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School of Radiologic Technology: FAQ

How long is the program?

24 consecutive months

What are the daily hours?

Monday through Friday 0730-1600 (7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.). Clinical hours may vary slightly due to diadatic schedule.

Is all the training completed at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center?

No. Twenty-two months are completed at this facility. There is a one month rotation at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), hours 1430-2200 (2:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.). There is also a one month rotation at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital, hours 0730-1230 (7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). There are two week rotations through the following areas: ultrasound, computerized tomography, MRI, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, interventional and cardiac catherization.

What are the program costs?

The cost of the program covers books, uniforms, shoes and professional organizations. There is no tuition.

What type of degree do I get?

The program awards a Certificate.

Is the program academically accredited?

It is accredited by the JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology). JCERT website *

What are my career prospects?

In the last five years over 95% of our student have passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT) certification examination. ARRT website *

The majority of students in the program have leads or a job before graduation. In the most recent five-year period over 95 percent of the students have located employment.

ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technology) Website: *


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School of Radiologic Technology


General Program Information: Sharon Collins
Program Director