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Earn Your Associate’s in Radiography

The Associate of Applied Science in Radiography Program at Aultman College

With an associate degree in radiography, Aultman College students are prepared for a great career in the field of radiography, using X-rays and other imaging technologies to help diagnose and treat disease.

The mission of the Associate Degree in Radiography program is committed to providing quality education to prepare students as entry-level radiographers.  The program advocates lifelong learning and professional growth so that the graduates will continue to positively impact the community.

While radiologists are doctors specializing in the interpretation of diagnostic imagery, radiographers are medical technicians who operate the equipment. Learn more about radiography vs. radiology.

Graduates of Aultman College's 65-hour Associate of Applied Science in Radiography (AASR) program are prepared to sit for the National Certification Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Once they are certified, AASR graduates are eligible for employment in hospitals, clinics or physician offices as registered radiologic technologists RT(R). More than 90% of Aultman College graduates with an associate’s in radiography passed the AART national registry exam. Passing the ARRT is a requirement for receiving an Ohio radiography license.

AASR Program Application Deadline

February 1st is the AASR program deadline for the fall semester.

Apply now

 

Program Effectiveness Data

▶ View Aultman College's radiography program effectiveness data

Program Effectiveness Data

Mission Statement, Program Goals, Student Learning Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Associate Degree in Radiography program is committed to providing quality education to prepare students as entry-level radiographers.  The program advocates lifelong learning and professional growth so that the graduates will continue to positively impact the community.

Philosophy:

  • The philosophy of the Associate Degree in Radiography program is to prepare graduates who are competent in the art and science of radiography. Graduates of this program receive an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography and are prepared to sit for the National Certification Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • A comprehensive curriculum is provided that consists of a broad base of knowledge and diverse clinical experiences. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop skills in conceptual understanding, analytical judgment, critical thinking, and the ability to problem solve in the performance of radiologic procedures.
  • Students are encouraged to identify individual learning styles and develop study methods that permit the acquisition and retention of knowledge and concepts. Principles of ethics are demonstrated that build character and professional attributes. Clinical skills are developed that instill appropriate attitudes and foster affective growth in providing care and responding to patient needs during imaging procedures.
  • The associate’s in radiography program is designed to encourage success and develop lifelong learning patterns.

Program Goals:

The goals of the radiography program are to ensure that students will:

  • Demonstrate competence in the essential skills of medical imaging and treatment.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in the medical environment.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving skills and life-long learning.
  • Demonstrate professional values and ethical behaviors.

The program seeks to produce graduates who will function as competent, entry-level professionals who meet the health care needs of the community.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students in the associate’s in radiography program will:

  • Apply positioning skills
  • Select appropriate technical factors
  • Practice radiation protection
  • Use effective oral communication skills in clinical environment
  • Practice written communication skills
  • Manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations
  • Adapt positioning for trauma patients
  • Determine the importance of continued professional development
  • Understand appropriate ethical decisions
  • Pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt

Graduates will:

  • Be gainfully employed within 12 months post-graduation
  • Be satisfied with their education

Employers will:

  • Be satisfied with the performance of newly hired radiographers

 

Clinical Obligations/Clinical Sites

Radiography Clinical Rotations

Hands-on clinical experience is an important component of a radiography degree from Aultman College. Students will rotate through various clinical sites throughout the course of the program.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from their clinical assignments.

Rotation Locations

AULTMAN HEALTH FOUNDATION
2600 Sixth Street S.W.
Canton, Ohio  44710
(330) 363-3520

AULTMAN Massillon
2021 Wales Ave. NW
Massillon, Ohio 44646
(330) 834-1111

AULTMAN NORTH/AULTMANNOW-AULTMAN NORTH
6100 Whipple Ave. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
(330) 305-6999

AULTMANNOW/LOUISVILLE
506 West Main St.
Louisville, Ohio 44641
(234) 252-9181

AULTMANNOW/WASHINGTON SQUARE
2203 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio 44720
(330) 363-8680

AULTMAN ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
1900 South Union Ave.
Suite 100
Alliance, Ohio 44601
(330) 596-6500

AULTMAN PAIN MANAGEMENT
2051 Wales Ave. NW
Massillon, Ohio 44646
(330) 834-4154

AULTMAN ORRVILLE
832 South Main St.
Orrville, Ohio 44667
(330) 684-4750

AULTMAN TUSCARAWAS REGIONAL HEALTH
603 Monroe Street
Dover, Ohio 44662
(330) 343-7505

AULTMAN CARROLLTON
1020 Trump Road
Carrollton, Ohio 44615
(330) 627-0091

AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
One Perkins Square 
Akron, Ohio  44308
(330) 543-8300

AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MAHONING VALLEY
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio  44512
(330) 746-9300

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER OF AKRON NORTH CANTON CAMPUS 
North Canton Specialty Care
6076 Whipple Ave. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
(330) 433-1777

ALLIANCE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
200 East Street 
Alliance, Ohio  44601
(330) 596-7700

OMNI Orthopaedics 
4760 Belpar Street NW 
Canton, Ohio  44718
(330) 492-9200

POMERENE HOSPITAL
981 Wooster Road
Millersburg, Ohio 44654
330-674-1015

TRINITY HOSPITAL TWIN CITY
819 N. First Street 
Dennison, Ohio 44621
740-922-2800

Admission Criteria and Program Requirements

  • To be considered for the Associate of Applied Science in Radiography program, applicants must have the following:

    First time attending college

    GPA of 3.0+

    OR

    GED score of 660+

    HiSET score of 75+

    AND

    ACT score of 20+

    OR

    SAT combined score of 1030+

    OR

    ACCUPLACER Next Gen scores: Reading 250+ and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics 263+

    College transfer applicants

    GPA of 2.50+

    AND

    6+ Credit Hours

    of coursework based on the most recent college transcript

    If you meet these criteria, you are eligible to be considered for admission to the Radiography Program upon completion of all application requirements. Selection of applicants is based on this AASR ranking criteria.

    ▶Download the AASR ranking criteria

    Transfer Credits

    Aultman College will evaluate each applicant’s earned credits from all official post-secondary transcripts to ensure that the earned credits meet an 80% content match and are consistent with Aultman College’s course levels. If the earned credits are consistent with the Aultman College course requirements, they will be reviewed on an individual basis.

    ▶ See the transfer credit policy

    Aultman College Health Insurance Requirement

    Aultman College requires all radiography students to have health insurance, as good health is essential to academic success. It is mandatory that all radiography students who do not have health insurance purchase their own policy.

    Aultman College also requires certain immunizations for radiography degree students.

    ▶   Learn more

     

    In order to graduate with an associate’s in radiography from Aultman College, 41 credit hours must be completed at Aultman College.

    Students entering the program have the following requirements:

    • A minimum of 65 credit hours
    • 30 general education credit hours
    • 35 radiography credit hours
    • Residency course requirements
    Clinical competency requirements

Radiography Program Curriculum

To view the Radiography program curriculum, click here.

Performance Standards

Aultman College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Performance standards are universal within all nursing and allied health programs at Aultman College. Performance standards require students to be in good physical and mental health. In order to provide safe and effective care, the student must be able to demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodation, physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of all aspects of the program curriculum.

Please read carefully Aultman College’s performance standards. Refer to the Student Success Center Coordinator for accommodation advice.

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Functional Ability

Performance Standards

Examples

Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills sufficient to provide the full range of safe and effective patient care activities

• Exhibit sufficient manual dexterity to perform procedures

• Raise objects from a low to high position, push, pull or transfer heavy objects between 25 and 50 or more lbs., walk for a prolonged period of time carrying up to 25lbs

• Physical endurance

• Move within confined spaces, such as exam room or operating suite

• Demonstrate the ability to wear a 10 lb. lead apron for extended periods of time (R)

• Assist in turning and lifting patients

• Perform CPR

Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills sufficient to perform manual psychomotor skills

• Demonstrate the ability to apply gloves, goggles, masks, and gowns

• Pick up and grasp small objects with fingers

 

Cognitive Abilities

Mathematical and critical thinking abilities to solve problems

• Complete appropriate dosage calculations given specific patient parameters

• Analyze and synthesize data to develop appropriate care

• Collect data, prioritize needs, and anticipate reactions

• Demonstrate the ability to anticipate the next step in the clinical environment (critical thinking)

 

Communication

• Ability to speak, read, and write

• Use English language effectively

• Communicate clearly in interactions with others

(verbally/non-verbally)

• Computer literate

• Accurately document patient histories

• Accurately document appropriate information

• Ability to effectively communicate with other healthcare providers

• Convey information to patients and others to teach, direct, and counsel individuals in an accurate, timely manner

• Educate patients about various healthcare procedures

• Demonstrate ability to use proper punctuation, grammar, spelling; work is neat and legible

• Demonstrate the ability to assimilate information from written sources (e.g., texts, journals, medical report, etc.)

Hearing

Use auditory sense

• Hear patient when obtaining information from the patient

• Hear faint or muffled sounds from a distance (e.g., during a surgical case while wearing a mask)

• Hear auditory alarms (call light, fire alarms, overhead pages, patient monitoring devices, etc.)

• Hear patient’s verbal call for help

Visual

Normal or corrected visual ability sufficient for accurate observation and performance of patient care

• See objects up to 20 feet away

• Assess skin color

• Visual acuity to read calibrations on a syringe

• Ability to visualize radiographic images and evaluate differences in shades of gray on radiographic images (R)

• Sense changes in patient condition in order to gather objective and evaluative information

Tactile

Tactile ability sufficient to gather physical assessment information

• Palpate bony landmarks

• Feel vibrations (pulses)

• Detect temperature changes

• Palpate veins for IV insertion

• Manipulate syringes

Self-Care

Maintain general good health and self-care

• Maintain hygiene

• Demonstrate safety habits and work area neatness

Affective Learning Skills (Behavioral and Social Attitudes)

• Demonstrate appropriate behaviors and attitude

• Acknowledge and respect individual values and opinions

• Demonstrate ability to sustain the mental and emotional rigors of a healthcare environment

• Exhibit professional behavior in the clinical environment

• Open to constructive criticism

• Listen actively

• Adopt modifications in behavior

Aultman College Radiography Program Assessment

The radiography program is committed to its mission and to continuous improvement of its programs and services.

Assessment is the ongoing process of evaluating student academic achievements. Students, faculty, staff, and external constituencies are asked to participate in assessment and institutional effectiveness activities that may include but are not limited to, examination, performance assessments, questionnaires, surveys, focus groups, interviews, learning journals, portfolios, case studies, comprehensive exams, and follow-up studies.

Associate’s in Radiography Program Accreditation

The Associate of Applied Science in Radiography (AASR) program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which in 2018 awarded full 8-year accreditation. The next visit is scheduled for 2026.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300
[email protected]
www.jrcert.org

Click here to review the Associate of Applied Science in Radiography curriculum plan.

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