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Radiography

Radiography

The six-semester Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) degree program combines classroom instruction with extensive clinical experience into a two-year schedule. Graduates of the ASR program complete the requirements necessary to take a certification exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists to become a Registered Technologist Radiography RT(R). Students in the ASR program also have the opportunity to be dually enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

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The SBU Advantage

  • Be equipped for a lifetime of success by a school that is committed to doing what it takes to help you graduate and succeed.
  • Receive a high-quality, Christian higher education in partnership with a nationally recognized healthcare system, Mercy Health System.
  • Further your education while remaining active in the workforce through afternoon and evening classes that work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from small class sizes that provide opportunities for individualized instruction, academic guidance and networking.

Faith Integration

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.

Admissions

To be admitted to the SBU Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) program, please complete the following steps:

  1. Schedule a meeting with an admissions office representative at the Springfield campus by calling (417) 820-5047 or (417) 820-3272.
  2. Complete an application for admission to Southwest Baptist University.
  3. Request official transcripts. For high school students and college students with less than 12 hours of credit, submit official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores, along with any college, university or training school official transcripts. For transfer students with 12 hours or more of college credit, please submit official transcripts from all colleges, universities and training programs attended.
  4. Verify receipt of application and all transcripts listed on application with the admission office. Be sure transcripts are updated upon completion of each semester and show in-progress courses.
  5. Meet with a radiography academic advisor for course plan/registration. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor call (417) 820-2069.
  6. Submit completed ASR program application (no fee).

Be sure to verify receipt of forms with ASR program.

Course Transfer Equivalency

Southwest Baptist University maintains a current database of course transfer equivalencies from hundreds of accredited colleges and universities. Students are welcome to search for and find course equivalents for pre-requisite courses and program requirements within the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences degree programs.

Pre-Requisite Courses

English Composition I
General Psychology
College Algebra
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Computer and Information Management
Chemistry for Allied Health

Contact Information

Charlie Hungerford, M.A.
Director of Admissions
(417) 820-3272
chungerford@SBUniv.edu

Joan Hedrick, M.Ed., RT., (R)(M)
ASR Program Director
(417) 820-2982
joan.hedrick@mercy.net

Mission Statement

Mercy School of Radiologic Technology of Southwest Baptist University pursues excellence in education in a personalized Christian environment by preparing students to be competent, compassionate Radiologic Technologists.

  1. Goal: The program will continuously monitor its effectiveness.
    Students will complete the program.
    Graduates will pass the ARRT national certification exam on the first attempt. 
    Graduates will be satisfied with the program.
    Employers will be satisfied with the graduates.
    Of those seeking employment, graduates will find employment within 12 months post-graduation.
  2. Goal: Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    Students will evaluate radiologic images.
    Students will perform non routine procedures.
  3. Goal: Students will be clinically competent.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    Students will apply positioning skills.
    Students will utilize radiation protection.
    Students will select proper technical factors.
  4. Goal: Students will communicate effectively.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    Students will communicate effectively with patients.
    Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
    Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
  5. Goal: Students will grow and develop professionally.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
    Students will treat everyone as a valued individual.

Program Effectiveness Data

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604
800.621.7440

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
mail@jrcert.org

radiography course Plan

Year 1

Fall Semester

RAD 1103 Introduction to Radiologic Technology (1st 8 weeks) 3
HSC 1013 Medical Terminology (Online) 3
RAD 1305 Radiographic Procedures I 5
RAD 1503 Radiologic Science 3
RAD 2002 Clinical Education I (2nd 8 weeks) 2
Total hours 16

Winterfest

RAD 2101 Clinical Education II (2 weeks) 1

Spring Semester

BIB 1013 Old Testament History 3
RAD 1603 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RAD 1702 Film-Screen Image Acquisition and Processing 2
RAD 1802 Radiographic Imaging I 2
RAD 2103 Clinical Education III 3
Total hours 13

Summer

RAD 2203 Clinical Education IV (8 weeks) 3
 

year 2

Fall Semester

BIB 1023 New Testament History 3
RAD 1201 Contrast Agents (8 weeks) 1
RAD 1613 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RAD 1902 Radiation Protection & Biology  2
RAD 1901 Radiographic Imaging II 1
RAD 2213 Clinical Education V 3
Total hours 13

Spring Semester

RAD 1923 Radiologic Pathology and Cross–Sectional Anatomy (1st 8 weeks) 3
RAD 1912 Advanced Imaging Procedures (1st 8 weeks) 2
RAD 1944 Curriculum Review (2nd 8 weeks) 4
RAD 2223 Clinical Education VI 3
Total hours 12

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements. Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

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Radiography Plan