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. 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.
Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree program in Radiologic Technology provides both an educational and clinical foundation to produce competent graduates for entry-level positions in radiologic technology and instill the values and concepts of life-long learning in its graduates. Through community clinical partnerships, graduates integrate clinical competence, radiation safety, professional and ethical behavior and communication skills in keeping with the radiologic technologist’s scope of practice.
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 demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively||
|Students will apply critical thinking skills||
|Students will demonstrate clinical competency||
|Students will demonstrate interpersonal skills||
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.
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 to www.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.
To receive an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology, students must earn a total of 94.0 credit hours.
Each major course is a prerequisite for the subsequent course and therefore must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in order to proceed successfully through the program.
Program requirements are as follows:
|Radiologic Technology Major Courses (68.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Radiologic Technology||5.5 credit hours|
|Radiologic Imaging||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|
|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|
|Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech Communications||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|English (3.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)|
|Intermediate Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (8.0 credit hours)|
|Anatomy and Physiology I||4.0 credit hours|
|Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0 credit hours|
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
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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
Visit www.jrcert.org for more information.
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