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  Sep 19, 2017
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology

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Schiska - Chair
Health Sciences Building 325 • 417-625-3118


Consistent with the philosophy of MSSU, the mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide high quality entry-level radiographers for the service area of the university. Attention is focused on the needs of each student for local and international service.

The Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology combines General Education Requirements courses, a supportive course in the behavioral sciences, natural sciences and special courses in the field of radiology, including extensive clinical laboratory experiences. The clinical laboratory experiences are provided through agreements between Missouri Southern and other accredited facilities and may include weekends and evening rotations. The student successfully completing the curriculum is eligible to write the National ARRT Certification Examination to become a Registered Technologist.

Completion of the degree requires the completion of General Education Requirements for the Associate of Science Degree, all Radiology courses, BIO 0221  and BIO 0240 . Students must complete the prerequisites of Anatomy and Physiology I & II (BIO 0121 , BIO 0221 ), Medical Terminology (RAD 0111 ), English Composition I (ENG 0101 ) and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0030 ) before entering the program. Transfer students should check course equivalencies prior to enrolling in courses at other institutions.

Special admissions procedures are required for admittance into this program in addition to those required for admission to Missouri Southern State University. This includes a “C” in all prerequisites and other classes required for the course of study taken prior to admission. A limited number of students are allowed into the program each year. A special Radiology application with supporting materials must be submitted to the Director of the Radiology Program by January 31st of the year the student wishes to enter the program. Accepted students begin the program at the beginning of the following summer semester.

Students seeking admission to the program should possess superior academic and critical thinking skills. They should possess the ability to problem-solve, communicate effectively and have strong interpersonal skills. In addition, they must possess strong academic skills in the sciences, with a good background in anatomy and physiology. Basic courses in physical science and/or chemistry will help prepare students for successful completion of the program. They must have the physical abilities to hear, see, lift and remain on their feet for long periods of time in order to provide safe patient care in clinical rotations. They should have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Students who have further questions regarding the above abilities and skills should contact the Radiologic Technology department at MSSU. .

In addition to established fees for all university students, special fees of $17.50 for the first semester of each year for insurance and $250 for the final semester are required for enrollment in radiology courses. Fees may also be assessed for use of the simulation lab. These fees may change annually.

Students who are already Registered Technologists (through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) may also enter the program. Radiology course credit may be granted to the Registered Radiologic Technologist equal to that granted to the graduating Associate of Science student at the time the Registered Radiologic Technologist starts the program. Students must then complete the additional Associate of Science Degree General Education Requirements as outlined in the catalog.

A Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an emphasis in radiologic technology option is also available to those wishing to seek a more advanced degree beyond the A.S. option. For more information, please see the health science degree option in this catalog.

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For additional information contact:
Alan Schiska • Director, Radiology
417-625-3118 •





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