Radiologic Technology Program
Radiologic Technology Applications will be accepted January 2nd through March 15th.
To apply to NPC's Radiologic Technology program, you can submit an application via mail.
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Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.) (72 SSCH)
The profession of Radiologic Technology is dedicated to the conservation of life, health and the prevention and treatment of disease. The well-qualified technologist has the knowledge and skill to perform all related technical duties and the opportunity to develop health programs.
Radiologic technologists are the medical personnel that perform diagnostic imaging examinations. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care.
Radiologic technologists who perform imaging examinations are responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced. They work closely with radiologists, the physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury.
"Radiologic technologists are the third largest category of health care professionals, surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses". (www.arrt.org)
Mission: Provide selected students the clinical and didactic education necessary to create a sound foundation for graduates to qualify as contributing members in the professional career of Radiologic Technology.
Goal #1 Students are clinically competent.
1.1 Students will position patients. Admitted students will complete the program.
1.2 Students demonstrate knowledge of patient care.
1.3 Students demonstrate radiation protection.
Goal #2 Students possess critical thinking skills.
2.1 Students will perform non-routine procedures.
2.2 Students demonstrate proficiency in film critique.
Goal #3 Students are professional.
3.1 Students will understand professional ethics.
3.2 Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
Goal #4 Students communicate effectively.
4.1 Students communicate effectively in the clinical setting.
4.2 Students perform oral presentations.
First Time Examinee Pass Rate:
The Radiologic Technology program was established in 1983 and 29 classes have graduated. Over the past five years, 2010 – 2014, 47 students have taken the American Registry of Radiologic Technology examination. Forty students who took the examination within 6 months of graduation successfully passed on the first attempt, comprising an average of 85 % of students passing the exam. The program goal is 75 %.
Graduate Employment Rate within 12 Months of Graduation for Those Seeking Employment:
Over the past 5 years, 2010 – 2014, 49 students graduated from the program. Forty-seven students were actively seeking employment. One hundred percent of these graduates are employed in medical imaging. The program goal is 75 % within the first 12 months following graduation.
Program Retention Rate:
Over the past 5 years, 2010 – 2014, 61 students were accepted into the program and 49 graduated. Twenty-one students are presently enrolled in both first and second year classes. The program’s five year retention rate is currently 80 %. The program goal is 75 %. The class of 2014 accepted 12 students and 9 of those successfully completed the program. The program retention rate for the years 2012 – 2014 is 75 %.
The radiologic technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education and Radiologic Technology. (www.jrcert.org)
This A.A.S. Degree is offered only to students who have been accepted into the program after meeting all requirements. Class size is mandated by clinical limitations. Applications for the two year program are to be submitted from January to the second Monday in March, and classes begin each Fall Semester.
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Beginning in 2008, all students admitted into the Radiologic Technology Program at NPC will be required by one or more of the program’s clinical education sites, to pass a drug and a criminal background check. Admitted students who fail any of these procedures will be terminated from the program.
If you have questions about this program, please contact Debra Wilson at 501-760-4285 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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