Radiologic Sciences

  • Believe It: 2013 graduates have a 100% pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam on the first attempt.

  • Program Overview

     

    Practitioners in radiologic sciences are highly skilled professionals qualified by education to provide radiographic images of the human body to aid in the diagnosis of disease or injury. This requires development of cognitive abilities, technological skill, effective communication and interpersonal qualities that will assist the individual in this process.

    The Radiologic Sciences Program is 24 months in length. The first year is primarily didactic, with emphasis on required academic courses and introductory courses in radiologic sciences, including a clinical rotation. The professional component, which is 15 months in length, combines extensive clinical rotations with professional coursework. Clinical competency is verified through faculty assessment of student's skill level in actual performance of radiologic examinations. Students enrolled in the program must maintain a grade point average of 2.5. All Radiologic Sciences courses (RADS) and all Anatomy and Physiology courses (BIO) must be completed with a C or better to continue to the next sequenced professional course.

    The Associate Degree fulfills all the eligibility requirements for the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Radiology provides many opportunities for professional growth. The associate degree provides a foundation for continued education and certification in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, radiation therapy, education and management.

    The Radiologic Sciences program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone (312)704-5300; fax: (312)704-5304 (7-94). The JRCERT is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the national accreditation agency of programs for the radiographer. For more information please visit www.jrcert.org

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    • Associate of Science

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