Radiologic Technology

Associate of Science Degree

A Radiologic Technology Associate of Science Degree will show you how to administer ionizing radiation.

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide a progressive academic and clinical educational environment by training students to become highly competent and qualified to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes while preparing them for future licensing examination. You may find employment at hospitals, clinics and physician’s offices, or you may work as a travel technologist. Our program can be completed in 24 months for students taking our day classes.

Sullivan University has two energized labs, which include a digital lab with Picture Archiving and Communication System (P.A.C.S.). This allows you to check images you have captured for the views requested. Also, you’ll complete clinical rotations at a variety of sites, so you will experience several types of settings, including rotations in trauma, pediatrics and surgery.

Courses
Curriculum

ClassTitleCredit Hours
CCS110College Success Strategies2
CCS245Career Development2
ENG101+Composition I4
ENG102+Composition II4
MED171Medical Ethics4
MED172+Anatomy & Physiology I4
MED173+Anatomy & Physiology II4
MED176Medical Terminology4
MED211Health & Safety Techniques3
MTH101+College Mathematics4
PSY214+Introduction to Psychology4
RAD100Introduction to Radiography4
RAD102Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Topics3
RAD121Radiographic Positioning I6
RAD131Radiographic Positioning II3
RTA122*#Radiographic Clinical I3
RTA132*#Radiographic Clinical II3
RTA133Advanced Radiographic Positioning3
RTA141Radiographic Imaging I4
RTA142*Radiographic Clinical III3
RTA144Patient Care & Education4
RTA251Radiographic Imaging II4
RTA252*Advanced Radiographic Clinical I8
RTA253Radiation Physics4
RTA254Radiation Protection & Biology4
RTA261Radiographic Pathology3
RTA262*Advanced Radiographic Clinical II8
RTA263Advanced Topics & Current Trends in Imaging4
RTA271Radiographic Image Critique4
RTA272*Advanced Radiographic Clinical III8
RTA282*Advanced Radiographic Clinical IV7
RTA283Radiographic Registry Review3
Total Credit Hours
132

+General education course

*The clinical requirement consists of 1200 hours for the RTA program. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Clinical rotations may be up to 90 miles away from the college campus. Clinical experiences will include 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift and some weekends.

#Not required if LMR300 and LMR301 have been taken

Objectives

GOALS AND OUTCOMES

1. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

  • Student will demonstrate effective communication with patients.
  • Student will demonstrate effective written communication.
  • Student will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.

2. Students will demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Student will demonstrate the ability to accommodate non-routine patients.

3. Students will demonstrate professional development and growth.

  • Student will acquire the values and ethics as outlined in the Code of Ethics for radiographers.
  • Students will know HIPAA requirements
  • Students will remain current with in the ARRT Standards of Continuing Education

4. The program will effectively meet the needs of the student and the community.

  • Graduates will pass the ARRT examination
  • Graduates will obtain employment in the field.
  • Gradates will indicate overall satisfaction with the program.
  • Employers will indicate overall satisfaction with graduate’s performance.
  • Students will complete the program in the specified duration of the program.

5. Students will demonstrate clinical competency.

  • Students will be able to evaluate images.
  • Students will provide appropriate patient care.
  • Students will practice appropriate radiation safety precautions for the patient and self.
  • Students will position patients to yield diagnostic images.

WHAT IS TAUGHT IN THIS PROGRAM?

You will learn:

  • Radiation protection
  • Patient care
  • Venipuncture
  • Pathology
  • Image acquisition and evaluation
  • An overview of computers and special modalities
  • Equipment operation and quality control
  • Positioning
Highlights

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OR UNIQUE THING ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?

Sullivan University has three energized labs which include a digital lab with P.A.C.s- Picture Archiving and Communication System. This allows the students to check images they have captured for the views requested. Students complete clinical rotations at a variety of sites, so they experience several types of settings, including rotations in trauma, pediatrics, and surgery.

WHO WOULD THIS PROGRAM APPEAL TO?

This program would appeal to you if you have a sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others in a medical setting. There must be an interest in science, especially anatomy, physiology and physics. Additionally, if you are someone who is detail oriented, dependable and handles stress well this may be the program for you.

CLASS AND CLINICAL ROTATION SCHEDULE

  • Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Clinical rotation will include evenings, second & third shift
  • All students must complete a mandatory two-week-end trauma rotation at the University of Louisville Hospital during the program. This trauma rotation is on weekend shifts from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am
  • There is a five week 2nd shift rotation which is from 3:00 pm until 11:00 pm occurring in the 6th quarter at various clinical sites.
  • There will be a three week rotation 2nd shift rotation at the University of Louisville Hospital
  • Clinical rotations may be up to 90 miles away from the college campus. (No special arrangements can be made for clinical assignments. All students are required to have adequate transportation to and from clinical sites.)
  • Clinical schedules will be as follows (this schedule is subject to change):
    • 2nd – 4th quarter one day per week
    • 5th -8th quarter three days a week
Programmatic Accreditation

Programmatic Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology A.S. program at Sullivan University is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

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Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300 – office
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

Program Effectiveness Data

All data is collected from January 1st to December 31st

Five-Year Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography Examination) pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt with in six months of graduation.

The following placement rates are calculated using JRCERT criteria. Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.

YEARPercent passing on 1st attemptNumber of students
2013100%31 of 31 students passed on 1st attempt
201495%20 of 21 students passed on 1st attempt
201593%13 of 14 students passed on 1st attempt
2016100%10 of 10 students passed on 1st attempt
201795%18 of 19 students passed on 1st attempt
5 year average97%

Five-Year Average Job Placement Rate of not less than 75 percent with in twelve months of graduation.

YearPercent Job PlacementNumber of Students
201397%32 of 33
201495%20 of 21
201593%13 of 14
2016100%10 of 10
2017100%19 of 19
5 year average97%

*Program Completion Rate (calculated annually) – The number of students who complete the program within a cohort compared to the number who enrolled in the cohort initially.
Sullivan University accepts students into the Radiologic Technology program four times per year. The numbers below reflect the number of students enrolled in the program during a full academic year (January 1 through December 31) and the number of students from those four cohorts who eventually completed the program.

Year *Program Completion RateNumber of Students in cohort
201374%42 began, 31 graduated
201469%29 began, 20 graduated  (1 removed from cohort)
201570%22 began, 16 graduated (6 removed from cohort)
201670%21 began, 15 graduated (5 removed from cohort)
201770%23 began, 19 graduated (4 removed from cohort)
5 year average70%
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