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 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 prepare professionals to be members of an interdisciplinary health team that will carry out its
functions in a safe, effective and competent manner.
IG 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.
In addition to the Institutional Goals, the Program states the following Assessment Goals in order to be in compliance with JRCERT standards. A correlation is presented in the Assessment plan table:
Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.
Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.
Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Goal 4: Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.
Program Effectiveness Measures (Indirect Measures)
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
Correctly evaluate the Radiographic quality.
Apply safety and protection measures while executing radiographic procedures.
Utilize correct medical technology when communicating patient information.
Apply clinic knowledge when interpreting medical orders and during patient interventions.
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.
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.
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).
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 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
a health certificate
evidence of vaccination against Hepatitis B
a 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 with a minimum grade of C, including courses BIOL 1003, 2151 and 2152.
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
The Director of
the Program or the Director’s
authorized representative will
evaluate the file and determine the
Passing Rate Puerto Rico Examination Board of the Radiologic Technology 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 70% 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.
The program have to mention that students who present the ARRT Board are passing it in the first attempt; results are not received due to a lower number of students who present the exam (lower than 10 each semester).
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:
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 degree.