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Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

  • An MRI machine

    Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

    Earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in radiologic technology from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and qualify to apply for certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Most employers require radiologic technologists to be licensed or certified.

Explore the radiologic technology associate degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

Serving the higher education and workforce needs of Alaska and its diverse communities and populations, UAA’s associate degree in radiologic technology prepares you for an entry-level job as a radiologic technologist.

Radiologic technology scholarships and financial aid
Visit the UAA Office of Financial Aid for details on qualifying and applying for financial awards that help pay for radiology school.

Distance program delivery at UAA’s satellite campuses
Attend classes in your community while completing coursework to help earn your associate degree in radiologic technology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Distance delivery is offered in Fairbanks, Sitka, Juneau, Kenai and Ketchikan.

Radiology student advising and support
Get answers about UAA’s radiologic technology program selection process and degree requirements. Academic advisors in the College of Health and radiologic technology program faculty help you plan courses to get and stay on track to earn your associate degree.

Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

Degree Type:

  • Associate

Program Length: Two years

Availability:Anchorage campus

Other program options: Occupational endorsement certificate in limited radiology

Did you know..

Radiologic technologists, sometimes called "rad techs," serve as important health care professionals who specialize in the diagnostic imaging of human anatomy.

What can you do with a radiologic technology degree from UAA?

Specialize in a healthcare field or continue your education and develop advanced knowledge and skills through a bachelor’s degree program.

Radiologic technology careers

  • Mammographer
  • Computer tomography (CT) tech
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tech
  • Diagnostic medical sonographer
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Clinical educator

By the numbers..

$57k
The median annual wage for radiologic technologists and technicians.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016

Radiologic technology associate degree program highlights

The Associate of Applied Science in radiologic technology at UAA trains you with classroom instruction, lab demonstrations and clinical application — all with a focus on real-world experience navigating various settings and situations.

  • Work alongside healthcare professionals in local imaging centers. As a radiologic technology major, you’ll complete 1,200 clinical hours in a practicum placement, using the most up-to-date technology in radiology.
  • Learn from nationally certified faculty who know what you need to know. Several program faculty earned their radiologic technology degree from UAA and have worked in clinical and hospital settings in Anchorage and across Alaska.
  • Gain opportunities from UAA’s alumni network. Many clinical educators who supervise UAA students in their practicum placement are also alumni who earned their radiology degree from UAA.
  • Train and practice with advanced technology. At UAA, you’ll have access to the latest state-of-the-art radiology equipment.
Students studying

Prepare for the selection process to become a full major in UAA’s radiologic technology program. The annual event helps answer last-minute questions from students finalizing their application and getting ready to interview. The workshop is available upon request at UAA’s satellite campuses through video conferencing.

A student using an ultrasound machine

Join this association for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals and students. ARRT is also the leading organization for certification and registration credentialing.

Students studying

With 100 clubs on campus to choose from, you’ll get the full college experience at UAA. Attend special events, get involved in the community and connect with other radiologic technology majors.

Radiologic technology associate degree program curriculum

Applying theory to practice, coursework for the radiology technician program at UAA emphasizes technical knowledge and skills in diagnostic imaging.

Learn how to perform radiographic procedures and exams, such as x-rays, to help physicians diagnose and treat disease and injuries in humans.

Top classes for radiologic technology majors

  • Study the art of venipuncture, with an emphasis on patient care, in Radiologic Pharmacology and Drug Administration.
  • Learn standards and procedures, as well as government regulations, in radiographic and fluoroscopic image processing in Quality Control in Medical Imaging.
  • Investigate technical, social, political or economic trends of the field in Current Issues in Radiologic Technology.