About our Program
Our degree completion program offers you continuing education in your profession, advancement or new options in your career, and the bachelor's degree required for entry into master's degree programs. Many of our students go on to advanced degrees in business, education and more. Students are never required to come to the campus. We hope students will come for our graduation ceremony, but there is no requirement to do so.
You will begin the program with a foundation for degree completion built upon two sources: credit you complete at another college and transfer to Oregon Tech and credit granted for professional registries. For example, 89 credits are granted to certified technologists in good standing. After evaluating your credits and credentials, we work with you to develop an individualized plan to complete your program requirements. A typical plan is outlined below under Course Requirements.
Who is Eligible?
- You must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- You must be employed in or have access to a full-service, properly equipped radiology laboratory to complete the clinical didactic courses and be eligible for clinical externship credit.**
- You must meet the Oregon Tech admissions criteria. Special admissions arrangements are also available.
**Please note: The Radiologic Science Degree Completion Program is built around a core of courses in the advanced modalities of CT, MRI, Cardiovascular Interventional Technology, QA/QC and/or Mammography. These courses are intended to provide the two-year college or hospital trained technologist with knowledge and limited but practical experience in the advanced modalities. They are followed by the 15 credit clinical "externship." This in-depth experience is completed in a modality or modalities of the student's choice, to facilitate changing to or supervising in these areas, and as a stepping-stone to promotion.
The courses have a lab requirement, and the externship is 95% clinical practice. Prospective students need to know that an imaging site will be available and cooperative to fulfill the clinical requirements. Experience has shown that most facilities are anxious to contribute to the continuing education of technologists, especially those they employ, but occasionally a student may have difficulty securing cooperation, usually due to legal or HIPPA concerns. It is important to assure the availability and cooperation of a clinical site before applying to the program.
Residents of some states are not eligible for this program. Click here for a list of those states.
It may be possible in the future to allow students from these states to
be admitted. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this
restriction or are interested in an online program at OIT but reside in
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Courses Granted for Registry (89 credits)
|MIT 103 ||Introduction to Medical Imaging ||3 |
|PHY 217 ||Physics of Medical Imaging ||3 |
|RDSC 201 ||Imaging Techniques I ||4 |
|RDSC 202 ||Imaging Techniques II ||4 |
|RDSC 205 ||Patient Care ||4 |
|RDSC 210 ||Radiographic Positioning I ||4 |
|RDSC 211 ||Radiographic Positioning II ||4 |
|RDSC 233 ||Contrast Media Procedures ||4 |
|RDSC 235 ||Equipment Operation and Maintenance ||3 |
|RDSC 272 ||Radiation Protection ||3 |
|RDSC 301 ||Radiographic Positioning III ||4 |
|RDSC 320 ||Surgical, Trauma and Mobile Radiography ||4 |
|RDSC 410 ||Radiographic Science Externship ||45 |
Degree Completion Courses (52 credits)
|BIO 335 ||Cross-Sectional Anatomy ||3 |
|BIO 336 ||Essentials of Pathophysiology ||3 |
|BUS 316 ||Total Quality in Health Care ||3 |
|BUS 317 ||Health Care Management ||3 |
|RDSC 326 ||Cardiovascular/Interventional Technology* ||4 |
|RDSC 354 ||Mammography* OR ||4 |
|RDSC 365 ||Advanced Quality Assurance/Quality Control* || |
|RDSC 355 ||Computed Tomography* ||4 |
|RDSC 356 ||Magnetic Resonance* ||4 |
|RDSC 366 ||Radiographic Pathology ||3 |
|RDSC 411 ||Special Radiologic Science Externship ||15 |
|SPE 321 ||Small Group and Team Communication ||3 |
| ||Communication Elective (from General Education list) ||3 |
* Optional credit may be awarded for additional registries.
Transfer Courses (61 credits)
|BIO 200 ||Medical Terminology ||2 |
|BIO 231 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology I ||4 |
|BIO 232 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology II ||4 |
|BIO 233 ||Human Anatomy and Physiology III ||4 |
|CHE 101 ||Elementary Chemistry** ||3 |
|CHE 104 ||Elementary Chemistry Laboratory** ||1 |
|MATH 111 ||College Algebra ||4 |
|MATH 112 ||Trigonometry ||4 |
|PSY ||Psychology 201, 202 or 203 ||3 |
|SPE 111 ||Public Speaking** ||3 |
|WRI 121 ||English Composition** ||3 |
|WRI 122 ||Argumentative Writing |
|WRI 227 ||Technical Report Writing ||3 |
| ||Humanities Electives ||9 |
| ||Social Science Electives ||9 |
| ||Elective || |
** This class is not offered online at Oregon Tech. We can help you find an appropriate course to transfer from another school.
Registration & Tuition
You will receive complete instructions for registering after you have been admitted.
As a state-supported university, Oregon Tech offers online degree completion programs at affordable rates. There is no out-of-state surcharge for non-Oregon residents. Current information about tuition and fees can be found on the Distance Education website under Financial Matters. Students who take six credits or more per term may qualify for financial aid.