Presentation on theme: "Radiologic Technology Information and Advising"— Presentation transcript:
1 Radiologic Technology Information and Advising Welcome!
2 CCD Radiologic Technology Faculty and Staff Amy Clemons RT(R)M MAEdDirector, Radiologic Sciences ProgramsJohanna Morrison B.A. R.T.(R)Clinical Coordinator(303)Daniela HigginsProgram Advisor(303)Center for Allied Health at Lowry:
3 Radiology Technology Program MISSION STATEMENTSupply the community of Denver and the state of Colorado with safe, competent, Radiologic Science Professionals, who possess the entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive quality care to adults and pediatric patients in a culturally diverse society.
4 Mission Statement Pledge, cont. Provide students the opportunity tosucceed in Radiology Technology by:Offering equal access to the program.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.Promoting the motivation, knowledge and skills necessary for upward mobility through life long learning.Assisting the student to assume responsibility for his/her education and professionalism.
5 PROGRAM GOALS 5. Program Effectiveness Measures: According to the following measurable outcomes:Program will maintain a 21-month program completion rate 75% or higherProgram will maintain a first-time pass rate of ARRT board examination of 75% or higherAt least 85% of program graduates who are actively seeking employment willobtain employment within 6 months of graduation.Students will be satisfied with their education (80% or higher).Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance (80% or higher).1.Students will be clinically competent Students will accurately position patients for radiographic procedures. Students will learn to apply appropriate technical factors. Students will understand and practice radiation protection. 2.Students will communicate effectively Students will demonstrate effective, medically- oriented communication skills. Students will practice written communication skills. 3. Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students will perform radiographic trauma examinations. Students will critically analyze images. 4. Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development. Students will be knowledgeable about the advanced Radiologic modalities. Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
6 Program Accreditation The RTE Program is accredited by:JRCERTJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic TechnologyThe Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Assoc. of Colleges & Schools(this means transferable credits)
7 JRCERT20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite #2850 Chicago, IL (312) Standards for compliance found at:
8 What does a Radiologic Technologist need to know? Anatomy & PhysiologyBasic PhysicsPositioningPatient CareCustomer ServiceHow to work independently and as a member of a team
9 Physical Requirements Full range of body motion:handling and lifting patientsphysical dexterityeye-hand coordinationStanding, walking 7 hrs of 8 hr dayFrequently lift, carry 25 poundsOccasionally lift 50+ pounds with assistanceRequires visual, hearing acuity
10 Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) 5 semester programEligible to sit for ARRT Certification Examination upon graduationArticulation agreements toward Bachelor’s degrees with:Colorado Mesa University: BAS Radiologic TechnologyRegis University: BS Healthcare Administration
11 What is unique about CCD’s Radiography Program? Clinical Internships at Denver hospitalsMultiple Laboratories at CCD Lowry Campus:2 working x-ray roomsC-arm and portable equipmentDigital and film/screen imagingNursing simulation and skills labsComputer labAnthropomorphic phantomLongest standing Radiography program in Colorado
12 Pre-requisite Coursework: ENG 121- English CompositionBIO 106 or BIO 201/202MAT 121 or higher (beginning Spring 2015 application)PSY 101 or SOC 101 or PSY 235HPR 178- Medical Terminology (2 credits)RTE 101- Intro. to Radiography“B” grade or better required for program entryStrongly Recommended: PHY 105 (Physics)Note: There is a 7 year limit for all science prerequisites& 10 years on Math
13 TranscriptsSubmit transcripts to CCD Admissions Department as soon as possibleCCD Admissions dept: (303)International Transcripts:U.S. equivalency from World Education Services, see website atCCD will not translate international transcripts
14 Application Process Complete all prerequisite coursework Submit complete admissions packet April 15th - May 15thPacket must be complete, or it will not be consideredPackets evaluated & scoredTop scoring candidates (approx. 40) invited to interview 25 acceptedInterviews conducted first 2 weeks of Summer semesterNo exceptions or alternate datesInformation from application packet and interview compiled, scored on a matrix.
15 Application Process, cont’d Top scoring candidates invited to enter program in AugustNotification of acceptance will occur in late June; the next 4 highest-scoring candidates will be placed on a waiting listStudents may apply and interview a maximum of 3 timesIf requested, the Radiography program staff will provide recommendations to help candidates improve their chances for success the next year if not invited into the program.
16 Admission Packet MUST BE COMPLETE! Documents available atSend Official transcripts to CCD admissions dept., with request for evaluation ASAP!Verification of completed application to CCDRadiography Program applicationResume and cover letterUnofficial transcripts from all transfer credit institutionsTwo structured reference surveys (sealed envelope & signed)Your contact information, including your address
17 Admission PacketA typed, well-written, grammatically correct, essay-style answer to two questions (one page each) found on Radiography websiteExamples:What are your professional interests and goals?What personal characteristics do you believe a person should have to be a successful Radiologic Technologist?Provide verifiable date of attendance of at least one Information & Advising session
18 Interview Attributes considered during interview: Verbal and non-verbal Communication skillsHealthcare and Customer Service ExperienceAptitude for healthcareVolunteer/Community ServiceGPA & RTE 101 GradeSupplemental course workPreparedness for 40+ hour/week academic & clinical scheduleProfessionalismAppearance, PunctualityAbility to work as a team member
19 Tips Gain healthcare experience: Volunteer at a hospital or nursing homeGet a job at a healthcare facilityResearch the profession to assure it is a good fit for youMaintain a high GPAIncluding RTE 101Interview:Dress ProfessionallyArrive earlyShow enthusiasm for previous jobs/careerDemonstrate aptitude for teamwork
20 I’m in! Now What Happens? From June to August several things happen: Job Shadow at a clinical siteGet ImmunizationsCPR certification10-year Federal background check & drug screeningLine up Financial Aid (at least 6-8 weeks before fall semester)Prepare yourself and your family for a challenging two years!
21 Criminal Background Check This is a 10 year Federal Background CheckDisqualifying Offenses: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.There is no appealing this background check. It is mandatory.
22 I Crimes of violence (assault, sexual offenses, arson, kidnapping, murder, any crime against an at-risk adult or juvenile, etc.). as defined in section C.R.S. in the 10 years immediately preceding the submittal of application. II Any offense involving unlawful sexual behavior—same time limit as above.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 C.R.S. in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application. IV Any crime of child abuse, as defined in section C.R.S.—same time limit as above. V Any crime related to the sale, possession, distribution or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances—same time limit as III. VI Crimes of theft—Felony has a 7 year limit; Misdemeanor has a 5 year limit
23 VII Any offense of sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist, as defined in section C.R.S. in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application VIII Crimes of moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness/exposure, etc.) Same time limit as above.IX Registered sex offenders (NO time limit)X Any offense in another state, the elements of which are substantially similar to the elements of any of the above offenses. XI More than 1 D.U.I. in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of applicationStudents who have successfully completed the terms of their deferred adjudication agreement will not be disqualified.
24 ARRT Pre-Application Ethics Review Note: Required for anything other than traffic violations Eligibility to sit for the ARRT Exam:Graduate of an accredited radiology programARRT Board approval to sit for Certification ExamTo inquire about eligibility or call:(651)Resolve status before entering RT program
25 Tuition Costs, In-state (Subject to change) Pre-requisites: $1,550.001st Year $3,370.002nd Year $2,310.00Total Tuition=$7,230.00Books = $ /-Uniforms = $ /-Fees= $500.00Total = $8, /- (2013 data)$$$Affordable!
26 Financial Aid Information Financial Aid Office:COF- College Opportunity Fund- stipend paid by the state for you to attend college in Coloradoup to 145 creditsYou must register/ be Colorado resident to receive the $$$Sign-up at (COF)
27 Program Schedule 1st Year: Fall/Spring Semester Mon/Weds 8 hours clinical/dayTues/Thurs 9:00 - 4:00 classFriday 8:00 – 3:30 ( 1 two hour Lab)(start and end times can vary)Summer SemesterMon – Thurs, evenings or weekends Clinical
28 Program Schedule, cont’d 2nd Year:Fall semesterMon/Wed 9:00-3:00 classClinical T/Th/FOccasional weekend/eveningSpring semesterWednesday 9: :00 classT/Th /F clinicalTimes subject to change
29 Program Curriculum Physical principles of Radiation: Physical interactions which create x-raysProperties of x-ray energyThorough understanding of x-ray equipment operationHow x-rays affect human cells at the atomic levelAnatomy and Procedures:Basic understanding of all anatomical systemsIn-depth study of bony anatomyPositioning of every body part for radiographic image productionAppropriate technical factors needed in order to create a diagnostic imagee
30 Curriculum, cont’dPathologyFamiliarity with common diseases and how they affect the x-ray imagePatient CareBasic nursing caresterile proceduresStarting IV’sVital signsCPRBasic understanding of the care and treatment of the ill
31 Curriculum, cont’d Clinical Internship: 16-32 hours each week at area hospitals performing radiographic procedures
32 Affiliate Hospitals The Children’s Hospital The Medical Center of AuroraPresbyterian St. Luke’sSky Ridge Medical CenterKaiser Permanente-multiple locationsAvista Adventist Medical CenterDenver Health Medical CenterPorter Adventist Hospital
33 Employment and Advancement Opportunities Steady employment growth statewide & nationallySecond-year radiography students often receive job offers before graduationAdvancement Opportunities:Radiation Therapy (CCD offers)Computed Tomography (CCD offers )Mammography (CCD offers)Nuclear MedicineMRIInterventionalNetwork AdministrationHealthcare AdministrationP.A. or R.A. training
34 Thank you for coming Call if you have questions! Applications only accepted:April 15 through May 15, 2015.