Radiologic Technology Advanced Placement Online School Certificate
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Radiologic Technology Advanced Placement (RTAP)
The Radiologic Technology Advanced Placement program consists of one clinical and five academic courses. Courses will be offered in any quarter which means that a student can start the program at any time. Most students will be able to complete the program by taking nine units; as it is common for most students to complete all of the clinical competencies within one clinical internship course. For students that need another quarter to complete the clinical requirements, they can take a second clinical internship course, thus making the program eleven units instead of nine units. Applications are accepted online year round for this program. Students complete this program with a qualification to sit for the ARRT board exam in Radiography.
The curriculum in the Radiologic Technology Advanced Placement program is as follows:
RTAP 221 - Patient Care and Education (1 unit)
RTAP 255 - Radiographic Procedures (2 units)
RTAP 283 - Equipment Operation and Quality Control (1 unit)
RTAP 284 - Radiation Protection (1unit)
RTAP 287 - Image Production and Evaluation (2 units)
RTAP 971, 972 - Clinical Affiliation (2 units, 2 units)
This online program allows the student the flexibility to study at times convenient for them. After successful completion of this program, students will have reviewed all of the material needed to pass the ARRT Radiography examination and become a radiographer in the Unites States. The student must complete the clinical competencies required by the ARRT and will be provided with an opportunity to earn clinical exam competencies at a clinical site close to close to home or at one of our local clinical sites.
Eligibility for ARRT Certification
Eligibility for the ARRT certification exam may be affected if the applicant has a prior felony or misdemeanor conviction. Prior to applying to this program the applicant should contact the ARRT at 651-687-0048 to determine if eligibility will be granted.
To be eligible for admission, the applicant must have successfully completed a Radiologic Technology program with a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher, submit official transcripts, three references, and undergo an interview with program faculty. To remain in the program students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and adhere to the University and program’s professional code of conduct.
Applicants are required to complete the following items to be eligible for admission to the program:
1. Completion of a Radiologic Technology program
2. Meet the ARRT requirements for an Advanced Placement student
3. Original transcripts from your Radiologic Technology program
4. Evaluation of transcripts from the Radiologic Technology program (foreign graduates)
5. Proof of Legal Permanent Residency (foreign graduates)
6. Passing score on an English Proficiency exam (foreign graduates)
7. Vaccinations as required by Loma Linda University
8. Venipuncture certificate (from American organization)
9. Current CPR certification (BLS) through the American Heart Association
10. A background check (done during the registration process)
English Proficiency Exam
Regardless of nationality or citizenship, an applicant whose native language is not English or whose secondary education has been given outside the U.S. is required to pass a test of English proficiency. The LLU minimum accepted scores for the TOEFL is 80 for the internet-based exam, 550 for the paper-based exam (including a minimum final score of 5.0 on the Test of Written English part), and 213 on the computer-based exam. For the IELTS exam the LLU minimum accepted score is 6.5. For the MELAB exam the LLU minimum accepted score is 77.
Legal Permanent Residency
This online certificate program is unable to accept foreign students who are in the country on a Student Visa; therefore, all candidates must be U.S. Legal Permanent Residents.
Online Regulatory Restrictions
If you live in any of the following states please note that due to certain states' regulatory requirements for online education LLU is not accepting residents of these states into online programs: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
Tuition and fees are subject to change each year. Students should be prepared to be responsible for all tuition fees, books, and living expenses. Loma Linda University Loma Linda University does have excellent financial aid available but some financial aid may not be covered under a certificate program. Textbooks are approximately $250.00. For more financial aid information call (909) 558-4509 or visit: http://www.llu.edu/ssweb/finaid.
Program Completion Exam
The final programmatic requirement for students is to pass a program completion examination. This examination will be proctored by an approved person. This examination will be formatted like the ARRT Radiography examination and will be timed.
Exams and Proctoring
Loma Linda University will use ProctorU as the online proctoring service. ProctorU allows students to take exams online while ensuring the integrity of the exam for Loma Linda University. Information about ProctorU can be found at www.proctoru.com. The cost for ProctorU is approximately $130 and is the student's responsibility. To register for Proctor U, students must have two forms of photo ID, a webcam, computer microphone, and computer with internet access. Once a student is registered in the RTAP program, more information about Proctor U will be provided.
Minimum Computer Requirements
Students in the RTAP program must have a Windows-based or Mac computer with 1024 MB of RAM or higher. The webcam must have at least 640x480 video pixel resolution, an internet speed of 768 Kbps/384 Kbps download/upload speed, and a web browser (Explorer 7 or higher; Firefox 3.6 or higher or Safari 3 or higher).
Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.
Loma Linda University: Educating Radiology Professionals
Loma Linda University offers a number of programs in the medical imaging field. Besides Medical Radiography, we offer programs in Computed Tomography, Imaging Informatics (online), Cardiac Electrophysiology, Magnetic Resonance, Nuclear Medicine, Sonography, Radiation Therapy, and Dosimetry. We also offer an online Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Radiation Sciences, a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, and an online Radiologist Assistant Master’s degree program.
When to ApplyWe accept applications year around for the RTAP Program. The application deadline is August 1 (Fall Qtr), December 1 (Winter),
Will Edmunds, B.S.E.E., RT (R)- Instructor
If you are interested in the RTAP program, please email the Program Coordinator, Will Edmunds, Department of Radiation Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide your name, address, phone number, and email. Please create the subject line as “RTAP Program Interest."
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