Radiography

Associate of Science

About the Radiography Program

The Radiography Technologist program prepares students for employment in hospitals and clinics. Diagnosing certain medical conditions or injuries often requires physicians to go beyond a routine physical examination; they need to see inside the body, so an x-ray of the affected area is ordered. Radiographers work with patients to acquire the necessary diagnostic images. If you're detail-oriented, caring, interested in anatomy and physiology, able to work under pressure, and inclined to work with technology and people, a career as a radiographer may be a satisfying choice for you.

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Radiographer reviewing an x-ray

Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1052615800 Introduction to Radiography
Description
3.00
1052614900 Radiographic Procedures 1
Description
5.00
1052615900 Radiographic Imaging 1
Description
3.00
1052616800 Radiography Clinical Practice 1
Description
2.00
1052619200 Radiographic Clinical Practice 2
Description
3.00
1080410700 College Mathematics (Nicolet)
Description
3.00
1052617000 Radiographic Imaging 2
Description
3.00
1052619100 Radiographic Procedures 2
Description
5.00
1052619300 Radiographic Clinical Practice 3
Description
3.00
1080119600 Oral/Interpersonal Communications (Nicolet)
Description
3.00
1052619600 Modalities
Description
3.00
1052619900 Radiographic Clinical Practice 4
Description
3.00
1052619400 Imaging Equipment Operation
Description
3.00
1080919800 Introduction to Psychology (Nicolet)
Description
3.00
1080917200 Introduction to Diversity Studies (Nicolet)
Description
3.00
1052619000 Radiographic Clinical Practice 5
Description
2.00
1080119500 Written Communications (Nicolet)
Description
3.00
1052618900 Radiographic Pathology
Description
1.00
1052619700 Radiation Protection and Biology
Description
3.00
1052619800 Radiography Clinical Practice 6
Description
2.00
1052617400 ARRT Certification Seminar
Description
2.00
1052619500 Radiographic Quality Analysis
Description
2.00
1080919600 Introduction to Sociology (Nicolet)
Description
3.00

At A Glance

Flexible Options

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On Campus

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Online Classes

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Shared Program

Approximate Cost

$8,857*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning, and radiographic techniques to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a radiograph or other imaging receptor.
  • Determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic techniques with minimum radiation exposure to the patient.
  • Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality.
  • Apply the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self, and others.
  • Provide patient care and comfort.
  • Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate lifesaving first aid and basic life support procedures.
  • Report malfunctions to the proper authority.
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
  • Participate in radiologic quality assurance programs. 

Your Potential Careers

  • Clinics
  • Diagnostic Imaging Centers
  • Radiology and Imaging Departments of Hospitals

Median Annual Salary

$53,331 $56,826 $53,397
Local State National

EMSI 2018.3

Get Started

Your application can be submitted online, it takes just a few minutes to complete.

Admission Requirements

Nicolet offers the Radiography program in cooperation with Lakeshore Technical College (LTC). Radiography program students will attend live, interactive television courses (ITV) at Nicolet and complete all general education courses at Nicolet. The entire program can be taken at Nicolet. Nicolet provides required general education and science courses, while LTC provides the core program courses via ITV. Lab based instruction and clinicals will be provided at local healthcare facilities.

Admissions procedures, deadlines and program availability are subject to change. Please contact an academic advisor for the latest information. An initial consult appointment with an academic advisor is required.

  • Submit application to LTC and the required $30 fee
  • Submit official High School or GED/HSED transcripts
  • Submit official college transcripts if applicable
  • Submit acceptable background check and fee to LTC
  • Successful completion of Chemistry requirement (high school or college)
  • Successful completion of Math requirement (high school algebra or college equivalent)
  • Successful completion of Medical Terminology class
  • Complete 8 hour clinical observation
  • Complete phone interview with LTC program advisor
  • Submit Health/TB/Tetanus Form
  • Submit Functional Abilities Statement of Understanding Form
  • Meet Accuplacer or ACT scores - see below (lower scores require prep classes)
    • ACT: Math - 16, Reading - 16, Writing - 16

    • Accuplacer, Math - 50, Reading - 55, Writing - 70

  • Successful completion of the Nursing Assistant class is not a requirement for admission, but it must be completed within one year of starting a Radiography Clinical or be active on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Directory

Upon completing the above requirements, students are placed on a Wait List. Once on the Wait List, admission priority is then given to those who have also completed General Anatomy and Physiology with grade of “C” or better and by the number of general education courses completed for the program.

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