Radiologic Technology

 

This program prepares the student for an entry- level position as a radiologic technologist. Radiologic technologists are highly specialized members of the health care team who provide patient care services using x-ray machines under the direction of a physician. This program will prepare students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist examinations: Emphasis is on basic informatics, working in the healthcare system, knowledge, and technical skills to thrive in today’s complex world. Graduates learn what is needed to manage and improve the quality of information needed within the healthcare delivery system. Entry into the Radiologic Technology program requires prior admission.

 

 

Program Mission Statement

The mission of Eastern Arizona College’s Radiologic Technology Program is to provide quality higher education that prepares the graduate for immediate employment as a radiologic technologist and a member of the healthcare community in a fiscally responsible manner. The Radiologic Technology Program is accountable to its stakeholders for preparing graduates to thrive in a complex, ever-changing world through training that is accessible and emphasizes personal development and critical thinking.

 

 Program Goals
Student Learning Outcomes

Students demonstrate clinical competency required of an entry level radiographer

  • Students will apply positioning skills, select technical factors, utilize radiation protection, and be competent and confident in the clinical setting.
  • Students critique radiographic images for technical accuracy with knowledge of how to rememdy non-diagnostic properties.

Students demonstrate effective communication skills with the patient and health care team

  • Students demonstrate written communication, in a manner that produces confidence from coworkers and patients.
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication, in a manner that produces confidence from coworkers and patients.

Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills that not only involve technical imaging considerations, but also those related to patient needs and clinical restrictions

  • Students confront sistuations that would be considered out of the ordinary with confidence and skill to accomplish the task.
  • Students will effectivley analyze a radiographic image for diagnostic quality.

Students demonstrate proffesional behavior and values consistant with the rules of the ARRT and the code of ethics of the ASRT

  • Students demonstrate work ethic and skills that promote confidence from employers and patients.
Grading System
  • The program is designed so that each semesters RAD courses be done in sequence, building on the previous content. A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in all RAD courses to advance to the next semester.
  • If a student fails (less than 75%) the first two didactic tests in any RAD course, they will be considered unsafe or unprepared to continue in the clinical course as well. Therefore, will be removed from the clinical component.
  • If a student needs to withdraw from any RAD course for any reason (academic or personal) prior to the end of the semester, the student will be withdrawn from all RAD courses in that semester.

Successful completion of each RAD course requires a passing grade in classroom theory, college assignments and clinical labs.

Grading Scale:  A= 95 - 100    B= 85 - 94.99     C=75 - 84.99     F= 0 - 74.99

Radiologic Technology Career Paths
Radiographer
Sonographer
Mammographer
Radiation Therapist
Cardiac Interventional Technologists
Magnetic Resonance Technologists
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Program Details
Average Program Length
Average Program Cost
Location(s)
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)
Preparation to sit the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist examinations and for entry-level employment as a radiologic technologist.
5 full-time semesters + pre-requisites
$8,694 - $12,354
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Program Contact
Adam Bingham R.T. ( R ) (MR) (CT) ARRT
Program Director
(928) 428-8349
adam.bingham@eac.edu
 
Admissions Office
(928) 428-8332
(800) 678-3808 x 8332
admissions@eac.edu