Radiologic Technology

Radiology

Radiologic Technology 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 classroom courses are taught at the NCC campus, 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.

This 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
  • Fall semester entry only

Student Profile

  • Excellent people skills
  • Genuine desire to care for people
  • Communication skills
  • Possess math & science background

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Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
FIRST YEAR
PREREQUISITE PRIOR TO TERM 14
BIO165-AHuman Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO165-AHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1
TERM 1 FALL SEMESTER15
BIO170-AHuman Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIO172-AHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1
HSC113-EMedical Terminology2
RAD106-EFoundations of Radiologic Technology2
RAD122-ERadiographic Procedures I4
RAD321-EImaging I3
TERM 2 SPRING SEMESTER16
RAD104-ERadiologic Patient Care2
RAD142-ERadiographic Procedures II4
RAD230-EClincal Education II4
RAD365-EImaging II2
RAD890-EQuality Assurance1
ElectiveMath*3
TERM 3 SUMMER TERM8
RAD182-ESpecial Procedures2
RAD162-ERadiographic Procedures III3
RAD260-EClinical Education III3
SECOND YEAR
TERM 4 FALL SEMESTER18
ENG105-AComposition I3
or
SPC112-APublic Speaking3
RAD510-EClinical Education IV6
RAD761-EFilm Evaluation3
RAD796-EPhysics for Radiographers4
RAD851-ERadioation Protection and Biology2
TERM 5 SPRING SEMESTER15
PSY111-AIntroduction to Psychology3
RAD362-EComputer and Digital Radiography2
RAD550-EClinical Education V6
RAD690-ECross Sectional Anatomy1
RAD750-ERadiographic Pathology3
TERM 6 SUMMER TERM6
RAD947-ERadiographic Seminar2
RAD580-EClinical Education VI4

To advance or graduate in the Radiologic TechnologyProgram you must receive a “C” or above in all coursework.

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

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.
Besides classroom time, you will gain experience at a variety of clinical sites each week.
This program began at NCC Fall 2005. There is a high demand for radiographers. Clinical training offers valuable experience.

Student Story Hunter McDonald

“I went to a four year school, but decided to come home. I like the small class sizes at NCC…it’s the right fit for me. I have a passion for the medical field and the instructors truly want you to succeed!”

Radiologic Technology student
Sheldon, IA

Radiology

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.

Your Instructors

Mary Cowan

Kelsey Van Beek

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