Radiologic Technology

Requirements and Details

The radiologic technology program focuses on general radiography. Training in sonography (ultrasound imaging) is done in dedicated sonography programs (not at St. Cloud State). The St. Cloud State radiologic technology program does not include any clinical training in sonography (ultrasound imaging).

The Bachelor of Science degree in radiologic technology requires a prescribed curriculum and clinical course work at an affiliated hospital.

U. S. citizenship or permanent residency status is required for all students in this major.

Important note: the “admission and program requirements” given in the university catalog are not requirements needed for admission to St. Cloud State. They are requirements for students who are already enrolled in classes at St. Cloud State. We offer all of the required classes here. You don’t have to take any classes before you come to St. Cloud State.

During the first two years, students take science courses and liberal education courses at St. Cloud State. The clinical radiologic courses are taken during the last two years and are completed at one of St. Cloud State's clinical affiliates. This is called the clinical internship phase (or sometimes the clinical phase) and the courses in it prepare students to take the national certification examination in radiologic technology as well as fulfill the graduation requirements for the bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology from St. Cloud State.

This major requires job shadowing (PDF) (done as a college student — after high school graduation and after the first day of classes in the fall of the first year at St. Cloud State) that can be done at any hospital or clinic that does x-ray imaging. The traditional way to do this is to contact the diagnostic imaging departments of hospitals close to where you live and ask them if you can do the job shadowing there. See also the “Frequently Asked Questions” section.

Admission to St. Cloud State does not guarantee a clinical internship. Acceptance to clinical internships is competitive and is based on criteria set by the hospital affiliates. All of the on-campus pre-clinical requirements should be completed by May of the year in which the clinical phase begins.

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