Radiologic Technology

Mission Statement

The Radiologic Technology program is designed to prepare students to be competent entry-level radiographers and to contribute to the healthcare team.

The RAD program curriculum is comprised of courses in biology, sciences, and mathematics to prepare students to enter the workforce as entry-level radiographers (also called radiologic technologists).  Upon graduation from the program, the graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Radiologic Technology and will be eligible to apply for the National Certification Examination in Radiology through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Radiographers are individuals who are specifically trained in delivering ionizing radiation.  The radiographer is responsible for administering contrast agents for better imaging, evaluating radiographs, and applying radiation safety standards at all time.  Radiographers also provide patient education and support and must possess a high level of "people skills."  Radiographers can be employed by hospitals, clinics, mobile imaging units, urgent care centers, and diagnostic imaging centers.

Radiologic Technology Program Goals & Outcomes

GOAL 1:  Students will demonstrate clinical competence.
                  Outcome 1:  Students will position patients correctly.
                  Outcome 2:  Students will demonstrate radiation safety practices.

GOAL 2:  Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
                  Outcome 1:  Students will demonstrate the ability to modify routine imaging
                                       principles for nonroutine/trauma patients.
                  Outcome 2:  Students will identify how changes in technical factors affect 
                                       radiographic qualities.

GOAL 3:  Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
                  Outcome 1:  Students will demonstrate written skills.
                  Outcome 2:  Students will demonstrate verbal skills.

GOAL 4:  Students will demonstrate professionalism.
                  Outcome 1:  Students will demonstrate good attendance practices at
                                       the clinical sites. 
                  Outcome 2:  Students will demonstrate good work ethic.

The Radiologic Technology program has many requirements and is very competitive.  Please view the University of Rio Grande Catalog for more information on acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program, or view our Radiologic Technology FACT Sheet for a brief overview of the program and its requirements; along with a suggested curriculum.  If you have met all requirements and are interested in applying to the RAD program, please print and submit a RAD Application (accepted January 1 - April 1).

The Radiologic Technology Program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and is accredited by the Joint ReviewCommittee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone 1.312.704.5300.


Revision Date 8/17


General Contact Information
  • Tracey Boggs, D.H.Ed., R. T. (R)(T)
    RAD Program Director & Professor                                                                                       
    740-245-7447 E-mail:
  • Chris Barker, M.S., R.T. (R)
    RAD Professor & Clinical Coordinator                                                                                   
    740-245-7319 E-mail:
  • Admissions 1-800-282-7201