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Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (RT) Program

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.

Program Rationale

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.

Program Curriculum

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

  1. Students will be clinically competent.
    • Students will demonstrate positioning skills.
    • Students will select technical factors.
    • Students will apply appropriate radiation protection techniques.
  2. Students will grow and develop professionally.
    • Students will exhibit professional behavior.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional societies.
  3. 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.
  4. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Students will evaluate radiographic images.
    • Students will analyze techniques.
  5. 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.
Course Code and TitleDescriptionCredit
1st Term
BIO 201Anatomy and Physiology I4
ALH 116Radiologic Technology Medical Terminology1
RAD 152Introduction to Radiology and Patient Care1
RAD 170Principles of Radiographic Exposure I 2
RAD 160Radiographic Procedures I2
RAD 161Radiographic Practicum I1
ENG 101English Composition 3
14
2nd Term
BIO 202Anatomy and Physiology II4
RAD 172Principles of Radiographic Exposure II2
RAD 162Radiographic Procedures I 2
RAD 163Radiographic Practicum I 1
RAD 180Radiation Protection and Biology 2
ETH 212Healthcare Ethics3
14
3rd Term
RAD 165Radiographic Practicum III3
COM 105Professional Communication3
PSY 103Introduction to Psychology3
9
4th Term
RAD 270Principles of Radiographic Exposure2
BIO 208General Pharmacology3
BIO 220Microbiology for Health Science3
RAD 250General Radiography2
RAD 260Special Procedures2
RAD 200Digital Imaging 1
RAD 261Radiographic Practicum IV2
15
5th Term
RAD 262Pharmacology and Drug Administration1
RAD 292Imaging Equipment and Processing 2
RAD 294Radiographic Sectional Anatomy 2
RAD 280Pathology2
RAD 295Radiographic Capstone1
RAD 263Radiographic Practicum V2
MTH 107Math for Health Science3
13

Accreditation Status

This program (#07013) is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and has been awarded accreditation for 8 years.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL. 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

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).

JCERT | Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science – JRCERT

 

Program Effectiveness Data

Please see the link below for the most current program effectiveness data defined by our programmatic accreditation agency, the JRCERT.

Program Effectiveness Data

 

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook Contains information such as admission requirements (page 11), tuition and fees (page 14), graduation requirements (page 15), grading systems (page 17), clinical obligations (page 26), and grievance policy and procedures (page 19).

 

Radiologic Technology program Student Handbook

Hospital

The Good Samaritan College campus is located in Good Samaritan Hospital, part of the TriHealth medical system.

Student

Our students practice their medical skills in our nationally-recognized Simulation and Skills Lab.

Faculty

Study under faculty with doctorate degrees in their field.