This Program was created to prepare
radiological technologists that make up the health professionals responsible
for performing radiographic procedures through the use of radiological
The mission of the Associate Degree in
Science Program in Radiological Technology has its roots in the mission of
Inter American University of Puerto Rico.
This mission is achieved through the following goals:
1.To establish an
academic program that responds to student needs and those of the society the
2.To develop a
curriculum in harmony with the practice standards established by the regulating
agencies of the discipline.
3.To provide students
with the knowledge and necessary educational experiences that will permit them
to pass the licensing examination.
professionals to be members of an interdisciplinary health team that will carry
out itsfunctions in a safe, effective
and competent manner.
5.To promote learning as
a continuous process so that these professionals keep up-to-date in their specialty
field once they enter the workforce.
Graduates from the Associate Degree in Applied
Sciences Radiological Technology will have the following competencies:
A graduate from the program will be able to develop the following
competencies in the areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes:
1.Correctly evaluate the
2.Apply safety and
protection measures while executing radiographic procedures.
medical technology when communicating patient information.
4.Apply clinic knowledge
when interpreting medical orders and during patient interventions.
5.Possess the minimum
knowledge and skills necessary to pass the license exam offered by the
thinking and solution to problems during their professional practice.
communication skills (written and oral) with patients, family, colleagues and
other members of the health team.
abilities during patient care and management during their intervention.
procedures according to the practice standards established by the profession.
5.Effective use of the
emerging technology in their place of work.
1.Maintain cordial and
professional relationships with members of the health team.
professional conduct, empathy and ethical behavior with patients, radiology personnel,
other health professionals and general public.
for their professional and personal growth through continuing education by
becoming a member of professional organizations and reading professional
literature in their field.
1.Be admitted to
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, in a campus authorized to offer the
2.Submit a completed
admission application on or before the date stipulated by the Program.
3.Present an official
and updated transcript of recent studies.
4.Have a general grade
point average of at least 2.50.
5.Present two (2)
letters of recommendation from professors who know them as students.
1.The transcript of
courses taken and credits will be evaluated.
2.The absolute value of
the general grade index (GPA) will be considered from 2.50 in a scale of 4.0
3.Each course taken will
be assigned a value in accordance with its credit value. The assigned value will
be multiplied by the numerical value of the grade obtained (A = 4 points, B = 3
points, C = 2 points)
4.High school students:
The scores of the completed courses will
be added (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Introduction to Computers), the total is divided by the total of
credits taken and this total is multiplied by the number of courses for a total
of from 0 to 16 points. (Total points ÷ total of credits = ___ total x of taken
courses (maximum 4) = __).
a.Present evidence of the test results of the Prueba
de Evaluación de AdmisiónUniversitaria (PEAU). Points will be awarded in agreement
with the score obtained in the “PEAU” in English and mathematics, (450-549 - 2
points, 550-649 - 3 points, 650 or over - 4 points) until a total of 8 points,
for a final score of 24 points.
The scores of the completed courses or
their equivalent will be added (Basic Concepts of Biology, Human Anatomy and
Physiology, Intermediate Algebra, Psychology, Introduction to Computers and
English) and divided by the total of credits taken and multiplied by the total
number of courses (maximum of 6) up to a total of 24 points (Total points ÷
total credits = _ _ total x of courses taken (maximum of 6) = ____).
5.One point (1) will be
granted for attendance at the Program orientation.
6.One point (1) will be
granted if the applicant has experience in health related professions.
7.A two point (2) bonus
will be granted if it is second-time application.
8.The total of points
will be added for the final maximum score of 30 points.
9.The applicants will be
ordered in descending order from the highest to the lowest score and those with
the highest scores will be selected. The maximum number of students per year
will be determined based on the facilities and resources available to take care
10.The candidates will be
informed of the decision of the Admissions Committee After admission, students
two (2) photos 2 x 2
a health certificate
vaccination against Hepatitis B
a certificate of no
Academic Progress Requirements
1.Meet the academic
progress norms established in Inter-American University’s General Catalog.
2.Pass all major courses
with a minimum grade of C, including courses BIOL 1003, 2151 and 2152.
3.Students who fail on
two occasions in the same major course will be put on probation in the
Radiological Technology Program. If they fail during the probationary period in
the same course, they will be dismissed from the Program.
4.Once students are
assigned to a clinical affiliate, they must attend as programmed by the Program
Office. Three (3) or more days of
absence during the semester in a course with clinical practice, without
reasonable justification, will result in the student being dropped from the
1.Comply with all
admission norms for transfer students established in the General Catalog and in
that of the corresponding Campus.
2.The Director of the Program or the Director’s
authorized representative will evaluate the file and determine the
Note: In 2007 and 2010, we
received two reports of the pass rate because the students that completed the
General Education courses take the exam at a later date. The sum of both
results provides us with an average to compare to the National Pass Rate.
ARRT Pass Rate
that passed exam
EU Pass Rate
Florida Pass Rate
Note: The ARRT exam is not required to obtain the
Puerto Rico license.
Average Job Placement Rate
average job placement rate for graduates of the program is as follows:
Job Placement Rate*
*Most of our program graduates
find a job by the time they complete the program. The other students either find a job within a year
of completing the program or decide to return to school to obtain a higher