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The curriculum is structured to include courses for a professional radiography curriculum currently recognized and accepted by the JRCERT.

Junior year: Semesters 1 & 2 Clock hours
Anatomy & Physiology I 15
Clinical Education I 600
Clinical Education II 700
Digital Imaging 30
Image Analysis I 30
Medical Terminology 30
Patient Care 60
Principles of Exposure 30
Radiographic Procedures 90
Trauma & Mobile Radiography I 15

Senior year: Semesters 3 & 4 Clock hours
Advanced Procedures 45
Anatomy & Physiology 30
Clinical Education III 700
Clinical Education IV 500
Image Analysis II 45
Introduction to Specialized Imaging NA
Pathology 45
Radiation Protection & Biology 30
Radiographic Physics 45
Registry Review 45
Trauma & Mobile Radiography II 15
Total number of Clinical Hours 2500
Total number of Classroom Hours 600

Grading scale
94–100% A
86–93% B
78–85% C
72–77% D
Less than 72% F

View the Radiography Program's Course Descriptions (PDF)

Academic and Clinical Requirements

Students must achieve at least a 78% percent in each didactic course and for every clinical grade in order to progress through the program.

ARRT Examination

Upon completion of the Sanford Radiography Program, a student must successfully pass the computer-based American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination in order to become a registered technologist. Students are responsible for applying and scheduling their own examination. Applicants may apply prior to graduation, but must graduate before sitting for the examination.

The program director will sign for the student to take the examination, after the student has met all of the requirements for graduation from the program.

I chose the Radiography Program in Bismarck because it offered more hands-on experience than some of the other schools that I looked at. Also, since the school only accepts a maximum of 5 students per year, I saw it as a more prestigious school to get in to and I was honored to be selected. Additionally, the program is close to my friends and family.

- Megan, University of Mary student