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3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

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Radiologic Technology

Within the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, the Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with a specialization in Radiologic Technology (RAD) prepares students to integrate advanced radiographic techniques and positioning with applied knowledge of anatomy and physiology for the imaging of internal structures.Radiologic technologists are responsible for administering ionizing radiation to patients for diagnostic or research purposes.

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


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Contact Us
Sara Rivard
Special Instructor and Director
Radiologic Technology
3166 Human Health Building
sararivard@oakland.edu

Nancy Demo
Executive Secretary
3115 Human Health Building
demo@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8673

Curriculum

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. Please be advised that chemistry courses are no longer required as of 2021.

Students must be admitted to the Radiologic Technology program and have Radiologic Technology listed as their major in order to register for RAD courses. For a recommended year-by-year schedule of classes, students may consult the degree plan. For a complete description of courses, please review the Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences Program entry in the Undergraduate Catalog.

When applying to this program, all students must complete a graduation audit with their SHS academic adviser.

Clinical Internship

Oakland University is affiliated with Beaumont Health 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. 

Currently, up to 17 students are accepted each year, which may vary based on clinical site availability. 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 Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Troy, and West Bloomfield. Additional clinical sites may be required.

Admission Information

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

As of September, 2020, our application and letter of recommendation documents are available to fill out and submit online. Applicants may provide the link to the letter of recommendation to anyone they need to fill out that form and it will be submitted directly to the radiologic technology program email address. Please find these documents under our Resources tab.

INFORMATION SESSIONS


In-person information sessions have been suspended due to COVID-19. Join us at one of the virtual information sessions listed below to learn more about the program and Radiologic Technologist profession. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12 p.m. 

If you would like to attend, please email sararivard@oakland.edu.

Career Information

Job 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 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates demand for radiologic technologists will increase by a total of 9 percent between 2018 and 2028.

Average Salary
According to BLS, radiologic technologists earn a median pay of $62,280 per year. There is an immediate demand for qualified radiologic technologists in settings such as hospitals, physician’s offices, and imaging clinics.

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
CT, MRI & Mammography Courses

The Radiologic Technology program at Oakland University offers courses designed to expand on the existing knowledge of current ARRT registered imaging technologists in the areas of Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Mammography, in affiliation with Beaumont Health. Each course is approximately one semester (15-17 weeks) in length. The MRI course includes approximately 32 hours of clinical and one 3 hour class day per week. The CT and Mammography courses include approximately 24 hours of clinical and one 3 hour class day per week. Clinical hours take place in the morning 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 these courses 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.

The MRI course is offered for 7 credits, and the CT and Mammography courses are offered for 6 credits each. Tuition is assessed based on the 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 these courses. Please check with your department administrator for details.

Students may apply for admission to the modality courses through the Radiologic Technology program application process. Applicants are required to hold current ARRT registration or become registered with the ARRT within two weeks after the modality course start date; and they must also hold current CPR (“Healthcare Provider”) certification through the American Heart Association. Applications are accepted year round and the courses may be scheduled any semester based on the number of applicants. Acceptance into a modality course is based on previous math and science grade point average, personal interview, and letters of recommendation. 

For specific course offerings in each semester, contact:

Sara Rivard – sararivard@oakland.edu

William Van Dyke – wvandyke@oakland.edu

For more information and applicant instructions, click here.