Radiologic Technology

Program Description

Application Information

  • Application period will be open January 6, 2025 – February 27, 2025.  
  • Application materials and instructions can be found in Program Documents starting December 19, 2024.
  • Program entry requirements can be found in the Prospective Student Packet found in Program Documents.

Information Sessions

Check the program announcement(s) above for any deadlines, information sessions, updates, etc.

The Radiologic Technology program at Arizona Western College is a comprehensive competency-based curriculum that prepares students for careers in medical imaging.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are prepared to sit for the National Registry Examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Passing this exam allows graduates to enter the field of Radiologic Technology at the entry level and provides a foundation for potential future education and training in specialized diagnostic imaging fields.

Graduates of this program will successfully complete the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate acceptable positioning skills.
  • Adjust technique to suit patient’s condition, pathology or body habitus.
  • Use critical thinking skills to perform competency evaluations on exams that require non-routine views.
  • Explain patient care concepts using communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technical concepts.
  • Use Digital Imaging equipment to produce images.
  • Determine the importance of continued professional development.
  • Exhibit professional behaviors in the performance of their clinical practice.

Approval and Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

The program’s current award is 8 years. General program accreditation information and the current accreditation award letter can be found here

The Radiologic Technology Program of Arizona Western College serves its communities of interst and its students through meeting and maintaining the following goals.  After completion of clinical and academic courses, Radiologic Technology students will be able to:

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate competency at the entry level in the field of Diagnostic Radiography.

Student Learning Outcome:
  1. Demonstrate acceptable positioning skills.
  2. Provide appropriate patient care.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcome:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to adjust technique to suit patient condition, pathology, or body habitus.
  2. Demonstrate competency on non-routine views.

Goal 3: Students will communicate effectively.

Student Learning Outcome:
  1. Use effective oral communication skills.
  2. Use effective written communication skills.

The program will monitor its effectiveness.

Program Effectiveness over a 5-year period:

  1. 75% of graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt.
  2. 75% of graduates who are actively seeking employment will be employed in the field of Radiologic Technology within 1 year after graduation.
  3. 50% of students will complete the Radiologic Technology Program.
  4. 80% of employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s entry level skills.
  5. 80% of students will be satisfied with their education.

Annual Reports

Program Documents

File Name Downloads
Prospective Student Packet Download
Student Guide 2023-2025 Download
Student Guide 2024-2026 Download
Prerequisite Courses Download
Sequence of Courses Download
Approved Arts and Humanities Courses Download
Clinical Information Download
Estimated Program Costs Download
Frequently Asked Questions Download

Check the above for any necessary program documents.

Degree(s) / Certificates(s)

Title Local Bachelor's
Radiologic Technology - A.A.S. Occupational Degree -

Career Outlook

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Radiologic Technologists is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.


Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Check the above for additional information.

Contact Information

Department Contact(s)

Radiologic Technology

Hours of Operation
  • Normal Hours
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Monday - Thursday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm