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Radiography 6650, A.S. Transfer

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A Two-Year Program Leading to a Certificate from Good Samaritan Hospital and an A.S. Degree from Vincennes University

Good Samaritan Hospital offers individuals who are interested in a career in Radiography the opportunity to do so through their Radiography program, which is a 24-month hospital based program founded in 1956. The Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-2901, 312-704-5300, email: Good Samaritan Hospital has collaborated with Vincennes University to create a joint program leading to an A.S. Degree in Radiography. Applicants wishing to complete only the certificate in radiography should contact the Good Samaritan Radiography Program for more information.

Upon completion of the A.S. Degree in Radiography, the individual will be eligible to register for the national certification examination and utilize their practical and technical skills as a professional Radiologic Technologist. By passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) examination, the individual is entitled to use the designation of Registered Technologist in Radiography signified by the initials R.T.R. behind their name.  Graduates passing the national certification examination are also required, in most states, to apply and receive their state operator license before being able to work without supervision.

All program didactic courses are taught at Good Samaritan Hospital with the students routinely rotating through five clinical sites during the program. This enables the student to broaden their experience and skills to other facilities. The five clinical sites utilized by the program include Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana, Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, Indiana, Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, Indiana, Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois, and Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan, Indiana.

Admission Procedure

Admission to the Program will be determined by the Good Samaritan Hospital Radiography Program Selection Committee. Applications for the Radiography Program can be obtained by calling the Program office at 812-885-8011 or by email at Application Deadline is the first Friday in January with a start date the third Monday in May.

Admission to Vincennes University will be through application to the University through the Admissions Office. Students who choose to take courses at Vincennes University leading to the optional A.S. Degree are required to take Vincennes University’s Accuplacer CPTS Math Placement Test and a standardized placement test for English and Reading, such as the Accuplacer CPTS, SAT or ACT.

Academic Standards for Admission

In striving to meet the needs of the health care community and in striving to provide a quality educational experience for all students in the Good Samaritan Hospital Radiography Program, the following Academic Standards for Admission have been established.

Meet University Admission Requirement

High School Requirement

Achieve a high school diploma without a waiver (students may apply to the University during their senior year of high school) or achieve a minimum average standard score of 500 on the General Education Development (GED) test.

Aptitude Exam Requirement

Score an overall average above the thirtieth percentile on the academic portions of the Psychological Services Bureau Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (Administered by the GSH Radiography Program).

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Before the start of the Program all applicants must have completed the following college courses and passed each course with a C or better:

  1. BIOL 111 - Anatomy and Physiology I 3 hrs  
  2. BIOL 111L - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1 hr  
  3. BIOL 112 - Anatomy and Physiology II 3 hrs  
  4. BIOL 112L - Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1 hr   
  5. ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 hrs  
  6. HIMT 110 - Medical Terminology for Allied Health 3 hrs  
  7. Qualify for placement in MATH 102 - College Algebra 3 hrs  , MATH 103 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 hrs , or higher as determined by Vincennes University Placement Test (Accuplacer).
  8. COMM 143 - Speech 3 hrs  or COMM 148 - Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs   

Completion of the high school requirements, college prerequisites and/or optional A.S. degree required courses does not guarantee a position in the upcoming class. Each individual must complete a new application packet and go through the entire application process each year.

The academic standards for admission are established as minimum standards. Due to the limited size of the class, candidate selection will be based on a combination of various areas such as: academics, entrance examination, career and life experiences, ability to meet the characteristics required of a radiographer and a personal interview with the selection committee.

Applicants should note that this field requires lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and adjusting equipment, people or objects to maintain safety of the patient and self and produce quality radiographic images.

University Core Curriculum

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Total Hours: 13

Pre-Radiography Semester II

Total Hours: 16

Total Hours: 9

Total Hours: 13

Total Hours: 13

Summer II

Total Hours: 8

Note:  Students may be eligible for a General Studies-Health Sciences A.S. Degree following successful completion of this term.

Total Hours: 13

Total Hours: 10

Total Hours: 95

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