The following web page allows the general public navigates and read the program information. The mission, vision, institutional program goals and assessment goals are described in order to allow the reader to familiarize with our current practices and performance. At the same time, the program evidences the student learning outcomes. The student learning outcomes allow the faculty to assess and identify the areas students need to fulfill and domain prior to complete the academic program.
Mission and Goals
This Program was created to prepare radiological technologists that make up the health professionals responsible for performing radiographic procedures through the use of radiological diagnostic equipment.
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 Program mission is achieved through the following Institutional Goals (IG):
IG 1. To establish an academic program that responds to student needs and those of the society the Program serves.
IG 2.To develop a curriculum in harmony with the practice standards; established by the regulating agencies of the discipline.
IG 3. To provide students with the knowledge and necessary educational experiences that will permit them to pass the licensing examination.
IG 4. To promote learning as a continuous process so that these professionals keep up-to-date in their specialty field once they enter the workforce.
In addition to the IG, the Program states the following Assessment Goals in order to be in compliance with JRCERT standards. A correlation of the Institutional goals and Assessment goals is available in the Assessment plan.
Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.
Student Learning Outcomes
Student will apply positioning skills.
Student will select appropriate technical factors.
Students will practice radiation protection
Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will use effective oral communication skills in clinical environment.
Students will practice
Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Student Learning Outcomes
Student will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.
Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients.
Goal 4: Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will determine the importance of continued professional development.
Students will understand appropriate ethical decisions.
Program Effectiveness Measures (Indirect Measures)
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt.
Students will pass the local board examination on the 1st attempt.
Students will be employed as radiographers.
Students who enroll will complete the program.
Students will be satisfied with their education.
Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
The students should demonstrate proficiency in other areas related to the radiographic field. The graduates should demonstrate their competencies in the areas that relate to (a) knowledge, (b) skills, and (c) attitudes in order to be successful in the labor setting and our Society.
A graduate from the program will be able to develop the following competencies in the areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes:
Correctly evaluate the
Apply safety and
Utilize correct medical
Apply clinic knowledge
medical orders and
Possess the minimum
knowledge and skills
necessary to pass the
license exam offered by
the Examining Council.
Incorporate critical thinking and solution to problems during their professional practice.
Demonstrate effective communication skills (written and oral) with patients, family, colleagues and other members of the health team.
Demonstrate effective abilities during patient care and management during their intervention.
Execute radiographic procedures according to the practice standards established by the profession.
Effective use of the emerging technology in their place of work.
Maintain cordial and professional relationships with members of the health team.
Demonstrate professional conduct, empathy and ethical behavior with patients, radiology personnel, other health professionals and general public.
Assume responsibility for their professional and personal growth through continuing education by becoming a member of professional organizations and reading professional literature in their field.
Admission Process General Information
The Program advises all candidates or student interested in solicit the program to drive along the following instructions.
The due date to solicit to the program is April 14 of each academic year.
If you are a new student, you should proceed to The Admission Office locate in the main campus. After you complete your application, the admission office sends the Program Director a list of the candidates.
If you are a current student in the Inter American University or Ponce Campus; the candidate should proceed to the Healthcare Department. In the Healthcare department, the student can interact with the program Director.
All candidates will be called to participate in a general session which discusses the steps of the admission process. At the same time, all doubts or questions are answered in that session. During the session, the admission instrument is filled by candidates in order to collect and evidence their academic performance data.
After the analysis of each candidate, only 30 spaces are available. The top 30 candidates in the list are called and admitted in the program. Those candidates who do not grant the points to be admitted remains in a wait list until all admitted students validate their interest to enter the program.
Be admitted to Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, in a campus authorized to offer the Program.
Submit a completed admission application on or before the date stipulated by the Program.
Present an official and updated transcript of recent studies.
Have a general grade point average of at least 2.50.
Present two (2) letters of recommendation from professors who know them as students.
The transcript of courses taken and credits will be evaluated.
The absolute value of the general grade index (GPA) will be considered from 2.50 in a scale of 4.0
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)
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) = __).
Present evidence of the test results of the Test for Evaluation and Admission to Universities Studies (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) = ____).
One point (1) will be granted for attendance at the Program orientation.
One point (1) will be granted if the applicant has experience in health related professions.
A two point (2) bonus will be granted if it is second-time application.
The total of points will be added for the final maximum score of 30 points.
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 of them.
The candidates will be informed of the decision of the Admissions Committee after admission, students must present:
Two (2) photos 2 x 2
Evidence of vaccination against Hepatitis B
Certificate of no criminal record
Academic Progress Requirements
Meet the academic progress norms established in Inter-American University’s General Catalog.
Pass all major courses (RATE) with a minimum grade of C. The clinical practices (RATE 2911, 2912, 2913, 2917 and 2918) should be passed with a minimum grade of B.
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.
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 course.
Comply with all admission norms for transfer students established in the General Catalog and in that of the corresponding Campus.
The Director of the Program or the Director’s authorized representative will evaluate the file and determine the equivalences.
*The data was solicited to the Puerto Rico Examination Board of Radiologic Technology. However, results are not received by the program.
The table above shows the National Examination Passing Rate compared within the results obtained by the Radiologic Program of Ponce Campus. The minimum score of 75% is required by the Board in order to pass the exam. In December 8, 2012, the Examination Board and Licensing Agency set a meeting with Program's directors to discuss the decrease in the passing rates. The President of the Examination Board mentions that the exam was modified. A new set of questions were implemented in order to validate the exam. However, this change was not announced and submitted as a draft for our evaluation as educators in the discipline. This measure provokes that the National passing rate decrease to 31%. The Ponce Campus succeeds the National Rate with 53% versus other programs. It is our goal, increases the passing rate of our Campus in order to fulfill the JRCERT requirements of a minimum passing rate of 75%; that is why the Programs institutes a Review for students admitted in our program.
Data Passing Rate ARRT Examination
Note: The ARRT exam is not required to
obtain the Puerto Rico license.
The mean (average) score is based on
regular, first-time examinees. Results
are not reported when fewer than 3
examinees from a state took the
examination. (www.ARRT.org )
Average Job Placement Rate
The average job placement rate for
graduates of the program is as follows:
∑ (five years)
*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 degree.
Graduate’s students in 2012 received the examination board results in December 2013; for that reason, the job placement percent is lower than expected by the program. In Puerto Rico, the license is required to solicit a job in any clinical setting. In the case of students graduated in December 2013, they are going to present the board in June, 2014. The program is aware that is not meeting the 75% rate of job placement. The data will be updated in the next six months in order to attend this issue.
# of graduates in the cohort
students initially enrolled in cohort +
# of re-admitted Students
Important Information for students:
The program provides this section for students and faculty to constantly have full access the program policies. The program continuously foments the inclusion of these documents in the student’s handbook in order to keep them updated with this information. The policies discussed the way students can proceed and behave in the academic and clinical environment. Majority of the policies includes the topics of radiologic protection, radiation safety among others.