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Radiography Overview

Picture yourself in a new career! Start in CVTC’s Radiography program and earn your associate degree in two years. Radiography is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare, and a career in radiologic technology offers a promising future, job stability, and a good salary.

Radiologic technologists work closely with radiologists, the physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease/injury. For the images to be interpreted correctly by the radiologist, the imaging examinations must be performed properly and competently by an imaging expert, the radiographer.

As a radiologic technologist, you will:

  • Produce images that aid in the diagnosis of diseases.
  • Prepare patients for exams and position them for the radiograph.
  • Communicate information in order to ensure accurate results of the radiograph.
  • Demonstrate professional standards and behaviors while interacting with patients.

In the program, you will gain the following skills:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Ethical standards and values
  • Radiographer functionality
  • Selecting technical factors on a control panel
  • Producing digital images
  • Preparing patient for exams
  • Applying radiation safety measures

At CVTC you will be able to experience this career first hand through classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences.

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

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Just the Facts

68 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

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Financial Aid Eligible


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Non-Traditional Occupation

Bloodborne Pathogens

Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Students entering health programs at CVTC should understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDs, through saliva and blood with direct patient care as part of their education.

This exposure can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical surveillance, Hepatitis B vaccination, signs and labels, and other provisions.

All programs at CVTC comply with local, state, and federal infection control policies, including the use of standard precautions as stipulated by current CDC guidelines. Written policies and instructions on infection control protocol to minimize the risk of disease transmission is provided throughout the courses in the curriculum. Compliance of safety practices is evaluated throughout the students' clinical experiences to ensure a safe educational environment.

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Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $14,101

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Career Opportunities

CT Technician


Radiographic Technologist

Radiologic Technologist

X-Ray Technologist

Graduate Employers


Hudson Hospital & Clinic

M Health Fairview

Marshfield Clinic

Mayo Clinic Health System

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Our recent Radiography graduates reported an average starting salary of $50,376.



92% of our recent Radiography graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 18 job openings in the CVTC district for the Radiography industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Radiography program.

Sample Courses

Radiographic Procedures 1
Prepares radiography students to perform routine radiologic procedures on various parts of the body including the chest, abdomen, upper extremities, and lower extremities.

Radiographic Imaging 1
Introduces radiography students to the process and components of analog imaging. Students determine the factors that affect image quality including contrast, density, detail, and distortion.

Imaging Equipment Operation
Students analyze how x-rays are produced and determine the corrective actions necessary for common equipment malfunctions.

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The instructors in my program were the best! I was not interested in school until I began this program. All of the faculty I'd had the pleasure of working with exceeded my expectations.

Radiography Graduate

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Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

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Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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Admission Requirements

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