A.S. in Radiologic Technology Curriculum

  • Curriculum

    • First Year - Fall Spring Summer

      First Year
      BIOL 119Human Anatomy & Physiology I4    
      MATH 105Fundamentals of Mathematics3    
      RTCA 114Practicum I1
      RTCA 115Radiology in Modern World1    
      RTCA 117Radiologic Technology I3
      RTCA 120Patient Care2    
      RTCA 121Medical Terminology1    
      BIOL 129Human Anatomy and Physiology II  4  
      ENGL 101
      Writing and Rhetoric I
      PHYS 131Survey of Physics4
      RTCA 123Practicum II2
      RTCA 127Radiologic Technology II3
      RTCA 131Practicum III2
      RTCA 133Radiologic Technology III2
      RTCA 135Fundamentals of Radiation and Generation I2
      RTCA 137Formulating Radiographic Technique2
      TOTAL CREDITS  15168
    • Second Year - Fall Spring

      Second YearFallspring
      ENGL 102Writing and Rhetoric II3
      RELB 101Seventh-day Adventist Beliefs and the Healing Ministry of Christ3
      RTCA 210Advanced Patient Care2
      RTCA 215Practicum IV3
      RTCA 218Fundamentals of Radiation and Generation II3
      RTCA 221Radiologic Technology IV1  
      RTCA 222Principles of Radiobiology1  
      BIOL 263Sectional Anatomy  3  
      RELP 254Morality in Medicine3
      RTCA 217Pathology for Radiographers  2
      RTCA 239
      Practicum V
      RTCA 292Radiology Simulated Registry  1  
      SOCI 115Priniciples of Sociology  3  
    • Total Credits for Degree


    • Radiologic Technology Grading Policy

      The following grade scale will be used in all Radiologic Technology courses with the prefix of RTCA:

      A                     95 – 100

      A-                    90 – 94

      B+                   87 – 89

      B                     84 – 86

      B-                    80 – 83

      C+                   77 – 79

      C                     75 – 76 (minimum passing grade)

      C-                    70 – 74

      D                     60 – 69

      F                      59 and below


      Note:  Below 75% is a failing grade in a professional (RTCA) course.  In addition, a minimum grade of “C” must be earned in all coursework—professional and non-professional (Arts and Science)—must be maintained.

Radiologic Sciences – Clinical Education

The radiologic sciences and imaging programs offer a wide variety of clinical education sites. These include hospitals, independent imaging centers, and physician offices. Clinical hours may vary from site to site and will include evening rotations for radiologic technology students. These assignments will be within a 70-mile radius of the College. Students must be provide their own reliable transportation to clinical education sites.

Applicants to any of the radiologic sciences and imaging programs must realize that each program is limited in size by its credentialing agencies and the availability of clinical rotations. It is not possible to accept more students than accrediting agencies approve and the clinical education sites permit. Each student entering one of the radiologic sciences and imaging programs must be present current immunization verification that meets the Kettering College requirements. (Some clinical sites may have additional health requirements and require background checks.)

    • Clinical Hours For Radiologic Technology

      Fall 16 hrs./week x 7 weeks 112 hours

      Winter 16 hrs./week x 15 weeks 240 hours

      Summer 24 hrs./week x 9 weeks 216 hours

      Fall 24 hrs./week x 15 weeks 360 hours

      Winter 24 hrs./week x 15 weeks 360 hours

      TOTAL 1,288 hours

      Note: The hours listed above are an approximation and may vary from semester to semester due to scheduled college recesses and holidays. If circumstances warrant, the student may be granted a period of time longer than five semesters to complete the clinical competencies. The student shall not exceed 40 hours of combined clinical experience and didactic contact hours per week.

    • Clinical Obligations

      Clinical Obligations

      AMC – Atrium Medical Center (18.4 miles from KC, 25 min. driving time)

      CMH – Clinton Memorial Hospital (32 miles from KC, 52 min. driving time)

      DCH – Dayton Children’s Hospital (8.6 miles from KC, 19 min. driving time)

      DCH-S – Dayton Children’s South Campus (10.4 miles from KC, 18 min. driving time)

      VA – Dayton VA Medical Center (8.2 miles from KC, 18 min. driving time)

      KHFR – Kettering Health Franklin (11.9 miles from KC, 17 min. driving time)

      KHGM – Kettering Health Greene Memorial (17.6 miles from KC, 35 min. driving time)

      KHHM – Kettering Health Hamilton (38.4 miles from KC, 50 min. driving time)

      KHMC – Kettering Health Main Campus (0.1 miles from KC, 2 min. driving time)

      KHMB – Kettering Health Miamisburg (6.7 miles from KC, 15 min. driving time)

      KHSB – Kettering Health Springboro Health Center (10.6 miles from KC, 18 min. driving time)

      KHTR – Kettering Health Troy (28.9 miles from KC, 32 min. driving time)

      MCH – McCullough-Hyde Hospital (39 miles from KC, 1 hour driving time)

      MHF – Mercy Hospital Fairfield (38.9 miles from KC, 45 min. driving time)

      SOIN – Soin Medical Center (14.3 miles from KC, 27 min. driving time)

      SRMC – Springfield Regional Medical Center (33 miles from KC, 44 min. driving time)

      WH – Wayne Hospital (45.8 miles from KC, 1 hour driving time)

      • Second-year assignments may also include rotations at Dayton Children’s South Center in Springboro, Ohio.
      • All hospital sites afford the student the same types of clinical experiences; i.e., GI, GU, surgery, trauma/evenings, semi-special procedures, portable, etc.
      • Semesters 1 and 2 will be at the same clinical site. The student will go to a different site for semester 3 and remain at that site for the duration of the clinical experience.
      • Students are responsible for providing their own transportation. Call-offs and tardies due to lack of reliable transportation may affect the clinical grade and result in clinical probation or dismissal from the program.
    • Clinical Affiliates

      AMC – Atrium Medical Center
      CMH – Clinton Memorial Hospital
      DCH – Dayton Children’s Hospital
      DCHS – Dayton Children’s South Center
      VA – Dayton VA Medical Center
      KHFR – Kettering Health Franklin Emergency Center
      KHGM – Kettering Health Greene Memorial
      KHHM – Kettering Health Hamilton
      KHMC – Kettering Health Main Campus
      KHMB – Kettering Health Miamisburg
      KHSB – Kettering Health Springboro Health Center
      KHTR – Kettering Health Troy
      MCH – McCullough-Hyde Hospital
      MHF – Mercy Hospital Fairfield
      SOIN – Soin Medical Center
      SRMC – Springfield Regional Hospital
      WH – Wayne Hospital

    • Master Plan for Clinical Rotations

      By the end of the program, the student will have had a wide variety of clinical experience that parallels the classroom training and will enable them to demonstrate the required competencies.

      The following is a general clinical experience plan for the entire five-semester program.

      • At no time may a student exceed 40 scheduled hours per week in total classroom and clinical time.
      • At no time may a student be paid while on clinicals.
      • At no time should a student work more than 10 scheduled hours per clinical shift.

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