Medical Radiography, AAS


Program Description

This is a two-year, full-time program that prepares students to enter the health care profession as a competent entry-level radiographer. Professional competence is achieved through a blend of theoretical and practical coursework which includes didactic and clinical experience at cooperating hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices.


The program is competency based and follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Curriculum Guide. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification. All students who have passed the national examination may apply for licensure for the State of Utah through the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Utah Tech University leading to professional licensure are designed to prepare students for Utah licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions requiring licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. 

Licensure boards in each state establish requirements for licensure and certification for their respective state. States vary by which professions are required to be licensed and how licensure functions, and such requirements may change at any time. The terms related to licensure and certification, among others, also vary by state as well.

Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state licensure entity in the state where they intend to work to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the student’s state(s) of choice. The University cannot provide verification of a student’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select the program, or speak to the director of the program. 

Utah Tech University shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction.

This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).


The Utah Tech Medical Radiography program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the national accrediting agency for radiography programs which assures that programs follow standards to maintain academic excellence. JRCERT may be contacted at:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements into the Medical Radiography program, visit the program website (following this link will take you out of the University Catalog).  

Program Curriculum

Medical Radiography Program Prerequisite Requirements

86 credits

The following coursework must be completed before applying to the Medical Radiography Program.*
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
RADT 1010Intro to Radiography2
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing (EN)3-4
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing (EN)
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA) (preferred)3-4
or MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
or MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
or FSHD 1500 Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)

 NOTE: *Minimum 2.7 GPA in courses listed above.

The following coursework must be completed before beginning the Medical Radiography Program.
COMM 1020Public Speaking3
or COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN)3
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab


Admission to Utah Tech Medical Radiography Program is required
First Semester (Fall)
RADT 1020Radiographic Procedures I5
RADT 1030Radiographic Imaging I3
RADT 1040Clinical Education I (ALPP)4
RADT 1050Patient Care2
Second Semester (Spring)
RADT 1120Radiographic Procedures II4
RADT 1140Clinical Education II (ALPP)5
RADT 1230Radiographic Imaging II2
RADT 1250Advanced Patient Care2
Third Semester (Summer)
RADT 1240Clinical Education III (ALPP)7
Fourth Semester (Fall)
RADT 2030Radiographic Physics3
RADT 2040Clinical Education IV (ALPP)7
RADT 3020Advanced Medical Imaging3
RADT 3150Radiobiology and Protection3
Fifth Semester (Spring)
RADT 3240Clinical Education V (ALPP)7
RADT 3260Radiography Seminar3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 87 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 semester hours of credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  4. Grade C or higher in each General Education, Program Prerequisite, and Discipline Core Requirement course.