Radiologic Technology
AAS = Associate of Applied Science | 21 months (Six Semesters)

Radiologic Technology AAS = Associate of Applied Science | 21 months (Six Semesters)

Northark's entire 2023 radiologic technology class passed the ARRT Registry Exam and all are employed. You could be in the next class to mark the same achievement. The application deadline is March 1.

Radiologic technologists are critical to diagnosing a patient. It is their ability to capture images of the body that can lead to finding the source of an illness or injury. In this program, students are able to work with imaging equipment to take x-rays and even enhance their training with a mannequin with bones.

After only 21 months, students in this program will receive an associate of applied science degree and be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination for Radiographers. This examination certifies the applicant as a Registered Technologist, RT (R), ARRT.

Prospective students must submit a North Arkansas College application as well as a radiologic technology program application by March 1. Only applicants who have completed or have in progress BIOL 2214 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2224 Anatomy & Physiology II, and CP 0933, MAT 1011 and MAT 1012 (or a higher level of mathematics) will be considered. Students are required to maintain a minimum grade of ā€œCā€ in each course required in the entire radiologic technology program curriculum. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for admission into the program and for graduation.

The Radiologic Technology Program has been awarded 8 years accreditation with JRCERT. The maximum duration that may be awarded by JRCERT in this category is 8 years. The radiologic technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone: 312-704-5300 or

* Immunizations and CPR training are not required before acceptance into the program.

Mission Statement

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. 


You must submit a general Northark admissions application AND a health professions application to be considered for the program.

Transfer or Stackable Options

Northark has partnerships with Cox College and University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. See advisors for additional information about those programs and additional credits required for entry to complete a bachelor's of science degree.

Learning Outcomes

Goal: Students will be clinically competent when performing entry-level radiographic examinations.
Outcome: 1A) Students will demonstrate proper patient positioning skills. This will be measured by monthly clinical evaluations and a final lab evaluation.
Outcome: 1B) Students will utilize safe radiation protection methods when using ionizing radiation. This will be measured by Section 7 of the monthly clinical evaluation and Section 6 of the final lab evaluation.

Goal: Students will communicate effectively with patients and members of the health care team.
Outcome: 2A) Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills. This will be measured by hospital inspection reports and contrast media reports.
Outcome: 2B) Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills. This will be measured by final presentations and special procedure presentations.

Goal: Students will use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Outcome: 3A) Students will adjust positioning and procedure protocol for trauma patients (non-routine). This will be measured by lab evaluation of trauma hip exam and lab evaluation of trauma cervical spine exam.
Outcome: 3B) Students will accurately evaluate radiographic images for optimal quality. This will be measured by the image evaluation section of final exam and the final exam.

Goal: Students will model professionalism.
Outcome: 4A) Students will demonstrate professional responsibility in the working environment. This will be measured by a weekly clinical checklist.
Outcome: 4B) Students will determine the importance of continued professional development. This will be measured by a career development plan.

Goal: The program will provide the community with professional and competent entry-level radiologic technologists.
Outcome: 5A) Students will complete the program and graduate within 2 years. This will be measured by the graduation rate.
Outcome: 5B) Students will be satisfied with their experience. This will be measured by a graduate survey.
Outcome: 5C) Graduates will pass the ARRT Radiography Certification on the first attempt. This will be measured by the Registry Examination Summary Report.
Outcome: 5D) Graduates pursuing employment will be gainfully employed within 12 months of graduation. This will be measured by the job placement rate.
Outcome: 5E) Employers will be satisfied with graduate performance. This will be measured by the employer survey rate.

Licensure & Certification

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology can apply for licensure in Arkansas. According to the ASRT website, the state of Missouri does not require a state license at this time. We are unsure of licensure requirements in other states.
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