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Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

Associate Radiologic Tech
Associate Radiologic Tech

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

A Radiologic Technology Associate of Science Degree will show you how to administer ionizing radiation. 

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide a progressive academic and clinical educational environment by training students to become highly competent and qualified to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes. This is also achieved while preparing them for the future licensing examinations. You may find employment at hospitals, clinics, and physician's offices; or, you may work as a travel technologist. Our program can be completed in 24 months for students taking our day classes.

Sullivan University has two energized labs which include a digital lab with Picture Archiving and Communication System (P.A.C.S.). This allows you to check images you have captured for the views requested. Also, you will complete clinical rotations at a variety of sites, so you will experience several types of settings, including rotations in trauma, pediatrics, and surgery.

Program Information

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College of Allied Health Radiologic & Radiology Programs

Radiologic Technology

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Department is to provide a progressive academic and clinical educational environment by training students to become highly competent and qualified to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes while preparing them for future licensing examination.

Limited Medical Radiology

The mission of the Limited Medical Radiology Program is to provide a progressive academic and clinical educational environment by training students to become highly competent and qualified to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes while preparing them for future licensing examination

Program Highlights & Locations

What is the Most Important or Unique Thing About this Program?

Sullivan University has two energized labs which include a digital lab with P.A.C.s - Picture Archiving and Communication System. This allows the students to check images they have captured for the views requested. Students complete clinical rotations at a variety of sites, so they experience several types of settings, including rotations in trauma, pediatrics, and surgery.

Who Would this Program Appeal to?

This program would appeal to you if you have a sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others in a medical setting. There must be an interest in science, especially anatomy, physiology, and physics. Additionally, if you are someone who is detail-oriented, dependable, and handles stress well this may be the program for you.

Class and Clinical Rotation Schedule (Louisville)

  • Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm
  • Clinical rotation will include evenings, second & third shift.
  • All students must complete a mandatory two-week-end trauma rotation at the University of Louisville Hospital during the program. This trauma rotation is on weekend shifts from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am
  • There is a five-week 2nd shift rotation which is from 3:00 pm until 11:00 pm occurring in the 6th quarter at various clinical sites.
  • There will be a three-week rotation 2nd shift rotation at the University of Louisville Hospital
  • Clinical rotations may be up to 90 miles away from the college campus. (No special arrangements can be made for clinical assignments. All students are required to have adequate transportation to and from clinical sites.)
  • Clinical schedules will be as follows (this schedule is subject to change):
  • 2nd - 4th quarter one day per week
  • 5th - 8th quarter three days a week

Class and Clinical Rotation Schedule (Lexington)

  • Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Clinical rotation will include days, evenings, and second shift rotations
  • All students must complete a mandatory rotation at the University of Kentucky
  • There is an 8-week rotation that will be second-shift. This is usually completed at the University of Kentucky 4-11 pm
  • Students will also complete a 2-week specials rotation
  • Clinical rotations may be up to 90 miles away from the college campus. (No special arrangements can be made for clinical assignments. All students are required to have adequate transportation to and from clinical sites.)
  • Clinical schedules will be as follows (this schedule is subject to change):
  • 2nd - 4th quarter one day per week
  • 5th - 8th quarter three days a week
Locations:
Louisville Campus Lexington Campus

Program Outcomes and Accreditation

The Goals and Student Learning Outcomes of Sullivan University Radiologic Technologist Program are as follows:

  1.  Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
    • Students will practice professional communication
    • Students will demonstrate written communication
    • Students will demonstrate verbal communication
  2. Students will demonstrate effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills
    • Students will adjust positioning and procedure protocols from trauma / non-routine patients.
    • Students will be able to evaluate radiographic images
  3. Students will demonstrate professional development and growth
    • Students will acquire the values and ethics as outlined in the Code of Ethics for Radiographers
  4. Students will demonstrate clinical competency
    • Students will demonstrate radiation safety
    • Students will position patients to yield diagnostic images
  5. The program will effectively meet the needs of the student and the community
    • Graduates will pass the ARRT examination
    • Graduates will obtain employment in the field
    • Graduates will indicate overall satisfaction with the program
    • Employers will indicate overall satisfaction with graduate's performance
    • Students will complete the program in the specified duration of the program

Find out more information about program successes in graduation rates, placement rates, and occupations for this program. 

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Jrcert

Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology A.S. program at Sullivan University is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

  • Louisville received 8 years in 2015
  • Lexington received 8 years in 2013

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

  • Address: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182
  • Phone: (312) 704-5300 - office
  • Email: mail@jrcert.org
  • Website: www.jrcert.org

Louisville (Dupont) Campus Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination Rate

The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

*Results: Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation.

Job Placement Rate

The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%. 

*Results: Number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation. 

Program Completion Rate

The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 60%.

*Results: Number graduated divided by number started the program.

Louisville Campus Credentialing Examination Rates

Year

*Results

Year 1 - 2016

10 or 10 - 100%

Year 2 - 2017

18 of 19 - 95%

Year 3 - 2018

22 of 23 - 96%

Year 4 - 2019

18 of 18 - 100%

Year 5 - 2020

12 of 13 - 92%

Program 5-Year Average

95.4%

Louisville Campus Job Placement Rates

Year

*Results

Year 1 - 2016

10 of 10 - 100%

Year 2 - 2017

19 of 19 - 100%

Year 3 - 2018

23 of 23 - 100%

Year 4 - 2019

18 of 18 - 100%

Year 5 - 2020

13 of 13 - 100%

Program 5-Year Average

100%

Louisville Campus Program Completion Rates

Year

*Results

Year 1 - 2020

13 of 23

Annual Completion Rate

57%

Lexington Campus Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination Rate

The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

*Results: Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation.

Job Placement Rate

The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%. 

*Results: Number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation. 

Program Completion Rate

The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 60%.

*Results: Number graduated divided by number started the program.

Lexington Campus Credentialing Examination Rates

Year

*Results

2016

14 out of 15 - 93%

2017

15 out of 15 - 100%

2018

10 out of 10 - 100%

2019

5 out of 5 - 100%

2020

7 out of 8 - 87.5%

Program 5-year average

51 out of 53 - 96%

Lexington Campus Job Placement Rates

Year

*Results

2016

8 out of 8 - 100%

2017

14 out of 15 - 93%

2018

10 out of 11 - 91%

2019

5 out of 5 - 100%

2020

8 out of 8 - 100%

Program 5-year average

45 out of 47 - 96%

Lexington Campus Completion Rates

Year

*Results

2020

8 out of 12 - 67%

Annual Completion Rate

67%

Courses

Total Credit Hours: 97

Course

Title

Credit Hours

RAD 100

4.00

RAD 102

4.00

RAD 121

4.00

RAD 131

2.00

RTA 122

2.00

RTA 132

2.00

RTA 133

2.00

RTA 141

4.00

RTA 142

2.00

RTA 144

4.00

RTA 251

4.00

RTA 252

5.00

RTA 254

4.00

RTA 262

5.00

RTA 263

4.00

RTA 253

4.00

RTA 271

4.00

RTA 272

5.00

RTA 282

4.00

RTA 283

4.00

ENG 101

4.00

ENG 102

4.00

MSS 123

4.00

MSS 133

4.00

MTH 101

4.00

PSY 214

4.00

Total Credit Hours: 97