UC Blue Ash College

Radiologic Technology FAQs

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Have questions about the Rad Tech program? We've compiled a few of the most commonly asked questions and answers for your convenience below.

Unfortunately, the University of Cincinnati does not have an ultrasound program.

Radiologic technology admits students through a selective admissions process. Most students come in as pre health professions (PHLP) majors and then apply for the radiologic technology program.

No! The program admits students through a selective admissions process. Get the full details on the Selective Admissions process.

No, this program is primarily taught face-to-face in the classroom with a few courses delivered in the hybrid format (partially online and partially face-to-face).

No, the program is very time intensive (40 hours per week participation including on-site clinical work at local hospitals).

No, the program is primarily full-time Monday through Friday during the day.

Students are strongly discouraged from attempting to work more than a light part-time job.

Once officially accepted into the RDTN program, it consists of five consecutive semesters.

The program offers information sessions throughout the year so prospective students can meet with program faculty and staff, ask questions about the program and find more out about the career. Information sessions are open to everyone and no RSVP is required. Students receive credit during the application process for attending an information session.

After you have confirmed your acceptance to the college and had your official transcripts sent from your previous college/s, then you should schedule into a group advising session via Starfish.

Only students accepted through the selective admissions process are allowed to take radiologic technology classes.

The selective admissions application window for the following fall semester is open one time per year from January to March 1. Check the Admissions page for the specific dates.

No, it is a separate program. Information about the Pre- Advanced Medical Imaging program offered on the UC Blue Ash campus can be found at the Medical Imaging Information page.

No, it is a completion program for certified medical imaging and radiation therapy technologists to take.

A radiographer is a trained professional who has passed a national certification exam and can perform diagnostic x-rays on patients using a variety of radiating generating equipment. Radiographers may utilize materials visible by x-rays to highlight certain areas of the body not normally seen. These materials may be introduced into the body via any orifice or via an IV. Radiographers must be able to care for patients, understand and calculate technical factors used in generating radiation, administer medications, move and manipulate patients and heavy equipment, stand and walk for long periods of time, and be able to communicate well with others. A radiographer is also referred to as a radiologic technologist. A radiographer is NOT a radiation therapist who treats patients with radiation or a sonographer who utilizes ultrasound technology.

No, a Radiographer is NOT a Radiologist. Radiologists are physicians who have completed medical school and then specialized in radiology through extensive internships and fellowships.

You do not need the placement test if your courses meet or exceed the minimum requirements for application to the program.

No, you can take your prerequisite classes and general education classes at any UC college where they are offered, including Clermont and the College of Arts and Sciences. You must take all radiologic technology (RDTN designation) at the Blue Ash Campus.

Prospective students should initially meet in person with an Academic Advisor via the group advising session. Students should continue to make contact with their advisor each term either in person or via email to confirm your plans for the upcoming semester.

Yes, the student is required to submit to a drug test.

Yes, the student is required to submit to a background check.

Determinations for clinical placements are made by the clinical sites on a case by case basis. The program does not make this decision. An ARRT pre-ethics review will be required for any background check and/or drug screen that is not clean.


Contact Information

Muntz Hall | Room 140
LuAnna Schwaeble
Program Coordinator
Phone: 513-936-1631
Email: luanna.schwaeble@uc.edu