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.

View the Radiography Program Student Handbook 2017-2018

View the Radiography Program Outcomes 2016

View the Radiography Program Student Learning Outcomes 2017-2018

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.

St. Vincent’s College is currently reviewing all aspects of the year-old transfer program with Housatonic Community College radiography students. Throughout the review period, St. Vincent’s will continue to accept applications from HCC-interested students for admission into the radiography program. This program is very competitive and has limited enrollment due to the number of clinical slots available on an annual basis. Admitted students are required to pay the St. Vincent’s College tuition rate. All students are encouraged to submit  FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility.

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.)

Term 1 – Fall Start Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIO 211: Anatomy & Physiology I 4 B- Chemistry and biology (with lab) within 5 years prior to application with grade of C+ or higher (high school or college level)
MAT 140: College Algebra 3 C+ An SAT, ACT or Accuplacer score determines placement in first-year mathematics course
RAD 101: Radiography I 8 B- In order to advance into RAD 101 you must meet all of the admissions criteria (see bottom of major map for details)

Co-requisite: BIO 211, MAT 140

Total hours subtotal 15

 

Term 2 Hours Minimum Grade Notes
BIO 212: Anatomy & Physiology II 4 B- Must successfully complete BIO 211
INF 101: Introduction to Information Systems 3 C AP Exam available
RAD 112: Radiography II 8 B- Pre-requisite BIO 211, MAT 140, RAD 101

Co-requisite: BIO 212, INF 101

TOTAL 15

 

Term 3 (summer) Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHY 101: Elements of Physics 4 B- Pre-requisite to RAD 221
ENG 101: English Composition

 

3 C+ An SAT, ACT or Accuplacer score determines placement in first-year English course.

Prerequisite to RAD 221

PSY 101: General Psychology 3 C
RAD 200 Bridge Clinical 2 P/F Pre-requisite to RAD 221
Total hours subtotal 12    

 

Term 4 Hours Minimum Grade Notes
SOC 101: Intro to Sociology 3 C Prerequisite ENG 101; co-requisite RAD 221
REL 101: World Religions 3 C Prerequisite ENG 101; co-requisite RAD 221
RAD 221: Radiography III 9 B- Pre-requisite ENG 101, PSY 101, PHY 101, RAD 200

Co-requisite:  SOC 101, REL 101

Total hours subtotal 15    

 

Term 5 Hours Minimum Grade Notes
PHI 201: Ethics 3 C Prerequisite ENG 101
Humanities Elective 3 C
RAD 232: Radiography IV 9 B- Pre-requisite SOC 101, REL 101,RAD 221

Co-requisite: PHI 201, HUM EL

Total hours subtotal 15

*In order to advance in Radiography Program you must meet all of the admission criteria and progression criteria each semester.

Admission Criteria:

  • GPA 2.75 or higher

Progression Criteria:

  • Successful completion of radiography theory course (grade 80% [B-] or better) and Pass grade in clinical;
  • Completion of all pre-requisites and co-requisites as required by college (see college catalog).

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