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.
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.
A new class begins annually in late August or early September.
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:
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.
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.
The school is closed and no classes are scheduled on the following days:
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.