Radiologic Technology Program
Greetings from the Radiologic Sciences Department of Mitchell Technical College
Thank you for your interest in the Mitchell Technical College Radiologic Technology (RT) program. The following is a general overview of the program to include application and acceptance procedures, program structure, and student expectations. Please remember that this is a summary of a multi-step process including shadowing, resume, and TEAS exam that ultimately lead to a completed application.
The RT program is a 21-month program including the summer semester. Holidays are observed in accordance with Mitchell Tech policies. Each year, 20 students are selected from a large pool of applicants. The first two semesters of the program are on campus. The next three semesters are primarily the clinical component of the program. During this portion, students will attend clinical rotations in one of three locations: Mitchell, Rapid City, or Watertown (see Clinical site rotation selection for more information). Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to apply for the ARRT registry and become certified in Radiography.
The application process is more extensive than other programs at Mitchell Tech. Students are required to complete a minimum number of shadow hours in a Radiology department, write an essay on their shadowing experience, and upon completion of their paperwork, sit for the TEAS exam. Because of the demanding nature of the program, Mitchell Tech takes steps to ensure that students offered positions have the greatest potential to succeed. Students are allowed a maximum of two attempts to gain admission to the program.
Clinical Site Selection
As previously stated, beginning in the third semester, students will attend clinical rotations in one of three locations. During this time, students infrequently return to campus and focus instead on honing the skills acquired in the first two semesters. The program determines which rotation a student will attend based partially on the student’s preference but also on their ranking as determined by the application process and performance in the first semester. Rotation assignments will be announced after completion of the first semester.
It is the intention of the program and Mitchell Tech to make sure that you are well informed about the entire process surrounding application, acceptance, and attendance. We recommend that you ask plenty of questions and maintain a close working relationship with the Admissions Office throughout the process.
Thank you for your interest in Mitchell Tech and Radiologic Technology.
Lisa Herrmann M.Ed., RT (R)(T)
Mitchell Tech Radiologic Sciences
The Radiologic Technology Program at Mitchell Technical College is accepting applications for the Fall semester.
Please read the web pages in this section carefully. For questions or more information, contact the Admissions Office at 800-684-1969 or 605-995-3025.