Delivery: A mix of daytime and online courses
Start: Fall Semester only; Full-Time only
Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time.
Radiologic Technology — Associate in Applied Science Degree (78 credits)
Admission into this program requires a special application and is highly competitive. The college may not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum admission standards. The Radiologic Technology program courses start Fall Semester only, day schedule.
The Radiologic Technology program is designed to prepare entry-level radiologic technologists. This program prepares you to work in a patient care setting providing diagnostic medical images using radiation for the diagnosis of human diseases and disorders. Our challenging allied health two-year associate of applied science degree will give you the skills and knowledge to assist radiologists in obtaining digital images using the latest medical computer imaging systems. It will also prepare you to work in related imaging fields and interact with patients in a caring and compassionate way.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago IL 60606-2901, phone 312.704.5300. Graduates are eligible to write the national registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Application deadline is January 15th of each year preceding the Fall start of the following academic year. Program courses start Fall semester only.
- Please read the booklet “Radiologic Technology Information and Application” available in Admissions (Office W2350) or the Counseling Center or online for details including Assessment testing requirements for this specific program. Students must meet minimum admission requirements. Timing of completion of admission course work is crucial. Consult with a counselor before you register for courses to determine your sequence of courses. See the Century College website at www.century.edu and review the Radiologic Technology program webpage for more admissions and career information.
- Admission requirements include: BIOL 1024; PHYS 1020, and MATH 0030 (or placement at MATH 0070 or higher on the assessment test) to be completed before the application deadline. You must earn a C or better in each of these courses and have completed a minimum of 14 MnTC credits with a MnTC GPA of 2.5 or higher. There are also high school admission criteria for recent high school graduates only.
- Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission when there are more applicants than spaces. Applicants are ranked and selected for admission based on several criteria, including GPA and grades in science courses.
- Students must certify in CPR for the Professional Rescuer between Aug. and Nov. of their 1st semester of RADT coursework (EMS 1010 will fulfill this requirement).
- The required Radiologic Technology coursework in the program begins Fall Semester only and covers two years, including summer sessions. Once the Radiologic Technology career courses are started, the student must follow the prescribed schedule. These required courses can be taken ONLY during the day. Many students prefer to take all general education courses before starting the Radiologic Technology courses. Students are required to complete a clinical experience. Some clinical hours begin at 7:30 A.M. and others involve late day/evening hours. All clinical sites are within 25 miles of Century College. Transfer students with radiography coursework need to meet with the program director to develop a possible plan.
- Minnesota Department of Health requires any individual having contact with patients to pass the Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions prior to starting the clinical experience. An individual may be disqualified from having patient contact and would not be permitted to participate in the clinical experience. Call MN Department of Human Services with specific questions, 651.431.2000. Ethical issues should be addressed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) at www.arrt.org.
Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.
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Average Wage: $29.14/hour
Top Earners: $37.17/hour
Radiologic Technology - AAS 78 Credits
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills required for providing safe and quality patient care.
- Exhibit competence during performance of radiographic procedures.
- Communicate effectively with patients, health care team members and others with consideration of diverse patient populations.
- Plan radiologic technology professional lifelong learning activities.