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Radiologic Technology program powerpoint

  1. 1. Radiologic Technology
  2. 2. College Mission  Moultrie Technical College is a multiple campus institution of higher learning whose mission as part of the Technical 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 supporting the 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.
  3. 3. Program Effectiveness Data Program mission, goals, student learning outcomes, and philosophy:  Mission: The mission of the Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program is to provide a comprehensive education, which will prepare graduates with the entry- level skills necessary to seek employment as a radiographer and receive an Associate’s Degree at the end of the program. Goal: Students of the program will demonstrate clinical competence. Student Learning Outcomes:  Students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills  Students will evaluate images for diagnostic quality.  Students will utilize appropriate radiation protection procedures  Goal: Students will communicate effectively.  Student Learning Outcomes:  Students will use effective oral communication skills.  Students will use effective written communication skills.  Goal: Students will employ critical thinking skills  Student Learning Outcomes:  Students will illustrate appropriate critical thinking skill.  Students will exhibit critical thinking skill  Goal: Students will demonstrate professional growth and development.  Student Learning Outcomes:  Students will be evaluated for professional growth development.
  4. 4.  PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY  The concept of professional technical education, regardless of the form such education may take, is firmly based in the belief that the capability of the individual to contribute as a member of the society is related not only to the distinctive capabilities inherent in each person, but also to learned knowledge and to the development of those capabilities.  The entire operation of the Moultrie Technical College Program of Radiologic Technology shall be directed by a very real concern for the individual student, and recognition that individual advancement, through the acquisition of knowledge and skills, enhances the ability of the student to meet his or her needs as well as those of the society.  Consistent with the philosophy, the administration and faculty of the school take the position that students are here to access a means for personal and professional growth and development. The curriculum, objectives and program policies are intended to promote this position.  ACCREDITATION NFORMATION  The MTC Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program has 8 year accreditation with the next review date is the Third Quarter of 2016. The next site visit is tentatively scheduled the Third Quarter of 2020. Moultrie Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination. Effectiveness data for the program will be available on the JRCERT and Moultrie Technical College websites. Contact information for the JRCERT:  20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850  Chicago IL 60606-3182  Phone 312-704-5300  FAX 312-704-5304  Website:  Email:
  5. 5. Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Effectiveness Data  Five –year average credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) pass rate of no less than 75 present at first attempt following graduation. year Percent passing on 1st attempt Number of Students 2009 100% 14 of 14 students passed on 1st attempt 2010 93% 14 of 15 students passed on 1st attempt 2011 100% 10 of 10 students passed on 1st attempt 2012 100% 7 of 7 passed on 1st attempt 2013 89% 7 of 8 passed on 1st attempt 5 year average 96.4%
  6. 6. Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Effectiveness Data  Five-year average job placement rate not less than 75 percent within 6 months of graduation 2009 100% 9 of 14 students returned graduation survey 1 not actively seeking job 8 of 8 employed within 6 months 2010 100% 12 of 14 students returned graduation survey 2 continue education 10 employed within 6 months 2011 83% 10 graduation surveys returned 8 of 10 graduates employed within 6 months 2012 75% 7 graduation surveys returned 5 of 7 graduates employed within 6 months 2013 78% 8 graduation surveys returned 6 of 8 graduates employed within 6 months 5 year average 87.2%
  7. 7. Moultrie Technical College Radiology Program Effectiveness Data  5-year average of program completers not less than 75%. Program completion is the number of students who are accepted into the radiology program and fulfill the College and Programmatic requirements.  For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website:  2009 83% 18 began 15 graduated, 2 dismissal for grades 1 voluntary drop 2010 80% 19 began, 15 graduated, 2 dismissal for grades 2 dismissal for violations 2011 65% 17 began, 11 graduated, 4 dismissal for grades 2 voluntary drop, 1 personal drop 2012 88% 8 began, 7 graduated 1 dismissal for grades 2013 100% 9 began, 9 graduated 5 year average 83.2
  8. 8. Allied Health Regulations  ADMISSION INTO ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS  Applicants for admission into the following Allied Health programs should be aware of the time limit policy and the exemption test policy. General core classes have no time limit. Health program credit is limited to a two (2) year period of time. Students who have successfully completed allied health core courses, yet the course time limit has expired, may be allowed to take an exemption test upon approval of the Allied Health Coordinator. The exemption grade must meet a minimum of 70 or better. There are criminal records check, drug and alcohol screening requirements for all allied health programs. Please refer to the complete policies in the Moultrie Technical College handbook.  Transient students are not allowed in the final term of any Allied Health program.  Transfer students are required to take a skills test.  No student will be allowed to transfer into the occupational courses of programs that have a competitive process. The transfer student must go through the same process that is required of Moultrie Technical College students.
  9. 9.  NOTICE OF CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK  Moultrie Technical College has a policy regarding the placement of persons with criminal records in healthcare facilities. Anyone who has been convicted of a felony offense, or the neglect or abuse of a dependent person, a sexual offense, or any other “covered crime” may not be allowed to work in clinical or externship sites as a student of Moultrie Technical College.  Criminal record checks are obtained by a source approved by the clinical or externship sites. The student. The student will obtain the background check when instructed to do so by his/her program instructor. A student in the Allied Health program is responsible for all cost related to obtaining a criminal records screen.  Moultrie Technical College does not make final determinations about unsatisfactory criminal records checks. These determinations will be made by the clinical or externship sites involved in the practice of the student. If a student is denied clinical or externship practice by any required site, he/she may not attend any other site required by his/her program.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep his/her record current. If there is a break in education, the student may have to repeat the criminal record records check prior to going to clinical sites.  Because this portion of the student’s record is neither permanent nor educational, the criminal records check will be maintained in the Allied Health program files. Criminal records checks will be discarded one year after the student graduates.  If the student is effected by this policy, the student should discuss the situation immediately with his/her advisor to try to resolve any discrepancies as quickly as possible. A satisfactory determination on the records check must be documented before the student can be placed in any clinical, practicum or externship setting as a part of an allied health program. If Moultrie Technical College officials suspect or know of a change in the criminal background status, the clinical, practicum or externship site can require the student to provide documentation or repeat the background check.  If a student received an unsatisfactory determination on a criminal records check, he/she may be unable to obtain licensure, registration, certification, or employment in his/her chosen field. It may be necessary for the student to reconsider his/her chosen field of study.
  10. 10.  NOTICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN REQUIREMENTS  A student in an allied health program at Moultrie Technical College must conform to the high moral and ethical standards of the health care professional that he/she wishes to become. These standards include providing safe, effective, and supportive client care. To provide this care, a student must be free of chemical substances that may impair his/her performance.  To help ensure that these standards are being met, any student enrolled in an Allied Health program must obtain an initial drug screen as a part of the physical examination requirements that he/she must undergo prior to clinical or externship participation. This test will be performed during time constraints set by his/her program instructor. The Allied Health student may also be subject to alcohol screens dependent upon clinical site requirements. In addition to pre-clinical screening, the allied health student is subject to random drug and/or alcohol tests. tests.  A student who has a positive result for an illegal drug, a therapeutic or prescription drug, or alcohol which impairs judgment or performance will not be allowed to enroll or continue in a class that has clinical or externship activities, since those classes involve direct client care. The refusal to have a drug/alcohol screen or the failure to get a drug/alcohol screen within the time constraints is treated as though it were a positive result.  If a student is already enrolled in an Allied Health program and his/her behavior is suggestive of substance abuse, he/she will be immediately removed from the classroom or clinical/externship setting and required to obtain a drug and or alcohol screen immediately.  A student in the Allied Health program is responsible for all costs related to drug and alcohol screen testing. A student who has a break in education will have to have a repeat drug and/or alcohol screen prior to returning to the clinical site.  Be aware that substance abuse may keep one from obtaining licensure, registration, certification, or employment in his/her chosen field.
  11. 11. Program Description  Radiologic Technology is a JRCERT accredited program that offers a terminal award of an Associates Degree. The program consist of a sequence of courses that prepares students for job acquisition in general medical and surgical hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, physicians offices, and imaging centers. Training includes courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathology, Patient Care, Radiobiology, Radiation Physics, Radiographic Exposure, and Medical Ethics.  Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction that fosters critical thinking and problem solving. Program graduates are eligible to sit for the ARRT-Certification Exam.
  12. 12. Program Clinical Sites:  Colquitt Regional Medical Center located in Moultrie, GA.  Tallahassee Memorial Hospital located Tallahassee, FL.  Brooks County Hospital located Quitman, GA.  Tift Regional Medical Center located Tifton, GA.  TRMC – West Campus located in Tifton, GA.  Dependable transportation is a must.
  13. 13. Competitive Admission Requirement Based on the following….  Radiologic Technology is a two-year associate degree program that begins each semester.  The competitive process takes place each Summer semester beginning around the end of May. There are a total of 20 students in both the junior and senior classes.  The competitive process is based on several criteria. The grades from ENG 1101, ENG 2130, MAT 1111 or 1101, BIO 2113, BIO 2114, PSY 1101, COMP 1000, and ALHS 1090 will be considered. The grades 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 the total points available. The PSB is a three-hour exam consisting of five parts that test academic aptitude, spelling, reading, comprehension, natural science, and vocational adjustment. It is required for students to take the exam with MTC. The exam scores are valid for one year from the date of the exam. Students may take the exam one time within six months.  The interview is worth 20% of the total points available.  There is one elective course; this grade will not be calculated as part of the competitive process.
  14. 14. Additional Program Requirements  First term students will be registered for RADT 1010 – 4 credit hours, RADT 1030 – 3 credit hours, and RADT 1320 – 4 credit hours.  The process is as follows:  1. Meet regular admission requirements.  2. If no transfer or past credit has been awarded, students will be admitted into the Radiologic Technology program taking the academic core courses considered “preparatory” for the radiology 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 continue into the Radiologic Technology program for the remaining five(5) semesters of study.  The evaluation includes: a. Academic core course grades b. The Psychological Services Bureau exam score percentage c. Interview with Health Occupations committee  5. Should a student fail to gain admission, he/ she can be considered for the next incoming class. The students will also receive counseling concerning other program options.  6. In the event of a tie, the student with the earliest application date will be accepted.
  15. 15. Employment Graduates of the Radiology Technology program may find employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, surgical suites, and trauma centers. Career Services here at Moultrie Technical College is committed to assist students in transitioning from student to the role as employee.  Job Search  Résumé Tips  Interview Skills Tips
  16. 16. Salary  According to the U. S. Bureau Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Radiologic Technologist 2012 median pay is $54,620 per year. The entry level education is an Associate’s Degree. Job outlook, 2012-2022 is expected to grow by 21 percent faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions, such as fractures caused by osteoporosis, which can require imaging to diagnose them.
  17. 17. General Fees  One time application fee of $20  Once a year malpractice insurance fee  Transcript requests  Late registration fees of $45  Fees, by term, as follows:  Tuition is based on $89 per credit hour ($1,568 for 15 hours or more) which include  Registration fee of $50  Activity fee of $24  Technology fee of $105  Insurance of $4  Special Instructional fee of $50 Check with financial aid concerning your financial support eligibility. Check our website for the most recent tuition costs and general fee costs.
  18. 18. Total Estimated Program Costs Books $4000.00 Semester Credit hours cost $9831.00 Physical and screenings $455.00 Uniform cost $395.00 Physical exam $300.00 Certification exam cost $200.00 Estimated Total cost $15,181.00
  19. 19. Frequently Asked Questions  Is it hard? No. The program content is unfamiliar, therefore, students must apply themselves to understand the concepts of radiology.  What if I fail a course in the program? In any Allied Health Program students are only allowed two failed attempts of the General Core Courses and /or Occupational Courses. If a student fail two classes in a program, he/she will be withdrawn from the current program and allowed to enroll in another Allied Health degree or diploma program. If a student fail two courses in the second program a 2 year suspension from the date of the last unsuccessful course grade will be warranted. The occupational courses are sequential and are offered only once a year. If a student fails an occupational course and space permits, the student may be allowed another attempt the following year.  Do I have to go to all of the clinical sites? Yes. All students follow a rotation schedule throughout the clinical component of the program. It is highly suggested that all interested students shadow at a radiology department to determine interest in the program. Call 229-217-4178 for clarification.
  20. 20. Instructor  Alfred Jones Director/Instructor  Personal mission/motto: Work + Worth = Success  Campus/office: Veterans Parkway Campus, Moultrie, GA  Office hours: 3:00 – 5:00 P. M.  E-mail:   Phone: 229-217-4178 As set forth in its student catalog, Moultrie Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Lisa Newton, Title IX Equity Coordinator and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator - 229.217.4132 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA 37188 Moultrie Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia