Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program (TA)

Contact the Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program

Contact us through email at or by phone, by calling 401-606-8531.

Program Overview

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


To be eligible for the program you need:

  • Proof of diploma or GED certificate
  • Valid CPR card
  • Background check and immunization

General Information

  • Class capacity is 5 students.
  • Application submission will be available for four weeks or before if capacity is reached.
  • Selection will be made on a first come/first served basis.
  • The first five students to submit a completed application, proof of diploma or GED certificate, and valid CPR card will be admitted to the program.
  • Applications will not be held from year to year. Applicants must reapply each year to be eligible.
  • Accepted students will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Program Information

  • Class dates: 2 days in early March
  • Clinic practice: 5 weeks: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break.
  • Uniform: Navy blue scrubs (top and bottom). Students are expected to purchase their own uniform.

Program Completion Requirements

  • Successfully passing 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 and Information

  • 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 when the applicant is hired for a technologist assistant position

Departments where radiologic technologist assistants are employed include:

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