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

School
School of Health Professions
Career
Radiologic Technologist
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Radiologic Technology at FranU

Program Admission Requirements:


Application Deadline: March 15th for class beginning in August.


Guaranteed Admission

There are two ways in which a student can qualify for guaranteed admission into the Radiologic Technology Program:

1. A student who enters the University as a freshman is guaranteed admission into the Rad Tech program when:

  • All prerequisite courses towards to Rad Tech degree are taken at FranU with at least a grade point average of 3.0 on all prerequisite coursework.
  • All other minimum admission requirements are met

2. A transfer student is guaranteed admission into the Rad Tech program when:

  • Required prerequisite coursework in the Rad Tech program (including courses that are in progress at the time of application to the University) are transferred in with at least a grade point average of 3.2 in these courses.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 is maintained while completing remaining prerequisite courses at the University.
  • All other minimum admission requirements are met.

General Application Requirements:

To be considered for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program, all applicants must complete the application process by March 15th and 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.

  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 co requisite course required for this class if taken at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Refer to 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 hours
  3. All prerequisite courses must be completed or enrolled in by the application deadline of March 15th. An applicant may still apply in March with one course remaining in the Summer semester preceding the clinical phase.
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all Rad Tech prerequisite courses.
  5. Minimum composite ACT score of 20.
  6. Minimum age of 18 at time of enrollment.
  7. 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.
  8. Preference is given to applicants who have completed prerequisite courses at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
  9. 3 letters of reference.
  10. 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.

The following documentation is due by March 15th to the Admissions Office:

  1. Online clinical application with short narrative
  2. Documented 50 volunteer hours, procedures list, and evaluation
  3. 3 letters of reference
  4. ACT scores
  5. 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 mid-June. Accepted candidates will attend a mandatory Pre-Enrollment session in June and classes will begin in August.

Program Mission

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.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and Goals

The goals for the Radiologic Technology Program are as follows:

The student learning outcomes for the Radiologic Technology Program are as follows:

1. Students will demonstrate the skills to competently and safely perform radiographic procedures.

1. Students will apply radiation protection principles in radiographic examinations.

2. Students will competently perform positioning for radiographic examinations.

3. Students will competently manipulate radiographic equipment.

2. Students will demonstrate the use of effective communication skills.

4. Students will utilize written communication skills.

5. Students will provide age appropriate, oral communication.

3. Students will apply critical thinking skills.

6. Students will accurately adjust procedural factors for various examinations.

7. Students will evaluate radiographic images for optimum quality.

4. Students will model professionalism while promoting Franciscan values of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

8. Students will demonstrate affective behaviors.

9. Students will compare ethical and unethical values

Resources

Document TitleTypeFile Size
Document Title: Volunteer Instructions and FormType: pdfFile Size: 286.466 kBDownload
Document Title: Core Performance Standards for Admission and ProgressionType: docxFile Size: 21.637 kBDownload
Document Title: Radiologic Technology Program Pregnancy PolicyType: docxFile Size: 17.438 kBDownload
Document Title: RADT Program Effectiveness 2018 cohortType: docxFile Size: 12.919 kBDownload
Document Title: 2019-2020 HandbookType: pdfFile Size: 1.671 MBDownload

FAQs

What is the length of the program?

The Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology is designed in two parts, where part one consists of 24 credit hours in the arts and science pre-requisite courses and can be completed in semester 1 and 2. Upon enrollment to the clinical portion, the program is 53 credit hours and is 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 Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology are due on or before March 15th for the class beginning in August. A class of 28 may be accepted.

Where can Radiologic Technologist work with this degree?

Radiologic Technologists are employed in hospitals, imaging centers, surgical facilities, physician offices, clinics and urgent cares. Technologists practice in diagnostic radiology, *Computed Tomography, *Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and *Mammography. (*Additional training).

Technologists can also practice in Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy with additional formalized education and certification.

Accreditation

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

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) and holds full approval from the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

Curriculum Notes:

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