Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology
The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology is designed to prepare students to enter the profession of radiologic technology and this program is structured to provide students with basic concepts and competencies to work as radiologic technologists in the healthcare environment.
How Do We Do This?
We accomplished this through didactic education in patient care, radiographic procedures, medical ethics and law, radiation biology, and radiation safety and protection. JPU students learn mastery of the required skill sets during their structured clinical rotations in the clinical setting.
Listed below are the student expectations for the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology.
At John Patrick University we fulfill our mission and goals through an integrated curriculum in the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program. We ensure learning outcomes in which our student will:
- display effective management and communication skills, verbal and written
- show critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- demonstrate the ability to prioritize safety and patient care
- express professional work standards
- acquire the professional tools and experience for an entry-level position in radiologic technology
Duration: 2 Years (4 semesters)
JPU offers three (3) semesters per calendar year. Students enrolling at a full-time status for four (4) consecutive semesters can complete the program in approximately 16 months.
Tuition: $667 per credit
General Education Courses (30 credits required)
|BIOL150||Human Anatomy & Physiology I*||3 Credits|
|BIOL155||Human Anatomy & Physiology II*||3 Credits|
|MATH103||Introduction to College Math||3 Credits|
|MATH105||Algebra I||3 Credits|
|MATH106||Algebra II||3 Credits|
|MATH190||Applied Mathematics||3 Credits|
|SOC105||Introduction to Psychology||3 Credits|
|SOC107||Introduction to Sociology||3 Credits|
|HUM109||English Composition*||3 Credits|
|HUM111||Fundamentals of Public Speaking*||3 Credits|
|HUM113||Information Systems/Computer Science*||3 Credits|
*Notes a required course. 30 general education credits are required. The student must complete at least one course from each category: Science (SCI), Social Science (SOC), Humanities (HUM), and Mathematics (MATH).
Technical/Occupational Courses (30 credits required)
|SCI115||Medical Terminology||1 Credit|
|RTE100||Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences||1 Credit|
|RTE110||Radiographic Procedures I||2 Credits|
|RTE210||Radiographic Procedures II||3 Credits|
|RTE212||Radiographic Procedures III||3 Credits|
|RTE120||Medical Ethics and Law||1 Credit|
|RTE214||Radiation Physics||1 Credit|
|RTE215||Principles of Radiographic Exposure||2 Credits|
|RTE115||Introduction to Imaging Principles||1 Credit|
|RTE216||Digital Imaging||1 Credit|
|RTE220||Advanced Modalities||1 Credit|
|RTE218||Radiation Biology and Protection||2 Credits|
|RTE222||Radiography Review and Capstone||3 Credits|
|RTE150||Clinical Practice I**||4 Credits|
|RTE250||Clinical Practice II**||4 Credits|
**Students typically begin competency completion in the clinical setting during the third semester of the program. It is anticipated that the student will spend 21 hours per week (7 hours a day for 3 days) for 13 weeks. The specific schedule is determined between the Program Director, Clinical Site Preceptor, and the Student.
Sample Plan of Study
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3 Cr.|
|Introduction to College Math||3 Cr.|
|Medical Terminology||1 Cr.|
|Radiographic Procedures I||2 Cr|
|English Composition||3 Cr.|
|Introduction to Imaging Principles||1 Cr.|
|Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences||1 Cr.|
|Introduction to Psychology||3 Cr.|
|Information Systems/Computer Science||3 Cr.|
|Radiographic Procedures III||3 Cr.|
|Advanced Modalities||1 Cr.|
|Principles of Radiographic Exposure||2 Cr.|
|Clinical Practice I||4 Cr.|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3 Cr.|
|Applied Mathematics||3 Cr.|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3 Cr.|
|Radiographic Procedures II||3 Cr.|
|Radiation Physics||1 Cr.|
|Medical Ethics and Law||1 Cr.|
|Introduction to Sociology||3 Cr.|
|Radiation Biology and Protection||2 Cr.|
|Clinical Practice II||4 Cr.|
|Radiography Review and Capstone||3 Cr.|
|Digital Imaging||1 Cr.|
Program Application Requirements
- 3 letters of reference
- Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
- Official transcripts from all higher education institutions
- Personal statement letter
- Copies of TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable
- $95.00 application fee (non-refundable), effective 03/02/2022
- Entrance Exam
Program Admission Requirements
- High School Diploma with a GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale). A 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) is preferred.
- If applicant’s first language, or language of instruction, is not English, English proficiency examination scores are required. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum scores are 550 (pBT) or 213 (cBT) or 79 (iBT). The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score required is 6.5. The PTE Academic minimum score required is 53.
- Interview with JPU representative
- Personal statement
- Three Letters of Reference
- Score of at least 750 on the Entrance Exam
Entrance Exam (Effective March 2, 2022)
Effective January 9, 2023, the AS in Radiologic Technology program requires the completion of an Entrance Exam as part of the admissions process for any applicant who has not earned a degree prior to seeking admission to JPU. The minimum score required on the Entrance Exam is 70. The anticipated time to complete the exam is 1.5 hours.
- Reading Comprehension: Provides reading scenarios in order to measure reading comprehension, identifying the main idea, finding meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc.
- Learner Profile: Assesses your personality related to your preferred learning style
After your application is complete, you will receive an email with information on taking the entrance exam. Once you have completed the entrance exam, a representative from JPU’s admissions team will reach out to you to schedule phone interviews.
Is state licensure required?
No: AL, AK, DC, ID, MI, MO, NC, OK, SD
Yes: AZ, CT, FL, MS, TX, AR, CA, CO, DE, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
If required, is ARRT certification sufficient?
No: TX, NJ
Yes: AZ, CT, FL, MS, AR, CA, CO, DE, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Does JPU’s program meet requirements to take the ARRT examination?
Yes. Graduates are eligible to take the ARRT examination. JPU’s accreditor, Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is recognized by the ARRT.
If ARRT is not sufficient, what are the requirements?
Texas: A Jurisprudence (JP) Exam with a score of 75 or better is required. Visit https://tmb.state.tx.u/page/licensing for more details.
New Jersey: The eligibility for licensure includes ARRT credentials as well as completion of an approved program. Visit NJDEP-Radiation Protection Element (state.nj.us) for more details.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) contains the most updated information on licensure. Including each individual state. JPU reviews the information annually.
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