Radiologic Technology (AAS)
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology is a five semester, 62-credit hour sequenced program of study based on national curriculum guidelines established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologies (ASRT), and certification eligibility requirements determined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Today's medical imaging specialist must possess a knowledge base in biological, behavioral, mathematical, and technological sciences.
The Radiologic Technology program prepares students for employment as career entry Medical Radiographers. Students completing the program receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply for certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Graduates are prepared with the technical skills necessary to perform a variety of diagnostic radiographic examinations.
The program of study incorporates didactic instruction, laboratory demonstration and clinical application in a manner that provides correlation of theory with practice. The inclusion of general university requirements fulfills program goals of developing knowledgeable and competent practitioners who will have opportunities for continued professional growth.
Students are admitted to the full-major once per year. The departmental application is May 15th for the following Fall semester start. Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program is competitive in that the department receives more applications than the seats available in each starting class. In order to be eligible to take Radiologic Technology (RADT) courses, students must not only be admitted to the University of Alaska Anchorage as a degree-seeking student, but students must also submit a formal application directly to the Medical Imaging Sciences Department. Applicants may be invited to interview as part of the application process. The Radiologic Technology program does not use a wait list--non admitted students must submit an application each year for consideration. Additional information about admissions process can be found on the Admission Requirements and Procedures webpage.
Prospective students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to ensure all program admission requirements and course prerequisites are met prior to admission.
Distance Delivered Site Information
The Radiologic Technology Program distance delivers their program to select Alaska communities including Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Bethel, and Kenai. The Radiologic Technology Program accepts students in Fairbanks every year, in Kenai and and Juneau on even numbered years, and Bethel and Ketchikan in odd numbered years. Students who apply to a distance site must follow the same admissions process as those students applying to the Anchorage campus, including being admitted to the University of Alaska Anchorage as a degree-seeking student. Students who are accepted at a distance site attend classes on UA campuses in those communities through video conferencing. Students are also required to attend a 3-4 week clinical session in Anchorage during the summer after their first year.
ARRT Advanced Placement
UAA’s Medical Imaging Program is no longer participating in Advanced Placement for the ARRT examination
Medical Imaging Sciences Department
2013 Admissions Information
Application material for the May 2013 application cycle is now available.
2013 sites include Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Kenai, and Bethel.
Interviews will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 for Anchorage site.
Interviews for extended sites will be held during the last week of May or the first week of June.