The Radiologic Technology program prepares individuals to perform various radiologic procedures. The radiologic technologist instructs and positions patients, manipulates radiographic equipment, adjusts exposure factors, provides radiation protection for patient and self, develops radiographic images, evaluates the quality of finished radiographs and carries out activities associated with quality control. The student radiologic technologist carries out these functions under the supervision or upon the direction of a registered radiologic technologist.
Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are eligible for the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of this exam qualifies the graduate as a Registered Radiologic Technologist.
The selection of students into the Radiologic Technology program is done on a point system using the Application Assessment Sheet to rank applicants comparatively based on course grades and GPA. Individuals entering the program must complete a background check required by the Minnesota Department of Human Services licensing division. Individuals who do not receive a clear background check may participate in the program but may not be allowed to participate in clinical and/or field experience courses.
Practice radiation protection for the patient, self and others by applying the concepts of ALARA.
Apply positioning skills.
Demonstrate patient care skills.
Exercise independent judgment in areas of exposure factor manipulations involving all technical factors and equipment for procedures routinely performed in the clinical setting.
Evaluate radiographs for appropriate anatomy, positioning and image quality.
Behave in a professional manner and abide by the Code of Ethics as outlined by the ASRT.
Evaluate the value of professional advancements.
Communicate effectively in both medical and professional relationships.
Graduate from a program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Possess the knowledge and skills employers seek.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at
Radiologic Technology - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)