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

Educating students for over 70 years.

The Saint Francis School of Radiography (SFSOR) has been teaching students for over six decades. Now, to help ensure ongoing excellence in healthcare education, Saint Francis has joined our College of Allied Health. The Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology (BSIT) degree can help you build a Radiography career with true potential. Over the last five years, almost 99% of our graduates have passed their credentialing examinations and started their careers. That should tell you a great deal about the effectiveness of the program and the impact of our instructors.


Enroll for Fall 2017

Applications due July 15 for Fall 2017 program admission.


Our track record of success speaks for itself

– 97.6% Credentialing Examination Pass Rate over the past five years

– 100% Job Placement Rate

What is a Radiographer?

Radiographers apply ionizing radiation to demonstrate portions of the human body on a radiograph, fluoroscopic screen, or other imaging screen to assist physicians in diagnosis of disease and injury. Radiography experiences include: General Radiography Fluoroscopy, and Surgery and Portable bedside exams.    Each student has the opportunity to experience additional areas of specialized imaging which include Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac Cath Lab, PET Scan, Radiation Therapy, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound (USD), Computerized Tomography (CT), and Interventional Radiography.


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.

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.

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 Handboook

Accreditation and Program Effectiveness

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

Program Effectiveness Data 2016