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  1. 1. Radiology Technology Orientation Welcome!
  2. 2. CCD Radiologic Technology Faculty <ul><li>Nanette Collins B.A.RT(R) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Director/Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(303) 365-8375 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cathy Masters B.S.R.T.(R) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(303) 365-8391 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anne Deegan, R.T.(R) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-time Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(303) 365-8359 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phyllis DeBaun R.T. (R)(T) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiation Therapy Program Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(303) 365-8379 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Center for Health Sciences at Lowry: 303-365-8300 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Radiology Technology Program <ul><li>MISSION STATEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>The Community College of Denver Radiography Program Pledges to: </li></ul><ul><li>Supply the community of Denver and the State of Colorado with safe, competent, professional radiographers who possess the entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive quality patient care to a culturally diverse society. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mission Statement Pledge, cont. <ul><li> Provide students the opportunity to succeed in Radiology Technology by: </li></ul><ul><li>Offering equal access to the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting successful student outcomes through a broad general education, comprehensive advising and support services, and a full range of learning activities that facilitate learning needs and styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the motivation, knowledge and skills necessary for upward mobility through life long learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting the student to assume responsibility for his/her education and professionalism. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Program Accreditation <ul><li>The Radiologic Technology Program of the Community College of Denver is accredited by: </li></ul><ul><li>THE JOINT REVIEW COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>JRCERT </li></ul>
  6. 6. JRCERT <ul><li>JRCERT </li></ul><ul><li>20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite #2850 </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, IL 60606-3182 </li></ul><ul><li>(312) 704-5300 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Standards for compliance found at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. What does a Radiologic Technologist need to know? <ul><li>X-rays can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. </li></ul><ul><li>The Registered Radiologic Technologist is trained to obtain Diagnostic x-rays. In other words, the images are used to assist the physicians with diagnosis and overall disease management. Images also help to gauge the effectiveness of treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic images are obtained with the use of low levels of ionizing radiation. Because this radiation has the potential to cause harm to human tissues, the training requirements for the technologist are stringent. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Program Curriculum <ul><li>Physical principles of X-radiation : Students obtain a detailed understanding about the physical interactions which create x-rays, the properties of x-ray energy as well as the ways in which x-rays affect human cells at the atomic level. In addition, a thorough understanding of the functioning of the Radiographic equipment is established. </li></ul><ul><li>Anatomy and Procedures: The detailed anatomy of each of the 206 human skeletal bones will be memorized. Proper positioning of every body part for optimal radiographic image production as well as appropriate technical factors needed in order to penetrate the part and provide a useful image. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Curriculum, Con tinued <ul><li>Pathology: Radiographers have a basic understanding of all various anatomical systems and are familiar with common types of pathology ( diseases) and how they affect the final image. </li></ul><ul><li>Patient Care: Students learn sterile procedure, process of starting an IV, vital signs, CPR and basic understanding of the care and treatment of the ill. </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Internship: In addition to classroom learning, for the first two semesters, Radiography students will spend a minimum of 16 hours weekly at an area hospital, performing radiographic procedures. The third semester involves 32 hours per week in clinicals, and the 4 th and 5 th semesters involve 24 clinical hours, weekly. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Academic Goals <ul><li>Associate in Applied Science (AAS) </li></ul><ul><li>- 5 semester program </li></ul><ul><li>- Articulation agreements with 4 year </li></ul><ul><li>colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>- Eligible for ARRT Registry Examination upon graduation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Employment and Advancement Opportunities <ul><li>Continued growth in employment in the profession, both statewide and nationally. </li></ul><ul><li>Second-year radiography students often obtain part-time work performing radiography before they graduate! </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Radiologic technologists can continue on into a wide variety of imaging modalities. </li></ul><ul><li>Radiation Therapy, Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Interventional, Network Administration (PACS), P.A. or R.A. training and more! </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is unique about CCD’s Radiography Program? <ul><li>Clinical Internships at leading Denver hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical rotations at many clinical affiliates </li></ul><ul><li>Radiology laboratory including digital processing </li></ul><ul><li>Computer lab for easy student access </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation by the JRCERT and The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Assoc. of Colleges & Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Largest and oldest radiology program in CO </li></ul>
  13. 13. Leading Denver-Area Hospitals choose CCD <ul><li>The Children’s Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Center of Aurora, South </li></ul><ul><li>Presbyterian St. Luke’s </li></ul><ul><li>Sky Ridge Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Avista Adventist Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Denver Health Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Porter Adventist Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Panorama Orthopedics </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tuition Costs - Instate <ul><li>1st Year $3800.00 </li></ul><ul><li>2nd Year $2700.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Total = $6500.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Books = $900.00 + </li></ul><ul><li>Uniforms = $250.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Total = $7650.00 +/- </li></ul>Affordable!
  15. 15. <ul><li>ENG 121- English Composition </li></ul><ul><li>BIO 106 or BIO 201, 202 </li></ul><ul><li>MAT 099 or MAT 121 or higher </li></ul><ul><li>PSY 101 or SOC 101 or PSY 235 </li></ul><ul><li>HPR 178- Medical Terminology (2) </li></ul><ul><li>RTE 101- Intro. to Radiography (Must have 80% or better to enter program) </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended: PHY 111/112 </li></ul>Pre-requisite Coursework:
  16. 16. International Transcripts <ul><li>Can get them translated by Linguatec,see website at </li></ul><ul><li>Can get US equivalency from World Education Services, see website at </li></ul><ul><li>CCD will not translate international transcripts </li></ul>
  17. 17. Program Admission <ul><li>The Radiography Program at the Community College of Denver has had to reduce it’s student admissions based on a reduction in available clinical facilities at which to place students for their internships. </li></ul><ul><li>The program can currently accommodate a maximum of 30 incoming students annually at our Denver-area facilities. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Admission Criteria Revision <ul><li>Due to the high expectations of our clinical affiliates, and numerous requests from them to assign the best possible internship candidates to their facilities, the CCD Radiography Program Director, in cooperation with the Dean of Health Sciences and the Vice President of Learning and Academic affairs, have revised the program admissions criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning with the incoming class of 2008, all further student admissions will be determined by a thorough and objective interview selection process. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Application Process After 2009 <ul><li>1. Complete all prerequisite coursework </li></ul><ul><li>2. Submit an application packet during the month of April. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The application packet will only be accepted from April 1-30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The packet must be complete , or it will not be considered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Admission packets will be reviewed by a committee of Radiologic Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>4. Those candidates with complete packets will be invited to interview for a position in the next matriculating class </li></ul>
  20. 20. Process cont’d <ul><li>5. Interviews are conducted by a panel of 3 professional panel members. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Information from admission packets and interview will be scored and compiled by the admission panel. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A minimum score of 70% is required for entry. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>7. The top 30 candidates will be invited to enter the program in August of that year. Notification will occur in June. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Those candidates who were not selected may participate in future years, for a total of three attempts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If possible, the Radiography program staff will make recommendations to help candidates improve their chances for success the next year. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Admission Packet <ul><li>Verification of completed Application to Community College of Denver </li></ul><ul><li>Application to the Radiography Program </li></ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Official, sealed transcripts from all transfer credit institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date, unofficial transcripts from CCD </li></ul><ul><li>Two structured reference surveys </li></ul><ul><li>A short, typed essay-style answer to the following questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your professional interests and goals? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What personal characteristics do you believe a person should have to be a successful Radiologic Technologist? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your contact information, including your email address </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance of at least one Information & Advising session at Lowry </li></ul>
  22. 22. Interview <ul><li>These attributes are considered during your interview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal and non-verbal Communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare and Customer Service Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aptitude for healthcare </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer/Community Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPA & RTE 101 Grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemental course work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic preparedness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appearance, Punctuality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to work as a team member </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stress management </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Tips <ul><li>Volunteer at a local hospital or nursing home to gain healthcare experience. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or obtain employment at a healthcare facility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research the profession to assure it is a good fit for you </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a high GPA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including RTE 101 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dress Professionally for interview </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive early for interview </li></ul><ul><li>Show enthusiasm for your previous work endeavors </li></ul>
  24. 24. I’m in! Now What Happens? <ul><li>From June to August several things happen: </li></ul><ul><li>Job Shadow at a Clinical Site </li></ul><ul><li>Get Immunizations </li></ul><ul><li>CPR certification </li></ul><ul><li>Background Check including fingerprint check and drug screening </li></ul><ul><li>Line up Financial Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare yourself and your family for a challenging two years! </li></ul>
  25. 25. Criminal Background Check <ul><li>This is a 10 year Federal Background Check </li></ul><ul><li>Disqualifying Offenses: </li></ul><ul><li>Any conviction, plea of guilty or no contest, or deferred adjudication of the following criminal offenses (felony or misdemeanor) appearing on a criminal background check will disqualify an applicant for admission to a CCCS Health Program. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no appealing this background check. It is mandatory. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>I Crimes of violence (assault, sexual offenses, arson, kidnapping, murder, any crime against an at-risk adult or juvenile, etc.). as defined in section 18-1.3-406 C.R.S. in the 10 years immediately preceding the submittal of application. </li></ul><ul><li>  II Any offense involving unlawful sexual behavior—same time limit as above. </li></ul><ul><li>III Any crime, the underlying basis of which has been found by the court on the record to include an act of domestic violence, as defined in section 18-6-800.3 C.R.S. in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application.  </li></ul><ul><li>IV Any crime of child abuse, as defined in section 18-6-401 C.R.S.—same time limit as above. </li></ul><ul><li>  V Any crime related to the sale, possession, distribution or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances—same time limit as III.  </li></ul><ul><li>VI Crimes of theft—Felony has a 7 year limit; Misdemeanor has a 5 year limit </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>VII Any offense of sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist, as defined in section 18-3-405.5 C.R.S. in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application  </li></ul><ul><li>VIII Crimes of moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness/exposure, etc.) Same time limit as above. </li></ul><ul><li>IX Registered sex offenders (NO time limit) </li></ul><ul><li>X Any offense in another state, the elements of which are substantially similar to the elements of any of the above offenses.  </li></ul><ul><li>XI More than 1 D.U.I. in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application </li></ul><ul><li>Students who have successfully completed the terms of their deferred adjudication agreement will not be disqualified. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Pre-APP Ethics Review Required if student has a criminal record. <ul><li>Eligibility to Sit for the ARRT Exam: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Graduate of an accredited radiology program </li></ul><ul><li>2. Approval after notification to Board of any conviction record </li></ul><ul><li>To inquire about eligibility status either email ARRT at or call (651) 687-0048 </li></ul><ul><li>Back ground check </li></ul><ul><li>(Federal)- strict </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve status before entering RT program </li></ul>
  29. 29. Financial Aid Information <ul><li>Financial Aid Office: 303-556-2420 </li></ul><ul><li>COF - College Opportunity Fund- stipend paid by the state for you to attend college in Colorado- up to 145 credits </li></ul><ul><li>You must register/ be Colorado resident to receive the $ </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up at (COF) </li></ul>
  30. 30. Program Schedule <ul><li>1st Year : Fall/Spring Semester (15 Weeks) </li></ul><ul><li> Mon/Weds 8 hours clinical/day </li></ul><ul><li> Tues/Thurs 9:00 - 3:00 class </li></ul><ul><li> Friday 8:00 – 12:00 (2 hr Lab) </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Semester (10 Weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>Mon thru Thurs 8 hours clinical/day </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>2nd Year : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall semester (15 wks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mon/Wed 9:00-1:00 class T/Th/F Clinical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Occasional weekend/evening </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring semester (15 wks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday 9:00 - 12:00 class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T/Th/F clinical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Occasional weekend/evening </li></ul></ul></ul>Program Schedule, cont’d
  32. 32. Graduation! <ul><li>Career in radiography </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Modalities </li></ul><ul><li>Continued Education </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Physician Assistant </li></ul>