Radiography Technology

Applications will not be accepted before or after these dates:
Fall semester: Feb. 15th 2024 - Mar. 15th 2024 at 4pm (8/15 start date)
Next class starts: 8/15/2024

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 Campus - Building A

100%

Completion Rate

100%

Placement Rate

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 with 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.
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Katie Hong

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

This program requires an application and students will be notified of their acceptance prior to registration.

  • For the Fall section, applications are open between February 15 – March 15 at 4pm.
  • Late applications will not be processed.

Upon acceptance into the program, you will register and submit payment for the first courses in the program. Some fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

  • Satisfy Entrance Requirements with Testing Center.
  • 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 MTECH credits after completing the MTECH program. To learn more, visit here.
  • Students WITH an Associate’s Degree or higher (degrees can be from most
    schools and in any subject):
    • 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, minus the 30 credits that they
      will receive once they complete the Radiography Technology program
      at MTECH.
    • Students will need, on average, 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.

  • Application requirements can be found here: https://mtec.edu/radiography-apply-now-info/
SECTIONCAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
Fall 2024Lehi Main Campus215/2168/15/2024TBD8:00 AM2:30 PMM,W
Schedule Notes:Students will attend class on their regularly scheduled days, and will do their clinicals outside of that beginning the 2nd week of the program. Clinical shifts may be 8 hours/day for 2 days a week and times may vary depending on the needs of the clinical sites. Classes change to T/Th for 2nd year students.
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Total hours: 1600

Course Descriptions
 
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit hour)Course FeesIndustry Exam Fee
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers50X$20.00$29.00
Radiographic Anatomy & Procedures903X$360.00$410.00
Radiographic Imaging and Exposure Techniques903X$360.00$120.00
Patient Care301X$120.00$100.00
Rad Clinicals I270X6$720.00$20.00
Radiology Physics301X$120.00$165.00
Rad. Anatomy & Procedures II903X$360.00$10.00
Radiographic Imaging II602X$240.00$10.00
Rad Protection and Radiobiology301X$120.00$100.00
Rad Clinicals II315X7$840.00$10.00
Rad and Pediatric Pathology301X$120.00$10.00
Rad Anatomy & Procedures III602X$240.00$10.00
Alternate Modality and Sectional Anatomy602X$240.00$10.00
Rad Clinicals III225X5$600.00$10.00
Registry Review (Hybrid)903X$360.00$10.00$225.00
Rad Clinicals IV125X2$240.00$10.00
TOTALS:16002220$5,060.00$1,034.00$225.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$5,060.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Application Fee:$30.00
Student Fees:$1,034.00
Required Materials:$405.00
Industry Exam Fee:$225.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above. Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Bontrager’s Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, 10th Edition1 978-0-32393-613-2 included in course fees
Bontrager’s Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, 10th Edition, pocket size and spiral bound1978-0-32393-746-7included in course fees
Workbook for Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy 10th Edition1978-0323694230included in course fees
Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and A Science; 6th Edition1978-0-35770-467-7included in course fees
Medical Terminology: A Short Course978-0-32347-991-2included in course fees
Scrubs2Cost may vary; Students will order their scrubs through Logo It On according to the program scrub store$100.00
DOPL Application Processing Fee1paid to DOPL, required for license$70.00
Lanyard/Badge Holder1$10.00
ARRT Certification Exam1$225.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$405.00
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Optional MaterialsNotes (ISBN numbers, quantity, etc)Cost
Radiographic Imaging and Exposure, 6th Edition978-0-32366-139-3$65.50
Patient Care in Radiography, 10th Edition978-0-32365-440-1$42.00
Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 9th Edition978-0-32382-503-0$46.00
Radiologic Science for Technologists, 12th Edition978-0-32366-134-8$110.00
Total Cost of Optional Materials$263.50
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  • Healthcare Provider BLS
  • MTECH Certificate in Radiography Technology
    • AAS in Health Professions from Utah Valley University (optional if student doesn’t already have an Associate’s Degree or higher)
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Licensure – 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)

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 counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

To apply to our Radiography Technology program, you must complete ONE of the following options regarding prerequisites:

Option 1

  1. Complete your Associate’s degree (or higher) at any college or university of your choice
  2. Take Human Anatomy with Lab (4 credits) and Human Physiology with Lab (4 credits) and earn a B- or higher in each class. These classes must be taken within 5 years of applying to the program.

Option 2

  1. Apply/Transfer/Attend Utah Valley University
  2. Complete the AAS Healthcare Services degree prerequisites. You will need to take 34 college credits from the AAS Healthcare Services degree list.
  3. Take Human Anatomy with Lab (4 credits) and Human Physiology with Lab (4 credits) and earn a B- or higher in each class.
    1. After completing an MTECH program, you will be awarded 30 credits that will go toward your UVU Associate’s degree. You can reach out to Emily Hill for any questions you may have about this degree. She is the counselor for the Pre- Radiography Technology Program for MTECH/UVU. You can find her webpage and contact info here: https://www.uvu.edu/ppac/preradiologictechnology/index.html
  4. If you are transferring to UVU, you may be subject to completing 20 “residential” credits. This means 20 of your credits must be taken from UVU.

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

Fall start is February 15th to March 15th.

The program will be 1600 hours or approximately 16 months straight through. MTECH is a year round school. Since we are a year round school, we do not operate like normal colleges with semesters and breaks. At MTECH, we have short breaks (2-5 days long) 3-5 times a year. MTECH also gives students all major holidays off. See the MTECH academic calendar for more information.

We have clinical sites set up between Salt Lake City and Salem. 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 help you graduate with your degree. 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 Council on Occupational Education (COE) and recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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 by the end of your Spring Semester (April/May/June). Your offer to the program will also be contingent based upon the grades you receive and/or the degree you complete.

Reach out to the College/University’s Alternate Modality program you are interested in and they will be able to tell you what is required to apply to their program.

  1. Currently in Utah, the only schools that have alternate modality programs are Weber State University and the University of Utah.
  2. Each school is a little bit different so I would make sure to check out both schools (if you want to stay in Utah)

MTECH doesn’t offer any alternate modality programs but our Radiography Technology program satisfies the Radiography Technology program requirement that most schools require.

Program length
15 months
Total cost
$6,794
Lehi Campus - Building A
Program length
15 mos
Total cost
$6,794
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Course Descriptions

AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
The Basic Life Support (BLS) Course for Health Care Providers is designed to provide professionals with the necessary skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures. This course covers: adult and pediatric CPR, two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve masks, foreign-body airway obstruction, automated external defibrillation, special resuscitation situations, stroke and cardiac arrest, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies.
Radiographic Anatomy & Procedures
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to take x-ray images of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, and shoulder. During this course students will practice taking x-rays, identifying anatomy and topical landmarks, and how to position the patient and the x-ray tube for each exam. Students will practice using post processing techniques when completing the entire process of start to finish when taking an x-ray.
Radiographic Imaging and Exposure Techniques
This course is designed to introduce and teach students about x-ray imaging and exposure techniques. In this course, students will understand how x-rays are produced, the components of an x-ray tube, what the core techniques are, and how they produce a visible image. Students will also learn the basics of digital imaging and how to use the post processing techniques properly.
Patient Care
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to perform exceptional care while working with patients in their clinical and job setting. Students will learn how to properly transfer patients, perform correct sterile techniques, communicate effectively, and use preventative measures for infectious diseases.
Rad Clinicals I
This course is designed for students to take their knowledge of what they learned in the classroom and laboratory and apply it to their clinical sites. Students will position patients, use proper radiation protection techniques, and take x-rays under the supervision of the x-ray department staff. Students will learn the job of an X-ray technologist through real world experiences.
Radiology Physics
This course is designed to teach students about the physics of x-ray production. Students will learn about the characteristics of an x-ray beam, how it is created, and how they travel. Students will learn the different ways that X-ray photons interact with matter and how it can affect atoms and cells. Students will also learn how electrical circuits work and the different types of circuits used in the x-ray process.
Rad. Anatomy & Procedures II
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to take x-ray images of the lower extremities, spine, pelvis, and ribs along with practicing the exams from the semester before. During this course students will practice taking x-rays, identifying anatomy and topical landmarks, and how to position the patient and the x-ray tube for each exam. Students will practice using post processing techniques when completing the entire process of start to finish when taking an x-ray.
Radiographic Imaging II
This course is designed to build upon the student's knowledge of imaging and exposure and enhance their skills as a student tech. Students will build upon their knowledge of how x-rays are created and manipulated with certain exposure values. Students will gain a better understanding of exposure techniques, digital imaging processes, automatic exposure control, and other post processing techniques. Students will practice these techniques during labs and will enhance their imaging skills.
Rad Protection and Radiobiology
This course is designed to teach students about radiation protection methods and the effects that can happen from radiation exposure. Students will learn about beam filtration, beam restrictors, and patient consideration. Students will learn about the ALARA principles and the importance of time, distance, and shielding. Students will learn about dosimeters and how they monitor radiation levels. Students will also learn about the biological effects of radiation and how they can affect the body.
Rad Clinicals II
This course is designed for students to take their knowledge of what they have learned and are currently learning in the classroom and laboratory and apply it to their clinical sites. Students will position patients, use proper radiation protection techniques, and take x-rays under the supervision of the x-ray department staff. Students will also participate in other imaging exams, like fluoroscopy, surgery c-arm exams, and dexa scans. Students will learn the job of an X-ray technologist through real world experiences.
Rad and Pediatric Pathology
This course is designed to teach students about the different pathology cases they may see during their clinicals. Students will learn how to help pediatric patients through their entire x-ray or imaging exam. Students will be able to identify different pathologies they will see on their imaging rotations.
Rad Anatomy & Procedures III
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to take x-ray images of the upper and lower GI tract, urinary tract and biliary tract along with the skull, sinus, facial bones, and trauma x-ray views. During this course, students will practice taking x-rays, identifying anatomy and topical landmarks, and using the x-ray tube with correct post processing techniques.
Alternate modality and Sectional Anatomy
This course is designed to teach students about the different imaging modalities in the field of radiology and to give students a base understanding of cross section anatomy. Students will be taught by imaging professionals who have specialized in a certain modality. Students will be able to gain more information about what they want to do in the future. Students will also be able to identify different sections of crossectional anatomy.
Rad Clinicals III
This course is designed for students to take their knowledge of what they have learned and are currently learning in the classroom and laboratory and apply it to their clinical sites. Students will position patients, use proper radiation protection techniques, and take x-rays under the supervision of the x-ray department staff. Students will also participate in other imaging exams, like fluoroscopy, surgery c-arm exams, and dexa scans. Students will learn the job of an X-ray technologist through real world experiences.
Registry Review (Hybrid)
This course is designed to assist students in studying for their ARRT national board exams that they will take at the end of the program. This course will provide students with the resources, help aids, and practice exams they need to study for their national boards.
Rad Clinicals IV
This course is designed for students to take their knowledge of what they have learned and are currently learning in the classroom and laboratory and apply it to their clinical sites. Students will position patients, use proper radiation protection techniques, and take x-rays under the supervision of the x-ray department staff. Students will also participate in other imaging exams, like fluoroscopy, surgery c-arm exams, and dexa scans. Students will learn the job of an X-ray technologist through real world experiences.
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