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  1. 1. RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Student Handbook 2012 - 2013NOTE: This Handbook is intended as a supplement to the general Moultrie Technical College Student Handbook. Issues pertaining to the entire student population are addressed in the campus-wide Handbook.Revised June 2012
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MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMContents Handbook Acknowledgement ................................................................................................................................................................. 4 PART I - OVERVIEW ........................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Moultrie Technical College Mission....................................................................................................................................................... 6 Program Mission Statement .................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Program Objectives ................................................................................................................................................................................. 6 Philosophy ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 ADVISORY COMMITTEES ................................................................................................................................................................. 7 ADMISSION INTO THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM ............................................................................................ 8 Curriculum .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 9 Radiologic Technology - RT23............................................................................................................................................................... 9 Curriculum Sequence ............................................................................................................................................................................ 10 COURSE DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................................................................................... 11 General Core Courses ........................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Occupational Courses ........................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Competency Curriculum ....................................................................................................................................................................... 17 General Patient Care ............................................................................................................................................................................. 19 Radiologic Technology Schedule ......................................................................................................................................................... 20 Classroom Policies and Procedures ...................................................................................................................................................... 21 Academic Progress ................................................................................................................................................................................ 21 Academic Honesty ................................................................................................................................................................................ 21 Accreditation ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 21 THE ARRT CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION............................................................................................................................... 22 MALPRACTICE INSURANCE: ......................................................................................................................................................... 22 Classroom Attendance .......................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Tardiness Policy .................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Classroom Dress Code .......................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Sleeping Policy ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Student Employment Policy.................................................................................................................................................................. 28 GRADING SYSTEM ........................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Grievance Procedures ........................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Program Graduation Requirements ....................................................................................................................................................... 31 Harassment ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 32 Professional Associations ..................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Library Services .................................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Placement Services ............................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Professional Associations ..................................................................................................................................................................... 36 STUDENT CLUBS............................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Student Health Policy............................................................................................................................................................................ 37 Smoking Policy ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Schedules .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 38 Withdrawal Policy................................................................................................................................................................................. 38 Lab Policies and Procedures ................................................................................................................................................................. 39 Classroom/Lab Safety Check List......................................................................................................................................................... 39 Computer Lab Management Plan ......................................................................................................................................................... 40 LAB MANAGEMENT ......................................................................................................................................................................... 41 GUIDELINES FOR ENERGIZED LAB .............................................................................................................................................. 41 Conduct in Laboratory .......................................................................................................................................................................... 41 Basic Operation of Equipment .............................................................................................................................................................. 41 Handling Laboratory Chemical ............................................................................................................................................................. 41 Radiation Safety Policies ...................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Standards for Radiation Protection ....................................................................................................................................................... 42 Radiation Monitoring Policy ................................................................................................................................................................. 42 Student Radiation Exposure Reports .................................................................................................................................................... 43 Student Dose Limit Protocol ................................................................................................................................................................. 43 Student Safety Practices ........................................................................................................................................................................ 44 Pregnancy Policy................................................................................................................................................................................... 442Revised June 2012
  3. 3. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Occupational Radiation Exposure of Fertile Women ........................................................................................................................... 45 Textbooks .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 47 PART II - CLINICAL EDUCATION .................................................................................................................................................. 49 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 49 Clinical Rotations .................................................................................................................................................................................. 50 Clinical Education Regulations ............................................................................................................................................................. 50 Pre Clinical Requirement ...................................................................................................................................................................... 51 Clinical Dress Code .............................................................................................................................................................................. 52 Ethics and Clinical Conduct .................................................................................................................................................................. 53 Discipline/Dismissal ............................................................................................................................................................................. 53 Demerit Check Sheet ............................................................................................................................................................................ 55 Clinical Attendance ............................................................................................................................................................................... 58 Tardiness Policy .................................................................................................................................................................................... 62 Clinical Grading System ....................................................................................................................................................................... 64 Bi- Weekly Clinical Performance Evaluation ....................................................................................................................................... 65 Clinical Performance Skills .................................................................................................................................................................. 65 Tri-Weekly Evaluation .......................................................................................................................................................................... 69 Clinical Competency Evaluation .......................................................................................................................................................... 77 Clinical Competencies .......................................................................................................................................................................... 79 Clinical Competencies Requirements Per Semester ............................................................................................................................. 79 Challenge Competencies ....................................................................................................................................................................... 81 Competency Evaluator .......................................................................................................................................................................... 81 REQUIRMENT FOR CLINICAL NOTE BOOK ................................................................................................................................ 83 APPENDIX ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 84 FORMS ................................................................................................................................................................ 843Revised June 2012
  4. 4. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMHandbook Acknowledgement I, ___________________________________________, hereby acknowledge that I have received acopy of the Radiologic Technology Program Handbook and that I have read and understand its contents. I agreeto abide by the standards and policies set forth therein. I further understand that the Handbook outlines myrights and responsibilities as a student in the program. ___________________________________________ Student Signature ___________________________________________ Date4Revised June 2012
  5. 5. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM5Revised June 2012
  6. 6. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMPART I - OVERVIEWMoultrie Technical College MissionMoultrie Technical College is a multiple campus institution of higher learning whose mission as part of theTechnical College System of Georgia is to provide a culture of learning through occupational education,academic education, distance education, business and industry training, and workforce development supportingthe education and economic advancement of Colquitt, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties.The college fulfills its mission by providing accessible, quality education leading to associate degrees,diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and programs to assist adults in literacy education.Program Mission StatementThe mission statement of the Moultrie Technical College Radiologic Technology Program is to provide acomprehensive education program which prepares graduates with entry-level skills necessary to seekemployment as a radiographer and receive an Associate’s degree,Program ObjectivesFulfillment of the programs mission is assessed by the degree to which program achieves the following goals: 1. Students will be prepared to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology and demonstrate ability to competently perform entry level radiographer skills. 2. Students will communicate effectively 3. Student will use critical thinking and problem solving skills 4. Students will evaluate the importance of profession growth and development 5. The program will graduate entry-level technologist. 6. The graduates of the program will be prepared to sit for the American registry of Radiologic Technology exam.6Revised June 2012
  7. 7. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMPhilosophy The concept of professional technical education, regardless of the form such education may take, is firmlybased in the belief that the capability of the individual to contribute as a member of the society is related notonly to the distinctive capabilities inherent in each person, but also to learned knowledge and to thedevelopment of those capabilities. The entire operation of the Moultrie Technical College Program of Radiologic Technology shall bedirected by a very real concern for the individual student, and recognition that individual advancement, throughthe acquisition of knowledge and skills, enhances the ability of the student to meet his or her needs as well asthose of the society. Consistent with the philosophy, the administration and faculty of the school take the position that studentsare here to access a means for personal and professional growth and development. The curriculum, objectivesand program policies are intended to promote this position.ADVISORY COMMITTEESProgram advisory committees annually evaluate academic instructional programs and make recommendationsfor changes in the following areas: program purpose and objectives, program admission requirements, programcontent and length, instructional materials, equipment, skill levels and/or proficiency required for programcompletion, and methods of program evaluation. The program advisory committees also makerecommendations regarding the program structure, curriculum, and elimination and addition of programs.Recommendations recorded in the program advisory minutes are reviewed by the Executive Vice President andmay result in improvements as documented by the Administrative Response Report. The permanent members ofthe Advisory Committee include: Dr. Jacob Schwartz, MD, MD .............................................. Medical Director Alfred Jones, B.S., RT (R) ................................................... Program Director Ashley Shiver RT (R) .......................................................... Clinical Instructor David Spence, RT (R) ...................................................... Radiology Manager Tracie Grace, RT (R) ........................................................ Radiology Manager Faye Clark RT (R) ............................................................... Clinical Instructor Mandy Hobby RT (R) ……………………………………Clinical Instructor Brenda Blair RT (R) ……………………………………… Clinical Instructor Aubrey O’Neal RT (R) ……………………………………Clinical Instructor In addition, each year, a senior student of Radiologic Technology is named to the Advisory Committee byits members. This student serves until graduation and, due to his or her special awareness of student interestsand concerns is a key member of the team.7Revised June 2012
  8. 8. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMADMISSION INTO THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM It is possible to be granted admission into MTC and not be granted admissioninto the Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program. Candidates for admission to the programwill be involved in a competitive process for a limited number of available positions. Because of guidelines formulatedand administered by the appropriate certifying agency, the requirements for admission into the Radiologic TechnologyProgram exceed the requirements for general admission into MTC. The criteria utilized for the competitive process forstudents into the program were chosen based on MTC’s experience with and expectations for its graduates’ successes inpassing the national examination sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, receiving certificationto practice, and obtaining employment within their chosen profession. Radiologic Technology is a two-year associate degree program that begins each summer semester. Thecompetitive process takes place each spring semester beginning around the end of March. There are a total of 20 studentsin both the junior and senior classes. Four alternate students will be accepted into the first semester class, but will onlymove forward if a space becomes available from the original regularly accepted students. The competitive process is based on several criteria. The grades from ENGL 1101, ENGL 2130, MATH 1111 or1101, BIOL 2113 and 2113L, BIOL 2114 and 2114L, PSYC 1101, COMP 1000 and ALHS 1090 will be considered. Thegrades in the core courses will reflect 50% of the total points available and will not be calculated if the course is retaken.If a course is taken twice after fall semester, the courses will be averaged. Allied Health core is acceptable within 2 years.The PSB exam* is 30% of total points available and the interview is worth 20% of total points available. The process is asfollows:1. Meet regular admission requirements.2. If no transfer or past credit has been awarded, students will be admitted into the Radiologic Technology programtaking the academic core courses considered “preparatory” for the radiologic curriculum.3. Attend a mandatory orientation. Dates are posted on the MTC website and student bulletins around campus.4. At the end of the academic core courses, students are evaluated to determine those students who will continueinto the Radiologic Technology program for the remaining eight (8) semesters of study. The evaluation includes thefollowing: a. Academic core course grades b. The PSB exam score percentage* c. Interview with Allied Health committee5. Should a student fail to gain admission, he/ she may apply for the next incoming class. The student will also receiveguidance concerning other program options.6. In the event of a tie, the student with the earliest application date will be accepted. Tuition and Fees Tuition and fees shall be those set forth by the College and described in the Moultrie Technical College StudentHandbook. Refund policies shall be those set forth by the College and are fully described in the Student Handbook.8Revised June 2012
  9. 9. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMCurriculumRadiologic Technology - RT23The Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program is a sequence of courses thatprepares students for positions in radiology departments and related businesses and industries. Learningopportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition,retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instructionnecessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Radiologic Technology Associate ofApplied Science Degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a nationalcertification examination for radiographers.9Revised June 2012
  10. 10. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Curriculum Sequence RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree RT03 Semester Course Title Credit Number Hours Prerequisite ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3 Prerequisite ENGL 2130 American Literature 3 Prerequisite MATH 1111 College Algebra 3 Prerequisite BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Prerequisite BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Prerequisite PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 4 Prerequisite ALHS 1109 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2 Prerequisite COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3 Elective 3 Fall 1st Year RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 4 Fall 1st Year RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 3 Fall 1st Year RADT 1320 Clinical Radiography I 4 Spring 1st Year RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 3 Spring 1st Year RADT 1330 Clinical Radiography II 7 Spring 1st Year RADT 1070 Principles of Imaging I 6Summer 1st Year RADT 1200 Principles/Rad Bio&Protection 3Summer 1st Year RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 2Summer 1st Year RADT 2340 Clinical Radiography III 6 Fall 2nd Year RADT 1160 Principles of Radiographic Imaging II 6 Fall 2nd Year RADT 2190 Radiographic Pathology 2 Fall 2nd Year RADT 2350 Clinical Radiography IV 7Spring 2nd Year RADT 2260 Radiologic Technology Review 3Spring 2nd Year RADT 2360 Clinical Radiography V 9 Total 9310Revised June 2012
  11. 11. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMCOURSE DESCRIPTIONGeneral Core Courses(15 hours) Credit HoursENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric 3Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practicevarious modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes areview of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to libraryresources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research.Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation styleappropriate to the purpose and audience.ENGL2130 Credit HoursAmerican Literature 3Emphasizes American literature as a reflection of culture and ideas. A survey of important works in Americanliterature. Includes a variety of literary genres: short stories, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and novels. Topicsinclude literature and culture, essential themes and ideas, literature and history, and research skills.MATH1111 Credit HoursCollege Algebra 3Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts ofalgebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics includesequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.PSYC 1101 Credit HoursIntroductory Psychology 3Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on fundamental principles of psychologyas a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensationand perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development,personality, psychopathology and interventions, stress and health, and social psychology.General Core Elective 311Revised June 2012
  12. 12. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMOccupational Courses(78 hours) …..Credit HoursCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers 3Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis isplaced on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computerterminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software,database software, and presentation software.ALHS 1090 Credit HoursMedical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical wordsthrough knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), wordbuilding, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.BIOL 2113 Credit HoursAnatomy and Physiology I 3Introduces the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the development of asystemic perspective of anatomical structures and physiological processes. Topics include body organization,cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, andnervous and sensory systems.BIOL 2113L Credit HoursAnatomy and Physiology Lab I 1Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2113. The laboratory exercises for this courseinclude body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletalsystem, muscular system, and nervous sensory systems.BIOL 2114 Credit HoursAnatomy and Physiology II 3Continues the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine system,cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system,urinary system, and reproductive system.BIOL 2114LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II Credit Hours12Revised June 2012
  13. 13. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM 1Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2114. The laboratory exercises for this courseinclude the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratorysystem, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.RADT 1010Introduction to Radiology Credit Hours 4Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in thehealth care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and relatedissues. Provides the student with an overview of radiography and patient care. Students will be oriented to theradiographic profession as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on patient care with consideration of both physicaland psychological conditions. Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common tomany specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore variousdelivery systems and related issues. Topics include: ethics, medical and legal considerations, Right to KnowLaw, professionalism, basic principles of radiation protection, basic principles of exposure, equipmentintroduction, health care delivery systems, hospital and departmental organization, hospital and technicalcollege affiliation, medical emergencies, pharmacology/contrast agents, media, OR and mobile procedurespatient preparation, death and dying, body mechanics/transportation, basic life support/CPR, and patient care inradiologic sciences.RADT 1030Radiographic Procedures I Credit Hours 3Introduces the knowledge required to perform radiologic procedures applicable to the human anatomy.Emphasis will be placed on the production of quality radiographs, and laboratory experience will demonstratethe application of theoretical principles and concepts. Topics include: introduction to radiographic procedures;positioning terminology; positioning considerations; procedures, anatomy, and topographical anatomy related tobody cavities, bony thorax, upper extremities, shoulder girdle; and lower extremities.RADT 1060 Credit HoursRadiographic Procedures II 3Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy androutine projections of the pelvic girdle; anatomy and routine projections of the spine, gastrointestinal (GI)procedures; genitourinary (GU) procedures; biliary system procedures; and minor procedures.RADT 1070Principles of Imaging I Credit Hours 6Content is designed to establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology. Also presented are thenature and characteristics of radiation, x-ray production and the fundamentals of photon interactions withmatter. Factors that govern the image production process, film imaging with related accessories, and a basis foranalyzing radiographic images. Included are the importance of minimum imaging standards, discussion of a13Revised June 2012
  14. 14. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMproblem-solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality. Actual imageswill be included for analysis.RADT1160 Credit HoursPrinciples of Imaging II 6Content is designed to impart an understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imagingsystems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrievalare discussed. Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within a digital system assiststudents to bridge between film-based and digital imaging systems, with a knowledge base in radiographic,fluoroscopic, mobile and tomographic equipment requirements and design. This content also provides a basicknowledge of quality control, principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented.Content is designed to provide entry-level radiography students with principles related to computed tomography(CT) imaging, and other imaging modalities (i.e., MRI, US, NM, Mammography) in terms of purpose,principles, equipment/material, and procedure. Topics include: imaging equipment, digital image acquisitionand display, and basic principles of CT and other imaging modalities. Topics include: imaging equipment,digital image acquisition and display, and basic principles of CT and other imaging modalitiesRADT 1200 Credit HoursPrinciples of Radiation Biology & Protection 3Provides instruction on the principles of cell radiation interaction. Radiation effects on cells and factorsaffecting cell response are presented. Acute and chronic effects of radiation are discussed. Topics include:radiation detection and measurement; patient protection; personnel protection; absorbed dose equivalencies;agencies and regulations; introduction to radiation biology; cell anatomy, radiation/cell interaction; and effectsof radiation.RADT 1320 Credit HoursClinical Radiography I 4Introduces students to the hospital clinical setting and provides an opportunity for students to participate in orobserve radiographic procedures. Topics include: orientation to hospital areas and procedures; orientation tomobile/surgery; orientation to radiography and fluoroscopy; participation in and/or observation of proceduresrelated to body cavities, the shoulder girdle, and upper extremities. Activities of students are under directsupervision.RADT 1330 Credit HoursClinical Radiography II 7Continues introductory student learning experiences in the hospital setting. Topics include: equipmentutilization; exposure techniques; attend to and/or observation of routine projections of the lower extremities,pelvic girdle, and spine; attend to and/or observation of procedures related to the gastrointestinal (GI),genitourinary (GU), and biliary systems; and attend to and/or observation of procedure related to minorradiologic procedures. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirectsupervision.14Revised June 2012
  15. 15. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMRADT2090 Credit HoursRadiographic Procedures III 2Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy androutine projections of the cranium; anatomy and routine projections of the facial bones; anatomy and routineprojections of the sinuses; sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax and abdomen.RADT 2190 Credit HoursRadiographic Pathology 2Content is designed to introduce the student to concepts related to disease and etiological considerations.Pathology and disease as they relate to various radiographic procedures are discussed with emphasis onradiographic appearance of disease and impact on exposure factor selection. Topics include: fundamentals ofpathology, trauma/physical injury, and systematic classification of disease.RADT 2260 Credit HoursRadiologic Technology Review 3Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for nationalcertification examinations for radiographers. Topics include: image production and evaluation; radiographicprocedures; anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology; equipment operation and quality control;radiation protection; and patient care and education.RADT 2340 Credit HoursClinical Radiography III 6Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students continue to develop proficiency inexecuting procedures introduced in Radiographic Procedures. Topics include: patient care; behavioral andsocial competencies; performance and/or observation of minor special procedures, special equipment use, andparticipation in and/or observation of cranial and facial radiography. Execution of radiographic procedures willbe conducted under direct and indirect supervision.RADT 2350 Credit HoursClinical Radiography IV 7Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students continue to develop proficiency inexecuting procedures introduced in Radiographic Procedures. Topics include: sterile techniques; participation inand/or observation of minor special procedures, special equipment use, and genitourinary system procedures;and participation in and/or observation of cranial and facial radiography; and competency completionevaluation. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.15Revised June 2012
  16. 16. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMRADT 2360 Credit HoursClinical Radiography V 9Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students demonstrate increased proficiencylevels in skills introduced in all of the radiographic procedures courses and practiced in previous clinicalradiography courses. Topics include: patient care; behavioral and social competency; advanced radiographicanatomy; equipment utilization; exposure techniques; sterile techniques; integration of procedures and/orobservation of angiographic, interventional, minor special procedures; integration of procedures and/orobservation of special equipment use; integration of procedures and/or observation of routine and specialradiographic procedures; and final completion of all required clinical competencies. Execution of radiographicprocedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.Total Credit Hours: 9316Revised June 2012
  17. 17. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM COMPLETION OF CLINICAL COMPETENCIES Competency CurriculumIm aging Procedure M andator Course Semester Lab y Simulated or ElectiveChest and Thorax1. Chest Routine M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester2. Chest AP (Wheelchair or Stretcher) M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester3. Ribs M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester4. Chest Lateral Decubitus E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester5. Sternum E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester6. Upper Airway (Soft-Tissue Neck) E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterUpper Extrem ity7. Thumb or Finger M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester8. Hand M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester9. Wrist M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester10. Forearm M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester11. Elbow M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester12. Humerus M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester13. Shoulder M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester14. Trauma: Shoulder (Scapular Y, M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterTransthoracic or Axillary)*15. Clavicle E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester16. Scapula E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester17. AC Joints E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester18. Trauma: Upper Extremity M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester(Nonshoulder)*Lower Extrem ity19. Toes E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester20. Foot M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester21. Ankle M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester22. Knee M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester23. Tibia-Fibula M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester24. Femur M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester25. Trauma: Lower Extremity* M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester26. Patella E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester27. Calcaneus (Os Calcis) E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterHead28. Skull E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester29. Paranasal Sinuses M RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester30. Facial Bones E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester31. Orbits E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester32. Zygomatic Arches E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester17Revised June 2012
  18. 18. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM33. Nasal Bones E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd Semester34. Mandible E RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 3rd SemesterIm aging Procedure M andator Course Semester y Title or ElectiveSpine and Pelvis35. Cervical Spine M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester36. Trauma: Cervical Spine (Cross Table E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterLateral)*37. Thoracic Spine M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester38. Lumbar Spine M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester39. Pelvis M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester40. Hip M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester41. Cross Table Lateral Hip M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester42. Sacrum and/or Coccyx E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester43. Scoliosis Series E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester44. Sacroiliac Joints E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterAbdom en45. Abdomen Supine (KUB) M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester46. Abdomen Upright M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester47. Abdomen Decubitus E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester48. Intravenous Urography E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterFluoroscopy Studies49. Upper GI Series (Single or Double E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterContrast)50. Barium Enema (Single or Double M RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterContrast)51. Small Bowel Series RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester52. Esophagus E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester53. Cystography/Cystourethrography E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester54. ERCP E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester55. Myelography E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd Semester56. Arthrography E RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 2nd SemesterSurgical Studies57. C-Arm Procedure (Orthopedic) M RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st Semester58. C-Arm Procedure (Non-Orthopedic) E RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st SemesterM obile Studies59. Chest M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester60. Abdomen M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester61. Orthopedic M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterPediatrics (age 6 or younger)62. Chest Routine M RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester63. Upper Extremity E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester64. Lower Extremity E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester65. Abdomen E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st Semester18Revised June 2012
  19. 19. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM66. Mobile Study E RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 1st SemesterGeneral Patient CareRequirement: Candidates must demonstrate competence in all six patient care activities listed below. Theactivities should be performed on patients; however, simulation is acceptable (see endnote) if state orinstitutional regulations prohibit candidates from performing the procedures on patients. General Patient Care Course SemesterCPR Prerequisite PrerequisiteVital signs (blood pressure, RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st Semesterpulse, respiration)Sterile and aseptic techniques RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st SemesterVenipuncture RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st SemesterTransfer of patient RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st SemesterCare of patient m edical RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 1st Semesterequipm ent (e.g., oxygen tank IVtubing19Revised June 2012
  20. 20. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Radiologic Technology Schedule OCCUPATIONAL COURSE CURRICULUMRADT LECTURE LAB CLINIC TOT CRED CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONTCOURSE # HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. HRS. (15 (15 (15 (10 (10 (10 (5 (5 (5 WK) WK) WK) WK) WK) WK) WK) WK) WK)Proposed WEE WEEK WEE WEE WEE WEE WEE WEE WEEKSemester K 60 55 MIN K 50 K 60 K 55 K 50 K 60 K 55 50 MINSchedule MIN PEROI MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN PEROID PERO D PERO PERO PERO PERO PERO PERO ID ID ID ID ID ID IDFALL (1)(15 WEEK)RADT 2250.0 1500.0 0.0 3750 4.0 4.2 4.5 5.0 6.3 6.8 7.5 12.5 13.6 15.01010RADT 1500.0 2250.0 0.0 3750 3.0 4.2 4.5 5.0 6.3 6.8 7.5 12.5 13.6 15.01030RADT 0.0 0.0 9000.0 9000 4.0 10.0 10.9 12.0 12 15 18 30.0 32.7 36.01320SPRING (1)(15 WEEK)RADT 1060 1500.0 2250.0 0.0 3750.0 3.0 4.2 4.5 5.0 6.3 6.8 7.5 12.5 13.6 15.0RADT 1070 3750.0 1500.0 0.0 5250.0 6.0 5.8 6.4 7.0 8.8 9.5 10.5 17.5 19.1 21.0RADT 1330 0.0 0.0 15750 15750. 7.0 17.5 19.1 21.0 26.3 28.6 31.5 52.5 57.3 63.0SUMMER (1)(10WEEK)RADT 1200 2250.0 0.0 0.0 2250.0 3.0 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.8 4.1 4.5 7.5 8.2 9.0RADT 2090 1500.0 0.0 0.0 1500.0 2.0 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.7 3.0 5.0 5.5 6.0RADT 2340 0.0 0.0 13500 13500. 6.0 15.0 16.4 18.0 22.5 24.5 27.0 45.0 49.1 54.0FALL (2)(15 WEEK)RADT 1160 1500.0 2250. 0.0 3750.0 3.0 4.2 4.5 5.0 6.3 6.8 7.5 12.5 13.6 15.0 0RADT 2190 1500.0 0.0 0.0 1500.0 2.0 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.7 3.0 5.0 5.5 6.0RADT 2350 0.0 0.0 15750.0 15750. 7.0 17.5 19.1 21.0 26.3 28.6 31.5 52.5 57.3 63.0SPRING (2)(15 WEEK)RADT 2260 2250.0 0.0 0.0 2250.0 3.0 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.8 4.1 4.5 7.5 8.2 9.0RADT 2360 0.0 0.0 20250 20250. 9.0 22.5 24.5 27.0 33.8 36.8 40.5 67.5 73.6 81.020Revised June 2012
  21. 21. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMClassroom Policies and Procedures Academic Progress The academic standards of the program are based on a reasonable determination of the competency levelnecessary to perform satisfactorily the duties of a Radiologic technologist and to meet the requirements set forthfor certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Institute Standards of AcademicProgress are outlined in the Student Handbook. The typical Student is expected to spend from one to two hours in outside study for each hour spent in theclassroom. Thus, a student with a class schedule of 20 hours per week should normally spend an additional 20 -40 hours per week studying. This will vary from student to student, but assignments are based on this generalprinciple. Academic Honesty It is expected that each student shall submit his or her own work, and, in the course of any research orsimilar assignments, shall give due credit to the work of others. Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism,etc.) will not be tolerated and is grounds for immediate dismissal. Accreditation Radiology Program Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)The Moultrie Technical College Program of Radiologic Technology is fully accredited by the Joint ReviewCommittee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Students graduating from accredited programs may beeligible to apply to sit for the national examination sponsored by the American Registry of RadiologicTechnologists. In addition to JCERT eligibility requirements, all senior students in their final quarter must passa simulated registry examination (usually held in the latter part of May as a component of RAD 126), to bepermitted to graduate and sit for the A.R.R.T exam. Minimum passing score is 75%.Accreditation of an educational program provides students, as graduates, assurance that the program willprovide them with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to competently perform the range of professionalresponsibilities expected by potential employers nationwide. It also assures they will be eligible for licensure ineach of the 50 states. By requiring programs to teach the entire curriculum developed by the nationalprofessional organization, the American Society of Radiologic Technology, it also assures students they will21Revised June 2012
  22. 22. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMhave the foundation knowledge to continue to develop as professionals in the various fields of the radiationsciences.Accreditation of educational programs assures patients that students who perform procedures have appropriatesupervision during the educational process. It also assures them that graduates will have met the minimum levelof competency as defined nationally by the profession.The program complies with requirements to achieve and maintain JRCERT recognition of all clinical educationsettings. The clinical education settings currently recognized by the JRCERT are Brooks County Hospital,Quitman, GA Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center inTallahassee, Fla. and Tift Regional Medical Center, Tifton, Ga. (Includes West Campus). JRCERT 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 (301) 704-5300 www.jrcert.orgTHE ARRT CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONThe ARRT Certification Examination, “The Registry” is an independent exam not part of CBC. In order for astudent to qualify to take this examination, he/she must complete all the requirements for the AAS degree inRadiologic Technology. Students are eligible to sit for the “Registry” exam after they graduate from theprogram. Certification by the ARRT may be denied because of felony or misdemeanor convictions. Contact theARRT for further details. www.arrt.orgMALPRACTICE INSURANCE: Students in Early Childhood Care and Education, Cosmetology, Esthetician, and all Allied Healthprograms (except EMT) will be assessed an $11.00 malpractice insurance fee each Fall Semester. All RadiologyTechnology students MUST purchase professional liability insurance to provide protection in the clinicaleducation component of the program. Blanket coverage is available under the schools group policy at a verymodest cost.22Revised June 2012
  23. 23. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Classroom Attendance Enrollment in the school presupposes that the student will attend all scheduled classes, laboratories andclinics. The Colleges attendance policies are described in detail in the Student Handbook. Note that a student issubject to dismissal is he or she is absent more than 10% of the hours a class or clinical assignment meets in aweek. For example, if the 15-week clinical rotation is 3 times a week or 315 hours, missing 31.5 hours or fourand a half days in a given semester is grounds for dismissal. Radiologic Technology is a profession that requiresresponsible individuals. Promptness is extremely important, and it is a goal of this program to prepare thestudent for the responsibilities of the profession. Classroom Attendance 1. Classes will begin at the scheduled time. It is your responsibility to be in class on time. Student s are expected to call at least fifteen minutes before class time if they are going to be late or absent. No phone calls or notes sent by friends, left on instructor’s desk or any other method other than actual communication with the faculty or appropriate allied health staff will be acceptable. 2. Absence from class cannot be made up, but the student will be responsible for all work missed, including class notes and outside assignments. 3. Any examination not taken on the assigned date and time may not be made up with out a Doctor’s or legal excuse for the absence. 4. Students who leave class early or who fail to appear for the next class period without notifying the instructor, will be marked with an unexcused absence and will be issued one demerit. 5. For additional attendance concern, note the MTC Handbook. 6. Failure to follow attendance guidelines will cause the issuance of demerits and possible dismissal from the program. Tardiness PolicyStudents must clock in to clinical before 8:00 am. Students that are fifteen minutes late must notify clinical siteand program director of tardiness. Students who accumulate three tardies must make up one hour of clinicaltime and will receive an issuance of one demerit.23Revised June 2012
  24. 24. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Absentee FormStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for AbsencePersonnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________ Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Absentee FormStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for AbsencePersonnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________24Revised June 2012
  25. 25. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Request for LeaveStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for leave:Personnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________ Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Request for LeaveStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for LeavePersonnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________25Revised June 2012
  26. 26. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Tardy SlipStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for tardiness:Personnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________ Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Tardy SlipStudent Name: ___________________________________ Date: _______________Time: _______________Reason for tardiness:Personnel notified:Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________26Revised June 2012
  27. 27. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMClassroom Dress Code It is the belief of the program faculty that a professional appearance contributes greatly to a professionalimage for the student and the school. Prior to the start of classes each year, students will be required topurchase two sets of uniforms for class. All students must wear Caribbean Blue tops and Caribbean Blue pantsto class. Class uniforms cannot be worn outside classroom setting. The dress code is established to promote thisimage. During each classroom experience, the student is expected to: 1. Wear the appropriate clean and ironed uniform with student ID badges. All students must have Caribbean Blue tops and Caribbean Blue pants to class. 2. Wear white tee-shirts only under uniforms. (No turtle necks) 3. Wear clean white socks. 4. White tennis shoes only. Any brand 5. Students will refrain from wearing strong fragrances. 6. No visible body piercing of any kind.Sleeping PolicyThis program is a very strenuous program that requires your attendance and attention to be successful. Asstated in your syllabus, attendance is extremely important. As faculty members, we understand that you haveother responsibilities outside of school including families and jobs. As a radiology student, you need to care foryourself and ensure you have adequate rest to participate in the class and clinical activities safely at MTC andthe affiliate clinical sites.If you are not taking care of yourself and getting the proper rest, you cannot be considered safe in the classroom, clinical or lab setting. Sleeping in class is unacceptable behavior. From this point on, if you are caughtsleeping in class, you will be counted absent from the time the instructor notices until you awaken or class isdismissed. The instructor will not attempt to wake you up. This time will be counted towards the 10% classtime that you are allowed to miss. If you go over your 10% time due to sleeping, you will be withdrawn fromthe course.27Revised June 2012
  28. 28. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMStudent Employment Policy In general, it is the belief of the program that outside employment, particularly the 1st year students,places an added burden on the student and reduces available study time; however, the program recognizes thestudents right to make his or her own decisions regarding outside employment. In no case may a student acceptemployment in the field of radiography in any clinical capacity until the fifth academic quarter of the program.Violation of this policy is grounds for dismissal. Student’s signature denotes compliance of this policy. Seeattached policy. Policy Students of Radiologic Technology are prohibited from accepting employment in any position that requires the use of ionizing radiation. Such prohibition shall remain in effect until the student has completed not less than four quarters of academic and clinical study in radiography.Purpose It is the purpose of this policy to assure that student didactic education and performance skills have advanced sufficiently to assure the safety of patients and personnel. It is further the purpose of this to assure that no student associated with the Moultrie Technical College Radiologic Technology program performs clinical radiography at a level by the program to be less than entry level unless adequately supervised in an instructional setting.Rationale Employment of students as radiographers: 1. Implies the absence of direct supervision, thus violating the educational standards of the program and accrediting agencies. 2. Is in consistent with the objectives of the curriculum, that is, to prepare graduates as entry-level radiographers. Students who have not completed at least four quarters of study have not reached a sufficient level of general clinical competency to meet entry-level standards.Guidelines Employment of students in radiology settings: 1. May take place after the completion of not less than four quarters of study in radiography. 2. Shall not interfere in any way with the clinical or didactic objectives of the program. Violation of this policy is grounds for dismissal from the program. It is the students responsibility to communicate the content and potential penalty of this to any prospective employer as necessary.Acknowledgement I, ________________________________, have received a copy of this policy. I agree to abide by its provisions and I understand that, failing this, I will be dismissed from the Program without recourse.Signed: __________________________________ Date: ______________________Witness:28Revised June 2012
  29. 29. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMGRADING SYSTEMGrades are available on Banweb at the end of each semester. The rating scale and grade point value as follows:GRADE POINT VALUE • A = 90 - 100 Excellent 4 • B = 80 - 89 Good 3 • C = 70 - 79 Average 2 • D = 60 - 69 Poor 1 • F = 0 - 59 Failing 0 • I = Incomplete • W = Withdraw Not computed in GPA • WP = Withdraw Passing Not computed in GPA • WF = Withdraw Failing Computed in GPA as an “F” • EX = Credit by Exam Not computed in GPA • TR = Transfer Credit Not computed in GPAI: This indicates that a student has completed a substantial portion of the coursework; but for nonacademicreasons beyond the student’s control, has not completed the coursework required. An “I” not satisfactorilyremoved by the 10th day of the following semester will be changed to an “F.”IP: A grade of “IP” is assigned for work to be completed in the next semester where the student is in anindividual instructional setting. The course must be completed during the next semester unless otherwiseapproved by the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. If the grade of “IP” is not removed by the endof the semester and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs doesnot approve an extension, a grade of “F” will be assigned.EX: This indicates that a student has exempted a course with MTC. Credit is given but no grade points arecalculated.TR: This indicates that a student has been given credit for coursework from another accredited postsecondaryinstitution which is the same or equivalent to coursework required in this college. Coursework to be consideredfor transfer credit must have a grade of “C” or better. Credit will be granted but no grade points will becalculated.W: This indicates that a student attended past the third day of the semester but has withdrawn within the firstfive weeks of a semester. No credit is given and no grade points will be calculated.WP: A “WP” is assigned when the student has formally withdrawn after the first five weeks of a semester witha passing grade. “WP” is not used in GPA calculations, but is used in hours attempted for financial aidacademic progress.WF: A “WF” is assigned when the student has formally withdrawn after the first five weeks of a semester andhad an average of “F” or is making unsatisfactory progress as defined by approved departmental policy at thetime of withdrawal. “WF” is used in GPA calculations, earns no credit hours, and carries 0 grade points for eachcredit hour attempted.AU: Audit/Warranty Claim is agreed upon between the student and the instructor prior to registration into thatclass. An “audit” carries no credit. Course requirements for audited classes are agreed upon by the student andinstructor prior to registration.29Revised June 2012
  30. 30. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Grading Systems The school has implemented a grade system typical of that used in academic institutions as a means ofdescribing academic achievement. It is fully described in the Student Handbook. Please note that the AcademicRegulations for Practical Nursing shown in the Student Handbook also apply to students of RadiologicTechnology, except as follows: 1. Requirements for graduation include about 2850 hours of classroom and clinical instruction with a "C" average or better in each course of instruction and clinical practice. 2. The State of Georgia currently has not implemented licensing standards for Radiologic Technologists. Students graduating from accredited programs are eligible to sit for the national certification examination sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.Grievance Procedures Students can make a verbal complaint to any faculty or administrative staff member. The staff will respond to thecomplaint and try to resolve the matter as informally and at the lowest level possible. If the person making the complaintis not satisfied with the response of the faculty or staff member, he/she should file a formal complaint.Procedure for Filing Formal Grievance: 1. Complaints shall be addressed in writing to the head of the department in which the aggrieved party is enrolled. When possible, the complaint will be resolved in a timely manner by the program chair. At each level of the appeals process, parties will be given the opportunity to present witnesses and evidence to support statements. A record of the complaint, the resolution and the process used to adjudicate the matter will be filed in the student’s record in the department of the Office of Student Affairs, and a copy given to the President. 2. The aggrieved party who has had a complaint resolved by a program chair and is not satisfied with the resolution may appeal the adjudication to an appropriate administrator. The administrator may be the Dean for Academic Affairs, the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the Vice President for Student Affairs. The administrator will handle the appeal in a timely manner and forward proper documentation to the President. 3. The aggrieved party who is not satisfied with the administrator’s resolution of the complaint may appeal in writing to the President within three working days. The President will, in a timely manner, investigate and resolve, in writing, the complaint, making a record of the complaint, the resolution and process used to adjudicate the matter. Copies of the complaint and resolution will be filed appropriately. 4. The aggrieved party who is not satisfied with the President’s resolution may appeal to the local board in writing by submitting the appeal to the chairperson of the board of directors. The chairperson shall review the appeal with the appeals committee and shall schedule a committee-board meeting if the appeals committee so recommends. 5. 5. Any person who is not satisfied with the decision made by the local board shall have the right to file an appeal with the State Board at 1800 Century Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30345-4304. 6. Any person who is not satisfied with the decision made by the State Board shall have the right to file an appeal with the Council on Occupational Education, 41 Perimeter Center East, NE, Suite 640, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, (770) 396-3898, (800) 917-2081, Fax (770) 396-3790.30Revised June 2012
  31. 31. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMConfidentialityThe confidentiality of all parties involved shall be upheld and respected throughout the grievanceprocess.Reprisal Against PlaintiffThere will be no reprisal, coercion, harassment, or other negative action or treatment against a student Program Graduation RequirementsStudents may graduate by fulfilling the College and Programmatic requirements in any Moultrie TechnicalCollege catalog under which he /she has been enrolled prior to graduation. College or Program changes,however, may take place in order to comply with accreditation requirements, or certification requirements, etc.To become a candidate for a degree, the student must file a formal application with the College’s Registrar’soffice at the beginning of the semester in which he/she expects to graduate.Students must have also fulfilled the entire requirements specific to the Radiologic Technology Program. Thisincludes having maintained a grade point average of at least 2.00, completed all general core courses, and allradiology courses with a grade of “C” or higher, completed all required hours in clinical, and be provencompetent of the expectations set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.A student is eligible for graduation from a radiologic technology program if they are able to: • Perform basic mathematic functions; • Operate radiographic imaging equipment and accessory devices; • Position the patient and imaging system to perform radiographic examinations and procedures; • Modify standard procedures to accommodate patient’s condition and other variables; • Process images; • Determine exposure factors to obtain diagnostic quality images following the principles of ALARA; • Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to quality assurance; • Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures. • Use oral and written communication skills; • Demonstrate knowledge of human structure, function and pathology; • Anticipate and provide basic patient care and comfort measures; • Apply principles of body mechanics; • Adapt exposure factors for various patient conditions, equipment, accessories and contrast media to maintain appropriate radiographic quality; • Practice radiation protection for the patient, self and others; • Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate applicable treatment including basic life-support procedures; • Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality; • Evaluate the performance of radiographic systems, know the safe limits of equipment operation, and report malfunctions to the proper authorities;31Revised June 2012
  32. 32. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMHarassmentSEXUAL HARASSMENTSexual harassment of any student or employee is prohibited. Students or employees who engage in sexualharassment on school premises - on or off school premises - at a school-sponsored activity will be subject to theappropriate disciplinary action, which may include suspension from MTC. Sexual harassment is any activity ofa sexual nature that is unwanted or unwelcome, including but not limited to, unwanted touching, pinching,patting, verbal comments of a sexual nature, sexual name-calling, pressure to engage in sexual activity, repeatedpropositions, and unwanted body contact. It is defined as a form of sex discrimination that is illegal under TitleIX of Education Amendments of 1972 for students. MTC will provide programs and literature for students topromote awareness of sexual harassment policies. NOTE: For more information regarding Technical CollegeSystem of Georgia policies, log on to www.tcsg.org.Sexual Offender RegistryFederal law requires educational institutions to provide students with information concerning registered sexoffenders in our service area. This information is available at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation website at thefollowing address: http://ganet.org/gbi/disclaim.html.32Revised June 2012
  33. 33. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM Formal Complaint FormDate: ____________________Person involved in complaint _____________________________________________Person making complaint: ______________________________________________Brief description of complaint:Person receiving complaint: _______________________________________Date: _____________________________Action:33Revised June 2012
  34. 34. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMSolution:________________________________________ _____________________ Signature Date Procedure for making formal complaintsThe procedure for making a formal complaint is to first of all be willing to document the complaint in question. Next be willing to sitin a formal meeting with the individual of concern.34Revised June 2012
  35. 35. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMProfessional Associations It is the position of the school that active participation in professional associations contributes positively tothe learning experience and is to be encouraged. State, regional and national associations exist to promoteRadiologic Technology, and each offers a very reasonable student membership fee. Some of the associationsworthy of consideration include: Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists (GSRT) American Society of Radiologic Technologists South Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologist The Program Director will provide additional background and information on these and other societiesduring the first semester.Library Services Moultrie Technical College has a fully staffed Media Center. Books, online computers and other resourcesare available for use by the students. The Program Director maintains a large collection of books, referencematerials, and periodicals that are available to students. Use of these resources is strongly encouraged and, infact, will be necessary in conducting the research required for some projects and papers. In addition, all three clinical education centers maintain some reference materials. These are available tostudents as per the policies of each center.HOLDINGS & HOURS } EACH CAMPUS LIBRARY’S HOLDINGS AND RESOURCES ARE REFLECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMS AT EACH CAMPUS. } EACH LIBRARY MAINTAINS OPERATIONAL HOURS THAT ARE REFLECTIVE OF THE UNIQUE NEEDS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDENT POPULATION ON EACH CAMPUS. } HARD COPIES OF RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS VIA INTERLIBRARY LOAN ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS. } STUDENTS MAY USE GALIEO TO ACCESS DIGITAL RESOURCES.LIBRARY ORIENTATION } TYPICALLY, STUDENTS TAKING COURSES ON MTC’S CAMPUSES ATTEND ON-CAMPUS ORIENTATIONS LED BY A LIBRARIAN. } DISTANCE EDUCATION AND DUALLY-ENROLLED STUDENTS ARE ORIENTED TO THE LIBRARY VIA THE LIBRARY ORIENTATION FOUND ON THE MTC WEBSITE.35Revised June 2012
  36. 36. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMPlacement Services The Placement Office is available to all students seeking assistance in securing employment. In addition,the program maintains a bank of job and continuing education information for graduates. The programsubscribes to weekly periodicals that generally list a wide variety of radiography employment opportunitiesthroughout the country. The Program Director is available to assist with career counseling and placement;however, it must be clearly understood that no guarantee of placement is made.Professional Associations It is the position of the school that active participation in professional associations contributes positively tothe learning experience and is to be encouraged. State, regional and national associations exist to promoteRadiologic Technology, and each offers a very reasonable student membership fee. Some of the associationsworthy of consideration include: Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists (GSRT) American Society of Radiologic Technologists South Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologist The Program Director will provide additional background and information on these and other societiesduring the first semester.STUDENT CLUBSRoentgen Ray SocietyRoentgen Ray Society is an organization for Radiologic Technology students. The purpose of the organizationis to promote involvement in activities intended to foster, support and encourage the development ofprofessional attributes and affiliations among students of Radiologic Technology.Chapter Advisor – Alfred Jones - Industrial Drive Campus Buffie Spencer - Industrial Drive CampusStudent Leadership Council (SLC)SLC is an organization composed of representatives from each of the career programs. The purpose is to:36Revised June 2012
  37. 37. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAM • Coordinate and direct authorized student organizations and student activities. • Promote good college/community citizenship • Promote positive college morale • Provide a forum for student expressions • Promote the general welfare of the college • Provide a clear channel of communication between the faculty, administration, and student body • Chapter Advisors Robert Norman - Veterans Parkway Campus David Buckholts - Tifton CampusStudent Health Policy Student health and safety, and the health and safety of patients in the clinical environment must be ourfirst concern. All students are required to have a physical examination by their family physician before enteringthe clinical portion of the program. Should a student be injured while performing his or her duties at a clinical education center, he or sheMUST report the injury immediately to the clinical instructor who will assist the student in completing thenecessary documentation. In the case of injury warranting medical attention, the student may choose to visit thefacilitys emergency room, however, our agreements with each affiliating clinical site specifically preclude theprovision of free health services and the student is responsible for the payment of any medical servicesprovided. Each certificate, diploma or degree student is required to purchase students accident insurance on aquarterly basis while enrolled at Moultrie Technical College. Students must file all claims to the Office ofStudent Services or Administrative Services to. Students who are unable to report to a clinical assignment due to illness must contact the clinical instructornot later than 15 minutes after their scheduled starting time. Absence from the clinic for any reason will besubject to the same attendance policies as the college at large (see Student Handbook).Smoking PolicyMTC’s tobacco use guidelines specify that smoking is not allowed in the common areas such as reception areas,laboratories, classrooms, offices or student center. Students, faculty and staff are allowed to smoke outside thebuildings in designated areas. Dipping or chewing of tobacco products is also prohibited in any of the buildings,classrooms, laboratories, offices or student centerAll clinical sites have smoke free campuses. The Smoking policy shall be consistent with that of the Collegeand all affiliate medical centers through which the student rotates.37Revised June 2012
  38. 38. MOULTRIE TECHNICAL COLLEGE RADIOLOGY PROGRAMSchedules SchedulesStudent schedules are arranged according to the educational objectives of the program. Students are expected toarrive for classes or clinical assignments on time, prepared, and dressed in appropriate attire Didactic SchedulesDidactic instruction takes place throughout the week. At the beginning of each semester, students areprovided with a complete class calendar, syllabi for each course and course outlines.Withdrawal Policy The admission and problem resolution policies of Moultrie Technical College are designed to minimizestudent withdrawal resulting from unmet expectations. Should a student be considered withdrawal for anyreason, he or she is urged to consult with the Program Director. Should withdrawal be inevitable, the studentshould submit his or her intent on the required form to the Program Director for signature. The form must thenbe presented to the Student Services Office as per instruction in the Student Handbook.38Revised June 2012

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