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Radiologic Technology Program

Program Mission

The Mission of the Radiology Technology program is to prepare competent Radiologic Technologists who will assist the radiologist in providing a high level of radiologic technology expertise to patients in hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, nursing homes, and other organized health care settings. The program provides education and training to diverse cultural groups which leads to employment, job advancement, or transfer to upper-level educational institutions, according to the statutory mandate and mission of the Board of Regents of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.

Admission

To be eligible for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program, applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria and point system. Points are given based on grades earned in the courses listed below and the applicant's G.P.A. (grade point average) outlined below. Applicants with the most points will be offered admission to the program.

  • Graduation from an approved high school or acceptable equivalent preparation.
  • Completion of the following courses:
    1. Intermediate Algebra (MAT 137 or equivalent)
    2. Anatomy and Physiology I with Laboratory (BIO 211 or equivalent)
    3. Anatomy & Physiology II with Laboratory (BIO 212 or equivalent)
    4. English Composition (ENG 101 or equivalent)
    • A+ (9) B+ (6) C+ (3)
    • A (8) B (5) C (2)
    • A- (7) B- (4) C- (1)
  • TEAS V score. Applicants must have an adjusted individual total score of 53.3% or higher. Test scores will be valid for three years from the testing date (I.E. May 30, 2013 - May 30, 2016).
  • Radiologic Technology G.P.A. based only on the college courses that meet the Radiologic Technology admissions requirements and Radiologic Technology program curriculum requirements. This may differ from your college G.P.A. Your calculated Radiologic Technology G.P.A. will be added directly to your point total. For example, an applicant with a Radiologic Technology G.P.A. of 3.50 will have 3.50 points added to their scores. (please note: if an applicant is using a course from a Fresh Start semester to meet a Radiologic Technology admission or program curriculum requirement, that course will count in the calculation of the applicant's Radiologic Technology G.P.A.).
  • Applicants who have previously applied to the Radiologic Technology program (1 point).
  • Submit a letter requesting consideration for admission into the Radiologic Technology Program to the Admissions Office no later than June 1. The letter should include your banner ID, email address, and phone number. Please submit the letter to CA-Admissions@Capitalcc.edu or in person to the Enrollment Services Office in Room 207.

Applicants must submit to the Admissions Office all official transcripts (high school and college courses, if any; SAT, if scores are not recorded on other transcripts) by the June 1 application deadline.

Because enrollment is limited, not all qualified applicants will be accepted. Admissions decisions will be based on academic standing and the point system outlined above. Applicants will be notified of their status by email in July. Final acceptance is contingent upon documentation of a physical examination, and required immunizations. All health information documentation must be on file in the Health Careers Office by August 15 of the admitting year, or the applicant's place in the program may be relinquished.

Completed application must be submitted by June 1 each year. Files must be complete before applicants can be considered. Qualified applicants will be required to attend a mandatory information session in June or July.

TEAS V

The TEAS V is a multiple choice test that evaluates essential academic skills: math, science, reading, and English. It is recommended that applicants review biology, chemistry, and math content in preparation for taking the TEAS V. The test will take approximately 3½ hours to complete. Applicants cannot reschedule their test date.

Testing fees are non-refundable.

Applicants must obtain an adjusted individual total score of 53.3% or higher on the TEAS V to be considered for admission. Applicants may retake the TEAS V as many times as desired. The applicant's highest TEAS V score will be used when determining eligibility.

The TEAS V is administered at Capital, Gateway, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern CT, Norwalk and Three Rivers. If the TEAS V is taken at a site other than one of the Connecticut Community Colleges, applicants must have official results sent by ATI to Capital Community College by the application deadline of June 1. Effective July 1, 2014, all community college testing sites will be charging a proctor fee in addition to ATI's registration fee. More information on the proctor fee will be provided at the time of registration for the TEAS.

For testing schedules and registration information, go to www.atitesting.com/ctccteas. Applicants must have an account with ATI. Please use your Banner ID as your student/Employee ID." Applicants must log into their ATI account in order to see available testing dates within the community college system. A study manual for the TEAS V is available through www.atitesting.com. Online practice tests are also available through ATI. For additional information about the TEAS V, please visit www.atitesting.com.

Admissions Evaluation:

  • The applicants with the strongest academic credentials will be offered admission to the program.
  • In the event there is not a sufficient number of applicants to fill the number of seats available in the program, the College retains the right to:
    1. Extend the application deadline for admission into the program.
    2. Evaluate students who have not met all the prerequisites for entry.
  • Decisions will be made by an admission committee. Exceptions will be made jointly by the Director of Admissions and Radiologic Technology Coordinator.
  • Admission appeals may be made in writing to the Dean of Student Services.

PLEASE NOTE: Admissions requirements for the Radiologic Technology program are subject to change. Please consult with a Capital Counselor before you apply to this program.

 

The Degree Program

The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program addresses the competencies specified by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and prepares students for employment. Through knowledge gained from the Radiology Technology curriculum and from the liberal arts and sciences, students develop problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills and acquire the educational background to practice as competent radiologic technologists.

The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program is designed for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform radiologic studies. Graduates will be eligible to take the A.R.R.T. national certifying examination. Radiologic technology courses must be taken in sequence. The program is fully accredited by the JRCERT, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, (312) 704-5300. General education courses planned in each semester are to be taken prior to or concurrently with the radiologic technology courses. Clinical time during the winter break between Fall and Spring semesters is required.

Students requesting that CCC accept credits from other colleges for the courses marked with an asterisk (*) are advised that a time limitation may apply.

The College reserves the right to request withdrawal of any student who fails to achieve the objectives of the curriculum. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all courses in order to progress from semester to semester and to complete the program.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

  • Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills.
    • Student will demonstrate selection of appropriate technical factors.
    • Students will demonstrate proper radiation protection.
  • Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills with patients and clinical staff.
    • Students will demonstrate proper written communication skills.
  • Goal 3: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate proper critical thinking skills to problem solve patient care situations.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to adapt positioning for trauma patients.
  • Goal 4: Students will demonstrate the importance of professional growth and development.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate the importance of continued professional development.
    • Students will demonstrate the importance of professional and ethical practice.
  • Goal 5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt. of those pursuing employment 75% of students will be gainfully employed within 6 months post-graduation.
    • Students will complete the program within 30 months.
    • Students will be competent entry-level professionals.
    • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate's performance.
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Program Effectiveness Data

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org).

Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Coordinator at 860-906-5155.

The radiography program's 2014 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

Completion Rate - January 1 through December 31, 2014

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program's completion rate for 2014 was 81%. Thirteen of the sixteen students expected to complete the program in 2014 went on to complete it in that year.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2010 through 2014

This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2010 through 2014 is 80%. Sixty-one of the seventy-six graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate - 2010 through 2014

This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2010 through 2014 is 75%. Twenty-four of the thirty-two graduates reporting obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation.

Course of Study¹
FIRST SEMESTER (15 credits)
Credits
Anatomy & Physiology I
4
Composition
3
RAD Seminar I
6
RAD Clinical I
2
SECOND SEMESTER(16 credits)
Anatomy & Physiology II
4
Intro to Literature
3
RAD Seminar II
4
Radiation Physics and Protection
3
RAD Clinical II
2
SUMMER SEMESTER (9 credits)
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Humanities Elective
3
RAD Seminar III
3
RAD Clinical III
3
THIRD SEMESTER (12 credits)
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Social Science Elective
3
Intermediate Algebra
3
RAD Seminar IV
3
RAD Clinical IV
3
FOURTH SEMESTER (16 credits)
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Humanities Elective
3
Intro to Software Applications
3
RAD Seminar V
4
RAD Clinical V
3
General Psychology I
3
  • Clinical hours are required over the winter break in the first and second year.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to know and meet all requirements for graduation.
  • ¹ Click on the Course# for course description, pre-requisites and additional information.
  • Admission to the Radiological Program required to enroll in RAD* 101, RAD* 190.
  • A Humanities elective is any course in Art, Music, Philosophy, Modern Language, or any 200-level course in Literature, Humanities or English which is defined as a literature course in the Catalog description
  • A Humanities elective is any course in Art, Music, Philosophy, Modern Language, or any 200-level course in Literature, Humanities or English which is defined as a literature course in the Catalog description