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  Nov 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Radiologic Technology: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 75 credits, including prerequisites

Division of Health Professions
Jordan Campus
JHS 059
Program Information (801) 957-6200
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advising JHS 047, (801) 957- 6215
Health Science Admissions JHS 065, (801) 957-6253

Program Faculty
Professors − Lisa Wood
Associate Professors − David Neil
Assistant Professors − Rebecca Lowell

Program Description
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology leads to a national certification and state licensure. The program offers students didactic and clinical experiences to learn skills of an entry-level radiographer. Radiology courses are taught at Jordan Health Sciences building, Jordan Campus and clinical education occurs at local health care facilities. Students can complete General Education classes at any SLCC Campus location.

Career Opportunities
Radiographers provide patient services using imaging modalities at the request of physicians qualified to prescribe and/or perform radiologic procedures. A radiographer performs radiographic procedures, applies principles of radiation protection, evaluates radiographs for technical quality, exercises professional judgment and provides patient care. Radiographers can find employment in hospitals, clinics, private offices, industry and public health facilities.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Please see the Radiologic Technology program advisor. Call (801) 957-6215 for an appointment.


Program Entry Requirements

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

  1. Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated student. See http://www.slcc.edu/apply/index.aspx
  2. High School Graduate or equivalent.
  3. For transfer credit, submit OFFICIAL, SEALED transcripts for ALL colleges and universities where prerequisite course work has been completed. Send to:

SLCC Office of the Registrar and Academic Records
4600 South Redwood Road
P.O. Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808

  1. Also, a request to have an OFFICIAL evaluation of student’s transcript must be submitted to the SLCC Transfer Evaluation Office. The form is located at : http://www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/. This process may take 4-6 weeks and must be completed before a student’s application will be considered.
  2. Complete appropriate placement exam, or submit current SAT/ACT test scores, if MATH and ENGL course work have not been transferred to SLCC (required before you are able to register for classes that have MATH and ENGL courses as prerequisites). See: www.slcc.edu/testing
  3. Program course prerequisites are as follows (Courses listed below (or equivalent transfer credit, AP or CLEP) must be completed with a C grade or better with the exception of BIOL 2320 and BIOL 2325 which must be completed with a B- grade or better within the past five years. All courses are limited to two attempts within the past 5 years):

 

 

NOTE:  All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to submitting application for the Radiologic Technology program. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of other prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated program prerequisite course may be taken.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM SELECTIVE ADMISSONS APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
See the Radiologic Technology webpage for essential information regarding completion of application and additional requirements at www.slcc.edu/radtech. Completion of the prerequisites allows students to apply to the program.  Application submission does not guarantee admission to the program. Students should see the Radiologic Technology academic advisor for further information.

Pre-admission exam - A minimum score of 75% is required for consideration for admission to the program. However, this does not guarantee admission into the program. Please see the Radiologic Technology program academic advisor with questions.

AP Credit: AP scores of 3 or higher for a prerequisite course will be considered for admission into the program; however, this does not guarantee acceptance into the program.  Please see the Radiologic Technology program academic advisor with questions.


Estimated Cost for Students
Estimated Cost of Core Curriculum for Resident Students: http://www.slcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-and-fees.aspx. Approximate cost course fees: http://www.slcc.edu/radtech/

Estimated Time to Completion
Students will follow the program semester schedule. It will take four semesters and one summer semester (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring), to complete the program.

Specialized Accreditation
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination in Radiography.

Program Objectives
See program website for detailed information on the Radiology Technology Program assessment outcomes www.slcc.edu/radtech

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1- Acquire substantive knowledge
2- Communicate effectively
3- Develop quantities literacies
4- Think critically and creatively
5- Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6- Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7- Develop computer and information literacy
1.The student will have entry-level employment skills
  • Students will produce diagnostic quality radiographs
  • Students will recognize emergency situations and initiate appropriate treatment
  • Students will have knowledge of positioning and image evaluation criteria
  • Students will utilize proper radiation protection practices
1,5,6 & 7
2. Students will develop effective communication skills
  • Students will communicate effectively with patients, peers and others in the healthcare field appropriate to healthcare quality standards
1, 2, 4, 5 & 6
3.Students will develop effective critical thinking skills
  • Students will analyze radiographic images for proper positioning and image quality and determine corrective actions needed for non-quality images
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
4.Students will develop effective problem-solving skills
  • Students will develop quantitative literacies (math skills) necessary to safely perform procedures in the radiologic field
  • Students will use effective problem solving skills in the clinical setting
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
5.Students will demonstrate clinical competencies
  • Students will successfully compete all mandatory and elective competency requirements for each semester and meet minimum standards required by accreditation
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
6.Students will demonstrate personal growth & professional development
  • Students will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior and meet legal and ethical standards for the profession
  • Students will demonstrate life-long learning activities
1, 2, 4, 5 & 6
7.The program will provide an adequate number of qualified entry-level technologies to meet the needs of the community
  • The programs completion rate will meet the JRCERT requirements
  • Students will feel prepared for their first position as a radiographer
  • Students will obtain employment in radiography
  • Students will pass the ARRT examination
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


Composition (EN)


(Courses are part of program required pre-requisites)

Quantitative Studies (QS)


(Courses are part of program required pre-requisites)

Distribution Areas


(Courses are part of program required pre-requisites)

Sample Schedule


Total: 12


Total: 14


Total: 10


Total: 12


Total: 14


Advising Notes:


Radiology classes are held during the day, either 1 to 2 days per week depending on the semester. Clinical education experiences are held during the day, 3 days per week. Students may be required to attend non-traditional clinical hours (evenings & weekends) at some facilities. Weekend shifts in the hospitals allow the student to see a variety of examinations and work more independently than during the week. These rotations will be limited to once a month. Hospitals requiring this will be announced during new student orientations.

An evening program is offered every even-numbered year. Classes are held either 1 or 2 nights per week depending on the semester. Students are required to attend 1 day and 2 evening clinical shifts each week per semester throughout the program.

Clinical and academic involvement for students may never exceed 40 hours per week.

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