Radiography 66 Credit Associate Degree
The Radiography Associate Degree program 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 apply to take the entry-level certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiography Technologists (ARRT) and may obtain employment in hospitals, medical clinics, veterinary clinics and private offices after successfully gaining state licensure. 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 bedside and trauma procedures, pediatric radiography and special procedures.
Radiography Mission Statement: The Northcentral Technical College Radiography program is building futures for radiography professionals in our community with customer focused, life-long learning in a competitive global workforce.
Accreditation Information: The Radiography Associate Degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182 (Telephone) 312.704.5300 (Fax) 312.704.5304; www.jrcert.org
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This program has no waitlist, but uses a competitive admissions process.
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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.
* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.
Graduates will be able to…
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography
- Model professional and ethical behavior consistent with the A.R.R.T. Code of Ethics
- Provide quality patient care
- Practice radiation safety principles
- Carry out the production and evaluation of radiographic images
Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:
The Radiography Associate Degree is a 66 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.
* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better.
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The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (visit the website to compare NTC’s Radiography program to others).
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312.704.5300 (Fax) 312.704.5304
This program has been accredited for 8 years. The next accreditation review is planned for Fall 2022.
Program Mission Statement
The Northcentral Technical College Radiography program provides a comprehensive foundation for competent, customer focused radiography professionals for our community with pathways for advanced imaging.
- Students will demonstrate professionalism.
- Students will demonstrate communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking.
- Students will demonstrate entry level radiographer clinical competence.
- Graduates will be satisfied, ARRT successful and meet the needs of employers and the community.
You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.
The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.
|School Name||Degree Name|
|Marian University||Radiologic Technology|
|Purdue University Global||Health Science|
|Siena Heights University||Bachelor of Applied Science|
|Southern Illinois University||Radiologic Sciences - CI Radiography Specialization|
|Southern Illinois University||Radiologic Sciences - Diagnostic Medical Sonography Specialization|
|Southern Illinois University||Radiologic Sciences - Management/Education Specialization|
|Southern Illinois University||Radiologic Sciences - MRI/CT Specialization|
|Southern Illinois University||Radiologic Sciences - Radiation Therapy Technology Specialization|
|Upper Iowa University||Health Services Administration General Emphasis|
|UW LaCrosse||Nuclear Medicine Technology|
|UW LaCrosse||Radiation Therapy|
|UW Oshkosh||B.S. in Human Services Leadership|
All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.View all transfer guides
Cost of Attendance
2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance
The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.
|Expenses||Student Living With Parents (Home)||Student Living on Own (Other)|
|Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)||
|Living Expenses (Housing & Food)||$4,052||$9,614|
|Books / Supplies||$2,061||$2,061|
|Professional Licensure / Certification||$310†||$310†|
|Total Estimated Cost Of Attendance||
* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2022-2023 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.
Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.
Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.
Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.
† American Registry of Radiologic Technologists: $225 (incurred during second year, spring semester), State of Wisconsin License to practice Radiography: $85 (incurred during second year, spring semester).
NTC also offers a Net Price Calculator to help estimate costs.
For more information regarding billed tuition and fees visit https://www.ntc.edu/admissions/tuition-fees
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about how the financial aid process works. Please feel free to reach out for more information.
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NTC’s Radiography Associate Degree Program prepares graduates to be eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification and registration examination in Radiography (www.arrt.org). Continued ARRT certification and registration is recognized throughout the United States and meets Wisconsin licensing guidelines. Individual states may have additional professional licensing requirements that can be explored at The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT -www.asrt.org).
Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.
Before you apply, you should know
- This program may require a Criminal Background Check and/or Health Record. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background or health record, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.
- You must be 18 years of age to start clinical.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification is required prior to starting program courses or within the timeframe discussed at program orientation. Accepted certifications include BLS CPR from American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
- Verification of high school graduation or GED completion is required.
- After admission to the college, you will be considered a pre-radiography student. Students are eligible to submit a financial aid application at this point and can work to complete general education courses as laid out in the program curriculum. Students interested in beginning the core clinical radiography program courses will submit an online form during designated petition dates. This program only starts during the fall semester, therefore the petition dates will be each spring semester.
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