Radiologic Technology Program
The medical imaging (or field of radiography) field is a unique blend of technology and patient care. (In other words, it’s high tech, high touch!)
To ensure you master both aspects, you’ll begin a series of clinical rotations at over 13 clinical sites within three weeks of starting the Radiologic Technology program at the University of Saint Francis. In these clinical rotations, you will work alongside professional radiologic technologists to gain real-world experience interacting with patients, taking CT scans and MRIs, practicing interventional radiology, and working in surgical and emergency care settings.
These hands-on experiences will reinforce classroom coursework and laboratory exercises completed in USF’s state-of-the-art digital X-ray lab.
Cutting Edge X-Ray lab
In USF’s state-of-the-art X-ray lab, you’ll learn to take wireless, digital images using an anatomical model to help you master imaging software and positioning skills!
In just two years, you will obtain your Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology and be prepared to test for national certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). USF graduates have maintained a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt for the last 20 years. That solid record is a great indication that you’ll do the same – pass the exam and find a great, high-paying job!
To help ensure your success, you’ll complete a professional development series of conferences during your second spring semester. In these classes, you’ll develop job search materials, and prepare for and complete mock interviews. You’ll also be mentored specifically on the ARRT certification process.
Once you enter the workforce, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for advancement. In fact, if you decide to pursue your bachelor’s degree, you’ll only have to complete one additional year of school to complete your Bachelor of Science in Health Services. which can be completed online while you work!
The AS in Radiologic Technology program at USF consists of four semesters and two eight-week summer sessions. Coursework is based on the curriculum recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), which is incorporated into the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Standards for an Accredited Educational Program.