The Radiologic Technology Curriculum
The curriculum is composed of several courses taught over a period of 23 consecutive months. The courses undergo continual study and review by program officials.
From time to time, changes are incorporated into the curriculum so that students become familiar with new concepts and procedures as changes in the field occur. It is imperative that each student considers education in radiologic technology a continuing process.
Every effort is made to ensure that the scholastic and clinical aspects of the program are as closely correlated as possible. This curriculum meets and exceeds the requirements set forth by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Didactic Grading Scale
Scores in the following courses determine the cumulative didactic average:
Core Courses: Rad 200, Rad 210, Rad 211, Rad 220, Rad 221, Rad 222, Rad 230, Rad 231, Rad 232, Rad 300, Rad 310, Rad 320, Rad 330, Rad 340, Rad 240, Rad 241, Rad 242, Rad 360, Rad 361, Rad 362
Non Core Courses: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Simulated Registry Exams, Peer Teaching
74.9 or below: Failure
Clinic Grading Scale
Scores in the following courses determine the cumulative clinical average: Clinical Performance Evaluation, Mock Simulation, Evaluation of Competency, Image Analysis, Portfolio
84.9 or below: Failure
For Didactic courses, students must maintain a:
- minimum end of trimester course average of 75% in all didactic courses
- minimum final course average of 80%
- minimum cumulative trimester average of 80%
- minimum cumulative didactic average of 80% throughout the 23-month program
For Clinical courses, the students must maintain a:
- minimum end of trimester course average of 85% in all clinical courses
- minimum cumulative trimester average of 85%
- minimum cumulative clinical average of 85% throughout the 23-month program
Students must maintain a cumulative program average of 82.5% throughout the 23-month program.
Clinical Education: Clinical rotations are established by program faculty to ensure that the classroom and clinical education correlate as closely as possible and to offer each student the opportunity to expand his/her clinical knowledge as his/her education progresses. These rotations will include day, evening, and weekend assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the supervising technologist of excused time away from the assigned clinical rotation. Excused time would include, but is not limited to, class, testing, meetings, illness, injury, or family emergency. Tardies or unexcused absences will be reflected in the evaluation.
Prior to the July start date students accepted to the program will make an appointment with Occupational Health for the following: drug screen, review of immunizations records, respirator fit test, review of general health, TB test.
Background checks will be conducted by the Hancock Regional Hospital Human Resources Dept.
Student technologists must be able to demonstrate specific performance criteria as outlined in the Technical Performance Standards
The Program Director and Clinical Instructor are available to the students and technologists to discuss any concerns related to the clinical rotations. If either party deems necessary, a meeting may be scheduled to express concerns regarding rotations or to offer suggestions to make the rotations more beneficial.
Specific clinical policies may be found in the Student Handbook, Section II, III
Requirements for graduation and verification of student eligibility to sit for the ARRT National Registry include completion of the following:
- rotation objectives as set forth by the program
- clinical competency requirements
- clinical rotations as set forth by the program
- didactic requirements as mandated by the ARRT/ASRT
- clinical portion of the program with a minimum cumulative average of 85%
- didactic portion of the program with a minimum cumulative average of 80%
- HESI with minimum score of 675 (if applicable)
The students must demonstrate competence in:
- application of body mechanics, patient transfer
- sterile and medical aseptic technique
- nursing procedures; vital signs and use of medical equipment
- venipuncture/placement of IV catheter
- a minimum of 46 mandatory radiographic procedures as established by the program in conjunction with ARRT
- a minimum of 15 elective procedures as established by the program in conjunction with ARRT
- CT scanning of the head, thorax, and abdomen
Transfer of Credit
Students who enter the program without a degree must complete their prerequisite courses through Ivy Tech or Vincennes University. Transfer of credit will be completed per institutional policy of either Ivy Tech or Vincennes University.
Student Support Services
Student services include, but are not limited to:
- Free flu shots
- Free Hep B immunizations
- Free CPR certification
- Cafe discounts
- Free parking
- Registry Review Seminar and HESI testing included in program cost
- Access to counseling via Pastoral Services or Social Services
- Educational tutoring via program faculty
- Program Awards, including:
- Lambda Nu National Honor Society, Clinical Excellence monetary award
- Field trips, including:
- RSNA, IN Medical History Museum, Special Exhibits, Quiz Bowl
- HRH Foundation Scholarships
- amounts ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 + books