OLOL College

Radiologic Technology

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 

History

The Radiologic Technology Program was established in 1993. The program prepares graduates to perform radiologic procedures as entry level radiologic technology practitioners. The radiologic technologist assists radiologists and other physicians in imaging parts of the body through the use of ionizing radiation and other forms of energy, specialized radiographic equipment and manipulating patient positions. 

Purpose

The purpose of the Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare competent graduates in the art and science of radiography and to compete effectively for productive employment. The program prepares graduates with the necessary skills and context to respond effectively to rapidly developing technologies, cultural diversity, and ever-changing health-care trends. The faculty is committed to integrating the Franciscan values and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services throughout the educational process. The graduate of this program receives an Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology and is prepared to write the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. In accordance with the College mission, and in fulfilling its purpose, the program accepts responsibility to guide students in achieving educational goals. A comprehensive curriculum is provided that consists of a broad base of theory, diverse clinical experiences and advanced imaging technologies. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop skills in conceptual understanding, analytical judgment, critical thinking, and the ability to problem solve in the performance of radiologic procedures and in preparation for further study. The learning environment fosters an appreciation of the different learning styles of students. Clinical skills are developed that reflect appropriate attitudes, moral, ethical and professional attributes and the Franciscan values in providing care and responding to patients’ needs during imaging procedures. Opportunities are provided for participation in College and community service activities that promote creative and responsible contributions to the community. Scholarship is envisioned as an essential component of the educational process and faculty development is encouraged in support of the program, division, and institution. The program recognizes that the educational process profoundly affects student success, thus quality and excellence are documented through a systematic evaluation of purpose and outcomes and through external review.

Enrollment

Applications for the Associate of Science Degree in the Radiologic Technology Program are due on or before March 15th for the class beginning in August. A class of up to 28 may be accepted.

Length of Program

The Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology consists of 80 total credit hours of which 26 hours are arts and science courses and 54 hours are Radiologic Technology courses. Upon enrollment, the program is designed to be completed in five semesters, in which the student enrolls full-time.  

Application Procedures

Contact the Office of Admissions at 225-768-1700 for information on applying to the Program and to pick up a Request for Clinical Application Form. It is required that this completed form be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to your receipt of an application packet. A complete list of admissions requirements is available on the Program Admission Requirements page for Radiologic Technology.

Tuition

See the undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule.

Financial Assistance

Our Lady of the Lake College has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. See Financial Aid for more details.

Transferability

See Transfer Equivalencies regarding transferability of courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities.  A final grade of C or better must be earned in courses to be transferred. Credit earned through correspondence courses will not be accepted for transfer. Further information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office of Admissions. Credit for college level achievement may be awarded through the CLEP and/or ACT examination. Individuals with prior education in a Radiologic Technology program may contact the College for information concerning policies for admission with advanced standing and transferring course work from another institution.

Accreditations

Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Our Lady of the Lake College. The Radiologic Technology Associate of Science Degree Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182) (312-704-5300, website: www.jrcert.org, email: mail@jrcert.org) and holds full approval from the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

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