Radiography

Program Number: 10-526-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Full-Time Enrollment Only

Join the growing field of x-ray as a radiologic technologist with an accredited associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

The Radiography associate degree at Moraine Park prepares students for a career in diagnostic radiology (x-ray) as a radiologic technologist.

A radiologic technologist produces images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases.

Graduates of the Radiography program are eligible to take the entry-level certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiography Technologists (ARRT).

The program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (phone 312-704-5300) email mail@jrcert.org.

What You’ll Learn

Moraine Park Radiography students learn how to use x-ray imaging equipment to demonstrate body parts on x-ray images for diagnostic purposes, including: diagnostic radiology, fluoroscopy, trauma procedures, portable imaging, surgical procedures, pediatric radiography and special procedures.

Students also learn how to produce and evaluate radiographic images, use computer skills in the radiographic clinical settings, practice radiation safety principles, and model professional and ethical behavior in line with the ARRT Code of Ethics.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Program Opportunities
Admission Process
Special Admission Requirements
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Carryout the production and evaluation of radiographic images.
  • Apply computer skills in the radiographic clinical setting.
  • Practice radiation safety principles.
  • Provide quality patient care.
  • Model professional and ethical behavior consistent with the A.R.R.T. Code of Ethics.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography.
Career Opportunities
  • Radiography Technologist
  • CT Technologist
  • Mammography Technologist
  • MRI Technologist
  • Management
Program Opportunities

The Radiography Program has established goals and student learning outcomes in accordance with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Standards. The Moraine Park program establishes benchmarks and utilizes a variety of tools to assess whether student learning outcomes are achieved. Examples of some tools are student assignments, exams and laboratory assessments. Some evaluations of technical skills and professional behavior include monthly evaluations, competency forms, employer and graduate exit surveys.

Goal: The student demonstrates the ability to utilize soft skills when interacting with patients

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Student demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with patients, colleagues, healthcare professionals, and visitors.
  2. Communications interaction is appropriate
  3. Courteously and professionally responds to the patient’s medical needs
  4. Students will demonstrate role playing on different social skills, behaviors on patients and technologists

Goal: The student strives to demonstrate self confidence

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Determines the diagnostic quality of a finished radiograph
  2. Demonstrates a positive take-charge, in control attitude
  3.  Demonstrates a critical thinking approach to problem solving

Goal: The students will identify areas of concern and look for ways to grow as a professional in the field

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Student actively seeks feedback and suggestions
  2. Student recalls previous instruction

Goal: The graduates will demonstrate professionalism and keep up to date with current trends

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to analyze the opportunities for career path options
  2. First year students will determine the importance of ARRT Ethics codes

Goal: MPTC radiography program will be evaluated for effectiveness annually

        Program Goals:

  1. Students will remain enrolled in the Radiography program.
  2. Students will have a five-year credentialing examination pass rate.
  3. Students will be employed following program completion.
  4. Students will be satisfied with the MPTC Radiography program.
  5. Student satisfaction with clinical experience.
  6. Employers will be satisfied with the MPTC Radiography graduates.
Admission Process


  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

Visit the Admissions Page for details

Special Admission Requirements

Petition Process. Any questions, feel free to contact Ronaldo Cordeiro, Academic Advisor, at 920-924-6376.






Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

Clinicals and an Accrediting Outcomes Checklist are the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Radiography Mission
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.

Program Effectiveness Data

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes listed elsewhere on this site, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org, email: mail@jrcert.org. Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about the program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Manager.

The Radiography program's 2018 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

Completion Rate - January 1 through December 31, 2017
This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program's completion rate for 2017 was 79%. Accepted 14 students and 11 completed  the program in 2017.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2013 through 2017
This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2013 through 2017 is 88%. Fifty-two of the fifty-nine graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate - 2013 through 2017
This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2013 through 2017 is 98%. Fifty-four of the fifty-five that passed the ARRT Boards obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation.

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NumberTitleCrs
Clinical Admissions Requirements
Petition Process - See Special Admission Requirements
801-136English Composition 13
804-107College Mathematics3
806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
Total10
 
Semester 1
526-149Radiographic Procedures 15
526-158Introduction to Radiography3
526-159Radiographic Imaging3
526-168Radiography Clinical 12
890-101**College 1012
Total15
 
Semester 2
103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
526-191Radiographic Procedures 25
526-192Radiography Clinical 23
526-230Advanced Radiographic Imaging2
Total11
 
Spring/Summer 1
526-193Radiography Clinical 33
Total3
 
Semester 3
526-194Imaging Equipment Operation3
526-195Radiographic Image Analysis2
526-199Radiography Clinical 43
801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
Total14
 
Semester 4
526-174ARRT Certification Seminar2
526-189Radiographic Pathology1
526-190Radiography Clinical 52
526-197Radiation Protection and Biology3
526-231Imaging Modalities2
809-1xxSocial Science Course3
Total13
 
Spring/Summer 2
526-198Radiography Clinical 62
Total2
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements68
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