Medical Radiography

Medical Radiography

Program Tabs

Program Overview

Medical Radiography, 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 Medical Radiography 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.

Clinical Policies

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 Medical Radiography 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.

 

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Job Titles

Radiologic Technologists**
CT Technologist**
MRI Technologist**

Program Cost

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

 

Median Salary

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* 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.

** For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, as well as wage and employment trend information.

 

 

Degrees & Certificates

Degrees & Certificates

  Continuing Education 

Continuing Education Courses

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

 

Transferability

ARRT Advanced Placement:

The Medical Radiography 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 Medical Radiography 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.

 

Medical Radiography Accreditation

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

The Medical Radiography 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 www.jrcert.org 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 | mail@jrcert.org | www.jrcert.org

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.

Contact Us
Caroline Delgado
Healthcare Program Advisor
(602) 286-8183
Lucy Granillo
Healthcare Program Advisor
(602) 286-8185
Nicolle Hightower, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(VI)
Director of Clinical Education/Faculty, Medical Radiography
(602) 286-8556
Bradley D. Johnson, MEd, RT(R), ARRT
Program Director, Medical Radiography
(602) 286-8502
Janelle Black B.S., R.T.(R)(VI)(ARRT)
Faculty, Medical Radiography
(602) 286-8553
Michelle Wilt M.H.A., R.T.(R)(M)(ARRT)
Faculty, Medical Radiography
(602) 286-8535
Jennifer Brown
Nursing/Healthcare Advisor
(602) 286-8052