Radiologic Technology

Associate's Degree

Next program start date

October 04, 2021

Finish in as few as

24 months1

Learning includes

  • On-Campus and Online Classes
  • Field Experience

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 $99 self-directed assessments, which allow you to prove that you already have the knowledge for a particular course and don't need to take it.

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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 July 7, 2021] www.bls.gov/ooh/. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement. 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 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 2019 and 2029 for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians is 7%.3 A Radiologic Technology degree from Rasmussen University 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.

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Leverage innovative learning techniques into a successful career through on-campus labs, diverse clinical practicum settings and online coursework.

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.

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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 an admissions advisor who will speak to you about immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find a Radiologic Technology Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, 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.

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