Radiological Technology

Become a Radiologic Technologist
  • Student examining an X-ray of a foot on a computer screen
  • Radiological Technology student X-raying a classmate's back
  • Male student working with radiological technology equipment

Applications are opened from January 19th to May 31st for fall acceptance. For more information, read Admission to the Program.

Attend our live Radiology Q&A Session Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM to have your questions answered. (password: radtech)

Radiologic technologists use x-ray equipment to create images of the internal body to diagnose injury and disease. Their services are performed at the request and under the supervision of a physician. They may perform basic radiographic duties independently or may assist physicians in more complex radiologic situations.

The average salary for a newly graduated Radiologic Technologist ranges from $30,000 to $50,000 depending on hours, benefits, and location. Employment may occur in hospitals, outpatient clinics, surgery centers, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare facilities where medical imaging is done. Opportunities for modality cross-training and continuing education with a Bachelor of Science degree, Radiologist Assistant Post Baccalaureate Certificate, or a Master of Science degree all exist for a Radiologic Technologist.

Information Sessions

Due to the Covid-19 quarantine, the remainder of Radiological Tech Program Information Sessions are canceled on campus.

This information session video will guide you through the admission steps and explain what to expect from the program.


The North Central Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is currently seeking programmatic accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The NCTC Radiology Program is recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The completion rate for the radiology program at NCTC (2014-2018) is 81.3%.

The most recent five-year (2013-2017) pass rate for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) exam is 89.2%.

Associate of Applied Science in Radiology

The NCTC Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year, 60-hour curriculum leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree that prepares students to assume the role of a radiologic technologist, sometimes called rad tech or x-ray tech. The NCTC Faculty members are educationally qualified and come with a variety of clinical expertise. This allows for a creative learning environment to train competent, well-rounded, professional radiologic technologists with high job market demand.

The Radiological Technology Program will accept a maximum of 18-20 students each fall semester.

The North Central Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Radiology Program is recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.


Radiology Students with X-ray

The Radiology program is offered on the Gainesville Campus of North Central Texas College. Students attend classes on campus as well as clinical training at area hospitals. Semester breaks adhere to the regular college calendar. The curriculum consists of classroom lecture, skills lab, and clinical practicum components.

The Radiologic Technology program provides classroom instruction as well as supervised clinical experiences that assists students in acquiring the knowledge and skills to function as beginning practitioners of radiography. Clinical experience will be conducted at area hospitals.

After successful completion of all program requirements, students will be qualified to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Those who pass the examination are issued certificates which confer the right to use the title "Registered Technologist in Radiography" and its abbreviation "R.T. (R), ARRT" after their names. Additionally, graduates may be eligible for licensure by the Texas Medical Board as a Medical Radiologic Technologist.

Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Barbara Quinlan
Department Assistant, Allied Health
(940) 668-3391

Leslie Appling
Program Director, Radiology
(940) 668-3392