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Radiologic Technology, AAS

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Radiologic Technologists are skilled in creating images of the human body with the use of ionizing radiation. The radiologic technologist student is trained in diagnostic x-ray procedures and fluoroscopy, digital radiography, surgery, trauma, and pediatrics, with plenty of hands-on experience. They are also educated in patient care, x-ray equipment, physics, and are responsible for radiation safety.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Perform as a vital member of the medical team by providing high quality, diagnostic images;
  • Excel in providing patient care and demonstrate knowledge about current radiation standards;
  • Possess the potential to continue education in computed tomography, nuclear medicine, mammography, MRI, interventional radiography, or radiation therapy; and
  • Be qualified to work as a radiologic technologist upon passing the state registry exam and applying for state licensure.

Required Courses

Prerequisite Total: 18

First Year

First Semester Total: 12

Second Semester Total: 12

Summer Semester

Third Semester Total: 6

Second Year

First Semester Total: 12

Second Semester Total: 12

Total Credits: 72

R Indicates Related Instruction requirement. 

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Recommended Course Offering:

Students receiving financial aid or veteran’s benefits should check with the Financial Aid Office before registering for recommended courses.

BIOH 113 - Human Form and Function II  Credit(s): 4

Admission Guidelines

  • Students must apply for select admission to this program.
  • Applications are available here after January 15 and must be completed and returned by the last working day in February.
  • Admission to the program is based upon the following:
    1. High school diploma or GED/HiSET;
    2. Evidence of academic achievement in the five prerequisite courses (a minimum of “C” must be earned in each class);
    3. Observation in an imaging department and/or work experience in healthcare;
    4. A well-written essay;
    5. Positive references; and
    6. An interview.
  • Students admitted into the program are required to have a background check, proof of current CPR license, and medical health insurance at the student’s expense. In addition, applicants with a felony after age 18 will not be accepted into the program.

Program Information

  • When applying to the Radiologic Technology program, students must have completed or be in the process of completing the following classes OR their equivalent by the end of spring semester: AHMS 144 , BIOH 201  and BIOH 211 , M 095~ , and WRIT 101 . Students may be advised to take BIOB 101  or BIOB 160  in preparation for BIOH 201 , prerequisite math courses in preparation for M 095~ , and prerequisite writing courses in preparation for WRIT 101 . A grade of “C” or higher is required for ALL prerequisite courses.
  • BIOH 201  and BIOH 211  completed five or more years ago will require program director permission for transfer credit.
  • Students who have already taken a 100 or higher level of math (excluding M 114 M 115 , and STAT 216  ) are exempt from taking M 095~ .  Students with an appropriate score on the placement test are also exempt from M 095~  but must take a math class at a higher level (excluding M 114 , M 115 , and STAT 216 ).
  • Admitted students may contact the Financial Aid Office to learn about scholarship opportunities, including the Ellen and John MacMillan Endowed and the Dustin Petersen Memorial.
  • Students in the Radiologic Technology program must earn a “C” or better in ALL classes in the program.
  • Graduates of this program will be eligible and prepared to take the registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Graduates must apply for licensure with the state of Montana prior to employment.

Opportunities After Graduation

  • Employment is projected to grow most rapidly in medical offices, clinics, and diagnostic imaging centers. Radiologic technologists have the opportunity for advancement with experience and specialization in areas such as CT, MRI, mammography, radiation therapy, interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact an advisor.

Faculty Advisor Academic Advisor
Colleen Bench Russ Lamson
BC 126-B LRC 147C
(406) 756-3901 (406) 756-3885
cbench@fvcc.edu rlamson@fvcc.edu


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