Radiologic technology

Radiologic Technology

Training skilled health care professionals.

To be a true professional in the world of health care, it takes more than technical skills. It takes perspective—the kind of perspective that comes from a well-rounded learning experience with a liberal arts core. At Marian, that’s exactly the kind of experience graduates of our radiologic technology program have benefited from for decades.

Program Information

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by JRCERT and upholds the professional standards required of all Radiologic Technology programs nationwide.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Marian University's Radiologic Technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and enhances quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational program. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography.

The JRCERT has established the "Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography" by which the program's educational policies and procedures must meet in order to verify
compliance and be in good standing with the JRCERT. The "Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography" can be found at or by contacting the JRCERT at:

20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

Students have the right to submit allegations against a JRCERT accredited program if there is reason to believe that the program has acted contrary to JRCERT accreditation standards or that conditions at the program appear to jeopardize the quality of instruction or the general welfare of its students.

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission .

Radiologic Technology Mission Statement:

Within a faith-based university, Marian University Radiologic Technology Program prepares students at an entry level, to provide radiologic services with an emphasis on quality patient care and technical competency, leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology. The Radiologic Technology Program provides students practicum experience in advanced imaging modalities that enhances their clinical education and professional opportunities.

Originated 5/12; Reviewed 6/13; 6/14, Revised 6/15, 1/16

Student Learning Outcomes

The following are the student learning goals and associated outcomes of the program:

Goal: Students will graduate as a clinically competent radiographer
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will apply appropriate radiation protection practices.
• Students will apply appropriate positioning skills.
• Students/graduates will select appropriate technical factors.

Goal: Students will utilize critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will evaluate a radiograph for diagnostic quality.
• Students will access the patient and have the ability to adapt to non-routine situations/ability to adjust exam for patient condition.

Goal: Students/graduates will communicate effectively
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will be able to orally relate/interact with patients.
• Students/graduates will demonstrate proper communication skills in the written form.

Goal: Students/graduates will demonstrate the importance of professional growth and development
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students/graduates will be able to demonstrate professional values in the clinical setting.
• Students/graduates will exhibit involvement in educational advancement as a radiographer.

Program Effectiveness Data and Outcomes

The following is the program goal and associated outcomes. The yearly results and five year average for the first, fourth and fifth outcome can be found under the Program Effectiveness Data link.

Goal: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.
Program Outcomes:
• Students will pass the ARRT Registry on the first attempt within 6 months of graduation.
• Employer’s attitude regarding rehiring the graduate if given a second chance.
• Alumni’s satisfaction regarding being prepared with entry-level skills.
• Of those seeking employment, students will be gainfully employed within 12 months of graduation.
• Students that begin the program will graduate from the program.

The Program
The radiologic technology program at Marian was one of the first in the state offering the Bachelor of Science degree, and involves a carefully crafted curriculum that integrates extensive hands-on learning with a valuable liberal arts core. Your first two years will be spent in those liberal arts courses at Marian University, followed by two years studying radiologic technology theory and applying that knowledge in clinical settings working with patients.

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements, including School of Nursing and Health Professions course requirements (48-51 credits): BIO 100; CHE 103; COM 302; MAT 114; PHI 220; PSY 105.

17 credits:
BIO 205 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 5 cr.
BIO 220 Introduction to Medical Terminology, 2 cr.
NRS 365 Health Care Informatics, 2 cr.
PHS 211 Elementary Physics, 5 cr.
SWK 422 Law and the Helping Professions, 3 cr.

60 credits:
Upon completion of the required Marian University courses, students complete their degree requirements through enrollment in an accredited clinical program. Students must apply and be accepted into a program; acceptance is not guaranteed. Once accepted, students complete a total of 60 credits; distinction between Marian's own program (offered at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis.) and affiliate options are provided below.

Mercy Medical Center
Students who have applied and are accepted by Marian's own radiologic technology program follow the two-year professional training curriculum outlined below.

60 credits:
RAD 301 Fundamentals of Radiologic Science and Healthcare, 0 cr.
RAD 311 Patient Care in the Radiologic Sciences, 3 cr. (2 theory, 1 lab)
RAD 312 Principles of Radiographic Imaging, 4 cr.
RAD 313 Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis I, 8 cr. (6 theory, 2 lab)
RAD 314 Radiologic Practicum I, 1 cr.
RAD 321 Radiologic Practicum II, 1 cr.
RAD 331 Principles of Radiation Protection and Radiobiology, 3 cr.
RAD 332 Principles of Radiologic Physics, 3 cr.
RAD 333 Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis II, 4 cr. (3 theory, 1 lab)
RAD 334 Radiologic Practicum III, 2 cr.
RAD 441 Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis III, 3 cr. (2 theory, 1 lab)
RAD 442 Radiologic Practicum IV, 3 cr.
RAD 451 Principles of Specialized Radiographic Modalities and Pharmacology, 4 cr.
RAD 452 Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis IV, 6 cr. (5 theory, 1 lab)
RAD 453 Radiologic Practicum V, 2 cr.
RAD 461 Radiologic Practicum VI, 1 cr.
RAD 471 Radiologic Pathophysiology, 3 cr.
RAD 472 Ethics and Law in Radiologic Sciences, 1 cr.
RAD 473 Imaging Equipment and Quality Control, 2 cr.
RAD 474 Radiologic Practicum VII, 1 cr.
RAD 475 Radiologic Practicum VIII, 1 cr.
RAD 476 Senior Capstone, 4 cr.

Affiliate clinical programs
Students may also choose to apply to Marian's affiliate clinical programs. Students who are accepted into an affiliate program register for courses to maintain continuous enrollment at Marian University and to indicate their progress in their off-campus training. Course numbers and sequence vary by clinical program.

60 credits:
RAD 375 Radiologic Technology Clinical I, 6 cr.
RAD 380 Radiologic Technology Clinical II, 12 cr.
RAD 390 Radiologic Technology Clinical III, 12 cr.
RAD 395 Radiologic Technology Clinical IV, 6 cr.
RAD 400 Radiologic Technology Clinical V, 12 cr.
RAD 410 Radiologic Technology Clinical VI, 12 cr.
RAD 415 Radiologic Technology Clinical VII, 6 cr.
RAD 420 Radiologic Technology Clinical VIII, 15 cr.
RAD 430 Radiologic Technology Clinical IX, 15 cr.

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

As a student in the program you’ll enjoy exceptional facilities, working with the kinds of technology and resources that mirror what’s used in real-world health care settings. The program is housed at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis., which is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Classroom learning is enhanced by quality clinical experiences at a variety of hospitals and clinics in the Fox Valley region.


Brian Joachim, M.S., R.T.R
Assistant Professor/Program Director
Telephone: (920) 223-0135

Tabitha Miller, M.S., R.T.R
Instructor/Clinical Coordinator
Telephone: (920) 223-0136

In the field of radiologic technology throughout the state, the Marian name commands respect. We’ve established a unique programmatic offering, in which we’ve partnered with other hospital-based radiologic certificate programs in Wisconsin for those students who desire to have a clinical experience in a larger urban setting. Students accepted into the program continue as Marian students and can pursue their Bachelor of Science degree at the end of the certificate program.

Admission Policies

The radiologic technology program has earned a truly esteemed reputation largely because of the success our graduates have achieved throughout Wisconsin. When you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ARRT national examination and, upon passage, will be granted the title of Radiologic Technologist – Registered (R.T., R.). In 2014, graduates of the radiologic technology program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the first attempt on the ARRT exam, and ranked in the 96th percentile across the nation. All of our 2014 graduates also found job placement within six months of graduation.

Fun Fact

77% of adult students self-report that they feel welcome at Marian University (Source: Noel-Levitz Adult Student Priorities Survey, April 2014).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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