School of Health Education

Health Education Building 103
1705 Hoffman Street
Madison WI 53704

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Wednesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 105261


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

Radiography is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree. It will prepare you for a good job and advanced training. With the associate degree, you can also transfer to another college and earn your bachelor's degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.

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

This program is not offered online.



To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

After Acceptance

Students admitted onto the waitlist for the Fall 2016 term or prior should continue to use their Academic Requirements Report and review emails from their academic advisor.

Students admitted into a pre-petition status for the Fall 2017 term or after shold complete the Radiography Petition Requirements.


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

Pre-Radiography Course

Satisfactory completion of Anatomy & Physiology prior to application or while on the program waiting list qualifies for priority admission into the program on a space available basis, but has to be taken within five years of starting the program. Choose from one of the following:

First Semester
Second Semester
Third Semester (Summer)
Fourth Semester
Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester (Summer)

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
  • Mammographer
  • Special Procedures Technologist
  • Radiation Therapy Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Ultrasound (Sonographer)
  • Equipment Sales Representative 
  • Educator


The Madison College Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL. 60606, (312) 304-5304,