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 13 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
  • 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 ( 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.

Are you already an x-ray technologist?

Are you interested in advancing your career? Earn a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging. This program includes education in CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and Sonography.

If you prefer you can choose from one of these Bachelor’s programs: