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Radiologic Technology

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Who We Are

Radiologic TechnologyThe Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the ever-changing health care environment. This five semester program provides students with the academic and technical skills necessary to completely perform a wide variety of radiologic procedures.  Graduates will be able to produce diagnostic quality radiographic images of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems.  Upon successful completion of the program, students may make application to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) to take a certification exam.  Students who wish to work in Texas must also apply for a General Medical Radiologic Technologist license through the Texas Medical board (TMB).

Accreditation

The AAS in Radiologic Technology program is accredited by:

The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and enhances quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs.  The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry.

Programs accredited by the JRCERT must demonstrate that they are in substantial compliance with the relevant JRCERT accreditation standards.

Travel for Clinical Practicum

During the course of the program, students will have lecture / clinical assignments requiring travel from San Angelo to Big Spring or from Big Spring to San Angelo.

Evening, Weekend, and Staggered Hours for Clinical Practicum

During the course the program, students will have a clinical schedule that requires the student to be at the clinical setting during daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours.  At a minimum, each student is required to do 12 days of evening and/or weekend hours.  A shift ending past 7:00 PM is considered evening hours. Daytime clinical hours can be scheduled between the hours of 5:00 AM and 7:00 PM.  

Mission / Goals

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Radiologic Technology Program at Howard College, an integral part of the Health Professions Division, is to provide for the education of students in radiologic technology and provide learning opportunities that are innovative and educationally sound. We serve a 13-county area ranging from Lamesa to Junction. The program and the college are committed to personal development of each student in the field of radiologic technology so that he or she will be able to serve the community as a competent staff radiologic technologist.

Program Goals

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Data

 

OUTCOME YEAR BENCHMARK TOOK 
EXAM
PASSED 
EXAM
% PASSED
Graduates will pass the ARRT Certification Exam on the first time attempt within 6 months of graduation. 5 YR Avg
2012-2016
≥ 75% 37 31 84%
  YEAR BENCHMARK  START GRAD. % GRAD.
Students will complete the program  2016 ≥ 80% 10 8 80%
     BENCHMARK SEEK 
EMPLOY.
WORKING 
IN FIELD
%
EMPLOY.
Graduates who seek employment shall obtain employment within 12 months of graduation. 5 YR Avg
2012-2016
≥ 80% 37 34 92%
    BENCHMARK     5 YR AVG
Graduates will be satisfied with radiologic technology program.  2012-2016 ≥ 3.5 (1-5)     4.1
Employers will be satisfied with the quality of graduates work. 2012-2016 ≥ 4.0 (1-5)     4.7

Additional program effectiveness information concerning the Howard College Radiologic Technology Program may be accessed from the JRCERT website

Admission

Program Admission Requirements

All admission requirements including prerequisite classes must be completed by June 1. A new class begins every Fall semester.

Pre-application Requirements (Before June 1):
  1. Passing test scores from an approved college assessment exam are required to gain entrance into academic courses. If needed, HC administers the TSI exam. The Testing Schedule is posted on the campus website or may be obtained by contacting the Testing Center on each campus.
  2. Attend a Howard College Health Professions Orientation. A schedule may be obtained by contacting the HCSA Health Professions Division at (325) 481-8371, extension: 3435. Orientations will also be posted on the HCSA homepage.  Attendance is mandatory for anyone applying for the Radiologic Technology program.  The Health Professions Orientation is very important because at that time we will answer all your program-related questions and hand out paperwork necessary to apply to the program.
  3. Prior to actual admission to the Radiologic Technology Program, applicant must successfully complete the required support courses with a final grade of "C" or above.
       •    BIOL 2101/2301 - Anatomy & Physiology I (Lecture & Lab)  
       •    BIOL 2102/2302 - Anatomy & Physiology II (Lecture & Lab)
       •    MATH 1314 – College Algebra OR MATH 1332 – Contemporary Mathematics
  4. Students seeking admission to the Radiologic Technology program must take the Test of Essential Skills for Allied Health (TEAS AH). The student will be responsible for registering and paying for the exam through the ATI website (www.atitesting.com). The testing schedule is on the Howard College website. Please contact the Testing Coordinator at (325) 481-8300 ext. 3405 for more information. The TEAS AH test can be taken once every 30 days with a maximum number of three (3) times per admission cycle (September 1 – May 31).

  5. Successful completion of a criminal background check. 
Application Requirements June 1.
  1. Submit the Health Professions Application for the desired program to the Health Professions Division along with an official transcript from each college /university attended including Howard College.   This must be turned in to the Program Director between May 15th and June 1st.
  2. Provide proof of immunizations - provide copies, you keep the originals for your records.  Immunizations required:  Hepatitis B (3 doses OR a positive titer; must have received the first 2 doses of the series by June 1 deadline, MMR (2 doses OR a positive titer, Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis - one dose within the last 10 years).  Varicella (2 doses OR a positive titer)
Radiologic Technology Program Selection Process:
  1. Successfully complete all Pre-Application and Application Requirements
  2. Top sixteen candidates with the highest score for A&P I & II, College Algebra and TEAS AH Score are scheduled for a “Shadowing” Day.
  3. The scores from the “Shadowing” Day and the scores from item number 2 are totaled and the students are scheduled for an interview.
  4. The scores from the interview are added to the scores from item numbers 2 and 3 and the top ten students are selected for the Fall Semester class.
Prior to start of Fall Semester selected students must:
  1. Successfully take and pass the approved Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers class.
  2. Pass a ten panel drug test (30 days prior to beginning clinical rotations).
  3. Show proof of health insurance
  4. Pass a physical exam.
  5. Provide documentation of having taken the flu vaccine and completed a TB skin test.

Curriculum

Course Curriculum

Transfer of Credit

This program is not able to accept radiography (RADR) courses from other programs for transfer.

Online Radiography Courses

During the course of the program, 2 radiography courses (RADR 2217 and RADR 2240) are provided online; all others are delivered face-to-face. 

HPRS 1206 Medical Terminology


RADR 1309 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care

RADR 1311 Basic Radiographic Procedures

RADR 1313 Principles of Radiographic Imaging I

RADR 1260 Clinical Radiologic Technology

RADR 2301 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures

RADR 2305 Principles of Radiographic Imaging II

RADR 2309 Radiographic Imaging Equipment

RADR 1266 Practicum Radiologic Technology

RADR 2331 Advanced Radiographic Procedures

RADR 1167 Practicum Radiologic Technology

RADR 2313 Radiation Biology and Protection

RADR 2366 Practicum Radiologic Technology

RADR 2217 Radiographic Pathology

RADR 2335 Radiologic Technology Seminar

RADR 2367 Practicum Radiologic Technology

RADR 2240 Sectional Anatomy Medical Imaging

Contact Us

Contact Us

For questions or additional information regarding this program, please contact the Program Chair:

          Julie Book, MSRS, R.T. (R), (M), ARRT 
          Program Chair - Radiology Technology
          (325) 481-8371, ext. 3433
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Expenses

Radiologic Technology Expenses in Addition to Tuition and Fees

These expenses are approximate only and are subject to change.

Tuition and Fees for each semester can be found in the Howard College Catalog.

Fees Associated with Admission:

In addition to tuition / fees assessed from the college, the following approximate additional fees are the responsibility of the student and are subject to change:

Uniforms:

Textbooks:

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