Associate of Science in Radiography

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About Our ASR Program:

Our Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) program is one of the oldest and most successful radiography programs in the region. We excel at training medical professionals who are skilled in performing diagnostic x-ray procedures and providing attentive patient care in a variety of situations. Technologists have their pick of workplace settings, including large hospitals, trauma centers, outpatient imaging centers, physician clinics, and even mobile imaging units.

In our ASR program, students will get the best of both worlds: flexibility and hands-on learning! Hybrid courses allow students to get tangible and real-world experience in the classroom and lab, as well as the flexibility of online learning. Our expert faculty utilize technology and advanced educational methods to prepare students for a successful career after they graduate. This innovative approach provides diversified learning opportunities for our students.

Your ASR Experience:

Year One

In your first year, you will concentrate on basic academic courses. Your clinical education will launch with laboratory demonstrations that include practice on phantoms and simulated patients. You will start performing supervised radiologic examinations in the second semester.

Year Two

Your second year will focus on advanced studies with increased responsibility and independence within the clinical setting. Even better, you can rotate through a variety of specialty modalities, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and cardiovascular interventional technology.


Inspired to go further? Second year ASR students can enter the dual degree BSDI track for CT or MRI.  Alternatively, second year ASR students may be eligible for the guaranteed acceptance program for CT, MRI, DMS, or Nuclear Medicine. For more information, click this link for the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging degree program.

"Cox College didn’t just teach me how to succeed, it taught me to teach others to succeed. That is the real gift Cox College gave to me. I am so honored to be called an alumni of such an outstanding organization."

Matthew Younger, ASR ‘13, BSDI ‘15

Take a virtual tour of our simulation center, radiography labs, and other fun areas on campus!

Admission Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Program Accreditation

The ASR program at Cox College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology ( Program #2768.

The program is structured to optimize the learning and application of the clinical skills and concepts required of professionally competent radiographers. The radiography program has existed since 1954 and has continually strived for educational, clinical and professional excellence.

Accreditation status: 5 years. Cox College's ASR program is currently fully accredited. We are looking forward to welcoming JRCERT for our next site visit in August, 2023.

Accreditation status for all radiography programs can be found on

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182

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