College for Adults | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
Do you have a desire to help people and an aptitude for technology? With the associate degree in radiography offered on our St. Paul, Minnesota campus, you’ll gain the skills and experience to thrive in an exciting healthcare career, thanks to a challenging blend of liberal arts studies, professional courses, and clinical experiences.
Professional Coursework and Hands-On Clinical Experience
St. Kate's radiography associate degree program emphasizes consideration for the physical and psychological needs of patients and families as well as the technology. You'll gain insights into anatomy, physiology, and human disease, along with radiographic sciences. Rigorous classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experiences will give you a thorough understanding of radiographic procedures and patient care.
Students are scheduled for clinical 2-3 days per week, 8 hours per shift, within the Twin Cities metro area. Students are not scheduled for evening/weekend/holiday rotations. Should a student desire to experience an evening rotation, the timing and scheduling is mutually agreed upon by the clinical affiliate, the program, and the student. This opportunity is available to each student; however, the opportunity may not be available at every clinical site. Specialty/modality experiences are also available to students. Specialty experiences become available upon meeting the Program/ARRT minimum criteria for being board eligible, typically during a student's final semester in the program.
In classes such as Radiation Physics, you’ll learn the principles of radiographic physics and x-ray equipment as well as factors that affect quality imaging. Topics classes delve into specialty areas, such as pediatric imaging, trauma procedures, and fluoroscopy.
If you are applying to the associate radiography program, you'll first enroll as a pre-radiography student and take liberal arts and sciences courses required for your degree. Enrollment as a "pre-" student does not guarantee progression into radiography courses.
A St. Kate’s associate radiography degree prepares you for a career in a variety of settings, including:
- doctors' offices
- medical laboratories
- outpatient centers
This degree also prepares you to continue your studies in the fields of ultrasound, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine.
St. Kate's radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 704-5300. www.JRCERT.org.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national certification exam, offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
The mission of the radiography program is to educate diverse learners to become highly skilled, compassionate, health care professionals. Students acquire skills and knowledge through a careful blend of liberal arts courses, professional courses, and clinical education in a learning environment that is structured to promote student development and success.