• Radiologic Technology

    Through a combination of online and on-campus courses, M State prepares radiologic technologists for careers in this high-demand specialty in the health care field.



 

Radiologic Technology

M State's 79-credit AAS degree in Radiologic Technology prepares entry-level radiologic technologists to provide the diagnostic medical images required for diagnosing and treating patients in various medical facilities.

Admission into the program is selective and highly competitive. Prospective students can review admission requirements in the Radiologic Technology Application Packet..

While many program courses are offered online, there are also on-campus and clinical experience requirements that will require students to travel to our Detroit Lakes campus and to health care facilities for clinical time. During the required clinical experiences, students work under the supervision of registered radiologic technologists.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to write the national certification exam of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.

There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.

For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.

 

Accreditation

The M State Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

About JRCERT
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology promotes excellence in education and elevates the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry.

 

Application process

 

Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Radiation safety standards
  • Proper positioning skills
  • Patient care techniques
  • Evaluation of radiographs for appropriate anatomy, positioning and image quality
  • Standards of professional and ethical behavior

 

Why M State

  • M State is an exceptional education value
  • Small class sizes mean personalized, hands-on instruction
  • Combination of online courses and on-campus labs make program convenient, flexible
  • Clinical sites located in nearly two dozen locations, including Hennepin County Medical Center, a Level I trauma center
 

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Degrees Offered Click on a degree below to view details

Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes, eCampus

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Background check and immunization requirements

State law requires that students having direct contact with individuals in licensed institutions complete a background study with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The cost of this study is $20.

Students also are required to complete a national criminal background study. The cost of the national background check is $65 and is incurred by the student at the time the background study is submitted.

Students who do not pass either background check will not be allowed to participate in clinical activities and thus are not eligible for graduation.

Students in the Radiologic Technology program must have current CPR certification and immunizations.

 

Meet the faculty

Colleen Brady-Santwire
Radiologic Technology Director/Instructor
Detroit Lakes
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Amy Coley
Radiologic Technology Instructor
Detroit Lakes
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Radiologic Technologist regional wage

Radiologic Technologist regional wage
data source: Career Coach

 

Career opportunities

Graduates of M State's Radiologic Technology program will have employment opportunities as Radiologic Technologists.

Description: Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

Typical education level:Associate's degree

For more information visit Career Coach.

Data source: Career Coach with current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Detroit Lakes


data source: Career Coach

 

Radiologic Technologist

674 Employed in your area

33 Estimated annual job openings

113 Approaching retirement age

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Radiologic Technologists in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.


Age Group # of Workers % of Workers*
under 25 52 8%
25-34 193 29%
35-44 152 23%
45-54 164 24%
55-64 100 15%
65+ 13 2%

* Based on county-level occupational demographics

data source: Career Coach

 

Required Radiologic Technology courses

  • Fundamental Concepts of Radiologic Technolog
  • Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care
  • Radiographic Procedures I, II and III
  • Principles of Radiogiology
  • Radiographic Imaging
  • Radiographic Clinical I, II, III, IV, V and VI
  • Imaging Equipment
  • Radiologic Technology Registry Review
 

Learn more

· Visit minnesota.edu/programs

· Call 877.450.3322

Last modified: May 20th, 2016 at 08:26am