Application deadline for new radiography program is June 1 | ACTC

Application deadline for new radiography program is June 1

April 24, 2023


ASHLAND, Ky. – Those considering enrolling in the recently launched radiography program at Ashland Community and Technical College must complete the program application prior to June 1. 

A radiographer can work in hospitals, health clinics, doctor’s offices, outpatient clinics, research laboratories, and industrial firms.  A career in radiography can lead in many different directions as rad techs are needed in every health care setting and is an essential member of the healthcare team.

“Having a radiography program in Ashland will allow students in our area to receive a comprehensive classroom education and hands on clinical experience locally in order to help meet the high demand for technologists in our area,” said Suzanne Stephens, radiography program coordinator. “We have tried to streamline our program as much as possible to help meet the needs of our busy students without sacrificing a quality educational experience.” 

The radiography program will take place in a newly constructed lab space in the main building of the College Drive Campus. The construction of the lab began in September 2022 and is anticipated to be completed in May. The estimated total cost of the project is just under $400,000. 

“We are all very excited to be able to offer this new program in a brand new, state-of-the-art radiography lab.  Completing this program will provide the graduate with the knowledge and skill necessary for a long, successful career in the healthcare industry,” said Terri Ratliff, Associate Dean of Health Sciences. 

The first cohort of radiography students will begin classes in the fall, pending they are accepted into the program. The program is highly competitive and there will only be seven applicants selected for the fall cohort. Students are scored based on grades/GPA, and if they currently hold a license in another allied health or nursing profession.

In addition to the application and the prerequisites, applicants must complete a four-hour observation in a radiology department and must watch the preadmission conference video on the program’s webpage.  

Once the program is complete, students must also pass the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists national certification exam to become registered. State licensure is required in some states.

“We are excited at ACTC to offer this new program,” said Dr. Todd Brand, Chief Academic Officer.  “It demonstrates our commitment to all of our stakeholders to not only help provide a highly skilled workforce for our region, but also to improve both the quality and access to healthcare for all people.”   

To complete the application to be considered for the radiography program, visit

For more information, contact Stephens at