Program:
Radiography & Medical Imaging

Degree Awarded:
Associate of Science degree in Radiography

Length of Program:
6 semesters (24 months)

Application Deadlines:
Nov. 15, Feb. 1
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Degree Overview

In the Clarkson College Associate of Science degree in Radiography program, you will discover the art of using high-tech imaging equipment vital to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Our expert faculty and well-structured academic curriculum will prepare you to be a competent and compassionate certified radiographer.

The first year in the Radiography program encompasses an integrated plan of classroom-based radiology courses and closely supervised labs. Early on in the Radiography program, you will also utilize our on-campus high-fidelity labs to familiarize yourself with the various computerized equipment and to conduct simulated exercises with classmates.

During your second year in the Radiography program, you will complete a minimum of two clinical rotations for hands-on experience in real-world health care settings.  These rotations reinforce the foundations of knowledge learned from your classroom and lab experiences.

Upon graduating with your Radiography degree, you will be able to sit for the national certification examination in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). After successful completion of this examination, you will be a certified radiologic technologist, R.T.(R).

Clarkson College students enhance their Radiography degree with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging to further increase their radiography career opportunities and salary earning potential in the field. Many students elect to pursue both degrees simultaneously.


Program Effectiveness Data 

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate
Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
2016 23/25 - 92%
2017 25/25 - 100%
2018 19/19 - 100%
2019 28/30 - 93%
2020 18/20 - 90%
Program 5-Year Average 113/119 - 95%

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate
Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
2016 22/22 - 100%
2017 24/24 - 100%
2018 19/19 - 100%
2019 28/28 - 100%
2020 18/18 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average 111/111 - 100%

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 80%.

Program Completion Rate
Number graduated divided by number started the program
Year Results
2020 20/30 - 66%
2019 30/31 - 97%
2018 22/30 - 73%
2017 25/30 - 83%
2016 22/30 - 73%

Accreditation

Fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182
PH 312.704.5300   mail@jrcert.org

Accreditation Type Date Granted Length of Accreditation
Continuing 2/20/2018 8 Years
Continuing 2/20/2009 8 Years

How we prepare
the best

  • Dual degree option allows you to earn an Associate’s degree in Radiography and Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging in as few as three years.
  • Clinical experiences available at more than 25 sites.
  • Classroom- and clinical-based learning provides a strong foundation and experiences for the workforce.
  • 93% first-time board pass rate in 2018-19.
  • 90% employment rate in 2018-19.
  • Curriculum educates you in the use of high-tech imaging equipment vital to the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Curriculum plan of required courses for Radiography

The following Associate of Science in Radiography curriculum plan is provided to guide students in preparing their degree plan. Students should seek the advice of their advisor to customize their degree plan. The following degree plan is based on students entering into the program directly from high school.

Second Year

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
RT 275 - Clinical Experience II 8
Total Semester Hours 11

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
RT 285 - Clinical Experience III 6
Total Semester Hours 6

Total Semester Hours - 73

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.

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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour
$620


Cost per Semester
$7,590 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$3,795 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Tuition
Undergraduate Tuition$620 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Application Fee for first time students $25/ each
Enrollment Fee for first time students $150/ each
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $99/ student
Lab Fee - General Education $40/ class
RT: NSRT Dues (RT 101) $30/ each
Lab Fee (BSN, RT, PTA) $30/ class
RT: Markers (RT 140) $22/ each
RT: Trajecsystem (RT 265, clinical tracking) $100/ each

Career Overview

Median Salary

$50,000
Payscale.com, 2019

Job Outlook

Overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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