About the Program
What Will I Learn
Carrington’s Medical Radiography program trains future radiologic technologists the skills to use diagnostic-level radiation and instrumentation to produce medical images of the human body.
Courses, which are a mix of classroom lectures, practical training and clinical exercises, cover topics including radiographic procedures, quality control, pathology, and patient care.
In addition to technical coursework, this X-ray tech degree program will include a broad base of general education course offerings focusing on:
- Computer literacy
- English writing and composition
If you’re in search of a trusted X-ray technician school, contact Carrington College for details about our Medical Radiography program.
One of the primary responsibilities of medical radiographers referred to as radiologic technologists, is to position patients and equipment in order to take radiographs or X-rays. By doing so, they help medical professionals identify a range of illnesses and injuries. They can also work closely with radiologists, the physicians who interpret X-rays, to perform diagnostic procedures.
Upon completion of the Medical Radiography program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate clinical competency
- Demonstrate effective communication skills and model professionalism
- Demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and professionalism
Carrington College’s Medical Radiography program is available at one campus. To learn more about the location, explore the campus page.
Student Life at Carrington College
We know college is a big step. But education can be the first step in building a better future. Your instructors, administrators and fellow students are there to help if you ever hit a bump in the road along the way. Carrington College offers a lot of great student support services designed to help you succeed.
From scholarships and grants to loans, we will help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid.1
Tutoring and Study Groups
For help with schoolwork, your instructors and Student Success Center staff are often available for tutoring or you can join in an open student study group.
Externships, Clinical Rotations and Fieldwork
Most programs include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll earn impressive experience that looks great on your resume.
After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.
Radiologic technologists help medical professionals by taking x-rays for medical evaluation. Between 2020 and 2030 employment for medical radiographers is expected to grow 9% nationally, as fast as average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.2
Following graduation from an X-ray technician school, most radiologic technologists work full time in hospitals, laboratories, or outpatient care centers. They work on their feet for long periods and may need to help disabled patients into the correct position. Sometimes they are called in for weekends or overnight work depending on emergency situations.
Program Specific Disclosures
Click here for program effectiveness data from the medical radiography program as reported in the JRCERT Annual Report.
Cost & Financial Aid
Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
For complete information on current tuition costs, please see the Academic Catalog.
The best way for us to understand your financial needs is to meet in person. Call (602) 492-1086 to set an appointment with our Student Finance Department so we can help you develop your personalized financial plan to achieve your educational goals.
Accreditation and Approvals
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415-506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at accjc.org.
The Medical Radiography program at the Spokane campus is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606–3182, 312 704 5300, jrcert.org, e-mail: email@example.com.
The Medical Radiography program at the Carrington College Spokane campus is currently on probationary status with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program remains accredited and students remain eligible to take applicable certification examinations.
For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visit carrington.edu/accreditation.
Read Our Career Guide On Medical Radiography
Radiographers are medical professionals who operate highly specialized, state-of-the-art scanning machines. This scanning equipment includes X-ray machines, computed tomography (CT scanners) and advanced technologies such as digital fluoroscopy.
- Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Radiologic Technologists https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm#tab-1 Visited October 05, 2021. Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2020-2030 and may not reflect local economic conditions.