Radiologic Technology

Program

Program

Radiologic Technology Handbook

The Radiologic Technology (X-ray) program consists of classroom instruction on campus and clinical instruction in area hospitals and clinics. There are also 4 Online courses integrated throughout the curriculum, which may be completed on or off campus. Students in the program learn to transport and position patients for radiologic examination; to produce and critique images, archive images, and maintain patient records. 

This 24-month program leads to the Associate of Applied Science Degree, and graduates are eligible to take the registry examination for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Employment opportunities for graduates may be found in radiography departments of hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and related areas.

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Fax (312) 704-5304, www.jrcert.org , phone (312) 704-5300, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Program Effectiveness Data is available on the JRCERT website, https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx

MISSION STATEMENT

The Radiologic Technology Program was established to produce qualified, entry-level radiographers for the ever-expanding field of diagnostic imaging. Through classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences, students acquire professional, ethical, and technical skills required of diagnostic imaging professionals.

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Applied Science

FALL SEMESTER  
COURSE   SEM.HR.
RADT 1002 Orientation/Clinical Education I 2
RADT 1102 Patient Care and Protection I 2
RADT 1214 Positioning Procedures I 4
RADT 1222 Image Processing and Procedures 2
RADT 1101 Medical Terminology for Radiographers (Online course)
1
Semester Total  11
SPRING SEMESTER  
COURSE   SEM.HR.
RADT 1304 Positioning Procedures II 4
RADT 1223 Clinical Education II 3
BIOL 2074/L Human Anat. and Phys. II/Lab 4
RADT 2202 Radiation Physics 2
ENGL 1113 Composition I 3
RADT 1122 Patient Care and Protection II (Online course)
2
Semester Total  18
SUMMER SEMESTER  
COURSE   SEM.HR.
RADT 1423 Positioning Procedures III 3
RADT 1332 Clinical Education III 2
RADT 1113 Radiographic Exposure 3
Semester Total  8
FALL SEMESTER  
COURSE   SEM.HR.
RADT 2013 Advanced Clinical Education I 3
RADT 2022 Basic Computed Tomography (Online course)
2
RADT 2032 Special Procedures 2
RADT 2042 Imaging Modalities 2
PSYC 2003 General Psychology 3
Semester Total   12
SPRING SEMESTER  
COURSE   SEM.HR.
RADT 2002 Film Evaluation 2
RADT 2023 Advanced Clinical Education II 3
RADT 2313 Radiation Biology 3
RADT 2403 Seminar I 3
CSCI 1003 Computers and Information Processing 3
ENGL 1123 Composition II 3
Semester Total  17
SUMMER TERM  
COURSE   SEM.HR.
RADT 2301 Quality Assurance 1
RADT 2303 Seminar II 3
RADT 2312 Advanced Clinical Education III 2
Semester Total  6
 

If you are interested in further information regarding this program, contact:

Debby Edney, Program Director
South Arkansas Community College
300 South West Avenue, El Dorado AR 71731
Phone (870) 875-7226 Fax (870) 864-7140

Admission Process

Admission Process

Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program is limited to 12 students per year. All applicants to the Radiologic Technology program MUST:

  • complete all basic studies requirements
  • complete the following prerequisites: RADT 1001 (must complete prior to applying to professional program), BIOL 2064/L, Math 1023 with a minimum grade of “C.” It is recommended that students complete BIOL 2074/L (Human Anatomy and Physiology II) prior to applying to the professional program.
  • must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • have successfully completed the HOBET V exam with a minimum acceptable score in all sections including composite scores. Additionally, the HOBET V will be limited to 3 attempts - see program faculty for further information.
  • upon acceptance, provide proof of an unencumbered drug screen ($35) and criminal background check ($53) upon request.
  • provide proof of PPD (TB) skin test, IGRA test or evidence of negative chest x-ray if skin testing is not allowed.
  • provide proof of Hepatitis B and Varicella (Chicken Pox) immunization upon entry or sign Declination Statement.
  • request, complete, and submit a Radiologic Technology application packet which is only available through Radiologic Technology faculty.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

To apply for admission to a HNS Professional Program, applicants must have completed:

  • all basic studies requirements,
  • all prerequisite classes (or be currently enrolled in) as specified in the SouthArk catalog for each professional program.

See SouthArk catalog for specifics regarding each program's requirements and/or consult program advisor.

Program

Class Begins

Application Deadline

LPN – Spring Days and Warren

January, 2015
Spring Semester

September 25, 2014
By 5:00 p.m.

LPN -Evenings

January, 2016
Fall Semester

TBA

RN

January, 2015
Spring Semester

  August 31, 2014

Surgical Technology

Fall Semester
2014

Currently Accepting Apps until filled

OTA

Summer Semester
2015

April 01, 2015

PTA

Summer Semester
2015

March 1, 2015

Radiologic Technology

Fall Semester
2015

 March 30, 2015

EMT

  Fall & Spring
Semester

 No Application Process – 
Open Enrollment Until Filled 

Paramedic

August, 2013
Fall Semester

 Applications Due
 July 18, 2014

CNA

 CNA Classes offered each Semester
Fall/Spring/Summer

 Applications Available 
until filled 

Respiratory Therapy

Summer
2015

TBA

Coding - HIT

August, 2014

No Application Process –
Open Enrollment Until Filled 

Transcription - HIT

August, 2014

No Application Process – 
Open Enrollment Until Filled

MLS

Fall Semester
2014

Applications Available until filled

Phlebotomy/EKG

Fall Semster
2014

Applications Available until filled

Pre-Requisites

Pre-Requisites

PRE-REQUISITES:
COURSE   SEM.HR.
BIOL 2064/L Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
MATH 1023 College Algebra 3
RADT 1001 Introduction to Radiography (Online course)
1
(Must complete prior to application)
Total 8

Advising

Advising

  • By appointment only
  • HOBET 5 requirement:  45 Reading, 30 Math, 30 Science, 35 English, 40 Composite
  • College Algebra, Introduction to Radiography and A&P I with lab is required
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 2.5

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

  • Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will demonstrate quality patient care.
      • Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills.
      • Students will apply proper technical factors.
  • Goal 2: Students will demonstrate professionalism.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will adhere to the attendance policy.
      • Students will exhibit a professional character/attitude.
      • Students will maintain confidentiality of patient information.
  • Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will communicate effectively with clinical staff.
      • Students will clearly verbalize procedure information to patients.
      • Students will practice written communication skills.
  • Goal 4: Students will use critical thinking skills.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will manipulate technical factors for unconventional examinations.
      • Students will modify routine positioning for Trauma patients.
      • Students will analyze images.
  • Goal 5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will pass the ARRT national certification exam on the first attempt.
      • Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 12 months post-graduation.
      • Students will complete the program within 24 months.
      • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate's performance.
      • Students will be satisfied with their education.

What do Radiologic Technologists Do?

What do Radiologic Technologists do?

What do Radiologic Technologists do?
Radiologic technologists use ionizing radiation, sound waves, and radio waves to produce images of tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body.  These images are produced to assist in diagnosing, grading, treatment planning, and monitoring pathology.  Radiologic technologists assist radiologists (physicians) in the performance of a variety of radiologic procedures.

Where do Radiologic Technologists work?
Radiologic technologists work in hospitals, physician offices, specialty treatment centers, privately-owned imaging centers, traveling companies, sales, research, and education.

Specialty areas within Radiologic Technology
Radiologic technologists may work performing routine radiography procedures.  However, there are many specialty areas within radiologic technology that radiologic technologists may work in with additional education and training.  These areas include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT)

Professional Organizations and Accreditation

Professional Organizations

asrt

Member of American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT)
asrt.org

arrt

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
arrt.org

Accreditation

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

  • www.jrcert.org
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Fax (312) 704-5304, www.jrcert.org , phone (312) 704-5300, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The next site visit is tentatively scheduled for the second quarter of 2014.

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Data

  • Reporting Period January 01, 2009 - December 31, 2013
  • Total Number of Graduates  (2013)  11 of 12 students graduated (92%)
  • Program Completion Rate (2009 - 2013) 46 of 64 graduated (72%)
  • Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (2009 - 2013) 38 of 45 first time examinees (84%)  
  • Job Placement Rate (2009 - 2013) 27 of 34 graduates who sought jobs within 6 months (79%)
  • Enrollment 2014 : 1st year cohort-8, 2nd year cohort-8

 

2013

Total Number of Graduates, 11 of 12 graduated (92%)

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate, 10 of 10 first time examinees (100%)

Job Placement Rate, 5 of 6 who were seeking employment (at 6 months) (83%)

2012

Total Number of Graduates, 8 of 13 graduated (62%)

Credentialing Examination Pass Rates, 8 of 8 first time examinees (100%)

Job Placement Rate, 5 of 6 who were seeking employment (at 1 year) (83%)

2011

Total Number of Graduates, 6 of 13 graduated (46%)

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate, 3 of 6 first time examinees (50%)

Job Placement Rate, 4 of 4 who were seeking employment (at 1 year) (100%)

2010

Total Number of Graduates, 12 of 13 graduated (92%)

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate, 10 of 12 first time examinees (83%)

Job Placement Rate, 8 of 11 who were seeking employment (at 1 year) (73%)

2009

Total Number of Graduates, 9 of 13 graduated (69%)

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate, 7 of 9 first time examinees (78%)

Job Placement Rate, 6 of 9 who were seeking employment (at 1 year) (67%)

 

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Clinical Affiliates

Clinical Affiliates

  • Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado
  • Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Magnolia
  • Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett
  • Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden
  • Ouachita Valley Family Clinic in Camden
  • Bradley County Medical Center in Warren
  • Homer Memorial Hospital in Homer, LA

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff