Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions as radiographers (X-ray technologists). Students must attend full-time and satisfy both the didactic and clinical components to successfully complete the program.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Ill., 60606-3182. The phone number is 312-704-5300.
Students learn to use complex X-ray and image processing equipment designed to record images which aid radiologists in diagnosing various health problems.
Persons interested in this program should be comfortable working with and caring for people from diverse backgrounds. They should be able to meet the academic and physical demands of the program that requires a commitment of time, effort and motivation.
Student are required to complete a health history, immunization record, physical exam, essential functions acknowledgement form, drug and criminal background check and CPR Certification (AHA Healthcare Provider) prior to the first day of class.
The following courses are highly recommended before beginning the program:
BIO:207 - Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
BIO:208 - Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
HIT:101 - Medical Terminology (4) or
IS:205 - Medical Terminology (4)
MTH:124 - Technical Math or higher (3 or 4 credits)
Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Employment is available in hospital radiology departments, clinics, imaging centers, outpatient surgery centers and physician offices.
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program conducted at St. Louis Community College is to graduate students with entry-level employment skills of a Radiologic Technologist to meet the needs of the medical imaging community. In addition the program will foster a supportive environment for student success.
- Students will graduate with critical thinking and problem solving skills.
The student will demonstrate critical thinking and problems solving skills.
The program will provide appropriate instruction and educational support services in the development of critical thinking skills.
- Students will achieve an acceptable level of clinical competence.
Students will evaluate images for appropriate positioning and image quality.
Students will apply principles of body mechanics.
Students will position the patient and imaging system to perform acceptable radiographic examinations and procedures
Students will maintain a safe environment.
- Students will demonstrate professionalism.
Students will exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
Students will demonstrate ethical and professional values.
4. Students will effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.
a. Students will effectively use oral and written communication.
Performance measures of the STLCC Radiologic Technology program can be found on the JRCERT website: http://jrcert.org/.