Radiologic Technology student holding equipment

Radiologic Technology

If you are searching for a rewarding technology-based, patient-centered career in which you help to improve the health and well-being of your community, Radiologic Technology may be the profession for you!

Degrees & Offerings
  • A.A.S.
Location
  • Mansfield
Department
College
Program Contact
Associate Professor of Biology & Chair of the Biological and Health Sciences Department
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Radiologic technology is a healthcare profession that revolves around the use of medical imaging techniques to diagnose and treat various medical conditions. Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform a crucial role in producing X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and other diagnostic images. They operate specialized imaging equipment, ensure patient safety and comfort during procedures, and work closely with physicians to obtain high-quality images for accurate diagnoses.  

As a graduate of our program, you will possess the knowledge and experience necessary to work with state-of-the-art, fully digital Radiology equipment. Your extensive clinical education, working with physicians and other healthcare team members, will prepare you to positively impact the lives of your patients.

The Associate of Applied Science Program in Radiologic Technology is designed to develop competent, entry-level diagnostic radiographers. This two-year program is a collaborative program between the Commonwealth University Mansfield campus and Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Students spend their first semester on the Mansfield campus. The remaining three semesters and two summer sessions are spent at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital gaining clinical experience.

Completion of the Radiologic Technology Program prepares students through extensive clinical experience at the Radiology Department of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Students are routinely assigned to diagnostic areas and gain familiarity with specialty areas through clinical rotations.

This program provides a high-quality academic curriculum in the classrooms at Commonwealth University Mansfield campus and a guided approach to clinical experience at Guthrie's Robert Packer Hospital.

Courses and Curriculum

Degree Requirements Degree Works

Note: Please see the CU degree requirements effective Fall 2023. All enrolled students can also review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion in Degree Works

Visit also the Guthrie Radiologic Technology Program website and Guthrie's Program Catalog (pdf).

The Radiologic Technology program’s certification exam pass rate, program completion rate and job placement rate can be found via this link: Program Effectiveness Data Calculation (pdf), as well as on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology’s website

The Commonwealth University Mansfield campus Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The Commonwealth University Mansfield campus program was most recently accredited in 2023 for a period of 8 years. The next site visit is projected to take place in 2031.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 
Chicago, IL 60606-3182 
https://www.jrcert.org/
Email: mail@jrcert.org
Phone: (312) 704-5300 
Fax: (312) 704-5304 

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal #1: To provide the health care community with competent, entry-level diagnostic radiographers.

  1. Students will position patients accurately. 
  2. Students will align the CR accurately. 
  3. Students will select optimal exposure factors. 
  4. Students will apply radiation protection principles. 
  5. Students will successfully perform diagnostic procedures while under the supervision of staff technologists.

Goal #2: Students will demonstrate appropriate patient communication and education skills.

  1. Students will identify themselves and the patient, verify the body part to be imaged, and obtain an accurate history. 
  2. Students will explain the procedure and process for obtaining the diagnostic report.

Goal #3: Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking when performing medical procedures.

  1. Students will demonstrate critical thinking while performing radiographic procedures. 
  2. Students will evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality.

Goal #4: Students will demonstrate professionalism.

  1. Students will demonstrate professional and ethical conduct. 
  2. Students will demonstrate professionalism through appropriate attendance and punctuality.

Goal #5: The program will continuously monitor its effectiveness.

  1. Students will complete the program. 
  2. Graduates will pass the ARRT Certification Exam on the first attempt within six months of graduation.
  3. Graduates pursuing employment will be employed within twelve months after program completion.

Goal #6: The program will promote graduate and employer satisfaction.

  1. Graduates will express satisfaction with the training received during the program. 
  2. Employers will express satisfaction with the performance of the graduate.

 

Requirement

Approximate Cost

Child Abuse History Clearance CY113

$20.00

PA State Police Criminal History Clearance

$30.00

Health requirements

(Immunizations, Tb testing, etc. These costs will vary according to your health insurance coverage)

$50- $200+

N95 Fit testing (if required by clinical affiliate on a yearly basis)

(Costs vary depending on whether student is required to have additional tests after completing required respiratory questionnaire)

$120-500+

Textbooks

(Cost varies with retailer; cost varies with purchase vs rent)

$800+

Lead Markers (needed from first spring semester)

$25+/ set

CPR Mask Kit

(Cost varies with retailer. Needed for first summer semester)

$10-$20

Radiology Student Hang tag for Uniform

$3

Scrub Uniforms

(Cost varies with retailer and number of uniforms purchased)

$150-$250+

Corectec Review Module (last summer semester)

$90

ARRT Certification Exam (at completion of program)

$220

*Also listed in student handbook and posted publicly on websites.

Careers

Many Radiologic Technology graduates go on to pursue employment in specialty areas such as:

Potential Job Opportunities

  • CT
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Untrasound
  • Vascular Interventional Radiology
Radiologic Technology student standing in lab with arms crossed

Mission

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to integrate Commonwealth University's liberal arts emphasis to develop competent entry level diagnostic radiographers. As graduates, these radiographers will possess the expertise necessary to meet the needs of the communities they serve, while providing compassionate, patient-centered care.

Radiologic Technology students standing behind display table

Clubs and Organizations

HSSGA - Health Sciences Student Government Association in Sayre ASRT - American Society of Radiologic Technologists Professional Organization Supplies journal readings to meet continuing education requirements PSRT - PA Society of Radiologic Technologists

Contact

Kate

Kate Beishline

  • Associate Professor of Biology & Chair of the Biological and Health Sciences Department
  • Bloomsburg

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