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Radiologic Technology

Associate's Degree

Next start date

January 02, 2019

Finish in as few as

24 months1

Learning options

  • On Campus
  • Online
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

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. Through career-focused curriculum and hands-on opportunities in this Radiologic Technology Associate's degree program, you'll be able to utilize standard X-ray, mobile X-ray and fluoroscopic technologies, along with patient care techniques. With practical, highly trained skills, you'll feel prepared and market-ready to enter the radiology field. The Radiology Technologist program is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.

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  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 Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Strive for Industry Certification

Our Radiology Technologist courses prepare you for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam to earn your certification and registration.2

Advance Your Education

Credits earned in this on-campus and online Radiologic Technology program transfer smoothly into our Health and Wellness Bachelor’s degree for even more in-demand knowledge and skills within the healthcare industry.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for radiologic technologists is 12%.3 A Radiologic Technologist degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

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.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Radiology Physics

    • RTE 1100
    • On Campus and Online
    • 5 Credits

    Studies the process in which the X-ray circuit creates electrons and the interactions that occur inside and outside the X-ray tube.

    Radiographic Positioning and Anatomy

    • RTE 2300
    • Clinical, On Campus and Online
    • 5 Credits

    Introduces radiography positioning and associated anatomy of the chest, bony thorax, upper extremities and abdomen.

    Radiologic Technology Practicum I

    • RTE 2600
    • On Campus
    • 10 Credits

    Provides students with a clinical experience that includes a solid introduction to radiographic imaging in various clinical settings.

Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact a program manager who will speak to you about: immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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Class Locations

Where Will I Take These Classes?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.

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