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2017-2018 Catalog

Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)


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Special Admission Requirements - Program Application Deadline: Dec. 15 *

Title of Major: Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Code: AAS.RAD.RAD

Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 66 credit hours; seven terms (includes general education and prerequisite requirements).

Learn more about the Radiologic Technology Degree program

Purpose: Prepares students for employment as entry-level radiographers in hospitals, medical and specialty offices, imaging centers, clinics and other health care agencies. Trains graduates in radiographic positioning and procedures, medical imaging techniques, image processing and other X-ray related competency development areas. Prepares graduates for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination. Enrollment limited by availability of clinical sites. The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The curriculum contains a transfer option for students who elect to continue beyond the A.A.S. degree.

AACC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland.   If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the AACC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state.  If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, or if you need additional information regarding professional licensure, please contact the School of Health Sciences at 410-777-7310.

Range of Occupations

  • Radiographer (Registered Technologist)

Additional Program Requirements

All radiologic technology students must receive a minimum grade of C in each radiology course. Students who receive a final grade below C in any radiology course will be awarded a grade of F in that course.

Special Conditions

Health Manpower Shortage: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments  section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.

*If application deadline falls on a weekend, then applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next business day.

 

Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.

 

Entrance/Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements


  1. Attendance at a program information session is mandatory prior to submitting a program application. Call 410-777-7310 for schedule. Detailed information regarding program, profession, admission and academic requirements and selection criteria will be discussed.
  2. Submit a completed program application.
  3. Completion of all seven (7) prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C in each course and a cumulative prerequisite GPA of at least 3.0 (no rounding).
  4. High school graduate or equivalency or associate’s degree or higher from a nationally recognized institution. Official transcripts required.
  5. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) is required with the scores indicated in the program admissions requirement booklet.
  6. Must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 at this college.
  7. Science and math prerequisites must be taken within seven years of time the application is submitted.
  8. Official transcripts, if applicable.
  9. Foreign educated students: must have their college and high school transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluators: ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) at www.ece.org or WES (World Education Services) at www.wes.org.
  10. Foreign educated students: must successfully pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (213 is the equivalent computer score and 79 is the equivalent Internet based score) OR must have completed the ENG 111 /ENG 112  or ENG 115 /ENG 116  or ENG 121  course sequence with grades of C or better prior to applying to the Radiologic Technology program. Anne Arundel Community College’s code for TOEFL is 5019.
  11. Two letters of recommendation with satisfactory rating.
  12. Verification of 60 hours of volunteer and/or employment experience in a clinical health-related setting (within the last 7 years at the time of application).

Selection Criteria

Students will be admitted to the radiography program each summer as the number of students permits. Applications received by the deadline will be assured consideration based on space availability. Late applications will not be accepted. Students will apply for the radiography program only after meeting all academic and admission criteria. Once the applicant’s admission criteria have been verified, that student receives conditional acceptance for the next available seat. Applications will be rejected if incomplete. Incomplete applications will be sent back to the student and can be resubmitted once they are complete. Students need only apply once to the program, providing their application is complete. A future seat will be slotted for them once the student meets the criteria for admission.

To be considered for conditional acceptance, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Application submitted by the December 15th deadline.
  • First consideration will be given to candidates whose resident address is in Anne Arundel County for at least three months prior to the application deadline. The Address Verification form must be submitted within the application.
  • Must attend a face-to-face information session.
  • Must satisfactorily complete all academic and admission requirements.
  • Final acceptance in the program shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, Health Examination Record, and submission of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification card.
  • Information and deadline for completion will be sent in applicant’s conditional acceptance packet. These are not to be completed prior to acceptance notification.

Technical Standards

Students who are conditionally accepted to this program of study will be required to submit a Health Examination Record completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant validating that the student meets the technical standard of good physical and mental health as established by the School of Health Sciences, and verifying that the student is free of communicable diseases as evidenced by required immunizations/titers.

CPR

Students must successfully complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification course by designated deadline.

Enrollment Restrictions

Accreditation requirements and limitations of health care facilities necessitate enrollment restrictions. An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor may not be eligible to take the national certification examination. See the radiologic technology department chair for additional information. Students enrolled in the radiologic technology course sequence are required to comply with the American Society of Radiologic Technology Code of Ethics, which is within the scope of practice for the profession.

Readmission to the Radiologic Technology Course Sequence

Students who leave or are dismissed from the radiologic technology course sequence may address a written petition for readmission to the department chair. Readmission cannot be assured and is based on the criteria described in the readmission requirements available through the department chair. Requests for readmission must be received by the Radiologic Technology department by Aug. 15 for the spring term and Jan. 15 for the summer or fall terms. Prior radiologic technology courses must have been taken within the past year.

Transfer from Other Radiologic Technology Programs

Students who have successfully completed radiologic technology courses with a grade of “C” or better within the past year in a JRCERT accredited radiologic technology program may petition for transfer to the third (spring) or fourth (summer) term of the radiologic technology course sequence. Transfer cannot be assured and is based on the criteria described in the transfer requirements available in the Health Sciences office. Students seeking admission to the Radiologic Technology course sequence should contact the Department Chair of Radiology.

Transferring students must apply by Aug. 15 for admission to the spring term and Jan. 15 for the summer term. A fee covering the cost for student assessment is required.

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening


This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see the Health Sciences  section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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Radiologic Technology Course Sequence


All Radiologic Technology courses require a grade of C or better. Completion of the Radiologic Technology program satisfies the college’s Health/Fitness/Wellness requirement and computer competency requirement for graduation.

Prerequisites


All seven prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the fall term with a grade of C or better.

English: 3-6 credits


Total credit hours: 20-27


Program Requirements


Total credit hours: 2


First Year - Term 1


Total credit hours: 8


Total credit hours: 11


Total credit hours: 7


Second Year - Term 1


Total credit hours: 9


Second Year - Term 2


Total credit hours: 9


Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical competence.
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking skill.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Program Effectiveness Data.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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