Associate of Applied Science in Radiological Technology

Associate of Applied Science in Radiological Technology

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The Radiologic Technology Program is currently on probationary status with JRCERT due to the rolling 5-year pass rate average. The past two years pass-rate figures, however, are 86% and 92% in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

The Radiologic Technology Program is a 21-month program providing clinical and didactical education in the field. Upon graduation, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree, as well as eligibility to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination for Radiographers. This examination certifies the applicant as a Registered Technologist, RT (R), ARRT.

The radiographer is an important member of the health care team, working closely with the radiologists and physicians and other health care team members. The patient is always the number one concern.

In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a Radiologic Technology Program application by March 1. Only applicants who have completed or have in progress BIOL 2214 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2224 Anatomy & Physiology II, and CP 0933, MAT 1011 and MAT 1012 (or a higher level of mathematics) will be considered. Students are required to maintain a minimum grade of “C” in each course required in the entire radiologic technology program curriculum. This includes both general education and radiologic technology courses. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for admission into the program and for graduation. For further information, contact the program director.

The radiologic technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone: 312-704-5300 or

MAT or ET 1134 will not be accepted as an option for the math requirement for this program.

Application forms must be completed by March 1 in order to be considered a candidate for the program.

* If you are in A&P I and A&P II when applying to the program, please submit your midterm grade to the program director as soon as it is available.

* Immunizations and CPR training are not required before acceptance into the program.


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Disaster Contingency for Course Delivery

In the event of a catastrophic event or pandemic in the state or the area, all Northark in-person classes may be transferred to an online and/or blended environment in order to keep students, faculty, and staff safe and healthy. Students will be notified of this change via email and/or text message within 72 hours if possible. In the event of a power outage, communication will resume as soon as possible.

Instructors will also send messages to students via email and/or Canvas detailing any changes to the class and the delivery method. In the event of this change, students will need to have reliable access to both the internet and a computer in order to complete the coursework.  Should a student not have the needed equipment to complete online assignments, they should notify their instructor and visit the Learning Resource Center to familiarize themselves with the procedures in checking out needed equipment.

Course-Specific Contingencies

All classes will be via ZOOM if the situation arises.  Students will be required to attend via zoom until classes resume at Northark.  Clinical will continue as scheduled if allowed.  Additional instructions will be given as needed.



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Program Goals and Learning Outcomes
  • Goal: Students will be clinically competent when performing entry-level radiographic examinations.
    • Outcome: 1A) Students will demonstrate proper patient positioning skills.
    • This will be measured by monthly clinical evaluations and a final lab evaluation.
    • Outcome: 1B) Students will utilize safe radiation protection methods when using ionizing radiation.
    • This will be measured by Section 7 of the monthly clinical evaluation and Section 6 of the final lab evaluation.
  • Goal: Students will communicate effectively with patients and members of the health care team.
    • Outcome: 2A) Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
    • This will be measured by hospital inspection reports and contrast media reports.
    • Outcome: 2B) Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
    • This will be measured by final presentations and special procedure presentations.
  • Goal: Students will use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Outcome: 3A) Students will adjust positioning and procedure protocol for trauma patients (non-routine).
    • This will be measured by lab evaluation of trauma hip exam and lab evaluation of trauma cervical spine exam.
    • Outcome: 3B) Students will accurately evaluate radiographic images for optimal quality.
    • This will be measured by the image evaluation section of final exam and the final exam.
  • Goal: Students will model professionalism.
    • Outcome: 4A) Students will demonstrate professional responsibility in the working environment.
    • This will be measured by a weekly clinical checklist.
    • Outcome: 4B) Students will determine the importance of continued professional development.
    • This will be measured by a career development plan.
  • Goal: The program will provide the community with professional and competent entry-level radiologic technologists.
    • Outcome: 5A) Students will complete the program and graduate within 2 years.
    • This will be measured by the graduation rate.
    • Outcome: 5B) Students will be satisfied with their experience.
    • This will be measured by a graduate survey.
    • Outcome: 5C) Graduates will pass the ARRT Radiography Certification on the first attempt.
    • This will be measured by the Registry Examination Summary Report.
    • Outcome: 5D) Graduates pursuing employment will be gainfully employed within 12 months of graduation.
    • This will be measured by the job placement rate.
    • Outcome: 5E) Employers will be satisfied with graduate performance.
    • This will be measured by the employer survey rate.


Licensure and Certification

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology can apply for licensure in Arkansas. According to the ASRT website, the state of Missouri does not require a state license at this time. We are unsure of licensure requirements in other states.


Contact Us

Suzanne Woods
Radiologic Technology Program Director
(870) 391-3319