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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
Fall 2017 Course Catalog

Radiologic Technology A.A.S.


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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Allied Health Careers
HEGIS: 5207
Curriculum Chair: Hildy Oberstein, 914-606-7828
Department Chair: Peter Grumm, 914-606-6882
Counselor: 914-606-6381
Email: hildy.oberstein@sunywcc.edu

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Fall 2017. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Defined

The purpose of the A.A.S. is to be fully trained for immediate employment upon graduation. Students who opt to continue on to pursue higher levels of education are encouraged to check with the receiving institution regarding transferability of credits. Click to learn more  about the differences among award types.

Application Deadline: March 15 

Program Description


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 clinical assignments so that arrangements can be made for travel to this site. 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 Radiography. 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.

Accreditation


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
Tele: 312-704-5300
mail@jrcert.org

www.jrcert.org
mail@jrcert.org


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.

  1. Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program (every Fall semester)
  2. Be a high school graduate or GED recipient
  3. Have been advised by a counselor
  4. Is currently enrolled at Westchester Community College and, if applicable, have submitted all previous transcripts to the department of Admissions.
  5. Have submitted the annual radiography application (green form) to the program by March 15
  6. Be in good physical and mental health
  7. Minimum GPA of 2.7
  8. Transfer students must earn a minimum of 12 credits at WCC exclusive of any credits transferred in from another institution.

    Following Conditional Acceptance, the applicant must:

  9. Schedule a mandatory hospital observation
  10. Submit 2- page essay “What attracts me to the Radiologic Technology Profession?”
  11. Schedule a personal Interview
  12. Attend orientation sessions
  13. Complete a physical examination and submit specific lab reports. (Final acceptance is based on medical clearance by the college.)
  14. Complete a background check and drug screening prior to clinical assignment.


*Current applications can be obtained by visiting the Health Science Secretary (914-606-6910)
 

Mail Applications to:

Westchester Community College
Radiologic Technology Program
Attn: Application Review Committee
Health Science Building
75 Grasslands Rd
Valhalla, NY 10595

Selection


Because the program requires a great time commitment, priority will be given to those candidates who have completed the following courses with a “C” grade or better with a special emphasis on the Anatomy & Physiology grades; BIOL 121 - Anatomy and Physiology 1 (and Lab) , BIOL 123 - Anatomy and Physiology 2 (and Lab) , ENG 101 - Writing and Research , MATH 135 - College Algebra with Trigonometry AND are maintaining a GPA of at least 2.7.

Prior to entering clinical rotation in the first semester, each student must pass a written examination in Radiation Protection.

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Program Mission and Goals


The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is in keeping with that of the college, to prepare competent entry-level radiographers to gain employment in various health facilities. This preparation includes promoting a high standard of clinical practice, ensuring safe radiation practice and committing to patient safety and comfort with quality of care.

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

1.   Demonstrate the ability to function as an entry-level radiation technologist in the application of safe radiation protection, appropriate positioning skills, and appropriate patient care skills.

2.   Demonstrate the ability to apply critical and analytic thinking in critical care and other non-routine patient situations.

3.   Demonstrate the ability to conduct oneself in accord with the Radiologic Technology Code of Ethics.

4.   Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills with pediatric and geriatric patients.

Program Requirements


General Education Requirements - 21 Credits


Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .

Basic Communication (3 credits)


Humanities (3 credits)


Mathematics (4 credits)


Social Sciences (3 credits)


Minimum Total Credits - 70


Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .

Career Path Opportunities


Are you wondering what careers you can explore with a degree or certificate? Perhaps you are not sure what people do or how much money they make in certain careers that pique your interest? Would you like to know how many jobs are predicted to be available in a particular industry? Or maybe you are unsure whether receiving a degree or certificate would be right for you? Go to https://sunywcc.emsicareercoach.com to explore career paths, their associated job descriptions, salary trends, and jobs trends. Complete a career assessment for additional guidance. Still not sure? Visit www.sunywcc.edu/career for more career resources and contacts.

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process for its incoming and graduating students. To ensure its graduates enjoy a seamless transfer with junior status to another college in the same discipline at both institutions (transferred from/to) and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer, Westchester Community College has signed Transfer Articulation Agreements with many colleges that offer bachelor’s degree programs. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transferarticulation to see a list of Articulation Agreements by institution or search by a specific program of study. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transfer for additional transfer resources and contacts.

Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

Many colleges and universities are eager to have Westchester Community College graduates transfer to their institutions. Consider this an incentive to complete your WCC degrees with high honors!  Go to www.sunywcc.edu/scholarships to view the many transfer scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges.

Getting Started


Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.
 

 

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