List of Radiation Technician Schools

Graduates of radiation technician programs use radiological equipment to generate images of the body or for use in treating certain illnesses and injuries. Students who are interested in working in radiography as a radiation technician can use the following tips to make sure the school they select has the educational services and facilities they need.

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Associate programs are the most common option for aspiring radiation technologists, though certificate programs and bachelor's programs are also available. Radiation technologists generally work in a supportive capacity, helping patients during the process of taking an x-ray.

Schools with Radiation Technician Programs

The following list includes a number of public and private schools that offer radiation technician programs.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Undergraduate Tuition (2015-2016)*
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 4-year, Public Bachelor's In-state $8,104; Out-of-state $27,890
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA 2-year, Public Associate's In-district $3,999; In-state $7,298; Out-of-state $10,440
Triton College River Grove, IL 2-year, Public Associate's In-district $3,870; In-state $9,360; Out-of-state $11,630
Montgomery College Rockville, MD 2-year, Public Associate's In-district $4,728; In-state $9,156; Out-of-state $12,432
CUNY New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY 4-year, Public Associate's In-state $6,669; Out-of-state $13,779
University of California - San Diego San Diego, CA 4-year, Public Associate's In-state $13,530; Out-of-state $38,238
Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI 2-year, Public Associate's In-district $2,745; In-state $5,235; Out-of-state $7,305
Central Pennsylvania Community College Harrisburg, PA 2-year, Public Associate's In-district $6,015; In-state $7,500; Out-of-state $8,940

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Selection Criteria

There are several things to consider when selecting a radiation technician program.

  • While many radiation technician schools offer classes through traditional, on-campus programs, online courses in radiation technology are available.
  • Students may want to visit the school and look at its classroom and lab facilities to ensure up-to-date radiologic equipment.
  • Students might also consider whether their chosen program will prepare them to earn professional credentials with licensing prep courses.
  • Radiation technicians may look into programs that offer a general focus or those that have a sub-specialty focus, like mammography.

A certificate, associate's degree or bachelor's degree in radiation technology can be pursued at several 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. Tuition costs vary widely, based on the length of program and whether it's offered at a public or private institution.

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