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Radiologic Technology Associate's Degree Program

This associate's degree program prepares you to perform actual diagnostic x-ray examinations vital to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Instruction is accomplished through an integrated plan of classroom and closely supervised clinical practicum. You will be well prepared to become a competent and compassionate radiologic healthcare provider.

Drexel-trained radiologic technologists are especially well-versed in all aspects of the field.

Learn using state-of-the-art equipment.

You will gain clinical observation experiences in computer tomography magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine. Graduates are familiar with all areas of diagnostic radiologic technology and the most modern sophisticated equipment.

Upon successful completion of this 21-month associate's degree program, you will be eligible to sit for the certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Program graduates are acknowledged leaders in their field because of an exceptionally well-balanced education. 


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Radiologic Technology Program Student Handbook

PHILOSOPHY

The Radiologic Technology Program was established to prepare specialists trained in the art and science of medical imaging who would participate in the care of other human beings and do so as competent, sensitive, and caring individuals who carry out their charge in such a way so as to maintain the dignity of human life. The program is committed to providing a quality educational opportunity that prepares individuals to be competent for entry-level staff radiographic employment. A quality and comprehensive curriculum is maintained through competent faculty who utilize quality facilities. Instruction begins with classroom exercises, leading to laboratory experiences and clinical applications. Faculty undertakes the responsibility to develop the leadership potential of these specialists in order to strive for continued excellence, as this is vital to providing the needed balance in the evolution of health care.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to provide:

  • a progressive academic and clinical educational environment for qualified students to prepare them as competent and compassionate radiologic health care providers;
  • the knowledge and skills needed to meet and/or exceed minimum entry level requirements to perform radiologic technology.

GOALS

Goal 1: Recruit and select qualified individuals with potential for success.

Student Learning Objectives
  • Graduation rates will meet or exceed program standards.
  • Graduates will indicate overall satisfaction with the program.
  • Employers will indicate overall satisfaction with graduate’s performance.
  • Students will be able to pass the national ARRT certification examination.

Goal 2: Students/Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a clinically competent radiographer.

Student Learning Objectives
  • Students will use proper radiation safety principles for the protection of patients, selves, and others.
  • Students will demonstrate competency with positioning skills.

Goal 3: Students/Graduates will demonstrate effective communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Student Learning Objectives
  • Students will be able to effectively explain examination procedures to patients and/or family members.
  • Students will provide appropriate patient care.
  • Students will be effective in utilizing skills to solve problems, correctly assess patient conditions, and are adaptable to changing situations to meet patient’s needs in the clinical environment.
  • Students are effective in communicating with patients, supervisors, and others and are able to effectively express themselves both “oral” and “written”.

Goal 4: Students/Graduates will recognize the significance of professional growth and development.

Student Learning Objectives
  • Students will participate in professional growth and development activities.
  • Students will pursue further training in a radiographic special modality and/or a Baccalaureate Program.
  • Students will perform ethically and professionally in the clinical setting as outlined in the Code of Ethics.


TERMINAL OBJECTIVES

  1. Provide the academic and clinical foundation for success on the ARRT Examination in Radiology.
  2. Prepare graduates to perform entry level skills of a radiographer.
  3. Provide an academic foundation for upper level baccalaureate education.
  4. Provide an environment conducive to the development of critical thinking, decision making, career planning and lifelong learning skills.

 

The Rad Tech program is accredited by:

Joint Review Committee on Education
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900
Chicago, Illinois 60606
312-704-5300