• Placement/Transfer 94%

    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2012-2013 graduates found work or continued their education.

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Radiologic Technology

  • Welcome

    The primary mission of the Southeast Community College Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare entry level Radiologic Technologists committed to applying learned skills within the ethical, professional, and legal boundaries of a diverse community.

    You're a Good Fit for this program because . . . 

    Overview

    SCC’s Radiologic Technology program teaches the safe use of radiation to produce images of the human body for diagnostic purposes. Students are educated in the skills and knowledge required for critical thinking, problem-solving and effective communication in the radiology field. Students also learn to practice within the ethical, professional and legal boundaries required of this profession. The didactic portion is comprised of classes on SCC’s Lincoln Campus or online. The clinical component involves on-site education at pre-approved hospitals and clinics in the student’s vicinity. Program graduates become eligible to take the national examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and apply for state licensure.

    Mission

    The primary mission of the Southeast Community College Radiologic Technology program is to prepare entry-level Radiologic Technologists committed to applying learned skills within the ethical, professional and legal boundaries of a diverse community.

    Program Goals & Student Outcomes

    Program Effectiveness  

    JRC-Logo200x47_web The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Program data may be obtained by visiting http://www.jrcert.org/.

    Employment Outlook

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase by about 15 percent through 2016, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows and ages, there will be an increasing demand for diagnostic imaging. In addition to job growth, job openings also will arise from the need to replace technologists who leave the occupation. Radiologic technologists willing to relocate and who also are experienced in more than one diagnostic imaging procedure, such as CT, MR and mammography, will have the best employment opportunities as employers seek to control costs by using multi-credentialed employees. Locally, the job market has declined due to Nebraska’s current economy. This is expected to change as the economy strengthens and technologists retire. Recent SCC graduates report an average hourly wage of $16.80 per hour, with a high salary of $22.85 per hour.

    Starting Terms

    Summer Quarter (July), Winter Quarter (January).

    Program Self-Advising Sheet

    Radiologic Technology-AAS

    Program Requirements
    Program Prerequisites
    • The program has identified specific General Education and prerequisite courses that must be completed with a minimum grade of 75% (C+) prior to entry into the program.
    • Required courses may be earned at SCC or any college as long as they meet the approval of SCC transfer requirements and program curriculum.
    Program Requirements  
    • Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association for Health Care Providers
    • Review of Careers in Radiology Website
    • Job Shadowing  
    • Successful completion of a Criminal Background Check including the Nebraska adult and child abuse registries (CBC executed by SCC).
    Program Admission
    Students may apply to the program after they begin their last term of prerequisites.
    Submit to Admissions:
    • Completed Self-Advising Sheet with prerequisites tracked
    • New application  for Radiologic Technology program
    • Completed Health Statement
    • Website and Job Shadowing documents
    • Transcripts as needed (check with Admissions)
    Students will be placed on the appropriate waiting list and contacted with an anticipated start date upon successful completion of the admission process.
     
    Important Documents
    Program Summary
    The two-year program is comprised of clinical and didactic courses. Depending on the clinical site, students are admitted in July and/or January. The program is offered via the Lincoln track (clinical performed in Lincoln; didactic courses offered in classroom or Web-based) OR the Distance track (clinical performed outside Lincoln; didactic courses offered Web-based).
     
    Clinical - Students will use the knowledge learned in the didactic courses, along with skills acquired in lab, to give care to patients or clients at a health care facility. Clinical rotations may include hospitals, rural rotations, clinics, and rehabilitation institutions. Students will gain experience in radiology, surgery and emergency care interacting with a range of patients from ambulatory to critically ill to trauma. The majority of clinical hours will be daytime, but there are evening and weekend rotations.
     
    Student Responsibilities in the Program
    • Complete all program courses with a minimum grade of 75% (C+)
    • Maintain current CPR certification and immunizations
    • Play an active role in their education process
    • Maintain confidentiality regarding health and personal information of patient and abide by HIPAA guidelines
    • Follow all safety requirements
    • Maintain appropriate professional conduct in clinical and didactic settings
    • Possess computer skills and have Internet access
    • Know contents of SCC Student Handbook for program and College
    • Online students must attend a two-day workshop on the Lincoln, Nebraska Campus each year of the program
    Costs

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