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 while preparing them for future licensing examination. 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'll complete clinical rotations at a variety of sites, so you will experience several types of settings, including rotations in trauma, pediatrics, and surgery.

Locations: Louisville Lexington

Program Information

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


  1. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
  2. Students will practice professional communication
  3. Students will demonstrate written communication
  4. Student will demonstrate verbal communicaion
  5. Students will demonstrate effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  6. Students will adjust positioning and procedure protocols from trauma / non-routine patients.
  7. Students will be able to evaluate radiographic images
  8. Students will demonstrate professional development and growth
  9. Students will acquire the values and ethics as outlined in the Code of Ethics for Radiographers
  10. Students will demonstrate clinical compentency.
  11. Students will demonstrate radiation safety
  12. Students will position patients to yield diagnostic images
  13. The program will effectively meet the needs of the student and the community
  14. Graduates will pass the ARRT examination
  15. Graduates will obtain employment in the field
  16. Graduates will indicate overall satisfaction with the program
  17. Employers will indicate overall satisfaction with graduate's performance
  18. 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. View Licensure Disclosures by State.

Program Highlights

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 ration 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 a 8 week rotation that will be second shift. This is usually completed at the University of Kentucky 4-11pm
  • 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

Programmatic Accreditation

Jrcert

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

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300 - office
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

Program Effectiveness Data

All data is collected from January 1st to December 31st

Five-Year Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography Examination) pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt with in six months of graduation.

The following placement rates are calculated using JRCERT criteria. Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as:

  1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts.
  2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
  3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
  4. Graduate is on active military duty
  5. And/Or Graduate is continuing education.

Louisville Campus

Year
Percent Passing on 1st Attempt
Number of Students
2015
93%
13 of 14 students passed on 1st attempt
2016
100%
10 of 10 students passed on 1st attempt
2017
95%
18 of 19 students passed on 1st attempt
2018
96%
22 of 23 students passed on 1st attempt
2019
100%
18 of 18 students pass on 1st attempt
5 year average
96.5%
Year
2015
Percent Passing on 1st Attempt
93%
Number of Students
13 of 14 students passed on 1st attempt
Year
2016
Percent Passing on 1st Attempt
100%
Number of Students
10 of 10 students passed on 1st attempt
Year
2017
Percent Passing on 1st Attempt
95%
Number of Students
18 of 19 students passed on 1st attempt
Year
2018
Percent Passing on 1st Attempt
96%
Number of Students
22 of 23 students passed on 1st attempt
Year
2019
Percent Passing on 1st Attempt
100%
Number of Students
18 of 18 students pass on 1st attempt
Year
5 year average
Percent Passing on 1st Attempt
96.5%
Number of Students

Five-Year Average Job Placement Rate of not less than 75% with in twelve months of graduation.

Year
Percent Job Placement
Number of Students
2015
93%
13 of 14
2016
100%
10 of 10
2017
100%
19 of 19
2018
100%
23 of 23
2019
100%
18 of 18
5 year average
98.8%
Year
2015
Percent Job Placement
93%
Number of Students
13 of 14
Year
2016
Percent Job Placement
100%
Number of Students
10 of 10
Year
2017
Percent Job Placement
100%
Number of Students
19 of 19
Year
2018
Percent Job Placement
100%
Number of Students
23 of 23
Year
2019
Percent Job Placement
100%
Number of Students
18 of 18
Year
5 year average
Percent Job Placement
98.8%
Number of Students

* Program Completion Rate (calculated annually) - The number of students who complete the program within a cohort compared to the number who enrolled in the cohort initially.

Sullivan University accepts students into the Radiologic Technology program 4 times per year. The numbers below reflect the number of students enrolled in the program during a full academic year (January 1 through December 31st) and the number of students from those four cohorts who eventually completed the program.

Year *
Program Completion Rate
Number of Students in Cohort
2015
70%
22 began, 16 graduated (6 removed from cohort)
2016
70%
21 began, 15 graduated (5 removed from cohort)
2017
70%
23 began, 19 graduated (4 removed from cohort)
2018
92%
25 began, 23 graduated
2019
78%
23 began, 18 graduated
5 year average
79.8%
Year *
2015
Program Completion Rate
70%
Number of Students in Cohort
22 began, 16 graduated (6 removed from cohort)
Year *
2016
Program Completion Rate
70%
Number of Students in Cohort
21 began, 15 graduated (5 removed from cohort)
Year *
2017
Program Completion Rate
70%
Number of Students in Cohort
23 began, 19 graduated (4 removed from cohort)
Year *
2018
Program Completion Rate
92%
Number of Students in Cohort
25 began, 23 graduated
Year *
2019
Program Completion Rate
78%
Number of Students in Cohort
23 began, 18 graduated
Year *
5 year average
Program Completion Rate
79.8%
Number of Students in Cohort

Lexington Campus

Pass Rate

Year
First Time Pass Rate
Job Placement
Completion Rate
2015
89% (8/9)
100% (5/5)
53% (9/17)
2016
93% (14/15)
100% (8/8)
65% (15/23)
2017
100% (14/14)
100% (15/15)
60% (15/25)
2018
100% (10/10)
90% (9/10)
50% (10/20)
2019
100% (5/5)
100% (5/5)
42% (5/12)
5 year average
95% (52/55)
96% (47/49)
59% (55/93)
Year
2015
First Time Pass Rate
89% (8/9)
Job Placement
100% (5/5)
Completion Rate
53% (9/17)
Year
2016
First Time Pass Rate
93% (14/15)
Job Placement
100% (8/8)
Completion Rate
65% (15/23)
Year
2017
First Time Pass Rate
100% (14/14)
Job Placement
100% (15/15)
Completion Rate
60% (15/25)
Year
2018
First Time Pass Rate
100% (10/10)
Job Placement
90% (9/10)
Completion Rate
50% (10/20)
Year
2019
First Time Pass Rate
100% (5/5)
Job Placement
100% (5/5)
Completion Rate
42% (5/12)
Year
5 year average
First Time Pass Rate
95% (52/55)
Job Placement
96% (47/49)
Completion Rate
59% (55/93)

Pass Rate

Year
Percent Passing on First Attempt
Number of Students
2015
89%
8 out of 9 passed on 1st attempt
2016
93%
14 out of 15 passed on 1st attempt
2017
100%
14 out of 14 passed on 1st attempt
2018
95%
10 out of 10 passed on 1st attempt
2019
100%
5 out of 5 passed on 1st attempt
5 YEAR AVERAGE
95%
42 out of 44 passed on 1st attempt
Year
2015
Percent Passing on First Attempt
89%
Number of Students
8 out of 9 passed on 1st attempt
Year
2016
Percent Passing on First Attempt
93%
Number of Students
14 out of 15 passed on 1st attempt
Year
2017
Percent Passing on First Attempt
100%
Number of Students
14 out of 14 passed on 1st attempt
Year
2018
Percent Passing on First Attempt
95%
Number of Students
10 out of 10 passed on 1st attempt
Year
2019
Percent Passing on First Attempt
100%
Number of Students
5 out of 5 passed on 1st attempt
Year
5 YEAR AVERAGE
Percent Passing on First Attempt
95%
Number of Students
42 out of 44 passed on 1st attempt

Job Placement

Year
Percent Job Placement
Number of Students
2015
100%
5 of 5
2016
100%
8 of 8
2017
100%
15 of 15
2018
90%
9 of 10
2019
100%
5 of 5
5 YEAR AVERAGE
96%
47/49
Year
2015
Percent Job Placement
100%
Number of Students
5 of 5
Year
2016
Percent Job Placement
100%
Number of Students
8 of 8
Year
2017
Percent Job Placement
100%
Number of Students
15 of 15
Year
2018
Percent Job Placement
90%
Number of Students
9 of 10
Year
2019
Percent Job Placement
100%
Number of Students
5 of 5
Year
5 YEAR AVERAGE
Percent Job Placement
96%
Number of Students
47/49
Courses

Courses

Course
Title
Credit Hours
RAD 100
Introduction to Radiography – NDT
4.00
RAD 102
Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Topics – NDT
4.00
RAD 121
Radiographic Positioning I – NDT
4.00
RAD 131
Radiographic Positioning II – NDT
2.00
RTA 122
Radiographic Clinical I – NDT
2.00
RTA 132
Radiographic Clinical II – NDT
2.00
RTA 133
Advanced Radiographic Positioning – NDT
2.00
RTA 141
Radiographic Imaging I – NDT
4.00
RTA 142
Radiographic Clinical III – NDT
2.00
RTA 144
Patient Care & Education – NDT
4.00
RTA 251
Radiographic Imaging II – NDT
4.00
RTA 252
Advanced Radiographic Clinical I – NDT
5.00
RTA 254
Radiation Protection & Biology – NDT
4.00
RTA 262
Advanced Radiographic Clinical II – NDT
5.00
RTA 263
Advanced Topics & Current Trends in Imaging – NDT
4.00
RTA 253
Radiation Physics – NDT
4.00
RTA 271
Radiographic Image Critique – NDT
4.00
RTA 272
Advanced Radiographic Clinical III – NDT
5.00
RTA 282
Advanced Radiographic Clinical IV – NDT
4.00
RTA 283
Radiographic Registry Review – NDT
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
MSS 123
Anatomy and Physiology I - MSS
4.00
MSS 133
Anatomy and Physiology II - MSS
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
PSY 214
Introduction to Psychology
4.00
Course:
RAD 100
Title:
Introduction to Radiography – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RAD 102
Title:
Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Topics – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RAD 121
Title:
Radiographic Positioning I – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RAD 131
Title:
Radiographic Positioning II – NDT
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
RTA 122
Title:
Radiographic Clinical I – NDT
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
RTA 132
Title:
Radiographic Clinical II – NDT
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
RTA 133
Title:
Advanced Radiographic Positioning – NDT
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
RTA 141
Title:
Radiographic Imaging I – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RTA 142
Title:
Radiographic Clinical III – NDT
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
RTA 144
Title:
Patient Care & Education – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RTA 251
Title:
Radiographic Imaging II – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RTA 252
Title:
Advanced Radiographic Clinical I – NDT
Credit Hours:
5.00
Course:
RTA 254
Title:
Radiation Protection & Biology – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RTA 262
Title:
Advanced Radiographic Clinical II – NDT
Credit Hours:
5.00
Course:
RTA 263
Title:
Advanced Topics & Current Trends in Imaging – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RTA 253
Title:
Radiation Physics – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RTA 271
Title:
Radiographic Image Critique – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RTA 272
Title:
Advanced Radiographic Clinical III – NDT
Credit Hours:
5.00
Course:
RTA 282
Title:
Advanced Radiographic Clinical IV – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
RTA 283
Title:
Radiographic Registry Review – NDT
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 123
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology I - MSS
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MSS 133
Title:
Anatomy and Physiology II - MSS
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSY 214
Title:
Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Total Credit Hours: 97.00

All courses require a C or better for successful completion. Core Courses (MED, RAD, and RTA) require a minimum 78%C and General Education / General Studies (CCS, ENG, MTH, and PSY) require a minimum 70%C.

The clinical requirement consists of 1,200 hours for the RTA program. Students may not receive payment / reimbursement of any type for clinical and / or externship hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and / or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Clinical rotations may be up to 90 miles away from the college campus. Clinical experiences will include 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift and some weekends.

Radiographic Clinical I & II - Not required if LMR 300 and LMR 301 have been taken

NDT = Not Designed to Transfer