Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

Anne Delaney, Director

A Radiologic Technologist (Radiographer) uses critical thinking and independent judgment to obtain diagnostic medical images while providing quality patient care and minimizing radiation exposure. Technologists are employed in acute care settings, ambulatory care settings, physicians’ offices, in education and in management or sales positions. With additional education and training, radiographers may be employed in radiation therapy, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical ultrasound, nuclear medicine, special vascular imaging and cardiac catheterization.

The Radiologic Technology program is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. When all requirements for the associate degree are completed, the student will be eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Upon successful completion of this examination, the student becomes a Registered Radiologic Technologist, R.T. (R) ARRT.

Program Requirements

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology requires students to successfully complete the Pre-Radiology prerequisite courses prior to applying to the program. Students admitted to the University of Montana may enroll in the Pre-Radiology prerequisite courses.

Students must pass BIOH 201N-202N with a minimum grade of ‘B’ and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all course work, including prerequisite courses, to apply to the Radiologic Technology program. A course may be attempted a maximum of two times.  As some courses are offered Autumn or Spring semester only, it is important to obtain advising with the Program Director or Clinical Coordinator each semester prior to registration.

Application to the program is required Spring semester in the year prior to the Autumn semester program start. Students may apply while enrolled in the Pre-Radiology prerequisite courses with acceptance to the program to be determined after Spring grades are finalized. Students who apply twice to the program and are not accepted are strongly encouraged to contact Career Services for counseling toward another degree. 

The program classes begin Autumn semester each year with the majority of classroom courses completed in the first two semesters. Clinical education will begin at the end of the second semester. A ten-week summer clinical rotation is required between the first and second years and consists of 40 hour per week of clinical instruction. The Autumn semester of the second year will also be dedicated to 40 hours per week of clinical instruction.

Students entering the program are required to rotate to clinical sites outside the Missoula area on a periodic basis. These rotations will take place during any term or session beginning the Summer semester of the program. These sites may include, but are not limited to, Ronan, Hamilton, Plains, Ronan, and Polson, Montana. Transportation and housing are the student’s responsibility.

Associate of Applied Science - Radiologic Technology

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 83

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: It is preferred that students have the prerequisite core completed by the end of the semester in which they intend to apply to the program (i.e. applying to the program in the spring and completing the core by the end of that spring semester.) Students must also prove competence with computer technology prior to application to the Radiology Technology Program in one of the following three ways:

  1. Acceptable transfer credit for CAPP 120,
  2. Passing challenge exam for CAPP 120, or
  3. Take and pass CAPP 120


Radiologic Technology Prerequisite Courses13
Math Requirement3
Writing Requirement3
Radiologic Technology Courses68
Total Hours87

Radiologic Technology Prerequisite Courses

Rule: All courses required

Note: Students must pass BIOH 201N/BIOH 202N with a minimum grade of ‘B’ and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all course work including prerequisite courses to apply to the Radiologic Technology program.

AHMS 144Medical Terminology3
BIOH 201NHuman Anat Phys I (equiv 301) (minimum grade of ‘B’)4
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers3
SCN 175NIntegrated Physical Science I3
Total Hours13

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Math Requirement

Rule: Take either

M 115Probability and Linear Mathematics3
or M 121 College Algebra
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Writing Requirement

Rule: Take either

WRIT 101College Writing I3
or WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Radiologic Technology Courses

Rule: All courses required

Note: These courses cannot be taken unless accepted into the program through the application process.

  • AHXR 195 is taken Spring Semester at 2 credits and Summer at 12 credits. 
  • AHXR 295 is taken Autumn Semester at 12 credits and second year Spring at 8 credits.
  • For AHXR courses the minimum grade is a B.
AHMS 270EMedical Ethics3
AHXR 100Intro to Diagnostic Imaging3
AHXR 121Radiographic Imaging I4
AHXR 140Radiographic Methods3
AHXR 141Radiology Lab1
AHXR 221Radiographic Imaging II3
AHXR 195Radiographic Clinical: I14
AHXR 225Radiobiology/Radiation Protctn2
AHXR 240Radiological Methods II2
AHXR 241Radiology Lab II1
AHXR 270Radiographic Registry Review2
AHXR 295Radiographic Clinical: I20
BIOH 211NHuman Anat Phys II (equiv 311)4
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communications3
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
Total Hours68

Minimum Required Grade: C-