Earn a Radiologic Technology Degree
Transforming Medical Imaging, one image at a time
The radiologic technology degree at our private university empowers graduates by giving them the skills necessary to be a highly valued employee through providing high quality, compassionate patient care. Our graduates are transforming society through the skills obtained as well as by being service-oriented. Radiologic technologists are highly skilled medical professionals who assist the radiologist in the diagnosis of diseases using ionizing radiation.
Throughout the two-year program, students are required to complete a minimum of eight hours of community service as well as participate in the radiologic technology program service-learning project. The program hosts a campus blood drive every November for the American Red Cross before their critical season of need.
About Our Radiologic Technology Program
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology
This degree focuses on preparing you to help care for patients during radiographic procedures and radiation treatments.
- Perform diagnostic examinations
- Position patients for accurate radiographic projections
- Determine the amount of radiation needed for proper diagnostic image
While earning your Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology, you can expect to take courses including Radiologic Positioning, Radiation Physics, and Radiologic Pathology. A complete two-year plan of study can be found here.
Interested in supporting your major with a CT Concentration? The required curriculum for a CT Concentration can be found here.
About Our Faculty
Radiologic Technology Department
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in radiologic technology. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in radiologic technology, you can expect a promising future. The radiologic technology field is projected to grow 9% between 2014 and 2020. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand for radiologists.
A degree in Radiologic Technology from Newman University will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties related to radiologic technology. The median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $48,000 in Kansas for 2015. The lowest 10 percent earned an average of $38,110, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $81,660.
Our Radiologic Technology students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in the Wichita community. This allows you to gain experience in radiologic technology while learning hands-on patient communication and care.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our radiologic technology program, our students can join Lambda Nu, an international honor society (for radiologic technology students). This organization allows for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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Successful Program Outcomes
Success Story — Katie Little, Class of 2015
Katie Little started her internship at Wesley Medical Center while attending Newman. After graduating and passing the ARRT registry (a national exam for radiologic technologists), Katie’s internship turned into full-time employment with Wesley in the Imaging Department. Little has been in love with her profession of choice ever since her first X-ray. Katie’s ultimate goal is to become a physician’s assistant. A well-rounded education, her internship and current position at Wesley has Katie well on her way.
Success Story — ARRT Exam, Class of 2011
The May 2011 radiologic technology graduating class had a 100 percent pass rate on the first attempt taking the test of registry given by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Twenty-four graduates took the test. In the past, the pass rate has been in the low- to mid-90 percentile. The accreditation agency requires that a program have a 75 percent first time pass rate over a five-year average, ranking Newman consistently above the average.
We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"I expected just plain X-rays you see on medical shows. As I started learning more, I realized there was way more to it than just taking a picture."
Katie Little, Class of 2015
2016 Program Outcome Assessment Data
- Of the 27 students started the program in 2014, 21 graduated in the 2016 making a program annual completion rate of 78%.
- Within the past five years, 90 first time examinees took the national certification examination. Of those, 74 graduates passed the national certification examination on their first attempt providing a 82% pass rate.
- In the past five years, 91 graduates actively sought employment, and 88 of the graduates found jobs creating a 97% placement rate within 12 months of graduation.
Start Your Radiologic Technology Degree Today
Taking your first step toward a better future is easy with Newman University.
In addition to a college GPA of 2.75 or better, applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in the following college courses (or equivalent) before applying to the Radiologic Technology Program. If currently enrolled, they must be completed by the start of the summer semester (June).
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (with lab)
- Intermediate Algebra*
- College Writing I
- College GPA of 2.75 or better
Prerequisite coursework must be passed with a “C” or better.
The following courses are required for the associate degree (see University catalog) and must be completed to graduate from the program. If taken at NU during the professional curriculum, the courses must be taken during specific semesters to avoid conflict with clinical instruction.
- Introduction to Chemistry (includes lab) or Physics for the Health Professions or Physics 1 with a lab (Prefer Physics and recommend Physics for the Health Profession at Newman)
- Medical Terminology
- Oral Communication
The Application Process
For those interested in applying to the Radiologic Technology Program, the following process must be completed.
- Completed courses (or be currently enrolled) in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Intermediate Algebra*, and College Writing I at Newman University or another acceptable institution.
- You must be accepted to the university, complete or be currently enrolled in prerequisite courses, and confirm transcripts have reached the Newman University Registrar’s office before starting step three. Apply to the radiologic technology program using the application found in the radiologic technology packet sent by the admissions department or download the radiologic technology application form starting January 15.
- The following application documents must be received by April 1:
- Acceptance to Newman University
- Completed application to the radiologic technology program
- All official transcripts by April 1. These official transcripts must confirm GPA of 2.75 or better and demonstrate prerequisite coursework completion or current enrollment.
- Students will be selected from the following criteria:
- Those who have fulfilled the admission requirements by the deadline
- Scores derived from their cumulative GPA
- Prerequisite grades
- Application information
- An interview will be offered to those applicants whose scores are satisfactory from the above criteria. Interview appointments will be assigned in the month of April, after the application deadline. A letter of acceptance, alternate status, or denial to the program will be sent to the applicants after all interviews are completed (usually the 1st week of May).
- Applicants being interviewed will be required to complete a healthcare assessment test on the day of the interview.
- Students accepted for admission are required to confirm their intention to attend the program in writing and include a $400.00 non-refundable deposit within 5 (five) working days. The deposit is applied toward radiology program fees. Acceptance is conditional upon completion of all requirements including but not limited to: all pre-requisite courses completed with a "C" or better, successful completion of background check, physical, and drug screen.
- Alternates will be selected if openings occur according to numerical ranking. Alternates may be admitted up to 2 weeks into the summer semester if all positions have not been filled.
- Once selected, the student must have a physical examination to demonstrate ability to physically complete clinical requirements, criminal background check, and drug screen. These must be completed before the first day of school.
- Once selected, a criminal background check (paid separately from the $400 deposit) must be successfully completed per clinical affiliation agreements. Should the background check disclose adverse information, the school may remove said student from the program.
- The student will receive instructions and be required to complete a drug screening before beginning clinical rotations.
The Newman University Program of Radiologic Technology does not discriminate because of race, color, sex, ancestry, national origin, marital status, age, religious preference, or disability. For further information, see the non-discrimination notice published in the University catalog.