2760: Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology
This program prepares graduates to perform radiologic examinations under a physician’s direction for diagnosis and treatment of physical diseases and injuries. The University of Akron (UA) offers this associate degree in conjunction with didactic classes taught at Akron Children's Hospital and your clinical experiences at multiple, area hospitals.
All University of Akron associate degree courses must be completed by graduation from Akron Children's Radiography School. After graduating from the program and obtaining the University of Akron associate degree, you will be awarded a certificate of education, and are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination. The Radiography program's 5 year pass rate (2006-2010) on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination is 98% (97% pass rate since 1980).
In addition to the post-graduate opportunities available with the University of Akron, our program is affiliated with Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, which offers a bachelor of science in Radiologic Science Administration.
Degree requirements for radiography students are as follows:
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|2030:121||Mathematics for Allied Health||3|
|2080:106||Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health I||3|
|2080:107||Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health II||3|
|2060:141||Anatomy & Positioning I||3|
|2060:142||Anatomy & Positioning II||3|
|2060:151||Methods of Patient Care I||2|
|2060:152||Methods of Patient Care II||1|
|2060:161||Radiologic Physics & Principles I||3|
|2060:162||Radiologic Physics & Principles II||3|
|2060:171||Clinic Class I||1|
|2060:172||Clinic Class II||1|
|2060:202||Imaging Obstacles and Solutions||2|
|2060:261||Radiologic Physics and Principles III||3|
|2060:262||A&P Registry review||2|
|2060:201||Special Imaging I||3|
|2060:202||Special Imaging II||3|
|7600:106||Effective Oral Communication||3|
You must apply directly to Akron Children's Radiography School for admission. The application deadline is Feb. 1.
Students interested in the associate degree should consult directly with the University of Akron Summit College Advising office in the Polsky Building, Suite #301, at 330-972-7220 regarding specific degree requirements and regulations.
Akron Children's Radiography School is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). To maintain high standards of performance, our program selects the best qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender, national origin, religion or disability.
Questions regarding equal opportunity policies and practices at Akron Children's Hospital should be directed to the radiography school program director, Dave Whipple, or the affirmative action coordinator in the Human Resources department.
To complete the core curriculum for the University of Akron associate degree in radiologic technology, you must be accepted into Akron Children's Radiography School. Enrollment capacity is limited and admission to the program is extremely competitive. Application deadline is Feb. 1.
Our program is 2 years with courses taught at Akron Children's Hospital. Students do 2 days/week of didactic classes and 3 days/week of clinical rotations at multiple medical facilities, for a maximum of 8 hours/day and 40 hours/week.
Other general requirements to be considered for an admission interview are:
Admission to Akron Children's Radiography School is based on a point system. Admission preference is given to candidates who have a quantity of well-balanced mathematics, science and/or medical courses that relate to the field of radiologic technology. Only classes from accredited colleges will be considered. For the course to qualify, the course grade must be a minimum of a "C" or a 2.0 grade point.
You must complete a mandatory, 4-hour shadowing (observational) experience at one of our clinical education centers prior to the application deadline.
To set up an appointment, contact the clinical instructor in the radiology departments at any of the following hospitals:
***Mandatory math and medical courses required for program admission
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