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Radiologic Technology Associate in Applied Science

There are special admission requirements for the Radiologic Technology program. Acceptance into this program is competitive and based on a point system. Applicants are awarded points based on grades earned in program specific prerequisite coursework. All accepted students are required to pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to admission into the program. Contact Academic Advising at ext. 8128 for an academic advising appointment or the Health Sciences office at ext. 8768 for complete details. An advisor will help you determine prerequisites that are required and designed to prepare you for training in the program.

Application deadline for Fall is May 12. Download important program documents using the links below:

Rad Tech Program Guide

Rad Tech Program Application (pdf download)

Rad Tech Handbook (pdf download)

Program Accreditation

The Lake Michigan College Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) for 8 years.

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College Accreditation

Lake Michigan College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information on College and Program Accreditation is available on the LMC website

The Higher Learning Commission
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Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
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Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination. Any applicant who has been convicted of a felony and some misdemeanors should pre-apply to ARRT for determination of eligibility to sit for the national certification examination.

Upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology program, you may apply for an Associate in Applied Science degree.


Course Credit Hours Contact Hours
BIOL 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology (or BIOL 101 or other applicable prerequisite to 205)*  4 5
BIOL 205 Human Anatomy 4 5
PHSC 101 Physical Science - Chemistry and Physics 4 5
MATH 123 (Algebra Proficiency exam required if over 5 years old) 4 4
HEAL 103 Medical Terminology 1 or 2 2
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology 3 3
ENGL 101 English Composition 3 3
**ENGL 102 English Composition 3 3
**Humanities/Fine Arts 3 3

*This course is a prerequisite to BIOL 205. Students must complete this course, or a comparable pre-requisite, prior to enrolling in BIOL 205. Student should discuss applicable prerequisites or substitutes with their academic advisor prior to registration.

**Grades earned in ENGL 102 and Humanities/Fine Arts do not count toward application point total, but MUST be successfully completed prior to program application to be considered eligible to apply.

Course Sequence - Associate Degree

First Semester - Fall
RADT 130 Introduction to Radiography 3 3
RADT 131 Radiographic Positioning I 6 8
RADT 134 Radiographic Physics 4 4
Semester Total 13 15
Second Semester - Spring
RADT 138 Clinical Experience I* 2 2
RADT 139 Common Equipment and Procedures 4 4
RADT 140 Radiographic Positioning II 3 4
RADT 141 Contrast Studies 3 4
Semester Total 12 14
Third Semester - Summer
RADT 143 Clinical Experience II  3 3
RADT 144 Radiographic Positioning III 3 4
Semester Total 6 7
Fourth Semester - Fall
RADT 145 Radiographic Protect/Biology 2 2
RADT 241 Sectional Anatomy and Modalities** 3 3
RADT 229 Clinical Experience III* 4 4
Semester Total 9 9
Fifth Semester - Spring
RADT 232 Clinical Experience IV* 3 3
RADT 240 Radiographic Quality 4 4
RADT 228 Computer Applications in Medical Imaging** 3 3
Major Course Totals
50 55
79 88

*Please note that some late afternoon/early evening and some weekend shifts may be assigned for clinical experience. **RADT 228 and RADT 241 are taught in an online format.

All students must meet the minimum number of program credits and degree requirements in order to earn the Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology. Students are encouraged to ensure their DegreeWorks Audit is complete. Students with concerns about their audit should contact their Academic Advisor.

Course substitutions are subject to approval by the Radiologic Technology Program Chair. Students who are seeking an approved course substitution (for example, a student has previously completed MATH 216 in place of MATH 123), should consult their Academic Advisor.


Program Mission Statement and Goals

The Radiologic Technology Program of Lake Michigan College will provide for both the personal and professional career development of each student in the field of radiography. The Radiologic Technology Program goals are:

Goal 1:  Students will demonstrate entry level knowledge and expertise in the field of clinical radiography.

Goal 2:  Students will grow and develop professionally.    

Goal 3:  Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Goal 4:  Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

Goal 5: Graduates will be employable and meet the needs of the health care community.

Assessment Student Learning Outcomes

The graduate of Lake Michigan College’s Radiologic Technology Program will be prepared for an entry level position as a radiographer and shall be able to:

    1. Students will produce diagnostic examinations.
    2. Students will demonstrate a working understanding of CR/DR digital systems.
    3. Students will utilize radiation protection measures.
    1. Students will formulate solutions for ethical problems.
    2. Students will model professional behaviors.
    1. Students will analyze images.
    2. Students will perform non-routine exams.
    1. Students will demonstrate verbal communication skills.
    2. Students will demonstrate writing skills.
    1. Graduates will employ ASRT practice standards in radiographer positions.
    2. Graduates will indicate that they were prepared for employment through the program.
    3. The program will demonstrate a consistent graduation rate.
    4. Graduates will obtain employment.
    5. Students will pass the ARRT Radiography Certification Examination.

Program Effectiveness Data (PED)

Institution Name: Program Type: Degree Type:
Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination

The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate

Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation

Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 15 of 17 - 88%
Year 2 - 2017 11 of 12 - 92%
Year 3 - 2018 8 of 9 - 89%
Year 4 - 2019 15 of 17 - 88%
Year 5 - 2020 15 of 15 - 100%
Program 5-year average 64 of 70 - 91.4%

Job Placement

The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate

Number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation.

Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 17 of 17 - 100%
Year 2 - 2017 12 of 12 - 100%
Year 3 - 2018 7 of 9 - 78%
Year 4 - 2019 17 of 17 - 100%
Year 5 - 2020 15 of 15 - 100%
5-year average 68 of 70 - 97.1%

Program Completion

The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is

Program Completion Rate

Number graduated divided by number started the program.

Year Result
Year 1 - 2020 15 of 16
Annual Completion Rate 93.8%


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