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Radiography
Program Number: 105261
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Health Sciences
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
68 Credits | Finish in 2 years (full-time attendance)
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  • Program Overview

    The Radiography associate degree program at Madison College will prepare you for a career as a radiographer. Radiographers, also known as radiologic technologists, play a key role in many health care settings, producing medical images used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

    Radiography duties include:

    • Positioning of patient to obtain proper projection
    • Aligning source (usually x-radiation)
    • Making exposure factor selections
    • Processing the image
    • Storing and retrieving images

    Successful Radiography students are able to follow instructions carefully, work to prescribed standards, and use good judgment in following procedures and handling problems. They are interested in work of a technical or scientific nature, and willing and able to work under pressure in emergency situations. 

    Please note that upon admission to the Radiography program, you will be required to complete a background check and provide documentation of current required-immunizations and current Healthcare Provider CPR certification.

    Program Details

    Wisconsin law requires background checks for persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care. This law applies to students in many School of Health Sciences programs. Please review the Caregiver Background Check information on the School of Health Sciences Forms and Policies.

    Students in Madison College's radiography program must attend full time. 

    Classes are offered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

    Radiography program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax

    Earning your associate degree in Radiography at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for professional work in a wide range of health care facilities as a radiographer. 

    With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as: 

    • Bone Densitometrist
    • CT Technologist
    • MRI Technologist
    • Mammographer
    • Special Procedures Technologist
    • Radiation Therapy Technologist
    • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    • Ultrasound (Sonographer)
    • Equipment Sales Representative 
    • Educator

    Resources

    The Madison College Radiography Program has been awarded an 8-year accreditation by the Joint Review committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL. 60606, (312) 704-5300, mail@jrcert.orgwww.jrcert.org.

  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    Pre-Radiography Courses
    First Semester
    Second Semester
    Third Semester (Summer)
    Fourth Semester
    Fifth Semester
    Sixth Semester (Summer)
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Students need to complete the petition process to get into core-program classes for this program. Before submitting an application, it’s important to review the Petition Process webpage which also includes estimated wait times for each program.

      After Acceptance

      Once you have been accepted in a pre-program status, your next step is to complete the Petition Requirements. See the Petition information in the next section.    

      Additional Notes

      Students will be required to meet the current admission and petition requirements. Requirements must be amended any time accreditation requirements are updated or changed. Requirements may also be amended based on Madison College programmatic assessment data.

      Questions?

      Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

    • Petition

      After Acceptance

      After you have been admitted into a pre-program status, complete all of the Petition Requirements for your program. Login to your student account and run a Degree Progress Report to review the Petition Requirements and see which requirements you have completed and which need to be satisfied.

      Requirements vary by program, and may include some or all of the following:

      • Prerequisites (examples: Algebra, Geometry, Chemistry, Biology, English and Reading): This varies by program
      • Course Requirements (examples: Anatomy and Physiology, Intro to Psychology, etc.): This varies by program
      • Testing Requirement (examples: ACT, HESI, TEAS): This varies by program
      • Petition Workshop: This is done online and can be found in Blackboard after you have been admitted in a pre-program status

      You can view the Petition Requirements for this program using the links below.

      Fall 2021 and Spring 2022                 

      Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

      After completing the petition requirements, students are then selected for entry into core program courses through the Petition Process.

      Questions?

      Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

    • Transfer Opportunities

      Wisconsin Schools

      Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
      Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
      A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
      Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
      Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
      Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.
      The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

      Non-Wisconsin Schools

      Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
      Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
      Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
      A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
      Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
      Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
    • Career Outcomes

      Our mission is to prepare students to be successful entry-level radiographers meeting the needs of the communities.

      Goal #1: Students will be clinically competent.

      1.1 Outcome: Students will apply radiation protection principles.

      1.2 Outcome: Students demonstrate positioning skills based on a sound knowledge of anatomy, function, and pathology.

      Goal #2: Students will communicate effectively.

      2.1 Outcome:  Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients.

      2.2 Outcome:  Students will use medical terminology appropriately.

      Goal #3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.

      3.1 Outcome: Students will evaluate radiographs, identifying ways to improve them.

      3.2 Outcome: Students can select correct exposure factors and field of view which produce diagnostic images.

      Goal #4: Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.

      4.1 Outcome: Students will demonstrate the importance of continued professional growth.

      4.2 Outcome: Students will demonstrate professional values and behaviors.

      Goal #5: Graduates will meet the needs of the medical imaging community (Program Effectiveness).

      5.1 Outcome: Students will be prepared for the ARRT registry exam.

      5.2 Outcome: Students will be employed in medical imaging or related area(s).

      5.3 Outcome:  Employers will be satisfied with new graduates’ performance.

      Graduates of Madison Area Technical College's Radiography program are eligible to take the entry-level certification examination and are employable in radiology and medical-imaging departments in hospitals and clinics.

      • Graduate Summary

        Graduate Report Summary Overview

        2018 2019 2020
        Number of Program Graduates 20 19 21
        Number of Surveys Sent 20 19 21
        Number of Surveys Returned 17 14 16
        Percent of Surveys Returned
        Available for Employment 17 14 16
        Percent Available for Employment 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
        Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
        Percent Not in Labor Market 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
        Available for Employment

        2018 2019 2020
        Graduates Employed 17 14 16
        Percent of Graduates Employed 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
        Employed in Related Occupation 13 13 16
        Percent Employed in Related Occupation 76.5% 92.9% 100.0%
        Employed in Unrelated Occupation 4 1 0
        Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 23.5% 7.1% 0.0%
        Employed - No Response 0 0 0
        Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
        Seeking Employment 0 0 0
        Percent Seeking Employment 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
        Reaction To Training at Madison College

        2018 2019 2020
        Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3.9 3.8
        Number of Satisfaction Responses 17 14 16
        Very Satisfied (4) 12 13 13
        Percent Very Satisfied 70.6% 92.9% 81.3%
        Satisfied (3) 4 1 3
        Percent Satisfied 23.5% 7.1% 18.8%
        Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0
        Percent Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
        Very Unsatisfed (1) 1 0 0
        Percent Very Unsatisfied 5.9% 0.0% 0.0%
        Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

        2018 2019 2020
        Number of Primary Reason Responses 17 14 16
        Preparation for Getting a Job 10 8 9
        Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 58.8% 57.1% 56.3%
        Career Change 6 5 5
        Percent Career Change 35.3% 35.7% 31.3%
        Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
        Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
        Preparation for Further Education 0 1 1
        Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.0% 7.1% 6.3%
        Personal Interest 1 0 1
        Percent Personal Interest 5.9% 0.0% 6.3%
        Other 0 0 0
        Percent Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
        When Employment was Obtained

        2018 2019 2020
        Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 17 14 16
        Before Enrollment 2 2 1
        Percent Before Enrollment 11.8% 14.3% 6.3%
        While Attending the College 3 1 1
        Percent While Attending the College 17.6% 7.1% 6.3%
        After Training at the College 12 11 14
        Percent After Training at the College 70.6% 78.6% 87.5%
        Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

        2018 2019 2020
        Number of Employment Location Responses 17 14 16
        In College District 11 12 10
        Percent In College District 64.7% 85.7% 62.5%
        In Wisconsin, Not in District 6 1 4
        Percent of In Wisconsin 35.3% 7.1% 25.0%
        Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 2
        Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.0% 7.1% 12.5%
        Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
        Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
        Salary Trend
        Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
        Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 7 5 11
        Average Monthly Wage $3,693 $4,000 $4,210
        Average Hourly Wage $21.47 $23.26 $24.48
        Average Work Hours per Week 38.7 38.4 42.0
        Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 6 8 4
        Average Hourly Wage $19.63 $25.84 $25.97
        Average Work Hours per Week 21.3 26.8 24.4
      • Graduate Employers

        Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020
        Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
        Advocate Sherman Hospital Radiologic Technologist Elgin IL
        Clarke County Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Technologist Osceola IA
        Group Health Cooperative Radiologic Technologist
        Meriter Hospital Radiologic Technologist
        Sauk Prairie Health Care Radiologic Technologist Prairie du Sac
        SSM Health CT Technologist
        SSM Health Radiologic Technologist 3
        St Clare Hospital & Health Services Radiologic Technologist Baraboo
        UW Health Radiologic Technologist
        UW Health Hospital & Clinics MRI Tech
        UW Health Hospital & Clinics MRI Technologist
        UW Health Hospital & Clinics Radiologic Technologist
        VA Medical Center Radiologic Technologist
        Watertown Memorial Hospital Radiologic Technologist Watertown

        * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

        ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

        *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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