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  • Associate Degree - Two Years
  • Program Code: 10-526-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid

The Radiography Program may be a good match for you if you are:

  • efficient and accurate with an eye for detail.
  • able to follow physicians' orders.
  • compassionate.
  • seeking a career helping others.
  • physically able to meet the demands of the profession.
  • good at science and math.

As a radiologic technologist, you will work with patients to produce radiographs that aid in the diagnosis of diseases. You will prepare patients for the exam, position them for the radiograph, and follow all regulations to protect yourself, your patients, and your co-workers from unnecessary exposure. This is a physically demanding career; you're on your feet for long periods and must be able to lift or turn patients and move equipment.

You'll learn through classroom, laboratory, and clinical education experiences. You'll work with patients as part of your training. When you graduate, you are eligible to write the ARRT national registry examination to become an RT(R), Registered Technologist (Radiography). The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20N Wacker Drive, Suite 2840, Chicago, IL 60606-2901; phone 312-704-5300; fax 312-704-5304; e-mail mail; website

Employment prospects are good for registered technologists. Radiologic technologists willing to relocate and who are experienced in more than one diagnostic imaging modality (x-ray, CT, MRI) have the best employment opportunities.

The Radiography Program could be your first step toward a rewarding career!

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 70
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or
  • Complete a Wisconsin Criminal Background Check and Background Information Disclosure Form through A $34 background check fee will be required at the time of your order. View Order Instructions.

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or a Bachelor's Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 85 (required for admission)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admissions)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
ACT Reading: 23 (required for admissions)
ACT English: 18 (required for admissions)
ACT Math: 18 (required for admissions)

Phase Two

Students whose COMPASS® scores do not meet the minimum levels should meet with an academic advisor to develop a Remediation Plan which may include taking specific coursework.

Submit proof through a transcript that you have received a grade of C or better in the course(s) below: Two semesters at high school level with a "C" grade or better each semester (high school transcript) OR One semester at postsecondary level with "C" grade or better (college transcript).

  • Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • Submit proof of completion of Nursing Assistant training that includes a clinical component. Acceptable documentation is a Nurse Aide Directory card, a transcript or diploma from a technical college, training agency or nursing home. NOTE: The Nursing Assistant class does not qualify for Financial Aid.

Phase Three: Core Course Eligibility

Once you have successfully completed Phase One and Two you will either be accepted into your program, or placed on a waiting list if your program is full.

Applicants in the process of satisfying COMPASS® minimums and completing academic prerequisites coursework must submit a Core Course Eligibility Form (CCE Form) to the Admissions Office after all coursework is completed and grades have been processed.

Additional Requirements

A pre-entrance health history and physical examination must be on file three weeks prior to entering the core courses of this program. The Admissions Office will notify you at the appropriate time with a specified deadline.

Obtain and maintain current CPR certification by the American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider level) or the American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer level). Proof must be verified with a current CPR card. Class rosters, letters from instructors or employers, and on-line course certification are not acceptable. Your instructor will ask for a copy of your card on the first day of your clinical courses.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Additional Fees

Additional fees vary by program and may include tool boxes, shop/lab coats, safety glasses, parts room deposit, shirts, etc.

Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.