Our four-year program leads to a certificate of completion in radiologic technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in health science:
- Students earn their professional credential in radiography and gain eligibility for credentialing in an advanced imaging modality (CT, MRI, sonography)—highly attractive to potential employers.
- Graduates of our radiologic technology program enjoy nearly 100 percent job placement within 12 months of graduation.
- A bachelor's degree in radiologic technology provides our graduates with a distinct advantage throughout their careers—from landing their first job in an imaging facility to advancing to administrative and other higher-level healthcare positions.
The curriculum consists of basic science and math; general education including humanities, arts, and social sciences; and professional radiography core courses.
Students practice various radiographic procedures and techniques within our fully energized x-ray laboratory.
Beginning in the second year, our students complete clinical rotations at our local affiliate institutions. This hands-on experience is supervised by practicing medical-imaging professionals and affords students the opportunity to apply what they've learned in the classroom.
By the end of the third year, our students typically have completed all of the radiography courses and the requirements for the Associate in Science degree in health science. Once clinical competence of a predetermined list of radiographic procedures has been demonstrated, eligible students take a national examination in radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Successful completion of this exam provides the radiography credential required to become a practicing x-ray technologist.
During their fourth year, students fulfill the requirements of the baccalaureate degree, preparing them to take a leadership role in healthcare and society through an undergraduate concentration in management, education, communication, computer science, or advanced science and medicine. Students may also choose to specialize in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ultrasound (US) during their fourth year.
Imaging technologists who are already ARRT-credentialed may be eligible to apply to the CT, MRI, or ultrasound certificate programs.
Please contact Daniel DeMaio at firstname.lastname@example.org at 860.768.5752 to discuss your interest.
Accreditation: The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901; telephone: 312.704.5300; email: email@example.com. Our program is required to comply with the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography. For additional information regarding accreditation, see JRCERT.