Why Choose Radiology at PPCC?

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Radiology at PPCC prepares students to apply to the UC Health Memorial School of Radiology. Our staff are highly qualified in the healthcare field and have ongoing relevant experience in radiology. We prepare students to apply to radiology school. After successful completion of the program students are eligible to perform various radiological procedures in this growing field.

What will I study?

Because this Radiology degree is part of a collaborative program you will fulfill pre-requisite courses at PPCC, then apply to the radiology program and complete your education with Memorial Hospital to receive an Associates of Applied Science degree. At PPCC you will learn the basic foundation to apply to the radiology program including:

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Develop math skills
  • Learn the basics of radiography
  • English composition
  • General Psychology

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Frequently Asked Questions

Example Classes I Might Take

Focuses on an integrated study of the human body, including the histology, anatomy, and physiology of each system. Examines molecular, cellular, and tissue levels of organization plus integuments, skeletal, articulations, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience covering experimentation, microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence.
Covers material designed for career technical or general studies students who need to study particular mathematical topics. Topics may include measurement, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphs, and/or finance. These are presented on an introductory level and the emphasis is on applications.
Offers an introduction to radiology including equipment, exposure, positioning and the knowledge necessary for the radiography student to provide safe patient care including communication skills, body mechanics, patient transfer, and radiography as a profession.
Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing.
Focuses on the scientific study of behavior including motivation, emotion, physiological psychology, stress and coping, research methods, consciousness, sensation, perception, learning, and memory.

Career Options

After completing this two-year accredited associate program, you will take the national certification exam and will be a registered radiologic technologist. You can pursue specialized areas such as:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Computed Tomography

Careers in Radiology

Get started in Radiology

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Information Night for prospective radiologic technology students

Dates for the class of 2018/2019:

  • October 10, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • January 2019

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Place: UCHealth-MHS Administration Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO (northwest doors, Cuchara room)

Join us for an informative overview of our radiologic technology school. We will cover all information needed to apply for admission. We will also have a question and answer session at the end.

If you have questions, Please call the school at 719- 365-6819 or e-mail admissionsradschool@uchealth.org .

UCHealth Radiology Program Student Outcome Objectives:


1. The student will be able to demonstrate clinical competence.

  • Students will use proper positioning skills
  • Students will practice patient safety
  • Students will select proper technical factors

2. Students will demonstrate professional growth.

  • Students will recognize the importance of being an advocate to the profession and participating in lifelong learning

3. Students will be able to communicate in the healthcare arena.

  • Students will demonstrate good written skills
  • Students will demonstrate good oral skills

4. The student will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Students will complete exams under changed conditions by acting appropriately with new knowledge