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Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
    
Spring 2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology A.A.S.


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Division: Natural and Health Science
Academic Dept: Radiologic Technology
HEGIS: 5207
Curriculum Chair: Hildy Oberstein, 914-606-7828
Department Chair: Barbara Wilson Chakmakjian, 914-606-6882
Counselor: 914-606-6381
Email: hildy.oberstein@sunywcc.edu

Application Deadline: March 15 

A Note about Program Requirements


The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. 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.

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 (914-606-6893)
 

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. In fulfillment of this mission, Westchester Community College affirms these goals and student learning outcomes: (6/10) (6/13)

Goal: Students will function as entry level technologists

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will apply appropriate technical factors
  • Students will apply safe radiation protection
  • Students will apply appropriate positioning skills
  • Students will apply appropriate patient care skills

Goal: Students will think critically and analytically in clinical practice

Students Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will function effectively in critical situations (trauma)
  • Students will function in non-routine situations

Goal: Students will adhere to the ethical and social values of the profession

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will use the Code of Ethics to guide their professional conduct.
  • Students will demonstrate ethical conduct in clinical practice
  • Students will develop career awareness

Goal: Students will use effective communication skills

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate age appropriate communication skills (pediatrics and geriatrics)
  • Students will develop oral and written communication skills

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 .

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