Radiologic Technology

Program Mission Statement

To serve our community's needs by educating and preparing our students to obtain employment as Radiologic Technologists who can compete and advance in an ever-changing world of technology and work.

Vision Statement

Collins Career Technical Center's Radiography Program is dedicated to a student empowered education resulting in lifelong skills, a strong work ethic and the highest balanced quality of academic and a hands-on Radiologic Technology career that enables our graduates the ability to compete and advance in a global marketplace while giving back to the community.

Articulation Agreement

The Radiologic Technology program is articulated with Mountwest Community and Technical College in order for students to obtain their Associate of Applied Science as the terminal award upon completion of the program.

Program Objectives

  • Students of the Collins Career Technical Center Radiology Program will learn to competently perform radiographic procedures. This encompasses the ability to provide proper patient care, positioning skills, and the x-ray equipment used for each procedure. Students will learn how to intravenously administer contrast media material for diagnostic use with select exams. In addition, the student will understand how to perform the exam using proper radiation protection skills. This involves understanding the physics of x-radiation and how the equipment selections used impact the quality of the image and minimize the radiation exposure to the patient. The proper use of shielding is also included in knowing how to minimize x-ray exposure exposure to the patient.

  • Students will learn to evaluate radiographic images so that the quality of the exam performed is optimal. If a suboptimal image is produced the student will know how to correct the error by determining whether it is a technical or positioning error.

  • Students will put practice to practical use in the clinical setting throughout the program. Exposure to other imaging modalities will be provided so the student will see the other options that are available should they choose to advance in radiology.

  • Program Goals:


    1. The student will be clinically competent.
      Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will use proper positioning techniques.
      • Students will use optimal technical factors.
      • Students will practice radiation safety.

    2. The student will communicate effectively.
      Student Learning Outcomes:
      • The students will be able to utilize effective oral communication in the clinical setting.
      • The students will be able to utilize effective written comunication in the clinical setting.
      • The students will be able to utilize effective communication in the classroom setting.

    3. The student will exercise critical thinking and problem solving skills.
      Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students are able to manipulate technical factors for non-routine patients.
      • Students modify positioning for non-routine patients.

    4. The student will understand the importance of professionalism within the field of radiologic technology.
      Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will demonstrate professional work ethics.
      • Students will know the benefits of membership in professional organizations.
      • Students will demonstrate professional integrity.

    5. The student will be sufficiently prepared to successfully pass the ARRT professional certification exam.
      Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will pass 1st year Advancement Exam on 1st attempt with an 80% before continuing onto their 2nd year in the program.
      • Students will pass Program Completion Exit Exam on 1st attempt with an 80% or higher.

    Length of Course:

    The Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year program that is January - December of each year. Students do not attend during the month of July. If the student does not have all of the pre-requisite classes, they will take them in the Fall prior to the start of their first year. Classes meet Monday through Thursdays at the Main Campus from 8 am until 4 pm.

    Accreditation

    The program was awarded the maximum accreditation of 8 years in 2019

    The Collins Career Technical Center Radiologic Technology program is accredited by:

    The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
    Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
    312-704-5300
    mail@jrcert.org

Program Cost Breakdown

** Costs are subject to change

Please read Admission Procedures
The pre-entrance Exam is required for the program - see Work Keys link for more information

If you are concerned about being able to make required scores and you would like to "brush up" on some of your skills prior to the pre-entrance exam, the Collins Career Technical Center's ABLE program is available for tutoring services Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

Individuals with a passing score on all parts of the pre-entrance examination will be mailed an application packet for admission.

Clinical Sites

  • Boone Memorial Hospital - Madison, WV
  • Holzer Health Systems - Gallipolis, OH
  • Jackson General Hospital - Ripley, WV
  • Southern Ohio Medical Center - Portsmouth, OH
  • St. Mary’s Imaging Center - Proctorville, OH
  • Three Rivers Medical Center - Louisa, KY

Clinical Obligations

The Radiologic Technology Program at Collins Career Technical Center encompasses four (4) full semesters and two (2) Summer Intercessions at the sponsoring institution’s Chesapeake campus. The clinical education component of the program is completed over four (4) semesters (Spring [Jan - Apr] & Fall [Aug - Dec] semester for two years).

Students are expected to attend all clinical assignments and should arrive on time to the clinical site and be prepared to start their clinical training on time. Students are expected to attend during regularly scheduled classes or clinical time. Students will follow the sponsoring institution’s academic calendar regarding vacations. The sponsoring institution normally schedules breaks for the following: a spring break the week of Easter, a summer break the month of July, a fall break for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and a two week winter break for the Christmas/New Year Holidays. However, the breaks are subject to change. The student is not required to attend clinicals during scheduled breaks. The sponsoring institution observes the following holidays during the semesters: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Election Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years (subject to change).

Students will be expected to follow the guidelines of the clinical rotation policy. Students will not be asked to travel more than a 3 hour radius from the sponsoring institution. Each student will rotate to a new clinical site each semester, but may return to that facility in a later semester. Rotation plans are based on experiences provided by the clinical affiliate and the examination needs of the student. Rotation assignments/clinical schedules are completed for the upcoming semester of clinical experience 4-6 weeks before clinical rotations begin. Changes to the rotation plan are up to the discretion of the clinical coordinator. Students are required to have an annual background check, drug screening, and demonstrate documentation of current vaccinations required for clinical rotations as stated in the sponsoring institution’s admission policy.

The following list of classes are required for completion of the Radiologic Technology program at Collins Career Technical Center.
**GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO APPLICATION OR STUDENT MAY APPLY IF CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES AND WILL BE COMPLETED BEFORE START OF PROGRAM (PRIOR TO JANUARY SEMESTER I

Description Course ID Hours
General Education **prerequisites
   
  • Legal and Ethical Issues In Health Occupations
AH 204 3 Credit Hours
  • Medical Terminology
AH 151 3 Credit Hours
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 257 3 Credit Hours
  • Applied Human Anatomy
BIOL 260 4 Credit Hours
  • Interpersonal Communications
COM 125 3 Credit Hours
  • Written Communications
ENG 111 3 Credit Hours
  • Applications in Algebra
MAT 145 3 Credit Hours
  • Introduction to Physics
SCI 110 4 Credit Hours
  • Prerequisite Total Hours
 
26 Hours
Semester One
   
  • Introduction to Radiology and Patient Care
RT 201 91 hours
  • Radiograpic Procedures I
RT 204 112 hours
  • Radiographic Procedures Lab I
RT 204L 203 hours
  • Clinical Practice I
RT 202 147 hours
  • Term One Total Hours
 
553 Hours
Summer Intercession One
   
  • Physics and Imaging I
RT 207 28 hours
  • Radiologic Pharmacology
RT 209 28 hours
  • Summer Intercession One Total Hours
 
56 Hours
Semester Two
   
  • Radiographic Procedures II
RT 208 56 hours
  • Radiographic Procedures II Lab
RT 208L 112 hours
  • Physics and Imaging II
RT 212 56 hours
  • Clinical Practice II
RT 205 231 hours
  • Semester Two Total Hours
 
455 Hours
Semester Three
   
  • Radiation Protection / Radiobiology
RT 206 56 hours
  • Imaging and Pathological Analysis
RT 213 56 hours
  • Radiographic Procedures III
RT 222 56 hours
  • Clinical Practice III
RT 210 336 hours
  • Semester Three Total Hours
 
504 Hours
Summer Intercession Two
   
  • Digital Imaging and PACS
RT 216 28 hours
  • Quality Assurance
RT 217 28 hours
  • Summer Intercession Two Total Hours
 
56 Hours
Semester IV
   
  • Advanced Imaging
RT 218 52.5 hours
  • Registry Review
RT 219 159.5 hours
  • Clinical Practice IV
RT 215 196 hours
  • Semester Four Total Hours
 
408 Hours
Radiologic Technology Program Total Hours   2032 hours

Alumni survey, if no response: phone interview, email, and/or Facebook communication with alumni and employer verification forms. JRCERT has defined “not actively seeking employment” as

1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts
2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
4. Graduate is on active military duty
5. Graduate is continuing education
If any graduate is not actively seeking employment in the profession, the individual should not be included in the calculation of job placement rate. Programs are reminded that graduates hired in part-time or per diem positions should be counted as employed.

The Radiologic Technology Program is a 2 year program (excluding the month of July) and classes are held Monday - Thursday. Some clinical rotations can include weekends during the student's first year of the program. We do our best to refrain from giving second year students weekend rotations as a reward for making it to the second year.
Courses are held at the CCTC Main Campus at 11627 State Route 243 Chesapeake, OH 45619. Clinical rotations are held at a variety of contracted clinical sites.
Applications are due October 1st each year.
Didactic classes begin with the spring semester in January each year. Clinical instruction will begin during the spring semester in April of the first year. Students are given a didactic/clinical schedule at the beginning of the program. Classes are subject to change.
Students graduate in December of each year and are awarded a Certificate of Completion from CCTC and an Associate of Applied Science for Radiologic Technology from Mountwest Community and Technical College upon successful completion of the program, and are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Exam. Success in passing this exam brings students to a Registered Radiologic Technologist status.
The process of accepting transfer credits is handled solely through our affiliate school, Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington, WV. Any student seeking to complete their Associate degree MUST transfer their existing credits to MCTC. This is the responsibility of the applicant. All Radiologic Technology students must earn a minimum of an Associate degree in order to sit for their Credentialing Examination through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists upon completion of an accredited educational program. Therefore, the student must satisfy the requirements to earn this degree through MCTC before they can sit for their national certification. It is the policy of MCTC that any student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours through their institution in order to be granted a degree from their institution. If a student has completed all of the required prerequisite courses through any other institution than MCTC, they will still be required to complete the 15 credit hours through MCTC before being granted the terminal award of an Associate of Applied Science. It is strongly encouraged that any student begin their academic career with MCTC so that all prerequisite courses can be taken there and count toward this 15 hour requirement. Prerequisite courses from other institutions will be accepted when applying to the Radiologic Technology program as long as they are equivalent to the listed courses through MCTC seeing as they are our academic affiliate. If an applicant already possesses an Associate degree or higher, this rule does not apply and the applicant would not need to enroll or complete any courses through MCTC.
  • Contact Radiology Program Director via email to receive an Applicant Letter - mcglonedn@collins-cc.edu
  • Enroll at Mountwest Community and Technical College
  • Register and complete the required prerequisite courses
  • Complete the WorkKeys Entrance Exam or ACT (see school's website calendar for available WorkKeys testing dates)
  • Complete Program Shadowing with Radiologic Technology designated instructor
  • Provide required WorkKeys Entrance Exam scores/results OR ACT composite of 21 or better to the Adult Education office Support Staff
  • Obtain application from the Adult Education office Support Staff
  • Complete and submit application by October 1st
    The Radiology Program Director strongly encourag es anyone interested in the program to contact him directly via email or phone extension.