The radiologic technology program is one of the health career programs at New York City College of Technology. It is designed to provide the health team with a member who uses radiation to produce images which contribute to diagnosis of disease or injury. Graduates receive the AAS degree and are eligible for the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists(ARRT).
The mission of the Department of Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging is to prepare a diverse population of students for entry into the profession of radiologic technology & medical imaging and advanced educational opportunities for professional growth..
GOAL 1: Students/Graduates will be skilled in the academic and clinical components of radiologic technology.
GOAL 2: Students will communicate effectively in the health care setting.
GOAL 3: Students/Graduates will formulate technique factors and demonstrate skills in critical thinking and problem-solving.
GOAL 4: Students/Graduates will enter the field of radiologic technology and practice with high ethics and professionalism.
The following functional abilities will be necessary to successfully complete the Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging program. These functional abilities may be performed with reasonable accommodation. This information is provided to allow the student to assess his(her) own capabilities. Throughout the program, to ensure patient safety, the student must be able to:
A new or transfer student will be classified as a pre-clinical student. During this phase, the student will be programmed for required courses as needed.
A student in the pre-clinical phase may take the following courses:
If the number of students meeting the stated criteria exceeds the available places, seats will be allocated on the basis of academic record and GPA. An index of 2.7 does not guarantee admission into the clinical phase of the program. As the GPA of potential applicants increases, a higher GPA will be needed to qualify.
A grade of "C" or better in each course designated with the prefix RAD and BIO is required for progression in the program. Any student receiving a grade below "C" in RAD courses may not progress in the program without repeating the course and earning a satisfactory grade. No course in the program may be repeated more than once. Because RAD courses are only offered once a year, any consideration for repeating a course will be made on the basis of space availability and the student's academic record.
There is no "waiting list" in the Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging Department. Admission to the clinical portion of the program is based on the criteria outlined above and the NYCCT College Catalog.
A student must successfully complete all clinical objectives and course requirements to receive a passing grade. A student can be removed from the clinical site for any unprofessional behavior such as a serious infraction of hospital rules and regulations or endangering a patient's safety or life. This will be determined by the hospital and/or faculty and could result in a failing grade. Any clinical absences that exceed college and department policy will result in a failing grade in the class.
Students who wish to transfer into the Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging program from another college and/or from other college curricula must adhere to all the general admission requirements of the College and department. To be eligible for admission to the clinical phase of the program, transfer students from other colleges must be in good academic standing, not on probation, and not academically dismissed from continuing in the radiologic technology program at previous college(s). Transfer students from other colleges must be registered at New York City College of Technology for at least one semester prior to being considered for admission to the clinical phase of the program. Transfer students may not be considered for the clinical phase of the program until they have satisfied all the pre-clinical criteria including a minimum college index of 2.7 and space availability.
All transfer students from other colleges must apply for advanced standing through the Office of the Registrar.
Students who have not registered for the Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging program for two consecutive semesters will be admitted on a space-available basis with a minimum GPA of 2.7.