Earn a Radiologic Technology Degree
Transforming Medical Imaging, one image at a time
The radiologic technology degree at our private university empowers graduates by giving them the skills necessary to be a highly valued employee through providing high quality, compassionate patient care. Our graduates are transforming society through the skills obtained as well as by being service-oriented. Radiologic technologists are highly skilled medical professionals who assist the radiologist in the diagnosis of diseases using ionizing radiation.
Renovation Invested Into Radiologic Technology Program
The Facing Forward campaign made a huge impact on the Newman University campus. It provided the funding to build the state-of-the-art Bishop Gerber Science Center and most recently, the campaign helped to renovate parts of Eck Hall, constructing labs for programs such as nursing, respiratory care and radiologic technology. Read More
Throughout the twenty-two month program, students are required to complete a minimum of eight hours of community service as well as participate in the radiologic technology program service-learning project. The program hosts a campus blood drive every Fall for the American Red Cross before their critical season of need.
About Our Radiologic Technology Program
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology
This degree focuses on preparing you to help care for patients during radiographic procedures and radiation treatments.
- Perform diagnostic examinations
- Position patients for accurate radiographic projections
- Determine the amount of radiation needed for proper diagnostic image
While earning your Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology, you can expect to take courses including Radiologic Positioning, Radiation Physics, and Radiologic Pathology. A complete twenty-two month plan of study can be found here.
Interested in supporting your major with a CT Concentration? The required curriculum for a CT Concentration can be found here.
About Our Faculty
Radiologic Technology Department
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in radiologic technology. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in radiologic technology, you can expect a promising future. The radiologic technology field is projected to grow 9% between 2014 and 2020. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand for radiologists.
A degree in Radiologic Technology from Newman University will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties related to radiologic technology. The median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $48,000 in Kansas for 2015. The lowest 10 percent earned an average of $38,110, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $81,660.
Our Radiologic Technology students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in the Wichita community. This allows you to gain experience in radiologic technology while learning hands-on patient communication and care.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our radiologic technology program, our students can join Lambda Nu, an international honor society (for radiologic technology students). This organization allows for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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Successful Program Outcomes
Success Story — Katie Little, Class of 2015
Katie Little started her internship at Wesley Medical Center while attending Newman. After graduating and passing the ARRT registry (a national exam for radiologic technologists), Katie’s internship turned into full-time employment with Wesley in the Imaging Department. Little has been in love with her profession of choice ever since her first X-ray. Katie’s ultimate goal is to become a physician’s assistant. A well-rounded education, her internship and current position at Wesley has Katie well on her way.
Success Story — ARRT Exam, Class of 2011
The May 2011 radiologic technology graduating class had a 100 percent pass rate on the first attempt taking the test of registry given by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Twenty-four graduates took the test. In the past, the pass rate has been in the low- to mid-90 percentile. The accreditation agency requires that a program have a 75 percent first time pass rate over a five-year average, ranking Newman consistently above the average.
We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"I expected just plain X-rays you see on medical shows. As I started learning more, I realized there was way more to it than just taking a picture."
Katie Little, Class of 2015
2016 Program Outcome Assessment Data
- Of the 27 students started the program in 2014, 21 graduated in the 2016 making a program annual completion rate of 78%.
- Within the past five years, 90 first time examinees took the national certification examination. Of those, 74 graduates passed the national certification examination on their first attempt providing a 82% pass rate.
- In the past five years, 91 graduates actively sought employment, and 88 of the graduates found jobs creating a 97% placement rate within 12 months of graduation.