Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, perform specialized functions as members of the health care team.

Upon completion of the program, graduates have met the educational requirements necessary to be eligible to take the national radiography certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R).

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL.

Radiologic Technologist duties include:

  • Manipulation of specific anatomy to optimal radiographic position
  • Proper selection of appropriate technical factors for image production
  • Utilization of very high-tech imaging equipment to obtain diagnostic information as directed
  • Effective communication with individuals of all age groups
  • Protection of patients and colleagues from unnecessary radiation exposure
  • Functioning effectively with other members of the health care team to promote patient safety and comfort
  • Prioritization of effective patient flow

Fact Sheet for Radiologic Technology

Eligibility Requirements

Program Effectiveness

Student Achievement Data.

2016 2017 2018
Pass Rate  57% 100%  100%
Retention  88%   91%  91%
Employment Rate
 100%  100%  100%

College Student Achievement Data

First time examinee pass rate:

This program has been in existence for 18 years, graduating 15 classes of students. Over the past 5 years, (2014-2018) of the 56 students that graduated and sat for the national certification examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 47, or 84% passed on the first attempt. The program goal for this data point is 85%. 11 students made up our most recent cohort of graduates. 11 of these students were successful their first time on the ARRT examination for a pass rate of 100% for that particular group.

Graduate employment rate within 6 months of graduation for active job seekers:

We have had a total of 134 students graduate the program since it's inception. 126 of those students (classified as active job seekers) have found jobs in the medical imaging field for a percentage of 94% of our graduates working in medical imaging. The program goal for this data point is 80% in the first 6 months following graduation. From 2014-2018 the program has had 56 students graduate. Of this number, 52 sought and found employment, for a 5 year average employment of 93% within 6 months following graduation.

Program retention rate:

Of the 12 students who enrolled in the program in 2016, 11 graduated in 2018 including a military veteran who should have graduated in 2017 but returned to finish school after his obligations to the military were satisfied. 92% of our 2016 entering students completed the program in 2018. There have been 198 students accepted into the program and we have graduated 163 of these (22 students are still matriculating through the program). The program retention rate is 82.3% for the entire life of the program. The program goal for this data point is 75%.

Mission and Goals

The mission of Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Radiography Program is to graduate students with entry-level employment skills to perform diagnostic medical radiography (Reviewed 2013). This data has been made available to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT may be contacted at:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
email: mail@jrcert.org
website: www.jrcert.org

Student Learning Outcomes

This program has been in existence for 14 years, graduating 11 classes of students. Over the past 5 years, (2010 - 2014) of the 46 students that graduated and sat for the national certification examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 40, or 87% passed on the first attempt. The program goal for this data point is 85%.

11 students made up our most recent cohort of graduates in 2014. 9 of those students were successful their first time on the ARRT examination for a pass rate of 82% for that particular group.

Curriculum

SEMESTER CURRICULUM CREDITS

Summer (8 weeks)
FYS 101 College Seminar (1)
BI 151 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
MAT 150 College Algebra (3)

Fall 1 (16 weeks)
ENG 100 English Composition (3)
RT 101 Introduction to Radiography (3)
RT 110 Anatomy and Positioning I (3)
RT Lab I (1)
RT 201 Radiographic Physics (3)

Spring 1 (16 weeks)
RT 111 Anatomy and Positioning II (3)
RT Lab II (1)
RT 120 Radiographic Exposure (3)
RT 150 Clinic I (3)
RT 220 Pharmacology (3)

Summer (8 weeks)
COM 100 Oral Communications (3)
SOC 102 Sociology (3)
PSY 100 Psychology (3)

Fall 2 (16 weeks)
AH 201 Human Diversity in Healthcare Delivery (1)
AH 230 Medical Ethics (3)
RT 175 Clinic II (5)
RT 210 Radiation Biology (3)

Spring 2 (16 weeks)
HST 105 American History (3)
RT 200 Clinic III (5)
RT 260 Transitions to Professional Practice (2)
RT 180 Radiographic Pathology (3)

Program Total: 68
Program Total if remedial math is necessary: 71

Educational Goals

Students will be clinically competent

  1. Students can correctly position radiographic examinations
  2. Students demonstrate good patient care skills
  3. Students will demonstrate good radiation protection skills
  4. Students can effectively technically evaluate a radiograph

Graduates will effectively use problem solving and critical thinking skills

  1. Students can debate logically
  2. Students will reach logical conclusions and demonstrate an appropriate sequence on term paper
  3. Will meet program benchmarks on exit testing (CAAP) critical thinking, writing and science reasoning
  4. students can modify appropriate factors on trauma patients

Graduates will be effective communicators

  1. Graduates can write a college level term paper
  2. Graduates can present information in an oral fashion at an audience appropriate level
  3. students will effectively communicate with patients
  4. students will score 65 or above on CAAP testing (writing skills)

Students will develop professionally

  1. Graduates will be professional in their appearance and actions
  2. Students will complete service obligations
  3. Graduates will pass the registry exam

Schedule

Admission Information

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid