Radiologic Technology Degree

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
FIRST YEAR
Summer Semester (8 weeks)
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
  MATH 120C Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
# RADT 103C Radiographic Positioning I 1 2 2
# RADT 109C Introduction to Health Care in Radiologic Technology 1 0 1
# RADT 180C Radiographic Physics 3 0 3
  14
Fall Semester
  BIOL 195C Anatomy and Physiology I 3 2 4
# RADT 116C Radiographic Imaging Technology 2 2 3
  RADT 151C Patient Care for the Radiographer 2 0 2
# RADT 159C Radiographic Positioning II and Clinical Procedures I* 3 26 9
  18
Spring Semester
  BIOL 196C Anatomy and Physiology II 3 2 4
# RADT 164C Radiographic Positioning III and Clinical Procedures II* 3 26 9
# RADT 220C Digital Processing & Computed Tomography 2 2 3
  16
SECOND YEAR
Summer Semester (11 weeks)
  ENGL 120C Communications 3 0 3
  PSYC 105C Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
# RADT 165C Radiographic Clinical Procedures III* 0 23 4
# RADT 203C Advanced Radiographic Procedures 3 0 3
  13
Fall Semester
  IST 102C PC Applications 3 0 3
  SOCI 105C Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
# RADT 123C Radiation Protection 3 0 3
# RADT 294C Radiographic Clinical Procedures IV* 0 16 3
  12
Spring Semester
  PHIL 242C Contemporary Ethical Issues 3 0 3
# RADT 209C Pathology & Cross-Sectional Anatomy 3 0 3
# RADT 295C Radiographic Clinical Procedures V* 0 16 3
  9
TOTAL CREDITS 82
Program Cost Estimates
# Indicates major field courses.
* All students enrolled in a clinical course will be charged a $350 per semester clinical surcharge. The following courses carry this charge: RADT 159C, RADT 164C, RADT 165C, RADT 294C and RADT 295C.

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 2015-16

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), 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).

  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 MATH 093C and MATH 094C 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.

Mission Statement

In conjunction with the Institute's Mission Statement, the Radiologic Technology Program provides the highest standards of theoretical and clinical experiences for its’ students, thereby empowering them to improve the public’s health by ensuring access to quality Radiologic health care.  Through a process of continuous improvement we will exceed expectations in educating our students.

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
Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH
VA Medical Center, Manchester, NH
VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH

Michelle Wade
Radiologic Technology
Program Coordinator

(603) 271-6484 x4108
mwade@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