Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Radiologic technologists use sophisticated X-ray equipment in imaging body structures and organs to assist the physician in the diagnosis of diseases and injuries. Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, work in many types of imaging centers including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, mobile services, and doctors' offices.

For more information about a career in radiologic technology, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics web site.

ABOUT THE DEGREE

The radiologic technology course of study at Kettering College is approximately three academic years. It provides a combination of didactic theory and clinical applications of that theory to prepare students to meet the challenges of advancing technology in the current health care environment.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

The department offers advanced placement into the Associate of Science degree for those who can document formal training in radiologic technology but who do not qualify for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Each candidate, for this track, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The applicant must meet all admission criteria for the College and the program. Individuals must understand that all AS degree and program requirements must be completed in order to be eligible to take the ARRT examination. Courses transferred to Kettering College must be similar in scope and content to the courses taught by the program into which the student is transferring. Contact department for more information.

In addition, advanced placement may be granted to radiographers who are certified by ARRT but do not have associate degrees. These individuals must complete all associate degree core requirements as directed by the current Academic Bulletin.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

The radiologic technology graduate is eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ARRT RT (R) Entry Level Examination. While in the program, the student is eligible for licensure by the Ohio Department of Health X-Ray Control Program. Applicants may wish to contact other states for licensure requirements.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE COMPLETION

Graduates of accredited radiologic technology programs who are certified by the ARRT may apply for certain advanced imaging technologies tracks or completion of a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at Kettering College.

APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION

Kettering College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. The radiologic technology course of study is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, http://jrcert.org; and by the Ohio Department of Health X-Ray Control Program.