UC Blue Ash College

Bachelor of Radiologic Imaging Technology

Radiologic technologists (radiographers) are health professionals qualified to perform radiographic examinations ordered by licensed practitioners such as physicians, chiropractors, etc. Radiographers are responsible for the creation of medical x-ray images, the operation of radiologic equipment and the care of patients. They must also be prepared to recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate lifesaving first aid. The radiographer is ultimately responsible for providing the highest quality images with the lowest radiation exposure to the patient.

Education for radiologic technologists is rigorous and includes classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The program and the profession are physically and mentally demanding. The clinical and classroom experiences require approximately 40 hours of participation per week. This experience is primarily during the day; however, some evening experience is also required.

Please be aware that this is an accelerated 3-year baccalaureate degree that includes 8 semesters of courses taken consecutively for 13-16 credit hours per semester. 

Where It Will Take You

Begin your career as a Radiologic Technologist as soon as you complete your degree. You will possess the knowledge, communication skills, and critical thinking skills to properly operate complex medical equipment.

Radiologic Technologists routinely work with other members of the health care team as well as patients and family members. They explain procedures to patients, position patients for exams, ensure proper equipment function, acquire medical images, evaluate image quality, and assist physicians during radiologic imaging procedures.

Selective Admissions

The Radiologic Imaging Technology Program admits students through a selective admissions process. Students need to declare the major of Pre-Health Professions-with interest in Radiologic Imaging Technology (RIT). Upon meeting selective admissions requirements, students may apply to the Radiologic Imaging Technology program. Learn more about that process and being admitted to the Radiologic Technology program at UC Blue Ash College.

You can also learn more about the program through our periodic information sessions. Get the details on all of the upcoming Radiologic Technology information sessions.

Inclusivity Statement

The UCBA Radiologic Imaging Technology program values inclusivity and aims to grow a welcoming and inclusive community where all are respected and feel a sense of belonging. We purposely take steps to increase interconnectedness within our professional practice. We embrace open-mindedness, and, as a result, our viewpoints are enriched, and our community strengthened. Radiologic technologists work with diverse patients and health care professionals. One needs to value inclusivity and practice cultural humility to be a successful radologic technologist.

Additional Information

Estimated Program Costs
Item Semester and Year Cost
Healthcare provider CPR 2-year certification (from American Heart Association) Summer first year $100
Drug screen and background check Summer first year and as requested $100
Uniforms, shoes and lead markers Fall second year $325
ARRT exam fee Spring third year $200
Diploma Spring third year $50
State license, Ohio Spring third year $40
Textbooks and educational resources (entire program)   $3,500
Travel expenses to clinical sites, depending on distance from residence (entire program)   approx. $700
Non-tuition cost sub-total   $5,015
Grade Scale
Letter Grade Percentage Range
A 96.0 - 100%
A- 92 - 95.9%
B+ 89.0 - 91.9%
B 86.0 - 88.9%
B- 84.0 – 85.9%
C+ 82.0 – 83.9%
C 80 - 81.9%
Not Passing Less than 80.0%

Not meeting program and clinical education setting requirements may result in denial to begin or dismissal from the program. Accepted applicants who do not comply or have not complied in the past with state and/or Federal laws (with the exception of speeding and parking violations) or who violate academic honor codes must be investigated by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to determine program eligibility. An ethics review pre-application must be submitted to the ARRT prior to the start of Fall semester to determine continuing in the program.

Students accepted to the program can voluntarily notify the program director regarding pregnancy so that additional radiation protection measures can be taken. Students may also voluntarily undeclare pregnancy. Radiation protection policies and program extension policies that affect pregnant students are available from the program director upon request.

The Radiologic Technology Program at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT awarded the Radiologic Technology Program at UC Blue Ash an eight-year accreditation status.

Resources

Contact Information

Allied Health Department
UC Blue Ash College
513-558-7928
ucbaalhdept@uc.edu