Students are eligible for graduation when they have fulfilled the following:
- Clinical Requirements — Successful Completion of all mandatory and elective clinical competencies.
- Scholastic Requirements — Complete a minimum of 67 credit hours of course credit plus successful completion of non-credit courses.
- Achievement of a "C" (2.0) grade average in all courses.
- Have fulfilled all financial obligations to the school/hospital.
- Completed all registry review assignments
- Successful completion of the Junior and Senior comprehensive final
Having completed these requirements, the graduate is eligible for the American Registry Examination.
A written comprehensive final will be given at the end of the first year. All students are required to successfully complete the comprehensive final. If a student fails, they will be placed on academic probation and given an opportunity to attempt another examination prior to the start of the next semester. If the student fails the second attempt they will be dismissed from the program. The criteria for being offered a second attempt will be maintenance of a 2.0 GPA and successful completion of all classes. The student will be dismissed from the program if they have failed any course and failed the comprehensive final.
Clinical Comprehensive Evaluations
Semester 1 & 2 Comprehensive Clinical Evaluations
At the completion of Semesters 1 and 2, the intern must complete a Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation. This clinical evaluation will require the intern to complete 2 examinations, chosen at random, from all simulations successfully completed by the intern. Two instructors will evaluate the intern based on their performance completing the simulations. A third instructor will act as the patient for the simulations.
The goal of this evaluation is to determine if the intern will require extra assistance to succeed clinically. The intern will receive a Pass (>85%) or a Fail (<85%) grade.
Junior Terminal Clinical Competency Assessment
Terminal Clinical Competency Assessments will be given at the end of the first year. All interns are required to successfully complete these assessments. The intern will be assessed individually by two clinical instructors. They will be asked to demonstrate four procedures in which they have already documented competence. These will be randomly selected. Two instructors will score the intern independently. If one instructor fails the intern and the other does not, they will then average the two scores. The average score must be a passing score of 85%. This assessment is 10% of Semester III’s clinical grade; however, successful completion is required for advancement.
Senior Intern Terminal Competency Guidelines
Terminal Clinical Competency Assessments will be given at the end of the second year or for early release. All interns are required to successfully complete this assessment. Interns will be assessed individually by two clinical instructors and successful completion is required for graduation.
Complete a minimum of 67 credit hours with the minimum of a "C" (2.0) grade average in all courses.
Students of good moral character with a minimum of an associate’s degree who have graduated from an accredited two-year program qualify to apply for registration through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Certification in Radiography is accomplished by successful completion of a 200-question examination. The cost of the examination is $200.
The certificate of registration gives the applicant the right to use the title "Registered Technologist - Radiographer (RTR)." This certification is recognized by most states that have licensing laws. For further information on licensing, please call the program director at 414-805-4999.