A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Health Professions

School(s): Health Sciences & Physical Wellness

MCC Program Code: RA01
CIP Code: 51.0907
NYSED Code (BRI): 01232

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This program's design is based on: Traditional MCC General Education

The radiologic technologist, also known as a radiographer, is a health care professional who administers ionizing radiation (x-rays) to produce anatomic images for diagnostic, therapeutic and research purposes. The images may be recorded photographically or digitally and are interpreted by a licensed practitioner such as a radiologist (specialized physician) in the diagnosis and treatment of injury, anomalies and disease. This curriculum qualifies the student for an A.A.S. degree in Diagnostic Radiologic Technology only. Students attend didactic and laboratory classes on campus and clinical classes at area hospitals. The student is responsible for arranging transportation to and from the College and hospitals when required.
The Radiologic Technology program is a 21-month program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone (312)704-5300; fax: (312)704-5304 (7-94),
The JRCERT is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the national accreditation agency of programs for the radiographer. Successful completion of academic work and clinical experience prepares the student for admission to the American Registry Certification Examination and New York State Licensure.
Radiologic Technology is a high demand, competitive program. Readmission to the radiologic technology program is not automatic. Readmission eligibility is dependent on documented extenuating circumstances that warrant consideration and must be made within one year. Students seeking readmission to the program should contact the Admissions Office or Advising Center. Readmission would be considered only on a space-available basis.
(Housed in the Health Professions Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Demonstrate clinical competence in the performance of basic radiographic procedures
2) apply positioning skills
3) select technical factors
4) provide radiation protection
5) demonstrate patient-centered skills
6) demonstrate oral communication skills
7) demonstrate written communication skills
8) demonstrate ability to adapt to non-routine scenarios
9) evaluate image quality
10) demonstrate good work ethic
11) summarize the value of professionalism through leadership volunteering and/or lifelong learning

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
High school Algebra 2 with Trigonometry/Math B with a grade of C or better. High school biology/life science with a grade of C or better.

Competitive Admission — Please contact the Admissions Office regarding current admission criteria and/or geographic limitations.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 23 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition3
BIO 142 Human Anatomy4
MTH 160 Statistics I OR
MTH 161 Statistics II OR
MTH 165 College Algebra or higher*
XRT 111 Radiographic Technology I**9
XRT 151 Orientation/Clinical Education I**4
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
PHY 141 Radiographic Physics3
XRT 122 Radiographic Technology II**6
XRT 152 Clinical Education II**4
First Summer Session: 4 Credit Hours
XRT 153 Clinical Education III**4
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychological Science3
XRT 211 Radiographic Technology III**3
XRT 251 Clinical Education IV**8
XRT 220 Radiographic Pathology I1
XRT 215 Sectional Anatomy**1
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
XRT 222 Radiographic Technology IV***5
XRT 252 Clinical Education V***8
XRT 230 Radiographic Pathology II1
Second Summer Session (optional)
XRT 253 Supplemental Clinical Education****Variable

Seven (7) weeks of study and clinical experience for the first freshman summer session is required to complete degree requirements and prerequisites for certification and licensure. This summer requirement includes course work and clinical experience at a hospital and/or the college laboratory on a full time basis (40 hours per week).

Admission to this program is conditional upon meeting medical requirements, clearance of existing problem(s), and ability to meet technical standards (physical demands) of the program.

Proof of current CPR certification is required for graduation.

* Students should consult with a program advisor for selection of proper Mathematics course.
** A grade of C or better is required to remain in the Radiologic Technology Program.
*** A grade of C or better is required to graduate.
**** A grade of C or better or successful completion of XRT 253 is required to graduate.