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Radiologic Technology

The program prepares the student to become an essential member of the healthcare team. The student radiographer learns about the characteristics and potential hazards of radiation, and applies this knowledge to produce quality diagnostic images which will assist the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases.

For a complete list of technical standards, program required forms, and admission procedures please go to the Health and Human Service department page.

For information on program effectiveness, program publications, and the program mission please visit the Radiological Technology department page.

Program Options

AAS Degree - Radiologic Technology

The Associate in Applied Science major in Radiologic Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers as a Radiologic Technologist. Graduates of this program are prepared to take the ARRT certification exam to become a Registered Technologist, Radiography, R.T.(R). This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Phone (312)704-5300, Fax (312)704-5304 or by e-mail at mail@ jrcert.org . Upon completion of this program, the graduate is eligible for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Upon passing this examination, graduates are entitled to use the abbreviation R.T.(R)(Registered Technologist, Radiography) after their names and to the privileges offered by this registration.

Complete BIO-210 & BIO-211 (Minimum grade C)
Complete ENG-101 (minimum grade C)
Complete HSS-205 (minimum grade C)
Complete MAT-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete PSY-201 (minimum grade C)
Complete RAD-102 (Minimum grade C)
Complete RAD-110 (minimum grade C)
Complete RAD-115 (minimum grade C)
Complete RAD-121 (minimum grade C)
Complete RAD-130 (minimum grade C)
Complete RAD-136 (minimum grade C)
Complete RAD-201 (minimum grade C)
Complete RAD-210 (minimum grade C)
Complete COL-101 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete RAD-101 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete RAD-105 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete RAD-152 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete RAD-165 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete RAD-175 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete RAD-256 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete RAD-230 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete RAD-268 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete RAD-278 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete 1 elective from: (Minimum Grade C) AHS-101 AHS-102 AHS-108 AHS-120 AHS-121 AHS-125 CHM-101 CPT-101 CPT-170 ENG-102 ENG-109 ENG-160 ENG-181 MED-115 PSY-203 PSY-242 SOC-101 SOC-230 SPC-205 SPC-220 RAD-220

There are 3 alternate tracks of qualifying for entry into the Rad Tech Program. All applicants
must have a high school diploma or GED and qualify by one of the following Tracks:

Track 1: ASSET/COMPASS/ or ACCUPLACER Scores

COMPASS Scores          ASSET Scores          ACCUPLACER
Algebra: 66 or above          Numerical: 45 or above          College Level Math: 50 or above
Writing: 70 or above          Writing: 41 or above          Sentence Skills: 75 or above 
Reading: 88 or above          Reading: 46 or above          Reading: 95 or above


Track 2
: SAT or ACT Scores

SAT: 480 Critical Reading and Writing/570 M (Since March 2016)

SAT: 480 Critical Reading and 540 Math OR ACT: 21 English and 23 Math and 22 Reading 

SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.

SAT/ACT scores must be accompanied by a 46 ASSET Reading or 88 COMPASS or 95 Accuplacer Reading score if Reading score from either of the above are below listed score requirement.

Track 3: Certificate in Allied Health Services

This track of program admission requires completion of the Allied Health Services Certificate with a 2.5 GPA and a minimum grade of C in all courses. All prerequisite coursework applies. Students qualifying by Track 3 must either complete RDG 101 or score at or above levels listed above on Reading Placement Test.

The applicant must pay a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable fee to have his/her name placed on the waitlist. The applicant’s name will not be placed on the list until the $50 fee has been paid. Qualified applicants are accepted into the Radiologic Technology program in the order in which they qualify. The applicant will receive a formal letter of acceptance into the program from Student Services.  

This letter will request payment of the $100 non-refundable, nontransferable deposit for confirmation of intent to enroll. The deposit will later be applied towards the program tuition for the first Summer term. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to qualify for entry into the Rad Tech program. Attendance of a mandatory orientation prior to the start date is required.

Upon accepting entry into your first summer semester of the program, a completed medical physical examination and documentation forms must be completed within 3 months prior to the clinical portion of program and must be turned into the Program Director.

Documentation of certification in the American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR course is required prior to Program entry and must be turned in to the Program Director. Students must provide evidence of current health insurance coverage each semester in order to be allowed into the clinical facility.

Students must submit a completed student health form to include the following:

· Physical Assessment

· Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is available
  you must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) 

· Varicella (Chicken Pox) titer required 

· Proof of Diphtheria-Tetanus Booster (Last booster must have been received within the past 
  10 years.) 

· Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended (Documentation of declination is required if student 
  does not have the vaccine.) 

· Proof of 2 step PPD within 3 months prior to entry of program is required

· Physician’s evaluation

Criminal Background checks and drug-screening also required for clinical placement. 

All documentation will be reviewed at a mandatory orientation in the spring prior to the summer start date.

This 24 month program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology ( http://www.jrcert.org). Upon completion of this program, the graduate is eligible for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists( www.arrt.org) certification exam. Upon passing this examination, graduates are entitled to use the abbreviation ARRT, R.T. (R), (registered technologist) after their names and to the privileges offered by this registration.
 
American Society of Radiologic Technologists website
www.asrt.org

Useful Links

Program Standards for Radiologic Technology (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Allied Health Certificate

The Allied Health Services certificate is designed for students seeking a career in the field of health care. Completion of this certificate is a qualifying method for entry into the Associate Degree in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology or may be completed as a standalone certificate. Students planning to enter the Radiologic Technology program without qualifying placement test scores must complete this certificate with a 2.5 GPA and a minimum grade of "C" or better in all courses. See radiologic Technology requirements. Students who successfully complete the Allied Health Services certificate program will be eligible to sit for the respective national certification exams for phlebotomy and electrocardiography (ECG).

Complete AHS-102 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AHS-120 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AHS-141 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AHS-145 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete BIO-210 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete BIO-211 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete COL-101 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete CPT-170 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete ENG-101 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete HSS-205 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete MAT-110 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete PSY-201 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete 1 course from RDG-101, SOC-101 or SPC-205 (Minimum Grade: C)

There are 3 alternate tracks of qualifying for entry into the Rad Tech Program. All applicants
must have a high school diploma or GED and qualify by one of the following Tracks:

Track 1: ASSET/COMPASS/ or ACCUPLACER Scores

COMPASS Scores          ASSET Scores          ACCUPLACER
Algebra: 66 or above          Numerical: 45 or above          College Level Math: 50 or above
Writing: 70 or above          Writing: 41 or above          Sentence Skills: 75 or above 
Reading: 88 or above          Reading: 46 or above          Reading: 95 or above


Track 2
: SAT or ACT Scores

SAT: 480 Critical Reading and Writing/570 M (Since March 2016)

SAT: 480 Critical Reading and 540 Math OR ACT: 21 English and 23 Math and 22 Reading 

SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.

SAT/ACT scores must be accompanied by a 46 ASSET Reading or 88 COMPASS or 95 Accuplacer Reading score if Reading score from either of the above are below listed score requirement.

Track 3: Certificate in Allied Health Services

This track of program admission requires completion of the Allied Health Services Certificate with a 2.5 GPA and a minimum grade of C in all courses. All prerequisite coursework applies. Students qualifying by Track 3 must either complete RDG 101 or score at or above levels listed above on Reading Placement Test.

The applicant must pay a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable fee to have his/her name placed on the waitlist. The applicant’s name will not be placed on the list until the $50 fee has been paid. Qualified applicants are accepted into the Radiologic Technology program in the order in which they qualify. The applicant will receive a formal letter of acceptance into the program from Student Services.  

This letter will request payment of the $100 non-refundable, nontransferable deposit for confirmation of intent to enroll. The deposit will later be applied towards the program tuition for the first Summer term. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to qualify for entry into the Rad Tech program. Attendance of a mandatory orientation prior to the start date is required.

Upon accepting entry into your first summer semester of the program, a completed medical physical examination and documentation forms must be completed within 3 months prior to the clinical portion of program and must be turned into the Program Director.

Documentation of certification in the American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR course is required prior to Program entry and must be turned in to the Program Director. Students must provide evidence of current health insurance coverage each semester in order to be allowed into the clinical facility.

Students must submit a completed student health form to include the following:

· Physical Assessment

· Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is available
  you must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) 

· Varicella (Chicken Pox) titer required 

· Proof of Diphtheria-Tetanus Booster (Last booster must have been received within the past 
  10 years.) 

· Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended (Documentation of declination is required if student 
  does not have the vaccine.) 

· Proof of 2 step PPD within 3 months prior to entry of program is required

· Physician’s evaluation

Criminal Background checks and drug-screening also required for clinical placement. 

All documentation will be reviewed at a mandatory orientation in the spring prior to the summer start date.

This 24 month program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology ( http://www.jrcert.org). Upon completion of this program, the graduate is eligible for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists( www.arrt.org) certification exam. Upon passing this examination, graduates are entitled to use the abbreviation ARRT, R.T. (R), (registered technologist) after their names and to the privileges offered by this registration.
 
American Society of Radiologic Technologists website
www.asrt.org

Useful Links

Program Standards for Radiologic Technology (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Computed Tomography Advanced

The advanced certificate program in Computed Tomography prepares the post-graduate registered technologist to use x-rays and computed radiologic technology to produce cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body for diagnostic testing, radiation therapy treatment planning, and nuclear medicine PET scanning.

TAKE AHS-206; Minimum Grade C
TAKE RAD-103; Minimum Grade C
TAKE RAD-120; Minimum Grade of C
TAKE RAD-135; Minimum Grade of C
TAKE RAD-140; Minimum Grade of C
TAKE RAD-145; Minimum Grade of C

Entrance Requirements:

Current certification as a radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist (ARRT or NMTCB registered). State certification and/or licensure is required, if applicable.

 

Prior to acceptance into the program, the student must:

  • Be a registered radiologic technologist (ARRT), radiation therapist (ARRT), or registered nuclear medicine technologist (ARRT or NMTCB) or registry eligible.
  •  Have state certification and/or licensure in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy in the state of employment or location of the clinical rotation site if required. 

 

General admissions requirements:

  • Submit an application to York Technical College along with high school transcripts.
  •   Provide a completed physical exam form completed by a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner documenting current immunization requirements to the program director 30 days prior to beginning the program.
  •  Submit a copy of current ARRT or NMTCB card and state certification if applicable 30 days prior to beginning program.
  •  Submit a copy of current CPR card 30 days prior to beginning program.
  •  Submit official college transcripts documenting completion of a radiography, nuclear medicine, and/or radiation therapy program.
  •  Complete Pre-Clinical Orientation in Fall semester prior to beginning program.
  •  A criminal background check is required. All students must meet requirements of the affiliate clinical training site for background to be accepted into the program.
  •  Students must be able to attend all clinical experiences.
  •   A negative drug screen may be required by your clinical affiliate site.

 

Students must meet any additional requirements of the selected clinical training site. Students are required to secure their own clinical affiliate for the completion of the RAD 140 program course. York Technical College will assist the student and provide an affiliation agreement contract for clinical site and program as part of the program. Students must obtain signature and provide a copy of the clinical prospector/supervisor's credentials and the clinical site must accompany the affiliation contract.

• Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in all required courses to complete the program.

 

 

Mission Statement:

To train and prepare, qualified entry-level Computed Tomography technologists to meet the needs of the healthcare community.  

Entrance Requirements:

Current certification as a radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist (ARRT or NMTCB registered). State certification and/or licensure is required, if applicable. 

Type of Program:

Full-time, distance education (online with clinical component) 

Type of Degree:

Certificate

Professional Credentials:

Registered Computed Tomography Technologist (CT ARRT; subject to passing ARRT registry exam) 

Employment Opportunities:

Hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, radiation therapy centers, mobile imaging, sales, applications 

• The certificate program in Computed Tomography prepares the post-graduate registered technologist to use x-rays and computed radiologic technology to produce cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body for diagnostic testing, radiation therapy treatment planning, and nuclear medicine PET scanning. 

• The Computed Tomography program is a full-time, one-semester program consisting of online didactic courses and clinical exam requirements performed, if possible, close to the student’s home at a local clinical site. 

• The clinical component of the program is designed to meet the clinical competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). 

• Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible sit for the ARRT Advanced Registry in Computed Tomography to obtain their credential ARRT (CT). 

• Recent graduates of a radiography, nuclear medicine, and/or radiation therapy program may apply to the program but are required to pass the ARRT or NMTCB registry exam for their discipline and provide proof of certification, by the time they begin the program. 

Computed Tomography Certificate Program Checklist​

Useful Links

Program Standards for Computed Tomography (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

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