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Associate of Science in Radiography 

Love serving and helping people? If you have an interest in working in the healthcare field and have an interest in radiography, this is the place for you. Earn your Associate of Science in Radiography from Indiana University Kokomo! With top-notch faculty, you'll graduate this program with the foundational skills, hands-on experience, and cutting edge, up-to-date information to help you become the best radiographer you can be. 

To succeed in this program, you should have an interest in the life, physical, and behavioral sciences and be eager to make a contribution to health care. Decisions on students who are chosen for this program are based on academic ability and interest. In this program, you are expected to ethically respond to the needs of your patients with care to foster independence.

In order to operate an X-ray machine, a state license is required. The state accepts ARRT credentials to satisfy educational requirements. As a student radiographer, you must also obtain a student permit from the Indiana State Department of Health. 

J.R.C.E.R.T. Accreditation Information

Graduates of the radiography program are expected to ethically respond to the needs of their patients with care to foster independence. Achievement of program goals and learning outcomes are assessed using a variety of methods to ensure effective student preparation for a career in radiography and to ensure program achievement of the J.R.C.E.R.T. Standards for course completion, graduation, national registry examination success, and job placement. Faculty members in this program are chosen for their demonstrated professional ability and academic preparation. Dedicated to improving radiologic science as a profession, they are committed to expanding their own teaching and professional abilities.

Mission Statement

The radiography science program at Indiana University Kokomo upholds the mission statement of IU Kokomo by the preparation of highly qualified, entry-level radiographers and partnering with a variety of health providers to strengthen the economic and cultural vitality of the region. As a health-related science, radiography is dedicated to the health and welfare of the patient through the diagnosis of disease. The program will meet the radiologic health needs and expectations of the communities in its region through partnerships in clinical education with regional healthcare facilities.

Indiana University Kokomo Mission Statement

The mission of Indiana University Kokomo, a regional campus of Indiana University, is to enhance the educational and professional attainment of the residents of North Central Indiana by providing a wide range of bachelor’s degrees, and a limited number of master's and associate degrees. IU Kokomo is further dedicated to enhancing research, creative work, and other scholarly activity and to strengthening the economic and cultural vitality of the region through a variety of partnerships and programs.

Philosophy

Faculty members are chosen for their demonstrated professional ability and academic preparation. Dedicated to improving radiologic science as a profession, they are committed to expanding their own teaching and professional abilities. The faculty believes that educational opportunities should be provided in the preparation of technologists for entry-level positions in the field of radiography. The curriculum for the Associate of Science in Radiography is designed to meet the standards of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (J.R.C.E.R.T.) and to provide a foundation in liberal arts and science for personal growth.

Educational objectives are developed to provide an atmosphere that combines didactic instruction in the technical components of radiography with appropriate clinical experiences. As the student progresses through the educational program, opportunities are provided which allow for the assumption of increased responsibility for patient care to foster independence. Achievement of program goals and learning outcomes are assessed using a variety of methods to ensure effective student preparation for a career in radiography and to ensure program achievement of the J.R.C.E.R.T. Standards for course completion, graduation, national registry examination success and job placement.

Student Learning Outcomes

The radiography program and Indiana University Kokomo has established student outcomes that we expect from our graduates. These outcomes are as follows:

Goal 1: To provide the regional (North Central Indiana) medical community with entry-level radiographers who display professionalism

  • Students will be able to perform basic patient care skills.
  • Students demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors according to the A.S.R.T. (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) Code of Ethics while in the clinical education setting.
  • Students will operate complex radiographic equipment to produce quality images.

Goal 2: To provide students opportunities that will allow them to communicate effectively

  • Students will be able to communicate effectively and apply interpersonal skills with patients, peers, physicians, and other vital members of the healthcare team.

Goal 3: To provide students opportunities that will allow them to think critically and solve problems

  • Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills to increase efficiency in the performance of radiographic examinations.

Goal 4: To provide educational experiences that produce clinically competent individuals prepared for employment as entry-level radiographers

  • Students will demonstrate positioning skills in the clinical area which allows the student to work in routine, emergency, and trauma situations while completing the procedure with speed and accuracy.
  • Students will be able to organize medical information per clinical education setting protocols.
  • Students will be able to assess the patient's condition, interpret medical data, and assist the radiologist/physician by communicating data and assisting with procedures

Technical Standards for Radiologic Technology

Clinical and Physical Requirements

Students must meet the following standards while rotating through the clinical sites:

  • Students must be free from contagious diseases and chemical dependence.
  • Students must have had a physical examination by a medical doctor at their own expense and submit results to the program director.
  • The physical exam must be repeated on or before the anniversary of admission into the clinical portion of the program.
  • Students must not have been convicted of a felony, without restoration of his or her civil rights.

Students must meet the physical requirements below:

  • Standing - Standing is required 95-100 % of the time throughout the assigned clinical hours. Essentially, the work can not be performed without the ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Walking - Walking is required 90-100% of the time during the course of the assigned clinical hours.
  • Climbing - Climbing is sometimes required to move from unit to unit or floor to floor within an institution.
  • Pushing - Pushing is required for moving patients to and from the x-ray table and or department.
  • Pulling - Pulling is required for both short and long durations when moving patients onto tables and when transporting to and from units. The use of X-ray equipment including tubes, monitors and accessories may require significant physical exertion.
  • Lifting - Lifting of 25-50 lbs. AND over 50 lbs. Most significant: must be able to assist patients to and from the x-ray table, wheelchair, and cart.
  • Carrying - Carrying is a constant physical demand. Students will carry films, cassettes, folders, and supplies on a regular basis.
  • Exposure to Disease - Disease exposure may occur on a daily basis while in clinical education as students care for patients with known and unknown risk factors and potential infections or harmful diseases.
  • Handling Repulsive Tasks - Radiologic Technology students frequently are involved with handling and disposing of body secretions such as blood, stool, urine, etc. Having the responsibility of general cleaning and maintenance of an incontinent patient is a real possibility.
  • Working in Confined Places - Confined places include the processing darkroom and film file rooms, which are used daily. Time spent in these areas can vary from 1 minute to more than an hour. Must be able to work around constantly running water and low humming noises.
  • Exposure to Harmful Radiation - Radiation producing devices are used daily.
  • Visual - 20-100 vision, correctable to 20-30 in one eye or 20/100 vision correctable to 20/40 in both eyes.
  • Auditory - The student must be able to respond to codes or verbal expressions from patients and physicians.

The IU Kokomo radiography program is accredited by:

Joint Review Committee on Education Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
www.jrcert.org
Radiography Program Effectiveness

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The application process:

The Radiography program at IU Kokomo has limited enrollment based on standards set by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Admission to the program is very competitive. Applications to the program and/or completion of the prerequisite courses do not guarantee admission into the professional portion of the program.

Application Process: 

  1. Apply and be admitted to Indiana University Kokomo
    • Actively enrolled students on the IU Kokomo campus do not need to complete this process.
    • However, if the applicant last enrolled at IU Kokomo more than one year ago, the applicant must update their enrollment status.
    • The IU Kokomo application must be submitted separately, but at the same time, as the program application or as otherwise directed by the program. 
    • For assistance with the Indiana University Kokomo application process, please contact the IU Kokomo Admissions Center at 765-455-8208 or visit iuadmis@iuk.edu
    • All information must be complete to process your application. It is the responsibility of the student applicant to assure the program has all pertinent information and that it is received prior to the stated deadline.
  2. Meet with IU Kokomo Allied Health Sciences and Nursing advisors prior to submitting the application. Contact 765-455-9384 for an appointment
  3. Submit a Radiography Application
  4. Submit a Job Shadow Observation form

General Application Information:

  • Applications are due by December 1 of the year prior to program admission.
  • Applications and Job Shadow forms can be delivered to Hunt Hall, Room SM-106 during the week (Monday through Friday) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Re-applying? Re-applicants are required to resubmit the Radiography Application and Job Shadowing Form.

The Selection Process:

Applicants should expect official response from the Division of Allied Health Sciences offices of the receipt of the application within three weeks of the date that the application is received. When applicable, verification will be sent via email to the address provided on the application. 

1. University Admissions Status:

Applicants must submit an application for enrollment to IU Kokomo.

Transcripts:

  • Students currently attending or previously enrolled at Indiana University (any campus) are not required to submit a copy of their IU transcript. However, transcripts from all other colleges, universities, or other training institutions are required; even if the credits are already posted to the IU transcript.
  • Photocopies, unofficial copies, faxed copies, or student copies of the applicant’s transcript are accepted.
  • The program admissions committee does reserve the right to request an official copy. Submission of illegible copies will delay the review of the application.  Transcripts must be submitted even if the courses taken are not considered prerequisites. 

2. Preference will be given to Indiana state residents: 

Preference is given to applicants who are Indiana residents and to applicants who complete the majority of applicable course work at a public college or university in Indiana. Each program’s admissions committee determines how the preference policy shall be weighted in their admissions policies.

3. Grade Point Average:

  • Per Indiana University policy, only GPA’s earned at an IU campus will be used to calculate GPA (minimum 2.5 GPA is necessary for consideration as a program candidate). For transfer credit, please see an admission or Allied Health Sciences Professional advisor to determine which non-IU courses will transfer.  Transfer credits may satisfy prerequisite requirements, however GPA does not transfer. (20 points max)
  • GPA in Math and Science - Per Indiana University policy, only IU Math/Science course work GPAs will be considered (minimum of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is necessary for possible program admission). For transfer credit, please see an admission or Allied Health Sciences Professional advisor to determine which non-IU courses will transfer. Transfer credits may satisfy prerequisite requirements, however GPA does not transfer. (10 points max)
  • All six (6) prerequisites must be taken prior to entering the core courses of the program. If a student is selected to the program and fails to meet all pre-qualifying prerequisites, they will be rescinded from the program. Students earning a "C" or higher in prerequisite courses taken at IU Kokomo earn two (2) points for each prerequisite course. (12 points max/ 2 points each). Students taking and passing prerequisite courses at any other institution will earn one (1) point per course for a maximum of six (6) points. Students mixing courses at IU Kokomo and other transferable institutions will earn at the rate of two (2) points for IU Kokomo prerequisites and one (1) point at other transferable institutions.

4. Submission of Job Shadow Observation report and verification (0.5 point each- 1 max)

5. Interview with the Program’s Admission Committee.

Failure to attend the interview, without medical documentation, may disqualify the applicant for admission during that admission year.

6. Credit hours completed at university/college at grade “C” or higher

(1 point each 15 hours/ 4 points max);

  • 15-29 credit hours = 1 point
  • 30-44 credit hours = 2 points
  • 24-59 credit hours = 3 points
  • 60+ credit hours    = 4 point

7. Documented experience in health care setting (1 point max)

8. Applicants re-applying for admission (2 points max/ 1 for 2 times)

Maximum total points: 56

In the event of a tie, the candidate with the greatest number of courses taken at IUK, at a grade of “C” or above will be given preference.

Accepted Applicants:

Individuals accepted into the professional component of the Radiologic Technology Program must

  • Complete a health and immunization record form provided by the program. Any costs associated with the physical and immunizations are the responsibility of the student. Submit to a TB skin test and a Rubella Titer administered within six months of the start of clinical experience. Hepatitis "B" surface antibody series is recommended but remains optional. A negative drug screening is necessary for program continuation.
  • Hold an American Heart Association CPR certification.

Program information will be sent to the email address recording during the application process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to follow-up on their application and the progress of the selection process. Inquiries should be directed to the Division of Allied Health Sciences office, Hunt Hall room 106, either in person, by telephone, or email. Lauren Stewart: 765-455-9490 or ljs7@iuk.edu

Processing of Incomplete or Late Application Packets:

Applicants will be notified by email or letter regarding the missing items.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit missing items by the program application deadline. Application packets received or postmarked after the program’s deadline are considered late. Incomplete or late applications are only considered if all completed and on-time applications have been reviewed and a seat remains open in the program. Please call 765-455-9384 or send a message to ljs7@iuk.edu to find out if a specific program is still accepting applications after the stated deadline. 

Criminal History Disclosure

At the completion of the IU Kokomo Radiography program, graduates will be eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)-Radiography certification examination.  Graduates will be required to answer ethics questions during the certification process. Ethical violations may require an ethical review from the ARRT. Please visit ARRT-Ethics Requirements for more information.

In accordance with Indiana University and Clinical Education site policies, applicants are required to complete a thorough background check and record of immunizations. Applicants to all IU Kokomo Division of Allied Health Sciences Programs must disclose at the time of application any items that fit under the following stated criteria. Such a disclosure must be submitted in writing even if the charge has been dismissed.

  • Have you ever been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, a felony, misdemeanor, or any offense other than a minor traffic violation?
  • Do you have any criminal charges pending against you?
  • Have you ever participated in a first offender, deferred adjudication or pretrial diversion, or other program or arrangement where judgment or conviction has been withheld?

Applicants should provide a typed statement of explanation, giving full details, including the facts and the disposition of the case. If an applicant has completed an ARRT ethical review, the applicant must submit the ARRT letter stating that the applicant remains in good standing. In this case, there does not have to be an accompanying letter of explanation. This information, including name and program of interest, should be mailed to:

Lauren Stewart
Division of Allied Health Sciences
2300 S. Washington Street
P.O. Box 9000
Kokomo, IN, 46904-9003

If such a previous criminal history exists, the program’s admissions director will confidentially discuss the information presented with the program director.  This action is intended to make sure that the applicant’s previous criminal  history will not cause the applicant difficulty in obtaining licensure or certification in their intended profession upon graduation or cause other difficulties in completing degree requirements. 

Failure to disclose the above may result in the withdrawal of an acceptance or, in the case of accepted or matriculated students, dismissal from the IU Kokomo program. The IU Kokomo Division of Allied Health Sciences reserves the right to require that a full criminal history report be submitted by the applicant as part of the review process. 

Applicants are responsible for maintaining the receipt certifying that the letter has been received by the IU Kokomo Division of Allied Health Sciences. 

For further information, please contact Lauren Stewart: 765-455-9490 or ljs7@iuk.edu

Details and answers to frequently asked questions:

Before you begin this program, there are several important things to note:

  • The application deadline for the radiography program is December 1 of the year prior to your anticipated year of admission.
  • You will need to document a minimum of 16 hours of observation/job shadowing in medical imaging services; eight of the 16 hours must be completed in a hospital setting. The Associate of Science in Radiography requires completion of 21 credit hours of prerequisite coursework followed by 56 hours of core courses.
  • In order to begin this program, we require satisfactory completion of a background check in compliance with federal and state law. In addition, drug screenings are required due to contractual agreements with clinical affiliates. You must be able to pass a physical examination and provide proof of all required immunizations as outlined in the program handbook along with an initial 2-step TB test followed by annual testing. 
  • You are required to have comprehensive health insurance during your time in this program. If you do not have comprehensive health insurance, you have the option of using the voluntary medical care plan offered through Indiana University. For more details on this plan, please contact Student Affairs.
  • A state license is required to operate an X-ray machine. The state accepts A.R.R.T. credentials to satisfy educational requirements. Students entering the radiography core courses must obtain a student permit from the Indiana State Department of Health prior to attending clinical education courses. 
Last updated: 09/17/2018