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: 85.5
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$16,300*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $18,256*
Program Supplies: $981

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$65,776

Estimated annual salary for Radiologic Technology graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

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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®, SAT® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for two years.
  4. View the Program Admission Checklist.

 In addition to the college enrollment process, applicants must achieve a minimum ACCUPLACER CLASSIC® reading score of 70 or ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION® reading score of 250 (ACT® scores are also acceptable) and a minimum ALEKS® score of 30. The following courses must be completed with a 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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View a sample schedule for this program of study.

Review the College catalog for program sequence, admissions and academic requirements.

Accreditation Information:

The Northeast Iowa Community College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program has a full 8-year accreditation with the self-study due in 2021. Effectiveness data for the program will be available on the JRCERT website and this program page.

Contact information for the JRCERT is as follows:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, STE 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org

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.

Mission Statement: The NICC Radiologic Technology mission 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 radiographer.

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competency.

Outcomes

1.1 Students will position patients for radiographic procedures.

1.2 Students will apply radiation protection.

1.3 Students will select technical factors.

Goal 2: Students will practice appropriate communication skills.

Outcomes

2.1 Students will practice written communication skills.

2.2 Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

Goal 3: Students will graduate with critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Outcomes

3.1 Students will adjust positioning and procedure protocols for trauma patients.

3.2 Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.

3.3 Students will critique images.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professionalism.

Outcomes

4.1 Students will determine the importance of continued professional development.

4.2 Students will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting.

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.

Licensure and Certification Disclosure

Successful completion of this program leads to a professional licensure or certification. Use this state guide to identify the states in which NICC program requirements fulfill the state guidelines for professional licensure and certification.

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

Lora Hannan, M.S., R.T. (R) (M)
Radiologic Technology Program Director

  • Email: hannanl@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2311
  • Location: Peosta

Wanda Lamey
Radiologic Technology Clinical Instructor

  • Email: lameyw@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2272
  • Location: Peosta