This program was awarded accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology in the fourth quarter of 2018 for an accreditation length of eight years. The maximum duration that may be awarded by the JRCERT in this category is eight years.
The deadline for applications for the upcoming radiology class is March 1 of that year. Any applications received after this deadline will not be accepted. Please call the school at 719.365.6819 with any questions.
We have added a new clinical site for our program at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Aurora (metro Denver), Colorado. Students will be required to rotate through this clinical site for up to two semesters, 2 or 3 days per week. We are accepting applications from Denver-area prospective students who are open to driving to Colorado Springs 2-3 days per week for classes. Please call the school for more details.
Information Nights for prospective radiologic technology students
Dates for the class of 2020/2021:
Wednesday, November 11, 2020/ Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday, January 13, 2021/ Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions
Time and location: 6:30 to 8 p.m., UCHealth Memorial Administration Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado (northwest doors, Cuchara room)
This will be an informative meeting to give an overview of our radiologic technology school. We will cover all information needed to apply for admission. We will also have a question and answer session at the end of the program.
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Radiologic technologists use their knowledge of physics, human anatomy and physiology to create x-rays. The constant growth in this field has created many exciting career opportunities with competitive wage and benefits packages.
This accredited, hospital-based training program lasts 23 months and provides hands-on and classroom training. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. For more information, please email the school at email@example.com.
UCHealth School of Radiologic Technology – Memorial’s mission: “Dedicated to excellence in education, quality, and safety in diagnostic imaging, by providing compassionate and sensitive patient care, while preparing graduates for service and leadership roles in healthcare in the community.”
The school is under the direction of a specialized physician at UCHealth Memorial Hospital, who is also a full-time radiologist there. The professional radiology staff comprises the faculty of the school. Students of the school receive an extensive and varied education in the theory and practice of radiologic techniques. They are instructed in the basic sciences and are introduced to the practical aspects of radiologic technology under the supervision of the program director. Practical experience is gained by the student’s rotation through all sections of the department.
Statement of objective/learning outcomes
1. The student will be able to demonstrate clinical competence.
- Students will use proper positioning skills
- Students will practice patient safety
- Students will select proper technical factors
2. Students will demonstrate professional growth.
- Students will recognize the importance of being an advocate to the profession and participating in lifelong learning
3. Students will be able to communicate in the healthcare arena.
- Students will demonstrate good written skills
- Students will demonstrate good oral skills
4. The student will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Students will complete exams under changed conditions by acting appropriately with new knowledge
Accordingly, the educational program through the UCHealth Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is designed to meet the needs of those prepared to actively engage in the field of radiologic technology.
The School of Radiologic Technology is an integral part of the department of radiology at UCHealth Memorial Hospital. The program is approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is approved and regulated by the Division of Private Occupational Schools, Department of Higher Education. Credentialing exam pass rate, job placement and program completion rate can be viewed at the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology website.
For more information on the JRCERT please refer to the following:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago Illinois 60606-3182
First Year Students
(#) = credit hours
– First Semester –
- RTE 101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology/Patient Care I / (2)
- RTE 141 Principles of Exposure and Technique I / (3)
- RTE 121 Radiographic Procedures I/Lab/Film Critique I / (3)
- RTE 231 Radiation Biology / (3)
- RTE 181 Clinical Education I / (5)
Total credit hours (16)
– Second Semester –
- RTE Patient Care II / (2)
- RTE 142 Principles of Exposure and Technique II / (3)
- RTE 121 Radiographic Procedures I / Lab / Film Critique I (cont.)
- RTE 240 Radiation Physics I / (3)
- RTE 182 Clinical Education II / (5)
Total credit hours (13)
– Third Semester –
- RTE 122 Radiographic Procedures II / Lab / Film Critique II / (3)
- RTE 143 Exposure and Technique III / (3)
- MED 101 Medical Terminology / (3)
- RTE 183 Clinical Education III / (8)
Total credit hours (17)
Second Year Students
– Fourth Semester –
- RTE 221 Radiographic Procedures, Lab & Image Evaluation IV / (3)
- RTE 232 Principles of Radiation Protection / (3)
- RTE 131 Radiographic Pathology I / (2)
- RTE 281 Clinical Education IV / (8)
Total credit hours (16)
– Fifth Semester –
- RTE 220 Radiographic Procedures, Lab & Image Evaluation III / (3)
- RTE 255 Cross-Sectional Anatomy/CT / (1)
- RTE 211 Patient Care III / (2)
- RTE 282 Clinical Education V / (8)
Total credit hours (14)
– Sixth Semester –
- RTE 241 Radiation Physics II / (3)
- RTE 132 Radiographic Pathology II / (2)
- RTE 289 Registry Review / (3)
- RTE 283 Clinical Education VI / (4)
Total credit hours (12)
–Total credit hours of program (88)
Students spend approximately 1,000 hours in clinical assignments each year. Classes are held between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
During the second year, students will complete some evening and weekend clinical rotations. These weekend and evening hours amount to approximately 5% of the total clinic hours. Clinical hours can be completed Sunday through Saturday, either during the day or evening, at the discretion of the school.
Tuition and expenses
Please click on the “Tuition and Fees” download for the most current information:
Information regarding financial assistance is available upon request. The school is approved for Veterans Benefits. The school does not participate in the CGSL Program (Title IV Funds).
Requirements for applicants
To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology, the student must complete the following prerequisites and complete the radiology program at UCHealth School of Radiologic Technology – Memorial:
- College Algebra, College English Composition, BIO 201 and BIO 202 (human anatomy and physiology with lab), and Psychology 101 (general psychology).
- Applicants must receive a final grade of “C” or better on all prerequisite courses to qualify.
- May take all of these prerequisite classes at Pikes Peak Community College if you want to receive the Associates Degree from this institution.
(additional classes accepted for additional points)
- Human Growth and Development, Interpersonal Communications, Introduction to Radiology, Pharmacology, Physics, other health-related courses, or a three-credit Medical Terminology course.
- Applicants must receive a final grade of “C” or better on all prerequisite courses to qualify.
In addition to the above prerequisites, the candidate must also submit the following materials along with a completed application to the school by March 1:
- All college transcripts.
- Three character reference letters sent directly to the school.
- Employment references from your last three places of employment. (Forms provided with application.)
- A one-page typed essay (150 words) typewritten as to why you wish to become an RT, how you became interested, what you wish to do once you have completed your training, and the qualities you feel you possess which will make you successful in this program/career.
- A placement test may be needed if credits are 10 years or older, A & P must be within 7 years. Call school for details.
- All applications must be submitted in their entirety before March 1, with the exception of school transcripts. Please submit all other forms at once.
- The Admissions Committee will review all completed applications, and the top 50 candidates with the highest total points, which are determined by GPA, courses, employer references, and patient care experience, will be contacted for an interview.
- After your interview, you will be informed in writing of your acceptance to the school. Those applicants not accepted will also receive notification.
- Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 1.
- .Workshops will begin mid-June.
The UCHealth School of Radiologic Technology – Memorial will perform background checks on all students accepted into the program. This will be at the expense of the student.
Candidates should be aware that any background findings may prevent eligibility to take the ARRT certification exam. Therefore, these candidates are advised to submit a pre-application to the ARRT Ethics Review Committee for review prior to enrolling in the program.
- The pre-application form and associated fee can be found at this web address.
- We do not have an advanced placement program.
For more information or to apply:
- Write to UCHealth Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, 1400 East Boulder, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909, or
- Email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Call the school at 719.365.6819 (phone directory).
UCHealth School of Radiologic Technology – Memorial offers a two-year (23-month) Associate in Applied Science, which is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. You may access information about our program’s validity on the Internet by entering www.jrcert.org in your web browser. Also, a copy of The Standards for an Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences is available for review, upon request, in the program director’s office. The school is accredited for 27 students per year for a total of 54. The School is approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans Benefits, and approved and regulated by the Division of Private Occupational Schools, Colorado Department of Higher Education. After satisfactory completion of the prescribed training, the student is eligible for the examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology. The processing fee for this examination is the responsibility of the student.
Frequently Asked Questions
The 9-month MRI program runs from February to October. We offer the CT program twice a year, in the fall and spring. The 6-month CT program will be from August to December and January to May. Actual start and end dates are TBD. Please see the CT or MRI fact sheets below for updated program information and costs.
- CT completed applications are due by June 15 for the August start date and October 15 for the January start date. The school will notify the applicant if they have been selected for an interview by June 30 or October 30.
- MRI completed applications are due by December 15 for the February start date. The school will notify the applicant if they have been selected for an interview by December 30.
UCHealth Hospital School of Radiologic Technology – Memorial offers a comprehensive CT and MRI course. These courses are only open to ARRT-registered technologists who have graduated from an accredited radiology program. The courses can include both class and clinic for UCHealth Memorial or Centura employees. Students from outside sites may need to provide their own clinical site. These courses will prepare the student to sit for the ARRT registry in CT or MRI.
Please call the school at 719.365.8291 for more information.