Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

With the increased use of technology in health care, the radiology profession is growing faster than ever and radiologic technologists are leading the way. Radiographers are on the cutting edge of scientific progress, working with the latest in medical advancements.

As a radiographer you will utilize knowledge of radiation protection, radiobiology imaging equipment, nursing principles and human anatomy and physiology to create medical images used to identify potential medical problems. Our radiology program combines classroom teaching and learning with clinical experiences for individuals interested in this high tech profession.

Individuals interested in the Radiologic Technology program at St. Luke's College, must apply for admission and meet all College admission requirements of St. Luke's College.  In addition, applicants must complete 16 hours of job shadowing with a radiologic technologist in a medical center radiology department.  At least four of the shadowing hours should be completed at UnityPoint - St. Luke's.  Documentation of all shadowing hours is required.

Essential Functions

Individuals admitted to St. Luke's College Department of Imaging Sciences Education must possess the capability to complete the entire curriculum and achieve an Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology.  The curriculum requires students to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of Essential Functions including cognitive, problem-solving, manipulative, communicative and interpersonal skills. 

Radiology Clinical Education Component

Radiology clinical education assignments provide students with the volume and variety of clinical experiences to progress successfully through the program.  Students are responsible for all transportation to and from assigned clinical sites.  The cost of transportation is the responsibility of the student.

Certification/Registry

To be eligible for certification/registry with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires an individual to be of good moral character.  The ARRT establishes guidelines for this in the Standard of Ethics.  Any violation of the Standards, past or present, may be subject to review and may impact ARRT Eligibility.

Philosophy, Mission, Goals, Outcomes and Program Effectiveness Data

 

Radiology Curriculum

Semester I 

Credit Hours

RAD100 Introduction to Radiology & Patient Care

2

RAD102 Radiographic Procedures I

4

RAD127 Radiographic Imaging & Fundamentals

3

RAD108 Clinical Practicum I

3

BIO201 Anatomy & Physiology I

4

ENG108 English Composition

3

Total Credit Hours for Semester I

19

Semester II

Credit Hours

RAD122 Radiographic Procedures II

4

RAD105 Fundamental & Radiologic Physics

4

RAD128 Clinical Practicum II

4

BIO202 Anatomy & Physiology II

4

 MAT111 College Algebra

4

Total Credit Hours for Semester II

20

 Summer Semester

Credit Hours

RAD200 Readings

1

RAD204 Radiographic Pathology

1

RAD208 Clinical Practicum III

3

RAD210 Radiologic Pharmacology

1

Total Credit Hours for Summer

6

 Semester III

Credit Hours

RAD215 CT Imaging/Cross-sectional

3

RAD222 Procedures III

3

RAD228 Clinical Practicum IV

5

BIO220 Radiobiology 

3

PSY106 General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours for Semester III

17

Semester IV

Credit Hours

RAD227 Advanced Radiographic Imaging

4

RAD230 Seminar

3

RAD238 Clinical Practicum V

5

PHI220 Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours for Semester 

15

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

77

 

 

Accreditation

St. Luke's College Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Additional information regarding program effectiveness data may be obtained by contacting the JRCERT.

JRCERT
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
Website: www.jrcert.org
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org