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The Radiography Program at St. Philip’s College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). This program affords the student the opportunity to rotate through different areas of Diagnostic Medical Imaging. The student will experience clinical training in area hospitals and imaging centers. Students interested in the Radiography Technology Program must be able to meet technical standards (Job Functions) of the Radiography Technology Program required for the profession.
Students must be accepted into the program prior to beginning. Evaluation criteria included but not limited to: a combined cumulative 2.8 GPA is required from all colleges and universities attended; together with three (3) academic curriculum college-level courses completed at the time of application submission. All courses within the program curricula must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
The program is completed within 24 months of acceptance into the program. The program requires the following:
- Assignment to a cohort of approximately 50 students every Summer semester with full time attendance throughout the program to include summer enrollment.
- The clinical competency requirements include the six general patient care activities and a subset of the 66 imaging procedures.
- Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated.
- All students must be able to meet the clinical and classroom schedules; failure to do so will result in being dropped.
- Special Tuition Fee of $4200 ($1400/ every Fall, Spring and Summer)
Upon successful completion of the Radiography Technology Program, the graduate must successfully complete the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T) to work and to use the initials R.T.(R) ARRT following their name. The Radiography Technology graduate is required to seek a state license with the Texas Department of State Health Services in order to practice in the state of Texas. Likewise, within 28 calendar days of graduation, the student may apply to the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) for a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (C.M.R.T.) license to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in the State of Texas. Graduation and certifications are separate mechanisms and are the responsibility of the individual student.
Advanced courses are offered in the form of Enhanced Skills; namely Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).Mammography is offered through the Continuing Education (C.E.) Department.