The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology is a two-year degree program that integrates didactic, laboratory, and clinical training in which students will develop the necessary skills to produce quality radiographic images of human anatomy in a healthcare setting. This program begins each fall with simultaneous classroom and clinical education continuing for five consecutive semesters.
The Radiologic Technology Program is designed to prepare students to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) national certification examination and subsequently begin entry-level careers in diagnostic imaging. The field of radiologic technology is a rapidly growing field with many opportunities for growth and advancement. There is currently a great demand for radiologic technologists both locally and nationally, promising a wide range of employment opportunities for certified graduates.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare the student to enter diagnostic imaging as an entry-level radiographer. Consistent with the foundational principles of the Sisters of Charity, graduates of the Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science Radiologic Technology Program have the educational discipline and clinical skills necessary to perform quality radiologic procedures and provide compassionate care for the community as servant leaders.
The Radiologic Technology Program consists of 65 credit hours including approximately 1750 hours of clinical education. Content areas for this program include patient care, ethics and law, radiation protection and biology, digital imaging, and radiographic procedures, in addition to general education courses. The program-specific courses and clinical education are taught in a face-to-face format to strengthen interpersonal skills and prepare students to work in various healthcare settings. General education courses may be completed in any order, and some may be offered online.
Clinical education allows the students to practice the theories learned in the classroom and apply them in a clinical setting. Clinical hours are scheduled opposite of class days depending on the semester, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 3:00pm, with the exception of two weeks of evening hours completed in Practicum III, which is a semester of full-time clinicals. During clinical education, students will have the opportunity to experience various advanced imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, and special procedures.
Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be clinically competent.
- Students will demonstrate positioning skills.
- Students will select technical factors.
- Students will apply appropriate radiation protection techniques.
- Students will grow and develop professionally.
- Students will exhibit professional behavior.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional societies.
- Students will exhibit effective communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in clinical settings.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Students will evaluate radiographic images.
- Students will analyze techniques.
- The program will provide the healthcare community with radiographers.
- Graduates will pass the national certification examination.
- Graduates will be employed as radiographers.
- Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
- Employers will be satisfied with our graduates.
This program is pending accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
|Course Code and Title||Description||Credit|
|BIO 201||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|ALH 116||Radiologic Technology Medical Terminology||1|
|RAD 152||Introduction to Radiology and Patient Care||1|
|RAD 170||Principles of Radiographic Exposure I||2|
|RAD 160||Radiographic Procedures I||2|
|RAD 161||Radiographic Practicum I||1|
|ENG 101||English Composition||3|
|BIO 202||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|RAD 172||Principles of Radiographic Exposure II||2|
|RAD 162||Radiographic Procedures I||2|
|RAD 163||Radiographic Practicum I||1|
|RAD 180||Radiation Protection and Biology||2|
|ETH 212||Healthcare Ethics||3|
|RAD 165||Radiographic Practicum III||3|
|COM 105||Professional Communication||3|
|PSY 103||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|RAD 270||Principles of Radiographic Exposure||2|
|BIO 208||General Pharmacology||3|
|BIO 222||Microbiology for Health Science||3|
|RAD 250||General Radiography||2|
|RAD 260||Special Procedures||2|
|RAD 200||Digital Imaging||1|
|RAD 261||Radiography Practicum IV||2|
|RAD 262||Pharmacology and Drug Administration||1|
|RAD 292||Imaging Equipment and Processing||2|
|RAD 294||Radiographic Sectional Anatomy||2|
|RAD 295||Radiographic Capstone||1|
|RAD 263||Radiographic Practicum V||2|
|MTH 107||Math for Health Science||3|
Please see the link below for the most current program effectiveness data defined by our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). For more information on the JRCERT, please click here.