Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

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).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging is to prepare a diverse population of students for entry into the profession of radiologic technology and provide advanced education opportunities.

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):

GOAL 1: Graduates will be competent in clinical components of radiologic technology.

  • Outcome 1.1 Graduates will demonstrate strong positioning skills.
  • Outcome 1.2 Graduates will illustrate appropriate patient care while working with patients.
  • Outcome 1.3 Graduates will illustrate radiation protection while working with patients.

GOAL 2: Graduates will communicate effectively in the health care setting.

  • Outcome 2.1 Graduates will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Outcome 2.2 Graduates will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

GOAL 3: Graduates will demonstrate skills in critical thinking and problem-solving.

  • Outcome 3.1 Graduates will evaluate radiographic images and determine proper course of action.
  • Outcome 3.2 Graduates will effectively plan, prepare for, and carry out requirements to be able to accommodate positioning for non-routine procedures.

GOAL 4: Graduates will enter the field of radiologic technology and practice with a high degree of ethics and professionalism.

  • Outcome 4.1 Graduates will demonstrate proper ethics and professionalism while working with patients.
  • Outcome 4.2 Graduates will possess and maintain a professional resume.
  • Outcome 4.3 Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s work ethics and professionalism.

GOAL 5: Program Effectiveness Measures:

  • Outcome 5.1 Graduates will pass the national certification examination on the first attempt.
  • Outcome 5.2 Graduates seeking employment will be working in the field within six months post-graduation.
  • Outcome 5.3 Students will complete the program.
  • Outcome 5.4 Graduates will be overall satisfied with their education in Radiologic Technology.
  • Outcome 5.5 Employers will be overall satisfied with the performance of the program’s graduates.
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL IMAGING
AAS Degree Program Effectiveness Data
Year Percent Program Completion Rate Percent Passing ARRT Exam on 1st Attempt Job Place Rate (Within 12 months of graduation)
2010 72% (49 out of 68) 91% (43 out of 47) 88% (21 employed out of 24 who sought employment)
2011 97% (65 out of 67) 94% (61 out of 65) 88% (15 employed out of 17 who sought employment)
2012 76% (51 out of 68) 98% (49 out of 50) 87% (20 employed out of 23 who sought employment)
2013 96% (65 out of 68) 85% (55 out of 65) 91% (21 employed out of 23 who sought employment)
2014 90% (61 out of 68) 82% (49 out of 60) 50% (2 employed out of 4 who sought employment)
2015 83% (52 out of 63) 94% (49 out of 52) 2015 Data Pending
5-Year Avg 88.4% 90.6% Previous Average from 2010
80.8%
2015 Data Pending

Admission

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent (GED).
  • CUNY proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Pre-requisite for BIO 2311: BIO 1101 AND BIO 1101 Lab, a college-level general biology course with a lab and a minimum grade of “C” or a score of 85 or above on the New York State Regent’s exam. Students lacking the high school course requirement will be required to take BIO 1101. This course must be taken before BIO 2311 and completed with a minimum grade of “C.”
    NOTE: Students who are admitted to the College as an Undeclared Health major (UDH) may apply for a change of curriculum to the Radiologic Technology program after they have successfully completed BIO 2311. After completing all pre-requisite courses, students may be selected to start the clinical phase of the program.
  • The department does not require a criminal background check, and drug testing. However, the educational requirements include placement of students at hospital training sites. These sites require a criminal background check and drug tests before and/or during clinical training. If a clinical affiliate determines that a student may not take part in its training program based on the results of a criminal background check and drug tests, the student will be unable to complete the course requirements and to continue in the program (See Appendix N).
  • Any student entering the program who has a misdemeanor, felony record or conviction is required to self-disclose to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists at www.arrt.org or call 651-687-0048 and New York State Department of Health at www.health.state.ny.us, or call 518-402-7570. This must be done either before or upon acceptance to the clinical phase of the program; even if there was a negotiated plea or dismissed sentence. Failure to report this information is considered non-disclosure which is a serious infraction that could result in severe penalties including ineligibility or revocation of certification and registration. See Appendix Y for more information.

PRE-CLINICAL PHASE

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:

  • BIO 2311 — Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Lecture and Lab) – 4 credits
  • BIO 2312 — Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Lecture and Lab) – 4 credits
  • ENG 1101 — English Composition I – 3 credits
  • MAT 1275 — Introduction to Mathematical Analysis – 4 credits
  • PHIL 2203 — Health Care Ethics – 3 credits
  • PSY 1101 — Introduction to Psychology – 3 credits
  • COM 1330 — Public Speaking – 3 credits

PROGRESSION ELIGIBILITY FROM PRE-CLINICAL TO CLINICAL PHASE

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.

PROGRESSION IN THE PROGRAM

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.

CLINICAL COURSES

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.

TRANSFER PROCEDURES

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.

Readmission to Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging

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.

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