Associate Degree in Applied Science Radiological Technology (A.A.S.)

The following web page allows the general public navigates and read the program information. The mission, vision, institutional program goals and assessment goals are described in order to allow the reader to familiarize with our current practices and performance. At the same time, the program evidences the student learning outcomes. The student learning outcomes allow the faculty to assess and identify the areas students need to fulfill and domain prior to complete the academic program.

Mission and Goals

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 Program 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 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 IG, the Program states the following Assessment Goals in order to be in compliance with JRCERT standards. A correlation of the Institutional goals and Assessment goals is available in the Assessment plan.

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will apply positioning skills.
  • Student will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will practice radiation protection

Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will use effective oral communication skills in clinical environment.
  • Students will practice written communication skills

Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.
  • Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients.

Goal 4: Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will determine the importance of continued professional development.
  • Students will understand appropriate ethical decisions.

Program Effectiveness Measures (Indirect Measures)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt.
  • Students will pass the local board examination on the 1st attempt.
  • Students will be employed as radiographers.
  • Students who enroll will complete the program.
  • Students will be satisfied with their education.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.

The students should demonstrate proficiency in other areas related to the radiographic field. The graduates should demonstrate their competencies in the areas that relate to (a) knowledge, (b) skills, and (c) attitudes in order to be successful in the labor setting and our Society.

A graduate from the program will be able to develop the following competencies in the areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes:

  • 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.
  • Possess the 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.

Admission Process General Information

The Program advises all candidates or student interested in solicit the program to drive along the following instructions.

  • The due date to solicit to the program is April 14 of each academic year.
  • If you are a new student, you should proceed to The Admission Office locate in the main campus. After you complete your application, the admission office sends the Program Director a list of the candidates.
  • If you are a current student in the Inter American University or Ponce Campus; the candidate should proceed to the Healthcare Department. In the Healthcare department, the student can interact with the program Director.
  • All candidates will be called to participate in a general session which discusses the steps of the admission process. At the same time, all doubts or questions are answered in that session. During the session, the admission instrument is filled by candidates in order to collect and evidence their academic performance data.
  • After the analysis of each candidate, only 30 spaces are available. The top 30 candidates in the list are called and admitted in the program. Those candidates who do not grant the points to be admitted remains in a wait list until all admitted students validate their interest to enter the program.
Admission Requirements
  • 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.
Admission Procedure
  • 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) = __).
      • 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.
    • University students:
      • 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
    • Health certificate
    • Evidence of vaccination against Hepatitis B
    • 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 (RATE) with a minimum grade of C. The clinical practices (RATE 2911, 2912, 2913, 2917 and 2918) should be passed with a minimum grade of B.
  • 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.
Transfer Requirements
  • Comply with all admission norms for transfer students established in the General Catalog and in that of the corresponding Campus.
  • The Director of the Program or the Director’s authorized representative will evaluate the file and determine the equivalences.

Tuition Fees

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Passing Rate Puerto Rico Examination Board of the Radiologic Technology Program

Accurate Data Being Reported 2010 2011  


2013 2014  

 (five years)

 Ponce Campus Student’s Attendance 21 of 26 16 of 20 10 of 19 7 of 10 2 of 3 56 of 78
Ponce Passing Rate (First Attempt) 81% 80% 53% 70% 67% 72%
Average Job Placement Rate

The average job placement rate for graduates of the program is as follows:

Job Placement Rate*
2010 19 of 22
2011 10 of 16
2012 7 of 10
2013 1 of 5
2014 1 of 1
Five year Average 38 of 54
  2007-09 2008-10 2009-11 2010-12 2011-13 2012-14 2013-15
Students admitted per cohort 40 60 48 40 36 30 30
Readmissions 0 0 7 5 6  
Graduates 18 32 24 26 19 25  
PCR 45% 53.3% 46.6% 57.7% 45.2% 83%

Important Information for students

The program provides this section for students and faculty to constantly have full access the program policies. The program continuously foments the inclusion of these documents in the student’s handbook in order to keep them updated with this information. The policies discussed the way students can proceed and behave in the academic and clinical environment. Majority of the policies includes the topics of radiologic protection, radiation safety among others.

Radiology Safety Policy

Pregnancy Policy

Student’s Grievance Process

Safety in Dealing with Body Substances Policy

Campus Safety and Emergency Procedures

Direct and Indirect Supervision Policy

Contact Us:

Click here to write us an e-mail or call direct to the Healthcare Department 787-284-1912 ext. 3322, 3321 or 3318.

(Program Director) ext. 3302

Prof. Mary J. Miranda Chamorro (Clinical Coordinator) ext. 3306

Prof. Ricardo Adames Soto (Clinical Coordinator) ext. 3305

Accreditation Status

Our program is formally accredited with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 

To contact JRCERT please follow this link: http://www.jrcert.org/

To review JRCERT’s accreditation standards, please follow this link:http://www.jrcert.org/sites/jrcert/uploads/documents/2011_Standards/Standards_2011-Radiography.pdf

To review the Academic Curriculum standards as required by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, please follow this link:http://asrt.org

To review the examination center with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, please follow this link: http://www.arrt.org