The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review
Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Drive,
Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, firstname.lastname@example.org),
and holds full approval from the Louisiana State Radiologic
Technology Board of Examiners.
The purpose of the Radiologic Technology Program (RADT) 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 Our Lady of the Lake 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.
The purpose is further defined in the following goals:
To attract, enroll, retain and graduate academically-prepared
and diverse groups of students in the program who possess
motivation and commitment for success.
To recognize the individual learning needs of students and
provide effective teaching and learning strategies designed to
promote student persistence and enhance student academic skills.
To provide students with a balance of instruction in radiologic
technology courses as well as support courses.
To provide students with knowledge and skills to competently and
safely perform radiologic procedures.
To facilitate development of applied skills in effective
communication, critical thinking and problem solving in the
practice of radiography and in the pursuit of further study.
To provide learning resources and technology necessary for
students’ mastery of learning activities.
To provide laboratory and clinical experiences that complement
didactic instruction and develop clinical skills required for
To provide an environment that encourages personal, spiritual,
social and professional growth.
To promote the values of service, reverence, and love for all
life, joyfulness of spirit, humility and justice.
To provide the health care community with graduate entry-level
radiographers skilled in diagnostic imaging procedures.
To support faculty participation in scholarly and creative
activities that reinforces instructional skills and scholarship.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
Apply diverse learning strategies and resources that are
appropriate for their learning needs and goals, skills level,
radiologic technology course materials and learning outcomes
that lead to successful progression and completion of the
program and preparation for further study.
Participate in opportunities designed to enhance learning and
improve academic skills.
Integrate basic knowledge acquired in the biological, physical
and behavioral sciences, math and liberal arts, with the
analysis and application of knowledge of imaging principles and
concepts in the practice of radiology.
Integrate complex conceptual knowledge of imaging principles and
practical skills in the safe performance of radiological
Demonstrate skills in problem solving, critical thinking,
analysis, evaluation, decision-making and communication skills
that are essential in the performance of medical imaging
Relate learning resources activities to enhanced learning and
achievement of radiologic technology course goals, objectives
Demonstrate proficiency in medical imaging procedures on modern
radiologic equipment in a variety of clinical facilities and
Demonstrate the Franciscan values during imaging procedures.
Demonstrate service to the community and profession from a
global perspective and understanding through commitment to
health care ministry, respect and compassion for human dignity,
and personal and professional development activities.
Competently perform a full-range of routine radiologic
procedures on patients as an entry-level practitioner.
Admission decisions to the clinical programs are made in a manner
consistent with the College’s policy on admission and with the
“application to selective admissions program” statement, which
follows the policy. The Admissions Committee will look carefully at
a number of factors that have been determined generally to be good
indicators of success in the program. Although these factors are not
absolute “prerequisites” (the policy states that “no single factor
shall automatically preclude admission”), they are considered
carefully in making admission decisions and students are strongly
encouraged to plan their academic work and other activities with
them in mind.
An outline of the application procedure, the admission process and
timetable, and a list of pre-enrollment requirements for the
Radiologic Technology Program are available in the admission
application packet, which is located in the Office of Admissions. We
strongly recommend that applicants meet with their academic advisors
to review the application process.
To be considered for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program,
all applicants must complete the entire application process by March
15 including submission of the completed radiologic technology
application and meeting the recommended minimum admissions criteria
strongly encourage applicants to complete all general education
core requirements as well as all arts and sciences course
requirements listed in the curriculum plan prior to the
admissions decision deadline.
Minimum grade of “C” in high school algebra, biology,
chemistry and physics (or college equivalents)
Minimum of 2.5 cumulative high school GPA
Minimum of 2.5 cumulative average in core courses
Minimum of 2.5 average in science core courses
Completion of a minimum of at least seven semester credit hours
of core courses at OLOL College
Competitive ACT scores
Documented completion of 50 volunteer service hours in the
radiology department of a hospital and/or work experience in a
radiology department of a hospital, clinic or imaging center (A
documentation form is provided in the application packet.)
Capability to contribute to a diverse learning community and
perseverance in overcoming challenges to achieve goals
Attendance at the information session sponsored by the program
Completion of a short written narrative or interview (decided by
Minimum age of 18 at time of enrollment
Entrance into the Radiologic Technology Program at Our Lady of the
Lake College is highly competitive and the requirements of the
curriculum are very demanding. Selection of applicants is based on
evidence of academic preparation and achievement, evidence of
commitment to diversity, as well as non-academic attributes. The
arts and sciences core courses in the curriculum provide a
foundation for further study and the level to which applicants
complete these courses is used to indicate potential for success in
the Radiologic Technology Program. Applicants must also provide
evidence of an understanding of the demands of the profession
through related experience. Applicants are given the opportunity to
describe their personal attributes, special accomplishments and
challenges in relation to achieving educational goals. Selection
decisions will also include consideration of an applicant's unique
characteristics and the ability to resolve obstacles while pursuing
academic goals. Applicants are required to attend an information
session and/or interview prior to selection to review remaining
admission protocol and to share and exchange experiences and
expectations related to the demands of the program.
All applicants are notified in writing of final admission decisions.
Upon admission to the program, accepted applicants must complete
pre-registration (pre-enrollment) requirements. Evidence of
compliance with all health and CPR requirements must be sent to the
OLOL College Director of Campus Health and Safety no later than the
first day of classes.
Students must possess a health level sufficient to meet the
performance standards necessary for completion of the Radiologic
Technology Program. Students will be provided with the required
physical examination form, which must be completed by a
physician, and a student health history form, which must be
completed by the student
within two months
prior to enrollment in the radiologic technology
Students must confirm receipt of the pregnancy policy (included
in the health packet).
Students must provide a current certificate in basic
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (provider CPR). The certification
must remain current throughout the entire program enrollment
Students must complete and pass the pre-enrollment drug screen.
After acceptance, students must pass a criminal background check
to meet clinical agency requirements, and final program
acceptance may be contingent upon background check results.
Information on the procedure for completing the criminal
background check is in the student health packet distributed by
the Office of Campus Health and Safety.
Students must receive the Hepatitis B immunization series prior
to beginning the clinical rotations. The Hepatitis immunization
series can be administered by a student's private physician or
through the college’s Office of Health and Safety.
Students must receive a TB skin test. The TB skin test must be
We strongly encourage students to carry health insurance
throughout their enrollment.
If pre-registration health requirements are not met, students will
not be permitted to enroll in the program. Admission and enrollment
in the program begins in the fall semester each year.
Individuals with prior education in a radiologic technology program
may contact OLOL College for information concerning policies for
admission with advanced standing and transfer of course work.
Students are encouraged to complete all Pre-Radiologic Technology (RADT)
course requirements listed in the curriculum plan prior to admission
to the Radiologic Technology Program. Some of the general education,
arts and sciences courses have pre- or co-requisite requirements
therefore; additional courses not listed below may be needed.
Students interested in enrolling in the Pre-RADT courses are advised
to have a strong background in English, algebra, biology, chemistry
and physics. It is strongly recommended that interested students
see advisors for assistance in developing a degree plan that will
enable them to complete the Pre-RADT course requirements in a timely
manner in preparation for admission to the program. Enrollment in
RADT courses is restricted to students admitted to the program.
Program enrollment requires two consecutive years and the specific
Radiologic Technology course requirements for Level I must be
completed prior to advancing to Level II (admitted students only).
Time limits may apply for some courses.
The Associate of Science degree in radiologic technology is
conferred upon students when the following conditions have been met:
Completion of 78 semester credit hours in the required courses;
completion of the radiologic technology courses within three
A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all college
work; completion of all radiologic technology courses with a
grade of C or above; completion of all required competencies
(didactic, clinical and laboratory);
Completion of all required standardized achievement
Fulfillment of the residency requirement of OLOL College, which
is 24 credit hours for the Associate of Science degree.
Clearance of all indebtedness to OLOL College, including the
return of all materials borrowed from the College library.
Students completing all academic degree requirements of the program
are eligible for certification by computer examination by the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Graduates must
comply with the “Rules of Ethics” and educational requirements of
the ARRT. Candidates who violate the “Rules of Ethics” such as the
conviction of a crime (gross misdemeanor or felony), must provide
the ARRT with a written explanation, including court documentation
of the charges, with the application for examination. Individuals
who are not yet enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program
may submit a pre-application request form to the ARRT anytime either
before or after enrollment to review the impact of violations on
their eligibility for certification. Pre-radiologic students must
contact the ARRT directly to request the pre-application form (1255
Northland Dr., St. Paul, MN 55120-1155, www.ARRT.org). Applications
and procedures for computer-based administration of the examination
are provided to graduation candidates by the Director during January
of the final semester. Students completing the program in May who
meet eligibility requirements should submit the ARRT examination
application at least three months before graduation (allow up to six
or seven weeks for processing). It is the student’s responsibility
to complete the application process. The completed application must
be signed by the program director before it can be submitted to the
ARRT. The appropriate fee must be submitted with the application.
NOTE: Applicants for ARRT certification by computer examination
should assure that their testing date at the appropriate test center
and receipt of examination results occurs prior to expiration of
their temporary Louisiana license permit.
The Medical Radiation Health and Safety Act No. 485 requires that
all persons in hospitals/clinics using radioactive materials or
equipment emitting or detecting ionizing radiation on humans for
diagnostic or therapeutic purposes to be licensed by the State of
Louisiana. Students enrolled in and attending a board-approved
school of radiologic technology who apply ionizing radiation to
humans for necessary diagnostic or therapeutic purposes while under
the supervision of a licensed practitioner or licensed radiologic
technologist at the approved clinical affiliate of the sponsoring
institution are exempt from the licensure requirements. Students are
exempt only for the supervised clinical assignments required by the
Graduates of the program who are seeking employment in hospitals or
clinics in Louisiana but awaiting first ARRT examination results
must make application to the appropriate State Board for a license
and a temporary permit and submit appropriate fees. The temporary
permit is good for 90 days. The applications are provided by the
director during January of the final semester. It is the student’s
responsibility to complete the application process, obtain the
director’s signature, and submit the application with appropriate
fees. Results of the ARRT examination are required for Louisiana
licensing. Therefore, graduates must allow the ARRT to
release their examination results to the Licensure Board. Failure to
do so will result in revocation of the temporary license permit,
which cannot be renewed and may result in a loss of work in a
General Education Core Course Requirements
ACSM 1110- Academic Seminar (1 hr)
*MATH 1315- College Algebra (3 hrs)
ENGL 1310- English I (3 hrs)
ENGL 1311- English II (3 hrs)
*PSYC 1310- Introductory Psychology (3 hrs)
*PHSC 1310- Introduction to Physical Science (3
RELS 1310- Introduction to Religion (3 hrs)
*These courses must be successfully completed to meet RADT program
requirements with no exceptions
Additional Pre-RADT Arts & Sciences Course Requirements
BIOL 1110- Medical Terminology (1 hr)
BIOL 2310- Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3 hrs)
BIOL 2311- Human Anatomy & Physiology (3 hrs)
RADT Program Requirements
RADT 1710- Introduction to Radiology (3 hrs)
RADT 1720- Image Production I (3 hrs)
RADT 1740- Radiographic Practicum I (5 hrs)
RADT 1715-Radiographic Procedures (3 hrs)
RADT 1725- Image Production II (3 hrs)
RADT 1741- Radiographic Practicum II (6 hrs)
RADT 1730- Radiation Protection/Radiology (2 hrs)
RADT 1742- Radiographic Practicum III (3 hrs)
RADT 2715- Specialized Imaging Technology (3 hrs)
RADT 2720- Advanced Radiographic Procedures (3
RADT 2740- Radiographic Practicum IV (6 hrs)
RADT 2725- Radiographic Pathology (2 hrs)
RADT 2730- Senior Seminar (2 hrs)
RADT 2741-Radiographic Practicum V (8 hrs)
and Sciences courses: 26 credit hours
RADT courses: 52 credit hours