Radiologic Technology Program Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

The program is divided into six semesters over two years. The fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks and the summer semesters are 12 weeks.

Our curriculum is based on the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences as established by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). It is also based on the curriculum recommendations of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the Task Inventory of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Our faculty teaches the curriculum through formal lecture, laboratory work and clinical applications to enhance the learning experience.

Transfer credits

All enrolled students must complete the prescribed curriculum in its entirety to graduate from the program.

The program does not accept transfer credits from colleges and/or universities due to the highly specialized nature of our program's curriculum. In addition, the School of Radiologic Technology does not accept transfer students from other JRCERT-accredited certificate programs.

Class Schedule

Start date

A new class begins annually in late August or early September.

Academic schedule

We schedule all didactic classes during normal business hours, Monday – Friday. Students spend the first two weeks in orientation before starting clinical rotations.

Following orientation, students typically spend:

  • Two days per week in classroom activities, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Three days per week in the clinical setting

Clinical rotations

After orientation, students are assigned to particular areas in the department to begin clinical development. Students spend 40 hours per week in combined classroom and clinical activity. As students progress in clinical knowledge, some second- and third-shift hours are scheduled to broaden the clinical experience.

Rotations include:

  • Several 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. shifts
  • One third-shift rotation
  • Some early morning portable rotations, beginning as early as 4:30 a.m.

Student schedules

The program director or the clinical coordinator schedules clinical hours, rotations in the clinical areas, class hours and off days. Students receive a clinical rotation schedule prior to the start of the upcoming semester.

School closings

The school is closed and no classes are scheduled on the following days:

  • Thanksgiving and the day after
  • Two weeks in winter that include both Christmas and New Year's
  • One week in the spring around Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • One week around July 4th
  • Three weeks prior to Labor Day
  • The last Friday of each semester

Unscheduled time off

Students are required to plan personal time off (e.g., vacations, routine doctor appointments, family obligations, etc.) during the school closings listed above.

Each student will also have a bank of 80 hours to use over the program's two years for unplanned absences like illness and unexpected emergencies. Any student who is absent for more than 240 hours will be required to withdraw from the program.

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