Aug 18, 2019  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog

Radiologic Technology: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 77 credits, including prerequisites

Health Professions Division
Jordan Campus
JHS 129, 134, 135
Program Information 801-957-6200
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professor - David Neil, Program Coordinator/Faculty
Professor - Lisa Wood, Clinical Coordinator/Faculty
Associate Professor - Rebecca Lowell, Clinical Coordinator/Faculty

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
Radiologic Technologists (RT) 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.

Estimated Cost for Students
Current tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
SLCC Tuition & Fees: $11,202.00
Student Course Fees: $ 949.00
Books: $ 1,677.00
Total: $13,828.00

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.


Program Entry Requirements

GENERAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated student. See http://www.slcc.edu/apply/index.aspx and declare your major as Pre-Medical and Health Sciences.
  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • 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
  • Also, a request to have an OFFICIAL evaluation of student’s transcript(s) 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.
  • Complete SLCC 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.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM SELECTIVE ADMISSONS APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

NOTE All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the application deadline 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.

  • See the Radiologic Technology webpage for essential information regarding completion of application and additional requirements at www.slcc.edu/radtech/admissions.aspx. Application submission does not guarantee admission to the program. Students should see the Radiologic Technology academic advisor for further information.
  • HESI 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.
  • Essay – See the Radiologic Technology webpage for essential information regarding the essay requirements. www.slcc.edu/radtech/admissions.aspx.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry in the program. Required by the State Regulations to energize x-ray equipment.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students admitted into the program will be required to purchase a COMPLIO (American DataBank) Compliance Package and submit the following in COMPLIO:

  • Proof of all required program immunizations or proof of immunity.
  • Proof of successful completion of CPR (American Heart Association Two-Year BLS Provider).
  • Certification must not expire while in program.
  • Purchase and complete background check through SLCC’s authorized vendor (American DataBank). Failure to pass background check may result in program dismissal.
  • Upon notification, purchase and complete drug screening through SLCC’s authorized vendor. Failure to pass drug screen may result in program dismissal. Students are not to purchase drug screening until notified.
  • Students are fiscally responsible for complying with requirements specific to working in clinical settings. The following costs are estimates only for planning. Actual cost and frequency are determined by vendors and specific clinical facilities. Estimated costs include:
  • Background check - $30
  • Drug Screen Package - $35
  • Compliance Package - $15/yr
  • Immunizations (Cost varies considerably based on insurance coverage, past vaccinations, and personal immunity)
  • It is the responsibility of the student to contact the certification board, The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and seek advice regarding eligibility for certification and requirements needed to progress in this profession if the criminal background check discloses issues of concern.

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.

Licensure Information
Graduation from the Radiologic Technology program does not guarantee the ability to obtain a Utah state license to practice as a Radiologic Technologist. Licensure is the exclusive right and responsibility of each state.  In order to work as a Radiologic Technologist, students must satisfy individual state requirements, independent of SLCC graduation requirements. It is highly recommended that students consult in advance with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL), or similar agencies in other states, to find out more about eligibility for licensure. DOPL can be reached at 801-530-6628 or at their website.

For students who plan to work as a Radiologic Technologist in another state, here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your academic advisor or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help. 

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

Utilize proper radiation protection practices.
Produce diagnostic quality radiographs.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Explain procedures to patients.
Students will communicate with clinical staff.

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Analyze radiographic image quality.
Modify exams for unique situations.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Exhibit integrity and confidentiality.
Demonstrate lifelong learning.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

General Education Requirements


Core Skills


Composition (EN) 1 course


(Courses are part of program required pre-requisites)

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course


(Courses are part of program required pre-requisites)

Distribution Areas


(Courses are part of program required pre-requisites)

Required Courses (77 Credits)


Advising Notes


*Students have choices to fulfill General Education courses

It is highly advised that students take the required general education courses to fulfill the Communication (CM) and Human Relations (HR) designations before applying to the Radiology Program. If a student is unable to do so, these courses need to be completed prior to completion of the program.

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.

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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