DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE
This is a two-year, full-time program that prepares students to enter the health care profession as a competent entry-level radiographer. Professional competence is achieved through a blend of theoretical and practical coursework which includes didactic and clinical experience at cooperating hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices. It consists of five semesters of academic studies with coordinated practice in area imaging departments.
Clinical rotation shifts vary anywhere from 6:00 AM – 10:30 PM. Saturday rotations will be required in the third, fourth and fifth semesters.
Each student is expected to provide or arrange for their own transportation to the campus and clinical areas. These experiences are an integral part of the radiography program; therefore, they are mandatory. Be aware that some clinical sites may be two hours away from St. George and all students will travel. The cost of this is assumed by the student. Students will release Dixie State University and its employees from any liability for accident or injury sustained during long distance travel using private or university provided vehicles.
The program is competency based and follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Curriculum Guide. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification. All students who have passed the national examination may apply for licensure for the State of Utah through the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
Degree Granted: Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiography
Due to the number of clinical hours required in the program, students are eligible to participate in the UCAN Serve AmeriCorps Program.
Education Awards may be earned at the completion of required service hours and applied to tuition and fees. Participation information and requirements will be explained by the AmeriCorps Campus Coordinator at the Medical Radiography Orientation session prior to the start of the program.