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The Radiologic Technology program provides students the opportunity to learn the art and science of medical imaging. Education is provided through didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences.

School
School of Health Professions
Career
Radiologic Technologist
Program Contacts

History

The Radiologic Technology Program was established in 1993. The program prepares graduates to perform radiologic procedures as entry level radiologic technology practitioners. The radiologic technologist assists radiologists and other physicians in imaging parts of the body through the use of ionizing radiation and other forms of energy, specialized radiographic equipment and manipulating patient positions.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to educate and form entry level Radiologic Technologists in a faith based academic community.  Students are educated to become competent and compassionate technologists who serve their patients, profession and the community.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals for the Radiologic Technology Program are as follows:The student learning outcomes for the Radiologic Technology Program are as follows:
1. Students will demonstrate the skills to competently and safely perform radiographic procedures.

1.  Students will apply radiation protection principles in radiographic examinations.

2.  Students will competently perform positioning for radiographic examinations.

3.  Students will competently manipulate radiographic equipment.

2.  Students will demonstrate the use of effective communication skills.

4.  Students will utilize written communication skills.

5.  Students will provide age appropriate, oral communication.
3.  Students will apply critical thinking skills.

6.  Students will accurately adjust procedural factors for various examinations.

7.  Students will evaluate radiographic images for optimum quality.
4.  Students will model professionalism while promoting Franciscan values of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

8.  Students will demonstrate affective behaviors.

9.  Students will compare ethical and unethical values.


Enrollment

Applications for the Associate of Science Degree in the Radiologic Technology Program are due on or before March 15th for the class beginning in August. A class of up to 28 may be accepted.

Requirements

Application Deadline: March 15th for class beginning in August

To be considered for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program, all applicants must complete the application process by March 15th and meet the minimum admissions criteria listed below. Admission to the program is a selective process and meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission to the program. Applicants who are not selected must re-apply the following year.

  1. Meet all University admission criteria at the time of application
  2. Minimum grade of C in all pre-requisite courses included in the Rad Tech Curriculum Plan:
    • ACSM 1110 Introduction to College Education - 1 credit hour
    • MATH 1315 College Algebra - 3 credit hours
    • BIOL 1110 Introduction to Medical Terminology - 1 credit hour
    • BIOL 2310 Human Anatomy & Physiology I - 3 credit hours; May have pre or co requisite course required for this class if taken at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Refer to University Catalog for course requirements
    • BIOL 2311 Human Anatomy & Physiology II - 3 credit hours
    • WRIT 1310 College Writing I - 3 credit hours
    • WRIT 1311 College Writing II - 3 credit hours
    • PSYC 1310 Introductory Psychology - 3 credit hours
    • THEO 1310 Introduction to Theology - 3 credit hours
    • RADT 1710 Introduction to Radiology - 1 credit hours
  3. All pre-requisite courses must be completed or enrolled in by the application deadline of March 15th. An applicant may still apply in March with one course remaining in the Summer semester preceding the clinical phase.
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all Rad Tech pre-requisite courses.
  5. Minimum composite ACT score of 20.
  6. Minimum age of 18 at time of enrollment.
  7. Documented completion of 50 volunteer service hours in the Radiology department of a hospital and/or work experience in a Radiology department of a hospital, clinic or imaging center. Click here for instructions, list of procedures, and an evaluation that should be turned in with your verification of volunteer hours. Students are encouraged to start their volunteer service as soon as possible, because the process to begin can be lengthy.
  8. Preference is given to applicants who have completed pre-requisite courses at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
  9. 3 letters of reference. Click here for recommendation form.
  10. Complete the online clinical application which includes a short narrative as to why you have chosen this career and program.

Applicants should be aware that admitted students are required to participate in certain clinical rotations that occur in the evenings.

The following documentation is due by March 15th to the Admissions Office:

  1. Online clinical application with short narrative
  2. Documented 50 volunteer hours, procedures list, and evaluation
  3. 3 letters of reference
  4. ACT scores
  5. Completion or enrollment in Rad Tech pre-requisite courses

Completed applications will be reviewed during the month of May. The selection committee may request an interview before final decisions are made. Applicants will be notified of their program admission status by mid-June.  Accepted candidates will attend a mandatory Pre-Enrollment session in June and classes will begin in August.

The WIHP Option (Walk into Health Professions)

Students who exclusively take all prerequisite courses toward one of the health professions’ programs at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all prerequisite coursework, and who meet the minimum admissions requirements are guaranteed admission to the declared program. Please contact the Program Director for more information: Nicole.St.Germain@franu.edu Office Phone- (M-F) 225-214-1952

Length of Program

The Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology consists of 77 total credit hours of which 24 hours are arts and science courses and 53 hours are Radiologic Technology courses. Upon enrollment, the program is designed to be completed in five semesters, in which the student enrolls full-time.

Tuition

See the undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule.

Financial Assistance

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. See Financial Aid for more details.

Transferability

See Transfer Equivalencies regarding transferability of courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities.  A final grade of C or better must be earned in courses to be transferred. Credit earned through correspondence courses will not be accepted for transfer. Further information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office of Admissions. Credit for university level achievement may be awarded through the CLEP and/or ACT examination. Individuals with prior education in a Radiologic Technology program may contact the University for information concerning policies for admission with advanced standing and transferring course work from another institution.

Accreditations

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.  Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

The Radiologic Technology Associate of Science Degree Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182) (312-704-5300, website: www.jrcert.org, email: mail@jrcert.org) and holds full approval from the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

Program Effectiveness Data

Completion Rate – Graduating Cohort 2018

The following is a measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program's completion rate for the cohort graduating in 2018 was 82%. Eighteen of the 22 students admitted successfully completed the program.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2014 through 2018

The following represents the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The program's credentialing examination pass rate is stated as an average from the years 2014 through 2018 is 89%. The total number of students attempting the certification was 102 with 91 successfully passing within this five year span.

Job Placement Rate - 2014 through 2018

The following represents the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment.  The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2014 through 2018 is 100%. Within the five year span, 102 of the 102 graduating students that attempted to gain employment were successful.

Resources

Document TitleTypeFile Size
Document Title: RADT - Core Performance StandardsType: pdfFile Size: 60.36 KBDownload
Document Title: RADT - 1 Volunteer Instructions And FormType: pdfFile Size: 334.88 KBDownload
Document Title: RADT - 2018 2019 Program HandbookType: pdfFile Size: 1.38 MBDownload
Document Title: RADT - Pregnancy PolicyType: pdfFile Size: 106.69 KBDownload

Curriculum

Curriculum Notes:

Total Credit Hours for the AS degree in Radiologic Technology = 77 credit hours