In accordance with the mission of URG/RGCC, the Radiologic Technology (RAD) program is designed to prepare students to be competent entry-level radiographers as they enter the profession. The program will build a solid foundation from which graduates can evolve with the changing radiologic environment to grow into well-respected professionals.
The RAD program curriculum is comprised of courses in biology, sciences, and mathematics to prepare students to enter the workforce as entry-level radiographers (also called radiologic technologists). Upon graduation from the program, the graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Radiologic Technology and will be eligible to apply for the National Certification Examination in Radiology through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Radiographers are individuals who are specifically trained in delivering ionizing radiation. The radiographer is responsible for administering contrast agents for better imaging, evaluating radiographs, and applying radiation safety standards at all time. Radiographers also provide patient education and support and must possess a high level of "people skills." Radiographers can be employed by hospitals, clinics, mobile imaging units, urgent care centers, and diagnostic imaging centers.
- The Radiologic Technology program will meet the needs for the students and communities at large that they serve.
- Students will demonstrate effective clinical competency.
- Student will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Students will be effective communicators.
- Graduates will demonstrate professional growth and development.
The Radiologic Technology program has many requirements and is very competitive. Please view the University of Rio Grande Catalog for more information on acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program, or view our Radiologic Technology FACT Sheet for a brief overview of the program and its requirements; along with a suggested curriculum. If you have met all requirements and are interested in applying to the RAD program, please print and submit a RAD Application (accepted January 1 - April 1).
The Radiologic Technology Program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and is accredited by the Joint ReviewCommittee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone 1.312.704.5300. http://www.jrcert.org
As of May 2012, The Radiologic Technology Program's credentialing examination pass rate is 84%.