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.

For more information about the Radiologic Technology profession visit RADAcademy.

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 five semesters in length.

  • Year One - Fall, Spring & Summer*
    • Class and clinical will be scheduled at various times Monday - Thursday.

*Please note: 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
    • Class and clinical will be scheduled at various times Monday - Thursday.
    • Clinical shift times may include evenings and 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 preceptors 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.

Attendance Expectations

Students are expected to attend all classes and clinical as scheduled. 

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

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 

Background Checks/Drug Screening

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.

Due to the policies in place at our clinical facilities, a prescription for medical marijuana will not excuse a student from a positive drug screening and may result in dismissal from the program.

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.

Dress Code & Personal Appearance

Students beginning during a year ending in an odd number (2021, 2023, etc.) will wear light blue pants, tops, and or skirts. Students beginning during a year ending in an even number (2020, 2022, etc.) will wear dark blue pants, tops and or skirts. All scrub tops must have the CCC Radiology program patch sewn on.

Due to clinical site requires, students must adhere to strict apearance guidelines including, but not limited to:

  • 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 post earrings are not permitted.
  • Gauged ears must be filled in with flesh colored plugs and no larger than gauge 0.
  • Nails must be natural with no enhancements of any type including but not limited to, acyllics, gel polish, powder dips, etc.

Travel Policy

Students are asked by the clinical coordinator to designate their “home” site, which is defined as the area they consider to be their place of residence, or in-town site. The out-of-town site is a term used for when a student must travel. Every effort will be made to divide the clinical rotations so a student will have equability in a variety of clinical experience and opportunities to complete required competencies.

In-town sites are designate as those clinical sites located within approximately 30 miles of the student’s home/residence. Anything further is considered out-of-town. Students may volunteer for the out-of-town assignment but must do this by email or in writing to the clinical coordinator for consideration.

It is the student's responsibility to provide transportation to the assigned clinical site and any travel and lodging expenses incurred.

Clinical Sites

Background Checks/Drug Screening

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.

Due to the policies in place at our clinical facilities, a prescription for medical marijuana will not excuse a student from a positive drug screening and may result in dismissal from the program.

  

State Disclosure - Allied Health - Radiologic Technology

The United States Department of Education requires that every institution of higher education obtain authorization from each state in which it offers distance education opportunities for programs requiring licensure. 

Clovis Community College’s professional licensure programs are designed to prepare students for a license in the state of New Mexico. Students who wish to practice in a state other than New Mexico may or may not have additional requirements to complete prior to applying for a license.

The Radiologic Sciences radiography program at Clovis Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The program’s current length of accreditation is 8 years with the next site visit tentatively scheduled for the First Quarter of 2027.

The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and enhances quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs. The only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit educational programs in radiography and radiation therapy, the JRCERT accredits educational programs in radiography and radiation therapy and in the related disciplines of magnetic resonance and medical dosimeter.

Programs accredited by the JRCERT must demonstrate that they are in substantial compliance with the relevant JRCERT accreditation standards: Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences (radiography and radiation therapy), Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Magnetic Resonance, or Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Medical Dosimeter.


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Contact Info

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

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

jenniferbussey
Jennifer Bussey
Academic Advisor
575.769.4018
jennifer.bussey@clovis.edu

 

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