The radiologic technology A.A.S degree is delivered collaboratively through the UAF Community and Technical College, UAA Career and Technical College, and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Coursework and general education requirements can be completed in Fairbanks. Students are admitted to UAA for their radiologic technology courses on a competitive basis. The A.A.S degree is awarded by UAA.
About the Program
The radiologic technology program offers students the theory and clinical education to perform basic x-ray and imaging procedures. Course content is designed to allow students to be eligible to apply for national certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). A registered radiologic technologist is qualified to perform general radiological procedures and assist physicians in special procedures in hospitals, clinics, and physicians offices. A student who desires additional credentials in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound or other specialty areas may seek additional training.
The first semester combines theory and clinical practice. Some classes are offered by local faculty, others are delivered via audio conference by UAA faculty. Students will gain their clinical experience through laboratory work and practicum experiences at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Tanana Valley Clinic, and Bassett Army Hospital at Fort Wainwright. Students complete approximately 1200 clinical practicum hours during the course of their study.
The program consists of 26 credits of general education in a five semester sequence of radiologic technology classes. Three of the general education classes are prerequisites for admission to the program, the other general education classes may be taken concurrently with the radiology classes. Most students will choose to complete all or most of the general education classes prior to application for admission to the radiologic technology program.
The outlook for employment for radiologic technologists (RT), and particularly registered RTs, is excellent. In fact, both Alaska and the nation are experiencing a critical shortage of RTs. Although the state of Alaska does not currently require that RTs be licensed or registered, hospitals and clinics strongly prefer to hire those who are registered.
Admission to the Radiologic Technician program is competitive. Students will be considered after a completed application has been received, and will be ranked based on academic preparation, completion of prerequisite courses, written and oral communication skills, personal interview, and experience.
Students will apply to UAA for admission to the radiologic technology program after they have completed their prerequisite courses. Information about the admission process and the application packets are available from the allied health department at UAF Community and Technical College or by contacting the program coordinator.
Students who are accepted to the program will need to hold a current first aid/CPR card for professionals or BLS-credential, and demonstrate proof of immunizations (Rubella, Rubeola, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B). Freedom from tuberculosis must also be demonstrated.
James M. Barr, R.T.(R)
Radiologic Technology Program Advisor
Phone: (907) 458-5220
Fax: (907) 451-6181
2111 Cowles St. Fairbanks, AK
UAA Radiologic Technology
Robert E. McClung, M.S., R.T. (R)
Program Director, Medical Imaging Sciences
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, AHS 148L
Anchorage, AK 99508