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.
- Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Four Semesters & Two Summer Term
- Spring semester entry only
Requirements for this program
|PREREQUISITE PRIOR TO TERM 1||4|
|BIO176-A||Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab***||4|
|BIO173-A||Human Anatomy and Physiology & Lab II***||4|
|RAD106-E||Foundations of Radiologic Technology***||2|
|RAD122-E||Radiographic Procedures I****||4|
|RAD142-E||Radiographic Procedures II****||3|
|RAD230-E||Clinical Education II*||4|
|RAD162-E||Radiographic Procedures III****||4|
|RAD104-E||Radiologic Patient Care***||2|
|RAD260-E||Clinical Education III*||3|
|RAD796-E||Physics for Radiographers****||4|
|RAD510-E||Clinical Education IV*||6|
|RAD690-E||Cross Sectional Anatomy***||1|
|RAD550-E||Clinical Education V*||6|
|RAD362-E||Computer and Digital Radiography***||2|
|PSY111-A||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|RAD580-E||Clinical 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
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
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