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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- Completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term.
- 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.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2020] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. 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.
What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Strive for Industry Certification
Our Radiologic Technology 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 Technology degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.
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.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- RTE 1100
- On Campus and Online
- 5 Credits
- RTE 2300
- Clinical, On Campus and Online
- 5 Credits
- RTE 2600
- On Campus
- 10 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
Introduces radiography positioning and associated anatomy of the chest, bony thorax, upper extremities and abdomen.
Radiologic Technology Practicum I
Provides students with a clinical experience that includes a solid introduction to radiographic imaging in various clinical settings.
23 Courses to Complete
108 Credit Hours
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
Entrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact an admissions advisor who will speak to you about: immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today or explore our Transfer Policy page for our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.
Help Paying for College
Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor 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.
Where Can I Find a Radiologic Technology Program Near Me?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find a Radiologic Technology program near you.