Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

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The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology degree program provides FranU students the opportunity to learn the art and science of medical imaging. Education is provided through didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences.

The mission of the radiologic technology program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to educate and form entry-level radiologic technologists in a faith-based academic community. Students are educated to become competent and compassionate technologists who serve their patients, profession and the community.

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Career

Graduates become licensed radiologic technologists (RTs) who can work in a variety of healthcare settings or pursue additional training in specific areas. Learn more about RT careers. Learn more about RT careers.

Radiologic Technology Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning - In FranU’s radiologic technology program, you’ll have the chance to work in a state-of-the-art simulated learning environment. During the clinical portions of the program, you’ll interact with and explore SETH, our unique simulated environment teaching hospital. You may also engage with the on-campus energized radiography laboratory including two newly renovated digital radiographic units and a digital portable radiographic machine.

  • A path toward licensure - After completing the program, FranU students are eligible to sit for The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) radiography exam. In 2022, 100% of our radiologic technology program graduates passed their exams on their first attempt.

  • 100% employment rate - Our radiology technology program sets students up for success. We’re proud that, in 2022, 100% of students who graduated from the program were employed within 12 months of graduation.

  • Professional development opportunities - We’re committed to providing opportunities for personal and professional development. Students are required to participate in and document four hours of community service each academic year. Students may join a professional club, serve as an officer, work on committees or participate in community service projects.

  • Highly skilled faculty - Our radiologic technology faculty members are highly skilled professionals with extensive subject area expertise and a passion to teach students how to apply practical, clinical knowledge to their future careers as radiologic technologists. Meet the radiology tech program faculty.

  • Accredited program - The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The sponsoring institution and program promote accountability and fair practices in relation to students, faculty and the public.

Program Features


RT Program Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the associate’s degree in radiologic technology program, all applicants must meet the minimum admissions criteria listed below. Admission to the program is a selective process, and meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission to the program. Applicants who are not selected must re-apply the following year.

Documentation for your application to the radiologic technology program is due by May 1 to the Office of Admissions.

  1. Meet all University admission criteria at the time of application.

  2. Minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses included in the Rad Tech Curriculum Plan:
    1. ACSM 1110 Introduction to College Education - 1 credit hour

    2. MATH 1315 College Algebra - 3 credit hours

    3. BIOL 1110 Introduction to Medical Terminology - 1 credit hour

    4. BIOL 2310 Human Anatomy & Physiology I - 3 credit hours; May have pre or corequisite course required for this class if taken at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Refer to the University Catalog for course requirements.

    5. BIOL 2311 Human Anatomy & Physiology II - 3 credit hours

    6. WRIT 1310 College Writing I - 3 credit hours

    7. WRIT 1311 College Writing II - 3 credit hours

    8. PSYC 1310 Introductory Psychology - 3 credit hours

    9. THEO 1310 Introduction to Theology - 3 credit hours

    10. RADT 1710 Introduction to Radiology - 1 credit hour

  3. All prerequisite courses must be completed or enrolled in by the application deadline of May 1. An applicant may still apply in May with courses remaining in the Summer semester preceding the clinical phase.

  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all Rad Tech prerequisite courses.

  5. Minimum age of 18 at time of enrollment.

  6. Documented completion of 50 volunteer service hours in the Radiology department of a hospital and/or work experience in a Radiology department of a hospital. View a list of instructions, list of procedures and an evaluation that should be turned in with your verification of volunteer hours. Students are encouraged to start their volunteer service as soon as possible because the process to begin can be lengthy.

  7. Two letters of reference.

  8. Complete the online clinical application which includes a short narrative as to why you have chosen this career and program.

Applicants should be aware that admitted students are required to participate in certain clinical rotations that occur in the evenings.

Application Materials

  • Online clinical application with short narrative.

  • Documented 50 volunteer hours, procedures list and evaluation.

  • Two letters of reference.

  • Completion or enrollment in Rad Tech prerequisite courses.

Completed applications will be reviewed during the month of May. The selection committee may request an interview before final decisions are made. Applicants will be notified of their program admission status by late May. Accepted candidates will attend a mandatory Pre-Enrollment session.

Associate’s in Radiologic Technology Program Goals

The goals of the radiology tech program include that students will learn to:

  1. Demonstrate the skills to competently and safely perform radiographic procedures.

  2. Demonstrate and use effective communication skills.

  3. Apply critical thinking skills.

  4. Model professionalism while promoting Franciscan values of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon completion of the Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology, students will be able to:

  • Apply radiation protection principles in radiographic examinations.

  • Competently perform positioning for radiographic examinations.

  • Competently manipulate radiographic equipment.

  • Demonstrate written communication skills.

  • Provide patient-specific verbal and nonverbal communication skills.

  • Accurately adjust procedural factors for various examinations.

  • Evaluate radiographic images for optimum quality.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct consistent with Franciscan values.

  • Display ethical behavior.

Radiologic Technology Degree FAQ

What is the length of the program?

The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology degree is designed in two parts. Part one consists of 24 credit hours in the arts and science prerequisite courses and can be completed in semesters one and two. Part two begins upon enrollment to the clinical portion of the program and is 53 credit hours, designed to be completed in five consecutive semesters in which the student enrolls full-time.

What is the enrollment for the RADT program?

Applications for the radiologic technology program are due on or before May 1 for the class beginning in August. A class of 28 may be accepted.

Where can Radiologic Technologist work with this degree?

Radiologic technologists (RTs) are employed in hospitals, imaging centers, surgical facilities, physician offices, clinics and urgent cares. Technologists practice in diagnostic radiology, and with additional training, may practice computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography.


Technologists can also practice in ultrasound, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy with additional formalized education and certification.



Resources

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Become an RT With FranU’s Radiologic Technology Program

The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology degree program gives students the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on clinical experience through our state-of-the-art simulated learning environments. Our JRCERT accreditation and knowledgeable faculty prepare our radiology technology program students for success in the ARRT radiography exam.

Accreditation

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Questions about accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

The Radiologic Technology Associate of Science Degree Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182) (312-704-5300, website: www.jrcert.org, email: mail@jrcert.org). The most recent accreditation award was eight years and the next review is scheduled for 2023.

Curriculum Notes:

Total Credit Hours for the AS degree in Radiologic Technology = 77 credit hours