Associate of Applied Science • 93 Credit Hours
The Radiologic Technology Program is a cooperative effort between Mountwest and Collins Career & Technical Center. The student should complete or be enrolled in all pre-radiologic admission course before applying to the program.
Admission requirements to the Radiologic Technology program may vary year to year. The Radiologic Technology program provides the students with a total of 848 classroom hours and 1184 hours of clinical experience.
Graduates of the Radiologic Technology Program will know how to safely take x-rays of patients as well as administer injections of non-radioactive material for diagnostic purposes. You will learn to minimize patient exposure to radiation with the use of lead shields and other devises. You will also learn how to minimize or expand the size of the x-ray beam in order to use the smallest amount of radiation, but, still get the best diagnostic study possible.
What you’ll learn.
You will learn to use a devise that measure the thickness of a body part to find the correct amount of an x-ray beam, this will help in getting an accurate x-ray of the inside of a body part that is needed to diagnose. You will learn proper placement of the x-ray film ensure proper exposure and how to develop the film. As a radiology tech you will learn how to use and preserve equipment, assess equipment purchases or you may even manage the radiology unit.
Radiologic and MRI Technologists
2019 Median Pay
$62,280 per year
Number of Jobs
250,000 in 2018
Much faster than average employment.
For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Hospitals remain the principal employer of radiologic technologists in the industry today. However, a greater number of new jobs can be increasingly found in physicians’ offices and diagnostic imaging centers.
Employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of MRI technologists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
As the baby-boom population grows older, there may be an increase in medical conditions, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, which require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses. Radiologic and MRI technologists will be needed to take the images.