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About the Program

The Radiologic Technology program is designed to prepare entry-level radiologic technologists who are capable of providing diagnostic medical images of patients in various types of medical facilities. Students of the program will work closely with radiology physicians and staff members and will be instructed in basic patient care techniques, proper positioning skills of anatomical body parts, and the current radiation safety standards. Students will also:

  • Produce images using cutting-edge technologies that aid in the diagnosis of injury and disease
  • Make a difference in people’s lives by serving as a vital member of a professional healthcare team
  • Work in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, surgery centers, and orthopedic facilities

 Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be eligible to write the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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.

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Special Application Required

This program requires special admission. You must apply for general admission first before submitting the special application.

Application Deadline

The Fall 2022 application was open from October 18, 2021 through December 6, 2021. Application for Fall 2023 will open in mid-October 2022.

All transcripts are due by the application deadline of December 6th (We will pull your Century and MinnState transcripts including in-progress classes). However, if your current fall semester classes are in-progress(IP) at another college, the deadline for those transcripts is extended to December 30th, 2021 so your fall grades can be included (Order the transcript after the grades are posted at your college and be sure we get them by the extended deadline!). 

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Please note, you must have an active Century College admission application on file in the past 365 days or be registered for classes within the past 365 days for your StarID to be active. Click here to submit or resubmit a general admission application, do so by December 6, 2021.

Additional Requirements

Background Checks

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).

Planning for Your Program

Cost & Financial Aid

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    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

    Financial Aid

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

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The program is nationally accredited by:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300

Graduates are eligible to write the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The Century College Radiologic Technology Program was most recently visited in April of 2018 and was awarded an additional eight year accreditation, the maximum award allowed. 


Woman working with an X-Ray machine.

Potential Job Titles

Man pointing at an X-Ray of a ribcage.
  • Radiographer
  • Radiologic Technologist

Salary Data

Radiologic Technologist
Average Wage: $30.92/hour
Top Earners: $38.48/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area -