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Radiologic technologists apply their knowledge of imaging technology, equipment and patient positioning to produce images used to diagnose patient injury or illness.
General Education courses will be held at Ridgewater College — some courses are offered in an online or hybrid format. Students must have a prerequisite minimum 2.5 GPA.
- BIOL 2100 Human Anatomy (minimum C grade)
- CMST 1210 or 2260 (Communication course choice)
- PRNU 1617 Medical Terminology
- ENGL 1210 or ENGL 1209 & ENGL 0980
- MATH 1120 or MATH 1125 & MATH 0995
Program Timeline 2024
Application: Jan. 29-Feb. 16
Interviews: March 4-6
Offer letters: March 18
Orientation: May 13 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (in-person at CentraCare, mandatory)
Classes Start: May 28
Students must accept their offer letter by March 25 and pay a non-refundable $300 matriculation fee. If the student begins the program, this fee will be applied towards textbooks.
- Willmar offsite – CentraCare Rice Memorial Hospital
- Liberal education courses available on Hutchinson/Willmar campuses and online
- Summer start
Ridgewater is not currently accepting applications. (Applications will be available in early 2025)
- Apply to Ridgewater College
- All prerequisite courses must be complete or in progress upon application to program
- Ask two (2) references to complete a survey (Download Form)
- Have healthcare experience and/or partake in a job shadow at a medical imaging facility (Download Form)
- Complete an interview with CentraCare
Skills you will learn
- Optimal clinical experience in a variety of settings
- Excellent correlation of didactic and clinical instruction
- The latest equipment available for clinical experiences
Minnesota Requirements to Become a Radiology Tech
In order to become a radiologic technologist in Minnesota, you will need to graduate from an approved/accredited program. Once you have graduated, you will need to take additional licensing exams before applying for your radiology tech license. Licensing exams are set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Your license will allow you to work as a radiology tech in Minnesota however you will need to maintain your license regularly and fulfil continuing education requirements.
The CentraCare-Rice Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology School of Diagnostic Imaging has applied for accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.