Radiography Technologist

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

About the Program

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

Degrees/Certificates Offered

Radiography Technologist, A.A.S.
Computed Tomography Enhanced Skills Certificate
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Enhanced Skills Certificate

Program Highlights

  • 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 the 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.

Career Areas and Employment Opportunities

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

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

 

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, 2018 postmark.The next cohort will start May 21, 2018.

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

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

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

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Selection Process:

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   

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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), 130R