Radiologic Technology, AAS

Become a Radiologic Technologist(x-ray tech)!

This 22 month competency based program is JRCERT accredited with over 1,600 clinical hours at local hospitals and outpatient centers. We accept a limited number of students each year. Students graduate with an associate degree, eligible to take the boards.

Radiology extends beyond the hospital including opening the doors to train in CT, MRI, Mammography and Interventional Radiography.

If you are already a Technologist, see our Bachelors of Medical Imaging!

The application deadline is April 15th each year.  A new Radiologic Technology cohort starts every fall semester.

* Students will first need to apply separately to the University, please go to Admissions Portal to apply to WAU

The Mission

The mission of the Department of Medical Imaging is to educate professionals as radiologic technologists who are able to safely deliver clinical excellence and quality service to the community.

Goals and Outcomes

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes can be found in the 2022-2023 Academic Bulletin on pages 271-281 or directly through this link


This exciting field offers its graduates the chance to be a part of the growing sector as a vital member of the health care team.  The vast array of employment opportunities include working in hospitals and private offices, as well as education, research, and specialized imaging modalities.

The Associate’s degree curriculum is a two-year, full-time program designed to develop specialized professional competence in the practice of radiologic technology.  We successfully weave classroom instruction with practical clinical experience, which augments the learning process. In January 2016, the university began offering a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging, for those who wish to continue their education.

When you have completed the Radiographic Technology Program at Washington Adventist University, you will be fully prepared to take the national registry exam, given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists(opens in a new tab) (ARRT).  Once this exam is passed, you will be a certified radiographic technologist in the field of study and will be able to practice anywhere across the country.

If you already have your ARRT you can complete your Bachelor’s degree fully online.

In August of 2014, Washington Adventist Hospital transferred the Radiologic Technology program to Washington Adventist University. The program at Washington Adventist Hospital began in 1965. During its 49 years, the program produced nearly 400 graduates. In the past ten years, the program’s graduates have achieved an overall pass rate of 97 percent on the ARRT national registry exam. The program’s graduates have traditionally secured jobs within three months, and 80 percent of the graduates are employed at locations where they gained their clinical experience.

The Radiologic Technology program admits a limited number of students each year. It is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission(opens in a new tab) (MHEC).

Admission requirements
General Education Pre-Admission Requirement:
Incoming students are admitted according to the general university policy and may apply for admission into the radiologic technology program only after completion of 15 general education college credits. Prospective students shall apply first to Washington Adventist University at After acceptance to WAU, the prospective student completes the radiologic technology program application.
1. Applications are accepted without regard to race, sex, creed, religion, or national origin.
2. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age before entering the program.
3. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school or must have passed a state high school equivalency test (GED).
4. Students must pass a physical examination that includes a drug screening.
5. Applicants must be proficient in the written and verbal use of the English language.
6. Applicants should have a minimum 2.5 GPA in all science and mathematical courses.
7. Applicants must have completed general education requirements (see requirements for the program).
8. Applicants must complete an application.
9. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation.
10. Applicants must complete an observation day.
11. Applicants must appear for an interview with the Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee.
Transfer Students 
Transfer students are considered for this program on the basis of the following:
1. The student left his/her previous program in good standing and has a recommendation from the director.
2. The student has all records from the previous program that are pertinent to his/her education in this program.
3. The student attends a personal interview with the Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee.
4. The student meets all of the admission requirements of the program.
5. Students will only be considered if program enrollment is not at maximum capacity.
 6. Each student’s eligibility will be reviewed and considered by the Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee. The decision of this committee is final.
The radiologic technology program is accredited* by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

*JRCERT granted WAU permission to provide their contact information on July 18, 2017.

You can find out more about the Medical Imaging program, including necessary pre-requisites, program outcomes, and the admission process here. For more information about the Department of Medical Imaging, please contact Kristin Mitas.

The program is on probation status by JRCERT, a progress report is due December 2023.

Department Information

Kristin Mitas
Department of Medical Imaging
Program Chair
Radiologic Technology
Program Director
(301) 891-4050

Patricia Olwan
Radiologic Technology
Clinical Coordinator
(301) 891-4156