Radiologic Technologists play a critical role in healthcare, using advancing technology to perform diagnostic imaging. These services are often life-saving as early detection allows physicians to effectively treat cancer and other diseases. If you are a people person who enjoys learning about science and technology, OCTC’s Radiography Program could be for you. This program utilizes a selective admission process. Applications for admission must be submitted by March 1, and a new class begins each fall. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in each Radiography course. Graduates earn associate degrees and are eligible to take the exam required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) to become a registered radiologic technologist [R.T. (R)].

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Radiography:  71-73 credit hours

    For course sequence, see the program card.
    For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.

    Admission Requirements

    • Apply to Owensboro Community and Technical College with the declared major code of “Pending Radiography”.
    • Submit secondary school transcript or high school equivalency credentials (GED scores and the official certificate).
    • Submit transcripts of any college coursework.
    • Submit scores from the ACT/SAT or take the COMPASS placement test. (ACT is preferred although not required.)
    • Visit the Radiography Admission/Application page to obtain the Radiography program application packet. Please submit completed packet by March 1 to Joy Menser, Program Director.
    • An interview may be required.
    • You must begin General Education coursework prior to admission to the Radiography program.

    Length of Program

    The program consists of five consecutive semesters, with completion occurring in May, two years following entrance into the program.

    Employment Opportunities

    Radiologic Technologists is one of the fastest growing careers in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Radiographers may find positions in hospitals, health clinics and physicians’ offices. Research laboratories and some industrial firms may also employ radiographers.

    For more information

    Joy Menser, MSM, RT ( R) (T)
    Program Coordinator- 270-686-4633

    For more information on the Radiography program click here.

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    This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.


    The Radiography program uses a selective admissions process. The curriculum emphasizes radiation protection and quality patient care. After successfully completing the program you’ll earn an Associate in applied science degree and will be eligible to take the required exam by the Registry of Radiologic Technologists and become a registered rad tech. Other credentials offered include certificates in Advanced Imaging in Radiography-a Computed Tomography option and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Option. To learn more use the contact info on this page!