Become a Radiologic Technologist
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the WAU response, we are extending our AAS Radiologic Technology application deadline to May 15, 2020. Our class is scheduled to start in August 2020.
Apply now! The application deadline is April 15th each year. A new Radiologic Technology cohort starts every fall semester.
If you already have your ARRT you can complete your Bachelor’s degree fully online. Go to: https://www.wau.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/medical-imaging-department/
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.
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.
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).
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
*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.
ARRT First Time Pass Rates
2016 graduates earned a 100% pass rate.
Program Effectiveness Data
Compiled program effectiveness data for all Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited programs can be found on their website, www.jrcert.org.
In June 2018, JRCERT awarded the program full accreditation for a period of three years.
- Radiologic Technology Program Application(opens in a new tab)
- Radiologic Technology Program Student Handbook(opens in a new tab)
- Radiologic Technology Program Clinical Handbook(opens in a new tab)
Department of Medical Imaging
email: firstname.lastname@example.org(opens in a new tab)