Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Students in radiography lab

About this program

Careers in the healthcare field are in-demand—and radiography is no exception. At Penn College, you’ll study how to harness the power of radiographic technology to improve patient care. An immersive hands-on experience, this fully-accredited program includes 1,500+ hours of training in clinical settings. Apply technical skills in our fully energized digital radiographic imaging suite and in guaranteed clinical rotations across three systems to ensure depth of experience. And when you become a registered radiographer, you will join other allied health professionals educated and experienced in the latest technical procedures requiring the use of X-rays and other imaging modalities for the diagnosis of medical conditions.

Acceptance in this major is based upon additional requirements beyond College admission.

Cohort size may vary based on clinical site availability and alignment with accreditation requirements. Students who are not selected into their desired program may be eligible for selection into another NHS program depending on seat availability. For additional information, please contact the appropriate program director.

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Overall Placement


Gain Experience by Performing 2,000+ Radiographic Exams


Growth Expected in this High-Demand Occupation through 2032


  • Acute healthcare settings
  • Mobile imaging
  • Physician offices
  • Surgeon offices
  • Specialty clinics

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At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning I (RAD109)
  • Introduction to Medical Imaging (RAD108)
  • Radiography Practicum I (RAD105)
  • Basics of Medical Terminology (MTR104)
  • Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning II (RAD126)
  • Principles of Radiographic Exposure I (RAD119)
  • Radiation Protection & Biology (RAD124)
  • Radiography Practicum II (RAD118)
  • Summer Practicum I (RAD198)
  • Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning III (RAD220)
  • Principles of Radiographic Exposure II (RAD219)
  • Radiographic Equipment & Maintenance (RAD212)
  • Radiography Practicum III (RAD225)
  • Advanced Imaging Modalities (RAD234)
  • Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning IV (RAD236)
  • Cross Sectional Anatomy for Radiographers (RAD249)
  • Professional Seminar Review (RAD255)
  • Radiography Practicum IV (RAD251)
  • Pathology (RAD229)
  • Summer Practicum II (RAD298)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Survey (BIO103)
  • Introductory Physics (PHS112)
  • Imaging Physics (PHS222)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH123) or
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH181) or
  • Pre-Calculus (MTH191) or
  • Applied Calculus (MTH230) or
  • Calculus I (MTH240) or
  • Calculus II (MTH242)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • Interpersonal Communication (SPC201)
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Take a walk through the expansive radiography lab where you'll get hands-on experience with the latest technology and equipment just like you'll see in the real world.

Modern, Fully Equipped Lab

Modern, Fully Equipped Lab

Develop your skills in our state-of-the-art labs, featuring a fully energized digital radiographic imaging suite and a human phantom for true-to-life imaging experience.

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Saturday, October 59 AM - 3 PM


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Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

UPMC Susquehanna
Evangelical Community Hospital
Mount Nittany Medical Center
Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Medical Imaging Club

Medical Imaging Club

Enhance your college experience and professional knowledge through peer and public interaction. 

Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

Penn College News

Penn College student selected for society’s leadership program

Pennsylvania College of Technology student Kianna A. Rizzo, of Elysburg, is the third consecutive Penn College student to be selected for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ Student to Leadership Development Program. Each year, ASRT selects two students from each state for the three-year Student to Leadership Development Program.


Phillips Charitable Trust adds to Health Sciences lab equipment

A $50,000 gift from the Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Charitable Trust has helped Pennsylvania College of Technology purchase laboratory equipment for students in the School of Nursing & Health Sciences. A portion of the funding went toward a pediatric “phantom” for radiography students and the remainder aided in the purchase of a Super TORY S220 advanced newborn patient simulator for nursing students.


Radiography students hold Pink Out for breast cancer awareness

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s radiography program celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 18 with a show of pink – the color designated for bringing attention to breast cancer and early detection of the disease. Earning a degree in radiography is the first step to becoming a mammographer (a mammogram is an X-ray that allows a radiologist to examine the breast tissue for any suspicious areas) – one of several advanced modalities in the medical imaging field.

Gain global experience
Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Clinical Experience

Your knowledge in practice

With 1,500+ hours of experience in the clinical setting, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running upon graduation.

Dual Degree

Take two

Healthcare Leadership & Administration

Healthcare Leadership & Administration

Students who have earned an associate’s degree from Penn College in radiography are eligible to pursue a bachelor’s degree in healthcare leadership & administration. Students currently enrolled in the radiography program may work with their advisor to declare this major as dual degree, taking both radiography courses and healthcare leadership & administration courses simultaneously. Proof of the appropriate credential or associate degree in radiography will be required to be eligible for graduation in the healthcare leadership & administration major.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Routine learning experience leads to remarkable history lesson

Routine learning experience leads to remarkable history lesson

Jennifer Nicholson, a radiography student, finding common ground with a patient she met during a clinical experience at a local hospital, made a trip to New York City that she’ll likely never forget. Nor will the World War II veteran she accompanied.

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The Radiography major is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300; ; email:

View Radiography Accreditation & Outcomes Information

More Information

The Radiography major is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300;; email:

Accrediting Documentation:

View Radiography Accreditation & Outcomes Information which includes

  • Program Effectiveness Data as reported to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Accreditation Award Letter
  • Program Mission Statement, Assessment Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

In compliance with JRCERT Accreditation Standard 1.6, the Pennsylvania College of Technology radiography program posts the pass rates of the National Registry exams, job placement rates, and in-program attrition/retention. All information is verifiable and consistent with the program's JRCERT annual report. See results.

Anyone desiring entrance into this major must first gain admission to Penn College. Acceptance into this selective admission major is based upon additional requirements beyond College admission. Details are available on the Selective Admission Criteria and Process webpage. Due to federal guidelines, students under the age of 18 will not be allowed to begin clinical education.

All students are required to maintain a cumulative graduation GPA of 2.0 or higher to remain in the major. In addition, all students must earn a “C” (2.0) or higher in all RAD, MTH, and BIO courses and PHS222. If a lower grade is earned in any of these courses, the course must be repeated. The following grading system is applied to all radiography (RAD) courses in this major. There is no rounding of grades:

A = 90-100
B = 80-89.99
C = 75-79.99
F = 74.99 and below

Child abuse clearances and criminal background checks are required for this major as established by clinical affiliation agreements. Agencies can prohibit students from participating in clinical experiences at their sites if a criminal record exists or a positive drug test is noted. By virtue of contract for Pennsylvania College of Technology students to be at clinical sites, agencies have the right to ask for random drug testing. Inability to complete clinical, fieldwork, or intern educational experiences will result in the inability to meet course and program outcomes. For additional clarification, students can speak with their program director.

PLEASE NOTE: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.), the organization through which certification is obtained upon completion of the Radiography program at Pennsylvania College of Technology, reserves the right to refuse registration/licensure to those individuals who have been charged or convicted of certain types of crimes. The ARRT may deny a person who has previously passed a criminal background check required at this school for clinical purposes. If you have ever been charged or convicted of a crime, even if adjudicated, it is strongly recommended that you contact ARRT to have your situation evaluated prior to starting your education to ensure you will be permitted to sit for the registry. Students can contact their program director or contact ARRT at: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155, (615) 687-0048,

Penn College complies with the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. 

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

The radiography program’s faculty and staff are committed to helping students succeed academically. Additionally, students requiring assistance have a number of resources and locations across campus to which they can turn:

Students accepted into the Radiography major will incur expenses for instruments, uniforms, malpractice insurance, clearances and certifications, etc. See the complete list.

The radiography program at Pennsylvania College of Technology meets the didactic and clinical competency requirements for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification examination and Radiologic Technology credential, which meets the requirements for the state of Pennsylvania. The College has not determined if the program meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory or the District of Columbia where state licensure is required. However, the ARRT exam scores and/or credentials are accepted by most states for licensure. Students intending to seek employment in a state other than Pennsylvania are asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of that state.

  • Ms. Kelly Beadle, BRST, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)MRSO (MRSC), Technologist, GMC
  • John Becker, D.O., Physician, Susquehanna Imaging Associates, Inc.
  • Mr. Larry L Garman, Jr., RT (R) (CT) ARRT, Imaging Services Manager, Mount Nittany Medical Center
  • Ms. Tracy L Gray, '00, '03, Radiology Supervisor, Mount Nittany Medical Center
  • Ms. Lori A Kepner, B.S., R.T. (R), '92, Diagnostic Clinical Specialist, Imaging, UPMC Susquehanna
  • Mr. Herman Krug, Supplies Sales Rep, Alpha Medical Equipment
  • Ms. Christine L Mattiuz, Radiology Manager, Geisinger Medical Center
  • Mr. Jeffrey Nolter, Imaging Operations Manager, Evangelical Community Hospital
  • Elizabeth Sasser, M.S., R.T. (R) (M), Program Director - Radiologic Technology, HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College
  • Mr. David W Stanley, B.S., R.T., (R)(MR), '82, Product Specialist, GE Healthcare
  • Ms. Loni Thomas, R.T.(R)(N)(M), '02, Lead Technologist Radiology, UPMC Lock Haven Hospital
  • Erin Yost, '08, Diagnostic Clinical Specialist, UPMC Williamsport
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