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2017-2018 Official General Catalog 
2017-2018 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Radiologic Technology: A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science

CIP CODE: 5207.00

Radiologic Technology involves the use of modern equipment to produce optimal images for a radiologist to interpret for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. A radiologic technologist operates x-ray equipment, provides patient care and radiation protection, positions the patient, selects technical factors for radiographic quality, produces and processes radiographs, maintains quality control, and maintains records.

A radiologic technologist may continue their education in areas such as Sonography, Interventional Cardiology, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Departmental Administration, Quality Assurance Management, Research, Education, Radiation Therapy, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

SUNY Broome's Radiologic Technology program consists of two years of combined academic and clinical education, the equivalent of 21 calendar months. Clinical education is provided in cooperating hospitals; Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, UHS,Wilson and UHS, Binghamton General Hospitals and clinics. We also have affiliations in Norwich, NY Oneonta, NY, Cortland, NY, and Ithaca, NY. Clinical Education is a necessary component of the program. Clinical Education may be some distance from their home, and students are responsible for their own housing and transportation. It may not be possible for students to pursue this program on a part-time basis.

Upon completion of the academic and clinical competencies required for the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for certification and New York State licensure.

Clinical Education is a necessary component of the program.  Clinical Education may be some distance from their home, and students are responsible for their own housing and transportation.  It may not be possible for students to pursue this program on a part-time basis.

SEQUENCE OF COURSES: This model is a two-year course schedule for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for thoserequiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.  (Note: Courses are sequential and have prerequisites.)

The Associate or Science Degree Program in Radiologic Technology at Broome Community College is accredited with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); 20 N . Wacker Drive, Suite 2850; Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312-704-5300; www.jrcert.org

Program supervised by:
Colleen Donahue, M.S., R.T. (R), (M.R.), L.T., Chairperson
Office: Decker Health Science Center, Room 217
Telephone: 607 778-5070
E-mail: donahuecm@sunybroome.edu





All RAD Designated Courses:

Progression Policy

  1. In order to progress and graduate from the Radiologic Technology Program, a grade of "C" or better is required in all RAD designated courses, RAD Clinincal Education courses, and Human Biology courses.

    93.0 - 100  = A      3.7 - 4.0
    90.6 - 92.9 = B+    3.4 - 3.6
    88.3 - 90.5 = B      3.0 - 3.3
    86.0 - 88.2 = B-     2.7 - 2.9
    83.0 - 85.9 = C+    2.4 - 2.6
    80.0 - 82.9 = C      2.0 - 2.3

See SUNY Broome's online catalog for additional grading policies.

Clinical Education Eligibility: (#4 & 6 Apply for what information is needed)

In order to be assigned to the Clinical Education course and to continue the assignment, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a matriculated student in the Radiologic Technology Program.
  2. Attend all classes and laboratory courses assigned.
  3. Demonstrate successful mastery of the proficiency examinations in the positioning laboratory. C grade or higher in Positioning 1, 2, & 3.
  4. Must attain a passing grade in the radiation protection comprehensive exam with a "C" grade or higher.  Must uderstand and apply the ALARA principle.  Students must also have a passing grade of "C" or higher in all RAD courses.
  5. To be assigned to the clinical course or remain in a clinical course, the student must maintain a minimum grade of 80 or higher in all RAD designated courses (C grade or higher in specified courses).
  6. Have successfully completed, with a C grade or higher, Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 131) for the clinical assignment and successfully complete Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 132) for subsequent clinical courses.
  7. Meet all the clinical competency evaluation requirements, performance evaluations and Professional and Ethical Evaluations in order to remain or progress in clinical education courses.
  8. In order to progress to the next clinical assignment, the student must meet attendance requirements and complete the required number of competencies and simulations with a minimal grade of 80%.

Standards for Academic Progress:


Curriculum-specific courses completed more than 5 years prior to graduation must be repeated to satisfy graduation requirements.

The Radiologic Technology Department adheres to the overall college policy on Standards for Academic Progress, as published in the college catalog.  In addition, a minimum grade of "C" must be obtained in all prerequisite courses to gain admission to the RAD TECH program.  To graduate, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0, satisfactorily completed all clinical rotation requirements, and have completed the minimum number of total credit hours necessary to complete the appropriate degree.  The decision to send a student to a clinical site will be made by the Department Chairperson and Clinical Coordinator in consultation with the student's instructors.  Students are also subject to the consequences to academic progress as specifially outlined in program specific manuals.

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