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Radiologic Technology Degree

The associate degree brings you into the area of high technology in the field of medicine. You will experience all the applications of diagnostic imaging, including routine radiography and fluoroscopy, trauma radiography, surgical and mobile radiography, pediatric radiography, as well as subspecialties such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultra sound (US), and nuclear medicine (NM) and radiation therapy.

You, as a program graduate, are eligible to sit for the national accreditation examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which awards a national certification in Radiology Technology. The partnerships the college has with area hospitals will provide you the benefits of on-the-job training in a clinical setting.

Hospital radiology departments, clinics, physicians' offices, and diagnostic centers seek graduates with this degree.

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the mission of the Columbus Technical College School of Radiologic Technology to provide an education of excellence and high quality to qualified students in an environment that focuses on continuous quality improvement. In the academic and clinical setting, a curriculum is presented that provides the students opportunities to develop a mastery of subject matter, technical competencies, ethical considerations, and problem solving abilities. The Education provided will foster cooperation, commitment, and individual student responsibility. The student scholar will be able to apply the knowledge attained toward successfully competing in the ever changing health care environment.

Program Assessment Goals

Goal 1. Students/graduates will exhibit effective communication skills.

Goal 2. Students/graduates will be clinically competent for entry-level performance.

Goal 3. Students/graduates will exhibit effective communication skills, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

Goal 4. Students/graduates will exhibit development of professional growth in attitudes, behavior, and ethics.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students/graduates will practice written communication skills.

2. Students/graduates will practice oral communication skills in the clinical area.

3. Students/graduates will practice oral communication skills in a group/class setting

4. Students/graduates will utilize skills in equipment manipulation and patient positioning.

5. Students/graduates will select proper technical factors.

6. Students/graduates will practice radiation protection skills.

7. Students/graduates will complete case studies in critical thinking and problem solving.

8. Students/graduates will perform critical thinking and problem solving skills in clinical assignments.

9. Students/graduates will exhibit a professional attitude in clinical assignments

10. Students/graduates will demonstrate the value of professional growth and development.

11. Students/graduates will demonstrate the importance of work ethics

Program Effectiveness Data:

1. Students will pass the ARRT Certification on 1st attempt.

2. Students will complete program within 24 months.

3. Employers will be satisfied with graduates’ performance.

4. Graduates will be satisfied with their education.

5. Students pursuing employment will be employed within 6 months post-graduation.

Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness Data:

Year

Number of Starting Students

Number of Graduates

Program Completion Rate

 

Benchmark 80% or higher

Number of Graduates Passing ARRT Certification 1st Attempt

 

 

ARRT Certification Exam Pass Rate

 

Benchmark 75% or higher

Number of Graduates Actively Seeking/ Gaining Employment within 6 months of graduation

 

 

Job Placement

Rate-

those gaining employment within 6 months of graduation

 

Benchmark 75% (5 year average)

Number of Graduates Actively Seeking/Number of Graduates Gaining Employment within 12 months of graduation

 

Benchmark 75%

2013

14

14

100%

13

93%

7/6

85.7%

7/6        85.7%

2012

No Students

0

0

0

0

0

NA

NA

2011

13

12

92.3%

10

83%

11/9

81.8%

11/9      81.8%

2010

15

13

86.6%

13

100%

11/9

81.8%

11/9      81.8%

2009

16

15

93%

14

93%

14/12

85.7%

14/12    85.7%

2008

16

14

87.5%

14

100%

13/12

92.3%

13/12    92.3%

5 YR

74

68

90.6%

64

93.8%

56/48

85.7%

56/48    85.7%

"For further information on Program Effectiveness Data, please refer to the JRCERT,

https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx

Program Admission Requirements for Radiologic Technology

(Competitive Admission)

Must have presented official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores to the Admissions Office.

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. No provisional and/or special admission students considered for the program.
  3. Must have minimum Reading and Writing COMPASS scores and these scores can not be more than five (5) years old in the semester you compete.
  4. Complete prerequisite courses for your intended program as listed on web site by the end of Summer semester
  5. Must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 at the end of Spring semester
  6. Submit packet containing the following:
    • Letter of Intent Form
    • Personal Data Sheet
    • Technical Standards for Rad Tech. Form
  7. Provide current physical exam (medical form)/immunization record and current CPR card after program acceptance.

Packets should be turned in to HSC-3325 by June 1 for Fall semester admission no sooner than two weeks prior to due date. All packets must be complete prior to due date.

Entrance is contingent on completion of a Background check through www.clinicalbackgrounds.com which must be completed after being conditionally accepted to the program.

Curriculum Outline

( 95 Semester Hours)

General Core Courses

Course

Title

Credits

SEMN1000

First Semester Seminar

1

ENGL 1101*

Comp & Rhetoric

3

MATH 1111*

College Algebra

3

PSYC 1101*

Introductory Psychology

3

HUMN xxxx

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

SPCH 1101

Public Speaking

3

Fundamental Technical Courses

Course

Title

Credits

COMP 1000*

Introduction to Computers

3

BIOL 2113*

Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113L*

Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

BIOL 2114*

Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114L*

Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

ALHS 1090*

Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

Specific Technical Courses

Course

Title

Credits

RADT 1010

Introduction to Radiology

4

RADT 1030

Radiographic Procedures I

3

RADT 1060

Radiographic Procedures II

3

RADT 1070

Principles of Imaging I

6

RADT 1160

Principles of Imaging II

6

RADT 1200

Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection

3

RADT 1320

Clinical Radiography I

4

RADT 1330

Clinical Radiography II

7

RADT 2090

Radiographic Procedures III

2

RADT 2190

Radiographic Pathology

2

RADT 2260

Radiologic Technology Review

3

RADT 2340

Clinical Radiography III

6

RADT 2350

Clinical Radiography IV

7

RADT 2360

Clinical Radiography V

9

*denotes courses used for ranking in competitive admission

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