Radiography Technologist

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Health and Biosciences
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SPC

The St. Philip’s College Radiography Technology Program began remote teaching, learning, and working operations on March 23, 2020, as part of the college leadership’s decision related to the global COVID 19 situation. This remote teaching, learning, and working environment are expected to remain in place through the end of the summer semesters with exceptions made for courses that require face to face learning. For courses approved for exceptions, a small group of students (no more than 5) will be allowed to perform any skills related “check-offs” for course completion.

While this situation is ever-changing, the intent of this notice is to provide some general information to current and prospective students.

NOTICE TO CURRENT RADIOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM STUDENTS

1) How will I complete my clinical hours this semester?

The St. Philip’s College Radiography Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  (20 N. Upper Wacker Dr. #2850, Chicago, IL  60606; phone 312-704-5300; fax: 312-704-5304; www.jrcert.org). 

The program is following the JRCERT recommended modification regarding clinical courses to ensure timely program completion and graduation. At this time, senior students who have completed all graduation requirements (this includes clinical competencies regardless of the program’s required clinical hours) are granted an early release.  Junior students have completed half of the clinical hours in a clinical setting and are completing the remaining hours through remote learning.

2) How will I do my skills check off this semester?

No additional skills check-offs are necessary for the clinical course offered this semester.

3) What grade will I earn if I still have clinical or lab hours to complete in this semester?

Students will receive a letter grade based on hours completed along with hours that will be completed remotely.

4) Will I be able to petition my grade for credit/non-credit?

No, the curriculum is comprehensive, courses are sequentially requiring a “C” or better to continue to the next course.

5) Are any of my summer classes going to be changed or cancelled?

At this time, the summer classes are scheduled to proceed as scheduled.  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic modifications of the summer classes are:

RADR 1263:  Remote learning

RADR 1360:  Remote learning; return to the clinical setting when possible

RADR 2313:  Face-to-face using Zoom (students should be prepared to use the lockdown browser and webcam)

6) Who should I contact if I still have questions?

Please contact the program director, G. Yolanda Poist at gpoist@alamo.edu or (210) 486-2439.

NOTICE TO INTERESTED RADIOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM STUDENTS

1) Are applications still being accepted?

The Radiography Technology Program is currently not accepting applications.  The Program accepts applications 15 October through 01 March of each year.

2) Are new students going to start on time for May 2020?

Currently, we have no plans to postpone the Summer 2020 start of the new cohort.

3) How will I find out if I am accepted to the program?

Applicants selected will be notified via email by the end of April.

4) Who should I contact if I still have questions?

Please contact the program director G. Yolanda Poist at gposit@alamo.edu or 210 486- 2439.

What is the Radiography Technologist program?

This Associate of Applied Science Degree program affords the student the opportunity to rotate through different areas of Radiography Technology.

What will I learn? 

Students 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.

What can I do with this course of study?

Radiography Technologist, A.A.S. - Radiology Technologist
Computed Tomography Enhanced Skills Certificate - CT Technologist 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Enhanced Skills Certificate - MRI Technologist

What's special about the program?

  • Radiology Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
  • Radiography Technologist, A.A.S.- As a Radiographer, you will be engaged in taking medical images of patients to determine the presence of disease or injury, you may assist the doctor with special procedures using computerized or digital equipment.
  • Computed Tomography Enhanced Skills Certificate - Computed Tomography (CT) is a sophisticated modality within the Diagnostic Imaging services that deals with cross-sectional imaging in a multi-planar manner of human anatomy.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Enhanced Skills Certificate - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a sophisticated modality that uses a powerful magnet within the Diagnostic Imaging services that deals with cross-sectional imaging in a multi-planar manner of the human anatomy.
Program Accreditation, Licensure and Information

St. Philip’s Radiology Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program has a 8-year accreditation with the next review date in 2024. Effectiveness data for the program is available on the JRCERT and St. Philip’s College (Radiology Technology Program) websites.

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

 

Program Medical Director:

Dr. Ewell Clarke, M.D., Medical Director/Advisor 

Licensure:

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.

Program Information:

Payment Calendar/Refund Dates

 Radcademy

THECB Statutory Requirement

Admissions 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 1st each year. Applications must be postmarked by March 1st. No applications will be accepted after the March 1st, 2021 postmark. The next cohort will start on May 20, 2021.

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:

  • Health Sciences Application 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 the applicant has not successfully completed 12 or more college hours). Please see a college advisor for more information about the college entrance exam.

Application Deadlines: 

Computed Tomography (CT) open and closed dates for submission: June 1 - August 1 of every year

Magnetic Resonance Technology (MRI) open and closed dates for submission: September 1 - November 1  of every year 

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Selection Process:

In addition, criteria for the Radiography Technology application include 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   

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Contact Information

Program Director:
G. Yolanda Poist, M.B.A., C.R.A., R.T. (R)(M)(CT)
gpoist@alamo.edu
210-486-2439
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 130Q