Associate Degree

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 and private offices. 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 x-ray imaging technology to demonstrate body parts on x-ray images 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.

program at a Glance

Radiography 70 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo General Studies Only
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$12,613 (Tuition: $10165, Books: $2448)

Average Starting Salary

$33,849 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Carry out 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

Course List

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Course List

Program Accreditation

Program Effectiveness Data

View NTC Radiography Effectiveness Data

Compare NTC Radiography to other Radiography programs, visit the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL  60606-3182
312.704.5300  (Fax) 312.704.5304 


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 perform non-routine exams.
  • 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.

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Additional program Information

No Wait Lists

This program uses a competitive petitioning process for admission instead of a wait list. Once you meet eligibility requirements, you can petition to start program-specific courses.

CPR Requirement

Current CPR certification is required upon admission to this program. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider.

Criminal Background Check

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.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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