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.

This is Your Future 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
Credits: 60


General Education Courses (30 credits required)

BIOL150Human Anatomy & Physiology I*3 Credits
BIOL155Human Anatomy & Physiology II*3 Credits
SCI120Nutrition3 Credits
SCI122Chemistry3 Credits
MATH103Introduction to College Math3 Credits
MATH105Algebra I3 Credits
MATH106Algebra II3 Credits
MATH190Applied Mathematics3 Credits
SOC105Introduction to Psychology3 Credits
SOC107Introduction to Sociology3 Credits
HUM109English Composition*3 Credits
HUM111Fundamentals of Public Speaking*3 Credits
HUM113Information 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)

SCI115Medical Terminology1 Credit
RTE100Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences1 Credit
RTE110Radiographic Procedures I2 Credits
RTE210Radiographic Procedures II3 Credits
RTE212Radiographic Procedures III3 Credits
RTE120Medical Ethics and Law1 Credit
RTE214Radiation Physics1 Credit
RTE215Principles of Radiographic Exposure2 Credits
RTE115Introduction to Imaging Principles1 Credit
RTE216Digital Imaging1 Credit
RTE220Advanced Modalities1 Credit
RTE218Radiation Biology and Protection2 Credits
RTE222Radiography Review and Capstone3 Credits
RTE150Clinical Practice I**4 Credits
RTE250Clinical 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 15 weeks. The specific schedule is determined between the Program Director, Clinical Site Preceptor, and the Student.

Sample Plan of Study

Semester 1
Human Anatomy & Physiology I3 Cr.
Introduction to College Math3 Cr.
Medical Terminology1 Cr.
Radiographic Procedures I2 Cr
English Composition3 Cr.
Introduction to Imaging Principles1 Cr.
Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences1 Cr.
14 Cr.

Semester 3
Introduction to Psychology3 Cr.
Information Systems/Computer Science3 Cr.
Radiographic Procedures III3 Cr.
Advanced Modalities1 Cr.
Principles of Radiographic Exposure2 Cr.
Clinical Practice I4 Cr.
16 Cr.

Semester 2
Human Anatomy & Physiology II3 Cr.
Applied Mathematics3 Cr.
Fundamentals of Public Speaking3 Cr.
Radiographic Procedures II3 Cr.
Radiation Physics1 Cr.
Medical Ethics and Law1 Cr.
14 Cr.

Semester 4
Nutrition3 Cr.
Introduction to Sociology3 Cr.
Radiation Biology and Protection2 Cr.
Clinical Practice II4 Cr.
Radiography Review and Capstone3 Cr.
Digital Imaging1 Cr.
16 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
  • Application
  • $95.00 application fee (non-refundable), effective 03/02/2022
  • Entrance Exam
Program Admission Requirements
  • Minimum of a 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. Effective June 2, 2023, applicants who have attended any college prior to applying to JPU must have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • 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
  • Effective June 2, 2023, a score of at least 80% is required on the Entrance Exam
Entrance Exam (Effective June 2, 2023)

The AS in Radiologic Technology program requires the completion of an Entrance Exam as part of the admissions process. The entrance exam is waived for any applicant who has earned a degree within five (5) years of applying to JPU. The minimum score required on the Entrance Exam is 80%.  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.

Applicants who do not pass the entrance exam with an 80% will have a second opportunity to take the exam. Applicants who do not pass the entrance exam after two attempts but earn a score in the range of 76-79% may still be considered for admission into the University as a continuing education student (non-degree seeking student) if their cumulative GPA earned from college-level coursework is at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Admission into the Radiologic Technology program will be reconsidered for students that choose to enroll as a continuing education student and earn a GPA of at least 2.5 during their first semester at JPU.


All students are required to adhere to Policies and Procedures outlined the Clinical Internship Handbook. The following are general requirements regarding clinical clearance screening requirements and clinical site placement:

Clinical Clearance Screening
JPU has clinical clearance screening requirements for all students prior to the start of their clinical internship.  This documentation includes, but is not limited to a background check, drug screen, and immunization records, CPR Training, and Physical Exam.  The accumulation of the required documentation is performed at the student’s expense.  Some Clinics may require different and/or additional screening requirements.  The student is required to comply with all screening requirements mandated by their assigned clinical site.  Any fees associated with procuring items required in the clinical clearance screening process are at the student’s expense.  Clinics that prefer to do their own testing and verification may do so directly with the student.  JPU may be asked to perform these services and provide the results to the clinic upon their request.

Clinical Site Placement
JPU is responsible for assigning a clinical site to each student enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program.  Radiologic Technology program leadership will grant acceptance into the program to qualified applicants after both the student and clinical site agree to the clinical site assignment.  

If a student is not granted admission into the Radiologic Technology program but wishes to enroll in Radiologic Technology courses as a non-degree seeking student, they may enroll in selected Radiologic Technology courses approved by JPU at a part-time status for no more than three consecutive semesters if their ultimate goal is to gain acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.  Students who do not gain admittance into the Radiologic Technology program after attending as a non-degree seeking student for three consecutive semesters must repeat the admissions interview process.

JPU resolves to make every effort to place student in a location that is within a reasonable distance from their place of residence.  Due to availability of clinical sites and student schedules, temporary relocation may be necessary to secure an appropriate clinical site.

Loss of an Assigned Clinical Site or Failure to Accept a Site Assignment
There are various reasons why a student may lose an assigned clinical site either before or after they begin their clinical internship.  Some reasons may be unpredictable and/or unpreventable by the University.  Any student who loses their assigned clinical site must accept the next clinical site assignment they are offered, even if it means temporary relocation is required.  Program leadership makes every effort to consider the student’s current location when working on clinical site assignments.  If the student chooses not to accept the subsequent clinical site they are offered, they are considered non-compliant with Clinical Obligations required for the program and will be placed on Administrative Hold.  Refer to the Administrative Hold Policy in the ACADEMIC POLICIES section of the Academic Catalog. 


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 ( 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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