A Radiology Technologist students in the x-ray lab

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

If you are searching for an in-demand career in the medical field that combines science, technology and human interaction, Radiologic Technology may be the field for you.  Radiologic Technologists (Rad Techs) act as a vital member of the healthcare team in a variety of clinical settings.  As a Rad Tech, you will prepare patients for, and administer, X-rays and other radiological medical procedures. At City College, you will experience a high-tech education in a modern lab setting, with plenty of hands-on experience applying principals of radiation exposure, physics, biology and safety to produce medical diagnostic images.  You will also get real-world experience doing your clinical rotations in health care settings around the area.  Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Exam. 

Prior to applying for the Radiologic Technology program, students must be admitted to City College, and have completed the necessary prerequisites. 

Fall 2019 May 24, 2019  
Fall 2020 May 2020  


   Accepting applications for this semester
   Not yet accepting applications for this semester
   Application closed for this semester

Radiologic Technology — Associate of Applied Science 

This program will cost about $11,733* based on current tuition and fees. 

*Estimate is in-state tuition for a Montana resident. Tuition and fees are subject to change and do not include books, housing, or supplies. 

Detailed Cost Information 

Radiologic Technologist

Median Wage (MT)* $53,920  yearly
  $25.92 hour

Median Wage (US)* $58,440  yearly

$28.10  per hour

City College entry-level wages of graduates:
 $42,121  (2014-2017)

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau; (projections through 2024)

»»  Graduate Placement Data 

As a Radiologic Technologist, you will find employment in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Hospital Radiology Departments
  • Clinics’ Radiology Departments
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Surgical Centers
  • Other Specialized Medical Facilities

 Examples of where recent City College graduates are working:

  • Billings Clinic, Billings, MT
  • St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT

  • Advanced Care Hospital, Billings, MT

  • Stillwater Billings Clinic, Columbus, MT
  • Hardin Clinic, Hardin, MT

  • Legacy Health, Portland, OR

  • Yujib-Kuskokwin Health Corporation, Bethel, AK


  • First-time college students must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school, a GED/HiSET, or have passed the MSUB Readiness Exam offered through our university.
  • Transfer students will need to submit records from all regionally accredited institutions.


After applying to City College and completing the necessary prerequisite courses, students may apply to the Radiologic Technology program.  Due to limited clinical/laboratory space, only 12-16 students per year will be selected to continue in the clinical part of the program.

Radiologic Technology Application and Directions

Montana State University Billings is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). 

Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.

Associates of Applied Science (AAS)
Radiologic Technology  » »

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) with Thematic Concentration in Radiologic Technology Management


Students who earn an AAS degree and want to further their education, and thus career, are able to go on for a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree through MSU Billings. Students can focus on various thematic concentrations to earn the BAS degree, but one option is Radiologic Technology Management. Contact Advising & Career Services at 406-657-2240 for further details.

Print Program Overview

Print Program Overview