Radiologic Technologists are a vital part of the medical team. They are responsible for producing x-rays or images for a doctor to interpret and help diagnose and treat a patient. The Radiologic Technology program at River Valley has been developed with the goal of creating passionate radiologic technologists. Our program is designed with working adults in mind by offering a schedule that meets four days a week.
The program offers students cutting edge technology including experiences in a variety of settings such as:
- Operating Room
- Emergency Room
- Intensive Care Units
- Portable Imaging
- Post certificates in advance imaging modalities (CT, MRI, Mammography, Bone density, Interventional radiography)
- Nuclear medicine
- Radiation therapy
- PACS administrator
- Radiology Assistant
- Radiology educator
- Health administration
- Respiratory Therapy Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Technician
The RVCC Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. (www.jrcert.org).
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.
To prepare students/graduates to:
- Demonstrate professional values and ethical behaviors in the work place
- Demonstrate competencies in the essential skills of medical imaging
- Communicate effectively and professionally in the medical environment
- Demonstrate critical thinking , problem solving skills and lifelong learning
- Successfully meet entry level expectations of employers
- Demonstrate positive ethical behaviors
- Assist the patients with consideration and respect to their personal beliefs and without discrimination
- Conduct themselves in a professional manner
- 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
- Demonstrate good communication skills
- Think critically to act appropriately in solving problems of non-routine and emergency situations
- Perform at entry level expectation
- Successfully complete the Radiography Program
- Become employed within one year of graduation
- Promote continued professional and personal growth and lifelong learning
All new applicants must:
- Submit a completed admission application, and two (2) letters of recommendation (see forms below).
- Be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the starting school year.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- For high school students or college students Biology with lab and/or Physics within the last 10 years with a grade of “C” or better. College level A & P I and II with a grade of “C” or higher will be accepted in lieu of biology with lab/or physics.
- Completed HS or College Chemistry (A pre-requisite for A&P I)
- Complete a Math Assessment with Academic Advisor
- Submit transcripts (High school or GED scores / College transcripts)
- Complete one 8-hour observation/shadow experience in a Radiology Department (see form below)
- Attend a Radiologic Technology Information Session.
- Interview with a Faculty Member.
Criminal background checks, fingerprinting, immunization records, drug screens and CPR certification may be required for clinical placement and must be submitted prior to starting a clinical practicum. The costs of these are the responsibility of the student.
First Year: Fall Semester
First Year: Spring Semester
First Year: Summer Semester
Second Year: Fall Semester
Social Science Elective
Total Credits: 3
Total Credits: 3
Second Year: Spring Semester
Total Credits: 3