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2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
    
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Radiologic Technology: AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 73 credits, including prerequisites

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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
Course fees: $ 413.00
Other: $949.00

Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.


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

This program is selective admission and has additional requirements to be accepted into the degree program. Specific requirements and process can be found here: http://www.slcc.edu/radtech/admissions.aspx. Please contact the Health Sciences Admissions Office, healthsciencesadmissions@slcc.edu or 801-957-6253, for additional information.


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. 

General Education Requirements


Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.

 

Program General Education Notes


REQUIRED:

Composition (EN): Courses are part of program required pre-requisites

Quantitative Studies (QS): Course are part of program required pre-requisites

RECOMMENDED:

Communication (CM): COMM 1010  or
                                       COMM 2110

Human Relations (HR): HS 2050

Program Requirements


Time to Completion & Graduation Map


  • Radiologic Technology AAS: Full-time  
  • 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 Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Utilize proper radiation protection practices. Produce diagnostic quality radiographs. [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]
  • Explain procedures to patients. Students will communicate with clinical staff. [1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9]
  • Analyze radiographic image quality. Modify exams for unique situations. [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]
  • Exhibit integrity and confidentiality. Demonstrate lifelong learning. [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]

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