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Medical Programs

Spencerian Lexington Student

Advance your career in healthcare with a Radiologic Technology associate degree.

Program Mission

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide a progressive academic and clinical educational environment by teaching students to become highly competent and qualified to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes while preparing them for the certification examination.

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal: Students will be clinically competent.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will position the patient correctly.
  • Students will accurately place markers for visualization on the image receptor.
  • Students will utilize appropriate radiation protection practices.

Goal: Students will develop effective communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective verbal skills.
  • Students will demonstrate presentation skills.

Goal: Students will develop critical thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will analyze images.
  • Students will perform non-routine procedures.

Goal: Students will demonstrate professional development.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Students will know HIPAA requirements.
  • Students will produce diagnostic images on the first attempt.

Goal: Program effectiveness will be measured.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Graduates will successfully pass the ARRT Examination.
  • Enrolled students will graduate.
  • Graduates will obtain employment as radiographers.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with the program.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the program.

Program Effectiveness Data

Graduating Class Year Program Completion Rate First Attempt Credentialing Examination Pass Rate Job Placement Rate within 12 months
2013 93% (17/18) 100% (14/14) 100% (5/5)
2012 85%(22/26) 100% (17/17) 80% (12/15)
2011 62% (16/26) 88% (14/16) 100% (10/10)
2010 68% (15/22) 100% (13/13) 100% (9/9)
2009 88% (14/16) 76% (13/17) 100%(16/16)
Five Year Averages 78%(84/108) 92% (71/77) 95% (52/55)

Program Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology program at Spencerian College-Lexington is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) through the JRCERT standards for an Accreditied Educational Program in Radiological Sciences (Standards).

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

Program graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certificate examination. Upon successful completion of the certification examination, graduates are qualified for employment as entry-level radiographers in the healthcare delivery system.

If you’d like to learn more about Spencerian’s Radiologic Technology program, request more information or if you’re ready to get started, enroll today!

Degrees Offered

  • Associate degree

Campus

  • Lexington

Program Success

What type of person would this program appeal to?

This program would appeal to you if you have sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others in a medical setting. There must be an interest in science, especially anatomy, physiology and physics. Additionally, if you are someone who is detail oriented, dependable and works well under pressure; this may be the program for you.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in this program?

You will learn:

  • Radiation protection
  • Patient care
  • Venipuncture
  • Positioning to acquire diagnostic images
  • Pathology
  • Image acquisition and evaluation
  • An overview of computers and special modalities
  • Equipment operation and quality control

What are potential jobs or employment settings for graduates?

You may find employment at hospitals, clinics, and physician's offices, or you may work as a travel technologist.

What is the most important or unique thing about this program?

The program does not require students to take pre-requisite courses before entering the radiologic technology program. The general education courses are included in the radiologic technology program's curriculum. The radiologic technology program accepts students four times a year. Also, our program requires over 1400 hours of clinical education at various hospitals and healthcare facilities in the Lexington area.

What are good resources for finding out more on this career field?

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
American Society of Radiologic Technology
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Course List

Lexington Course List

Class Title
Credit Hours
CCS110 College Success Strategies
2
MED172 Anatomy & Physiology I
4
MED176 Medical Terminology
4
MED211 Health & Safety Techniques
3
RAD100 Introduction to Radiography
4
RAD102 Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Topics I
3
MED171 Medical Law & Ethics
4
MED173 Anatomy & Physiology II
4
RAD200 Radiographic Positioning I
9
RT202 Radiographic Clinical II
3
CCS293 Personal Psychology
4
MED177 Pharmacology/Laboratory Terminology
4
RAD300 Radiographic Positioning II
4
RT201 Advanced Radiographic Positioning I
3
RT302 Radiographic Clinical III
3
CCS121 English I
4
CCS143 Algebra I
4
RT301 Radiographic Imaging I
4
RT402 Radiographic Clinical IV
3
RT404 Patient Care and Education
4
RT501 Radiographic Imaging II
4
RT502 Radiographic Clinical V
9
RT503 Radiation Physics
4
RT504 Radiation Protection & Biology
4
RT601 Radiographic Special Procedures & Pathophysiology
3
RT602 Advanced Radiographic Clinical I
10
RT603 Advanced Radiographic Topics/Quality Assurance
4
RT700 Radiographic Pathology & Film Critique
4
RT702 Advanced Radiographic Clinical II
10
CCS122 English II
4
RT801 Special Topics in Radiography & Computers
4
RT802 Advanced Radiographic Clinical III
10
CCS245 Career Development
2
RT900 Radiographic Registry Review
4
RT902 Advanced Radiographic Clinical IV
8
  Total Credit Hours
161

*Courses subject to change.