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Radiologic Technology:  Overview and Career Information

Radiologic Technology Program Overview
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The Radiologic Technology Program begins once a year at the beginning of the fall semester. The radiography curriculum is two years (24 continuous months) in length and graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.). Many radiography students choose to complete their general education credits prior to beginning the program courses.

In addition to the classroom course work, students will also be assigned to clinical settings throughout the region for completion of their clinical courses. Clinical settings range from hospital to clinic settings throughout southwest Minnesota, southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa. Many clinical settings are within 60 miles of Luverne; however some sites are up to 150 miles away. Students will be assigned to their clinical setting by the clinical coordinator. Clinical hours will consist of approximately 24 hours per week.

A typical week within the Radiologic Technology program consists of two days on campus at the Luverne Center and three days per week at the assigned clinical setting. Students will rotate through up to eight different clinical sites throughout the duration of the program

Radiography as a Career

The radiographer assists the radiologist in the diagnosis of illness, disease and injury. As a part of the medical team, the radiographer is involved in traditional x-ray exams, surgery, emergency care, and fluoroscopic examinations. Graduates will find employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities. Currently the job market is tighter than in previous years; however, jobs within technical healthcare are growing at a rate much higher than average.

This website is maintained by:
Falon Paluch, Radiology Program Director
Luverne Center
507-449-2775
falon.paluch@mnwest.edu