Radiologic Technology Program Stillwater | Meridian Technology Center

Imagine a career in imaging. In just 24 months you can study to become a Radiologic Technologist. In this program you’ll learn everything from patient care to using technology to produce diagnostic medical images. Technical skills are just part of what you’ll take away from this hands-on program. You’ll also learn how to communicate with patients, solve problems and work on a team with other health care professionals. Care and compassion are essential elements of this program.

Upon completion of the educational and ethics requirements established by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), candidates are eligible for the ARRT national certification exam.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as

  • Practicing your skills in an energized radiography lab with a life-like manikin
  • Working with patients in clinical settings

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • Radiographer
  • Mammographer
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist
  • Radiology Management
  • Radiography Education

Why Meridian?

100%  AART pass rate
100% job placement
85% program completion
2.8 of 3 employer satisfaction (2016)
3.4 of 4 graduate satisfaction (2016)
Statistics represent a 5-year average unless noted. 

What You’ll Learn

Course
Hours

Medical Terminology (HL00342) Pre-requisite course work.  Related courses may be substituted (e.g. college credit; HL00054)

45

Human Structure & Function (HL00454) Pre-requisite course work.  Related courses may be substituted (e.g. college credit; HL00046)

96

Introduction to Radiological Sciences & Health Care

48

Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences

64

Radiation Protection

48

Ethics and Law in Radiologic Sciences

32

Radiographic Procedures I

150

Image Analysis I

48

Radiographic Pathology (Part 1 and Part 2)

32

Radiographic Procedures II

150

Image Analysis II

48

Pharmacology and Venipuncture

32

Digital Image Acquisition and Display

64

Clinical Practice I

645

Imaging Equipment

72

Radiation Production and Characteristics

48

Principles of Imaging

60

Introduction of Computed Tomography

32

Advanced Imaging

48

Radiation Biology

64

Clinical Practice II

800

Career Preparation for Radiography

16

Comprehensive Program Review for Radiography

64

Total

2,706

Program Schedule

Clinical assignments are routinely scheduled two days a week during the first year and three days a week during the second year. Clinical classes are routinely scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Special short-term evening and weekend rotations may be assigned in the second year of clinical applications to enhance the learning experience. Campus classes are routinely scheduled between the hours of at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Schedules may vary dependent upon courses and clinical affiliate requirements.

Entrance Requirements

Classes in the Radiologic Technology program in Stillwater, Oklahoma, are limited in size, dependent upon availability for placement in the clinical education setting. Program admission is competitive. Customarily the program admits 10-12 students each year. The application process begins February 1 each year. Applicants must attend an orientation offered each spring to be considered an eligible candidate. Contact Program Administration at 405.377.3333 to schedule an orientation and request program information. Applications are provided during the required orientation. Spring 2018 Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

Please download supporting documents and read before submitting application, transcripts and other required documents.

2018 Application Orientation/Written Communications Skills Assessment
Attendance in one of the following sessions is required before submitting an application.  Please contact Angie Richardson at 405.377.3333, ext. 273 to reserve your place at an orientation session.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9-11 am or 1-3 pm
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1-3 pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9-11 am or 1-3 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9-11 am
Additional orientation sessions may be considered.

Applicants must show proof of completion of pre-requisite courses.
See supporting documents: Pre-requisites

Advanced Placement/Transfer Credit
Individuals desiring to receive credit for knowledge previously gained may qualify for advanced standing. See supporting documents: Procedures for Advanced Standing

Once Accepted
Students must provide evidence of good health by submitting the Meridian Technology Center “Radiologic Technology Physical Examination Form,” which has been completed and signed by a physician or other licensed healthcare provider. Students must not have any physical restriction that would prohibit them from performing the duties expected of a radiographer. See supporting documents: Student Handbook, Clinical Policy 4.0 Clinical Standards

Students must submit evidence of current immunizations; as well as current CPR certification prior to the first day of class.  The CPR certification must be American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) or American Red Cross CPR, AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. Immunizations and CPR certification must remain current for the entire program.

Drug Testing and Criminal Background Checks
The Radiologic Technology program requires completion of a criminal background check prior to the first day of class and drug testing prior to entering the clinical phase of the program.

Approximate Costs

Tuition and other expenses are subject to change. Students will provide their own transportation to the clinical education sites in various communities two to three days per week. Travel expense is probably the largest expense students will encounter. See supporting documents: Program-Related Expenses