Radiologic Technology

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at RVCC is to educate students to become competent radiographers who provide quality imaging services to healthcare facilities. 

Radiography Curriculum

Upon successful completion of the program students will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology Science from the College.

ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
SCI201R Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4
MATH110R Functions & Modeling I 4 0 4
RADT132R Principles of Radiographic Exposure, Image Acquisition and Processing (MATH110R; RADT101R) 3 0 3
RADT115R Radiography Position and Procedures I (SCI201R) 2 2 3
RADT101R Patient Care &  Medical Terminology 1 2 2
RADT110R Introduction to Radiologic Technology & Clinical Simulated Practicum 1 2 2
Spring Semester (year 1)
SCI202R Anatomy/Physiology II (SCI201R) 3 3 4
RADT120R Radiation Physics and Imaging Equipment (MATH110R, RADT132R) 2 0 2
RADT215R Radiographic Position and Procedures II & Contrast Media (RADT115R) 2 2 3
RADT121R Clinical I (RADT115R, RADT101R, RADT110R, RADT132R) 0 0 4 (180)
ENGL102R College Composition  3 0 3
Summer Semester (year 1)
RADT218R Radiography Positions and Procedures III (RADT115R, RADT215R) 1 2 2
RADT122R Radiology Clinical II (RADT121R, RADT215R) 0 0 4 (180)
Fall Semester (year 2)
RADT229R Cross Sectional Anatomy 1 2 2
SOCOxxxR Social Science Elective 3 0 3
RADT223R Clinical Practicum III (RADT115R, RADT122R, RADT218R, RADT215R, RADT121R) 0 0 5 (225)
RADT228R Radiation Biology and Protection (RADT101R, RADT132R, RADT120R) 2 0 2
CSCIxxxR Computer Science Elective 3 0 3
Spring Semester (year 2)
RADT224R Clinical IV (RADT115R, RADT215R, RADT121R, RADT218R, RADT122R, RADT223R) 0 0 5 (225)
RADT230R Quality Assurance & Ethical & Legal Issues (RADT131, PHY213) 2 0 2
RADT240R Introduction to Imaging Modalities 2 0 2
HUMAxxxR Humanities Elective 3 0 3
RADT114R Radiology Pathology and Film Critique (SCI201R, SCI202R, RADT115R, RADT215R, RADT218R) 1 1 2

Program Description:  

The Radiologic Technology Program of the River Valley Community College has been developed with the purpose of providing competent Radiographers for the Imaging field. A Radiographer is an important member of the Allied Health Care team. They are responsible for producing high quality medical images for diagnostic purposes. Radiographic procedures are performed on patients of all ages. We also offer students experiences in the most recent imaging advancements and technology for the acquisition and processing of images in the medical field. Including the use of portable equipment in operating room, emergency room and intensive care units.

Curriculum
The curriculum of the program was designed using as a basis curricular recommendations of the American Society of Radiologic Technology, the clinical competencies delineated by the American Registry for Radiologic Technology and the standards for accreditation establish from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. These organizations standardize education and accreditation of all programs in Radiologic Technology in the United States. 
 
The program strives to provide the community with an affordable and accessible 21-month educational program. Where students will learn the appropriate use of technology, and patient care skills to be develop in the health care environment. All students must complete the curriculum within three years period from the date of matriculation.
 
All students must pass all courses within the curriculum with a minimum grade of “C” (75%). All Radiography Program courses are based on a 10-points scale.
 
Program Learning Outcomes:
 
PROGRAM GOALS EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES - Graduates will:
To prepare students/graduates to demonstrate professional values and ethical behaviors in the work place
  • demonstrate positive ethical behaviors
  • assist the patients with consideration and respect to their personal beliefs and without discrimination
  • conduct themselves in a professional manner
To prepare students/graduates to demonstrate competencies in the essential skills of medical imaging
  • competently practice general diagnostic medical radiography in any clinical setting
  • practice radiation protection and radiation safety techniques in ways that minimizes 
  • radiation exposure to patients, self and other
  • meet the clinical competency requirements for each semester
  • participate in professional activities and continuing education
To prepare students/graduates to communicate effectively and professionally in the medical environment
  • demonstrate good communication skills
To prepare students/graduates to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • think critically to act appropriately in solving problems of non-routine and emergency situations
To prepare graduates to successfully meet entry level expectations of employers
  • perform at entry level expectation
  • successfully complete the radiologic technology program
  • become employed within one year of graduation
  • promote continued professional and personal growth and lifelong learning

 

Accreditation:
This program holds Probationary Accreditation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  Additional information can be found at www.jcert.org.  The College is accredited through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 
Contact Information for JRCERT:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312.704.5300
Mail.@jcert.org

Admission Requirements
All new applicants must have:
  • Submitted a completed admission application, fee, and two (2) letter of recommendation before published deadline.
  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older by the starting school year.
  • A cumulative of 2.5 GPA.
  • High school Biology with lab. And/or Physics within the last 10 years with a “C” or better.
  • Transcripts (High school or GED scores/ College transcripts
  • Criminal background checks and fingerprinting may be required for clinical placement and may be completed in the first year of matriculation)* the costs of these are responsibility of the student
  • One (8) hours observation/shadow experience in a Radiology department.
  • For additional RADT requirements please see the program package at (www.rivervalley.edu
Clinical Placement
  • The program Clinical Coordinator is responsible for placing all students to the clinical practicum. 
  • Arrange all contractual agreement between clinical placements.
  • Student should expect to commute long distance for clinical placement. This commute is expected due to the rural nature of our college location and site availability.
  • Liability insurance is available through RVCC at a minimal cost to the students and is required to engage in clinical placements.
  • Students will be required to purchase uniforms according to RVCC Radiographic Technology clinical dress code.
  • Students most demonstrate competence in all 37 mandatory and 15 elective procedures required by the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) prior to graduation.

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FIND OUT NOW HOW YOU CAN BECOME A RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST!

Contact: Michelle Luciano,  Program Director
Dawn Mead, Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Professor
River Valley Community College
One College Place
Claremont, NH 03743
1-800-837-0658 • 603-542-7744

 


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