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Radiologic Technologists are medical professionals who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments using X-Ray equipment to produce images of the tissue, organs, bones and vessels of the body. Students learn to master the required technology and become vital members of the patient care team.

A career in radiology technology can lead in many directions, and there is strong demand for work across the country. There are many specialty areas with specific imaging techniques for Radiologic Technologists to advance into. Demand is strong across the country. Work settings vary from large hospitals, to suburban outpatient clinics, to rural physician offices.

The Radiologic Technology Program (RT) includes:

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Radiation Safety
  • Physics

Students completing the two-year AAS degree must sit for a national certification test before they may enter the workforce.


Admission to Highlands College does not guarantee acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program. Students entering with the intent to become a Radiologic Technologist are accepted into the program through a formal selection process.

Students planning to study radiology technology need a strong educational health core and must be competent in computer skills. The plan of study includes 16 credits for the first fall semester and make up the basis for selecting students into the program.

The minimum selective GPA for consideration into the RT program is 2.75. Other selection criteria include computer proficiency demonstrated by completion of CAPP 131 Basic MS Office (or similar course) or demonstrating a successful challenge of CAPP 131. Students can also submit a letter from previous and/or current employers verifying demonstrated computer proficiency. The letter needs to be written from the employer on their official letterhead paper.

A limited number of students are admitted in the spring semester of each year. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the available space, not all qualified applicants will be accepted. Since the competitive selection is based mainly on GPA, students with higher GPAs are most likely to be accepted.

For more information, about Montana Tech's academic programs, view the Montana Tech Catalog. Click on Degree Planner to download the current curriculum worksheet.

Placement Information

The Career Services Office at Montana Tech surveys all graduates each year. The purpose of the survey is to provide employment information and facilitate the career decisions for prospective and current students, in accordance with Sections 485 and 486 of the Title IV Higher Education Reauthorization Amendments of 1986. The Graduate Survey is published annually. 2011 Graduate Surveys are pending.

For more information, view the Career Services Graduate Surveys

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Radiologic Technology

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