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Gwynedd Mercy University’s radiologic technology program prepares you for entry-level work as a radiologic (or x-ray) technologist with a radiology degree. X-ray technologists, with the help of sophisticated equipment and computers, use their expertise to help physicians diagnose patient diseases and conditions. This is an ever-changing field; keeping pace with technology provides a challenging environment, and so this discipline requires an academic background in, and aptitude for, math and science. Among the top radiology schools in PA, GMercyU has the courses you need to fulfill a longlasting career in the field of radiology.
Upon successful completion of your GMercyU and affiliate radiography program requirements, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National ARRT Examination in Radiography (offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists). Graduates of our radiology program have passed this exam with a 95.83% success rate over the past four years. With this certification and your bachelor’s degree, you’ll be eligible for many employment opportunities in the field.
GMercyU's 2+2 Radiologic Technology program is the standard degree path followed by most GMercyU students. During the first two years, you will complete general education requirements for a strong liberal arts foundation. At the beginning of year two, you’ll work with your Campus Coordinator and apply to at least three of GMercyU’s affiliated radiologic technologist programs.
Your third and fourth years of radiology technician school will be spent primarily on site at the affiliate radiologic technology program, taking classroom and clinical courses full-time. You’ll also work with your Campus Coordinator to register for all corresponding GMercyU courses.
This full-time, 40 hours/week daytime program includes at least one summer, possibly two. This means that while you may walk in graduation in May of your senior year, you may not complete your graduation requirements until August. Our Radiologic Technology Programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
If you are already an ARRT-certified from a radiology school and are a registered radiologic technologist, you can earn up to 62 units of credit for your radiologic technology education. You complete the remaining general education and liberal arts course requirements to earn your B.S. in Radiologic Technology from GMercyU.
If you have completed college coursework at other colleges or radiology schools, you may be eligible to transfer in additional credits, but you must complete a minimum of 45 credits at GMercyU. This degree may be completed full-time or part-time, with some courses available in the evening or online.
If you’re interested in multi-competency training, you can pursue two areas of competency through a special articulation agreement that we have with Thomas Jefferson University’s radiology programs. Options include Radiography, Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, General Sonography (Ultrasound) and Vascular Sonography.
This is a very selective program and requires additional prerequisites, so advance planning is required if you want to apply. If accepted to Jefferson, you will transfer to Jefferson for your last two years (or slightly longer) and earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Radiologic Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University.
With GMercyU’s bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology, you’ll have the security and value of a four-year radiology degree with affiliate programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) - which may not be offered at other radiology technician schools.
With additional training and education, graduates of radiologic technologist schools can build on a foundation, gaining work in advanced imaging modalities including Computed Tomography, Mammography, Interventional Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Bone Densitometry (DEXA). Graduates of the program have gone on to work in hospitals, outpatient centers, urgent care centers, and physician offices. Other career paths include education and/or administration, sales and research.
Increase the value of your radiology degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals.
In addition to general education requirements, you will complete the following courses:
Radiological Technology - 62 Credits
|HS 109||Medical Terminology & Acute Care Record|
|RDS 300||Orientation/intro to Rad Tech (2 credits)|
|RDS 301||Patient Care|
|RDS 302||Radiographic Procedures I|
|RDS 303||Film Screen Image Acq. & Processing|
|RDS 311||Clinical Education I|
|RDS 305||Radiographic Procedures II|
|RDS 306||Digital Image Acq. & Display|
|RDS 307||Radiation Physics|
|RDS 309||Clinical Education II|
|RDS 310||Clinical Education III|
|RDS 321||Ethics/Medical Law/Human Diversity|
|RDS 402||Radiographic Procedures III|
|RDS 403||Radiation Biology & Protection|
|RDS 404||Advanced Imaging Techniques I|
|RDS 407||Clinical Education IV|
|RDS 408||Radiographic Pathology|
|RDS 409||Advanced Imaging Techniques II|
|RDS 410||Radiographic Procedures IV|
|RDS 413||Clinical Education V|
|RDS 415||Clinical Education VI|
|RDS 420||Pharmacology & Drug Administration|
|RDS 4000||Capstone Course|
|CHM 151/151L/151R||Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)|
|MTH 245||Calculus I (4 credits)|
|PHY 241/241L/241R||General Physics I (4 credits)|
|PHY 242/242L/242R||General Physics II (4 credits)|
A minimum of 125 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology.
See the undergraduate catalog (PDF) for more information and course descriptions.