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Radiologic Technology

Associate's Degree

In as few as 24 months, you could be ready to work as a radiologic technologist.1 With an Associate's degree in Radiologic Technology, 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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  • Institutional and Programmatic Accreditation

    Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional 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 an on-campus or online Radiology Tech degree is not limited to the classroom. You’ll be challenged in on-campus labs, diverse clinical practicum settings and online coursework.

  • Self-Directed Assessments

    Save time and money on your Associate's degree with self-directed assessments. These $149 online, interactive assessments allow you to show that you already achieved the skills and knowledge for a particular course and don't need to take it. We'll provide prep materials and you can work with a peer tutor to prepare at no additional cost. Learn more about self-directed assessments and other Knowledge Credit options.

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

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 education 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 in Radiologic Technology, 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.3 Here is an example of where a Radiologic Technology degree can take you.

Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

  • BLS Earnings Data: 4

    • $46,850 10th Percentile
    • $48,900 25th Percentile
    • $61,370 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2020–2030: 4


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Associate's Degree


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

The following Radiologic Technology Associate degree programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

  • Fort Myers campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2021 for a period of three years.
  • Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus in Minnesota was granted reaccreditation in 2021 for a period of eight years.
  • Ocala campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2020 for a period of three years.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
[email protected]

Additional accreditation details

Program Mission Statement

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

Program Goals

The accredited Radiology Tech program (online or on campus) 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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