AAS Degree in Radiologic Technology
Radiate knowledge as a radiologic technologist
We know that you want more than a degree, you want to excel in a professional health care career.
Cleveland University-Kansas City provides a solid education that leads to job opportunities in Radiologic Technology. A radiologic technologist, unlike a technician, is a medical professional who is certified and registered to perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as X-rays, for physicians to assist in the diagnosis of a disease or trauma.
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At CUKC, students can complete their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Radiologic Technology degree in as little as two years. Focused 8-week evening courses on campus are designed to immerse you into your class subjects. Students receive hands-on training and gain experience on campus in two functional radiologic equipment rooms and in the University’s two demonstration suites. Additionally, students receive clinical experience in partner clinics throughout greater Kansas City and surrounding communities.
Become part of a growing profession
More than half of all radiologic technologists work in hospitals, while others work in diagnostic clinics, physician group practices, mobile imaging facilities, and surgery centers.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median annual wage for radiologic technologists is $58,440. Projections show that as the population ages, there will be an increased need for diagnostic imaging. The employment of radiologic technologists is anticipated to grow at 12 percent, a faster rate than the average occupation.
Cleveland University-Kansas City admits students to the Radiologic Technology program three times per year. Students complete eight general education prerequisite courses, then spend 16 months receiving instruction in a classroom setting and in a clinical training environment. Courses are in the evenings from 6-10 p.m. Clinical training occurs at affiliated medical and imaging facilities in the surrounding communities. Clinical education schedules vary by assignment and may include traditional daytime hours, evenings, and/or weekends.
The A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology degree at CUKC is officially recognized as an American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) approved educational provider for Radiography.
Upon completion of the degree program, graduates will have met the educational eligibility requirements needed to take The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Radiography Examination to become a registered and certified technologist. Once ARRT certified and registered, radiologic technologists need to renew their certification and registration annually as well as meet continuing education requirements. Licensure varies by state. Kansas recognizes ARRT registration and certification as part of the requirements needed for licensure. Missouri does not require licensing, but may at any time. Most facilities only employ ARRT registered radiologic technologists.
We strive to select candidates who not only have a passion for health care but those who are also academically ready for the rigor of our A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology degree program. The number of students admitted into this program is restricted by the availability of clinical experiences at affiliated clinical education centers.
A radiologic technologist has a physically demanding job. Program participants must be able to demonstrate the ability to meet the technical standards required to deliver services in a safe and effective manner with or without reasonable accommodations. Please see details about the AASRT program’s Technical Standards in the program's admissions packet.
Students desiring admission in Cleveland’s A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology must:Submit a complete Application for Admission to CUKC with the application fee
- Complete entrance assessment and questionnaire
- Provide official transcripts from each college or university you have attended
- Submit official test scores, an ACT composite test score of 21 or above, or an SAT composite test score of 1060 or above.
- Upon acceptance to CUKC and successful completion of the A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology pre-requisites, submit the following documents contained in the
AASRT admissions packet:
- AASRT application form
- “Acknowledgement Summary”
- “Technical Standards Disclosure”
- Participate in a program interview and information session
- Pass required drug screenings and background checks
- Provide proof of current immunization records
Preparing for Admission
Stay organized and on track during the admissions process with this printable A.A.S. Radiologic Technology degree program admissions checklist.
Students who complete all of the required prerequisite coursework
at CUKC will be granted guaranteed admission to the Radiologic
Technology program provided that all criteria for AASRT program
admission are met, and all other additional considerations are satisfactory.
Download a copy of the Radiologic Technology Enrollment Checklist here and work with an admissions advisor to understand the timeline you must follow to enroll in the semester of your choice.
To apply for undergraduate academic programs, click below.
If you have not attended college, or you have fewer than 24 college credit hours, you must submit your high school or GED transcript and your ACT/SAT scores. All official college transcripts are required for all degree programs. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
Applicants to Cleveland University-Kansas City may be required to participate in a final interview prior to matriculation. Applicants will be notified in writing of the University's decision regarding admission.
International student applicants
If you are an international student, please click here for information about applying to Cleveland University-Kansas City. You must be accepted to the University before applying to the Radiologic Technologist degree program.