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This Associate of Applied Science Degree 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. Upon successful completion of the Radiography Technology Program the graduate may sit for the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Passing this exam will allow the graduate 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 Medical Board in order to practice in the state of Texas.

Students interested in the Radiography Technology Program must be able to meet technical standards required for the profession. 

Other Titles: 

  • Radiographer
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • X-ray Technologist
  • Diagnostic Imaging Technologist

Program Topics

Professional Organizations and Sites of Interest

The Radiography Technology program maintains close ties with professional organizations representing medical imaging career fields.

Information related to professional organizations in Radiography Technology may be obtained at the following sites:

Additional career and related information for Radiography Technology can be obtained from our national accrediting organization.

The following are some interesting web sites about Radiography Technology:

Faculty and Staff

The Radiography Technology program faculty are dedicated credentialed professionals. Additional information can be obtained for each faculty member listed below.

G. Yolanda Poist, MBA, CRA, RT (R)(M)(CT)
Program Director/Assistant Professor
(210) 486-2439
gpoist@alamo.edu

Annette Duenes, BSOE, RT(R)
Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Professor
(210) 486-2422
aduenes1@alamo.edu  

Ismael Bustos, AAS, RT(R)
Instructor
(210) 486-2450
ibustos@alamo.edu  

Vanessa Flores, BSOE, RT(R)
Assistant Professor/Radiation Safety Officer
(210) 486-2738
vflores2@alamo.edu  

David W. King, BS, RT(R)
Instructor
(210) 486-2425
dking@alamo.edu  

Robert Lemy, BS, RT(R)
Instructor
(210) 486-2455
rlemy@alamo.edu  

 

Program Accreditation and Licensure

St. Philip's College Radiography Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).   The program has a 5-year accreditation with the next review date in February 2016.  Effectiveness data for the program will be available on the JRCERT website and the St. Philip's College (Radiology Technology Program) website.   

Contact information for JRCERT:

Address
20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Phone 
(312) 704-5300

Fax
(312) 704-5304

Website
www.jrcert.org

Email 
mail@jrcert.org


Dr. Ewell Clarke, M.D. is the Medical Director/Advisor for the Radiography Technology Program.

Upon successful completion of the Radiography Technology Program, the graduate may sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination. Passing this examination will allow the graduate 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 Medical Board in order to practice in the state of Texas. They may be reached at: www.tmb.state.tx.us or (512) 305-7030 or (800) 248-4062.

 

Admission and Prerequisite Requirements

Students desiring to specialize in the Radiography Technology Program must meet all previous admission requirements for acceptance to St. Philip's College and be able to meet the technical standards required for the profession.

In addition, criteria for applying to the Radiography Technology Program includes the following:

  •  Must show eligibility of enrollment for ENGL 1301 and MATH 1314.
  • Required Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successful completion of at least three (3) academic curriculum courses allow the student to be eligible to apply to the program. Suggested courses from which you may choose include: 
    • ENGL 1301
    • MATH 1314 
    • BIOL 2404
    • PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301
    • Completion of one course from the Humanities (40) core

All items MUST be submitted and postmarked by the application deadline of March 1st. 

 

Application and Selection Process

Application Process

Applications for admission to the Radiography Technology Program are accepted from October 15th to March 1 each year. Applications must be postmarked by March 1. No applications will be accepted after the March 1 postmark.  

Students desiring to specialize in the Radiography Technology Program must meet all previous admission requirements for acceptance to St. Philip's College.

Students must submit the Radiography Technology Program Checklist and the Radiography Technology Program Application process, including submission of the following:

  • Radiography Technology Program Checklist 
  • Radiography Technology Program Application Form
  • Autobiographical Statement including why you are interested in the Radiography Program as well as your short and long term goals.
  • Official copies of all college transcripts (to include St. Philip's College, if applicable).
  • Submit College Entrance Exam Score (If applicant has not successfully completed 12 or more college hours).  Please see a college advisor for more information about the college entrance exam.  

In addition, criteria for the Radiography Technology application includes the following:Must show eligibility of enrollment for ENGL 1301 and MATH 1314.

  • Required Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successful completion of at least three (3) academic curriculum courses allows the student to be eligible to apply to the program. Suggested courses from which you may choose include:
    • ENGL 1301
    • MATH 1314
    • BIOL 2404
    • PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301
    • Completion of one course from the Humanities (40) core  

Students may also earn additional applicant points by submitting documentation of any of the following items with the application packet.

    • Certifications or Credentials in a health-related field
    • Current CPR certification 
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree

Selection Process 

 

Computed Tomography (CT) Enhanced Skills Certificate

About the CT Enhanced Skills Certificate:

 The St. Philip's College Radiography Technology Program has an educational opportunity for American Registry of  Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologists to earn enhanced skills in Computed Tomography. The program is designed for those working as imaging technologists.

What is computed tomography?

As defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration, "Computed tomography (CT) imaging, also known as "CAT scanning" (Computerize Axial Tomography), provides a different form of imaging known as cross-sectional imaging. The origin of the word "tomography" is from the Greek word "tomos" meaning "slice" or "section" and "graphe" meaning "drawing." A CT imaging system produces cross-sectional images or "slices" of anatomy, like the slices in a loaf of bread.  The cross-sectional images are used for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic purposes."

Who can apply for the program?

Applicants must be graduates of an accredited Radiologic Science or Radiology Technology program and hold current registration in Radiography with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Application to the program is required.

Application deadline: August 1st  

How do I apply?  

  • Submit a completed application to program
  • Provide proof of certification of RT (ARRT) and state license
  • An unofficial copy of college transcript(s)
  • Resume to include work experience in the Imaging Sciences

  Contact Yolanda Poist at gpoist@alamo.edu or (210) 486-2439 for program information.


 Course information:

Computed Tomography (CT) Enhanced Skills Certificate

 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Enhanced Skills Certificate

 About the MRI Enhanced Skills Certificate:

 The St. Philip's College Radiography Technology Program has an educational opportunity for American Registry of  Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologists to earn enhanced skills in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The program is designed for those working as imaging technologists.

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging?

As defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration, "Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging procedure that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce cross-sectional images of organs and internal structures of the body. Because the signal detected by an MRI machine varies depending on the water content and local magnetic properties of a particular area of the body, different tissues or substances can be distinguished from one another in the study image. MRI can give different information about structures in the body than can be obtained using a standard x-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) exam. For example, an MRI exam of a joint can provide detailed images of ligaments and cartilage, which are not visible using other study types. In some cases, a magnetically active material (called a contrast agent) is used to show internal structures or abnormalities more clearly."

Who can apply for the program?

Applicants must be graduates of an accredited Radiologic Science or Radiology Technology program and hold current registration in Radiography with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Application to the program is required.

Application deadline: November 1st  

How do I apply?

  • Submit an completed application
  • Provide proof of certification of RT (ARRT) and state license
  • An unofficial copy of college transcript(s)
  • Resume to include work experience in the Imaging Sciences

 Contact Yolanda Poist at gpoist@alamo.edu or (210) 486-2439 for program information.

 Course information: 

Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) Enhanced Skills Certificate

Contact Information

Program Director:
G. Yolanda Poist, M.B.A., C.R.A., R.T. (R)(M)(CT)
gpoist@alamo.edu

Location:
MLK Campus
Center for Health Professionals (CHP) 130R

Phone:
210-486-2439