Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology

  • NYS Licensure
  • Two-year degree
  • Observe medical imaging areas
  • Multiple WNY clinical education centers
  • The only DIAGNOSTIC program in Erie County

    If you are interested in a career in the radiology field, Trocaire offers both an associate degree and a 2 + 2 bachelor's degree program.

    The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to provide students with the theoretical foundation, laboratory, and clinical experiences which will prepare them for entry positions in the field of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology.  The Radiologic Technology faculty sees as its mission the need to instill those values which will aid the student in his/her development to become a competent practitioner.  This education, requiring academic and technical competence, should prepare him/her for a career in Radiologic Technology and foster a desire for continuous learning.

    The Liberal Arts core curriculum is an integral component of this program.  It challenges students not only to discover and confront their own values, beliefs and ideas, but also to sharpen their skills of critical thinking, communication, and problem solving, skills vital to success in life and career.

     

    Are you interested in a rewarding professional health care career? Why not consider Trocaire College's Diagnostic Radiologic Technology program? Radiologic (X-ray) Technology is the use of x-rays to produce diagnostic medical images for use in the diagnosing and treating of injuries and diseases.

    Trocaire's Radiologic Technology program:

    • Is the only DIAGNOSTIC program in Erie County.
    • Is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:
      20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 
      (312) 704-5300; FAX (312) 704-5304 or www.jrcert.org
    • Has a competency based curriculum that incorporates both didactic and clinical components.
    • Has multiple WNY clinical education centers used as student affiliation sites.
    • Offers matriculated students the opportunities to observe various specialty imaging areas, such as CT (Computerized Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), DMS (Diagnostic Medical Sonography), and many others.
    • provides transfer opportunities for advanced education choices.

    Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are employed in a variety of settings such as hospitals, free- standing clinics and orthopedic offices. Browse specific Radiologic Technology job and internship opportunites at AfterCollege, a network for college grads who are looking for entry level jobs, internships, and other opportunities.

    The College has an established Radiologic Technology Club expressly for the RT students. The club aims to bring together students to promote personal and professional growth, as well as advocate and support the profession. The club also offers RT scholarship money.

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    Admission Requirements:

    • High School Diploma (minimum 85% average) or GED Diploma with a minimum score of 2750.
    • Algebra*, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics        *The algebra requirement is met when students achieve a score of 58 or above on the algebra section of the ACCUPLACER test. Students who do not achieve a score of 58 or above must take MA097 or an equivalent course.
    • 2.75 cumulative average with minimum grades of "C" in laboratory sciences for current transfer students.
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate is required for clinical experiences.
    • Students applying for programs in the health professions are required to participate in two stages of academic preparedness. Initial admittance to a health science program places a student into a "pre-professional" component. Admittance into the "professional" component is not guaranteed. Students must meet established academic standards. Students should speak with an admissions counselor or Program Director prior to registration to insure they understand all of the academic requirements for advancement in the program of their choice.

    Minimum Degree Requirements:

    • A total of at least 81 semester hours with a Quality Point Average of 2.0. This includes an eight week summer clinical component following the first year and second years' course work.
    • Core Curriculum Requirements:
      College Seminar (GS100) or College Success (GS102) - minimum C+ grade required
      Humanities (EN101, EN102)
      Mathematics (3 credits)
      Natural Science* (BIO130/130L, BIO131/131L)
      Philosophy (PH205 and one, 3 credit course)
      Social Science (PSY101 and one, 3 credit Social Science elective)
    • Program Requirements:*
      RT101, RT102/102L, RT103, RT104, RT105, RT106/106L, RT107, RT108, RT109, RT201, RT202, RT203, RT205, RT206, RT207, RT208, RT209, RT210, RT211, BIO209
    • Other Requirements:
      BU132

    *A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required

    **When a Radiologic Technology student completes an application for New York State Licensure, and the A.R.R.T.(R), questions are asked about conviction of a crime and pending charges. These questions appear on both application forms. If the answers are in the affirmative, particulars and disposition of each charge must be listed. A conviction is not an automatic bar to licensure and registry, however, each case is considered and investigated on its individual merits.

    CurriculumCurriculum

    Semester 1

    17.0 / 19.0 Credits
    BIO130/130L Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
    EN101 or EN200 English Composition or Advanced Composition 3
    GS 100 or GS 102 College Seminar or College Success 1 / 3
    RT101 Image Production & Evaluation I 3
    RT102 Radiographic Procedures 1 2
    RT102L Applied Radiographic Procedures I 1
    RT103 Patient Care & Management I 1
    RT104 Clinical Education I 2

    Semester 2

    19.0 Credits
    BIO131/131L Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 4
    BU132 Information Technology I 3
    LE Literature Elective 3
    RT105 Image Production & Evaluation II 3
    RT106 Radiographic Procedures II 2
    RT106L Applied Radiographic Procedures II 1
    RT107 Patient Care & Management II 1
    RT108 Clinical Education II 2

    Semester 3

    6.0 Credits
    RT109 Applied Radiologic Technology I/Clinical Education (8 Weeks) 6

    Semester 4

    18.0 / 19.0 Credits
    Mathematics Elective 3 / 4
    Philosophy/Religious Studies Elective 3
    RT201 Equipment Operation & Maintenance I 2
    RT202 Radiation Physics & Protection 3
    RT203 Applied Radiologic Pathology I 2
    RT205 Clinical Education III 2
    Sociology Elective 3

    Semester 5

    15.0 Credits
    BIO209 Essentials of Sectional Anatomy 1
    SSE Social Science Elective 3
    PH205 Ethics in Health Care 3
    RT206 Equipment Operation & Maintenance II 1
    RT207 Radiation Biology 2
    RT208 Applied Radiologic Pathology II 1
    RT209 Special Imaging Topics 1
    RT210 Clinical Education IV 2
    RT215 Capstone Course 1

    Summer

    6.0 Credits
    RT211 Applied Radiologic Technology II Clinical Education 6

    Contact

    Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
    Hegis Code Number 5207
    Program Director:
    Nancy Augustyn
    716.827.2443
    Office: Room 355

    Radiologic Technology represents a dynamic health care profession that plays an integral role in the delivery of health care services. Radiologic technologists (RT's) perform a variety of radiographic procedures that involve ionizing and non-ionizing radiation such as X-ray, ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine techniques including single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These methods are routinely used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

    Employment opportunities for RT's with American Registry Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification are available throughout NY State and nationally at sites including hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices and public health institutions. However, the professional practice of utilizing CT and other tomographic techniques requires specific knowledge and skills that can not be obtained in basic educational programs. The core content of Trocaire's Bachelor of Science (BS) in RT program represents curriculum elements that are considered essential in educating technologists for state-of-the-art careers in CT and MRI as well as multimodality based techniques such as CT-SPECT, CT-PET and MRI-PET.

    The BS RT degree is now the preferred degree recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

    BS RT Program at Trocaire

    Trocaire College is registered with NYSED for a BS degree in Radiologic Technology with a specialty in CT. Trocaire's BS RT program will build upon and complement the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in RT currently available at Trocaire. The BS RT program is an undergraduate degree designed to prepare skilled entry-level RT's for positions as CT specialists. Moreover, application of applied physical and biological sciences at the BS level extends career opportunities beyond the specific RT profession into the broader sphere of biomedical imaging.

    Trocaire's BS RT program is designed on a 2+2 format whereby interested students that are licensed radiologic technologists possessing a 2 year AAS degree in RT with ARRT certification or equivalent can successfully obtain their BS degree by completing 2 additional years of study with courses offered in an evening / weekend format. This provides the flexibility for RT's to continue working while completing their degree.

    With the additional education and experience afforded by the BS RT program, graduates will be better prepared for employment as tomographic imaging specialists, radiologic administrators, clinical and basic science researchers and teachers. BS RT graduates may also decide to further their education in any number of graduate programs currently available at the MS and PhD level in medical physics and medical imaging disciplines.

    Didactic and clinical BS RT training will be offered at Trocaire's Buffalo Campus and existing affiliated clinical laboratory sites.

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    Admission Requirements:

    1. All general admission requirements and policies for non-matriculated students in to Trocaire College must be fulfilled.  Students should apply first to Trocaire for admission and then matriculate into the B.S. RT program as soon as their pre-requisite courses, clinical experience and certification are successfully completed.
    2. A.A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology, or successful completion of a hospital-based RT program and required liberal arts coursework, or demonstration of equivalent academic and clinical coursework as determined by the B.S. RT Program Director.  All other programs of study that result in ARRT Certification will be subject to the approval of the B.S. RT Program Director and the subsequent completion of all liberal arts and core RT requirements equivalent to Trocaire's A.A.S. Radiologic Technology program.
    3. Current ARRT certification (or proof of temporary New York State License and work permit as a Radiologic Technologist).
    4. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification (or satisfactory documentation that certification was successfully completed prior to the first clinical practicum).
    5. Personal interview with the B.S. RT Program Director is required before formal admission into the program is complete.

    Minimum Degree Requirements:

    The core liberal arts requirement for the B.S. degree consists of 22 credit hours beyond that required for the A.A.S. RT degree. An additional 30 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level specific to CT and essential medical imaging course work are also required to complete the B.S. RT degree. (81 to 84 credit hours minimum for A.A.S. RT degree) + (52 credit hours for B.S. RT specialization) = 133 to 136 total college credit hours required for B.S. degree with a major in RT and specialization in CT.  A minimum Quality Point Average of 2.0 (C average) is required for successful completion of the B.S. with a major in RT and specialization in CT.

    CurriculumCurriculum

    Semester 1

    13.0 Credits
    BIO310 Advanced Sectional Anatomy 3
    EN300 Public Relations Writing 3
    HI300 History of Technology in Modern Society 3
    PHY111\111L General Physics/Lab 4

    Semester 2

    13.0 Credits
    BIO333 Pathophysiology 3
    PSY320 Research Methods 3
    RT300 Computed Tomography Procedure Protocols 4
    RT301 Computed Tomography Physics & Instrumentation 3

    Semester 3

    13.0 Credits
    BIO340 Concepts of Pharmacology 3
    PSY315 Social Psychology 3
    RT302 Sectional Anatomy & Imaging Applications 3
    RT400 Pathology Correlation in Computed Tomography 4

    Semester 4

    13.0 Credits
    HIT400 Health Care Law & Compliance 3
    MA455 Quantitative Methods for Research 3
    PH304 Social/Political Philosophy 3
    RT402 Advanced Imaging Practicum (Clinical) 2
    RT403 Advanced Patient Care & Pharmacology 1
    RT404 Computed Tomography Capstone Seminar 1

    Contact

     

    Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
    Hegis Code Number 5207
    Program Director:
    Nancy Augustyn
    716.827.2443
    Office: Room 355