Associate of Applied Science with a major in Radiologic Technology

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Parker University’s Associate of Applied Science with a Major in Radiologic Technology degree, available both online and on-campus, is designed to prepare graduates for the practice of radiography in the rapidly changing health care environment and start your career sooner. The two-year program provides students the general academic and technical foundations necessary to perform a wide range of radiologic procedures while reaching their full potential in the health care community.

The program provides radiologic information including medical terminology, patient care, radiographic procedures, radiation protection, equipment operations, and image production and evaluation. After successful completion of all program requirements, students may be qualified to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Those who pass the examination are issued certificates which confer the right to use the title “Registered Technologist,” leading to improved marketability and earning potential in the fast-rising profession of radiologic technology.

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Choose Parker for Radiologic Technology

In 2015, the Associate of Applied Science with a Major in Radiologic Technology will be required for entry into the radiologic technology profession. Parker offers this degree, ready to prepare students for entry-level positions as a radiologic technologist, provide students the skills to interact within imaging centers and hospitals, and the ability to gain hands-on experience through clinical rotations at imaging centers throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Parker’s Radiologic Technology program consists of:

  • Evening classes on the Parker University campus with rotations at imaging centers throughout DFW
  • A total of 74 credit hours
  • Two semesters of general education courses followed by four semesters of major core curriculum for a total of six semesters or 24 months
  • Small, diverse classes
  • A learning environment and relaxed atmosphere ideal for first-time college students and career changers alike
Prerequisites and Admission Requirements for the Radiologic Technology program

All students applying for admission to the Associate of Applied Science degree with a major in Radiologic Technology Program will be required to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the General Education courses.  Pre-RT students must receive a 75 or better HESI test score and must apply to the RT major two months prior to the Major start.  Completion of RT general education courses does not guarantee acceptance in to the RT Major Program.

Clicking the button below will redirect you to the My.Parker website. You will also need to login with your Parker ID and password to view and complete the application.

Radiologic Technology Major Application  

Click here to provide a Technical Standards Form stating you are capable of performing specific physical requirements as  required for admission to the RT program

Students will still be required to meet the other requirements listed below:

Students enrolling in radiologic sciences program must have completed the immunization series listed below. Students without proof of completed immunizations will not be allowed to continue into the program. Hospitals/Clinics have the right to refuse students who have asked for exemptions from immunizations for personal or religious reasons. These cases will be handled individually.

  • Meningitis (MV). Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1107 requiring all entering University students, under the age of 30, to submit evidence of being immunized against meningococcal meningitis.
  • Hepatitis B Series. The Texas Department of State Health Services requires that all students enrolled in health profession programs that are exposed to blood and body fluid must have completed the Hepatitis B series prior to direct patient care. The Hepatitis B series includes three injections. The Hepatitis B is a 3 stage series that will take at least 6 months to administer.
  • Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria
  • Tuberculosis test, within the last 12 months. If the TB test comes back positive, then results from a current annual chest x-ray will need to be provided.
  • Flu shot may be required

For Immunization Form click here.

The student’s card must not expire while participating in the RT program, approximately 16 months of class time. If your CPR for BLS Healthcare Provider Card expires during your time in the RT program, you will be dismissed from the program.

Students will need to sign a waiver acknowledging that they may be dismissed from the program if they fail to meet the requirements to be placed in a clinical setting.  

For required Criminal Background check and drug screen  forms click here

Join one of the fastest growing health care fields

Radiologic technologists are the third largest category of health care professionals, surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses, according to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. With increasing demand, an aging population, and an average salary of $54,000 according to the U.S. Bureau.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.82 $21.39 $26.26 $31.99 $37.10
Annual Wage (2) $37,060 $44,490 $54,620 $66,550 $77,160

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment(1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 116,520 2.22 $27.21 $56,590
Offices of Physicians 42,670 1.80 $26.48 $55,070
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 13,470 5.72 $27.28 $56,740
Outpatient Care Centers 7,120 1.11 $27.51 $57,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,580 0.22 $28.27 $58,800

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment(1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 14,820 1.04 0.69 $33.94 $70,590
Texas 12,790 1.21 0.81 $25.32 $52,660
New York 12,210 1.43 0.96 $30.91 $64,290
Florida 11,650 1.60 1.07 $24.70 $51,380
Pennsylvania 9,600 1.72 1.15 $25.47 $52,970

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment(1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage(2)
Massachusetts 5,530 1.73 1.15 $39.46 $82,080
California 14,820 1.04 0.69 $33.94 $70,590
Alaska 390 1.21 0.81 $32.68 $67,980
District of Columbia 620 0.94 0.63 $32.45 $67,500
Hawaii 630 1.06 0.71 $32.02 $66,610

More than 60 percent of all jobs are in hospitals. Most other jobs re in offices physicians; medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging center; and outpatient care centers.“Radiologic Technologists.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 29 Mar. 2013. Web.

Radiologic Technology Curriculum

Parker University’s Associate of Applied Science with a Major in Radiologic Technology degree is designed to prepare graduates for the practice of radiography in the rapidly changing health care environment. The two-year program provides students with the general academic and technical foundations necessary to competently perform a wide range of radiologic procedures. The program provides radiologic information including medical terminology, patient care, radiographic procedures, radiation protection, equipment operations and image production and evaluation. After successful completion of all program requirements, students may be qualified to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Those who pass the examination are issued certificates which confer the right to use the title “Registered Technologist”.

Year 1 Semester 1

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

ENGL 1301 English Composition

3

MATH 1314 College Algebra

3

COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers

3

SPCH 1311 Speech Communications

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 1

12

 

Year 1 Semester 3

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

RADR 1309 Intro to Radiologic Sciences and Pt. Care

3

RADR 1313 Principals of Radiologic Imaging I

3

RADR 1311 Basic Radiographic Procedures

3

RADR 2301 Intermediate Radiographic procedures

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 3

12

 

Year 2 Semester 2

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

RADR 2331 Advanced Radiographic Procedures

3

RADR 2333 Advanced Medical Imaging

3

RADR 2360 Clinical Education III

3

RADR 2361 Clinical Education IV

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 2

12

 

 Year 1 Semester 2

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

ENGL 2326 American Literature

3

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II

4

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 2

14

 

Year 2 Semester 1

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

RADR 1360 Clinical Education I

3

RADR 1361 Clinical Education II

3

RADR 2305 Principals of Radiologic Imaging II

3

RADR 2313 Radiation Biology and Protection

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 1

12

 

Year 2 Semester 3

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

RADR2317 Radiographic Pathology

3

RADR 2362 Clinical Education V

3

RADR 2363 Clinical Education VI

3

RADR 2335 Radiologic Technology Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 3

12

 

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