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Radiography Program

Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│Full-Time Only│68 Credits│Fond du Lac Campus│Eligible for Financial Aid

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

8 year accreditation award by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Graduates eligible to take the entry-level certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The Radiography associate degree at Moraine Park prepares students for a career in diagnostic radiography (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 Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Picture of the radiography lab.

The program has earned an 8-year accreditation award 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 radiography, fluoroscopy, trauma imaging, mobile imaging, surgical procedures, pediatric radiography, geriatric 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.

Career opportunities include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist
  • Mammography Technologist
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist
  • Interventional Radiology (IR) Technologist
  • Management

Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $47,618

radiography student using equipment

Course Requirements

Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.

Course Highlights

  • Advanced Radiographic Imaging
  • Imaging Equipment Operation
  • Radiographic Pathology
  • More

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.

View and begin standard admissions steps.

This program also requires:

  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

Petition Process Details: Students are provisionally accepted to the Radiography Program in “pre-core” status. When program ready, students go through the petition process.

If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Estimated Costs

Estimated costs below are based on the 2023-2024 school year. These fees look at the cost to complete all classes. Costs, textbooks and supplies subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance.


Current tuition and fees

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*Based on new books, rental, electronic, and used options may be available.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Additional Program Costs

Uniform – $120 to $200
  • CORE: Scrubs (Royal Blue Top)
  • CORE: Scrubs (Royal Blue Pants)
  • CORE: Optional: White lab coat
  • CORE: MPTC Radiography patch
  • CORE: ID Badge
  • CORE: Shoes
  • CORE: Lead X-ray Markers


  • CORE: Trajecsys/24 mth subscription – $230
  • POST GRAD: ARRT Boards – $225
  • POST GRAD: WI State License – $90

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

State Licensure Disclosure:
Moraine Park’s Radiography program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.

Licensing Organizations:
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

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:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

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 http://www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about the program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Director.

The Radiography program’s 2022 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

Completion Rate – Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022
This is an annual measurement of the number of students that actually completed the program divided by the number of students that began the program. The program’s completion rate for 2022 was 92%. Accepted 13 students and 12 completed the program in 2022.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate – 2018 through 2022
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 2018 through 2022 is 81%. Forty-seven of the fifty-eight graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate – 2018 through 2022
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 2018 through 2022 is 100%. Fifty-one of the fifty-one that passed the ARRT Boards obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation. The number of graduates vary from the credentialing exam pass rate to the job placement rate. Graduates who are not actively seeking employment are not included in this calculation. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as:

  1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding
    employment status after multiple attempts,
  2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation,
  3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours,
  4. Graduate is on active military duty, and/or
  5. Graduate is continuing education.

JRCERT Accreditation

  • This program requires all students to train at off-site agencies – external to the College. As such, students must remain compliant with both the criminal background and healthcare requirements. Falling out of compliance may prevent students from progressing in or result in administrative removal from the program.
  • Health requirements are subject to change based on external agency requirements.
  • A full list of health requirements for this program is available from your academic advisor or by contacting the Student Health Record Representative at drhoads1@morainepark.edu.

Radiography Student Voices

"I enjoy the experience and the instructions." - Malissa Knapp

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Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.

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