Radiologic Technology – Hybrid

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Radiologic Technology - Hybrid General Info

Radiologic Technology is a great career choice for someone interested in the healthcare field. This two-year comprehensive program consists of radiologic courses, clinical experience, and general studies. The courses are taught through a mixture of online and on campus class time, and clinical experience is obtained at various approved clinical sites.

Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, produce x-ray films of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. With the ever-changing technology in the health care arena, radiologic technicians are becoming more involved with computerized tomography scanners (CT), which produce cross sectional views and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which utilizes giant magnets and radio waves rather than radiation to create a diagnostic image, as well as other specialized fields that can draw a new graduate of the Radiologic Technology program.

National, state, and local data indicates that there will be a continued need for Radiologic Technologists through the next decade.

The Radiologic Technology program requires an additional acceptance process. Additional information regarding the admission process can be found through the admissions office.

Award

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

Length

  • Four Semesters & Two Summer Term
  • Spring semester entry only

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Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
FIRST YEAR
PREREQUISITE PRIOR TO TERM 14
BIO176-AHuman Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab***4
TERM 115
SPRING SEMESTER
BIO173-AHuman Anatomy and Physiology & Lab II***4
HSC113-EMedical Terminology***2
RAD106-EFoundations of Radiologic Technology***2
RAD122-ERadiographic Procedures I****4
RAD321-EImaging I****3
TERM 29
SUMMER TERM
RAD182-ESpecial Procedures***2
RAD142-ERadiographic Procedures II****3
RAD230-EClinical Education II*4
TERM 315
FALL SEMESTER
RAD162-ERadiographic Procedures III****4
RAD104-ERadiologic Patient Care***2
RAD890-EQuality Assurance***1
RAD365-EImaging II****2
ElectiveMath*3
RAD260-EClinical Education III*3
SECOND YEAR
TERM 418
SPRING SEMESTER
ENG105-AComposition I3
or
SPC112-APublic Speaking3
RAD761-EFilm Evaluation***3
RAD796-EPhysics for Radiographers****4
RAD851-ERadiotion Protection/Biology****2
RAD510-EClinical Education IV*6
TERM 510
SUMMER TERM
RAD750-ERadiographic Pathology***3
RAD690-ECross Sectional Anatomy***1
RAD550-EClinical Education V*6
TERM 611
FALL SEMESTER
RAD362-EComputer and Digital Radiography***2
RAD947-ERadiographic seminar****2
PSY111-AIntroduction to Psychology3
RAD580-EClinical Education VI*4

NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses. To advance in the Radiologic Technology Program you must receive a “C” or above in all coursework.

*Clinical Credit hours are flexible each semester. Students are eligible for clinical rotations upon successful completion of Term 1.

**You may select any math course with a suffix of A.

***class offered online only

****on-campus class time at beginning & end of semester

*****The Hybrid Radiology Program is a distance education program, where most clinical sites are located outside of Iowa. Hybrid students may either complete a clinical experience at one of the designated clinical sites listed below or they may recruit a clinical site at their preferred location by working with NCC’s Hybrid Clinical Coordinator. Please note: Clinical sites that currently serve on-campus students are not eligible for hybrid students.

Current Clinical Sites

  • Sanford Aberdeen – Aberdeen, SD
  • Avera St. Mary’s Hospital – Pierre, SD
  • Huron Regional Center – Huron, SD
  • CHI St. Joseph’s Health Center – Dickinson, ND
  • Citizen’s Medical Center – Colby, KS
  • Goodland Regional Medical Center –Goodland, KS
  • Memorial Hospital of Carbon County – Rawlins, WY
  • Community Memorial Hospital – Maryville, KS

More Information

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit nwicc.edu/compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Employment opportunities exist in various settings, such as hospitals, healthcare facilities, physician offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales, and education. Training in this profession allows individuals to specialize in their area of choice or pursue careers as researchers, consultants, or administrators.

Average starting salary is around $16–$23/hour.

Some classes will have a hybrid component where you will need to be on campus at various times during the year. The clinical experience allows you to work alongside a registered technologist at a healthcare facility.

The hybrid program allows for the opportunity to complete assignments and clinical rotations at their convenience. There is a high demand for radiographers.

Student Story Hannah Plagman

“I like helping people, but I don’t like blood or needles so I decided to try the Radiologic Technology program and it’s a good fit.”

Radiologic Technology student
Pocahontas, IA

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