The Radiologic Technology program is designed for students to earn an AAS degree upon successful completion of the two-year program, once accepted into the core program, consisting of six-semesters and full-time enrollment. The program is currently seeking initial accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The curriculum is in alignment with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requirements and contains didactic and clinical components. Curriculum is competency-based and is designed to develop health care professionals possessing entry-level skills in diagnostic imaging.
What is a Radiologic Technologist?
Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x-rays, on patients. Radiologic technologists typically do the following: adjust and maintain imaging equipment, precisely follow orders from physicians on what areas of the body to image, prepare patients for procedures, protect the patient by shielding exposed areas that do not need to be imaged, position the patient and the equipment in order to get the correct image, operate the computerized equipment to take the images, work with physicians to evaluate the images and to determine whether additional images need to be taken, and keep detailed patient records. They may also specialize in mammography, which uses low-dose x-ray systems to produce images of the breast. They may be certified in multiple specialties.
Must complete pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the Radiologic Technology program with a “C” or above
|HI103||*American History to 1877 OR|
|HI104||*American History Since 1877 OR|
|AH160||Basic Medical Terminology||3|
**Requires pre-requisite of Anatomy
Radiologic Technology Courses
Once accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program, you will take the following courses.
|RT100||Fundamentals of Radiologic Science & Health Care||3|
|RT110||Patient Care in Radiologic Science||3|
|RT120||Radiographic Procedures I||4|
|RT130||Production & Characteristics of Radiation||2|
|RT140||Equipment Operations & Maintenance||2|
|RT150||Clinical Practice I||4|
|RT160||Radiographic Procedures II & Pharmacology||4|
|RT170||Image Acquisition & Evaluation I||2|
|RT180||Image Acquisition & Evaluation II||2|
|RT190||Clinical Practice II||4|
|RT200||Cross Sectional Anatomy||2|
|RT210||Clinical Practice III||4|
|RT240||Clinical Practice IV||6|
|RT250||Radiation Biology & Protection||3|
|RT260||Clinical Practice V||6|
- Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
- Developmental Studies – Developmental Studies This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
- Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and remain eligible for any financial aid.
- Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
- Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
Be enrolled as a student at North Central Missouri College
- Apply for admission to the college online at What Kind of Student am I – Admissions
Minimum of a 2.5 GPA in prerequisite course work
Successful completion of all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of a C
Minimum score of 55 on TEAS for Allied Health Exam
Attend a Radiologic Technology Program Informational Session
- Sign up for a Radiologic Technology Program Informational Session at Radiologic Technology Informational Session – Academics
Complete 8 hours of job shadowing in a diagnostic radiology department
For additional information and to apply please review the Radiologic Technology Program Pre-Admission Data Packet
To graduate students who possess the skills, knowledge, and professional values required for an entry-level radiographer to serve the needs of the community.
Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
Goal #1- Students will demonstrate clinical competency.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- 1.1 Students will position the patient.
- 1.2 Students will apply radiation protection.
- 1.3 Students will select technical factors.
Goal #2- Students will utilize critical thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- 2.1 Students will perform non-routine examinations.
- 2.2 Students will analyze images for quality.
Goal #3- Students will demonstrate professionalism.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- 3.1 Students will understand the importance of professional organizations.
- 3.2 Students will understand professional ethics.
Goal #4- Students will communicate.
Student Learning Outcome:
- 4.1 Students will communicate orally.
- 4.2 Students will demonstrate written communication.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology Program, graduates will be able to:
- Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
- Achieve the clinical requirements of an entry-level radiographer, as defined by employers.
- Provide a safe environment for the patient and deliver age appropriate patient care in a variety of clinical situations.
- Utilize appropriate radiation protection techniques for patients and personnel.
- Perform routine and non-routine radiographic imaging procedures.
- Evaluate radiographic images for proper diagnostic quality and take corrective action when needed.
- Implement critical thinking and problem solving.
- Educate the public and members of the healthcare team on the benefits and hazards of diagnostic radiation exposure.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in support of the profession.
- Appreciate the value of professional development and continuing education.
Program Effectiveness Data
Program effectiveness data will not be available until the completion of the first cohort of students in May of 2024. Once collected, the data will include:
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate: The number of graduates who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation.
Job Placement Rate: The number of graduates employed in radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in radiologic sciences.
Program Completion Rate: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length.
The Radiologic Technology Program is currently seeking accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Program # 0694
Program Contact Information
Kristi Cutsinger, MBA
Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
Mallary Hann, M.Ed., RT(R)(MR)(ARRT)
Radiologic Technology Instructor and Program Director
LORINDA ROSS, BA, RT(R)(MR)(ARRT)
Radiologic Technology Instructor and Clinical Coordinator