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Radiology Associates Degree

A radiology associates degree is the most common route to becoming a Radiologic Technologist, Ultrasound Technician, or Nuclear Medicine Technologist. An associates degree in radiology will provide you with a solid educational foundation in the fundamentals of radiology and will prepare you for certification. 

A radiology associates degree typically may take two years to complete and many can be accomplished without disruption to your current job. Most programs include classes such as anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology, then a series of core radiology courses consisting of patient positioning, radiology technology, radiation safety, and case studies. Almost all programs have a hands on component where you will get a chance to take the classroom knowledge and apply it to real situations in the field. Use the links below to request information from schools offering associates degrees in radiology.

 

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Radiology Associates Degree FAQ's

How long does it take to finish an associates degree in radiology?

Associates degrees in radiology may take approximately two years.

Are there any prerequisites?

Many schools prefer students who have taken math and science courses in high school; however, do not assume that you are not eligible if you have limited math and science education.

What kind of radiology courses will I be taking?

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Radiographic Procedures
  • Patient Positioning
  • Radiation Safety
  • Radiographic Pathology
  • Clinical Education

Will there be any real life training?

Yes, almost all radiology programs offer on the job training or job shadowing with a radiologic technologist

Will the radiology associates degree program prepare me for the ARRT exam?

Yes, radiology associate's degree programs will prepare you for the ARRT exam.

What kinds of radiology jobs can I get with an associates degree in radiology?

You can expect to get a job as a Radiologic Technologist once you have received your associates degree and passed the ARRT exam. Usually as a beginner, you will perform basic x-rays unless you have received a certificate for other duties such as CT tech or MRI technician.

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  • Founded in 1937, originally established as the American Institute of Commerce.
  • Some campuses host low-cost medical and dental clinics, where students can get real-world experience.
  • Part of the Kaplan Higher Education Campuses (KHEC).
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1976.
  • Campus-specific accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 16 campus locations across the United States.
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  • Founded in 1937, originally established as the American Institute of Commerce.
  • Some campuses host low-cost medical and dental clinics, where students can get real-world experience.
  • Part of the Kaplan Higher Education Campuses (KHEC).
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1976.
  • Campus-specific accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 16 campus locations across the United States.
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  • Offers a free trial period so students can attend classes before paying tuition.
  • Blended courses combine traditional classroom instruction with online learning.
  • Online chat rooms let students connect with peers at any time, and instructors during office hours.
  • Some programs are available with accelerated scheduling, which allow students to take the same coursework in a shorter timeframe.
  • In addition to hands-on training, students participate in externships and clinical training work under the general supervision of college staff.
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  • Offers a free trial period so students can attend classes before paying tuition.
  • Blended courses combine traditional classroom instruction with online learning.
  • Online chat rooms let students connect with peers at any time, and instructors during office hours.
  • Some programs are available with accelerated scheduling, which allow students to take the same coursework in a shorter timeframe.
  • In addition to hands-on training, students participate in externships and clinical training work under the general supervision of college staff.
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  • Accredited
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
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  • Programmatic accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and is recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technologists (NBST).
  • Many program expenses are covered by tuition, including books, uniforms and exam fees.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • Campus is located in Central Los Angeles, California.
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  • Programmatic accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and is recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technologists (NBST).
  • Many program expenses are covered by tuition, including books, uniforms and exam fees.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • Campus is located in Central Los Angeles, California.
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  • Offers special tuition pricing for Veterans, Active Duty Military and spouses/qualifying dependents of all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves.
  • Works closely with an advisory board from the medical community to ensure that their curriculum, equipment and instruction are current and relevant.
  • Blackboard Learn mobile allows students to complete assignments on the go.
  • Online students can get live student support for technical or course questions.
  • Has campus locations in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida as well as online learning programs.
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  • Offers special tuition pricing for Veterans, Active Duty Military and spouses/qualifying dependents of all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves.
  • Works closely with an advisory board from the medical community to ensure that their curriculum, equipment and instruction are current and relevant.
  • Blackboard Learn mobile allows students to complete assignments on the go.
  • Online students can get live student support for technical or course questions.
  • Has campus locations in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida as well as online learning programs.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Features the Success Education Program, with numerous scholarship opportunities to students who qualify. http://nw.edu/programs/diagnostic-medical-sonographer-(ultrasound-tech)
  • Offers a paralegal program and several healthcare programs including pharmacy technology, medical assisting, massage therapy, and diagnostic medical sonography.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 7 southern California campuses available in West Covina, Pomona, Pasadena, Glendale, Riverside, Santa Ana, and Long Beach.
  • Part of the Success Education Colleges (SEC) group.
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  • Features the Success Education Program, with numerous scholarship opportunities to students who qualify. http://nw.edu/programs/diagnostic-medical-sonographer-(ultrasound-tech)
  • Offers a paralegal program and several healthcare programs including pharmacy technology, medical assisting, massage therapy, and diagnostic medical sonography.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 7 southern California campuses available in West Covina, Pomona, Pasadena, Glendale, Riverside, Santa Ana, and Long Beach.
  • Part of the Success Education Colleges (SEC) group.
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