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A.S. in Radiologic Technology Curriculum
First Year - Fall Winter Summer
Fall Winter Summer BIOL 119 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 MATH 105 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3 RTCA 114 Practicum I 1 RTCA 115 Radiology in Modern World 1 RTCA 117 Radiologic Technology I 3 RTCA 120 Patient Care 2 RTCA 121 Medical Terminology 1 BIOL 129 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 ENGL 101
Writing and Rhetoric I
PHYS 131 Survey of Physics 4 RTCA 123 Practicum II 2 RTCA 127 Radiologic Technology II 3 PEAC 178 Wellness 1 RTCA 131 Practicum III 2 RTCA 133 Radiologic Technology III 2 RTCA 135 Fundamentals of Radiation and Generation I 2 RTCA 137 Formulating Radiographic Technique 2 TOTAL CREDITS 15 16 9
Second Year - Fall Winter
Second Year Fall Winter ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II 3
RELB 101 Seventh-day Adventist Beliefs and the Healing Ministry of Christ 3 RTCA 210 Advanced Patient Care 2 RTCA 215 Practicum IV 3 RTCA 218 Fundamentals of Radiation and Generation II 3 RTCA 221 Radiologic Technology IV 1 RTCA 222 Principles of Radiobiology 1 BIOL 263 Sectional Anatomy 3 PEAC Elective 1 RELP 254 Morality in Medicine 3 RTCA 217 Pathology for Radiographers 2 RTCA 239
RTCA 292 Radiology Simulated Registry 1 SOCI 115 Priniciples of Sociology 3 TOTAL CREDITS 16 16
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. No more than 25 percent of the clinical time will be scheduled during the evenings
KMC – Kettering Medical Center (0.1 miles from KC, 2 min. driving time)
CMH – Clinton Memorial Hospital (32 miles from KC, 52 min. driving time)
SRH – Springfield Regional Hospital (33 miles from KC, 44 min. driving time)
GMH – Greene Memorial Hospital (17.6 miles from KC, 35 min. driving time)
SH – Sycamore Hospital (6.7 miles from KC, 15 min. driving time)
MCH – McCullough-Hyde Hospital (39 miles from KC, 1 hour driving time)
AMC – Atrium Medical Center (18.4 miles from KC, 25 min. driving time)
MHF – Mercy Hospital Fairfield (38.9 miles from KC, 45 min. driving time)
VA – Dayton VA Medical Center (8.2 miles from KC, 18 min. driving time)
WH – Wayne Hospital (45.8 miles from KC, 1 hour driving time)
FHH – Fort Hamilton Hospital (38.4 miles from KC, 50 min. driving time)
SMC – Soin Medical Center (14.3 miles from KC, 27 min. driving time)
TH – Troy Hospital (28.9 miles from KC, 33 min. driving drive)
FED – Franklin Emergency Department (11.9 miles from KC, 17 min. driving)
SOC – Springboro Outpatient Center (10.6 miles from KC, 18 min. driving time)
DCH – Dayton Children’s Hospital (8.6 miles from KC, 19 min. driving time)
DCS – Dayton Children’s South Center (10.4 miles from KC, 18 min. driving)
- 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.
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.