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Become a Radiologic Technologist.


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

The Department of Medical Imaging is committed to providing top quality education in the field of radiologic technology.

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. Starting in January 2016, the university will begin 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 (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 (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
(312) 704-5300

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

For more information about the Department of Medical Imaging, please contact:


Kristin Mitas
Department of Medical Imaging
Program Chair


Program Mission Statement

To educate professionals as radiologic technologists who are able to safely deliver clinical excellence and quality service to the community.


Program Goals

  1. To produce competent entry level graduates.
  2. The student will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  3. The student demonstrates appropriate skills in communication and ethics.
  4. The student will demonstrate professionalism.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Effectively use oral and written medical language.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of human structure, function and pathology.
  3. Anticipate and modify standard procedures as needed to provide quality patient care and comfort.
  4. Apply principles of body mechanics.
  5. Operate radiographic imaging equipment and accessory devices.
  6. Position the patient and imaging equipment to perform radiographic examinations and procedures.
  7. Determine exposure factors and practice radiation protection to obtain diagnostic quality images with minimum radiation exposure to the patient, self and others.
  8. Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate first aid and basic life-support.
  9. Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to quality assurance including reporting malfunctions to the proper authority for timely resolution.
  11. Demonstrate expected ethical and professional behavior.
  12. Recognize the need for continuing education for professional growth.


Program Admission Requirements

Prospective students shall first apply to Washington Adventist University. After acceptance to WAU, the prospective student completes the Radiologic Technology program application. Acceptance to WAU does not guarantee Radiologic Technology program acceptance.

  • Applications are accepted without regard to race, sex, creed, religion or national origin.
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must proof of accredited high school or high school GED diploma.
  • Applicant must be proficient in the written and verbal use of the English language.
  • Applicant shall have completed all prerequisite courses.
  • Applicant shall have a minimum 2.5 GPA in all science and mathematical prerequisite courses.
  • Applicant must complete and submit Radiologic Technology program application. Completed application must be submitted to the Program Chair no later than April 15.
  • After program application is submitted, applicant must schedule and complete an observation day at one of our clinical affiliates. Observation day will be scheduled by the Program Chair.
  • After observation day is completed, applicant shall appear for an interview with the Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee.


Prerequisite Course Requirements

BIOL 201, Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
ENGL 101, First-Year Composition
ENGL 102, Research and Literature
MATH 120, College Algebra and Trigonometry
PSYC 105, Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 105, General Sociology
RELB/RELT/RELP, Religion Elective
PEAC, Physical Education Activity Elective


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,

In June 2018, JRCERT awarded the program full accreditation for a period of three years.


Department Information

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


Brent Clemmer
Radiologic Technology
Clinical Coordinator
(301) 891-4156