Radiography

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Associate Degree

Program Number: 105261

Credits: 68

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $10,067.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,440.70
Other Costs
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$282.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
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

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Radiography
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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 2021 and Spring 2022         

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023   

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 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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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

Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
Details
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.
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

 

  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201820192020
    Number of Program Graduates201921
    Number of Surveys Sent201921
    Number of Surveys Returned171416
    Percent of Surveys Returned85.0%73.7%76.2%
    Available for Employment171416
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Not in Labor Market000
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Available for Employment

    201820192020
    Graduates Employed171416
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%100.0%100.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation131316
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation76.5%92.9%100.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation410
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation23.5%7.1%0.0%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment000
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201820192020
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.63.93.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses171416
    Very Satisfied (4)121313
    Percent Very Satisfied70.6%92.9%81.3%
    Satisfied (3)413
    Percent Satisfied23.5%7.1%18.8%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)100
    Percent Very Unsatisfied5.9%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201820192020
    Number of Primary Reason Responses171416
    Preparation for Getting a Job1089
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job58.8%57.1%56.3%
    Career Change655
    Percent Career Change35.3%35.7%31.3%
    Improvement of Existing Skills000
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education011
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.0%7.1%6.3%
    Personal Interest101
    Percent Personal Interest5.9%0.0%6.3%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201820192020
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses171416
    Before Enrollment221
    Percent Before Enrollment11.8%14.3%6.3%
    While Attending the College311
    Percent While Attending the College17.6%7.1%6.3%
    After Training at the College121114
    Percent After Training at the College70.6%78.6%87.5%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201820192020
    Number of Employment Location Responses171416
    In College District111210
    Percent In College District64.7%85.7%62.5%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District614
    Percent of In Wisconsin35.3%7.1%25.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin012
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%7.1%12.5%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count7511
    Average Monthly Wage$3,693$4,000$4,210
    Average Hourly Wage$21.47$23.26$24.48
    Average Work Hours per Week38.738.442.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count684
    Average Hourly Wage$19.63$25.84$25.97
    Average Work Hours per Week21.326.824.4
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Access Community Health Centers Radiologic Technologist
    Dean Health Systems Radiologic Technologist
    Fort Health & Rehabilitation Radiologist Technologist Fort Atkinson
    Sauk Prairie Health Care Radiological Technician Prairie du Sac
    SSM Health MRI Technician
    SSM Health Radiology Technologist
    SSM Health Staff CT Technologist
    SSM Health Emergency Center X-Ray Technician Sun Prairie
    SSM Health Urgent Care PRN Radiologic Technologist
    St Mary's / Dean Ventures Radiological Technician
    St Mary's / Dean Ventures X-Ray Technician
    UW Health Radiologic Technologist
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics X-Ray Technician

    * - 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

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.org(link sends e-mail)www.jrcert.org.