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Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Science Technology


Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging procedures such as x-ray, MRI and CT. The radiologic science technology associate degree program at COTC combines extensive classroom, laboratory and clinical learning situations to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely practice radiology.

Why choose COTC?

Students in the radiologic science technology program can expect:

  • 100% pass rate on national credentialing examination among previous classes
  • Hands-on training and specialized skill development
  • Two fully energized campus radiology laboratories and digital imaging equipment
  • High success in job placement and employment among graduates
  • Consistently demonstrated ability among graduates to advance within the field
  • Technical electives in CT, MRI or vascular intervention/surgical radiology
  • Multiple clinical rotations provide diverse experience with patients and resources

COTC DMS/RAD Alumni Degree Completion

COTC DMS and radiologic science technology graduates now have the opportunity to complete an AS to BS completely online through a partnership with The Ohio State University. Students can continue their education, completely online, through coursework specializing in management principles and strategies, human resources for health care, administration and quality management.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I applied to COTC. Is that the same as applying to the radiologic science technology program?

No. The radiologic science technology program is a competitive, selective healthcare program. Students first apply to COTC (the college) and indicate interest in a health technologies program (or apply to a pre-health track). Then students complete a separate application to apply to the radiologic science technology program.

How do I learn about the application process for the radiologic science technology program?

Students interested in the radiologic science technology program must register and attend an information meeting.

What are the requirements to apply to the radiologic science technology program?

Prerequisite classes must be taken 

There are classes students must take, have taken or have been awarded transfer credit for before they can apply to the radiologic science technology program:

  • Math 140 or college equivalent
  • A full unit of high school biology or Intro to Biology
  • High school chemistry or Intro to Chemistry Principles,
  • Or higher college equivalents
  • Or approved COTC transfer credit for Anatomy & Physiology I

Students who have taken the courses or receive transfer credit for the courses must have gotten a grade C or higher. 

Students can also review a radiologic science technology application checklist.


Students must complete an ATI TEAS exam before applying to the radiologic science technology program.  Students must create an account to register. 

There is also a fee students must pay to take the ATI TEAS test, so we highly recommend students prepare for the exam and take advantage of test prep materials. Students can re-test if they choose. 

ATI TEAS exam scores are good for 12 months, and the most recent score will be the one considered as part of a student’s radiologic science technology application.

When are applications for the radiologic science technology program available/due?

Applications are typically available in late March each year. The deadline to apply to the radiologic science technology program is May 15 each year. May 15, 2021 is a Saturday. Please make arrangements to meet with an Advisor for the application before close of business, 5 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2021.

Are there additional requirements if I’m accepted into the radiologic science technology program?


Students must have a CPR—American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Certificate for clinical sites upon being selected into the program.

Background check

Students must get an FBI background check upon acceptance into the radiologic science technology program.

An FBI background check must be sent directly to COTC from a fingerprinting agency, or students can get an FBI background check at the Department of Public Safety located in the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center on the Newark Campus.

Students who want to get their background check completed through COTC must pay online first and present their receipt to the Department of Public Safety

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study.

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students will be required to take classes on campus for the radiologic science technology program. Some general education courses may be available online, but students should plan to be on campus to use equipment and engage in hands-on learning.

Are there any organizations on campus related to the radiologic science technology program?

Radiologic Technology Student Organization

There is a student organization for the radiologic science technology program to promote professionalism and involvement within professional societies/organizations. Advisor: Whitney Reese

Lambda Nu National Honor Society

Lambda Nu is the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. The chapter fosters academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, promotes research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences, and recognizes exemplary scholarship. Advisor: Whitney Reese

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

COTC awards more than $1 million in scholarships to students each year.

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email

Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete the associate degree?

Yes. Students interested in continuing their education to pursue a bachelor’s degree can consider transferring to a four-year college or university. COTC has a transfer agreement with:

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started. 


Radiologic Science Technology — Statement of Purpose and Outcomes

Statement of Purpose

Mission Statement

The mission of the radiographic technology program at Central Ohio Technical College is to prepare qualified imaging technologists who practice ethically, respond to patient needs with competence and compassion, and help fulfill the community’s healthcare needs.

Program Goals/Student Outcomes 

To accomplish this mission, the radiologic science technology program embraces the following  goals:


Program Effectiveness Data 

The performance of the COTC radiologic science technology program is reflected through program effectiveness data defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. 

Program Effectiveness Data ​

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