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Radiologic Technology Program

Program Mission

The Mission of the Radiology Technology program is to prepare competent Radiologic Technologists who will assist the radiologist in providing a high level of radiologic technology expertise to patients in hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, nursing homes, and other organized health care settings. The program provides education and training to diverse cultural groups which leads to employment, job advancement, or transfer to upper-level educational institutions, according to the statutory mandate and mission of the Board of Regents of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.

Admission

To be favorably considered for the Radiologic Technology Program, applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria and point system . Points are given based on grades earned in the courses listed below and the applicant's G .P .A . (grade point average) outlined below . Applicants with the most points will be offered admission to the program .

To be eligible for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program, applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria and point system. Points are given based on grades earned in the courses listed below and the applicant's G.P.A. (grade point average) outlined below. Applicants with the most points will be offered admission to the program.

  1. Graduation from an approved high school or acceptable equivalent preparation.
  2. Completion of the following courses:
    1. College Algebra (MAT 137 or equivalent)
    2. Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory (BIO 211 or equivalent)
    3. Anatomy & Physiology II with Laboratory (BIO 212 or equivalent)
    4. English Composition (ENG 101 or equivalent)
  3. Documentation of 14 semester hours of credit-bearing college courses that are program requirements and/or general education courses that are part of the Radiologic Technology curriculum (1 point).
    • Grade Point System
    • A+ (9) B+ (6) C+ (3)
    • A (8) B (5) C (2)
    • A-(7) B- (4) C- (1)
  4. G.P.A. in 14 semester hours of Radiologic Technology related courses.
    • G.P.A. Point System
    • 4.0 - 3.51 (5 points); 3.5 - 3.01 (4 points); 3.0 - 2.51 (3 points);
    • 2.50 - 2.01 (2 points); 2.0 or < (1 point)
  5. Applicants who have previously applied to the Radiologic Technology program (1 point).

Applicants must submit to the Admissions Office all relevant official transcripts (high school and college courses, if any; SAT, if scores are not recorded on other transcripts) by the June 1 application deadline. Currently enrolled CCC students wishing to be considered for admission to the Radiological Technology program must forward a letter requesting consideration to the Director of Admissions by the June 1 application deadline. Students must have successfully completed the Accuplacer Test prior to the admission deadline.

Because enrollment is limited, not all qualified applicants will be accepted. Admissions decisions will be based on academic standing and the point system outlined above. Applicants will be notified of their status by mail in July. Final acceptance is contingent upon documentation of a physical examination, and required immunizations. All health information documentation must be on file in the Health Careers Office by August 15 of the admitting year, or the applicant's place in the program may be relinquished. Completed application must be submitted by June 1 each year. Files must be complete before applicants can be considered. Qualified applicants will be required to attend a mandatory information session in June or July.

Admissions evaluation:

  1. The applicants with the strongest academic credentials will be offered admission to the program.
  2. In the event there is not a sufficient number of applicants to fill the number of seats available in the program, the College retains the right to:
    1. extend the application deadline for admission into the program.
    2. evaluate students who have not met all the prerequisites for entry.
  3. Decisions will be made by an admission committee . Exceptions will be made jointly by the Director of Admissions and Radiologic Technology Coordinator.
  4. Admission appeals may be made in writing to the Dean of Student Services.

PLEASE NOTE: Admissions requirements for the Radiologic Technology program are subject to change . Please consult with a Capital Counselor before you apply to this program

 

The Degree Program

The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program addresses the competencies specified by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and prepares students for employment. Through knowledge gained from the Radiology Technology curriculum and from the liberal arts and sciences, students develop problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills and acquire the educational background to practice as competent radiologic technologists.

The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program is designed for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform radiologic studies. Graduates will be eligible to take the A.R.R.T. national certifying examination. Radiologic technology courses must be taken in sequence. The program is fully accredited by the JRCERT, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, (312) 704-5300. General education courses planned in each semester are to be taken prior to or concurrently with the radiologic technology courses. Clinical time during the winter break between Fall and Spring semesters is required.

Students requesting that CCC accept credits from other colleges for the courses marked with an asterisk (*) are advised that a time limitation may apply.

The College reserves the right to request withdrawal of any student who fails to achieve the objectives of the curriculum. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all courses in order to progress from semester to semester and to complete the program.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

  • Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills.
    • Student will demonstrate selection of appropriate technical factors.
    • Students will demonstrate proper radiation protection.
  • Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills with patients and clinical staff.
    • Students will demonstrate proper written communication skills.
  • Goal 3: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate proper critical thinking skills to problem solve patient care situations.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to adapt positioning for trauma patients.
  • Goal 4: Students will demonstrate the importance of professional growth and development.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate the importance of continued professional development.
    • Students will demonstrate the importance of professional and ethical practice.
  • Goal 5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt. of those pursuing employment 75% of students will be gainfully employed within 6 months post-graduation.
    • Students will complete the program within 30 months.
    • Students will be competent entry-level professionals.
    • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate's performance.
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Program Effectiveness Data

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org).

Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Coordinator at 860-906-5155.

The radiography program's 2013 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

Completion Rate - January 1 through December 31, 2013

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program's completion rate for 2013 was 88%. Fifteen of the seventeen students expected to complete the program in 2013 went on to complete it in that year.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2009 through 2013

This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2009 through 2013 is 81%. Sixty-four of the seventy-nine graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate - 2009 through 2013

This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2009 through 2013 is 80%. Fifty-five of the sixty-nine graduates reporting obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation.

Course of Study¹
FIRST SEMESTER (15 credits)
Credits
Anatomy & Physiology I
4
Composition
3
RAD Seminar I
6
RAD Clinical I
2
SECOND SEMESTER(16 credits)
Anatomy & Physiology II
4
Intro to Literature
3
RAD Seminar II
4
Radiation Physics and Protection
3
RAD Clinical II
2
SUMMER SEMESTER (9 credits)
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Humanities Elective
3
RAD Seminar III
3
RAD Clinical III
3
THIRD SEMESTER (12 credits)
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Social Science Elective
3
Intermediate Algebra
3
RAD Seminar IV
3
RAD Clinical IV
3
FOURTH SEMESTER (16 credits)
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Humanities Elective
3
Intro to Software Applications
3
RAD Seminar V
4
RAD Clinical V
3
General Psychology I
3
  • Clinical hours are required over the winter break in the first and second year.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to know and meet all requirements for graduation.
  • ¹ Click on the Course# for course description, pre-requisites and additional information.
  • Admission to the Radiological Program required to enroll in RAD* 101, RAD* 190.
  • A Humanities elective is any course in Art, Music, Philosophy, Modern Language, or any 200-level course in Literature, Humanities or English which is defined as a literature course in the Catalog description
  • A Humanities elective is any course in Art, Music, Philosophy, Modern Language, or any 200-level course in Literature, Humanities or English which is defined as a literature course in the Catalog description