We know that you want more than a degree; you want to excel in a professional healthcare career.
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) provides a solid education that leads to job opportunities in Radiologic Technology. A radiologic technologist, unlike a technician, is a medical professional certified and registered to perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as X-rays, for physicians to assist in diagnosing a disease or trauma.
The CUKC program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee in Education for Radiologic Technology. JRCERT is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.
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 the University’s two functional radiologic equipment rooms, two demonstration suites, and using anatomically correct human body replicas.
Additionally, students receive clinical experience in partner clinics throughout greater Kansas City and surrounding communities.
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. Projections show that as the population ages and new imaging technologies emerge, there will be an increased need for diagnostic imaging.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of radiologic technologists is anticipated to grow 7% through 2031, a faster rate than the average for all occupations. Data from the Wage and Salary Survey by a national certification entity indicates a newly certified radiologic technologist could expect an average yearly compensation of between $46-49,000.
The average salary for all radiologic technologists in the workforce rose by 11.2% over the past three years, according to results from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Wage and Salary Survey 2022. The salary range nationally is $63,000-$77,000.
Cleveland University–Kansas City admits students to the Radiologic Technology program two times per year. During the 24–month program, students complete eight general education courses and then spend 16 months receiving instruction in a classroom setting and in a clinical training environment.
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 provides the educational curriculum to meet national certification as a radiologic technologist in radiography. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
The Rad Tech program is pending SEVIS approval and is not able to accept international students until approval is granted.
On completion of the degree program, CUKC graduates will have met the educational eligibility requirements needed to take the national certifying exam to become registered and certified radiologic technologists.
Once 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 national radiographer 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 nationally registered radiologic technologists.
In 2017, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) recognized the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology as an HLC-accredited program of Cleveland University-Kansas City. Cleveland University-Kansas City and its Radiologic Technology program continue to be recognized and accredited by HLC and recognized as an approved educational program for certification in radiography.
The Cleveland University-Kansas City program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Length of Accreditation Award: 3 years
We strive to select candidates who not only have a passion for healthcare but 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.
Admission to the radiologic technology program is competitive. Candidates will be ranked based upon GPA in required general education courses coupled with the number of those courses completed at CUKC. In the event of a tie, the following factors will be used to further rank candidates: on the alternate list the previous term, attended an open house or campus tour at CUKC, and/or were referred by a CUKC alumni, staff or faculty member.
Completion of general education courses, and meeting program requirements, does not guarantee enrollment for a specific term. Upon notification of acceptance for a specific enrollment term, students will be advised of additional tasks and documentation they must complete prior to the start of professional radiologic technology courses. Failure to complete all program requirements prior to the first day of professional radiologic technology courses will result in retraction of enrollment, and an alternate will be offered the vacant seat.
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, effective manner with or without reasonable accommodations.
Associate of Applied Science Application Requirements
Prior to starting the professional part of the program (RDTC classes), the following are required:
A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology Disclosure Packet
Radiologic Technology Disclosure Packet (PDF) (Version: 5.1.23)
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. All official college transcripts are required for all degree programs. Send transcripts directly to the CUKC Office of Admissions.
Applicants will be notified in writing of the University’s decision regarding admission. Program enrollment is confirmed upon receipt of a non-refundable tuition deposit and preregistration form. Program enrollment is required prior to course registration.
International student applicants
If you are an international student, please click here for information about applying to Cleveland University-Kansas City.