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Radiologic Technology Associate in Applied Science

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Radiologic Technology Associate in Applied Science

There are special admission requirements for the Radiologic Technology program. Acceptance into this program is competitive and based on a point system. Applicants are awarded points based on grades earned in program-specific prerequisite coursework. All accepted students are required to pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to admission into the program. Contact Academic Advising at ext. 8128 for an academic advising appointment or the Health Sciences office at ext. 8768 for complete details. An advisor will help you determine prerequisites that are required and designed to prepare you for training in the program.

Application deadline for Fall is May 12. Download important program documents using the links below:

Rad Tech Handbook (pdf download)

Program Accreditation

The Lake Michigan College Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) for 8 years.

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College Accreditation

Lake Michigan College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information on College and Program Accreditation is available on the LMC website

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Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination. Any applicant who has been convicted of a felony and some misdemeanors should pre-apply to ARRT for determination of eligibility to sit for the national certification examination.

Upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology program, you may apply for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Prerequisites

Pre-Application Courses (before you apply) Credit Hours Contact Hours Billing Hours
BIOL 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology (or BIOL 101 or other applicable prerequisite to BIOL 205) 4 5 5
BIOL 205 Human Anatomy 4 5 5
MATH 122 Intermediate Algebra 4 4 4
PHSC 101 Physical Science - Chemistry and Physics 4 5 5
HEAL 103 Medical Terminology 2 2 2
ENGL 101 English Composition 3 3 3
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology 3 3 3

 

Pre-Program Courses (before you start) Credit Hours Contact Hours Billing Hours
ENGL 102 English Composition 3 3 3
*Humanities/Fine Arts elective 3 3

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Prerequisite and Pre-Program Total
30 33 33

*Humanities/Fine Arts Course: Any 100-level course or higher in one of the following disciplines: Art, Communications, Foreign Language (or Honors 122, 195, 196), Humanities, Music, Philosophy (or Honors 171, 175), Drama, Any 200-level English course (or Honors 204, 208, 256, 258) 

Course Sequence - Associate Degree

  Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Billing Hours
First Semester - Fall
 
RADT 130 Introduction to Radiography 3 3 3
RADT 131 Radiographic Positioning I 8 10 10
RADT 134 Radiographic Physics 4 4 4
Semester Total 15 17 17
Second Semester - Spring
 
RADT 138 Clinical Experience I 2 16 2
RADT 139 Physics II & Common Equipment 4 4 4
RADT 140 Radiographic Positioning II 8 10 10
Semester Total 14 30 16
Third Semester - Summer
 
RADT 143 Clinical Experience II  6 18 6
RADT 144 Radiographic Positioning III 4 5 5
Semester Total 10 23 11
Fourth Semester - Fall
 
RADT 145 Radiographic Protection/Biology 2 2 2
RADT 241 Sectional Anatomy & Modalities 3 3 3
RADT 229 Clinical Experience III 4 36 4
Semester Total 9 41 9
Fifth Semester - Spring
 
RADT 232 Clinical Experience IV 3 30 3
RADT 244 Senior Review 1 1 1
Semester Total 4 31 4
Main Course Total
52 142 57
Program/AAS Degree Total
82 175 90

All students must meet the minimum number of program credits and degree requirements in order to earn the Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology. Students are encouraged to ensure their DegreeWorks Audit is completed. Students with concerns about their audit should contact their Academic Advisor.

Course substitutions are subject to approval by the Radiologic Technology Program Chair. Students who are seeking an approved course substitution (for example, a student has previously completed Math 216 in place of Math 122), should consult their Academic Advisor.

Program Mission Statement and Goals

The Radiologic Technology Program of Lake Michigan College will provide for both the personal and professional career development of each student in the field of radiography. The Radiologic Technology Program goals are:

Goal 1:  Students will demonstrate entry level knowledge and expertise in the field of clinical radiography.

Goal 2:  Students will grow and develop professionally.    

Goal 3:  Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Goal 4:  Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

Goal 5: Graduates will be employable and meet the needs of the health care community.

Assessment Student Learning Outcomes

The graduate of Lake Michigan College’s Radiologic Technology Program will be prepared for an entry level position as a radiographer and shall be able to:

    1. Students will produce diagnostic examinations.
    2. Students will demonstrate a working understanding of CR/DR digital systems.
    3. Students will utilize radiation protection measures.
    1. Students will formulate solutions for ethical problems.
    2. Students will model professional behaviors.
    1. Students will analyze images.
    2. Students will perform non-routine exams.
    1. Students will demonstrate verbal communication skills.
    2. Students will demonstrate writing skills.

Program Effectiveness Data (PED)

The link below will take you to our reported Program Effectiveness Data. This information details ARRT board examination first-time pass rates, post-graduation job placement numbers, and program completion data.

Program Effectiveness Data is available here.

Academic Advisor

Ken is the Academic Advisor for Health Sciences programs.

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Administrative Coordinator, Health Sciences

A Southwest Michigan local, Erin attended art classes at Lake Michigan College as a dual-enrolled high school student, foc

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Radiologic Technology Program Chair and Faculty

LMC Rad Tech faculty since 2003. Director of Radiologic Technology.

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