2 Rad Tech students viewing xrays

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.  

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at City College at MSUB is to provide a comprehensive didactic and clinical education that will produce quality entry-level radiologic technologists to meet the needs of the students, community, state, and nation. Upon completion of this program students will earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology and be eligible to become certified by taking the registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), and apply for state licensures where applicable. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Inquiries regarding the JRCERT accreditation can be made by contacting JRCERT at 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago IL 60606-3182 or (312) 704-5300 or mail@jrcert.org.

Prior to applying for the Radiologic Technology program, students must be admitted to City College, and have completed the necessary prerequisites.  We currently take in between 12 to 14 students once per year, pending clinical space availablity.

Fall 2024 May 31, 2024  
Fall 2025 May 2025  


   Accepting applications for this semester
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   Application closed for this semester

Cost of Attendance

City College - Associate Degrees & Certificates

Transportation Costs

Students are responsible for all geographically dispersed transportation and associated costs to and from City College at MSU Billings for didactic and laboratory classes, and for their off-site assigned clinical hours for the duration of the program.

Radiologic Technologist

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

Median Wage (US)* $58,440 yearly

$28.10 per hour

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

Expected growth (MT)* 22%
Expected growth (US)* 16%

*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 high school diplomas from an accredited high school, a GED/HiSET, or 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 12-14 students per year will be selected to continue in the clinical part of the program

The Associate of Applied Science Degree Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). This is the only organization recognized by the United States Department of Education for accreditation of radiography programs.

The program was last site visited by the JRCERT in February 2023. That site visit and a JRCERT Board Review of a progress report in October 2023 resulted in the full eight-year accreditation. The program will prepare and submit an interim report for continued accreditation in 2027/28.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182

Review the standards and other pertinent accreditation information on the JRCERT website.

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.

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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. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.


  • Includes information on program goals, mission, educational outcomes, JRCERT,grading system, attendance, grading, probation, progression, termination/dismissal, academic due process and grievance policies/procedures

Clinical hours may be during the day, evening and/or include weekend hours.  Some clinical sites may  be at a distance and require travel.

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