- This is the starting point for any student interested in pursuing a profession in radiologic sciences.
- You’ll receive both classroom instruction and clinical practice.
- More than 80% of students go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in radiologic sciences.
- We offer a variety of locations and delivery options: WSU-Ogden, Provo, Montana, outreach (Utah and surrounding areas).
Why Choose This Program?
What You’ll Learn
- Patient care and assessment
- Psychosocial aspects of patient care
- Radiation biology
- Safety and protection
- Radiation physics
- Radiographic positioning procedures
- Medical terminology
- Diagnostic imaging
With an AAS in Radiography, you will be prepared to work as a radiologic technologist or radiographer in a hospital, clinic, physician’s office or using an industrial x-ray, such as in the aerospace industry.
Radiologic technologists (radiographers) use radiation (x-rays) to produce images of anatomy to perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. The images are captured on film, computer or videotape. X-rays may be used to detect bone fractures, find foreign objects in the body and demonstrate the relationship between bone and soft tissue.
Salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level.
Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Many states require practicing technologists to be licensed, and you may be able to use your ARRT certification to fulfill state regulations depending on the state. If you want to practice in Utah, you must be licensed as a radiologic technologist by the state.
WSU-Ogden, Provo and Outreach advisement contact the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions Admission and Advisement Office annually for information on eligibility, prerequisite courses, transfer courses, applications and deadlines.
Admissions and Advisement Office
Marriott Health Sciences Building, Room 108
Once admitted, contact your faculty advisor for your program and graduation requirements.
Montana advisement contact Dr. Casey Neville in the School of Radiologic Sciences.
Arizona advisement contact Taylor Ward in the School of Radiologic Sciences.