Associate of Science in Radiography
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About Our ASR Program:
Our Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) program is one of the oldest and most successful radiography programs in the region. We excel at training medical professionals who are skilled in performing diagnostic x-ray procedures and providing attentive patient care in a variety of situations. Technologists have their pick of workplace settings, including large hospitals, trauma centers, outpatient imaging centers, physician clinics, and even mobile imaging units.
In our ASR program, students will get the best of both worlds: flexibility and hands-on learning! Hybrid courses allow students to get tangible and real-world experience in the classroom and lab, as well as the flexibility of online learning. Our expert faculty utilize technology and advanced educational methods to prepare students for a successful career after they graduate. This innovative approach provides diversified learning opportunities for our students.
Your ASR Experience:
In your first year, you will concentrate on basic academic courses. Your clinical education will launch with laboratory demonstrations that include practice on phantoms and simulated patients. You will start performing supervised radiologic examinations in the second semester.
Your second year will focus on advanced studies with increased responsibility and independence within the clinical setting. Even better, you can rotate through a variety of specialty modalities, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and cardiovascular interventional technology.
Inspired to go further? Second year ASR students can enter the dual degree BSDI track for CT or MRI. Alternatively, second year ASR students may be eligible for the guaranteed acceptance program for CT, MRI, DMS, or Nuclear Medicine. For more information, click this link for the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging degree program.
"Since graduating from Cox College I have worked at a number of hospitals and worked with students from different programs. Working with other programs and speaking with their students, I have realized what an advantage I was given by attending Cox. The program's instructors, who are wonderful, care and want to see you succeed. Having leaders and mentors who are very knowledgeable and committed to watching you succeed and come out on top of the field makes a huge difference when you are applying for jobs. I am very proud graduate from one of the best programs for radiology technologists."
Megan Ledbetter '19
“The Cox College Radiography program prepared me for a career and also provided me with all of the tools I would need to succeed.”
Stefanie Sisco '19
“The ASR program at Cox College prepares you very well for the registry. I felt very confident when I took mine. Not only do they prepare you well, the professors of the ASR program are very knowledgeable and understanding. They are some of the best people I met while at Cox College.”
Ashlyn Wisdom '21
Most students complete the prerequisite courses in one year or less. The radiography program courses only require five semesters to complete.
Required general education courses (25 credit hours)
- BIOL 205 Human Anatomy*
- BIOL 206 Human Physiology*
- CHEM 103 Fundamentals of Chemistry or Physics
- ENGL 150 English
- BIOL 118 Medical Terminology
- INFM 160 Computer Resources
- PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
- MATH 160 College Algebra
*Core science course
You must have completed one of the core science courses and two additional general education courses listed below. Science and additional general education courses must total 10 credits or more.
All general education courses are prerequisites for the professional portion of the program and must be completed prior to beginning radiography program courses. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the required general education courses.
- Complete the Cox College application
- Submit all official transcripts
- Submit 1-2 page personal essay that includes:
- 1) Accomplishments that have given you the greatest satisfaction
- 2) Your reasons for selecting radiologic technology as a career
- 3) Your plans and aspirations for the future
- Submit two letters of recommendation sent on your behalf
- Complete four hours of in-person job shadowing in a Radiology department and interview a technologist you are shadowing. Use this form for the interview and submit it to email@example.com. Click here to schedule job shadowing at CoxHealth.
- Application deadline is January 15 for Fall admissions.
Applicants are required to complete four hours of in-person job shadowing in a Radiology department. In addition, applicants will also interview the technologist they are shadowing.
Use this form for interviewing the technologist and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion.
Cox College's general education transfer course equivalents can be found here.
If you're interested in transferring to Cox College, the admissions requirements can be found here!
If you're interested in Cox College's ASR program, use this checklist to make sure you have completed all the steps you need to apply!
The ASR program cost breakdown can be found here.
General program information
Cox College’s Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) program prepares students for American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam and registration. ARRT certification is the minimum requirement to practice radiography at most facilities in most states. Some states may have additional licensing requirements, provided here. Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. Employers, state licensing agencies, and federal regulators all consider an ARRT credential to be verification that students met rigorous professional standards. Currently, the state of Missouri does not have additional licensing requirements.
If questions remain after reviewing the information provided, contact your program chair. While Cox College can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately your responsibility to continually check with the state/territory where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensing/certification requirements.
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The ASR program's clinical obligations can be found here.
The ASR program's grievance procedure and policy can be found here.
The ASR program's complaint resolution policy can be found here.
The ASR pregnancy policy can be found here.
Take a virtual tour of our simulation center, radiography labs, and other fun areas on campus!
The ASR program at Cox College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org). Program #2768.
The program is structured to optimize the learning and application of the clinical skills and concepts required of professionally competent radiographers. The radiography program has existed since 1954 and has continually strived for educational, clinical and professional excellence.
Accreditation status: 5 years. Cox College's ASR program is currently fully accredited.
Accreditation status for all radiography programs can be found on www.jrcert.org
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
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