Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
Programs Of Study
Radiography

Radiography

The Radiography Program equips students with educational experiences within classroom and clinical settings and prepares them for a rewarding career in medical imaging.

Radiographers play a key role in the medical team, providing diagnostic radiology services in hospitals, clinics, and advanced medical imaging centers. Administering ionizing radiation, the radiographer produces images of any designated body part, including bones, joints, and internal organs. The radiographer instructs and positions patients, manipulates x-ray equipment, selects appropriate exposure factors, provides radiation protection, processes images and evaluates image quality.

No waiting list, first-class program

Unlike many programs in the region, the Radiography Program at Southeast Technical does not have a waiting list and is ready to welcome you to the program now.

At Southeast Technical in Winona, radiography students can look forward to one-on-one attention from our expert, experienced faculty. Our newly renovated facilities include a state-of-the-art energized x-ray laboratory with computed radiography and direct digital technology. You will be well trained in all aspects of the technology and patient care.

This is a challenging, academically rigorous program for high achieving, motivated students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for math and science. Because of high application numbers, students with an above-average profile will have a competitive advantage in the admissions process.

The curriculum is strenuous as students earn an Associate of Science (A.A.S.) degree in only 6 semesters, which alternate between coursework and labs on campus and clinical assignments off campus. Students will be expected to handle stressful situations and make multiple decisions regarding patient care during clinical course work.

Program graduates will be eligible to take the national certification examination in Radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. They may seek employment as an entry-level radiographer or continue their education in an advanced field of study.

The employment outlook in medical imaging is excellent. In 2013, US News and World Report ranked radiologic technologist among the top 100 jobs, noting that the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth of about 21 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Mission

The Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical Radiography program's mission is to educate students to become competent, entry-level radiographers who provide quality patient care in an evolving healthcare environment.

Major Offerings


Major Title (Degree) Campus(es) Credits
Radiography (AAS) Winona 71 cr

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students/Graduates will demonstrate clinical competence

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will provide patient care
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in radiographic positioning
  • Students will practice radiation safety principles

Goal 2: Students/Graduates will practice critical thinking skills

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will perform non-routine procedures
  • Students will analyze images

Goal 3: Students/Graduates will apply effective communication skills

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will practice oral communication
  • Students will illustrate written communication

Goal 4: Students/Graduates will synthesize the importance of professionalism

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will determine the importance of professional development
  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior

Instructors

  • Patty Hiddinga, MS RT(R) (CT) has a master’s degree in Training and Development from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois where she also earned her B.S. in Health Art. She earned her A.A.S. from the Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Patty worked as a radiologic technologist for 30 years specializing in CT and then taught Radiography at Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin before coming to Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical. She loves interacting with students in helping them meet their career goals in the exciting field of medical imaging.
  • Valarie Bere earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Viterbo University in 2010 and her Associates in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from Western Technical College in 1998. She is a registered technologist in mammography and computed tomography through the ARRT. She has a passion for working with the future generations of Radiography.
  • Alex Howell is attending Viterbo University for a bachelor's degree in Health Care Management. Alex received an Associate in Applied Science in Radiography from Western Technical College in 2003. He is a registered technologist in Radiography and Computed Tomography through the ARRT. He enjoys working with future generations of Radiologic Technologist and has a passion for teaching.

Accreditation

The radiography program is accredited by the only national programmatic accreditor recognized by the US Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182 (312) 704-5300
mail@jrcert.org

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Medical Imaging Centers

Program Highlights

  • You will work directly with patients.
  • The clinical experience allows you to explore different modalities within radiography.
  • Our instructors are committed to student success.