Subject Area: Health Sciences
Award: Associate of Applied Science
Minimum Credits: 84.5 including admission requirements
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). The mission of the 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. Upon graduation, a qualified graduate will be eligible to take the national registry examination, thereby becoming a certified registered radiographer. Students will rotate through multiple clinical sites within an 80-mile radius of Dubuque.
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.
- Apply for admission.
- Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
- 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 admission procedures outlined, applicants must achieve a minimum ALEKS® score of 30. ACT® or ACT Compass® scores are also acceptable. 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 w/Lab [BIO:168]
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab [BIO:173]
- Basic Medical Terminology [HSC:117]
The health sciences programs require 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.
View the Radiologic Technology Admissions Checklist (pdf) - Effective fall 2014
Fall Course Title Credits 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 Course Title Credits RAD:143 Radiographic Procedures II 5.0 RAD:240 Clinical Education II 5.0 RAD:440 Image Evaluation 4.0 Summer Course Title Credits RAD:186 Advanced Procedures and Pharmacology 2.0 RAD:270 Clinical Education III 3.5 SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0 Fall Course Title Credits RAD:420 Radiographic Physics 4.0 RAD:521 Clinical Education IV 5.5 RAD:708 Radiographic Image Exposure 2.5 Spring Course Title Credits 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 Course Title Credits PSY:111 Intro to Psychology 3.0 RAD:592 Clinical Education VI 2.5 RAD:661 Comprehensive Radiologic Review 3.0
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.
With an annual income range of $44,286 - $58,916 and a projected growth of 3.0%, the career outlook for Radiologic Technology graduates is growing.
Source: 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. Growth rate based on projections from 2017-2021.
Future Ready Iowa is an initiative led by the governor to build Iowa’s talent pipeline by meeting the goal of 70 percent of all Iowans to have a two- or four-year college degree, industry recognized certificate or other credential that meets employer need by 2025. Northeast Iowa Community College has the programs necessary to meet this goal.
Employers of NICC Alumni
Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI
Dean Clinic, Madison, WI
Dubuque Rheumatology, Dubuque, IA
Finley Hospital, Dubuque, IA
Fort Healthcare, Fort Atkinson, WI
Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, WI
Jackson County Regional Hospital, Maquoketa, IA
Medical Associates, Dubuque, IA
Medline Industries, Dubuque, IA
Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County, Darlington, WI
Mercy Care, Cedar Rapids, IA
Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, IA
Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
Palmer Luterhan Health center, West Union, IA
SW Health Center, Platteville, WI
Touchstone Imaging, Fort Worth, TX
University of Wisconsin Foundation, Madison, WI
UW Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
Students may be required to provide documentation of health insurance coverage. You need to be aware of the following physical demands during your clinical education courses. Daily activities require bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, pushing and pulling in all directions. You will be asked to lift and carry objects weighing up to a minimum of 50 pounds and also shared weight. Clinical tasks require use of hands for repetitive action such as simple and firm grasping, fine manipulation and walking, including stair stepping. You may also be in contact with communicable diseases and chemical/biohazardous materials and odors. Prior to clinical assignments you will be instructed about the radiation hazards to an embryo/fetus.
The program is a twenty-four (24) month continuous program. Students will not be permitted to finish the program early.
The Northeast Iowa Community College Radiologic Technology program's 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 radiographers.
- Students will demonstrate clinical competency.
- Students will practice appropriate communication skills.
- Students will graduate with critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Students will demonstrate professionalism.
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 an 80-mile radius of Dubuque.
Radiologic Technology Clinical Sites
Finley Hospital; Dubuque, IA
Guttenberg Municipal Hospital; Guttenberg, IA
Jackson Country Regional Health Center; Maquoketa, IA
Medical Associates; Dubuque, IA and Platteville, WI
Mercy Medical Center; Dubuque, IA
Mercy Medical Center; Dyersville, IA
Midwest Medical Center; Galena, IL
Monroe Clinic; Monroe, WI
Prairie Du Chien Memorial Hospital
Southwest Health Center; Platteville, WI
Upland Hills; Dodgeville, WI
Radiologic Technology Partnership
The Radiologic Technology program has a partnership with the U of Iowa to provide students in our area the opportunity of CT/MRI/and US training. The U of Iowa provides the online coursework and NICC provides the clinical portion.
CT Training Information
CT Internship Application
CT Recommendation Form
MRI Training Information
MRI Internship Application
MRI Recommendation Form
US Training Information
US Internship Application
US Recommendation Form
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.
- Allen College
- Central Methodist University
- Clarkson College
- University of Iowa
Radiologic Technology Program Director
800.728.7367, ext. 311