Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR)

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The two-year Radiography program at Allen College is a highly-respected program developing the skills and competencies necessary for entry level radiographer positions. Radiographers use knowledge of science, human anatomy, and physiology to create medical images. Hospitals, imaging facilities, urgent care clinics, private physicians' offices, and other health care facilities provide employment opportunities. The Allen College Radiography program provides many hands-on clinical experiences allowing practical application of knowledge. Allen College graduates are fully prepared for a professional career.

Allen College considers admitting applicants living out of state or country.

Applicants and current students must be aware select states require approval prior to Allen College offering clinical study in those states. Additionally, a state certification or governing licensing board may also require prior approval for an Allen College student to engage in clinical study within the state. Therefore, Allen College cannot guarantee out-of- state clinical or practicum placement. Allen College also cannot guarantee students maintaining residency in a state other than Iowa will be allowed to enroll in online courses.

Applicants planning to maintain residency in any state other than Iowa, and planning to enroll in an online course or engage in clinical study in any state other than Iowa, should consult an admission counselor prior to applying to Allen College.

Listed below are the websites for the ASR clinical sites:

Successful completion of the Radiography program at Allen College awards an Associate degree. A degree granting program fosters continued education.

The Radiography program begins once each year in the summer. Applicant review and admission happens twice each year in October and February. After February, applicant review and admission will continue on a monthly basis until the program is full. Please note the program may fill after February reviews.

Your credits from a certificate or associates degree in radiography can transfer to a Bachelors degree in Health Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Nuclear Medicine Technology! Request a transfer credit evaluation to find out how your credits may transfer.

Earn an Associate's Degree in Radiology, a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences and the ability to be certified in two imaging modalities! Students can choose between Nuclear Medicine Technology or Diagnostic Medical Sonography for the Bachelor's of Health Sciences degree. Below are sample curriculum plans for each option.


Program Mission

The mission of Allen College's Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) Program is to provide a premiere educational program to men and women seeking careers in the Radiologic Sciences. The program is dedicated to providing educational opportunities and services for radiographers and the community.

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will

  • practice proper radiation protection
  • apply correct positioning skills

Goal 2: Students will exhibit effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will

  • demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical setting
  • practice written communication skills
  • demonstrate oral communication skills

Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will

  • appropriately critique radiographic images
  • demonstrate ability to practice critical thinking
  • be able to critically think in the clinical setting

Goal 4: Students will establish and develop professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will

  • integrate leadership skills and construct professional practices.
  • practice professionalism.

The Allen College - UnityPoint Health Associate of Science in Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(319) 704-5304

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