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Radiologic Technology: A.A.S.


Associate in Applied Science

CIP Code: 51.0907


Mission

The Radiologic Technology program of SUNY Broome Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree which graduates competent entry-level, registry eligible Radiologic Technologists.

The department seeks to provide an educational environment, which enhances critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills and continued professional development.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will perform appropriate radiation safety practices.
  2. Students will provide appropriate patient care.
  3. Students will be able to adequately perform at entry level.
  4. Students will position patients to yield diagnostic images.
  5. Students will communicate effectively in writing and in speech.
  6. Students and graduates will communicate effectively in the clinical setting.
  7. Students will demonstrate acceptable professional behaviors in clinical practice.
  8. Graduates will demonstrate acceptable ethical practices in clinical practice.
  9. Graduates will demonstrate a commitment to or evidence of continued learning beyond graduation.
  10. Students will be able to perform non routine procedures.
  11. Students will apply critical thinking skills to clinical applications.
  12. Program graduates will maintain ARRT exam pass rate that meets the JRCERT "Standards".
  13. Program completion rate will meet JRCERT "Standards".
  14. Job placement of program graduates will meet the percentage and time frames required by JRCERT "Standards".

Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited the maximum of 8 years by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: +1 (312) 704-5300
Web: https://www.jrcert.org
Email: mail@jrcert.org

Program Supervisor

Colleen Donahue, M.S., Ed, R.T. (R) (M.R.), Chairperson/Program Director
Office: Decker Health Science Center, Room 217
Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5070
E-mail: donahuecm@sunybroome.edu


As a Radiologic Technologist, you'll be on the cutting edge of scientific progress, working with the latest advances in medical care. You'll also be a member of a growing profession, as the number of medical imaging examinations performed in the United States increases every year. Opportunities to advance within the field are expanding as well. Whether you consider yourself technically adept or not, you will be comfortable studying radiologic technology. That's because the field is part science, and part art.

Part of your coursework at SUNY Broome Community College will include subjects such as anatomy, biology, radiation safety, and physics. You'll learn to use computers to acquire and manipulate images. And you'll work with some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the medical field. You will also learn to communicate with patients, to solve problems and to work with other members of the health care team, including doctors, nurses and experienced radiologic technologists. During this part of your education in the clinical setting, you'll have a hands-on opportunity to practice your patient care skills and fine-tune your technical knowledge. You will develop skills that allow you to provide patient care that is accurate as well as compassionate.

A career in radiologic technology can lead in many directions. Radiologic Technologists are needed in every health care setting. The boundaries of your career in radiologic technology are determined only by your own abilities and interests. 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 Community College'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 Binghamton General Hospitals, orthopedic clinics, and outpatient clinics. We also have affiliations in Norwich, NY, Oneonta, NY, Sidney, 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. All clinical affiliations are within a 1 hour drive from campus. It may not be possible for sutdnets to pursue this program on a part-time basis.

Upon completion of the academic and clinical competencies required from an accredited program, you must have earned an associate's degree (or higher), meet ARRT Standards of Ethics requirement, then pass an exam before earning ARRT credentials for certification and New York State licensure.

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 those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.  (Note: Courses are sequential and have prerequisites.)

First Year


Second Year


Graduation Requirement: 70.5 Credits


Notes:


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 Clinical Education courses, and all General Education 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 understand 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 specifically outlined in program specific manuals.