Associate Degree in Applied Science
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.
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
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All courses for this program are offered only in person.
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.
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you have been accepted into a pre-program status, your next step is to complete the Radiography Petition Requirements.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
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
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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.
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
- Special Procedures Technologist
- Radiation Therapy Technologist
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist
- Ultrasound (Sonographer)
- Equipment Sales Representative
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion70Tuition$10036.00Materials/Supplemental Costs$1403.90Other Costs$282.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$11721.90
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
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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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, email@example.com, www.jrcert.org.