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At a Glance

  • Complete the program in as few as  23 months

  • Offered at our Spokane Campus

  • Learn the skills to pursue entry-level employment as a radiologic technologist

  • Affordable tuition varies by location, learn more now

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:

  • Mathematics
  • 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.

Program Outcomes

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

 

Locations

Carrington College’s Medical Radiography program is available at one campus. To learn more about the location,  explore the campus page.

Spokane, WA

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.

Student Finance

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.

Fixed Tuition Promise

How would you like to know what you’re going to pay, right from the beginning? We promise your tuition won’t change through the length of your program. It’s our commitment to you.2

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.

Career Services

After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.

Career Opportunities

Radiologic technologists help medical professionals by taking x-rays for medical evaluation. Between 2018 and 2028 employment for medical radiographers is expected to grow 9% nationally, much faster than average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.3

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

JRCERT

Medical Radiography Program’s Mission Statement

Spokane: The mission of the Medical Radiography program at Carrington College is to prepare graduates to become Registered Radiographic Technologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume entry-level positions in the medical field.

Medical Radiography Program Goals

Spokane:

  • Goal 1: Graduates will demonstrate clinical performance and competency;
  • Goal 2: Graduates will be able to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Goal 3: Graduates will be effective communicators;
  • Goal 4: Graduates will exhibit professionalism.

Medical Radiography Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Medical Radiography program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical competency.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and model professionalism.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking in the clinical environment

Medical Radiography Program Effectiveness Data

Medical Radiography Program Effectiveness Data Spokane

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: mail@jrcert.org.

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.

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Disclaimer

  1. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
  2. Fixed Tuition Promise is available for all Carrington College students who remain active and in good standing during the duration of their program. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from school and are not reinstated within 180 days of their last date of attendance are subject to a tuition increase. Students who are required to repeat a course to fulfill graduation requirements are subject to additional expenses.
  3. 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 December 13, 2019. Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2018-2028 and may not reflect local economic conditions.