Radiologic Technology

Health Sciences

Radiologic Technology, otherwise known as X-ray Technology, involves using sophisticated imaging equipment to photograph parts of the human body.

The responsibilities of performing medical imaging procedures in this occupation include:

  • Assisting physicians by producing images of diagnostic quality
  • Explaining the imaging process to patients
  • Positioning patients and equipment correctly
  • Adhering to the principles of radiation protection
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of equipment functionality
  • Processing images
  • Keeping patient records

Jobs are found in hospitals, physicians' offices, clinics, diagnostic imaging centers, temporary staffing agencies and mobile units.

Mission Statement

The Radiologic Technology program will provide educational activities leading to the preparation of its graduates for employment as radiographers in the healthcare community. The program will offer continuing education opportunities to enhance and/or provide new skills for the qualified practitioner.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be able to perform examinations competently
  2. Students will communicate effectively
  3. Students will develop critical thinking skills
  4. Students will demonstrate professionalism

The Radiologic Technology program at GateWay has allocated 10% of its available seats for any student in the application queue that currently is or was in the military.

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology:  $ 9,875 - $13,440*
Certificate of Completion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): $1,593*
Certificate of Completion in Computed Tomography (CT): $1,679*

* Please note that these are only estimates and may not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Degrees & Certificates

  Continuing Education 

Continuing Education Courses

For more information about Computed Tomography (CT Scan) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), visit Healthcare Continuing Education.


ARRT Advanced Placement:

The Radiologic Technology Program at GateWay Community College is not recognized by the ARRT as an Advanced Placement Program.  You’ll find educational programs that offer advanced placement opportunities on the ARRT’s list of recognized programs.  

Professional Curriculum Transfer Credits:

The Radiologic Technology Program at GateWay Community College does not accept transfer credit(s) for the required program core courses. 

After Graduation

Graduates may advance in their profession by seeking a bachelor's and/or master's degree in a related field. We currently have an articulation agreement with NAU to help advance students seeking a bachelor's degree in Diagnostic Medical Imaging.

Radiologic Technology Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Visit for more information.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300 | Fax: (312) 704-5304 | |

Passing the ARRT exam and licensure by the Arizona State Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (MRTBE) is necessary for employment in AZ. Our students have reported an excellent pass-rate on this exam.

Additionally, GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.