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School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

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Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists are responsible for administering ionizing radiation to patients for diagnostic or research purposes.  The primary responsibility of the radiologic technologist is to integrate advanced radiographic techniques and positioning with applied knowledge of anatomy and physiology for the imaging of internal structures.  Practitioners of radiologic technology must possess qualities such as good communication and a desire to work directly with patients.


Program Overview Advising

INFORMATION SESSIONS!

Come learn about the degree and profession of a Radiologic Technologist!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Noon
Both sessions held in HHB 5015.
B.S. in CDS

A Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with a specialization in radiologic technology (RAD) prepares students to integrate complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning and radiographic techniques and advanced technical skills in the imaging of internal structures. Students may apply for the radiologic technology program after completing the CDS core curriculum – generally as a sophomore. Application is made during the winter semester of the sophomore year for the September start date.

Students may apply for the Radiologic Technology program after completing the CDS core curriculum – generally as a sophomore.  Application is made during the winter semester of the sophomore year for the September start date. 

Oakland University is affiliated with Beaumont Hospitals to provide the clinical portion of the program.  Acceptance into the program is competitive and based on Math/Science GPA, personal interview, letters of recommendation and score on the Medical Terminology Entrance Exam administered to interviewed candidates.  Desirable candidates possess qualities and abilities in communication, computer literacy, leadership, multitasking, problem solving and critical thinking.  Direct patient contact experience, volunteering with patients and advanced course work are also considered in the admissions process. 

A maximum of 16 students are accepted each year.  The program is 24 months in duration.  Students will spend 2 days each week in academic instruction at Oakland University during Fall and Winter semesters.  One day of academic instruction is scheduled during Summer semester.  Clinical education takes place 3 days each week (all semesters) in a variety of rotations at the Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy, and West Bloomfield.  Additional clinical sites may be required.

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Consider this profession if you:
  • want to make a difference in the lives of others
  • enjoy subjects such as anatomy, biology, radiation safety, and physics
  • enjoy using computers to acquire and manipulate images
  • want to communicate with patients, doctors, nurses and other radiologic technologists
  • enjoy solving problems
  • want a hands-on practice in a clinical setting
  • interested in opportunities to advance within the professional world
Career Outlook
Radiologic Technology is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States and is expected to continue to have higher than average job growth well into the future.  In fact, the  United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics  estimates demand for Radiologic Technologists to increase by a total of 12% or 30,200 jobs between 2016 and 2026.  Radiologic Technologists earn a median pay of $58,960 per year.  There is an immediate demand for qualified Radiologic Technologists in settings such as hospitals, physician’s offices, and imaging clinics.
Curriculum

Students in the Radiologic Technology specialization should complete RAD courses in the order outlined in the RAD plan of study. Please see the Radiologic Technology Plan of Study for a recommended year-by-year schedule of classes. For a complete description of courses, please review the Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Program entry in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Students must be admitted to the Radiologic Technology program and have Radiologic Technology listed as their major in order to register for RAD courses.

All students applying to Radiologic Technology program must complete a graduation audit with their SHS academic adviser when applying to this program.

Oakland University is affiliated with Beaumont Hospitals to provide the clinical portion of the program. Acceptance into the program is competitive and based on grade point average, personal interview, letters of recommendation and score on the Medical Terminology Entrance Exam administered to interviewed candidates. Desirable candidates possess qualities and abilities in communication, computer literacy, leadership, multitasking, problem solving and critical thinking. Direct patient contact experience, volunteering with patients and advanced course work are also considered in the admissions process.

A maximum of 16 students are accepted each year. The program is 24 months in duration.  Students will spend 2 days each week in academic instruction at Oakland University during Fall and Winter semesters. One day of academic instruction is scheduled during Summer semester.  Clinical education takes place 3 days each week (all semesters) in a variety of rotations at the Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy, and West Bloomfield. Additional clinical sites may be required.

 

CT, MRI & Mammography Courses

CT, MRI, and Mammography Courses for Imaging Technologists

The Radiologic Technology program at Oakland University will be offering courses designed to expand on the existing knowledge of current imaging technologists. Courses in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Mammography are offered at Oakland University in affiliation with Beaumont Health.  Each course is approximately one semester (15 - 17 weeks) in length and includes 4 days of clinical and one 3 hour class day per week. Clinical hours take place on days and afternoon shifts at various Beaumont clinical locations. Other clinical sites, locations and hours of attendance may be required. Clinical shifts vary based on the clinical rotation schedule, as assigned. With permission, additional clinical time may be allowed.   

Extensive clinical participation is required throughout the course to meet the ARRT credentialing requirements in the course modality These advanced modality courses demand a high level of student professionalism, personal commitment and academic focus.  Students that are unable to maintain this degree of performance will not be allowed to continue in the course.

Each course is offered for 7 credits. Tuition is assessed based on 7 credits of School of Health Sciences upper division rates.  Tuition rates are adjusted each year by the University.   Please be aware of the differential tuition rates specific to the School of Health Sciences. Some employers might provide tuition reimbursement for this course.  Please check with your department administrator for details.

For specific course offerings in each semester, contact:
Terese Trost – trost@oakland.edu
William Van Dyke – wvandyke@oakland.edu

For more information and applicant instructions, click here.