Radiologic Technology

The rapidly evolving field of medical imaging requires highly educated professionals who are familiar with the latest technologies and provide compassionate care in a variety of medical settings.

The Clovis Community College radiologic Technology Program was established to equip students with the necessary tools to provide diagnostic imaging to patients as an entry-level Radiographer.

Faculty responsible for teaching students in our Radiologic Technology program are highly qualified, professional and dedicated to your success. Our students benefit from small class sizes, learning while using the state-of-the-art equipment, varied clinical settings, and plenty of lab time that includes hands-on x-ray practice. This combination ensures each graduate the best possible chance of passing the ARRT exam on the first attempt!

Topics covered include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Fundamentals of Radiography
  • Radiobiology
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiographic Imaging
  • Radiographic Pathology

 

The Radiologic Technology program is divided into five semesters beginning in the fall term. 

  • Year One - Fall, Spring & Summer*
    • Clinical: Monday-Tuesday
    • Classroom: Wednesday-Thursday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

*8 week Summer semester begins immediate after Spring semester ends and does not follow start and ends dates listed on Summer semester calendar.

  • Year 2 - Fall & Spring
    • Clinical: Monday-Wednesday OR Sunday-Tuesday evening.
    • Classroom: Thursday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Clinical day shifts are scheduled from 8:00am - 4:30pm, occasional evening shift are scheduled from 2:30pm - 11:00pm. Shift times may vary based on clinical site's preferences. 

  1. Students interested in CCC's Radiologic Technology program must first apply for admission to CCC through the Admissions and Records office.
  2. Prospective students must complete prerequisite course work before being considered for the program. Acceptance into the program is based on GPA for the prerequisite courses only. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.
  3. Download and complete the CCC Radiologic Technology Program Application to be returned to Admissions and Records. NOTE: The deadline for entry during a Fall term is July 1 of that academic year.
  4. Students will be notified of their acceptance status in the first week of August by CCC email.

The median annual wage of radiologic technologists was $52,210 in May 2008. Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase by about 17 percent from 2008—2018, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows and ages, there will be an increasing demand for diagnostic imaging. In addition to diagnosis, diagnostic imaging is used to monitor the progress of disease treatment. With the increasing success of medical technologies in treating disease, diagnostic imaging will increasingly be needed to monitor progress of treatment.

Instructors

Our program faculty will teach at the college in the classroom and lab settings. Occasionally, nursing instructors will assist with some courses as well as guest speakers when appropriate.

Clinical instructors are assigned to each clinical facility. They are employees of that facility and volunteer for this position. They are typically graduates of this program.

Grading

Students must maintain a 75% minimum in each class to progress to the next semester.

Grades are not rounded. For example, a 74.9 is still considered a 74.

Additionally, the program will only accept new students in the fall semester only. Students can only repeat a course once with a total of two attempts. Courses are only offered once a year, so students will need to wait until it is offered again the following year for the second attempt.

Dress Code Considerations

Students beginning during a year ending in an odd number will wear light blue scrubs. Students beginning during a year ending in an even number will wear dark blue scrubs.

Due to clinical site requires, extremes in hair color, color patterns, and styles are not permitted, all visible tattoos must be covered with conservative colored material and visible body piercing other than earrings are not permitted.

Pregnancy Policy

It will be the students decision to volunteer their pregnancy status Radiation safety will be reviewed with the student and additional badges assigned with the pregnancy, if declared. Pregnant students will be given 4 options:

  1. No changes in schedule
  2. Attend didactic courses only and make up missed clinical hours at end of academic year
  3. Take a leave of absence of 1 year duration with a place reserved in the following class
  4. Simply withdraw from the program with no reservations into the following class. This option would require a new application for possible admission back into the program

Travel Policy

It is the student's responsibility to provide transportation to the assigned clinical site and classroom.

Transfer Credit Policy

General Education Prerequisite Coursework:

The Radiology Program will follow the Clovis Community College Articulation and Acceptance of transfer credit policy located in the CCC catalog. Students are encouraged to contact admissions for additional information. admissions@clovis.edu 

Professional Education Coursework:

Requests for transfer credits for professional radiography courses will be reviewed by the Department of Radiography on an individual basis. A request for such transfer of credit does not guarantee approval of credit.

Background Checks

All of the Allied Health programs at Clovis Community College require criminal background checks and drug screenings prior to admittance into the clinical facilities. Failure to pass one or both could result in dismissal from the program. Applicants with felony convictions and misdemeanors may not be allowed into the clinical sites or allowed to sit for the National or State exams in Radiology.

Previous Felony Convictions

After graduation, students are considered candidates and may apply to sit for the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) National Certification Board Examination. Candidates must comply with the "Rules of Ethics" contained in the American Registry's "Standard of Ethics." A conviction of or plea of guilty to or a plea of NoLo contendere to a crime which is either a felony or is a misdemeanor must be investigation by the ARRT in order to determine eligibility. Applicant who have been convicted of, or plead guilty to or plead NoLo contendere to a crime may request an ethics review from the ARRT before they apply to take the National Certification Board Examination. Please visit the ARRT website for more information on this process.

Any additional information contact the Program Director of Radiologic Sciences.

  

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The Radiologic Technology program at CCC is accredited by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org

 

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Contact Info

For more information about CCC's Radiologic Technology program, please contact:

Melissa Ham,
M.Ed, ARRT(R), RDMS(ABD)
Program Director
575.769.4997
melissa.ham@clovis.edu

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