Division: Natural and Health Science
Academic Dept: Radiologic Technology
Curriculum Chair: Hildy Oberstein, 914-606-7828
Department Chair: Barbara Wilson Chakmakjian, 914-606-6882
Counselor: Sabrina Payne, 914-606-7815
Application Deadline: March 15
The Westchester Community College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is recognized by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
The Program admitted its first students in 1969. The Program is two years in length with an extremely well balanced academic and clinical education component. Summer Clinical semesters are designed to give students the opportunity to practice his/her positioning skills. Program schedules are published well in advance of this assignment so that arrangements can be made for travel. Didactic and clinical learning provide an atmosphere that promotes problem solving and critical thought needed to prepare students for completion of the program.
Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. When the examination is passed, the graduate will be granted a license issued by NYSDOH to practice. The students also receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the College.
For over forty years the program has provided a vision for the future: that of providing the radiologic technology profession with academically and clinically competent radiographers who are able to take their place in an ever changing health care facility.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) is recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit educational programs in radiography and radiation therapy. The JRCERT awards accreditation to programs demonstrating substantial compliance with these standards.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
Westchester Community College’s Radiography Program has received the maximum award for accreditation for a period of 8 years in 2012.
Program Admission & Application Information
Admission to the program is highly selective and competitive.
- Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program (every Fall semester)
- Be a high school graduate or GED recipient
- Have been advised by Sabrina Payne or other counselor
- Is currently enrolled at Westchester Community College and, if applicable, have submitted all previous transcripts to Admissions.
- Have submitted the annual radiography application (green form) to the program by March 15.
- Be in good physical and mental health
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
Following Conditional Acceptance:
- Schedule a mandatory hospital observation
- Submit 2- page essay “What attracts me to the Radiologic Technology Profession?”
- Personal Interview
- Orientation to Program
- Complete a physical examination and submit specific lab reports.
- Complete a background check and drug screening
*Current applications can be obtained by visiting Counselor Sabrina Payne in SCI-356 (914-606-7815) or Health Science Secretary (914-606-6893) in HSC-21*
The minimal standard for acceptance is that the candidate needs to be college ready in the following areas:
- Written English – readiness for ENG 101 - Writing and Research
- College-level Reading – by passing the college’s assessment exam or the course Advance Reading
- Mathematics – by readiness to take College-level Algebra
- Science background which would suggest success in Anatomy and Physiology.
Because the program requires a great time commitment, priority will be given to those candidates who have completed the following course with a “C” grade or better (with a special emphasis on the Anatomy & Physiology grades); BIOL 121 , BIOL 123 , ENG 101 , ENG 102 , College Algebra, PSYCH 101 , and any Liberal Arts Requirements AND are maintaining a GPA of at least 2.5.
Prior to entering clinical rotation in the first semester, each student must pass a written examination in Radiation Protection.
Annually, all students must have a complete medical examination, and receive medical clearance prior to clinical rotation assignment.
Westchester Community College: www.sunywcc.edu
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) www.jrcert.org
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) www.asrt.org
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) www.arrt.org
New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) www.nyhealth.gov/radiation
Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology of the State of New York, Inc. (AERT) www.aertsny.org
New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences, Inc. (NYSSRS) www.nyssrs.org
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