Radiologic Technology Program
We produce entry-level graduates that are competent technologists, registry eligible, and demonstrate a professional concern for their patients.
Philosophy & Goals
- Students will demonstrate competency in the skills required of entry-level Radiologic Technologists.
- Students will demonstrate effectiveness in communication, problem solving, and critical thinking.
- Students will exhibit professionalism for the patients by delivering high quality care with concern and compassion.
All sessions are on Thursday @ 2:00 pm in room 114 of the Wallace Health Science Building.
- January 3, 2013
- February 7, 2013
- March 7, 2013
- April 11, 2013
- May 2, 2013
- June 6, 2013
- July 11, 2013
- August 1, 2013
All sessions will be held in the radiology classroom, Wallace 114. No appointment is necessary to attend.
Fall & Spring clinical hours alternate with the classroom schedule Monday through Friday
The summer between the first and second year clinical hours consist of:
- 32 clinical hours per week to include days shifts plus
- Ten (10) evening rotations 3 PM- 11 PM
- AND two (2) Saturdays & Sundays 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Essential skills required to perform as a Radiographer:
- Ability to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing with the patient, family, and co-workers to disseminate information relevant to patient care and work duties. Both speaking and hearing clearly are essential to quality patient care.
- Ability to make appropriate judgment decisions and implement critical-thinking skills in an emergency or where a situation is not clearly governed by specific guidelines.
- Ability to reach, manipulate and operate medical imaging equipment to include pushing heavy portable machines.
- Ability to move, lift, transfer, manipulate, and observe a patient for imaging exams.
- Ability to visually assess patients as needed for their comfort and safety.
- Ability to demonstrate emotional stability on a routine basis and function independently in routine and/or stress situations.
Student Background Check
Effective September 1, 2005, students seeking enrollment in designated Allied Health programs requiring participation in clinical training in area hospitals and related clinics/agencies must provide evidence of a passing score on a background check prior to official acceptance/enrollment into the respective program. Either the failure to provide the required background check results by the due date established or the receipt of anything other than a passing score on the background check will make a student ineligible for enrollment in the respective program. Background checks are performed at the student’s expense. Find more detailed information about Student Background Checks.
An Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology is awarded upon completion followed by eligibility to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) national boards. VSCC’s Radiology Program is accredited by the:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRC-ERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL. 60606-3182
(314) 704 - 5300 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to semester advisement, the Thigpen Library has copies of many Medical Imaging textbooks that might be helpful.
A copy of the Radiologic Technology Policy Manual is also on file in the Library.
All students are highly encouraged to review this material.
What to Do Next
- Download the Radiologic Technology Program Information Packet
- Apply to the College
- Submit an application to Allied Health Careers
- Explore the links on the left side of this page
- Program statistics
Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75 percent on first attempt.
Year % 2007 100% NOT included in average below 2008 100% 2009 90% actual 93.75% (not included in average) - 32 students took the boards, ARRT states that 33 students took the boards. 2010 96.3% 2011 100% 2012 96.15% Average: ARRT 96.67%
Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within six months of graduation
Year # of Graduates # Exempt Total Placeable # Placed Placement Rate 2011 23 3 20 17 85.00% 2010 29 6 23 22 95.65% 2009 34 5 29 28 96.55% 2008 28 1 27 27 100.00% 2007 34 2 32 29 90.63% Weighted average 131 123 93.89% Year % 2008 90.63% 2009 100% 2010 95.65% 2011 85.00% (We are in the process of contacting three more employers) 2012 Average: 92.82%
Annual program completion rate
Year Accepted Graduated Retention 2007 35 35 100% NOT included in average below 2008 36 27 75.00% 2009 36 32 88.88% 2010 30 28 93.33% 2011 30 24 80.00% 2012 30 26 86.66% Average 84.774%
Year Grade 2006 – 2007 4.16 NOT included in the average below 2007 – 2008 4.70 2008 – 2009 4.73 2009 – 2010 4.55 2010 – 2011 4.62 2011 – 2012 Average: 4.565 (on a scale of 5.0 being the highest)