Radiologic Technologists and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are in the top 100 jobs for 2013 according to U.S. World and News Report. The medical imaging sciences program will prepare you to work in this dynamic field.
With this education, you can be employed as a radiologic technologist (x-ray technologist) or as a diagnostic medical sonographer (ultrasound technologist). The supportive, nurturing and focused environment makes it an ideal choice for medical imaging sciences. An emphasis on health care programs and vibrant student life opportunities foster students' professional preparation, self-actualization, and personal growth.
Clarion University's Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences degree program offers concentrations in:
- Radiologic technology
- Sonography (ultrasound)
- Nuclear medicine
- Radiation therapy
- Medical dosimetry
Note: The nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and medical dosimetry concentrations are appropriate only for individuals who are already credentialed professionals in one of these three medical imaging fields.
The medical imaging sciences program prepares graduates as medical imaging science clinicians at the professional level. The program provides students a scientific knowledge base in medical imaging as well as a liberal arts education.
As a student enrolled in the Medical Imaging Sciences Program you will:
- Receive comprehensive advising and mentoring from seasoned allied health faculty
- Have the opportunity to live in a Medical Imaging Sciences Living Learning Community
- Have a premium academic schedule that assures seating in required courses
- Enroll in new Venango College allied health courses designed specifically for the medical imaging sciences program
- Participate in discussion groups on topics such as interviewing and applying to clinical sites
- Be coached for successful transition from the university environment to the clinical environment
- Apply for a number of scholarships that are exclusive to health care students
- Join the Medical Imaging Sciences Club and benefit from activities that will help you gain a better understanding of your major and your chosen profession
- Learn from and build friendships with other health care students including those in other majors
Additionally, the program provides graduates with knowledge and skills to advance in the science and practice of medical imaging. It also provides a foundation for graduate education in masters and doctoral programs.
The medical imaging sciences program was designed to meet the unique needs of a variety of individuals.
Venango College offers the curriculum in radiologic technology and sonography (ultrasound).
Clarion also offers an online degree completion option. This option is restricted to individuals who are already credentialed as radiologic technologists, sonographers, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists or medical dosimetrists. These professionals also should have completed a properly-accredited educational program. These individuals may conveniently complete the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences online degree.
Learn about online and on-campus associate degree options for medical imaging science students and professionals.
Program Eligibility and Admission
Admission to the general education portion of the medical imaging sciences program is based on Clarion University's standard admission criteria. Medical imaging science students are required to maintain a minimum 2.0 QPA and earn grades of "C" or higher in all required science and clinical courses.
Admission to a clinical program in radiologic technology or sonography is at the discretion of the clinical sites' admissions committees and is competitive. Admission to the medical imaging sciences program at Clarion University does not guarantee admission to a clinical program in radiologic technology or ultrasound (sonography).
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Testimonial "The Medical Imaging program at Venango College truly prepares clinical candidates for success at their sites and ensures that they will become top notch technologists with a wide base of knowledge giving that individual greater mobility within the healthcare field. While at Venango College I learned about myself as well. I became more confident in my own abilities and learned what I was capable of, excelling in my studies farther than I ever have before with the help and leadership of Venango College faculty and staff as well as becoming more involved with community events and extracurriculars around the school. It taught me a great deal about professionalism, time management, determination and leadership, all of which have helped to make me the student I am today." - Brandon 'BT' Gray
The Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the Ultrasound (Sonography) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnositc Medical Sonography.