Do you have a desire to help people and an aptitude for technology? With the associate degree in radiography, you will learn the skills and gain the experience to thrive in an exciting healthcare career through a challenging blend of liberal arts studies, professional courses and clinical experiences. You will master the skills you need to take the national certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) following graduation.
If you are applying to the associate radiography program, offered on the Minneapolis campus of St. Kate's College for Adults, you'll first enroll as a pre-radiography student and take liberal arts and sciences (LAS) 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:
A St. Kate’s associate degree in radiography also prepares you to continue your studies in the fields of ultrasound, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine.
St. Kate's radiography program emphasizes consideration for the physical and psychological needs of patients and families as well as the technology. You'll learn about anatomy and 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.
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. "Ethical Problems and Ethical Practices" will prepare you to participate in these challenges in a healthcare setting and become an informed practitioner in creating a more just society.
Need extra help? St. Kate's has tutors and mentors who can help you get back into the routine of study and learning.
Start in fall, spring or summer terms to take prerequisite and liberal arts courses required for the PTA degree. We are accepting applications—apply now!
Attend an information session to learn more about the radiography program, meet with your admission counselor, and find out how to get started.
At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning.
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.
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