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Radiologic Technology

RadTech

Degree:   Associate in Health Science
Credit Requirements:  86 Semester Credit Hours

The Radiologic Technology Program prepares students to work as Radiographers in a healthcare facilities.  The program prepares the students to provide patient care services using imaging modalities to perform radiologic procedures requested by physicians.  Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Education Requirements (click here for admissions requirements and recommended course sequence)

Effective Fall 2013, BIO 210 (Anatomy & Physiology I) is now a pre-admission requirement for acceptance to the Radiologic Technology Program.  In addition, the Hepatitis B vaccination series (including titer) is now required for students entering the program.  Please note:  the Hepatitis B vaccination series (including titer) takes approximately 8 months to complete.  It is strongly recommended that you begin the series as soon as possible so that it is completed prior to your start date.

All requirements must be met in order for students to be moved forward if a vacancy becomes available. 

Please note:  The GPA requirement for entry into the Radiologic Technology Program has been changed to 2.5.

The Radiologic Technology Program begins each Summer term.  Classes include didactic, laboratory and clinical components.  Classes are usually scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.  The Radiologic Technology Program cannot accept part-time students.

Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program will follow a 6-semester curriculum with general education and professional courses being taught at the Main Campus and at Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county healthcare facilities.  All Radiologic Technology courses are taught during daytime hours; however some clinical rotations will require specific evening and weekend hours. 

Mission Statement:

The Radiologic Technology Program at Trident Technical College is an associate degree program aimed at providing students with a high-quality education and excellent clinical skills which students will utilize to become successful professionals in the field of Radiologic Technology.

Philosophy:

As an integral part of Trident Technical College, the Radiologic Technology Program derives its overall purposes and functions from the Mission Statement of Trident Technical College.  It subscribes to the College’s mission to prepare individuals for marketable job skills and to promote the economic development and improvement of the quality of life in the communities it serves.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes:

The Radiography Program has established goals and student learning outcomes in accordance with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  Student learning outcomes are assessed using benchmarks utilizing a variety of tools including student assignments, clinical evaluations, procedural competencies, laboratory assessments, employer follow-up surveys, graduate follow-up surveys, etc.

Goal:  Students will demonstrate academic and clinical competence as an entry-level radiographer who meets the needs of the community.

Student Learning Outcomes:       

  • Students will effectively operate radiographic equipment to produce quality images.
  • Students will practice appropriate patient care skills.
  • Students will effectively apply positing skills.
  • Students will effectively practice radiation protection skills.

Goal:  Students will demonstrate effective written and communication skills in the academic and clinical settings.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will effectively display written communication skills.
  • Students will effectively display oral communication skills with patients, staff, students, and faculty.

Goal:  Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills and problem solving skills in the academic and clinical settings.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will effectively demonstrate the ability to make decisions and use sound judgment.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate positioning and patient care skills in diverse situations. 

Goal:  Students will demonstrate professional development and growth.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will exhibit professional and ethical behavior as a radiographer.
  • Students will participate in professional development activities on and off campus.

 

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