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Radiologic Technology

 

Welcome to the X-ray Technology (Radiologic Technology) Program at Dalton State College

Associate of Applied Science:
Radiologic Technology (Catalog)
2015 Handbook
2016 Handbook
2017 Handbook
 

Program Director: Susan D. West
Clinical Coordinator: Holly Miller-Sampson
Faculty and Staff

Look closer for a career in Radiologic Imaging:

  • Program certification examination pass rate is 98.6% (five year average)!
  • Program Applications are available from June 1 – November 1 each year
  • One radiology class of 17 students starts each summer semester

What is Radiologic Technology?

Community Service Project: Annual Food collection for service area. Total food collected:

  • 2016: 1100 pounds
  • 2015: 1000 pounds
  • 2014: 1000 pounds
  • 2013: 1000 pounds
  • 2012: 1100 pounds
  • 2011: 1200 pounds
  • 2010: 1300 pounds
  • 2009: 1100 pounds
  • 2008: 1300 pounds
  • 2007: 2000 pounds (1 Ton!!!)
  • 2006: 1700 pounds

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED FOOD!!!

Program Accreditation:

The Radiologic Technology Program at Dalton State College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Contact Information:
JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Ste. 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
www.jrcert.org

Revised/Reviewed 8/2014 (SD West)


Program Mission: The purpose of Radiologic Technology Program is to provide students with integrated learning experiences in theory and practice that will enable them to provide high quality images and patient care in keeping with the service excellence philosophy of Dalton State College. In the professional course providing these skills and experiences, students are expected to successfully complete national registry/certification examinations.

Program Student Learning Outcomes/Graduate Competencies: Graduate highly competent entry-
level radiographers who practice the following intended Student Learning Outcomes.

  1. Apply knowledge of the principles of radiation biology and protection for the patient, radiographers, and others.
  2. Apply knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, radiographic procedures, radiographic technique, instrumentation, equipment, and pathology to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a radiograph.
  3. Demonstrate at all times: ethical conduct and values, positive professional behavior, positive communication, and empathy towards their patient's needs.
  4. Exercise good judgment, common sense and critical thinking skills in the pursuit of quality radiographs and solving problems.
  5. Exercise confidentiality of patient records and information.
  6. Provide patient care essential to radiologic procedures.
  7. Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate life saving first aid.
  8. Introduction to advanced or specialized imaging professions for those desiring advanced educational opportunities.
  9. Recognize the need to obtain further education in the pursuit of life-long learning.

Development and Revision of Mission, Goals, and Outcomes:

The program director and faculty will develop and review annually the program's
mission statement, goals, outcomes, and assessment procedures. Each of the
aforementioned will be reviewed by the Program Advisory Committee.


POLICY XXX: TECHNICAL STANDARDS/SKILLS

FOR ADMISSION TO AND RETENTION IN THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

  • A candidate for the radiologic technology program must have abilities and skills to perform radiologic procedures in an independent manner that will not endanger other students, staff members, themselves, or the public, including patients.
  • Clinical facilities have the right to deny any applicant or student who cannot perform the technical skills expected for the radiologic technology profession.
  • Should an applicant be denied access to one clinical facility, the applicant cannot be assigned clinical apprenticeship or move forward to program student status. The program routinely rotates each student to many clinical facilities and the applicant or student cannot be located at only facility for the entire program due to the need to accomplish performance evaluations during program enrollment.
  • To be considered, accepted, or to be retained in the program after acceptance, all applicants with or without accommodations must:

Communication Skills: Possess sufficient skills to:

  • Provide verbal communication to and receive communication from patients, members of the healthcare team, and be able to assess care needs through the use of monitoring devices, stethoscopes, infusion pumps, fire alarms, audible exposure indicators, etc.
  • Hear others (patients, physicians, staff) without facing the person. 
  • Provide communication effectively with patients/clients and other members of the health care team using all types of communication methods including verbal, nonverbal, and written techniques.

Gross and Fine Motor Skills: Possess gross and fine motors skills to:

  • Manipulate a variety of radiographic equipment, position and lift patients/objects (up to fifty pounds)
  • Operate adjunct instrumentation (wheelchairs/stretchers, IV poles/etc.: assisted and non-assisted)
  • Perform other skills required in meeting the job performance needs of a radiologic technologist (including performing life saving measures, CPR, etc.)
  • Be able to endure frequent standing, walking, and lifting for long periods of time
  • Operate both mobile and surgical imaging equipment and perform related radiological procedures
  • Tolerate physically taxing workloads and standing for long periods of time         

Mental Health and Attitudinal Skills: Possess effective mental health and attitudinal skills to:

  • Function effectively during stressful situations
  • Adapt to ever-changing environments and display flexibility when encountering new or usual situations.
  • Be self-reliant and independently problem-solve
  • Work effectively with all types of races, gender, sexual orientations, etc.
  • Provide quality patient care to all patients.

It is the student’s responsibility to discuss with program faculty any change of physical and/or mental health that would limit or prohibit the student from performing the technical job skills expected of a radiologic technologist; as described in the Technical Skills document during the program application and apprenticeship process. ocess.

Revised/Reviewed 4/2015 (SD West)


Clinical Affiliations
Associate of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine 
Battlefield Imaging
Dalton Family Practice
Hamilton Convenient Care
Hamilton Diagnostic Center
Hamilton Medical Center 
Murray Medical Center 
North Georgia Medical Center 
Sky Ridge Medical Center


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