.
  2. The application fee for each qualified student’s first exam attempt 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.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2020] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 21, 2020] 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.
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Study. Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2019. Accessed by 7/15/2020. Data is for persons age 25 and older full-time wage and salary earners. https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm
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