BSIT – Pre-Licensure – The Saint Francis School of Radiography

Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology (BSIT) Pre-Licensure Program

Resurrection University’s Saint Francis School of Radiography (SFSOR) offers the only JRCERT accredited BSIT Pre-Licensure program in Chicago. This Radiography Program is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the rapidly growing field of Medical Imaging and Radiography. Our affiliation with the Presence Health System ensures that your education will include the advanced technologies and the hands-on clinical experiences that can lead to long-term success as a Licensed Radiologic Technologist.

In addition to General Radiography Fluoroscopy and Surgery and Portable Bedside Exams, you will have the opportunity to experience specialized imaging including Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac Cath Lab, PET Scan, Radiation Therapy, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound (USD), Computerized Tomography (CT), and Interventional Radiography.

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Our Mission

The Saint Francis School of Radiography is committed to excellence in education. We provide the healthcare community with competent, entry-level professionals in the field of Medical Imaging. The graduate acquires the knowledge and clinical experience necessary to qualify for the National Registry examination.


Your Career as a Licensed Radiologic Technologist

After you successfully complete the BSIT program, you will receive your Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology Degree and be fully prepared to pass the National Licensure Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

As a Licensed Radiologic Technologist, you will assist practitioners in disease diagnosis and injury assessment through administering x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds or MRIs. The field and the technologies are evolving rapidly and you will have the opportunity to build your career at the forefront of the latest advances in Radiography and Imaging.


Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

In support of the program’s mission statement, the program has developed the following:

1. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate effective communication skills on the clinical floor.
Students will demonstrate effective written communication in the classroom setting.
Students will be able to verbally evaluate radiographs.

2. Students will develop critical thinking skills for application in the clinical setting.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will adapt standard protocols for non-routine examinations.
Students will critique images for diagnostic quality and devise necessary factors for quality improvement.

3. Students of the program will be clinically competent.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate accuracy in positioning skills.
Students will select appropriate technical factors.
Students will demonstrate proper radiation protection practices.

4. Students will model professionalism.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate high ethical standards.
Students will summarize their professional development career plan.


BSIT Pre-Licensure Curriculum:

Curriculum follows the guidelines specified by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Students have patient contact throughout the program beginning with the completion of the Introduction to Radiography course.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Radiography
  • Principles of Radiation Protection
  • Ethical, Legal and Physical Methods of Patient Care
  • Radiographic Procedures I
  • Anatomy and Physiology – Skeletal
  • Clinical Education I
  • Total Credits: 16.5 

Semester 2

  • Principles of Exposure I
  • Radiographic Image Processing
  • Cross Sectional Anatomy
  • Radiographic Procedures II
  • Clinical Education II
  • Total Credits: 16.5 

Semester 3

  • Radiographic Procedures III
  • Exposure II
  • Radiographic Physics
  • Radiographic Imaging
  • Clinical Education III
  • Total Credits: 15

Semester 4

  • Radiographic Procedures IV
  • Introduction to Quality Assurance
  • Radiation Biology
  • Image Presentation and Evaluation
  • Computer Applications in Radiography
  • Clinical Education IV
  • Total Credits: 15.5

Semester 5

  • Radiographic Procedure V
  • Clinical Education V
  • Registry Review
  • Total Credits: 7

*Please note, Semester 5 courses are charged per credit (7 credits total).

The BSIT Program prepares graduates to take the national examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.


Program Handbook

The Saint Francis School of Radiography Program Handbook highlights specific policies which are unique to the Program. General policies of the University can be found in the University Academic Catalog.

SFSOR 2016-2017 Program Handbook


Accreditation and Program Effectiveness

The program is specifically accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education of Radiologic Technologists (JRCERT) (www.jrcert.org)

Program Effectiveness Data 2016