Radiography

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Employed

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Student Satisfaction

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Associate Degree

Program Number: 105261

Credits: 68

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method: In Person

Program completed 100% in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $9,934.70
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,319.46
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 Education programs. Please review the Caregiver Background Check information on the School of Health Education 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 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 2020-2021 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.

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
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

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates222019
    Number of Surveys Sent222019
    Number of Surveys Returned221714
    Percent of Surveys Returned100.00%85.00%73.70%
    Available for Employment221714
    Percent Available for Employment100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market000
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed201714
    Percent of Graduates Employed90.90%100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation171313
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation85.00%76.50%92.90%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation341
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation15.00%23.50%7.10%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment200
    Percent Seeking Employment9.10%0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.83.63.9
    Number of Satisfaction Responses221714
    Very Satisfied (4)171213
    Percent Very Satisfied77.30%70.60%92.90%
    Satisfied (3)541
    Percent Satisfied22.70%23.50%7.10%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)010
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%5.90%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses221714
    Preparation for Getting a Job13108
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job59.10%58.80%57.10%
    Career Change965
    Percent Career Change40.90%35.30%35.70%
    Improvement of Existing Skills000
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education001
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%0.00%7.10%
    Personal Interest010
    Percent Personal Interest0.00%5.90%0.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses201714
    Before Enrollment122
    Percent Before Enrollment5.00%11.80%14.30%
    While Attending the College531
    Percent While Attending the College25.00%17.60%7.10%
    After Training at the College141211
    Percent After Training at the College70.00%70.60%78.60%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses201714
    In College District121112
    Percent In College District60.00%64.70%85.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District761
    Percent of In Wisconsin35.00%35.30%7.10%
    Outside of Wisconsin101
    Percent Outside Wisconsin5.00%0.00%7.10%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count875
    Average Monthly Wage$3,718 $3,693 $4,000
    Average Hourly Wage$21.62 $21.47 $23.26
    Average Work Hours per Week41.238.738.4
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count668
    Average Hourly Wage$24.32 $19.63 $25.84
    Average Work Hours per Week28.221.326.8
  • 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 techconnect@madisoncollege.edu

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.