Meeting professional standards and workforce expectations are central to CUKC’s mission, and the latest class of radiologic technology graduates marks another milestone in that goal. The spring 2020 class is the University’s third-straight radiologic technology class to achieve a 100% pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam.
“ARRT certification and registration demonstrates an understanding of the industry standards,” Jason Elliott, program director, said. “On behalf of our students, I thank all our dedicated instructors and everyone at CUKC supporting the rad tech program, from admissions staff to financial aid. All campus departments get to share in this success.”
Since enrolling its first class in May 2018, the A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology has graduated 14 students into the medical imaging field. Graduates of the CUKC two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Radiologic Technology degree program earn the Radiographer designation.
Medical imaging and noninvasive therapies administered by radiologic technologists (who are sometimes called rad techs) help patients avoid invasive procedures. The use of this technology is quickly making “exploratory surgery all but obsolete,” according to the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA).
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an expected 6% growth for radiologic technologists from 2021 to 2031. About 63% of rad tech grads choose a two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree, according to a survey by ONet’s comprehensive database of worker competencies.
In addition to classroom instruction, CUKC’s rad tech students gain experience on campus in the University’s functional radiologic equipment rooms and demonstration suites. After meeting competency standards, students gain clinical experience in partner clinics throughout greater Kansas City and surrounding communities.
Features of the CUKC A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology degree program:
The CUKC A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology program admits students twice each year, in spring and fall.