2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Feb 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiography (A45700), AAS


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Purpose

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology.

Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

Admission into the Radiography program is a competitive admission process. A minimum grade point average of (3.0) or higher is required in the general education/related courses.

Special Accreditation Status

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

JRCERT

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org

General Requirements

  1. Detailed current information for interested applicants is located at www.robeson.edu/rad/ [opens in a new tab].
  2. Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the health sciences admission policy .
  3. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitive process. Applicants are evaluated based upon the following factors: Academic performance, professional/academic references and academic degrees. Competitive applicants are expected to attend a Radiography Information Session.
  4. Applicants must have a GPA of (3.0) or greater in the Radiography general education courses by the published deadline date for submitting completed program checklists to the Admissions Office. Applicants not meeting the cumulative GPA requirements will not be reviewed by the program area for admission. For Radiography, the GPA calculation will be based upon grades earned in the following courses:

BIO 168 , BIO 169 ENG 111 , ENG 112 , MAT 143 , MED 120 ,

PSY 150 , and a Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

  1. Once an applicant has successfully satisfied required English, reading and mathematics entrance competencies, applicants are eligible to submit an application packet. The program checklist outlines the number of strategies applicants may follow to meet the required competencies.
  2. All transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
  3. Provisionally accepted students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening, national sex offender index, and medical review/screen to include physical examination and immunizations. All fees associated with the criminal background check, drug screen, national sex offender index, and medical review will be the responsibility of the student.
  4. Provisionally accepted students previously enrolled in any other Radiography programs must submit a letter from the Radiography Program Director of the former institution.
  5. It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials, including the Radiography web site at www.robeson.edu/radiography [opens in a new tab] and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures.

Program Curriculum


Additional Curriculum Notes


  1. Program Prerequisites:
    Students admitted to the Radiography Program must successfully complete the following courses with a “C” or higher prior to enrolling in the first Radiography class:
  1. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following:

ART 111 , ENG 231 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215  or PHI 240  

Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.

Class Hours 11 | Lab Hours 6 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 15


Class Hours 8 | Lab Hours 6 | Clinical Hours 15 | Credit Hours 15


Third Semester (Summer)


Class Hours 3 | Lab Hours 3 | Clinical Hours 9 | Credit Hours 7


Fourth Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 6 | Lab Hours 6 | Clinical Hours 21 | Credit Hours 15


Fifth Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 5 | Lab Hours 3 | Clinical Hours 21 | Credit Hours 13


Total Credit Hours 75


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