Degree Programs

Radiography AS

The Mission of the Radiography Program

The mission of the Program in Radiography is derived from the mission of St. Vincent’s College and the mission of the Academic Services Division. It has as its focus the education of radiographers who provide diagnostic services for the sick and sick poor. It provides a sound and stable educational environment where a diverse student population has the freedom to learn and grow intellectually as well as develop competencies in clinical skills. Faculty members are qualified and caring teachers and radiography educators who are dedicated to excellence in radiography education, healthcare, life-long learning and the mission of the College. The Program in Radiography establishes a technical educational foundation upon which students of radiography may continue to build their professional careers.

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data and Student Learning Outcomes 2013

The radiography curriculum is built upon a foundation drawn from the biological, physical, and social sciences as well as the humanities. Radiography courses include classroom, college laboratory, and clinical laboratory experiences. Graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 72 credits for the radiography major.

The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606 – 3182  – (312)704-5300. www.jrcert.org.

The following distribution of courses is reflective of a full-time curriculum plan. (The normal course load for a full-time student is 12 to 17 credits per 16-week semester.)

Year 1

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 211  Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 212   Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENG 101  English Composition 3
INF 101   Information Systems 3
MAT 140*  College Algebra 3
PHY 101   Elements of Physics 4
PSY 101   General Psychology 3
RAD 101   Radiography I 8
RAD 112   Radiography II 8

 

*Placement testing is required prior to taking these courses.

Year 2

Course # Course Name Credits
 Elective 3
PHI 201  Ethics 3
REL 101  World Religions 3
SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology 3
RAD 221  Radiography III 10
RAD 232  Radiography IV 10

Upon successful completion of the program, the student receives an Associate in Science Degree with a major in radiography and is eligible to take the ARRT examination for registration and licensure. All students are expected to take the review course for the registry examination, arranged by the radiography program, prior to sitting for the exam.

Section 19A-14 of the Connecticut General Statutes authorizes the Department of Public Health and Addiction Services to deny licensure to applicants who may be addicted to drugs or alcohol or who have been disciplined in other states or who have been convicted of a felony. Candidates for licensure in Connecticut will be asked questions pertaining to these matters during the licensure application process.

Graduates of the program, after receiving professional licensure, are qualified to assume entry-level positions in acute, ambulatory, long – term healthcare settings, and physicians offices.

Admission
Advanced Placement
Articulation Agreement
Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Program Requirements
Readmission to the Radiography Program
Reentry Review