Radiologic Technology - Health Programs - Highlands College
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Radiologic Technology

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Our Radiologic Technology program prepares you to become a vital member of medical teams creating patient images and helping doctors diagnose and treat diseases and injuries. You’ll have first-hand experiences in clinical settings and classroom settings, work with the latest equipment, and learn the latest techniques, all leading to the opportunity to sit for a national certification exam.

Radiologic technologists are in high-demand across Montana and the country. Our graduates can be found in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices, and involved in education, management, research, public health, and even sales or service of radiographic equipment. 

Many have gone on to become gain certification in additional radiology modalities, such as MRI, computed tomography (CT), radiation therapy, mammography, nuclear medicine, interventional cardiac or vascular radiography, and sonography.

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Learn By Doing in Radiologic Technology

Overall, all of this hands-on experience provides you exceptional skills training.

  • The on-site radiography classroom at Highlands offers a functional x-ray room and full-body skeleton phantom allowing you hands-on practice in a lab setting before applying the skills in the clinical setting.
  • Your patient care skills are also reinforced in our patient care lab space.
  • Clinical hours are spent immersed in the profession and working hand-in-hand with a registered technologist putting the knowledge you learn in the classroom into action.
  • You will ultimately complete over 1,200 clinical hours with our partnerships at various hospitals in the region.

Certification – An Important Outcome

The Radiologic Technology program prepares students to meet the highest standards necessary to succeed in the healthcare industry. After completion of your degree, you’ll be able to prove it by sitting for certification administered through The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Graduates from 2019 and 2020, have a 100% pass rate on the exam.   

Our Comprehensive Curriculum In Radiologic Technology Includes Important Study In:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Radiographic Procedures
  • Radiation Safety
  • Radiographic Image Production
  • Radiologic Sciences – Physics and Biology
  • Patient Care
  • Medical Law & Ethics

Why Pursue a Radiologic Technology degree at Montana Tech?

  • Experienced instructors with health backgrounds provide personal instruction on campus and in the field.
  • Hands-on opportunities with all diagnostic and medical equipment used in the field.
  • Affordable tuition for a focused range of courses is a smart investment.
  • 100% of graduates in class of 2020 passed the ARRT registry on their first try
  • Overall employment is projected to grow 7% through 2029 (according to

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Highlands College does not guarantee acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program. Acceptance occurs through a formal and competitive selection process, including an interview, once program prerequisites are complete. Each spring if you have completed or are enrolled in all program prerequisite courses, you may submit an application to the program.
  • A limited number of students are admitted each year, due to limited clinical space.

Additional Information

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Montana Tech has determined that the Radiologic Technology program meets the educational requirements necessary for the student to seek licensure/certification in the state of Montana.  Montana Tech has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in any other state. Please view this document for further licensure information.

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