(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)
This is a selective admission, limited-enrollment program that prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions as a radiologic technologist in a clinic or hospital setting. The courses are progressive, with successive courses building on preceding courses. The successful completion of each course, in sequence with a program GPA of 2.50 and higher, is required. Students will learn the theory and principles of radiation production, radiographic techniques, and the fundamentals of patient care through the combination of lectures, textbooks, slides, videos, hand-outs, practice in the on-campus lab, and actual clinical participation. Students completing the program will be eligible to take the national registry exam offered by the ARRT and the state licensure exam.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Provide patient care and education during radiographic procedures in compliance with ASRT practice standards and within the ASRT scope of practice.
- Articulate radiographic terminology utilized within radiographic procedures and reports.
- Describe the fundamental principles of radiation, x-ray production, and radiation interaction with matter.
- Identify appropriate radiographic procedures to demonstrate anatomical structures and pathology as indicated by patient condition.
- Apply basic principles of radiation safety for radiographers, patients, and the public.
- Describe the basic concepts and techniques of pharmacology including diagnostic contrast agents and intravenous medication.
- Perform basic radiographic procedures safely and effectively including proper patient positioning and correct image production, analysis, and storage.
- Operate radiographic equipment properly and safely, including radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile and tomographic equipment.
- Identify appropriate actions for situations requiring critical thinking, applying legal and ethical concepts as well as clinical standards for decision making.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, radiologic technologist.
A minimum of 76.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.