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Radiologic   Technology   —   Miles   Community   College

Program

The Highlands College of Montana Tech Radiologic Technology Program is a collaborative program between Highlands College and Miles Community College.

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

Admission

Admission to Miles Community College and/or Highlands College does not guarantee acceptance into the Radiologic Technology (RT) Program. Students entering with the intent to become a radiologic technologist are accepted into the program through a formal selection process and will graduate from Highlands College. Students completing the two-year AAS degree must sit for a national certification test before they may enter the workforce.

Students planning to study radiology technology need a strong educational health core and must be competent in computer skills. The plan of study includes 18 credits for the first fall semester. These credits are 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 120 Introduction to Computers (or similar course) or demonstrate a successful challenge of CAPP 120. 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 spring semester of each year. Students apply for the Butte site or the Miles City site. 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.