Dunwoody Radiologic Technology

The Radiologic Technology program at Dunwoody prepares students to enter the healthcare industry and become employers’ first choice as radiologic technologists. Dunwoody’s small class environment provides students with more direct patient work during clinical rotations than any other radiologic technologies program in the Twin Cities.

Master the latest in imaging technologies, including digital X-rays and CT scans, and work in both classroom and lab settings. Learn to create images of internal organs, bones, and tissues that are used to diagnose medical problems.

Dunwoody has partnerships with more than 10 hospitals and clinics in the Twin Cities, which will provide you with a variety of clinical experiences. You will complete rotations in a variety of clinical settings, working directly with patients and physicians. All students complete a rotation at North Memorial Hospital, where they gain experience with fluoro imaging and Emergency Room imaging procedures.

Dunwoody’s program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and instructors are industry certified.

Application Process

To apply for the Radiologic Technology program, you will need to complete a Radiologic Program Application packet in addition to your application to Dunwoody. NOTE: Our Fall 2022 start is full. The next review of applications will take place on July 1, 2022, for the Spring 2023 semester start.

Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Tel: (312) 704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org
Website: www.jrcert.org

The program is fully accredited for 8 years (Feb 2020 – Feb. 2028). The program will apply for reaccreditation at that time.

Licensure

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, ARRT.

Program Mission

Consistent with the Dunwoody College of Technology mission, the mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to provide a high-quality education in the profession of Radiologic Technology through the use of competency-based clinical and comprehensive didactic techniques, and to assist our students to be an integral part of the healthcare team that provides compassionate care to the community.

Program Goals

  • Students will graduate with the skills to be clinically competent.
  • Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Students will communicate effectively.
  • Students will demonstrate the benefits of professional growth and development.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate correct positioning skills.
  • Students will produce images of diagnostic quality.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate verbal communication skills
  • Students will determine the importance of continual professional development.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism.
  • Students will demonstrate problem-solving skills by using alternative positioning methods to fit patient conditions.

Class topics include:

  • Patient Care
  • Radiographic Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Radiologic Exposure
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Radiation Biology & Protection
  • Ethics in Healthcare

View Program Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Radiologic Technology

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Park Nicollet Clinics
  • Allina Health
  • North Memorial Health Care
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Government Association (SGA)

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Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Mammography Technologist
  • MRI/CT/Interventional Technologist

Academic Excellence Award Winner Paige Ardizzone

After sitting through all of her classes at Bethel University and graduating with a degree in Biology, Paige Ardizzone just knew that a desk job wasn’t for her. And it was that realization that led her to Dunwoody.

Now with an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology and jobs at Stellis Health and Mercy Hospital as an Xray Technologist, Ardizzone has the career she always wanted.

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Facilities

Radiologic Technologies Lab

Learn the fundamentals of and practice with X-ray machine equipment and positioning prior to completing rotations to clinical sites.

  • Bennet X-ray machine and table

Health Sciences Lab

Develop a better understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

  • Various anatomical models