Radiography

Caring for patients

Diagnosing certain medical conditions or injuries often requires physicians to go beyond a routine physical examination; they need to see inside the body, so an x-ray of the affected area is ordered. Radiographers work with patients to acquire the necessary diagnostic images. If you’re detail-oriented, caring, interested in anatomy and physiology, able to work under pressure, and inclined to work with technology and people, a career as a radiographer may be a satisfying choice for you.

Lakeshore offers the Radiography program in cooperation with Nicolet College and Gateway Technical College. All core Radiography classes are offered in a traditional setting at Lakeshore and use Interactive Video Conferencing to link the instruction to Nicolet College and Gateway Technical College.

Accreditation

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) promotes excellence in education and elevates quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiography. The program has an 8-year accreditation with the next review date in First Quarter of 2026.

Other Program Information

*Lakeshore Technical College’s Radiography program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for other states.

 

Career Area
Health Science
Type
Associate Degree
Program Number
10-526-1
Availability
In-Person
  • Associate Degree
  • 6 Terms 
  • 69 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts January

Petition for Spring 2025

Career Outlook

Radiography

Median Income: $62,308.00*
 

POTENTIAL JOB TITLES

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Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

 

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient’s bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.

 

Disclosure:

*As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. Graduate Outcome Survey data is from 2021-22 Lakeshore graduates.

ADMISSION AND FIRST SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Background Information Disclosure.
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete Technical Standards form.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

FUTURE SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

Work with your Program Counselor to:

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Radiography classes are offered during the day. Monday through Friday. The clinical portion of the program begins in January to include evenings, weekends, and summer hours.


Lakeshore offers the Radiography program in cooperation with Nicolet College and Gateway Technical College. All core Radiography classes are offered in a traditional setting at Lakeshore, Nicolet College and Gateway technical college using interactive video conferencing to provide collaborative learning.

Faculty Bios

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Brian Repenshek

I am so excited to share my passion for the field of Radiography with potential Radiographers. This is a career in which you can make a difference in a patient's life.

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Mary Walker

Being able to help students achieve their goal of being a Radiographer is a true blessing. Lakeshore staff and resources help make that happen. Mentoring, coaching, and inspiring Radiography students is rewarding. The joy of seeing the students succeed is why I became an educator. 

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