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Radiologic Technology (AAS)

The Radiologic Technology program is designed for students to earn an AAS degree upon successful completion of the two-year program, once accepted into the core program, consisting of six-semesters and full-time enrollment. The program is currently seeking initial accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  The curriculum is in alignment with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requirements and contains didactic and clinical components.  Curriculum is competency-based and is designed to develop health care professionals possessing entry-level skills in diagnostic imaging.

What is a Radiologic Technologist?

Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x-rays, on patients. Radiologic technologists typically do the following: adjust and maintain imaging equipment, precisely follow orders from physicians on what areas of the body to image, prepare patients for procedures, protect the patient by shielding exposed areas that do not need to be imaged, position the patient and the equipment in order to get the correct image, operate the computerized equipment to take the images, work with physicians to evaluate the images and to determine whether additional images need to be taken, and keep detailed patient records. They may also specialize in mammography, which uses low-dose x-ray systems to produce images of the breast. They may be certified in multiple specialties.

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES

Must complete pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the Radiologic Technology program with a “C” or above

First Year

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
BI240Anatomy4
SP175Speech OR
SP220Interpersonal Communications3
HI103*American History to 1877 OR
HI104*American History Since 1877 OR
PL216*National Government3
AH160Basic Medical Terminology3
Total13

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
BI242**Physiology4
EN101*English 13
MT122*College Algebra3
Total10

*Testing Required
**Requires pre-requisite of Anatomy

Radiologic Technology Courses

Once accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program, you will take the following courses.

First Year

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
RT100Fundamentals of Radiologic Science & Health Care3
RT110Patient Care in Radiologic Science3
Total6

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
RT120Radiographic Procedures I4
RT130Production & Characteristics of Radiation2
RT140Equipment Operations & Maintenance2
RT150Clinical Practice I4
Total12

Third Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
RT160Radiographic Procedures II & Pharmacology4
RT170Image Acquisition & Evaluation I2
RT180Image Acquisition & Evaluation II2
RT190Clinical Practice II4
Total12

Second Year

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
RT200Cross Sectional Anatomy2
RT210Clinical Practice III4
Total6

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
RT220Imaging Modalities3
RT230Radiographic Pathology3
RT240Clinical Practice IV6
Total12

Third Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
RT250Radiation Biology & Protection3
RT260Clinical Practice V6
RT270Final Seminar3
Total12
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies – Developmental Studies This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Be enrolled as a student at North Central Missouri College

Minimum of a 2.5 GPA in prerequisite course work

Successful completion of all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of a C

Minimum score of 55 on TEAS for Allied Health Exam

Attend a Radiologic Technology Program Informational Session

Complete 8 hours of job shadowing in a diagnostic radiology department

For additional information and to apply please review the Radiologic Technology Program Pre-Admission Data Packet

Mission

To graduate students who possess the skills, knowledge, and professional values required for an entry-level radiographer to serve the needs of the community.

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal #1- Students will demonstrate clinical competency.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • 1.1 Students will position the patient.
  • 1.2 Students will apply radiation protection.
  • 1.3 Students will select technical factors.

Goal #2- Students will utilize critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • 2.1 Students will perform non-routine examinations.
  • 2.2 Students will analyze images for quality.

Goal #3- Students will demonstrate professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • 3.1 Students will understand the importance of professional organizations.
  • 3.2 Students will understand professional ethics.

Goal #4- Students will communicate.

Student Learning Outcome:

  • 4.1 Students will communicate orally.
  • 4.2 Students will demonstrate written communication.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology Program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
  2. Achieve the clinical requirements of an entry-level radiographer, as defined by employers.
  3. Provide a safe environment for the patient and deliver age appropriate patient care in a variety of clinical situations.
  4. Utilize appropriate radiation protection techniques for patients and personnel.
  5. Perform routine and non-routine radiographic imaging procedures.
  6. Evaluate radiographic images for proper diagnostic quality and take corrective action when needed.
  7. Implement critical thinking and problem solving.
  8. Educate the public and members of the healthcare team on the benefits and hazards of diagnostic radiation exposure.
  9. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in support of the profession.
  10. Appreciate the value of professional development and continuing education.

Program Effectiveness Data

Program effectiveness data will not be available until the completion of the first cohort of students in May of 2024.  Once collected, the data will include:

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate: The number of graduates who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation.

Job Placement Rate: The number of graduates employed in radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in radiologic sciences.

Program Completion Rate: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length.

The Radiologic Technology Program is currently seeking accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
Email: [email protected]
https://www.jrcert.org/

Program # 0694

Program Contact Information

Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
[email protected]
(660) 357-6284

Mallary Hann, M.Ed., RT(R)(MR)(ARRT)

Radiologic Technology Instructor and Program Director
[email protected]

LORINDA ROSS, BA, RT(R)(MR)(ARRT)

Radiologic Technology Instructor and Clinical Coordinator
[email protected]

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