University of Holy Cross

Radiologic Technology

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

Radiology applications are accepted each spring through the end of March. For information about the spring 2018 application process please call Ms. Ortego at 504-398-2215 or email her at bortego@uhcno.edu.


Rad Tech Blessing of the Hands 2013

The UHC Radiologic Technology Program is a well-established program that began in 1970 as Ochsner Clinic Foundation's hospital-based Radiologic Technology Program. This program is an intense and comprehensive combination of academics and clinical study. Radiologic Technology students take academic classes at UHC and Ochsner. The professional training component is full-time, 40-hours-a-week over five semesters. Small classes, close relationships with faculty and personalized education characterize academics and clinical classes, which are typically 12 students or less.

Radiologic Technology offers a bachelor's degree or associate's degree. While the professional training component is the same for both degrees, the bachelor's program requires more academic credit hours. Students earn the four-year degree as a means to qualify for supervisory or other positions or to seek additional specialty training. The associate's degree provides students the baseline academic prerequisites necessary for applying to the program. Students who elect this track must complete all required academic courses before starting the professional training component.

To signify entering the professional training component, the junior Radiologic Technology class participates in their annual Blessing of Hands ceremony attended by family members, faculty and administrators.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Radiologic Technology Program follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists curriculum guide in the presentation of Radiography content.

Program Mission Statement

The University of Holy Cross Program in Radiologic Technology facilitates a multifaceted approach to excellence in education by providing students with an optimal learning experience through small class sizes, one-on-one instruction and competency-based instruction to ensure graduates competently perform imaging procedures. This will provide the health care community with competent, employable, entry-level radiographers, compassionate caregivers and dynamic members of the total health care team who will value and integrate learning as a life-long process.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will graduate clinically competent in order to safely and skillfully perform imaging procedures.
SLO 1: Students will be clinically competent.
SLO 2: Students will possess a thorough understanding of radiography fundamentals and safety practices.

2. Students will graduate displaying effective communication skills.
SLO 1: Students will have the ability to instill comfort and a sense of confidence through clear, articulate communication with patients and peers.
SLO 2: Students will have the ability to acquire pertinent patient information.

3. Students will graduate exhibiting critical thinking and problem solving skills.
SLO 1: Students will demonstrate the knowledge of critical thinking and problem-solving as it relates to patient care.
SLO 2: Students will accurately assess the patient’s condition and select or modify an appropriate course of action or procedure as required while demonstrating the ability to exercise independent judgment, discretion, critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills.

4. Students will graduate functioning effectively as a professional member of the healthcare team.
SLO 1: Students will display ethical behavior and sound professional judgment in clinical practice.
SLO 2: Students will demonstrate performance of a qualified entry-level radiographer.

Program Effectiveness

UHC Radiologic Technology graduates have a 100 percent job placement rate and 100 percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification Examination. This reflects the quality of our faculty, academics and training—and shows our students' strong commitment.

The program’s quality assessment is ongoing through instructor and course evaluations, ARRT results, mid-program and program-end student satisfaction surveys, and post-graduate employment surveys. Additional information on program effectiveness data can be found on the website for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org).

Points of Pride

The Radiologic Technology Program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Since 1970 Radiologic Technology has achieved:

  • 100% pass rate on national certification exam on the first attempt.
  • State and national exam scores that exceed averages for all first-time examinees.
  • 100% job placement rate over the last 10 years of those seeking employment within six months of graduation.

Application

Admission to the University of Holy Cross and admission to the Radiologic Technology Professional Training Component are separate procedures requiring two separate applications. Students must first apply and gain admission to the University of Holy Cross before applying to the Radiologic Technology Professional Training Component.

1. Students who meet program academic requirements may obtain an application packet during the spring semester, available from Ms. Brandy Ortego, office 2012, (504) 398-2215.

2. Deadline for receiving all complete application material in the Department of Allied Health at the University of Holy Cross is the last Friday in March.

Selection of Candidates

The factors considered in selection for appointment to the Radiologic Technology Professional Training Component are academic success, preparation for and understanding of the demands of the profession and program, communication and interpersonal skills, understanding of team environment, and the ability to deal with stressful situations.

1. All completed applications are reviewed.
2. The most qualified applicants are invited for a personal interview by the program’s Selection Committee.
3. Final selection is made from the interviewed applicants.
4. All prerequisite education must be completed prior to starting the Professional Training Component of the program.
5. Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with a minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses.

Admission Requirements (PDF)

Scholarship, Grant and Financial Aid Information (PDF)

Professional Training Component Tours

The tour begins in Ochsner's Center for Academic Excellence and continues with a tour of Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans Radiology Department and campus. While touring all clinical areas of the Radiologic Technology Program's Professional Training Component, you will have the opportunity to observe students and technologists performing radiographic procedures. You will also have the opportunity to ask school faculty, students, and technologists questions about the Radiologic Technology Program or the radiologic technology profession. For information on the Professional Training Component Tour call 504-842-9208 or email cpitre@uhcno.edu.

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Accreditations

The University of Holy Cross Radiologic Technology program is accredited by:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312)704-5300
email: mail@jrcert.org

Clinical training of students takes place at Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, Ochsner Health Center Metairie and Ochsner Health Center - Elmwood. Ochsner is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC).

Copies of university and program accreditation documents are available on request.

Faculty

View the Faculty Listing

Career Description

View the Radiologic Technologist career description on the American Society of Radiologic Technologist's website.

What Graduates Can Earn

Radiologic technologists earn national median salaries of $55,910 annually.

The need for Radiologic Technologists is excepted to jump 21 percent from 2012 to 2022.
--U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics latest statistics

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