Radiography

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 105261

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

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

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Radiography


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 into a pre-program status, your next step is to complete the Radiography Petition Requirements.

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020            Fall 2020 and Spring 2021            

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Outcomes

Our mission is to prepare students to be entry-level radiographers.

Goal #1: Students will be clinically competent.

1.1 Outcome: Students will apply appropriate radiation protection.

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 communicate effectively 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 are able to select appropriate exposure factors.

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.

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.

Careers

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

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    70
    Tuition
    $10036.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1403.90
    Other Costs
    $282.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $11721.90
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 20 22 20
    Number of Surveys Sent 20 22 20
    Number of Surveys Returned 16 22 17
    Percent of Surveys Returned 80.00% 100.00% 85.00%
    Available for Employment 16 22 17
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 15 20 17
    Percent of Graduates Employed 93.80% 90.90% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 12 17 13
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 80.00% 85.00% 76.50%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 3 4
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 13.30% 15.00% 23.50%
    Employed - No Response 1 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 6.70% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 2 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 6.30% 9.10% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.8 3.8 3.6
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 16 22 17
    Very Satisfied 12 17 12
    Percent Very Satisfied 75.00% 77.30% 70.60%
    Satisfied 4 5 4
    Percent Satisfied 25.00% 22.70% 23.50%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 1
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 5.90%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 16 22 17
    Preparation for Getting a Job 13 13 10
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 81.30% 59.10% 58.80%
    Career Change 3 9 6
    Percent Career Change 18.80% 40.90% 35.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 0 0 1
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 5.90%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 14 20 17
    Before Enrollment 1 1 2
    Percent Before Enrollment 7.10% 5.00% 11.80%
    While Attending the College 5 5 3
    Percent While Attending the College 35.70% 25.00% 17.60%
    After Training at the College 8 14 12
    Percent After Training at the College 57.10% 70.00% 70.60%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 15 20 17
    In College District 12 12 11
    Percent In College District 80.00% 60.00% 64.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 7 6
    Percent of In Wisconsin 13.30% 35.00% 35.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 5.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 6.70% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 8 7
    Average Monthly Wage $4,014 $3,718 $3,693
    Average Hourly Wage $23.34 $21.62 $21.47
    Average Work Hours per Week 42.5 41.2 38.7
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 8 6 6
    Average Hourly Wage $22.67 $24.32 $19.63
    Average Work Hours per Week 28 28.2 21.3
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 2 43
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 5 69
    Total Jobs 7 112
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Accurate Imaging Radiologic Technologist Oshkosh
    Burnett Medical Center Radiologic Technician Grantsburg
    Fort Health & Rehabilitation Radiology Technician Fort Atkinson
    Group Health Cooperative X-Ray Technician Fitchburg
    Mercy Health System Radiologic Technologist Janesville
    SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Radiographer
    St Clare Hospital Radiologic Technologist Baraboo
    UW Health at the American Center Radiologic Technologist
    UW Health Clinic Radiologic Technologist
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics MRI Technologist
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Radiology Technician
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Resident Assistant
    Watertown Regional Medical Center Radiologic Technologist Johnson Creek

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Resources

The Madison College Radiography Program is accredited 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.