Students may apply for admission to the pre-radiography program after qualifying for regular admission to Indiana University. Upon acceptance to the program, students enrolled in general education courses required for the Associate of Science degree, are classified as pre-radiography.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The AS in Radiography Program is a 22-month, full-time clinical/professional program that provides the academic and clinical education required for a career as a diagnostic radiographer. The program consists of highly focused college coursework designed to complement clinical experience course work. Clinical experience courses are completed at various off campus locations within the regional community. Students attend class on-campus and clinical practicum courses at affiliated clinical agencies throughout the region. Radiographers are employed in a variety of health care settings which include hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers and orthopedic offices to name a few. In clinical coursework students rotate through a variety of clinical areas within the hospital imaging departments. For more information, view the AS in Radiography Program Handbook.
The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org) and is designed to prepare graduates as competent, professional entry-level diagnostic radiographers for a career in medical imaging. Upon completion of the program, students receive an Associate of Science Degree and are eligible to take the national credentialing exam in Radiography which is sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Additional information about the ARRT can be found at www.arrt.org.
I WANT TO STUDY RADIOGRAPHY, HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Students seeking to enter the AS in Radiography Program must apply and be granted acceptance to IU South Bend and complete the required general education courses. Pre-requisite general education courses can be taken on a part-time basis and do not have to be completed at IU South Bend. Upon completion or near completion of the required pre-requisite courses the student should submit an application for admission to the AS in Radiography Program. Applications are generally available on February 1st of the year of admittance and must be picked up at the College of Health Sciences Student Services Office in Northside Hall, Room 416. Acceptance into the program is based on a number of criteria which include the student’s overall GPA, math and science GPA, a student essay and a personal interview. The number of students accepted into the program each year depends on the number of available clinical placements.
The medical imaging programs are located on the campus of IU South Bend and most courses are taught on campus. Clinical field experience and clinical labs are taught off campus at affiliated clinical agencies which include Memorial Hospital, St. Josephs Regional Medical Center, Plymouth and Mishawaka campuses, IU-Goshen Health and Elkhart General Hospital.