Radiologic Technology

Health Sciences

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide an ambitious didactic and clinical education that will produce compassionate, confident and professional technologists. The program will provide a variety of work settings and experiences to successfully prepare graduates to function as entry-level radiographers. A qualified graduate will be eligible to take the national registry examination, thereby becoming a certified registered radiographer.

A radiographer is a vital member of the healthcare team whose responsibilities range from obtaining diagnostic information to assisting physicians with complex procedures. Radiographers must be able to recognize emergency situations and react quickly to various patient conditions. They work in diverse settings including hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices. The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 84.5
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$16,731*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $18,759*
Program Supplies: $978

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$20,494 - 63,716

Estimated annual salary range for Health Sciences graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.

In addition to the College enrollment process, applicants must achieve a minimum ACCUPLACER® reading score of 70 (ACT® or ACT Compass® scores are also acceptable) and a minimum ALEKS® score of 30. The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- or above within five years from the date of application:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I [BIO:168]
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II [BIO:173]
  • Basic Medical Terminology [HSC:114]

The health sciences programs have additional admission requirements including background checks, health records and training requirements. Please review these requirements for program admission.

It is highly recommended that applicants complete a radiology job shadow. The job shadow should be a total of 4-6 hours at one or more facilities. Complete the job shadow form and submit to the Radiologic Technology Program director.

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2019-2020 Radiologic Technology Class Schedule

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
MAT:110 Math for Liberal Arts 3.0
RAD:101 Radiographic Patient Care 3.0
RAD:122 Radiographic Procedures I 4.0
RAD:200 Clinical Education I
3.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
RAD:143 Radiographic Procedures II 5.0
RAD:240 Clinical Education II 5.0
RAD:440 Image Evaluation 4.0

Summer

CourseTitleCredits
Summer
RAD:186 Advanced Procedures and Pharmacology 2.0
RAD:270 Clinical Education III 3.5
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
RAD:420 Radiographic Physics 4.0
RAD:521 Clinical Education IV 5.5
RAD:708 Radiographic Image Exposure 2.5

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
HUM:108 Cultural Diversity and Identity 3.0
RAD:561 Clinical Education V 5.5
RAD:712 Radiographic Advanced Exposure 2.0
RAD:738 Radiographic Pathology 2.0
RAD:860 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 2.5

Summer

CourseTitleCredits
Summer
PSY:111 Intro to Psychology 3.0
RAD:592 Clinical Education VI 2.5
RAD:660 Comprehensive Radiologic Review 2.5

To graduate from this program, students must complete all required coursework with a "C-" grade or above and earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Students are required to take some courses in an online or hybrid format.

This Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 15 credits of transfer-level general education electives from Communication, Humanities, Math, Science, or Social Science. Three of these hours can include SDV:179 The College Experience. If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an additional general education elective is required.

The program's mission, goals, student learning outcomes, accreditation information and program effectiveness data are included in the Radiography Program Effectiveness Data document. For more information regarding program effectiveness data, visit the JRCERT website at www.jcert.org.

Program Policy and Procedures

Radiologic Technology students at Northeast Iowa Community College will experience direct patient contact during their clinical experience. Students will be scheduled at affiliated locations. Students will rotate through multiple clinical sites within a 100-mile radius of the Peosta campus. The program is a twenty-four (24) month continuous program. Students will not be permitted to finish the program early.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology currently has transfer agreements in place with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Lora Hannan
Radiologic Technology Program Director

  • Email: hannanl@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 311
  • Location: Peosta

Wanda Lamey
Radiologic Technology Clinical Instructor

  • Email: lameyw@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 272
  • Location: Peosta