Medical Radiography, AAS

  

Program Description

This is a two-year, full-time program that prepares students to enter the health care profession as a competent entry-level radiographer. Professional competence is achieved through a blend of theoretical and practical coursework which includes didactic and clinical experience at cooperating hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices.


Licensure

The program is competency based and follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Curriculum Guide. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification. All students who have passed the national examination may apply for licensure for the State of Utah through the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Utah Tech University leading to professional licensure are designed to prepare students for Utah licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions requiring licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. 

Licensure boards in each state establish requirements for licensure and certification for their respective state. States vary by which professions are required to be licensed and how licensure functions, and such requirements may change at any time. The terms related to licensure and certification, among others, also vary by state as well.

Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state licensure entity in the state where they intend to work to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the student’s state(s) of choice. The University cannot provide verification of a student’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select the program, or speak to the director of the program. 

Utah Tech University shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction.

This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).


Accreditation

The Utah Tech Medical Radiography Program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the national accrediting agency for radiography programs which assures that programs follow standards to maintain academic excellence. JRCERT may be contacted at:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Email: mail@jcert.org
www.jrcert.org


Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Medical Radiography program, an applicant must first be accepted as a Utah Tech State University student. The applicant must also complete a separate application to the Medical Radiography program. Admission to the program is competitive and based on a point system. Applicants will be evaluated on their academic achievement including overall GPA, prerequisite course grades and work experience or volunteer hours in a healthcare setting that has direct contact with patients. The top 20-25 highest-scoring applicants will be selected for interviews, which will be conducted by the Medical Radiography Selection Committee. Of the applicants interviewed, the top twelve to fourteen highest-scoring students will be selected for admission into the Medical Radiography program with up to five additional students to be selected as alternates. The number of students selected is dependent on the number of clinical spots available. The deadline for applications is on the department website. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered for admission. Applications and further information are available on the website (following this link will take you out of the University Catalog).

Required for Admission:

Complete applications must include official transcripts listing final grades in the following courses: BIOL 2320 and BIOL 2325; BIOL 2420 and BIOL 2425; ENGL 1010 and ENGL 2010; MATH 1030, 1040 or 1050; PSY 1010 or PSY 1100; RADT 1010; and either COMM 1020 or COMM 2110. Science courses must be taken within the past seven years (BIOL 2320/25 and BIOL 2420/25).

A crucial element for student success in a rigorous Medical Radiography program is the capability of academic achievement. A student’s history of academic performance is indicative of future academic achievement. The eligibility requirement for admission into the Utah Tech State University Medical Radiography Program is a cumulative GPA of 2.7 for all Medical Radiography prerequisite courses. Prerequisite and support courses for the program provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge and are essential for success in the program. All required prerequisite courses must be completed with at least a “C” grade or higher prior to submission of application.


Program Curriculum

86 credits

General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing (EN)3
or ENGL 1010D Introduction to Writing (EN)
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN)3
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA) (preferred)3-4
or MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
or MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
Program Prerequisites
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
COMM 1020Public Speaking3
or COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)
RADT 1010Intro to Radiography2
Core Discipline Requirements
(Admission to Utah Tech Medical Radiography AAS program required)
Semester I
RADT 1020Radiographic Procedures I5
RADT 1030Radiographic Imaging I3
RADT 1040Clinical Education I (ALPP)4
RADT 1050Patient Care2
Semester II
RADT 1120Radiographic Procedures II4
RADT 1140Clinical Education II (ALPP)5
RADT 1230Radiographic Imaging II2
RADT 1250Advanced Patient Care2
Semester III (Summer)
RADT 1240Clinical Education III (ALPP)7
Semester IV
RADT 2030Radiographic Physics3
RADT 2040Clinical Education IV (ALPP)7
RADT 3020Advanced Medical Imaging3
RADT 3150Radiobiology and Protection3
Semester V
RADT 3240Clinical Education V (ALPP)7
RADT 3260Radiography Seminar3

NOTE: Students wishing to use BIOL 2320/BIOL 2325 and BIOL 2420/BIOL 2425 to fulfill the General Education Life Sciences requirement must also take BIOL 1300 Evolution & Ecology (1).


Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 87 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  4. Grade C or higher in each General Education, Program Prerequisite, and Discipline Core Requirements course.

Graduation Plan

1st Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
RADT 10102BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
4 
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
5COMM 1020 or 21103 
ENGL 1010 or 1010D3ENGL 20103 
PSY 1010 or 11003  
MATH 1040, 1030, or 10503  
 16 10 
2nd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHoursSummer SemesterHours
RADT 10205RADT 11204RADT 12407
RADT 10303RADT 11405 
RADT 10404RADT 12302 
RADT 10502RADT 12502 
 14 13 7
3rd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
RADT 20303RADT 32407 
RADT 20407RADT 32603 
RADT 30203  
RADT 31503  
 16 10 
Total Hours 86

Medical Radiography Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop competence in clinical performance. 
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  3. Practice professional and ethical conduct.
  4. Develop effective communication skills