The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Radiologic Technology Program covers the professional/clinical training portion of the Radiologic Technology sub-major. Admittance into the professional/clinical training portion is competitive and not guaranteed.

This program is rigorous, labor intensive, and requires more time and commitment than many other areas of study. Clinical radiography courses require 100 hours of direct clinical experience per credit hour. This time does not include what is required for travel, clinical preparation at the assigned clinical site or study prior to and after clinical experiences. You are expected to be available for learning experiences Monday through Saturday, throughout the academic year. You are strongly encouraged to limit employment and/or involvement in non-student related activities. Taking on too many responsibilities increases your risk of failure in the program.

Radiologic Technology Student Handbook (PDF)

Radiologic Technology Academic Calendar (PDF)

The Radiology Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

The maximum duration that may be awarded by the JRCERT in this category is 8 years. The continuing accreditation status of the program was considered at the November 16, 2018 meeting of the JRCERT. The program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography. The JRCERT awarded the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Radiologic Technology Program accreditation for a period of 8 years.

Mission Statement

The UW-Milwaukee Radiologic Technology Program is dedicated to the preparation of students who are competent in the entry-level employment skills of a radiologic technologist. It is our goal to provide the student with the necessary clinical and academic experiences to enable them to successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification examination. As part of our mission, we impress upon the student how these goals are met while preserving the dignity of every person with compassion and care of the highest standard.

Radiologic Technology Program Objectives

As part of our educational commitment to the student and with continuous quality improvement as our basis, the Radiologic Technology Program is designed to:

  1. Provide a program of instruction which will produce a radiographer capable of meeting the health care needs of the community and society.
  2. Provide the necessary practical and didactic education which will enable the student to compete in the job market.
  3. Prepare future radiographers to work in a wide variety of settings by educating them in sound principles and techniques in all areas of the imaging department.
  4. Provide instruction, evaluation and counseling in order that the student can achieve the objectives as defined for each clinical section.
  5. Provide safety guidelines to be followed, including universal precautions and radiation protection.
  6. Develop an understanding of professional ethics.
  7. Develop the foundation for the student to advance on the career ladder and continue professional growth, if desired.
  8. Provide an understanding that the patient is the primary reason for the existence of the radiography department and its personnel.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: The student will be clinically competent

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate accurate patient positioning.
  • Students will display age specific patient care.
  • Students will exercise appropriate radiation protection.

Goal 2: The student will communicate effectively

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will communicate appropriately with patients of all ages.
  • Students will effectively communicate with members of the health care team.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving in the clinical setting

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will modify routine radiographic positioning for trauma patients.
  • Students will adjust technical factors for non-routine patients.
  • Students will be proficient at analyzing and critiquing radiographic images for acceptance.

Goal 4: Students will develop professionally

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will possess an understanding of ethical standards in health care.
  • Students will demonstrate professional behaviors.
  • Students will be prepared for employment as a radiologic technologist.

Goal 5: The program will be effective

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students who enroll in the program will complete it.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
  • Graduates will pass the ARRT national registry on the first attempt.
  • Graduates will have scores higher than the national average on the ARRT national registry exam.
  • Of those pursuing employment, graduates will obtain medical imaging positions within 12 months post-graduation.

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.

2020 Program Effectiveness Data (PDF)