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 Welcome to the Radiologic Technology Program 

Associate in Science Degree


This program is accredited by:
The Joint Committee on
Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)           
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone ( 312) 704-5300

email: mail@jrcert.org
http://www.jrcert.org

External Links:
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) 

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

 

Current Articulation Agreement:
Saint Josephs College


 The Radiologic Technology program provides education and training to individuals interested in the field of medical imaging. A Radiologic Technologist, or Radiographer, is a scientific artist who works as part of the health care team. With this art they contribute to the diagnostic treatment of the patient. They assist the Radiologist and are responsible for the accurate demonstration of body structures on a radiograph or other image receptor. The Radiologic Technologist determines the proper exposure factor, manipulates medical imaging equipment, and evaluates the radiographic images for quality assurance. The Radiologic Technologist combines advanced medical technology with human compassion.

Radiologic Technology is one of the allied health professions that can offer a variety of career paths. Employment opportunities may include hospitals, physician offices, imaging centers, as well as traveling opportunities.

 

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Program Mission: 

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program at Kennebec Valley Community College is to educate and train competent Radiologic Technologists who will provide service to patients using safe radiation practices to produce the required images needed for medical diagnosis. The program offers students experience with the most recent imaging advancements and new technological modalities in the medical field.

 

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes: 

 

1. Goal: Students will be clinically competent.

  • Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills
  • Student Learning Outcome: Students will select appropriate technical factors
  • Student Learning Outcome: Students will practice radiation safety.

 

2. Goal: Students will demonstrate communication skills.

  • Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate oral communication skills
  • Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate written communication skills.

 

3. Goal: Students will develop critical thinking skills.

  • Student Learning Outcome: Students adapt routine procedures for non-routine patients.
  • Student Learning Outcome: Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.

 

4. Goal: Students will model professionalism.

  • Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate work ethics.
  • Student Learning Outcome: Students will summarize the value of life-long learning.

 

CRITERIA FOR GRADUATION

Students must complete 75 credits in the Radiologic Technology program, achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all courses and attain a final GPA of 2.0 or higher. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology examination. Graduates are then eligible to apply for a Maine license.


Program Requirements for Radiologic Technology

FIRST SEMESTER

 

CREDIT HOURS

BIO213

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

RAD101

Radiographic Positioning I

3

RAD111

 Clinical Practicum I

3

RAD121

Patient Care & Medical Terminology

3

MAT 117

MAT 117 College Algebra or higher

3

 

Total First Semester Credits

16

SECOND SEMESTER

 

CREDIT
HOURS

BIO214

Anatomy & Physiology II

4

RAD131

 Radiographic Exposure I

2

PHY 213

Radiographic Physics

3

RAD102

Radiographic Positioning II & Contrast Media

3

RAD112

Clinical Practicum II

4

 

Total Second Semester Credits

16

SUMMER SESSION

(8 Weeks)

CREDIT HOURS

ENG101

College Composition

3

RAD103

Radiographic Positioning III

2

RAD113

Clinical Practicum III

4

 

Total Summer Session Credits

9

THIRD SEMESTER

 

CREDIT HOURS

COM104   or

COM 105         

Introduction to Communications

Interpersonal Commmunication

3

RAD 214

Ethics and Quality Assurance

1

PSY101

Introduction to Psychology

3

RAD211

Clinical Practicum IV

5

RAD220

 Radiographic Exposure II

3

BIO216

Pathophysiology and Principles of Pharmacology for the Health Professional

3

 

Total Third Semester Credits

18

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

CREDIT HOURS

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Humanities Elective

3

RAD212

Clinical Practicum V

6

RAD 222

Senior Seminar

1

RAD216

Introduction to Imaging Modalities

2

RAD218

Radiation Biology and Protection

2

 

Total Fourth Semester Credits

14

 

TOTAL CREDITS FOR AAS

73

 

 

 

 

                                      

                           

         

 

 

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In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes listed on the on the home page, the performance of this program is reported through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  Program effectiveness data documents program completion, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Questions regarding program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Director. Information regarding program effectiveness data may also be found on the JRCERT website at www.jrcert.org.

  

Annual program completion rate: (2017) Sixteen students enrolled in the program, 13 graduated, resulting in an annual completion rate of 81%.

Five-year average program completion rate (2013-2017) - 84% . This is defined as the number of students who started the program divided by the number of students who completed the program. From 2013-2017, 77 students began the program, 65 have graduated. 

Five -year average national credentialing examination pass rate on first attempt (2013-2017)- 73% . This is the number of graduates who passed the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation. During this five year period, 65 students graduated from the program, 59 took the ARRT certification, and 43 successfully passed the ARRT examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation. Five graduates passed on the second attempt, one passed on the 3rd attempt.

Five-year average job placement rate (2013-2017)- 98%. This is the number of graduates who are employed in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation versus the number of graduates who are actively seeking employment. From 2013-2017 approximately 42 graduates were seeking employment; 41 obtained employment within twelve months of graduation.

Those not actively seeking employment may be on active military duty, continuing their education, unwilling to relocate for employment, unwilling to accept salary for position, or failed to communicate employment status to program officials .

  

 

Clinical Practicum is a vital aspect of the Radiologic Technology Program. Students are able to put into practice concepts learned in the classroom. The Radiologic Technology Program uses twelve (12) medical sites for clinical rotation. Students are scheduled for clinical practicum each semester by the Clinical Coordinator. Each student will be assigned five (5) clinical rotations in various Radiology Departments, ensuring a well-rounded clinical experience.  It should be noted that the eleven sites are located throughout the state. Clinical hours will vary depending on the clinical site. Clinical days are 6 hour days the first semester, then 8 hour days for the remainder of the program. Clinical time can range from 6 am to 7 pm, site dependant. Students are responsible for getting to and from their assigned clinical site. 

 The clinical sites are as follows: 

  • MaineGeneral Medical Center- Augusta and Waterville campuses

  • Miles Memorial Hospital- Damariscotta

  • Penobscot Bay Medical Center- Rockport

  • Inland Hospital- Waterville

  • Redington-Fairview General Hospital- Skowhegan

  • Mayo Regional Hospital- Dover-Foxcroft

  • Sebasticook Valley Hospital- Pittsfield

  • C.A.Dean Hospital- Greenville

  • Penobscot Valley Hospital- Lincoln

  • Togus VA- Augusta
  • Augusta Orthopaedics Association- Augusta
  • Waldo County General Hospital- Belfast

 

 

For more information:



 Program Contact

Betsy Priest, MSEd RT.(R) (MR)
(207) 453-5143
bpriest@kvcc.me.edu 
 

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