Requirements for Associate Degree in Radiography

Program Requirements

The University of Akron Summit College

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
 2020:121  English  4
 2030:121  Mathematics for Allied Health  3 
 2040:240  Human Relations  3
 2040:120  Medical Terminology  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
 2060:181  Clinical I  3
 2060:182  Clinical II  3
 2060:192  Radiobiology  2
 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
 2060:281  Clinical III  4
 2060:282  Clinical IV  4
 2060:291  Pathophysiology  2
 2060:292  Cross-sectional Anatomy  2
 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.

Admission Requirements

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:

Mandatory Prerequisites

Admission Prerequisites

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. 

Radiology Experience

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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