Program Description

Radiography prepares individuals for a career in diagnostic imaging 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 and private offices after successfully gaining state licensure. Program curriculum focuses on theoretical and applied radiography and includes clinical experience in a radiology department. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Students learn to use imaging technology to demonstrate body parts for diagnostic purposes, including bedside, trauma, pediatric and special procedures. Radiography 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.

Approximate Cost

$12,165
Tuition: $10737 , Books: $1429

Starting Salary

$38,925
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

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.

100%
at Wausau
20-30 %
at Antigo
20-30 %
at Medford
20-30 %
at Phillips
20-30 %
at Spencer
20-30 %
at Wittenberg
20-30 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

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
  • Apply computer skills in the radiographic clinical setting
  • Carry out the production and evaluation of radiographic images

Courses

The Radiography Associate Degree is a 70 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES 1 5.00
INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY 3.00
RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING 1 3.00
RADIOGRAPHY CLINICAL 1 2.00
GEN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 4.00

Second Term

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING 2 3.00
RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES 2 5.00
RADIOGRAPHY CLINICAL 2 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00

Third Term

RADIOGRAPHY CLINICAL 3 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00

Fourth Term

IMAGING EQUIPMENT OPERATION 3.00
MODALITIES 3.00
RADIOGRAPHY CLINICAL 4 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Fifth Term

RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY 1.00
RADIOGRAPHY CLINICAL 5 2.00
RADIOGRAPHIC QUALITY ANALYSIS 2.00
RADIATION PROTECTION AND BIOLOGY 3.00
SPEECH 3.00
THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00

Sixth Term

ARRT CERTIFICATION SEMINAR 2.00
RADIOGRAPHY CLINICAL 6 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Accreditation

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).

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Chicago, IL  60606-3182
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Goal 1:  Students will demonstrate professionalism.

  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Students will understand professional ethics.

Goal 2:  Students will demonstrate communication skills.

  • Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective patient communication skills.

Goal 3:  Students will demonstrate critical thinking.

  • Students will adapt to changing exam conditions.
  • Students will critique images for quality.

Goal 4:  Students will demonstrate entry level radiographer clinical competence.

  • Students will perform routine positioning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate quality patient care.
  • Students will demonstrate radiation protection skills.

Goal 5:  Graduates will be satisfied, ARRT successful and meet the needs of employers and the community.

  • Radiography students will complete the program at an acceptable rate.
  • Graduates will pass the ARRT exam.
  • Graduates will obtain related employment.
  • Graduates will indicate satisfaction with the program.
  • Graduates will satisfy employers with their performance.

Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

Admissions Process

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 requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Current CPR certification is required prior to clinical placement. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer & Healthcare Provider (ARC) or Healthcare Provider (AHA).

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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Then, submit one of the following

Documentation can be sent via email to admissions@ntc.edu, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.

  • High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.
  • ACT composite score of 18 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.
  • Accuplacer scores of 47 or above in math, 74 or above in reading, and 79 or above in sentence skills. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.
  • College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.

If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.

What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.