In order to be eligible for graduation, Radiologic Technology students must earn a minimum of “C-” in each Radiologic Technology course.
Effective Winter 2015, RT 211 will become a 2 credit/3 contact hour course. Effective Winter 2015, RT 215 will become a 4 contact hour course. RT 100 will be assigned by Department immediately before starting the program. These Arts and Sciences courses may be taken prior to admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Clinical observation is required during the summer preceding entry into the Radiologic Technology program. BI 121 and BI 122 must be completed with a “C” or higher.
Essential Abilities/Technical Standards
Students will be required to perform certain physical functions in order to successfully complete the program. You will perform them throughout your course work and/or clinical experience and later in your employment. These functions are not conditions for admission to the program; they are listed for the purpose of alerting you to what physical functions will be expected of you.
You will assist in transferring patients from the wheelchairs and beds to x-ray table and vice versa. These patients may be comatose, paralyzed or suffer from some degree of incapacity. You may have to move heavy equipment such as portable x-ray machine to different locations.
In the course of performing your duties in radiography you will be expected to stand and reach overhead to position the x-ray tube hanging from the ceiling; you must move quickly in an emergency; you must perform your work standing over a long period of time.
You must have the ability to hear sound from a distance of 15 feet–approximately the distance between the control panel and exposure switches and the x-ray table where the patient is being placed. You must also be able to hear faint sound signals emitted by a dysfunctional machine.
You must have vision to enable you to differentiate changing colors of the x-ray films, to read marking on dials, digital monitors etc.
Good motor skills, eye-hand coordination skills, and at least sensory function in at least one upper limb are needed to align body parts of a patient with the film. Many other functions also require dexterity, including filling syringes, putting on surgical gloves, and manipulating locks on equipment.
Motor skills such as standing, walking, and writing are all required to perform your duties. In addition, you must have fine motor skills, such as, the ability to make insertion of IV lines, calibrate equipment, draw blood, and so on.
You must be able to communicate in English orally and in writing. Example: You must be able to read and give directions and instructions and to record health data from patients.