Radiologic Technology

Associate of Science Degree: 104.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The major in radiologic technology prepares students to perform actual diagnostic X-ray examinations vital to the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

The Associate in Science Degree Radiology is the branch of medicine that uses various forms of radiation, such as X-rays, to provide information for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Radiologic technologists aid physicians by performing radiologic examinations necessary to diagnose conditions and treat patients. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the radiologic technology program is to provide:

  • a progressive academic and clinical educational environment for qualified students to prepare them as competent and compassionate radiologic health care providers;
  • the knowledge and skills needed to meet and/or exceed minimum entry level requirements to perform radiologic technology.

Program Goals

  • Recruit and select qualified individuals with potential for success
  • Students/graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a clinically competent radiographer
  • Students/graduates will demonstrate effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Students/graduates will recognize the significance of professional growth and development.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL. 60606
312-704-5300

Options for Study

The program was established to prepare specialist trained in the art and science of medical imaging who participate in the care of other human beings and do so as competent, sensitive, caring individuals who carry out their charge in such a way so as to maintain the dignity of human life. The program is committed to providing a quality educational opportunity that prepares individuals to be competent for entry-level staff radiographic employment. A quality and comprehensive curriculum is maintained through competent faculty who utilize quality facilities. Instruction begins with classroom exercises, leading to laboratory experiences and clinical applications.

The Radiology Technology Program of the College of Nursing and Health Professions is a 21-month program leading to an Associate of Science (AS) Degree.

For more information, visit the Radiologic Technology page on the College of Nursing and Health Professions web site.

For information on tuition and fees, please visit the billing page for 2013-2014 Full-Time Undergraduate Programs.

Degree Requirements 

Degree Requirements
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience2.0
Humanities Elective3.0
English Sequence
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
Mathematics and Computer Science Courses
MATH 100Fundamentals of Mathematics3.0
CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
Psychology Requirements
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
PSY 240 [WI] Abnormal Psychology3.0
Anatomy & Physiology Courses
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
ANAT 202Sectional Anatomy3.0
Radiologic Technology Courses
RADI 100Introduction to Radiologic Technology2.0
RADI 102Introduction to Radiologic Principles II1.0
RADI 132Radiologic Physics I3.0
RADI 133Radiologic Physics II3.0
RADI 140Imaging Systems in Radiography3.0
RADI 150Principles of Radiographic Exposure I2.0
RADI 153Principles of Radiographic Exposure II2.0
RADI 154Radiographic Exposure III2.0
RADI 201Medical Imaging2.0
RADI 203Principles of Exposure IV2.0
RADI 204Principles of Radiation Protection2.0
RADI 215Radiation Biology3.0
RADI 221Quality Assurance2.0
RADI 222Pathology3.0
RADI 223Registry Review1.0
RADI 164Radiologic Procedures I3.0
RADI 165Radiographic Procedures II3.0
RADI 166Radiographic Procedures III3.0
RADI 200Radiologic Procedures IV3.0
RADI 202Radiologic Procedures V1.0
RADI 193Methods of Patient Care I2.0
RADI 194Methods of Patient Care II1.0
RADI 195Clinical Practicum I1.0
RADI 196Clinical Practicum II1.0
RADI 197Clinical Practicum III1.0
RADI 198Clinical Practicum IV2.0
RADI 291Clinical Practicum V2.0
RADI 292Clinical Practicum VI2.0
RADI 293Clinical Practicum VII2.0
Total Credits104.0

Sample Plan of Study  

AS Radiologic Technology Program

Term 1Credits
MATH 100Fundamentals of Mathematics3.0
RADI 100Introduction to Radiologic Technology2.0
RADI 150Principles of Radiographic Exposure I2.0
RADI 164Radiologic Procedures I3.0
RADI 193Methods of Patient Care I2.0
RADI 195Clinical Practicum I1.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 2
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
RADI 102Introduction to Radiologic Principles II1.0
RADI 140Imaging Systems in Radiography3.0
RADI 153Principles of Radiographic Exposure II2.0
RADI 165Radiographic Procedures II3.0
RADI 194Methods of Patient Care II1.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
RADI 132Radiologic Physics I3.0
RADI 154Radiographic Exposure III2.0
RADI 166Radiographic Procedures III3.0
RADI 197Clinical Practicum III1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
RADI 133Radiologic Physics II3.0
RADI 196Clinical Practicum II1.0
RADI 198Clinical Practicum IV2.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 5
ANAT 202Sectional Anatomy3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
RADI 200Radiologic Procedures IV3.0
RADI 203Principles of Exposure IV2.0
RADI 215Radiation Biology3.0
RADI 291Clinical Practicum V2.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
RADI 201Medical Imaging2.0
RADI 202Radiologic Procedures V1.0
RADI 204Principles of Radiation Protection2.0
RADI 222Pathology3.0
RADI 292Clinical Practicum VI2.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 7
CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
PSY 240 [WI] Abnormal Psychology3.0
RADI 221Quality Assurance2.0
RADI 223Registry Review1.0
RADI 293Clinical Practicum VII2.0
Humanities Elective 3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Total Credit: 104.0

Clinical Rotations

Students in the Radiologic Technology program must attend all of the clinical rotation sites. Clinical practicum times can vary from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. depending on the quarter. Every Radiology student participates in an evening trauma rotation within their summer quarter (1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).

Hahnemann University Hospital
Broad and Vine Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023

Chestnut Hill Hospital

8835 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

American Open MRI and CT Center
100 North President Boulevard, Suite 301
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program the graduates may continue their education in the area of radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MRI, CAT scan, interventional radiation, mammography, or education and management.

Employment opportunities abound in hospitals, doctors' offices, mobile radiography, agencies, sales, application specialists and research.

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on post-graduate opportunities.

Radiologic Technology Faculty

Bernadette Jervis, MSED, RT (R) (M) (MR) (Mountain State University; University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Radiologic technology, mammography, MRI, and counseling psychology.
Michael Pallanti, BS, RT(R), ARRT ( Holy Family University). Clinical Instructor. Diagnostic radiography, the operating room, and computed tomography.
Lavetta Reliford, MSRS, RT(R), ARRT (University of Kentucky, LLC; Ottawa University, Midwestern State University) Department Chair, Radiologic Technology. Assistant Clinical Professor. Radiologic technology and health care management.
Rosemary Thomas, BS, RT(R), ARRT (Cooper University Hospital). Clinical Instructor.
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