An emphasis within the Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health degree
The Radiologic Technologist is a vital part of the Radiology Department and
the health care team. Responsibilities include patient care, operating
radiographic equipment, performing radiologic procedures, and assisting the
radiologist. Examinations conducted may include x-ray imaging, computer
tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and mammography. Conforming
to the regulations in the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patient,
and coworkers is vital.
This two-year program is offered in partnership with St. Vincent’s Infirmary. A total of 79 credit hours are required, broken down into 19 general education credit hours and 60 RADG credit hours. The program begins every July (Summer II term) with a class of 18 students selected.
The program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Once a student has successfully completed the program, he/she is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.
Admission into the program is competitive and completed by St. Vincent’s. Applications are accepted between November 1 and March 1. St. Vincent’s will contact eligible students for an interview.
- Complete an application to the St. Vincent’s program.
- Official college transcripts.
- Completion of 19 credit hours pre-requisite courses:
o ENGL 1311 – English Composition I
o MATH 1312 – English Composition II
o MATH 1302 – College Algebra
o CIS 1311 – Computer Concepts
o PSYC 2300 – Psychology and the Human Experience
o BIOL 1411 - Structure and Function of the Human Body*
- Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5.
*-For students who intend to pursue higher level degrees that will require two semesters of A&P credit, completion of both BIOL 1402 and BIOL 1403 with a grade of C or better can be used to satisfy this course requirement.
Bachelor’s Degree Completer
PTC has entered into an academic agreement with the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith to offer a track for students to complete a bachelor’s degree after completing the program. There are two tracks to choose from:
- Imaging Sciences Leadership – completely online (never have to travel to Ft. Smith)
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography – offered at Ft. Smith campus only
Additional general education courses are required for entry into bachelor’s program. More information can be provided by meeting with the PTC Program Director.
Tuition and fees are collected by PTC. The total cost of the program is
derived from PTC standard tuition and fees, special program fee,
books, and other professional costs. Financial aid is available to students
This program of study includes required summer courses and special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.
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