Radiologic Technology Degree

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
FIRST YEAR
Summer Semester (8 weeks)
  MT 120 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
# XR 103 Radiographic Positioning I 1 2 2
# XR 109 Clinical Seminar 1 0 1
# XR 151 Radiologic Nursing Procedures 2 0 2
# XR 180 Radiographic Equipment Operation
and Maintenance
3 0 3
  12
Fall Semester
  BI 195 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 2 4
  EN 101 English Composition 4 0 4
# XR 116 Image Production and Evaluation I 2 2 3
# XR 159 Radiographic Positioning II and Clinical Procedures I 3 18 7
  18
Spring Semester
  BI 196 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 2 4
  EN 120 Communications 3 0 3
# XR 164 Radiographic Positioning III and
Clinical Procedures II
3 18 7
# XR 220 Image Production and Evaluation II 2 2 3
  17
SECOND YEAR
Summer Semester (11 weeks)
  PY 105 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
# XR 165 Radiographic Clinical Procedures III 0 23 4
# XR 203 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 3 0 3
  10
Fall Semester
  IT 102 PC Applications 3 0 3
  SO 105 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
# XR 123 Radiation Protection 3 0 3
# XR 294 Radiographic Clinical Procedures IV 0 24 4
  13
Spring Semester
  PI 242 Contemporary Ethical Issues 3 0 3
# XR 209 Clinical Seminars II 3 0 3
# XR 295 Radiographic Clinical Procedures V 0 24 4
  10
TOTAL CREDITS 80
Program Cost Estimates

# Indicates major field courses.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2014-15

Early summer start date each year

The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Radiologic Technology is awarded upon the successful completion of the program.

The Radiologic Technology program integrates scientific concepts and working skills through intensive clinical experience and classroom study. The program requires 24 months of study. The RT specializes in the medical application of Radiographic techniques and equipment in the treatment of patients.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the certification examination conducted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists to practice as a Registered Radiologic Technologist.

Admission to the Radiologic Technology program is very competitive. Selection is determined by a cumulative point system (available on the Blackboard Site) that is based on the high school prerequisite courses and grades, college courses and grades (only those courses required in the Radiologic Technology Program), an essay and a personal interview. It is highly recommended that applicants complete as many of the General Education courses (non-Radiology courses) as possible prior to application to the program. A course in Medical Terminology is strongly recommended. Completion of the general education courses will enhance the application for admission as well as lighten the academic load. These courses can be taken at NHTI through the General Studies Program. Once in the General Studies program students should consult that program’s department head regarding course selection. A “Request for Change of Program” form, available from the Admissions Office, should be submitted during the Fall Semester prior to program start.  The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  Program effectiveness data may be found at www.jrcert.org.

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Specific Admission Requirements

For Summer 2015 Admission

Preference will be given to applicants whose applications are complete and received by the NHTI Admissions Office no later than January 9, 2015 for Summer 2015 admission (with the exception of the interview).

For Summer 2014 Admission

Preference will be given to applicants whose applications are complete and received by the NHTI Admissions Office no later than January 10, 2014 for Summer 2014 admission (with the exception of the interview).

  1. High school or college biology with lab and chemistry with lab, both with grades of “C” or higher;
  2. College preparatory algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher or NHTI's MT 093 and MT 094 both with grades of “C” or higher;
  3. Personal interview will be arranged with the applicant by the Admissions Office once the admission file is complete;
  4. The applicant must complete a course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Airway Obstruction Management for the Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer before program registration.
PROSPECTIVE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS
For a more in-depth look into the Radiologic Technology Program, please visit our blackboard site at http://ccsnh.blackboard.com/ (username: NHTI-Radiology; password: student)

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Health, Character and Technical Requirements
The student must have sufficient strength and motor coordination required to perform the following physical activities:

  1. Standing for sustained periods of time and walking most of the work day to accomplish tasks;
  2. Frequent reaching and manual dexterity in handling accessory equipment for radiographic purposes including typing on computer terminals;
  3. Frequently transporting, moving, lifting and transferring patients from a wheelchair or stretcher to and from a radiographic table.
  4. In addition, the student must have:
  5. Sufficient eyesight to observe patients, manipulate equipment and evaluate radiographic quality. Visual acuity (correctable) sufficient to work with analyzing data and figures, working with computer terminals, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and operation of machines;
  6. Sufficient hearing to assess patient needs;
  7. Sufficient writing skills to communicate needs promptly and effectively. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Primary functions include activities in which the student must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to patients, physicians, families, and other employees accurately, and loudly or quickly; and
  8. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations. Ability to work with wide variations in work load and stress levels.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be clinically competent.
  2. Students will communicate effectively.
  3. Students will use critical thinking.
  4. Students will demonstrate professionalism.
  5. The program will graduate entry-level technologists.

Radiography Hospital Clinical Sites
Androscoggin Hospital, Berlin, NH
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH
Concord Hospital, Concord, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH
Franklin Regional Hospital, Franklin, NH
Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NH
Huggins Hospital , Wolfeboro, NH
Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, NH
Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton, NH
Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH
New London Hospital, New London, NH
Parkland Medical Center, Derry, NH
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH
VA Medical Center, Manchester, NH
VA Medical Center, White River Juction, VT
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH

Kevin Barry
Radiologic Technology Department Head
(603) 271-6484 x4108
kbarry@ccsnh.edu

Admissions
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011
nhtiadm@ccsnh.edu

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Radiologic Technology Program Program Effectiveness Data

Mission Statement/Program Goals/Learning Outcomes