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The Saint Francis School of Radiography has joined with Resurrection University, and will now offer a Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology (B.S.I.T.) beginning Fall 2015. Information regarding this new offering for can be found at resu.edu/radiography. Information for current SFSOR students is below, and information for new students looking to apply and enroll for Fall 2015, can be found at resu.edu/radiography.
The Saint Francis School of Radiography
355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Admissions Office: 847/316-6393
The program is required to adhere to The JRCERT (www.jrcert.org) Standards which can be found on the website below:Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive Suite 2850 · Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182 · (312) 704-5300
Saint Francis School of Radiology plans to offer the new Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology (B.S.I.T.) in an "upper-division" format. That is, SOR will only offer Radiologic Technology classes at Saint Francis. In order to confer the bachelor's degree, a student will need to transfer in 53 semester hours in lower- division general education and Imaging Technology support courses.
|English Composition I & II||6 SH|
|Speech Communications||3 SH|
|Social Science Electives||6 SH|
|Humanities/Fine Arts||9 SH|
|Physical Science||3 or 4 SH*|
|Life Science||3 or 4 SH*|
|General Electives||6 SH|
|Imaging Support Courses:||Credits|
|Anatomy & Physiology I||4 SH**|
|Medical Terminology||3 SH|
|Introduction to Computers||3 SH|
|Growth and Development/Lifespan||3 SH|
|College Algebra||or higher 3 SH**|
Saint Francis Program
The Saint Francis School of Radiography has been teaching students for over 65 years and offers a two year program providing both classroom instruction and clinical education in the art and science of radiologic technology. We are in the approval process for offering a Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic Technology. (B.S. I.T.) Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology. We are hoping to admit our first class in the Fall of 2015. Individuals seeking employment in radiologic technology must pass a national credentialing exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. To qualify for this credentialing exam, individuals must successfully complete Saint Francis School of Radiography's accredited radiography educational program and achieve an Associate's Degree or higher from an accredited college.
Upon satisfactory completion of the two-year program, graduates are qualified to take the national examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the examination certifies the technologist. A "Registered Technologist" in radiography may use the credentials R.T.(R).
Below please review current statistical information specific to the Saint Francis School of Radiography.
Statistical Information as defined by the JRCERT:
Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of student graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination or an unrestricted state licensing examination compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation.
Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.
Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program must establish a benchmark for its program completion rate. The program specifies the entry point (e.g., required orientation date, final drop/add date, final date to drop with 100% tuition refund, official class roster date, etc.) used in calculating program’s completion rate.
Graduate and employer satisfaction may be measured through a variety of methods. The methods and timeframes for collection of the graduate and employer satisfaction data are the prerogative of the program.
Specific information on all Program Effectiveness data can be found via this link: Statistical Information as defined by the JRCERT.
During the program, students have the opportunity to experience all phases of radiography and its related fields. Each student rotates through:
- General Radiography
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Interventional Radiography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Ultrasound (USD)
Each student has the opportunity to experience additional areas of specialized imaging which include:
- Nuclear Medicine
- Cardiac Cath Lab
- PET Scan
- Radiation Therapy
The Radiologic Technologist (radiographer) is a professional member of the health care team dedicated to preserving health through diagnostic testing. This exciting professional works closely with and under the direction of radiologists. Technologists are experienced in utilizing various forms of radiation-producing equipment to detect disease. This key position assists with radiologic procedures while attending to patients’ diverse physical and emotional needs.
Some of the technologist’s duties include:
- Operating equipment used to produce x-rays
- Positioning patients for diagnostic examinations
- Calculating proper exposure factors
- Processing radiographs
- Administering quality patient care
- Assisting radiologists with examinations
Qualified radiologic technologists are needed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry and public health.
Last Revised: 2/3/15