Keiser University

Radiologic Technology, AS

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology prepares students for entry-level positions in the profession, producing radiographic images in accordance with standardized practices and procedures. The program provides radiologic information including medical terminology, patient care, radiographic procedures, radiation protection, equipment operations and image production and evaluation.

Program Mission Statement

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree program in Radiologic Technology produces competent graduates for entry-level positions in the field. The program’s graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are eligible to be licensed by the State of Florida to practice Radiologic Technology. The Radiologic Technology program strives to instill the values and concepts of life-long learning in its graduates.

Program Objectives

Program Goals Statement
The following goals are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and goals. Radiologic Technology’s mission is further defined by the following goals and associated student learning outcomes:

Goals Student Learning Outcomes
Students will acquire the knowledge and skill development to competently perform diagnostic imaging procedures;
  • Student’s scope of knowledge will increase by course completion
  • Students will be able to perform routine radiographic examinations
Students will develop verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact within a healthcare setting
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills for a clinical setting
  • Students will present clinical case studies to include prognosis and follow-up care
Students will acquire critical thinking and
problem-solving skills to effectively practice
in the profession
  • Students will set appropriate technical factors and adjust for pathology as needed
  • Students will administer age appropriate patient care and adapt to changing needs of patient
  • Students will be able to perform non-routine radiographic examinations
Students will demonstrate professional development
and growth and set goals for life-long learning
  • Students will develop presentations based on research and application
  • Students will set goals within a professional development plan
Students will possess employable entry-level skills to
meet the needs of the radiologic community upon
program completion
  • Students entering the professional component of the program will successfully complete the program with entry-level skills
  • Students will pass the ARRT national credentialing examination
  • Graduates seeking employment will secure an entry-level position in the profession

Program Highlights

Keiser University’s Radiologic Technology program consists of two general education semesters followed by four core curriculum semesters for a total of six semesters or twenty-four months.  Keiser University conducts courses on a year round basis with scheduled breaks each year.  The Radiologic Technology curriculum is a sequence of core courses with three start times per year; Winter, Summer and Fall semesters. Students accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program are required to successfully complete all general education courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) prior to entering the Radiologic Technology core component.  Students that do not meet this requirement will not be permitted to enter the Radiologic Technology Program. The Radiologic Technology core component is designed in a sequential manner in that each program course is a prerequisite for the subsequent program course offered; therefore, successful completion of each course in sequential order is a requirement for progression throughout the program.

Radiologic Technology Course Sequence Schedule

Clinical Education

Clinical Education is an integral part of the curriculum of the Radiology Technology program. The program affiliates with a variety of clinical sites geographically dispersed throughout the surrounding area (for locations of the program’s JRCERT recognized clinical affiliates refer towww.jrcert.org <Find a Program>, type in campus of interest. The clinical education component will consist of forty-hour weeks in an assigned facility for supervised practice of acquired knowledge and skills. As part of the educational experience students will be required to perform their final clinical rotation as an off-hour (evening shift) rotation. Off-hour (evening) shifts typically include, but are not limited to: 2:00pm -10:00pm and 3:00pm -11:00pm). Expenses related to clinical education, including clinical education site requirements, travel and food are the responsibility of the student. Prior to clinical assignments students will be required to provide proof of health insurance, along with health records reflecting immunizations, titers and lab tests (TB test,  MMR, Varicella, Tetanus, Hepatitis B). The student will also be required to complete specific instruction and training for: CPR certification, OSHA/HIV, HIPAA and other field related areas the Program and University deem necessary. It is also recommended the student receive the Hepatitis B vaccine. Flu immunization is required by some clinical education sites.

Program Effectiveness Data:

Click on the campus link below to view the program’s 1st attempt pass rate, job placement and student retention rates.

The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by USDE and CHEA for the radiologic sciences.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300
mail@jrcert.org

Visit www.jrcert.org for more information

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Background check and drug screening when applicable
  • Completion of all general education coursework with a minimum grade of “C” in each course
  • Cumulative grade average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology, students must earn a total of 94.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows.

Each major course is a prerequisite for the subsequent course and therefore must be passed with a minimum “C” grade in order to proceed successfully through the program.  The student is expected to achieve a minimum cumulative core GPA of 2.75 in the professional courses after completion of the first core semester and for all subsequent semesters.

Program requirements are as follows:

Radiologic Technology Major Courses ( 68.0 credit hours total )
Introduction to Radiologic Technology 5.5 credit hours
Radiologic Science I 5.5 credit hours
Radiologic Science II 5.5 credit hours
Radiologic Procedures I 4.25 credit hours
Radiologic Procedures II 4.25 credit hours
Radiologic Procedures III 4.25 credit hours
Radiologic Procedures IV 4.25 credit hours
Radiographic Imaging I 5.5 credit hours
Clinical Rotation I 6.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation II 6.0 credit hours
Advanced Radiologic Imaging I 5.5 credit hours
Advanced Pathophysiologic Imaging 5.5 credit hours
Clinical Rotation III 6.0 credit hours

General Education Courses ( 26.0 credit hours )

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