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.
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
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All courses for this program are offered only in person.Radiographyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQvngumHzpQ
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 Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) 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 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.
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 SchoolsDetailsStudents 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.DetailsPer 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.DetailsA 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.DetailsStudents 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.DetailsStudent 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.DetailsThe 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 SchoolsDetailsStudents 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.DetailsPer 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.DetailsStudents 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.DetailsA 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.DetailsFranklin 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.DetailsStudents 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.
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
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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