Dec 06, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Radiologic Technology A.A.S.


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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Allied Health Careers
HEGIS: 5207
 

Please note, this program has unique admissions requirements and deadlines. For admission information and details about accreditation please visit the Radiologic Technology Admission and Accreditation Information page.

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. 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. Clinical education is designed to give students the opportunity to practice his/her positioning and technical skills in a healthcare environment. 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 fifty 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.

Program Learning Outcomes


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.

Upon successful completion of this program:

  1. Students will function as entry level technologists
    • 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.

  2. Students will think critically and analytically in clinical practice
    • Students will function effectively in critical situations (trauma)

    • Students will function in non-routine situations

  3. Students will adhere to the ethical and social values of the profession
    • 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

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

Program Map


 

The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

Two-Year Program

Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 101     4  
RAD 103     4  
RAD 112     2  
RAD 114     2  
RAD 116     1  
RAD 141     1  
Semester Total Credits     14  

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 105   4  
RAD 107   4  
RAD 142   1  
BIOL 121     4  
MATH 131   4  
Semester Total Credits     17  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
BIOL 123   4  
RAD 143   2  
Semester Total Credits     6  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 200   3  
RAD 203   3  
RAD 221   2  
RAD 241   1  
ENG 101   3  
PSYCH 101   3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 5

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 202   2  
RAD 207   4  
RAD 223   3  
RAD 224   3  
RAD 242   1  
ENG 102   3  
Semester Total Credits     16  

Semester 6

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 243   2  
Semester Total Credits     2  

Minimum Total Credits: 70

 

Three-Year Program

Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
 BIOL 121    4
Semester Total Credits        

Notes:

✹ Recommend new students take this in summer to ensure Gen Ed courses are completed prior to application

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
BIOL 123   4  
ENG 101     3  
MATH 131     4  
Semester Total Credits     11  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 102     3  
PSYCH 101     3  
Semester Total Credits     6  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 101     4  
RAD 103   4  
RAD 112   2  
RAD 114   2  
RAD 116   1  
RAD 141   1  
Semester Total Credits     14  

Semester 5

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 105    4  
RAD 107   4  
RAD 142   1  
Semester Total Credits     9  

Semester 6

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 143      2  
Semester Total Credits     2  

Semester 7

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 200        3  
RAD 203   3  
RAD 221   2  
RAD 241   1  
Semester Total Credits     9  

Semester 8

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 202   2  
RAD 207   4  
RAD 223   3  
RAD 224   3  
RAD 242   1  
Semester Total Credits     13  

Semester 9

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
RAD 243   2  
Semester Total Credits     2  

 

Minimum Total Credits: 70

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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