The program consists of academic classes held at :
Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph
Brown Deer Campus
9252 North Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, Wisconsin, 53209
Clinical rotations include: Wheaton Franciscan– St. Joseph, Brown Deer, and Wauwatosa Campuses and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis and Franklin hospitals.
The program for Radiologic Technology is based on a full-time, two-year (40 hrs. per week) course of study. Classes begin the first Tuesday of each September. The academic years runs from September to August. It is divided into four 16-week semesters and two 14-week summer sessions.
Didactic classes are held Monday – Thursday.
- First year students are scheduled for didactic classes from 7:30 – 10:00 am and then have until 11:00 am for travel to their assigned clinical settings. They stay at the clinical site until 5:30 pm.
- Second year students are clinically assigned from 7:30 am until 2:00 pm and then have an hour of travel time to reach the Brown Deer campus for didactic classes that last until 5:30 pm.
Clinical education is broken down into six semesters with a required number of competencies that must be completed by the end of the 6th semester. Evaluation of the student’s positioning skills, equipment manipulation, and use of radiation protection, patient care and knowledge of image production is conducted by the Clinical Instructors, Clinical Coordinator, Program Director and qualified staff technologists.
Curricula for each semester is as follows:
The curriculum is based on the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences as established by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); the curriculum recommendations of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and the Task Inventory of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The faculty presents the curriculum through formal lecture, laboratory and clinical applications to enhance the learning experience.
Transfer Credits are not accepted from other colleges and/or universities due to the highly specialized nature of the program. In addition, the program does not accept transfer students for other JRCERT accredited certificate programs.
The Technologists to student ratio is 1-to-1. The Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Instructor work side-by-side with the students. Students never take the place of paid personnel.
- Diane E. Wingenter, MS, RT (R), Program Director
- Amy Rappe, B., RT (R), Clinical Coordinator
- Kari Suhajda, BS, RT (R), Clinical Instructor
- Tracey Cross, RT (R) (CT), Clinical Instructor