“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but 'That’s funny…"' - Isaac Asimov
The role of the radiographer is to produce images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis of injuries and disease. Mixing art and science, radiography is a critical component in providing patient care. And it’s an exciting career opportunity for anyone interested in the art and science required to treat medical conditions. It’s also a starting point for other careers in the field such as CT, MRI, Mammography, special procedures or as a pathway to sonography. The Radiology program at BTC focuses on theoretical and applied radiography with a heavy emphasis on the clinical experience in a radiographic department. You’ll learn in a cohort setting over six semesters. Our state-of-the-art facilities feature two x-ray rooms and the latest imaging technology. The BTC faculty is with you every step of the way, and with in-depth clinical training throughout the program, you’ll learn amazing skills that will make you highly marketable in this growing field.
In our highly regarded, accredited Radiography program you’ll learn to use x-ray imaging machines to demonstrate body parts on x-ray for diagnostic purposes, including diagnostic radiology, bedside and trauma procedures, pediatric radiography, and special procedures. Once you graduate, you are eligible to take the entry-level certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiography Technologists (ARRT) and may obtain employment in x-ray departments associated with hospitals, medical clinics, and private offices.
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The Blackhawk Technical College Associate Degree Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; (312) 704-5300; email@example.com; www.jrcert.org
Graduates of the BTC Radiography Program are eligible to sit for the certification examination in radiography prepared by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Petition for Entry
In order to be eligible to petition this program for entry, you must apply to the college, meet all program-specific eligibility requirements, and attend a Health Sciences petition meeting specific to the program you plan to petition. For more information about the petitioning process, visit the Petition Information page.
In accordance with Wisconsin Caregiver Background law, applicants with a criminal history may be denied placements at clinical affiliates. Additionally, criminal history may impact the eligibility of the student to sit for the certification examination in radiography prepared by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). Applicants with a criminal history are advised to meet with the radiography program director prior to program entry.
Students must have proof of their health insurance coverage.
The mission of the Blackhawk Technical College Associate Degree Radiography Program is to prepare the Student to Practice Entry-Level Diagnostic Medical Radiography.
View the Program Handbook.
Student Pregnancy Policy
Should the student become pregnant during the course of the educational program, Blackhawk Technical College and the Associate Degree Radiography Program cannot guarantee normal graduation time. Specific details related to the radiography program student pregnancy policy are found in the program student handbook and are available to program applicants upon request.
View the Program Outcomes for Radiography in our catalog.
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