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Radiologic Technology: About the Program

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.


Program Credentialing Rate

Five‐year average credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification Examination) pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt after graduation.

Year

Percentage pass rate
on 1st attempt

Number of students

2009

88 %

Eligible 26, 26 students took test, 23 passed

2010

86 %

Eligible 24, 21 students took test, 18 passed

2011

79 %

Eligible 26, 28 students took test, 22 passed
- 2 students from the previous year

2012

82 %

Eligible 19, 17 students took test, 14 passed

2013

75 %

Eligible 25 , 24 students took test, 20 passed

5 Year
Average

82 %


Program Job Placement Rate

Five‐year average job placement rate of not less than 75% percent within twelve months of graduation. Note: 2013 is a 6‐month review of job placement.

Year

Percentagepass rate
on 1
st attempt

Number of students

2009

85 %

20 students were contacted
via phone survey

  • 6 students no response
  • 10 students, advance school and/or not seeking employment
  • 7 students working
  • 3 students not working, seeking employment

2010

80 %

24 students were contacted
via phone survey

  • 3 students have not taken their ARRT
  • 6 students, advance school and/or not seeking employment
  • 11 students working
  • 4 students not working, seeking employment

2011

88 %

26 students were contacted
via phone survey

  • 5 students no response
  • 8 students, advance school and/or not seeking employment
  • 10 students working

2012

81 %

19 students were contacted
via phone survey

  • 2 students have not taken their ARRT
  • 8 students, advance school and/or not seeking employment
  • 5 students working
  • 4 students not working, seeking employment

2013

86 %

24 students were contacted via phone survey (1 year)

  • 4 students have not taken their ARRT
  • 5 students, advance school and/or not seeking employment
  • 11 students working
  • 4 students not working, seeking employment

5 Year
Average

83 %


Program Completion Rate

The program length is 21 months and program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 21 months of beginning the program.

* Students who have not left the program are included within these numbers for completion.

Year

Percentagepass rate
on
1st attempt

Number of students

2009

86 %

30 began, 26 graduated

  • 4 voluntary withdrawals

2010

77 %

31 began, 24 graduated

  • 6 voluntary withdrawals, 1 dismissed for academics

2011

83 %

31 began, 26 graduated

  • 5 students dismissed for academics

2012

66 %

29 began, 19 graduated

  • 8 voluntary withdrawals, 2 dismissed for academics

2013

83 %

30 began, 25 graduated

  • 1 voluntary withdrawal, 4 dismissed for academics

5 Year
Average

79%

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Il. 60606, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org.

Clinical Rotation Sites

Students in the Radiologic Technology program are able to take advantage of the following clinical rotation sites:

Hahnemann University Hospital
Broad and Vine Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023

Premier Orthopedics
510 Darby Road
Havertown, PA 19083

American Open MRI and CT Center
100 North Presidential Boulevard
3rd Floor Suite 301
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Student Handbook

Radiological Technology Program Student Handbook.(PDF)

Ongoing Opportunities

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.

We encourage you to research the field at Department of Labor web site.

Information about salary ranges can be found at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm.

For information on careers in radiologic technology contact the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, 15000 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87123-3917, www.asrt.org.

For certification information, contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 1255 Northland Dr., St. Paul, M.N. 55120-1155. www.arrt.org.

Radiologic Technology

Name: LaVetta Reliford, M.S.R.S. R.T.(R), A.R.R.T.
Position: Program Director
Phone: 215-553-7040
Email: lnr25@drexel.edu

Name:  Leah Semmelhaack
Position: Academic Advisor
Phone: 215-762-8104
Email: lms467@drexel.edu
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

DEGREE:
Associate of Science, Radiologic Technology

START DATE: Fall

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1

CREDIT HOURS: 104 crs