Radiologic Technologist - Associate of Applied Science
Radiology is sometimes called the eyes of medicine, as it reveals the body’s hidden secrets of injury and disease. It follows, then, that Radiologic Technologists (Radiographers) are the photographers who make it possible to see.
Employed in hospitals, clinics, or office settings, radiographers use x-radiation to produce images that aid in diagnosis. Our students learn to “think out of the box” to get the pictures doctors need, and they do it with a friendly, respectful, and caring bedside manner.
The Radiologic Technology program is an intensive 18-month program, approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. After successfully completing the program and a national examination, the student becomes a Registered Radiologic Technologist, R.T. (R).
Additional education in radiation therapy, computed tomography (CT), mammography, MRI, diagnostic medical ultrasound, or other modalities can open other career pathways. A recent Radiologic Technology alumna even started her own mobile veterinary imaging business! You can read more about her experience in our student spotlight section.
Program Applications are accepted until April 1st, and can be competitive. Experience in health care as a CNA or HCA, as well as getting good grades, can be helpful. Students who have not had an advanced high school Anatomy class are encouraged to begin their pre-requisites over the summer. This allows time for a "warm up" basic anatomy class to prepare for the 200-level Anatomy and Physiology course.
Missoula College now offers options for “post graduate” studies
Post graduate studies are in certain modalities, including CT, Orthopedic Imaging, and Interventional Radiology. For more information, visit the computerized tomography (CT) page, or contact Program Director Dan Funsch.
Program requirements have changed:
- The catalog will be updated summer 2019.
- In the interim, for current program details as well as specific credits and course requirements, please refer to this document: 2019-20 Radiologic Technology Overview & Requirements.The University of Montana catalog details degree specific credits and course requirements.
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