Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)

Program Introduction

This nationally accredited associate degree program teaches students how to perform medical imaging procedures. Medical imaging is a branch of health care delivery that utilizes x-rays and other energy forms to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

Through a blend of classroom education at the university and clinical education at a hospital, students learn radiographic equipment operation, patient positioning and procedures, radiation safety and methods of patient care.

Graduates may also choose to gain additional education in other areas of medical imaging to become multi-skilled practitioners. The Salem Campus also offers a Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology (BRIT) degree that offers concentrations in Computed Tomography (CT), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Radiation Therapy (RTH).  

This Program Is Right For You If

  • You are passionate about taking care of people.
  • You are looking for a rewarding career that is technology-based, challenging, and offers advancement opportunities.
  • You are detail-oriented and enjoy learning, especially in science-related content.

This Program Will Teach You To

  • Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills effectively in the practice of radiologic technology.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form with patients families and members of the health care team.
  • Perform radiographic procedures successfully and consistent with entry-level requirements of a registered radiologic technologist.
  • Determine the value of professional growth and development and to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

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How to Apply to Radiologic Technology

The associate degree radiology program has a Three-step application process:

  1.  Apply online to Kent State University. Select the Salem campus and choose the Radiologic Technology major.
  2. Complete the Radiologic Technology Application.  Applications for the Summer 2024 start have now closed. For more information please view the program information packet or contact Sherry DeWitt,, 330-337-4227
  3. Complete Basic Skills Assessment Testing (Accuplacer & ALEKS Testing). Prior to program acceptance, applicants must demonstrate competence for college level coursework in reading, writing and math.

Note: Admission into the radiologic technology program is highly competitive and is not guaranteed.


Accreditation of the Kent State Salem Radiologic Technology Program

The program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and follows The Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Technology.  The program received an eight year accreditation status in 2016. Next review in 2024.

JRCERT Accreditation of Kent State University – Salem Radiologic Technology Program

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

The radiography program is also accredited by the Ohio Department of Health.