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Delivery: A mix of daytime and online courses, some evening and weekend clinical rotations
Start: Fall Semester only; Full-Time only, consists of six consecutive semesters

Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time.

Radiologic Technology — Associate in Applied Science Degree (78 credits)

About the Program


The Radiologic Technology program is designed to prepare entry-level radiologic technologists who are capable of providing diagnostic medical images of patients in various types of medical facilities. Students of the program will work closely with radiology physicians and staff members and will be instructed in basic patient care techniques, proper positioning skills of anatomical body parts, and the current radiation safety standards. Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be eligible to write the national certification examination of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, www.asrt.org.

Admission into this program requires a special application and is highly competitive. The college may not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum admission standards. Refer to the program’s Information/Application Booklet.

Accreditation


The program is nationally accredited by:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182
phone 312.704.5300
Graduates are eligible to write the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
www.jrcert.org.
mail@jrcert.org

Application Deadline


Application deadline is December 20th of each year preceding the start of the next academic year Fall Semester.

Background Checks


Minnesota Department of Health requires any individual having contact with patients to pass the Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions prior to starting the clinical experience. An individual may be disqualified from having patient contact and would not be permitted to participate in the clinical experience. Call MN Department of Human Services with specific questions, 651.431.2000. Ethical issues should be addressed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) at www.arrt.org.

Articulation Agreements


Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles


Radiographer
Radiologic Technologist

Radiologic Technology Program’s Mission


The purpose of the radiography program is to educate clinically competent, entry-level graduates capable of practicing independent judgment in performing radiographic procedures that meet the healthcare needs of the community.

Radiologic Technology Program Goals


Goal 1.00: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills required for providing safe, quality patient care.
Student Outcomes:
1.01 Students will demonstrate simulations of uncommonly performed procedures in the laboratory setting.
1.02 Students will determine the appropriate technical factors for non-routine procedures.
1.03 Students will perform pediatric examinations.
1.04 Students will produce diagnostic radiographic images in the laboratory setting.
Goal 2.00: Students will exhibit clinical competence during performance of radiographic procedures.
Student Outcomes:
2.01 Students will choose methods of minimizing radiation exposure to patient, self and others.
2.02 Students will produce diagnostic images in clinical.
2.03 Students will produce diagnostic radiographic images in the laboratory setting.
Goal 3: The student will communicate effectively with patients, health care team members and others with consideration (sensitivity) of diverse patient populations.
Student Outcomes:
3.01 Students will identify ethical patient care practices of the radiographer.
3.02 Students will present PowerPoint Computed Tomography lectures to classmates and faculty.
3.03 Students will discuss the cultural diversity impact when performing patient care.
Goal 4.00: The student will plan radiologic technology professional lifelong learning activities.
Student Outcomes:
4.01 Students will present a specific imaging modality PowerPoint to classmates and faculty.
4.02 Students will develop an electronic portfolio for archiving lifelong learning events.
Program Effectiveness Information:


  • Results of 2013 Survey of Employer Satisfaction of Program Graduate – 100 % satisfied
  • Credentialing examination pass rate (2009-2013) for first time attempters :
    179 graduates (2009-2013) took examination and 178 passed = 178/179 or 99.6%
  • Five year average certification examination mean score = 86.8%
  • Program completion rate (50 students accepted/start each year):
    2009 – 41 graduates or 82%
    2010 – 36 graduates or 70%
    2011 – 35 graduates or 71%
    2012 – 37 graduates or 74%
    2013 – 32 graduates or 64%
  • Percentage of graduates (those actively seeking employment within one year upon graduation and could be contacted by program officials) in the past five years finding employment:
    2009 – 24/41 or 60% employed
    2010 – 27/36 or 75%
    2011 – 29/35 or 83%
    2012 – 30/37 or 83%
    2013 – 22/31 or 71%
    For the past five years, a total of 179 graduates sought employment and 133 gained employment for an overall employment rate of 74%.

Salary Data


  • Radiologic Technologist
    Average Wage: $29.28/hour
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Radiologic Technology - AAS 78 Credits

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills required for providing safe and quality patient care.
  • Exhibit competence during performance of radiographic procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, health care team members and others with consideration of diverse patient populations.
  • Plan radiologic technology professional lifelong learning activities.

Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Diane Fleury-Evans,
Program Director
651.779.3334Diane.Fleury@century.eduRoom 3263 East