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Radiologic Technology Program

General Program Information

The Radiologic Technology Program is a twenty-one month (five sequential semesters) course of study leading to an associate's degree. Students are admitted in the fall, with a limited number of openings each year. Graduates will be eligible to take the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges. Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor before enrollment in any courses.

As part of the educational training students receive hands-on experience from available clinical sites (hospitals).

The program has been accredited since 1975 by:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
www.jrcert.org (website address)
mail@jrcert.org (email address)

PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT:

The Radiologic Technology Program and its curriculum are intended to provide qualified students with the educational experiences and practical skills required to function competently in the field of radiologic technology as an entry-level radiographer.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To prepare the student to competently perform the procedures associated with entry-level Radiologic Technologist employment responsibilities.
  • Goal - Students will be clinically competent
    Student Learning Outcomes
    Students will perform exams with appropriate supervision for clinical level.
     
    Students will analyze exams for accuracy of positioning and technique.
  • Goal - Students will use critical thinking skills
    Student Learning Outcomes
    Students will successfully complete (at 85% or higher) their laboratory component of IRXT 111 and 112 which is based on scenarios and "what if" situations.

    Students will manipulate technical factors to accommodate various circumstances (size, pathology, age, etc.)
  • Goal - Students will communicate effectively
    Student Learning Outcomes
    Students will communicate with patients in a respectful and considerate manner.

    Students will communicate effectively with departmental and hospital staff.
  1. To prepare the student for successful completion of the certification examination in radiography, administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Students will successfully pass ARRT Examination on first attempt (Program will maintain a five-year average of at least 80% on first attempt).
  1. To provide graduate radiographers with resources that will contribute to successful job placement as an entry-level radiologic technologist upon graduation.
  • Program will maintain a five-year job placement average of not less than 75% which is a JRCERT Standard.
  1. To develop a radiographer who has the ability to establish effective professional relationships with colleagues, patients and their families.
  • Goal - Students will exhibit professionalism.
    Student Learning Outcomes
    Students will project poise and self confidence.
    Students will maintain privacy and modesty of patients.
    Students will handle situations as they arise, maintaining composure.

The Associate Degree Program in Radiologic Technology is conducted by Lansing Community College as a contribution to the health education needs of the community whom it serves. Resources provided by the College, cooperating community hospitals, and other health agencies are utilized in the basic Radiologic Technology Program. The qualified student is provided with educational opportunities in a college environment, and shares the intellectual and social responsibilities, privileges, and experiences with college students in other disciplines.

Within this framework, the faculty and administrators assumes responsibility for planning, supervising, and evaluating selected learning experiences. These experiences are developed to meet established objectives, College requirements for the Associate Degree in Applied Science, and eligibility to write the registry examination as established by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists along with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists who establish curriculum guidelines.

Further, the Faculty believes that Radiologic Technology is a health service, shared with other health disciplines, which has a basic responsibility for promoting health, conserving life, and assisting the individual to achieve an optimum health status and self sufficiency. As a member of the patient oriented team, the radiologic technologist utilizes basic knowledge and skills which contribute to patient care and diagnostic needs.

Program Effectiveness Data

The performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report that was recently submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. Additional information can also be obtained at the JRCERT website at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about this program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Director.

The radiography program's 2013 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

Completion Rate- January 1 through December 31, 2013 (graduates of 2013)

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students who actually completed the program. Twenty four (24) of the twenty eight (28) students enrolled completed the program and graduated. The program's completion rate for 2013 was 85%. (24/28=85%)

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate- (2009 through 2013)

This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification examination on their first attempt after graduation. This number reflects a five (5) year span. The program's examination pass rate for this period of time is 81%. One hundred two (102) of the one hundred twenty-five (125) graduates taking the exam passed the exam on their first attempt. (102/125=81%)

Job Placement Rate- (2009 through 2013)

Consistent with the Standards (2014) for all educational programs, the five-year average job placement rate, previously calculated at six months post graduation, is now calculated at twelve months post graduation beginning with our 2013 graduates.  The revised definition is as follows:

"Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months of graduation for graduates actively seeking employment in (Radiography, Radiation therapy, Magnetic Resonance, or Medical Dosimetry)."

The program's five-year job placement rate for this period of time is 75%.  Seventy three (73) out of the ninety-seven (97) graduates who were actively seeking employment obtained jobs during this period of time.  (73/97=75%)

Announcements

Pre-Radiography Student Advising Seminar

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:30-4:30 - HHS Bldg, Room 113
Thursday, June 19th, 2014 - 3:00-4:00 - HHS Bldg, Room 113
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 - 3:00-4:00 - HHS Bldg, Room 113

Enrollment is limited (30 students per session), so call (517) 483-1410 to sign-up.

Before you consider a career in Radiologic Technology PDF file click here. The article is reprinted with permission of the ASRT (jbuehler@asrt.org).

Selective Admission Information

May 1st Application Deadline

This is a selective admission program. In order to be considered as a candidate for this program, students must meet basic program admission requirements, as well as those required for admission to the College. Students will also be ranked for admission based on points awarded according to additional criteria. Many of the courses for this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Radiologic Technology Program.

All admission procedures are coordinated through the Enrollment Services Office, which has the responsibility for distributing, receiving, and dating application forms. Therefore, any student desiring admission into this program should contact the Enrollment Services Office, Gannon Building, Room 203, (517) 483-1200, email selective_admissions@lcc.edu to receive an application or go to www.lcc.edu/futurestars/apply/selective/ to print an application. The student may then contact the program advisor for further information.

Students meeting Phase I Admission Requirements will be ranked for admittance into the program using the Phase II Admission Ranking point system.  Points will only be awarded to students who meet the Phase I Admission Requirements at the time selection for students for admission is made.

The student applicant is responsible for providing verification of other information not contained in the current Lansing Community College official transcript.

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