The deadline for Rad Tech applications has been extended to March 8th.
Radiologic Technologists are those professionals educated in the field of medical imaging. They can be specialized in CT, MRI, Mammography,
Interventional Radiography, Surgery, Trauma, Pediatrics, Sonography, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Education, or Management. Radiologic Technologists
can be employed in hospitals, doctors’ clinics, VA hospitals, x-ray equipment and supply companies, mobile imaging companies, and colleges or
Our JRCERT* accredited Radiologic Technology Program at North Arkansas College offers a 2-year Associate of Applied Science Degree that prepares entry-level
radiographers. This preparation includes not only classroom study, but also hands-on clinical experience. Along with the required general education classes,
students study anatomy and radiographic positioning, patient care, medical ethics, legal concerns, imaging techniques, quality control, equipment operation,
radiation protection, pathology, computer science, and special imaging techniques. The students are prepared to take the ARRT Registry Exam upon graduation
that certifies them as Registered Technologists in Radiography and RT(R) can be placed after their names.
The radiographer is an important member of the health care team, working closely with the radiologists and physicians and other health care team members.
The patient is always our number one concern – Radiologic Technologists help the radiologists and physicians diagnose patient injury and disease.
Radiography is a safe and satisfying career and always challenging as new technologies emerge.
*Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. (312) 704-5300,
Job Placement Rate 5-Year Average for Graduates Actively Seeking Employment (Must be above 75%): 5-Year Average 96%.
Radiologic Technology Program Completion Rate 5-Year Average: 5-Year Average: 85%
If you have any questions concerning the application process, please call Sondra Richards at (870) 391-3318.
The following forms must be completed by March 1 in order to be considered a candidate for the radiologic program:
Please click on the following links and read the information; it is an important part of the application
After officially being accepted into the program, the students will be asked to attend two or possibly three mandatory meetings during the summer before
starting the program in August. During the first meeting in May, we order uniforms for the clinical practice. In June, we meet to discuss
clinical sites and review the Rad Tech Program Manual. Students are also required to submit their Health Statement, immunizations, and current CPR
card by the June meeting.
When students start the fall semester in August, they will attend the following Rad Tech classes:
9:00 MW Introduction to Radiologic
10:30 MW Patient Care
11:30 MW Radiographic Procedures I
1:00-3:00 M Radiographic Procedures Lab
Clinical sites are assigned by program faculty and begin in October. Clinical days are Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 ½ hours each day.
In the freshman spring semester, starting in January, the classes are as follows:
9:00 MW Radiographic Physics
10:30 MW Radiographic Imaging
12:00-2:00 M Radiographic Imaging Lab
12:00-2:00 W Radiographic Procedures II
Clinicals are again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 ½ hours per day at the same clinical site as before.
The freshman summer is spent in clinicals only, Mondays through Thursdays, 8 ½ hours per day. During July, the students rotate through special
areas of the hospital such as Respiratory Therapy and EKG’s.
The schedule changes in the sophomore fall semester. In August, sophomore classes are as follows on Tuesdays and Thursdays:
9:30 TTH Radiographic Pathology
11:00 TTH Radiation Protection
12:30 -2:00 TTH Special Procedures
The clinical schedule changes also– the sophomore students are now at their same clinical sites on Mondays and Wednesdays for 8 ½ hours each
day. They will rotate through specialized areas such as surgery, portables, orthopedic clinic, health clinic, cath lab, emergency room, mammography,
and clinical laboratory.
In the sophomores’ last spring semester, starting in January, the classes are as follows:
10:00 TTH Seminar in Radiologic Technology
11:00 TTH Radiographic Evaluation
12:00-1:30 TTH Advanced Modalities
The clinical rotations continue on Mondays and Wednesdays for 8 ½ hours each day at the same clinical site. The sophomore students will rotate
through various modalities such as CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Oncology, and Bone Density.
Right before graduation, the sophomores and their families are honored at the Radiologic Technology Pinning Ceremony. After graduation, the students
are eligible to take the ARRT Registry Examination that enables them to put RT(R) behind their names. This signifies that they are Registered
Technologists in Radiography.
Professional development is encouraged and students may attend local and state seminars while in the program. Rad Tech Club funds are used to help
with travel expenses for out-of-town meetings. Professional development is required after taking the ARRT exam to maintain Registry status.
Graduates find employment opportunities inside and outside the north Arkansas area. At times they are hired for positions before they have graduated
the program. Graduates also have the opportunity to advance their education by continuing on for a BSRS degree at a nearby university or specializing
in a particular imaging modality such as CT, MRI, etc. The doors are open wide for those seeking career advancement.
2014-2015 Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
RADT 1103 Introduction to Radiologic Technology (3) 3L
This course introduces the field of Radiologic Technology, department and hospital organization, professional ethics, medico-legal considerations, patient care, basic radiation protection, radiographic equipment and procedures. Prerequisite: Program Admission.
RADT 1122 Patient Care (2) 2L
This course introduces the principles of routine and emergency patient care as related to the field of Radiologic Technology. Co-requisites: RADT 1103, 1144, and 1162.
RADT 1144 Radiographic Procedures I (4) 3L, 2LL
Radiographic Procedures I presents the principles of radiographic anatomy, positioning, and terminology to include the chest and thorax, extremities, and vertebral column. Co-requisites: RADT 1103, 1122, and 1162.
RADT 1162 Clinical Practice I (2) 12LL
This course introduces the clinical setting to include office procedures, image processing, patient transportation and basic radiographic procedures with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Co-requisites: RADT 1103, 1122, and 1144.
RADT 1184 Radiographic Imaging (4) 3L, 2LL
This course provides an in-depth study of exposure factors, technique, devices for improving image quality, methods of minimizing exposure, factors affecting radiographic image quality, and procedures used for radiographic quality control. Prerequisite: RADT 1103.
RADT 1203 Radiographic Physics (3) 3L
This course includes production of x-rays, their interaction with matter, basic x-ray circuits, methods of rectification and the construction of x-ray tubes. Prerequisite: MAT 1011 and MAT 1012 or MAT 1123 or higher. Co-requisites: RADT 1184, 1232, and 1242.
RADT 1232 Radiographic Procedures II (2) 2L
This course is a continuation of RADT 1144 Radiographic Procedures I. It also presents the principles of anatomy, positioning, and terminology to include the skull, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary system. Co-requisite: RADT 1184, 1203, and 1242.
RADT 1242 Clinical Practice II (2) 12LL
This course is a continuation of RADT 1162, Clinical Practice I. The student will continue to perform routine radiographic procedures with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Co-requisites: RADT 1184, 1203, and 1232.
RADT 1262 Clinical Practice III (2) 32LL
This course is a continuation of RADT 1242 Clinical Practice II. The student will continue to perform routine radiographic procedures with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Prerequisite: RADT 1242.
RADT 2112 Clinical Practice IV (2) 32LL
This course is a continuation of RADT 1261 Clinical Practice III. The student will continue to perform routine radiographic procedures with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Prerequisite: RADT 1262
RADT 2123 Radiation Protection (3) 3L
This course studies the effects of human exposure to radiation with emphasis on diagnostic x-ray. It includes patient and technologist exposure, the concepts of maximum permissible dose, shielding, and methods of x-ray detection and measurement. Prerequisite: RADT 1184.
RADT 2143 Special Procedures (3) 3L
This course presents specialized radiographic equipment, procedures and the use of contrast media that includes fluoroscopy, tomography, mobile radiography, angiography, and mammography. Co-requisites: RADT 2123, 2173, and 2193.
RADT 2173 Radiographic Pathology (3) 3L
This course studies basic disease processes as they relate to radiographic procedures. Co-requisite: RADT 2123, 2143, and 2193.
RADT 2193 Clinical Practice V (3) 18LL
Clinical Practice V is a continuation of RADT 2112 Clinical Practice IV. Students will increase their proficiency in routine radiographic procedures and include mobile radiography, special procedures, and trauma with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Co-requisites: RADT 2123, RADT 2143, and RADT 2173.
RADT 2203 Advanced Imaging Modalities (3) 3L
This course studies highly specialized imaging modalities including CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and oncology along with cross-sectional anatomy. Prerequisite: RADT 2143.
RADT 2222 Radiologic Evaluation (2) 2L
This course consists of analyses of radiographic images and quality that include positioning, technique, and patient shielding. Co-requisite: RADT 2203, 2253, and 2262.
RADT 2253 Clinical Practice VI (3) 18LL
This is a continuation of RADT 2193 Clinical Practice V. Students finalize clinical proficiency and include CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and oncology with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Co-requisites: RADT 2203, 2222, and 2262.
RADT 2262 Seminar in Radiologic Technology (2) 2L
This course provides additional study in the field of Radiologic Technology to enhance the employability of the student and registry exam success. Co-requisite: RADT 2203, 2222, and 2253.
Sondra Richards MS, RT (R) (M)
Suzanne Woods MS, RT (R)
Rebecca Hampton AAS, RT (R) (CT)
Radiologic Technology Program
North Arkansas College
1515 Pioneer Drive
Harrison, Arkansas 72601
(870) 391-3318 or (870) 391-3319
The Radiologic Technology Program was established to provide qualified Radiologic Technologists for an expanding medical field. Through didactic learning, laboratory preparation and clinical experiences, the students develop professional knowledge, ethical patient care and technical skills. The students will be prepared as entry level radiographers with the potential of advancing their education and professional careers.
Doctors' Office/Clinic...$15 - $17 per hour
Hospitals...$17 - $22 per hour
Average Annual Wage:...$35,600 - $45,700
Please view the Radiologic Technology Admission Criteria.