Radiologic Technology

Does idea of combining human anatomy, math, and computer skills sound interesting? Mix in some high-tech imaging equipment, an eye for detail, and good people skills and a degree in Radiologic Technology may be just the major for you.

Our competitive RT program trains tomorrow’s radiographers to perform diagnostic imaging exams on internal parts of the body.

Why Study Radiologic Technology at CUW?

A CUW degree in RT offers you:

  • A well-rounded two year liberal arts education followed by 24 months of off-campus clinicals
  • The skills and knowledge to take the National Radiologic Technology exam
  • Career training grounded in technical competence and compassion

Program Facts

  • Years to complete: 4         
  • Job placement rate: 100%  

Program Overview

The Radiologic Technology program is jointly sponsored by CUW and the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology.

The RT major is divided into two components:

  • Years 1 and 2: Core university classes and pre-clinical classes taught on-campus at CUW
  • Years 3 and 4: Twenty-four consecutive months of clinicals conducted off-campus at programs accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology

This program is very competitive and not all students are placed at a clinical site.  We can’t guarantee placement at clinical sites; however, college GPA is a major factor.  RT students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be considered for clinical placement. 

What You’ll Learn in the Radiologic Technology Program

Our hands-on RT program will teach you how to:

  • Prepare and position patients for imaging
  • Operate a variety of imaging equipment and software
  • Provide outstanding patient care
  • Work as part of a team of healthcare providers
  • Use and understand medical terminology
  • Understand the foundations of computer science
  • Study the structure and function of the systems of the human body

Career Choices in RT

Radiologic technologists find rewarding careers in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Medical and diagnostic labs
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Industry
  • Business
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Education

Areas of Emphasis

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Clinical training

Year Internship is Completed

Senior year

Examples of Internship Locations

Hospitals in the Milwaukee area

High School Prep Courses

  • Math
  • Physics
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology


Our curriculum focuses on a strong liberal arts education during your first two years along with classes in computer science, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, and Medical Terminology.


The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination in radiography.

The program assumes no responsibility for the success of its students in obtaining professional certification or other types of professional licensure.
Affiliations and Facilities

The affiliating radiology sites must be approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.


Linda Samuel, Ph. D. OTR

Dean – School of Health Professions