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Radiologic Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: n/a

NOTE: This program is in moratorium and will not be accepting new students.

Radiologic Technologists, also referred to as Radiographers, work in a professional environment at a hospital, private office, or clinic. Radiologic Technologists are trained to perform radiologic examinations in accordance with radiation safety standards for themselves, clinical staff, and their patients. Skill sets include: patient care, positioning, operating X-ray equipment, image quality assessment, exposure parameters, and interacting with the general public, ancillary workers, healthcare workers, and physicians.

The Radiologic Technology student learns how to accurately demonstrate body structures by determining proper exposure factors, manipulating medical imaging equipment, evaluating the radiographic image quality, and providing for patient protection, safety, and comfort during radiographic procedures. Some technologists choose to specialize in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, or radiation therapy. Some of these modalities require additional certification. The student will be introduced to these specialty areas. Radiologic Technology is an expanding field in the area of medical diagnosis and treatment. Imaging methods and procedures are updated and implemented on a regular basis.

The Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year program designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge, skills, and professional attitude necessary for successful employment as a Radiologic Technologist.

Accreditation for the Radiologic Technology Program is through Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities coursework. This regional accrediting agency is the organization that accredits Great Falls College MSU. After completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take a nationally recognized certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The Great Falls College MSU Radiologic Technology Program is a limited enrollment program, accepting a restricted number of students each year. Interested students are urged to contact the Admissions Office, Program Director, or the Advising & Career Center Advisors for student advising specific to program admission requirements and criteria for program acceptance.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Employ professional judgment, problem solving, and critical thinking to identify, assess, and analyze the situation, providing quality patient care in a safe and ethical manner.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills through verbal and written communication.
  • Practice within the standards established by the profession.
  • Demonstrate appropriate cultural, legal, ethical, and professional values.
  • Practice as a qualified registered technologist in any type of patient care facility.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees$8,852
Application Fee$30
Lab/Course Fees$35

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math, biology, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1

Prerequisite Courses

Computer skills, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, and Chemistry are highly recommended.

AHMS 142Intro to Medical Terminology +1
BIOH 104Basic Human Biology & Lab **,+4
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
M 121College Algebra (OR higher) **,+3
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3

Program Course Requirements After Formal Acceptance

The courses below are to be taken in the order that they are listed.

Admission into the Radiologic Technology program is mandatory to qualify to take the courses below.

First Year
AHXR 105Intro to Radiologic Technology *,+2
AHXR 130Positioning/Procedures I *,+2
AHXR 132Elements of Imaging I *,+3
AHXR 225Radiobiology/Radiation Protctn *,+3
AHXR 195ARadiographic Clinical: I *,+7
Term Credits17
AHXR 131Radiographic Position/Prcdr II *,+3
AHXR 133Elements of Imaging II *,+3
AHXR 101Patient Care in Radiology *,+2
AHXR 195BRadiographic Clinical: II *,+8
Term Credits16
AHXR 298Radiographic Internship *,+8
Term Credits8
Second Year
AHXR 230Positioning/Procedures III *,+4
AHXR 233Elements of Imaging III *,+2
AHXR 295ARadiographic Clinical: III *,+8
Term Credits14
AHXR 231Radiographic Position/Prcdr IV *,+2
AHXR 295BRadiographic Clinical: IV *,+10
AHXR 270Radiographic Registry Review *,+2
Term Credits14
Total Credits69

Total Program Credits: 82-83


Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.