Radiologic Technology Major (A)
Radiologic Technologists (R.T.s) are medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. They are educated in anatomy and physiology, disease processes, physics, radiation safety and protection and patient care. Radiologic technologists may be employed in various health care settings including hospitals or clinics, industry, business, research, administration or education.
This major is a four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology. The degree is structured as a 2 plus 2 program. The first 2 years are conducted at Concordia University, where core and pre-professional requirements are completed. Students receive a strong liberal arts education in a Christian setting. Near completion of the pre-professional requirements, the student will apply to our accredited, hospital-based partner programs. Upon acceptance, student will complete their second 2 years at a Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited partner program.
Students who graduate with a BS in Radiologic Technology are eligible to pursue opportunities to specialize in the many, various fields of Radiologic Technology such as Cardiac and Vascular Interventional Radiology (IR), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance (MR), and Mammography. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University and are qualified to apply for the certification exams.
The pre-professional studies at Concordia University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The professional affiliate, hospital-based partner programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Radiologic Technology students complete the general Concordia core courses. In addition, students are required to take additional required classes. Students must maintain a minimum 2.7 overall GPA to qualify for application to the professional program. A 3.0 or higher GPA is encouraged. Acceptance into the professional phase is not guaranteed. Students must achieve a C or higher in the following courses: Math (college algebra), Communications, Behavioral Science, Computers, Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology. Students will only be allowed to retake a required course one time. Additional science courses and CPR for healthcare providers are encouraged. Job/Career shadowing and additional requirements are required and specific to each program. Affiliate program websites are a good resource for additional information. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with CU advising as soon as major is determined to discuss and prepare for requirements.
Students in the Radiologic Technology Program will pay Concordia tuition during the pre-professional and professional aspects of the program. Students in the professional program pay for 4 semesters and do not have to pay for summer, winterim or any overload tuition charges. A percentage of the tuition will be given to the professional program. Thus, students who are receiving the Emeritus (full) Scholarship or are full time CU employees (tuition-free) will need to pay tuition during the professional aspect of the program.
General program learning outcomes for Radiologic Technology students
- Students will demonstrate clinical competence
- Students will be able to communicate effectively
- Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development
- The program will graduate entry-level technologists
Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) students will apply to affiliated accredited programs in radiologic technology. Students attending an accredited radiologic technology program will receive academic coursework and clinical education from instructors employed by the program and will participate in clinical rotations through their affiliated hospitals and clinics. Placement is not guaranteed. Application process is specific to each program. Students are encouraged to review application process and work with their CU adviser in planning. The following JRCERT accredited programs are affiliated with CUAA:
Ascension | Providence Hospital, Southfield School of Radiologic Technology
Ascension | St John Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
Pre-Professional Course Curriculum - Radiologic Technology Major
|Core Requirements 1||45|
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|Concordia Common Core (18 credits required)|
|REL 100||The Bible (Bible Content)||3|
|REL 110||Christian Faith (Chritian Doctrine )||3|
|CCE 110||Western Culture & Worldview||3|
|CCE 120||Western Thought & Worldview||3|
|CCE 130||Christian Citizen||3|
|CCE 140||Science & Humanity||3|
|Liberal Arts Dimensions (27 credits)|
|Faith & Life (3 credits)|
|REL above 204||3|
|Society & Culture (3 credits)|
|COMM 460||Cross-Cultural Communication||3|
|Natural World (7 credits)|
|BIO 151||Functional Human Biology I||4|
|MATH 128||College Algebra (Mathematics ) 1,2||3|
|Communication & Language (6 credits)|
|COMM 105||Public Speaking (Communications ) 1,2||3|
|ENG 104||Intro to Writing||3|
|Human Beings & Being Human (5 credits)|
|HHP 100||Stewardship of the Body (Physical Development)||1|
|HHP Activity (104-169)||1|
|PSY 101||General Psychology 1,2||3|
|Human Creativity & Expression (3 credits)||3|
see Core Options
|Required Courses (16 credits)|
|BIO 152||Functional Human Biology II||4|
|BIO 191||Human Anat & Phys I 1,2||4|
|BIO 192||Human Anat & Phys II 1||4|
|RSC 106||Medical Terminology 1,2||1|
|CSC 150||Foundations of Computer Science 1,2||3|
Required courses for the RT program.
Communication, Math, Computers, Medical Terminology and A&P I, and Behavioral science need to be completed by the end of the 3rd semester
- Overall 2.7 minimum GPA required to apply to the professional program.
- Specific course grades with minimum of grade C or higher. (see footnotes). A 3.0 GPA is science courses is preferred. Students are only allowed to retake a required course once.
- Ascension St. John: requires 6 shadowing hours at their hospital, ACT score of 18
- Ascension Providence: Intro to Healthcare course OR 5 hours of job shadowing before application date
- Students are encouraged to review requirements on affiliated program websites for additional information.
Radiologic Technology Majors
Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) students attending an accredited radiologic technology program will receive academic coursework and clinical education from instructors employed by the program and will participate in clinical rotations through their affiliated hospitals and clinics. Students attending affiliate RT programs will remain CUAA students and pay CUAA tuition for 2 fall and 2 spring semesters. The program director and staff at the respective affiliate program will determine assessments and grades for CUAA students enrolled in their program. CUAA students successfully completing all requirements for the semester will be identified as passing on the CUAA transcript and be issued a pre-determined amount of credits based on semester. Students that do not successfully complete all requirements as indicated by the program will be issued "no credit" on their CUAA transcript. CUAA courses/credits earned during this time will not impact overall GPA and are as follows:
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 1 Fall (12 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 2 Spring (12 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 3 Summer (6 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 4 Fall (12 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 5 Spring (12 credits)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Semester 6 Summer (6 credits)