Requirements for the Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology

2760: Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology 

This program prepares graduates to perform radiologic examinations under a physician’s direction for diagnosis and treatment of physical diseases and injuries.

After graduating from the program and obtaining the Associate degree from the University of Akron, you are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification examination. The Radiography program's five (5) year pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination is 95%.  (this data reflects the Akron Children's Hospital Radiography Program that has since transitioned to the University of Akron, effective June 2016.  No new data on the University of Akron's Radiography Program has been collected.)

Degree requirements for radiography students are as follows:

University of Akron Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology Curriculum

You must apply directly to the University of Akron for admission. The application deadline is February 1.

Students interested in the associate degree should consult directly with the University of Akron Allied Health office in suite 265 at 330-972-5270.  You may also contact the program director, David Whipple, at regarding specific degree requirements and regulations. 

Admission Requirements

The University of Akron's Radiography School is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). To maintain high standards of performance, our program selects the best qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender, national origin, religion or disability. 

Questions regarding equal opportunity policies and practices at the University of Akron should be directed to Human Resources.

To complete the core curriculum for the University of Akron associate degree in Radiologic Technology, you must be accepted into the Radiography program. Enrollment capacity is limited and admission to the program is extremely competitive. Application deadline is February 1.

Students do 2 days/week of didactic classes and 3 days/week of clinical rotations at multiple medical facilities, for a maximum of 8 hours/day and 40 hours/week. 

Other general requirements to be considered for an admission interview are:

  • Applications are accepted from September 1 to February 1
  • You must be academically eligible to attend classes at the University of Akron
  • Minimum grade for qualifying courses must be "C" (a 2.0 grade point)

Mandatory Prerequisites

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Medical Terminology
  • Mathematics requirement
  • English requirement
  • Communications requirement
  • Humanities requirement
  • Social Science requirement

Admission Prerequisites

Admission to the University of Akron's Radiography School is based on a point system. Admission preference is given to candidates who have a quantity of well-balanced mathematics, science and/or medical courses that relate to the field of radiologic technology. Only classes from accredited colleges will be considered. For the course to qualify, the course grade must be a minimum of a "C" or a 2.0 grade point. 

Radiology Experience

You must complete a mandatory, 4-hour shadowing (observational) experience at one of our clinical education centers prior to the application deadline. 

To set up an appointment, contact the clinical instructor in the radiology departments at any of the following hospitals:

  • Akron Children's Hospital
  • Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Bath
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Stow
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Office Building, Tallmadge
  • Summa Akron City Hospital
  • Summa Health Center at Wadsworth-Rittman