Clarkson College and Southeast Community College recently formed
an agreement to allow students enrolled in SCC's Radiologic
Technology program to concurrently pursue an
online bachelor's degree in Medical Imaging at Clarkson
"The agreement between SCC and Clarkson College is an incredible
opportunity for our students to obtain a bachelor's degree," said
Kelly Findley, program coordinator and co-chair of SCC's Radiologic
Technology program. "We see this as an investment in student
education and as a means to support the future growth of employees
in the workforce."
The RT students are eligible to enroll in the Medical Imaging
program at Clarkson College after successfully completing one year
of the associate degree program at SCC.
Clarkson College will grant the students credit for the relevant
coursework they completed in the RT program. This transfer process
allows SCC students to earn their Medical Imaging degree after
completing just 12 classes at Clarkson College.
"Because SCC does not offer a Medical Imaging program, we wanted
to give their students the same opportunity that Clarkson College
students have to earn both degrees and in a reasonable timeframe,"
said Ellen Collins, Clarkson College Radiologic Technology and
Medical Imaging director. "The students should experience a smooth
transition into the Medical Imaging program, as it (like the RT
program at SCC) also is offered entirely online."
The primary benefit of earning the bachelor's degree is the
opportunity to specialize in post-primary areas such as computed
tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, imaging
informatics, angiography, and bone densitometry. Additionally,
Collins said the dual degree will significantly increase the
marketability and career options available to SCC students upon
entering the workforce.
"Forming this agreement is one way SCC and Clarkson College are
working to meet the need for more highly qualified and prepared
professionals in the RT and Medical Imaging fields," Collins
If simultaneously pursuing both degrees is not feasible, SCC
students may wait to enroll in the bachelor's degree program until
they have fully completed the RT program at SCC and earned their
To learn more about the dual degree agreement, visit www.clarksoncollege.edu/scc.
For more information about this agreement or about SCC's
Radiologic Technology program, contact Findley at 402-437-2777 or