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School of Radiologic Technology

Develop your clinical skills while working with patients and qualified registered radiologic technologists.

Overview

The ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology is an accredited, 22-month program. It is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and currently holds the maximum JRCERT Accreditation Award of eight years. This accreditation award is valid until the next site visit in Third Quarter of 2024. JRCERT publishes each program’s current accreditation status at www.jrcert.org.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Academic courses include human structure and function, imaging equipment, principles of imaging, radiation protection, patient care and others.

Students spend a considerable amount of time developing clinical skills while working with patients and qualified Registered Radiological Technologists.  Clinical education provides diverse experience in pediatrics, trauma, neurology, oncology, cardiology, and orthopedics.

Specialty rotations include Interventional Radiology,  MRI, CT, Mammography, and Surgery. Students will also complete a 12-week computed tomography course taught by board certified CT Technologists. 

Graduates test to become certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Passing the ARRT exam gives the graduate the title of a Registered Radiologic Technologist.

We produce quality technologists that get jobs soon after graduating from the program. See Program Effectiveness Data.


College Affiliates

UW-Oshkosh

Provides students on-campus experience for general educational credits before applying to our program.

UWO-Fox Cities

Provides an option to pursue either an associate or bachelor’s degree in partnership with UW-Oshkosh.

NWTC (Green Bay campus)

Provides associate degree in conjunction with our program.


Program Information

Please review the following presentations which will help you understand more about our program. Viewing these presentations is strongly recommended and program will incorporate some of the information into the interview process.

Program Resources

An ideal candidate:

  • Must have associates degree or higher with minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Appropriate background in science, math, human anatomy/physiology and medical terminology 
  • CNA or other equivalent patient care experience 
  • In-depth research of profession and program
  • Documented job shadow(s)
  • Strong letters of recommendation
  • Effective communication skills

If you find that you do not meet some of the criteria outlined above, please review our presentations for guidance. We have identified affiliate colleges that can assist you with your academic needs. 

Radiology Job Shadowing

Due to the large amount of prospective radiography students applying for job shadows, ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology has had to temporally suspend job shadows due to Covid-19. We will instead do a walkthrough of the radiology department and show you one of our clinical sites at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center as part of your interview if you meet school application criteria. ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology will still use our job shadow application form for the walkthrough and must be submitted along with your school application. Documentation of vaccinations are required to be sent in along with your application. You can visit Wisconsin Immunization Records which is a free service where you can search for and print your results from the state database or you can request copies at your doctor’s office. Hand written dates will not be accepted. Email completed school application along with your shadow application to include vaccinations to troy.albrecht@thedacare.org. You will be notified that we received the application within 48 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt of application email, please call Troy 920-454-6296 to let us know.Upon review of application, applicants will be notified if they will be scheduled for an interview to include a walkthrough of the radiology department.


What is a Radiologic Technologist?

Registered radiologic technologists (R.T.(R)) are responsible for producing images of the human body by operating radiologic equipment emitting ionizing radiation. These images are viewed by radiologists or physicians to assist in the diagnosis of disease and injury.

Radiologic technologists position patients on the radiographic table, adjusting and operating the X-ray and other imaging equipment to produce images of the human body. They work directly with physicians and patients, hold responsibility for the safety of patients during the procedure, keep records, prepare work schedules, and maintain equipment.

Things to consider if you are interested in being a radiologic technologist:

  • You will have a lot of contact with patients.
  • Starting pay in Wisconsin is estimated from $19-21/hour for basic radiology without prior work experience. The median annual wage of radiologic technologists was $62,360 or $29.98 in May 2020. (US. Dept. Labor and Statistics)
  • The employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. (US. Dept. Labor and Statistics)

Learn more about Radiologic Technology Career


ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology Application

ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology Application

Applications received between June 1st and December 1st for the following September semester cohort will be given first consideration. If there are any openings after the initial application period, program will accept applications sent in from Dec 2nd-Aug 1st. A $30 application fee is required with all applications. Please enclose the $30 fee when you submit your application.

The ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology will only review completed applications. Completed applications must include:

  • Application with fee
  • All transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope with the signature of the person doing the recommendation on the outside of the sealed envelope all included in the application packet

Please print the application and return all above-mentioned material in one envelope to:
ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology
130 Second St.
P.O. Box 2021
Neenah, WI 54957-2021

Tuition Costs

Fall 2021 tuition is estimated to be $15,835 for the entire program and includes all of your text books.

ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology articulates with the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, which allows our students to apply for federal loans and grants through them if they are a UWO enrolled student. For other students, you would need to seek out private loans if needed.  Please contact Program Director for more information if needed.

We also offer students a tuition installment plan that is made monthly, interest-free and can be set-up with the Program Director if the student chooses.

Student Hours

Classes are full-time, meeting 40 hours per week at the ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology, which is located across the street from ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah:

ThedaCare School of Radiologic Technology
169 E. N. Water Street
Neenah, WI 54956

First year students:

Class times are from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday and Wednesday.

**Clinicals are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Second year students:

Class times are from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday only

**Clinicals Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

**Clinical rotations vary in hours such as 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. along with an occasional Saturday rotation. Rotations including 3:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday rotations account for less than 20 percent of your clinical time.Clinical Sites Clinical sites include: Clinical sites include:

  • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah (specializes Level II trauma, pediatrics, ortho and neurology)
  • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton (specializes in oncology, ortho and cardiology)
  • ThedaCare Medical Center-New London (critical access hospital)
  • ThedaCare – Encircle Health
  • ThedaCare – Orthopaedics Specialists of Neenah
  • ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano
  • ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca
  • ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin

Handbooks and Policies

School Handbook and Policies

Two handbooks are available for your review. Please browse through these handbooks prior to class.

Program Handbook

Mission, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Contact School

If you have any additional questions regarding our program, please feel free to call us or you can e-mail the following individuals:

Troy Albrecht MS., R.T.(R)(CT)(ARRT) Program Director
(920) 454-6296

Troy.albrecht@thedacare.org

Stephanie Delwiche MS., R.T.(R)(ARRT) Clinical Coordinator
(920) 454-6298 

Stephanie.delwiche@thedacare.org

Jenni Howard R.T.(R)(ARRT) Clinical Instructor 
(920) 454-6297

Jennifer.howard@thedacare.org

Accrediting agency – Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
mail@jrcert.org