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The Radiology Practical Technician (RPT) course offers students the opportunity to learn valuable skills in the field of radiology. Students will receive training in necessary aspects of radiology such as the medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, standard radiographic image techniques, use of radiographic equipment, basic physics principles and radiation safety and protection. 

This course is designed for current medical assistants to develop further knowledge and skills while maintaining their present position.

  • Cost: $950
  • Dates: January 3 - April 12, 2022 (Mon and Tues)
  • Times: 6:00-9:00pm
  • Registration: Call 801-593-2100 or email


Course Instructors

  • Alex LaFreniere
    RT (R), Masters of Radiologic Sciences MSRS from Weber State University
  • Daryn Ashby
    Minor Masters Advanced Radiological Sciences, and Major Radiological Sciences from Weber State University


A: This course is 65 Hours.

A: Daryn Ashby – Chief Radiation Therapist at Intermountain Healthcare

A: This class is live. The instructor demonstrates proper positioning and equipment use.

A: Books are included in the cost of the course! You will receive the Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, Workbook and Licensure Exam Prep for Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, and the Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Techniques.

A: Yes. This course is considered an Occupational Upgrade for Medical Assistants. Students should be a licensed MA or currently be enrolled in the program. You are unable to get a job with this certificate alone.

A: Yes. Your instructor will help you with the application process. The application fee is $70 and the exam fee is $200.

A: We are hoping to offer a lab with our new x-ray machine located in the Allied Health Building! There would be 1-Hour time slots on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. This is still pending as we monitor the current health crisis. There is no additional cost for this lab.

A: This courses is for a limited practice as a Medical Assistant. It is not a Radiologic Science degree. Students can list it as experience when applying for the Radiologic program at Weber State.