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Radiologic Technology - AAS

This program prepares students to become radiologic technologists. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is offered in cooperation with healthcare facilities approved by the JRCERT. The standards for educational programs are stated in the document entitled "Standards for an Accredited Program for Radiographer" which is available upon request.


Radiologic Technology is a science which requires the Registered Radiologic Technologist or RT to use various medical diagnostic equipment to create images of patients bodies which help doctors diagnose and treat injuries and disease. The RT utilizes a combination of technical knowledge, knowledge of anatomy, radiation protection methods and human compassion to safely create quality medical images. “Diagnostic Radiography” includes a variety of diagnostic imaging procedures which use x-rays, a form of radiation energy, to create a medical image. An RT registered in Diagnostic Radiography or RT(R) performs procedures that create static and dynamic images of bones, soft tissue organs and the vascular system. RTs are employed by hospitals, medical clinics, mobile imaging services, government agencies and commercial sales organizations. RTs can expand their opportunities by specializing in other imaging disciplines beyond Diagnostic Radiography, including computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, sonography, radiation therapy or with advanced education a career as a radiologist assistant.


Hutchinson Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional institutional accreditors recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Accreditation Status: The Hutchinson Community College, Radiologic Technology program was last reviewed in 2016. At that time the program was granted an 8-year accreditation status. A full review of the program is tentatively scheduled to occur in 2024.
jcert accreditation


The program begins in August of each year. Due to guidelines established by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, enrollment in the HutchCC program is limited. 

  • Program Application Information

    To be considered for acceptance into the program, the following criteria must be completed:

    • Submit an application for admission to HutchCC to the Admissions Office at https://www.hutchcc.edu/apply-enroll.
    • Complete the following prerequisite college courses with a minimum grade of a C:

      • College Algebra

      • Human Anatomy and Physiology (At least 5 credits AND within the last 5 years. Online anatomy and physiology is allowed just NOT recommended.)

      • English Composition IA or IB or Honors English

    • Schedule and sit for the ATI TEAS test (Test of Essential Academic Skills). The ATI TEAS test is a multiple-choice assessment measuring basic academic preparedness in reading, math, science, English and language usage.  A minimum score of a 62 must be obtained to submit an application to the program.  Scores will be valid for 2 years.  Students may only sit twice each application period for the exam. Cost of the exam is $65.00. Payment is non-refundable, required at the time of each exam, and must be in the form of a check or money order written to Hutchinson Community College.  Students may obtain an ATI TEAS test study guide at the HutchCC bookstore (http://www.hutchcc.edu/campus-store/) or go to www.atitesting.com. Students may sign up for an exam date by contacting the Program Assistant, at 620-665-4956 or emailing radiology@hutchcc.edu. Please include your name, your test date (see below for dates), and contact phone number. Thank you.

    • Scheduled and attend an information session. Students may schedule by contacting the Program Assistant, at 620-665-4956 or emailing radiology@hutchcc.edu. Please include your name, the preferred date (see below for dates), and contact phone number. Information sessions will be conducted through Zoom beginning at 1pm. Thank you.

    • Complete a radiology program application during the information session.  It is permissible to apply to the program prior to completion of prerequisite courses.

    • Recommended 6-8 hours observation at a hospital/clinic x-ray department. This is not required. 

    • Submit a word processed essay.  Criteria for essay will be given at the information session.

    • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts or GED records to the Records Office at HutchCC.

    • Submit unofficial transcripts to program director after grades for prerequisite classes have been recorded if not taken through HutchCC.

    Scores obtained on the entrance exam will be given points.  A sample of the scoring sheet will be available to prospective students upon request.  Applicants will also receive points on their essay which is scored by a rubric.  Applicants will be rank ordered based upon the total points received.  Completed application checklist, all application documents, and completed ATI TEAS test results must be submitted by May 12, 2023, to be considered for admission.  Students on the waiting list must continue to meet all admission criteria to be able to fill vacancies if they become available. Following program acceptance all students will be required to complete a background check. 

    Application check list and essay information will be given to students during the information session. Please email all application documents to radiology@hutchcc.edu or mail to Radiology at Davis Hall, 815 N. Walnut, Hutchinson, Ks 67501

  • Assessment Test & Information Session Dates

    The following dates are available for taking the assessment test. Testing begins at 8:30am. Please make sure that you arrive at the testing site (Davis Hall, room 21) at least 15 minutes prior to testing time.

    All potential applicants must attend a scheduled information session. Info Sessions will be conducted through Zoom beginning at 1pm. 

    2022-2023 ATI TEAS Test dates:  

    Sept 7 - canceled    Oct 5    Sept 30    Oct 26    Nov 9    Jan 11    Jan 25    Feb. 8    March 8  April 5 (Retakes only) 

    March 8 is the last open test date for 1st time testers at HutchCC for the 2023 Radiology program

    2022-2023 Information Session dates: 

    *Sept 30          Oct 21        *Jan 27          *Feb 24          March 10    ##April 28

    *sessions are completed as a zoom meeting.  All other dates will occur at Davis Hall. 

    ##Apr 28 is the final information session and to be eligible to apply for the 2023 Radiology program

    Assessment testing will take place in Davis Hall room 21. Testing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Individuals arriving after 8:30am will not be permitted to sit for the assessment.  Only persons who have scheduled a time will be allowed to sit for the exam. All test rescheduling is the responsibility of the student, and is subject to availability. 

    Please email radiology@hutchcc.edu to schedule an exam time and/or information session. Please include your name, your test date, and contact phone number. Thank you.  

Program Details

  • Program Mission Statement, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

    The mission of the Hutchinson Community College Radiologic Technology Program is to provide a curriculum of basic sciences and practical clinical training that provides graduates with the responsibility to deliver safe, high quality medical imaging services in a variety of healthcare environments. The program establishes rigorous and measurable performance standards for all students and fosters the professionalism needed for patient-centered healthcare delivery. The program provides students with the necessary prerequisite requirements to transfer to other institutions to further their educational and career goals.

    Students will be clinically competent

    • Students and Graduates will effectively position patients.
    • Students will appropriately provide radiation protection.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills of patient care.
    • Students will select appropriate technical factors.

    Students will demonstrate professionalism and professional growth

    • Students and graduates will demonstrate proper behaviors expected of healthcare professionals.
    • Student and graduates will participate in professional development.

    Students will demonstrate necessary problem solving and critical thinking skills

    • Students will demonstrate independent judgment and discretion.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to modify the procedure of non-routine examinations.

    Students will demonstrate communication skills

    • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
    • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

    To provide graduates who will satisfy the affiliate hospitals, communities, and professional need for certified radiographers

    • Students enrolled in the program graduate from the program.
    • Graduates are able to find employment in the profession.
    • Graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt.
    • Employers will be satisfied with the graduates performance.
    • Graduates indicate an overall satisfaction with the program.
  • Clinical Training and Grading

    Clinical training is conducted in the final 3 semesters of the program. Students will be expected to train at the facility assigned to them for 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday, for a total of 40 hours per week.  Students are provided weekly clinical training schedules at the beginning of each semester.  Training schedules will not be adjusted to accommodate work schedules, or the personal needs of the student.  Students will be expected to attend all scheduled clinical training time.  Students will be granted personal time to use at their discretion.  


    All didactic work will be graded using the following scale. 

    90 – 100% - A
    80 – 90%   - B
    70 – 80%   - C

    Students must accomplish no less than 70% for each didactic course to remain in the program. 

    Clinical Training Grading. 

    Student clinical training grade will be based on monthly clinical evaluations, and clinical competency scores.  In the 4th semester of the program a final clinical grade less than 80% will result in dismissal from the program.  In the 5th and 6th semesters students must complete clinical training with a grade that is no less than 85%.

  • BS Radiologic Technology Friends University

    Hutchinson Community College (HutchCC) articulation agreement with Friends University requires that students who have no credits from other schools must complete at least 64 credits of coursework from Friends University (a 4-year institution) and at least 60 credits from Hutchinson Community College (a 2-year institution), making a total of 124 credits. With these credits, you will earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.

    As per the articulation agreement, some HutchCC radiology program application criteria may be waved for students completing the required 64 credits of coursework from Friends University prior to application to the HutchCC radiology program.

    Friends Affiliation Agreement
  • Radiology Program Student Handbook

    The Radiology Student Handbook is a document used to inform current and future HutchCC radiology students of our program policies and procedures. Program faculty and the program Director work together to update the handbook yearly. Students accepted into the radiology program will be provided the most recent version.

    Student Handbook

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Transfer Policy

  1. Acceptance of a transfer request will be based upon the availability of a program opening and approval from clinical affiliate(s).  All clinical competencies must be completed from HutchCC.
  2. The HutchCC Program Director will contact the Program Director of the school the student attended or is attending to determine the circumstances of the transfer.  The student is responsible for furnishing all pertinent records from the school previously attended.
  3. The student will be required to take the HutchCC program assessment test and score equal to or more than the lowest score of the accepted class.
  4. The Program Director will evaluate the previous school's syllabi to determine which classes are equivalent to HutchCC classes.  Students must then receive at least a 75% on the final examination of those didactic course.

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