The Radiologic Technology Program is a 21-month program providing clinical and didactical education in the field. Upon graduation, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree, as well as eligibility to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination for Radiographers. This examination certifies the applicant as a Registered Technologist, RT (R), ARRT.
The radiographer is an important member of the health care team, working closely with the radiologists and physicians and other health care team members. The patient is always the number one concern.
In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a Radiologic Technology Program application by March 1. Only applicants who have completed or have in progress BIOL 2214 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2224 Anatomy & Physiology II, and MAT 1013 (or a higher level of mathematics) will be considered. Students are required to maintain a minimum grade of “C” in each course required in the entire radiologic technology program curriculum. This includes both general education and radiologic technology courses. An overall GPA of 2.5 is required for admission into the program and for graduation. For further information, contact the program director.
The radiologic technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone: 312-704-5300 or at www.jrcert.org.
MAT or ET 1134 will not be accepted as an option for the math requirement for this program.
Application forms must be completed by March 1 in order to be considered a candidate for the program.
* If you are in A&P I and A&P II when applying to the program, please submit your midterm grade to the program director as soon as it is available.
* Immunizations and CPR training are not required before acceptance into the program. After acceptance into the program, these are required, as is a criminal background check and drug screen prior to being assigned at a clinical site.
Northark has an agreement with Cox College in Springfield and ASU-Fort Smith for all courses in this program to be accepted upon transfer. See advisors for additional information about those programs and additional credits required for entry to complete a BS degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
Graduates will demonstrate proper positioning sills, including trauma, radiation protection, and radiographic evaluation.
Graduates will demonstrate professional responsibility and development professional behavior.
Students begin in the Associate of General Studies Degree. Required courses in the Associate of General Studies to be completed prior to entry include: