70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Code 10-526-1
The radiographer is a technologist who produces images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis of injuries and disease. In this program, learn to perform duties including positioning patients to acquire needed films, selecting appropriate X-ray exposure factors, aligning X-ray equipment, processing images photographically or electronically, and storing and retrieving images.
This is a Partnership Program
Waukesha County Technical College has a partnership agreement with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to offer the Radiography program. Through the partnership agreement, the “host” college (MATC) offers the program, but saves slots for students from WCTC and other cooperating colleges.
WCTC students who enroll in a partnership program may enroll in general education courses at WCTC. Most major coursework is taken at the host college. Clinical work will be performed either in the WCTC district or host college district, depending on the program of study. Students enrolled in this partnership program will graduate from Milwaukee Area Technical College, not WCTC.
How Long It Will Take
Students can complete the seven courses offered at WCTC in two semesters. Then, students continue coursework at MATC. This is a full-time program including four semesters, a six-week summer session and a six-week externship.
- You can begin this program in the fall semester.
- You will need to petition to the Radiography program in order to begin core courses.
How This Program Is Offered
WCTC’s courses are offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting.
What Makes This Program Unique
- This is a partnership with Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and allows for Waukesha County area students to gain access to the MATC Radiography program.
- Takes general education courses at WCTC, then all credits transfer to MATC (Milwaukee) to complete program courses.
- Upon program completion, be prepared to take the entry-level certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiography Technologists (ARRT).
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
This program is only available to WCTC district residents.
- Submit a paper application by fax to 262.691.5123, email or in person at the Admissions Office.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment (Reading and Writing).
- Schedule and attend a Program Planning Session.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2020 Start
- Submit application by March 30, 2020
- Complete checklist items by April 27, 2020
Spring 2020 Start
- This program cannot be started in spring.
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
For those applying for financial aid, apply online and use Milwaukee Area Technical College code 003866.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$53,000 – $73,000 annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
If you are a self-motivated problem solver with good organizational skills, radiography might be for you. Radiography techs must also pay attention to detail and have strong communication and people skills. They work closely with other members of the medical team and interact directly with patients, making them comfortable and positioning them for X-rays.
- Radiologic Technologist
- X-ray Technician