X-Ray Technology Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Dec 05, 2019

X-ray technicians, also known as radiologic technicians, produce images of internal structures in patients to aid physicians and other medical professionals in the diagnostic treatment of illnesses and injuries. Associate degree programs are available in x-ray technology.

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Radiologic technology programs most commonly lead to associate's degrees. These programs are found at community colleges, hospitals and vocational schools.

Schools with X-Ray Technology Programs

The following schools offer x-ray technology programs:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition (2018-2019)*
Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, Nevada 2-year, Public Certificate
Associate's
$2,963 In-state
$9,876 Out-of-state
Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, Maryland 2-year, Public Associate's $4,276 In-district
$7,110 In-state
$10,204 Out-of-state
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2-year, Public Associate's $4,315 In-district
$7,861 In-state
$11,251 Out-of-state
Montgomery College Rockville, Maryland 2-year, Public Associate's $5,178 In-district
$9,966 In-state
$13,602 Out-of-state
GateWay Community College New Haven, Connecticut 2-year, Public Certificate
Associate's
$4,424 In-state
$13,192 Out-of-state
Yuba College Marysville, California 2-year, Public Associate's $1,124 In-state
$6,404 Out-of-state
Delaware Technical Community College Dover, Delaware 2-year, Public Associate's $4,904 In-state
$11,632 Out-of-state
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, Utah 2-year, Public Associate's $3,843 In-state
$12,206 Out-of-state
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, California 2-year, Public Associate's $1,186 In-state
$7,978 Out-of-state

Source: *NCES College Navigator

School Selection Criteria

An aspiring radiologic technician should consider the following when looking for radiologic schools:

  • Individuals may want to ensure that the program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
  • Graduating from an accredited program can increase an individual's ability to pass the Radiologic Technologist Radiography (RTR) certification exam.
  • Clinics provide hands-on experience and the opportunity to network with other technicians and potential employers.

X-Ray Technology Associate's Degree

These 2-year programs consist of approximately 70-credit hours of general education and field-specific coursework. Degrees awarded include an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology and an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology. Students investigate relevant topics through classroom training and are typically also required to complete several clinics to gain hands-on experience with equipment.

X-ray technology programs are typically available at the associate's degree level. These programs emphasize topics such as medical terminology, patient positioning, physiology, radiography and human development.

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