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Radiography

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 105261

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

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. 

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Radiography


Admission

To Apply

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

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • 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.

After Acceptance

Once you have been admitted into a pre-petition status, your next step is to complete the Radiography Petition Requirements.

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019            Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 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.

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

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    70
    Tuition
    $9867.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1129.60
    Other Costs
    $282.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $11278.60
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 19 20 22
    Number of Surveys Sent 19 20 22
    Number of Surveys Returned 18 16 22
    Percent of Surveys Returned 94.70% 80.00% 100.00%
    Available for Employment 18 16 22
    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

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 15 15 20
    Percent of Graduates Employed 83.30% 93.80% 90.90%
    Employed in Related Occupation 14 12 17
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 93.30% 80.00% 85.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 2 3
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 6.70% 13.30% 15.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 1 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 6.70% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 3 1 2
    Percent Seeking Employment 16.70% 6.30% 9.10%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 3.8 3.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 18 16 22
    Very Satisfied 13 12 17
    Percent Very Satisfied 72.20% 75.00% 77.30%
    Satisfied 5 4 5
    Percent Satisfied 27.80% 25.00% 22.70%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 18 16 22
    Preparation for Getting a Job 11 13 13
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 61.10% 81.30% 59.10%
    Career Change 6 3 9
    Percent Career Change 33.30% 18.80% 40.90%
    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 1 0 0
    Percent Personal Interest 5.60% 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 15 14 20
    Before Enrollment 1 1 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 6.70% 7.10% 5.00%
    While Attending the College 2 5 5
    Percent While Attending the College 13.30% 35.70% 25.00%
    After Training at the College 12 8 14
    Percent After Training at the College 80.00% 57.10% 70.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 15 15 20
    In College District 11 12 12
    Percent In College District 73.30% 80.00% 60.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 4 2 7
    Percent of In Wisconsin 26.70% 13.30% 35.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 5.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 6.70% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 3 4 8
    Average Monthly Wage $3,866 $4,014 $3,718
    Average Hourly Wage $22.48 $23.34 $21.62
    Average Work Hours per Week 40 42.5 41.2
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 11 8 6
    Average Hourly Wage $20.33 $22.67 $24.32
    Average Work Hours per Week 22.9 28 28.2
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 7 36
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 11 50
    Total Jobs 18 86
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Dean Health Systems Radiographer
    Divine Savior Healthcare Radiographer Portage
    Meriter Hospital Radiographer & Phlebotomist
    St Clare Hospital & Health Services X-Ray Technician Baraboo
    St Mary's / Dean Ventures Radiographer
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Imaging Specialist 2
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Imaging Specialist-Associate
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics MRI Imaging Specialist
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics MRI Technologist
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Radiographer 2
    UW Medical Foundation Imaging Specialist
    Watertown Memorial Hospital Radiographer Watertown

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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.