Students can expect a challenging program that teaches them to be a qualified entry-level Radiologic Technologist.
That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2013-2014 graduates found work or continued their education.
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.
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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 Learning Outcomes
The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Program data may be obtained by visiting the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology website.
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Important: Upon completing the program, students are eligible to take the national examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and apply for state licensure. If you have a felony or misdemeanor in your background, you may be ineligible to take the national registry. Individuals who have been convicted of, or plead guilty to a crime, may file a pre-application with the ARRT to obtain a ruling on the impact of their eligibility for examination (there is a fee for this). You can obtain information about the pre-application on the ARRT website at http//www.arrt.org/. Click on “Ethics” and “Pre-Application Process.”
The 21-month program is comprised of clinical and didactic courses. The program is offered via the Lincoln track (clinical performed in Lincoln; didactic courses offered in classroom) 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 hospital facility. Clinical rotations may include other 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 program has predetermined clinical sites throughout Nebraska and in several states. Students perform approximately 21-28 hours of clinical per week at a pre-approved hospital. Clinical hours are mainly daytime between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., however, there are some evening, weekends and overnight shifts.
To ensure that students are making the right career move, students must “job shadow” a minimum of eight hours at a hospital in the diagnostic area of the radiology department prior to being admitted to the program. The eight hours must be completed in shifts of at least three hours in length over a minimum of two days. Shifts should be scheduled early in the morning (after 7:30 a.m.) when the majority of patient exams are performed. Contact the hospital’s Human Resources Department to set up an appointment to shadow.
Important: Shadowing is a privilege granted by the hospital. Students MUST participate at the clinical site to fulfill the shadowing requirement. Failure to show initiative, acting inappropriately, or not dressing within the guidelines may result in the clinical site asking you to leave. If this occurs, all accumulated hours at the site will be forfeited.
Careers in Radiologic Technology
To learn more about radiology as a career choice, go to “Careers in Radiologic Technology” on the American Society of Radiologic Technologists website, http://www.asrt.org/main/careers/careers-in-radiologic-technology. At the site, explore career pathways, discover important information about the field of radiology and listen to technologists discuss their jobs.
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