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Radiologic (X-Ray) Technology Degree

Associate of Applied Science
Health Sciences at Montgomery College

This curriculum requires a minimum of two years of didactic and clinical experience. It offers a basic general education as well as an in-depth study of radiologic technology (including assessment of critical thinking skills) which is supported by extensive clinical experience. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and course objectives are mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive the AAS and will be eligible to apply to take the certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Radiographers are eligible for employment in the radiology departments of hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices. The curriculum has been designed to provide a transfer option for students who elect to continue studies beyond the AAS.

Each of the radiologic technology courses builds upon material offered in the previous course. A grade of C or better in each radiologic technology course must be achieved before advancing to the next semester or summer session.

This is a selective program with specific admissions requirements. For additional information, contact the Admissions Office at the Takoma Park Campus, 240-567-1501.

Students who plan to major in radiologic (x-ray) technology will be assigned the temporary major of pre-radiologic (x-ray) technology, with POS code 520, until they are officially admitted to the radiologic (x-ray) technology program. Students may take preparatory courses and courses that fulfill general education requirements during the waiting period. As an alternative to being assigned a temporary major, students waiting for admission to the radiologic (x-ray) technology program may choose to major in general studies or any other open-admission program. The Admissions and Records Office at Takoma Park/Silver Spring will assign a matriculated code once students are admitted to the radiologic (x-ray) technology program.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Graduate as competent entry level radiographers.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills through their performance  in their competency in radiographic and patient care skills.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Demonstrate clinical competence. 
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills. 
  • Illustrate a strong commitment to excellent customer service.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer.  

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer Agreements

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.


Graduates of this program typically pursue a career as radiologic technician.



General Education Requirements

Distribution and Foundation Courses, and General Education Electives.

  • All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
  • Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
  • Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
  • All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

  • English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • Mathematics Foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)

General Education Elective