Radiography Technology

Next class starts: January 3, 2023

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults Only

Adults only. High school students are not eligible to enroll in this program. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Main Campus

82%

Graduation rate

90%

Job placement

$27,400

Avg. starting salary

The Radiography Technology program is the first step in your career as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. The primary responsibility of radiologic technologists is to create images of patients’ bodies using medical imaging equipment, such as X-ray, Fluoroscopy, and C-arm imaging. The images that you help create will help medical providers diagnose and treat injuries and diseases.

In this program you will be instructed in classroom and laboratory settings to learn on-the-job skills, and then apply that knowledge in a clinical setting. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of healthcare settings including -but not limited to- hospitals, urgent care, and family practice clinics. The experience you will gain at your clinical sites will put you on the path to a successful career as a Radiographic Technologist.

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Katie Hong

katie.hong@mtec.edu

Adults only. High school students are not eligible to enroll in this program.

This program requires an application process and approval prior to registration.

For the Fall section, applications are open between May 15 – June 15. For the Spring section, applications are open between October 15 – November 15.

Late applications will not be processed.

  • Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate or higher of at least a “4” OR provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. Students wishing to waive this requirement can learn more by visiting mtec.edu/testing.
  • Students must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Applicants must have an Associates Degree or higher, OR have completed all courses for the AAS in Healthcare Services at UVU. Students will receive the 30 MTCH credits after completing the MTECH program. To learn more, visit here.
  • Students WITH an Associate’s Degree: Students must complete Human Anatomy with Lab (4 credits) and Human Physiology with Lab (4 credits) in order to be eligible to apply to the Radiography Technology program. These courses must be passed with a B- or higher. These courses must be taken within the last 5 years of applying to the program.
  • Students WITHOUT an Associate’s Degree: Students must take all the required and elective credits to fulfill the AAS Healthcare Services degree requirement, minue the 30 credits that they will receive once they complete the Radiography Technology program at MTECH. Students will need 22 credits of general studies and 12 credits elective courses. Students are required to take Human Anatomy with Lab (ZOOL 2320 & ZOOL 2325) and Human Physiology with Lab (ZOOL 2420 & ZOOL 2425) as part of their elective credits. These courses must be passed with a B- or higher, and taken within the last 5 years of applying to the program.
  • See the program application for the complete list of requirements.
Fall 2022Lehi Main Campus1018/16/202211/8/20238:00 AM2:30 PMM,W
Spring 2023Lehi Main Campus1011/3/20234/1/20248:00 AM2:30 PMT,Th
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Total hours: 1600

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$3,360.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Application Fee:$30.00
Required Materials:$688.00
Industry Exam Fee:$225.00
Student Fees:$815.00
Facilities Fee:$50.00
Tuition/Fees Subtotal:$4,520.00
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Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Bontrager’s Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, 10th Edition1 978-032-365-3671 $168.65
Bontrager’s Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, 10th Edition, pocket size and spiral bound1978-032-369-4223$42.45
Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and A Science; 6th Edition1978-035-770-4677$101.25
Scrubs2Cost may vary; Students will order their scrubs through AllHeart according to the program scrub store$100.00
Radiologic Science for Technologists, 12th Edition1978-032-366-1348$109.60
DOPL Application Processing Fee1paid to DOPL, required for license$70.00
Medical Tape for Lead Markers1$10.00
Lanyard/Badge Holder1$10.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$611.95
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Optional MaterialsNotes (ISBN numbers, quantity, etc)Cost
Radiographic Imaging and Exposure, 6th Edition978-032-366-1393$66.45
Patient Care in Radiography, 10th Edition978-032-365-4401$71.35
Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 9th Edition978-032-382-5030$75.65
Total Cost of Optional Materials$213.45
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  • MTECH Certificate in Radiography Technology
  • ARRT Credential (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) – students will have 3 chances to pass the exam within 3 years of the first exam window
  • DOPL license for Radiologic Technologist (This is done after earning the ARRT Certification)
  • AAS in Health Professions from Utah Valley University (optional if student doesn’t already have an Associate’s Degree or higher)
  • Healthcare Provider BLS
  • The Radiography Technology program is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student. 

  • Do you have an Associate’s Degree or higher?
    • YES – Proof of an awarded Associate’s degree of higher AND have completed Human Anatomy with the corresponding lab, and Human Physiology with the corresponding lab – earning a grade of a B- or higher for each class. Human Anatomy and Human Physiology with lab classes must be taken within 5 years of applying to the program.
    • NO – There are two options:

      1. Complete your Associate’s degree or higher at an accredited institution.
      2. Complete the requirements for the AAS Healthcare Services degree from UVU. If you have any questions regarding this pathway, please visit our MTECH transfer page, OR the UVU Pre-Radiography Technology page.

Application deadlines can be found on this page under “Registration Availability”.

Fall start is May 15th to June 15th.
Spring start is October 15th to November 15th.

The program will be 1600 hours or approximately 14 months straight through. We DO NOT follow the semester schedule that most colleges/universities use. We will have week-long breaks for Christmas, Spring, and Summer. We also give holidays off and a few days off here and there. See the academic calendar for more information.

We have clinical sites set up anywhere between Salt Lake City and Nephi. Your clinical site will be chosen for you by the program coordinator and/or clinical supervisor.

This is the program page for the Radiography Technology program. You can find more information about the Limited X-ray Technology program here.

Yes, our program has the same curriculum requirements that the other programs use. Our program concentrates on the technical aspect of the program while other programs may require you to take courses that re not relevant to the ARRT national boards. All programs, however, will educate their students so that they are prepared to take their national registry boards governed by the ARRT.
The Radiography Technology program is accredited by the Commission of the Counsel on Occupational Education (COE) and recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Can I still apply to the program while I am finishing up the required courses or my degree during the application period?

Yes, you can still apply to the program while you are finishing up the last of your requirements. You will need to have all requirements completed before the start of the program. Your offer to the program will also be contingent based upon the grades you receive and/or the degree you complete.

Program length
1600 hours
Total cost
1600 hours
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