Radiologic Technology Program

The Radiologic Technology Program is an intensive program which prepares students to become skilled professionals in performing imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities. Students receive clinical experience in radiology departments of health care affiliates located throughout Northwest and North Central Iowa. The program provides the students with entry level skills consistent with career opportunities nationwide.

Radiologic Technology Careers

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  • Health Care Facilities
  • Physician’s Office
  • Mobile Imaging Companies
  • Industrial Plants
  • Research Centers
  • Government Agencies
  • Commercial Sales
  • Education

Course Schedule

Radiologic Technology A.A.S Degree

Pre-requisites

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
4.0
HSC-113 Medical Terminology*
2.0
XXX-XXX College Level Math Course
3.0
 
Total Hours: 9.0

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
4.0
HSC-104 Intro to Health Care
2.0
RAD-320 Imaging I
2.0
RAD-122 Radiographic Procedures I
4.0
RAD-210 Clinical Education I
4.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-112 Psychology of Human Relations
3.0
OR
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
RAD-430 Radiographic Physics
3.0
RAD-365 Imaging II
2.0
RAD-142 Radiographic Procedures II
4.0
RAD-230 Clinical Education II
4.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester (9 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
RAD-163 Radiographic Procedures III
2.5
RAD-270 Clinical Education III
3.5
RAD-182 Special Procedures
2.0
 
Total Hours: 8.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
RAD-770 Film Critique & Evaluation
2.5
RAD-896 Quality Assurance
2.0
RAD-510 Clinical Education IV
6.0
XXX-XXX Computer Course
2.0
 
Total Hours: 15.5

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
RAD-570 Clinical Education V
8.0
RAD-738 Radiologic Pathology
2.0
RAD-850 Radiation Protection & Biology
3.0
 
Total Hours: 13.0

Summer Semester (9 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
RAD-690 Cross Section Anatomy
1.0
RAD-946 Seminar
2.0
RAD-620 Clinical Education VI
4.5
 
Total Hours: 7.5
 
Radiological Technology A.A.S Degree Total Hours: 85

*Test out option is available. See Dean Health Science or Program Coordinator.

**Students may extend the Radiologic Technology Program over three years by taking the Arts and Science courses the first year and the Radiologic Technology courses during the second and third years.

Accreditation Information

The Iowa Central Community College Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Iowa Central Community College is regionally accredited through The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Program effectiveness data is available on the JRCERT and Iowa Central University websites.

Contact information for JRCERT:
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone 312-704-5300
Fax 312-704-5304
Website www.jrcert.org
E-mail mail@jrcert.org

Radiologic Technology Program Mission Statement

The Radiologic Technology program is dedicated to providing quality radiologic technology education to produce qualified, competent entry-level diagnostic Radiographers who are committed to life-long learning and high standards within the profession.
August 2016

Guiding Principles

  • Create a learning environment dedicate to quality education through an approved curriculum and qualified faculty that utilizes competencies to ensure the graduate is clinically competent within the Radiologic Profession.
  • Promote professionalism that encourages life-long learning and career development.
  • Provide quality care to all patients.

ARRT Examination Pass Rates:

Year
Number Tested
Number Passed
Percent
2011
12
12
100%
2012
18
14
78%
2013
17
9
53%
2014
9
6
67%
2015
14
13
93%
2016
20
15
75%

                                                                 
Five Year Average (2011-2015) on Examination Pass Rate: 77%

Annual Program Completion Rate:

School Year
Number of Students Enrolled
Number of Graduates
Completion Percentage
2011
21
14
67%
2012
27
21
78%
2013
25
14
56%
2014
18
9
50%
2015
24
15
63%
2016
24
20
83%

Annual Benchmark: 75%

Job Placement:

Graduates employed within 6 months are those graduates who had passed the ARRT exam to be employed.

Graduation Year
Number of Graduates
Graduates Employed within 6 months
Percentage of Graduates Employed within 6 months
2011
8
6
75%
2012
13
11
85%
2013
8
6
75%
2014
9
6
67%
2015
15
13
87%
2016
20
Report February 2017
Report February 2017

Five Year Average Percent of Students Employed within 6 months of Graduation: 79%

Iowa Community colleges have developed the following Core Performance Standards for all applicants to Health Care Career Programs.  These standards are based upon required abilities that are compatible with effective performance in health care careers.  Applicants unable to meet the Core Performance Standards are responsible for discussing the possibility of reasonable accommodations with the designated institutional office.  To view the full Iowa Core Performance Standards, click here.

Instructors

Doug Boelter Instructor 515-574-1315 boelter@iowacentral.edu
Althea Rouse Instructor 515-574-1302 rouse@iowacentral.edu
Lindsay Eslick Compliance Coordinator 515-574-1320 eslick@iowacentral.edu