The Ochsner Undergraduate Medical Education Division's Radiologic Technology Program is in afilliation with Our Lady of Holy Cross College and shares in the College's mission of dedication to teaching, research, and service to the community.
The Our Lady of Holy Cross College/Ochsner Medical Center Radiologic Technology program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program is an intense comprehensive program combining academic preparation with didactic and clinical study culminating in either an Associate or a Baccalaureate degree. The clinical professional training component is a full-time program entailing 40 hours per week.
The program faculty takes great pride in the clinical competency skills and professionalism of its graduates. Through the “Ochsner Expectations” of focus on the patient, strive for personal excellence, contribute to your team, and take pride in Ochsner, our primary objective is the development of students who are highly trained and specifically prepared for a career in the radiologic sciences. In keeping with this goal, our program emphasizes the importance of professionalism, responsibility, teamwork, and the patient management and care skills required of a radiologic technologist. The education provided prepares the student to enter the job market in diagnostic radiology, prepares advanced students for sub-specialty areas of radiography, and assists students in achieving their professional and personal goals. Our program and faculty are committed to providing a quality medical and general education, giving our graduates a foundation in written and oral communication, information technology, clinical procedures, equipment operation, digital CR and DR image acquisition, quality assurance, and the highest radiation safety practices. The program’s quality assessment is ongoing through instructor and course evaluations, ARRT results, mid-program and program-end student satisfaction surveys, and post-graduate evaluation and employment surveys.
The Radiologic Technology Program implements its mission through clearly defined student learning outcomes that meet or exceed the “Standards” for an accredited program through JRCERT.
Successful students are those who are highly motivated, have strong time-management skills, can adapt to and enjoy rapidly changing technology and environments, and can tolerate the stress brought on by educational constraints and patient care. The student must have a strong desire to become a registered radiologic technologist and a professional in the health care environment. Our students must be of a physical and an emotional state that will allow them to meet all educational requirements, clinically and didactically. This involves the cognitive ability to understand and retain educational information comprehensively, along with advanced problem-solving and communication skills. Successful students must also possess physical capabilities, including the moving of patients and equipment in the clinical setting, and a level of maturity to be a “team player” and understand the importance of professionalism in our community of caring.