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X-Ray Service Technician - Certificate

The Biomedical X-Ray Service Technician Advanced Technical Certificate would build upon skills gained in the Biomedical Electronics Technology AAS. Many biomed technicians would be able to advance into imaging specializations with the training we are recommending in this Advanced Technical Certificate. This certificate will cover the competencies required to service X-Ray equipment and provide foundational training on digital radiography services. These competencies include safety requirements for servicing X-Ray imaging equipment, how to read an X-Ray and diagnose root cause for poor image quality, and measuring the X-Ray tube performance. This certificate would also provide the skills necessary for other electro-mechanical technicians who may need to maintain X-Ray equipment in other environments such as airports, dentist offices, and welding inspection services.

Program Code: 116051 New at NWTC Emerging Career
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About the Program 

Designed for working adults, X-Ray Service Technician will offer classes in the afternoons and evenings on the Green Bay campus.  

Students will learn safety requirements for maintaining and repairing X-Ray imaging equipment. In addition, students will learn how to: 

  • Install and service imaging equipment.  
  • Read an X-Ray 
  • Diagnose the root cause for poor image quality 
  • Measure the X-Ray tube performance.  

This is an advanced technical certificate (ATC) intended for those who are: 

  • Currently working in medical equipment repair or radiography. 
  • Biomedical Electronics Technology associate degree graduates. 
  • Radiography associate degree graduates.  

Randy Griswold

Medical Imaging Executive and NWTC Adjunct Instructor
Look at how much technology is in a hospital – technology is a great part of the medical field. There is a large need for talent to keep the machines running. When people get into these roles, they fall in love.

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $2,193, Books: $0, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs

Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Explore Locations

Offered At:


  • Evening
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit the following to High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript). College transcript.
  • If your cumulative GPA is below 2.6, complete or submit a placement evaluation. Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.
  • Completion of one of the following:
  • 1.Clinical or Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2.Biomedical Electronics Associate Degree or equivalent military training
  • 3.Electro-Mechanical Technology Associate Degree
  • 4.Electrical Engineering Technology Associate Degree
  • 5.Radiography Associates Degree plus the following: Introduction to AC/DC, AC 2: Reactance, AC 3: RLC Circuits, Automation 1: Control Logic, Automation 2: Motor Control, Digital 1: Logic, Digital 2: Sequential, Digital 3: Registers, Electronics 1: Diodes Basic, Electronics 2: Transistor Basic, Electronics 3: Operational Amplifier Basic.
  • 6.Automation Engineering Technology Associate Degree
  • 7.Be currently enrolled and completed at least 3 semesters of the one of the following programs: Biomedical Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Automation Engineering Technology.

What are my courses?


First Semester

Semester Total 5

Second Semester

Semester Total 4
Total Credits 12

Program Outcomes

  • Utilize effective communication strategies to determine issues/problems with medical imaging systems to achieve problem resolution and client satisfaction
  • Practice appropriate radiation and equipment safety in the process of resolving equipment issues
  • Evaluate images and imaging equipment functionality to facilitate troubleshooting and problem resolution utilizing a network of resources
  • Diagnose problematic medical system concerns through the application of appropriate testing tools and methodologies with appropriate documentation
  • Develop a repair plan following problem diagnosis
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques on medical imaging equipment

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.