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The Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program provides education on basic skills, competencies, and safety to prepare students for positions in clinical departments in diagnostic imaging. A radiologic technologist assistant (TA) provides support to the radiologic technologist and imaging department.


  • Proof of diploma or GED certificate (preferably individuals of ages 17 to 21)
  • Interest in pursuing a career in health care, especially radiology 
  • Valid CPR card 
  • Background check and immunization

Program Information

  • Class dates: 2 days in late June
  • Clinic practice: 8 weeks, Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 45-minute lunch break

Program Completion Requirements

  • Students must successfully pass all clinical practicums. 
  • Attendance is mandatory. Any missed clinical time will need to be made up before certificate is awarded.
  • A certificate will be awarded to those candidates successfully completed the program.

Job Responsibilities

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting technologist and/or radiologist during imaging procedure
  • Transporting patients
  • Identifying and assisting patients before and during imaging procedure
  • Answering questions
  • Preparing imaging room and equipment including supplies for imaging procedure
  • Observing safety rules
  • Working with various hospital information systems
  • Ordering and stocking supplies
  • Each department may have additional tasks that may be unique to that department. These additional tasks/responsibilities will include an on-the-job training program once hired for a technologist assistant position. 

Departments where Employed

Radiologic technologist assistants are employed in many hospital departments. These may include:

  • Computed Tomography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Successful completion of MRI Screening form is required)
  • Mammography

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