Radiography | Western Technical College


Associate of Applied Science

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Financial Aid Eligible

Radiographers have an important role in the treatment of the ill and injured. It’s their responsibility to ensure that the diagnostic images they produce are of the highest quality so that members of the medical team can make accurate diagnoses and treat patients accordingly. In this program, you’ll learn the effect of radiation on the body, how to position patients correctly, determine the proper settings for optimum exposures, and how to protect yourself and your patient from the effects of radiation. Core classes are taught in classroom and laboratory settings with a heavy emphasis on clinical experience in a healthcare setting. Classes are offered in traditional, online, and blended formats.

Program-specific courses are held in the Health Science Center, a shared facility located a few blocks from the La Crosse main campus. Check our maps page for specific location information.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost


This program will cost about $10,400* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Radiography 2016-2017 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding11
Employed in Related Occupation7
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market4

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week3039
Median Hourly Wage$21.44$22.84
Hourly Wage Range$20.13 - $22.74$21.33 - $23.45
Median Annual Salary$33,439$44,363

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Radiologic Technologist; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI (2)
  • Radiologic Technologist; Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI
  • Radiologic Technologist; Winona Health, Winona, MN
  • Radiology Technologist; Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI
  • X-Ray Technician; UW Health, Madison, WI
  • X-Ray/CT Technologist; Winona Health, Winona, MN

Career Opportunities

Radiography Technician
X-Ray Technician
Radiology Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Carryout the production and evaluation of radiographic images.
  • Apply computer skills in the radiographic clinical setting
  • Practice radiation safety principles
  • Provide quality patient care
  • Model professional and ethical behavior consistent with the A.R.R.T. Code of Ethics
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Radiography program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program’s Essential Functions and complete a background check.  You can find links to these documents below.  In addition, you must complete General Anatomy and Physiology and its prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better.  Please see the details below.


The Radiography program is accredited by the 
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

JRCERT Reporting Requirements

Additional Information

Our Health and Public Safety programs are required to report additional information to prospective students, including certification exams, licensure, program completion rates, etc. You can find this information in the documents below:

Program Contact

Katie Steele
Clinical Coordinator, Radiography

Transfer Agreements

Grand Canyon University
University of WI - La Crosse
University of WI - Oshkosh

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