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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es): Penn Valley, Health Science Institute

The Health Science Institute (HSI) was designed to centralize the health career programs in one building that mimics both healthcare and real-life settings, incorporates instructional methodologies such as; interdisciplinary simulated learning using state-of-the-art equipment and cloud base lecture capture which allows student access to learning materials 24/7.  The combined elements of this model foster student fellowship, life-long learning and supports student success. The health career programs are affordable, accredited and yield a good return on the student’s investment through gainful employment and high wage salaries. 

Application deadline: February 15

Description

Radiologic technologists produce x-ray images of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical conditions. They prepare and position patients for radiographic examinations, protect patients from unnecessary radiation, utilize radiographic equipment and select appropriate radiographic technical factors for the examination being performed.

Program Handbook

Personal Qualities

Characteristics of a successful radiologic technologist include but are not limited to; intrinsically motivated, confident, honest, dependable, team player, flexible, adaptable, responsible and caring.

Essential Functions

Essential functions necessary to perform the job skills required for radiologic technology include but are not limited to; manual dexterity, physical stamina, mechanical aptitude, verbal & written communication skills and the ability to read & understand physician orders.

Degree/Award

A.A.S. Radiologic Technology

Professional Certification/Licensure

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination. Successful completion of this examination allows program graduates to use the professional credentials RT (R), Registered Radiologic Technologist.

Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, FAX: (312) 704-5304, mail@jrcert.org) The current accreditation status is probationary, pending further review in November 2018.

Program Admission

Additional steps are required for acceptance into this program beyond the standard MCC admissions application. The program accepts a new cohort of approximately 24 students every spring that begin the program during the summer semester. Students who wish to transfer from another college-based radiologic technology program must provide course information to the coordinator to review for alignment with MCC curriculum.

Download the Student Information and Application Packet

Steps:

  1. Complete all required prerequisite courses
  2. Download the program Student Information and Application Packet and follow the directions carefully. Be sure to note all of the program requirements.
  3. Apply for financial aid. The federal financial aid application (FAFSA) is also available online.

Program Application Deadline: February 15

Program Acceptance

Students will be contacted in early March regarding interviews for program acceptance. Students accepted into the program will work directly with the program coordinator to determine next steps. Students not accepted into the program should contact the Student Advising Department or the Health Science Institute healthcare@mcckc.edu to determine next steps.

Individuals with a record of a prior criminal offense are encouraged to confirm their eligibility status to sit for the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam via an ethics review pre-application. Use the following link to access this resource on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Website.

You are strongly encouraged to go through a pre-application review if you’ve faced:

  • Misdemeanor or felony charges or convictions
  • Military courts-martial
  • Disciplinary actions were taken by a state or federal regulatory authority or certification board
  • Serious honor code(academic) violations as described in our Rules of Ethics, such as patient abuse, violating patient confidentiality,
    and cheating.
Last Modified: 6/1/18