Program Number: 10-526-1
School Year: 2013-2014
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
Radiography prepares individuals for a career in diagnostic radiology (x-ray) as a radiographer. The radiographer is a technologist who produces images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the entry-level certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiography Technologists (ARRT) and may obtain employment in x-ray departments associated with hospitals, medical clinics, veterinary clinics and private offices. Program curriculum focuses on theoretical and applied radiography and includes a clinical experience in a radiographic department. Students learn to use x-ray imaging machines to demonstrate body parts on x-ray films for diagnostic purposes, including diagnostic radiology, bedside and trauma procedures, pediatric radiography and special procedures.
The program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (phone 312-704-5300) email email@example.com.
Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates
- $122.20 per credit (resident)
- $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- PROGRAM GOALS
- Moraine Park Technical College’s Radiological Technology Program strives to:
- 1. To provide the student with the technical background knowledge and skills related to anatomy, positioning, radiographic technique, radiation protection, film evaluation and patient care that will enable the student to practice as a competent radiographer.
- 2. At least 80 percent of the students will complete each progressive technical course in the program.
- 3. A minimum of 80 percent of all students beginning the program will be successful in graduating from the program over five (5) years.
- 4. The average pass rate on the ARRT certification examination will be 75 percent or higher over five (5) years.
- 5. Program graduates will earn their Associate in Applied Science (AAS) within two (2) years of beginning the technical portion of the Radiography Program.
- 6. A minimum of 75 percent of all graduates will achieve job placement in the Radiology Field within six months of graduation; unless they choose to go on to an advanced degree in the Imaging field following completion of the program.
- The student will complete the Radiography Program within a thirty-six (36) month timeframe
- STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- 1. Demonstrate the ability to apply the didactic and clinical information to competently perform entry-level radiographic technology.
- 2. Demonstrate professional conduct, consistent with the delivery of effective, moral and ethical patient care.
- 3. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the performance of radiological examinations.
- 4. Participate in professional activities which will strengthen their life-long goals.
- Radiography Technologist
- CT Technologist
- Mammography Technologist
- MRI Technologist
Applications are being accepted to this program. Due to volume the college may choose to stop taking applications. Please check our Application Deadlines for periodic updates.
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Meet with Admissions to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).
- Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
Clinical Admissions Requirement(s):
- 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
|526-149||Radiographic Procedures 1||5|
|526-158||Introduction to Radiography||3|
|526-159||Radiographic Imaging 1||3|
|526-168||Radiography Clinical 1||2|
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|526-170||Radiographic Imaging 2||3|
|526-191||Radiographic Procedures 2||5|
|526-192||Radiography Clinical 2||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|526-193||Radiography Clinical 3||3|
|526-194||Imaging Equipment Operation||3|
|526-195||Radiographic Quality Analysis||2|
|526-199||Radiography Clinical 4||3|
|809-198||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|526-190||Radiography Clinical 5||2|
|526-197||Radiation Protection and Biology||3|
|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|809-166||Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application||3|
|809-196||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|526-174||ARRT Certification Seminar||2|
|526-198||Radiography Clinical 6||2|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||73|
Clinicals and an Accrediting Outcomes Checklist are the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
To provide the medical community with entry-level Radiologic Technologists competent to perform diagnostic medical radiography, along with the ability to successfully complete the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Consistent with the institutional mission, the program is committed to the development of the student's educational and professional growth. These students shall utilize continuing education as a means of maintaining those skills. The program integrates both general and technical education to ensure that graduates can meet the multiple demands of rapidly changing technology in the medical field.