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Associate of Science in Radiography at IUPUI

  • Program Director: Associate Professor Long
  • Medical Advisor: Professor Jackson
  • Associate Professors: Baker
  • Associate Clinical Professors: Cox, Robinson
  • Assistant Clinical Professors: Cranfill
  • Adjunct Lecturer: Ripperger, Dempsey, Herron, Jones
  • Lecturer: Markanday, Echeverria, Stout

Length of the Program  A new class begins in summer session II each year and continues for 22 months, including all summer sessions.

Structure of the Program  The 22-month curriculum for radiography is based on a combination of professional courses, general-education courses, and clinical experience. Professional classes and clinical experience are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. While in the program, students are also required to participate in clinical experience on two Saturdays and in four weeks of evening rotations. Indiana University holidays are observed. The schedule of classes and clinical experiences closely follows the IUPUI academic calendar. Vacations do not constitute excused absences and, if taken, must occur during the breaks between academic sessions of the university.

Design of the Professional Curriculum  The general-education courses, professional lecture/laboratory course material, and clinical experiences are integrated throughout the program.

Additional Cost  In addition to regular university tuition and fees, students should expect to pay for program-related expenses such as books, uniforms, and other supplies.

Opportunity for Students to Work  There are no restrictions on the number of hours a student may work during the program. The radiology departments of many hospitals have part-time evening and weekend positions that are suitable for radiography students. The student must recognize, however, that the professional curriculum requires approximately 25–32 hours per week of on-campus participation in classroom, laboratory, and clinical course work. Study time and completion of general education courses must also be considered. While most of the professional course activities are scheduled during daytime hours on Monday through Friday, there are several clinical experiences that require student participation on weekends and evenings.

Program Facilities  The Radiography Program is offered in Indianapolis at the Indiana University Medical Center. The program offices, classrooms, and laboratory facilities are located on the first floor of the Gatch Hall (Clinical Building). Students obtain clinical experience in the radiology departments located in IU Health (University, Riley, IU-West, IU-Saxony hospitals), Eskenazi Health, the Veterans Administration hospitals,  Franciscan St. Francis Health (Indianapolis and Mooresville), and OrthoIndy (Northwest, West, Indianapolis Orthopaedic Hospital). Students should expect to rotate to at least four clinical sites during the program.

Accreditation  The associate degree program in radiography is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, www.jrcert.org.

Updated: January 1, 2014