General X-Ray Machine Operator Certificate Program


About the General X-Ray Machine Operator Program:


**This course was designed for certified and licensed healthcare professionals. To be enrolled in this course you must be certified or licensed in healthcare career fields such as Medical Assisting or Nursing. This course is designed to provide additional educational experience which may be used for career advancement. It is not a stand-alone program.


The General X-ray Machine Operator Program is designed to prepare the student to perform restricted x-rays in accordance with the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3701-72. The program will include twenty (20) classroom hours and thirty (30) clinical hours. Classroom will include but not be limited to physics, radiation safety, biological effects of radiation exposure, math, and positioning. Clinical hours will cover the modality which the student has chosen to be competent.


The state recognizes the following areas for competencies:

  • Chest/Abdomen
  • Extremity
  • Skull/Sinuses
  • Spine
  • Podiatry
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Digital Certifcation

The final exam will reflect the material which will be on the state licensure exam that is required to obtain the state GXMO license.

Important Notice

*GXMO Course Note: In the event the student is/or becomes pregnant while attending OIAH, the student will not be permitted to attend clinical. Once the pregnancy is complete, clinical time will be scheduled for completion at no extra cost. This is to insure the safety of both the mother and fetus for the duration of the pregnancy.

General X-ray Machine Operator Coursework

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GXMO Course Information

Course Prerequisite Contact Hours Tuition Cost
GXMO 101 General X-Ray Machine Operator HS graduate or GED Certified/Licensed Healthcare Professional 20 Classroom/30 Clinical $600

Total Contact Hours & Tuition

Course Title Total Contact Hours Cost
Total Contact & Clinical Hours and Tuition 20 Classroom /30 Clinical $600
Estimated Cost of Textbook $139.99
Total Program Cost $739.99

Admissions and Enrollment

All applicants for programs must be 18 years or older and a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.


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