Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

Director of Radiologic Technology
& Medical Imaging

Ellen Collins, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)
PH 402.552.6140 TF 800.647.5500
collins@clarksoncollege.edu

Assistant Director of Radiologic
Technology & Medical Imaging

Shelli Weddum, M.S., B.S., R.T.(R)
PH 402.552.6204 TF 800.647.5500
weddum@clarksoncollege.edu

Mission

The Radiologic Technology (RT) program at Clarkson College is designed to provide a high-quality, diverse educational experience rich in both professional and general coursework. Students of the program will be prepared to enter the RT profession and to demonstrate good ethical judgment and compassion in the delivery of patient care. The radiologic technology students are expected to adhere to all professional and ethical standards set forth by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

The RT program meets its mission by providing an optimal environment for students learning the delivery of quality health care in a variety of clinical settings. The program offers a broad educational experience that enables students to apply theoretical learning to clinical practice. Students develop the necessary critical thinking and communication skills for becoming an integral member of the health care team. The program prepares students who are concerned with the improve­ment of the quality of life, which is consistent with the College Mission.

Program Goals

Upon completion of the Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology, graduates will:

  • Have entry level radiography skills.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Use critical thinking skills.
  • Evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.

Students completing the Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology may choose to enter the Clarkson College dual RT/MI program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging.

Radiologic Technologist Professionals

Radiologic technologists (RTs) provide diagnostic services for patients using high-tech medical imaging equipment. Medical images produced by radiographers are then sent to physicians for diagnostic interpretation. RTs are employed by hospitals, imaging facilities, urgent care clinics, private physician offices and other health care facilities. There are also opportunities in industry, civil service, public health care services and international health care organiza­tions. Opportunities abound in management and in education at the collegiate level for those appropriately prepared.

Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examina­tion in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technolo­gists (ARRT). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be a Certified Radiologic Technologist, R.T.(R). In addition, some states may require licensure to practice.

Admission Policies

Enrollment in the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology degree program is limited. Admission policies and procedures are available from the Admissions office, the Director of Radiologic Technology or on the College website.

Course Polices for Attendance and Participation

Students are expected to attend all classes in which they are enrolled. Makeup is very difficult due to the amount of material covered in each class. Course faculty must be notified of the reason(s) before an absence/tardy occurs. Each unexcused absence (as determined by the course faculty) will lower the final course grade by one letter grade. The student MUST contact the faculty member prior to the start of class in order for the absence to be excused. Being tardy, leaving early or absent should be exceptional occurrences with good cause. Abuse of the attendance and participation policy will result in the following:

Three tardy occurrences = one unexcused absence = one drop in letter grade

Three excused absences = one unexcused absence = one drop in letter grade

Note: Each individual class period missed will count as an occurrence. Only a doctor’s note will supersede the attendance and participation course policy for a drop in letter grade. A tardy will be defined as arriving after the scheduled start time of the class/lab. Students will not be allowed to attend the class/lab if they have missed 10 minutes of a lab or 30 minutes of a lecture/theory course.

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete the associate of science in radiologic technology (RT) degree, students must successfully complete a total of 73 semester hours. Students are required to attend courses year round, with all RT courses com­pleted in the sequence shown in the sample curriculum. Semester hours for the associate degree are distributed as follows:

  • Support and Core Courses = 24 semester hours (The following courses compose the 24 hours: Anatomy, Physiology, English Composition I, Medical Terminology, College Algebra and nine semester hours of Core Curriculum. Core Curriculum must be taken at Clarkson College. Each of these courses needs to be completed with a “C-” or above.)
  • Major Courses = 49 semester hours (At least 20 semester hours must be completed at Clarkson College with at least 10 semester hours of 200-level courses.)

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Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Curriculum plan of required courses for Radiologic Technology

The following Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology curriculum plan is provided to guide students in preparing their degree plan. Students should seek the advice of their advisor to customize their degree plan.

View course descriptions for Radiologic Technology Program or General Education

First Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
BI 211 Anatomy 4
HC 104  ◊ Core I: Effective Interactions in the World of Health Care 3
MA 120 College Algebra 3
RT 101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology 2
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
RT 105  ◊ Patient Care 2
RT 105LB Patient Care Lab 1
RT 260 Radiation Physics 2
    Total 18
Spring Semester Semester Hours
BI 213 Physiology 4
EN 101 English Composition I 3
HC 204 Core II: A Cultural History of the Healing Arts 3
RT 110 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RT 110LB Radiographic Procedures I Lab 1
RT 120 Radiographic Exposures I 3
RT 120LB Radiographic Exposures I Lab 1
    Total 18
Summer Semester Semester Hours
RT 125 Radiographic Exposures II 3
RT 125LB Radiographic Exposures II Lab 1
RT 140 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RT 140LB Radiographic Procedures II Lab 1
RT 270 Radiation Biology 2
    Total 10

Second Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
RT 245 Radiographic Procedures III 2
RT 250 Radiographic Pathology 2
RT 276 Pharmacology for Radiologic Technologists 2
RT 265 Clinical Experience I 4
    Total 10
Spring Semester Semester Hours
HC 304 Core III: Ethical and Cultural Frontiers in U.S. Health Care 3
RT 275 Clinical Experience II 8
    Total 11
Summer Semester Semester Hours
RT 285 Clinical Experience III 6
    Total 6

Total Semester Hours in Program 73