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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 2020 is May 12, 2020. Download important program documents using the links below:

Rad Tech Program Guide

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Report an allegation to JRCERT.

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:

  1. The students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge and expertise in the field of clinical radiography.
  2. Students will grow and develop professionally.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  4. Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  5. Graduates will be employable and meet the needs of the health care community.

The Radiologic Technology Program is committed to providing a sound academic and professional course of study that meets the requirements for qualified radiographers and the requirements of Lake Michigan College for an Associate in Applied Science degree as listed on page 100 of the Lake Michigan College Catalog, 2016-2018. The Radiologic Technology Program provides a sound base of clinical courses and practice along with complimentary supportive course work from the sciences and general education. 

The Radiologic Technology Program follows the accreditation policies for Radiologic Technology Education as set forth by the JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology). The JRCERT address is 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-3182. Standards for accreditation and annual program effectiveness information may be accessed at www.jrcert.org. The email address is 
mail@jrcert.org

Assessment Plan Student Learning Outcomes

The Radiologic Technology program gathers data on the outcomes listed below, which correspond to the program goals listed above. 

1.1 Students will produce diagnostic examinations. 
1.2 Students will demonstrate a working understanding of CR/DR digital systems. 
1.3 Students will utilize radiation protection measures. 
2.1 Students will formulate solutions for ethical problems. 
2.2 Students will model professional behaviors. 
3.1 Students will analyze images. 
3.2 Students will perform non-routine exams. 
4.1 Students will demonstrate verbal communication skills. 
4.2 Students will demonstrate writing skills. 
5.1 Graduates will employ ASRT practice standards in radiographer positions. 
5.2 Graduates will indicate that they were prepared for employment through the program. 
5.3 The program will demonstrate a consistent graduation rate. 
5.4 Graduates will obtain employment 
5.5 Students will pass the ARRT Radiography Certification Examination 

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.

Prerequisite Courses Credit Hours
+Biology 101, Biological Science, or Biology 110, Human Anatomy & Physiology, or Biology 111, Principles of Biology I, or Biology 112, Principles of Biology II 4
+English 101, English Composition 3
+English 102, English Composition 3
+Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
+Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3

 

Major Requirements - Fall (First Year) Credit Hours
RADT 130 Introduction to Radiography 3
RADT 131 Radiographic Positioning I  6
RADT 134 Radiographic Physics 4
Major Requirements - Spring (First Year) Credit Hours
RADT 138 Clinical Experience I* 2
RADT 139 Common Equipment and Procedures 4
RADT 140 Radiographic Positioning II 3
RADT 141 Contrast Studies 3
Major Requirements - Summer (First Year) Credit Hours
RADT 143 Clinical Experience II 3
RADT 144 Radiographic Positioning III 3
Major Requirements - Fall (Second Year) Credit Hours
RADT 145 Radiographic Protect/Biology 2
RADT 228 Computer Applications in Medical Imaging** 3
RADT 229 Clinical Experience III* 4
Major Requirements - Spring (Second Year) Credit Hours
RADT 232 Clinical Experience IV* 3
RADT 240 Radiographic Quality 4
RADT 241 Sectional Anatomy and Modalities** 3

 

*Please note that clinical experience may be scheduled outside of the normal college calendar and on any day of the week, including afternoon, evening and weekend shifts.
**RADT 228 and RADT 241 are taught in an online format.

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.
    1. Graduates will employ ASRT practice standards in radiographer positions.
    2. Graduates will indicate that they were prepared for employment through the program.
    3. The program will demonstrate a consistent graduation rate.
    4. Graduates will obtain employment.
    5. Students will pass the ARRT Radiography Certification Examination.

Program Effectiveness Data (PED)

Five-year average credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt and within six months of graduation.

Year Percent Passing on 1st Attempt Number of Students
2015 82% 14 of 17 students pass on first attempt
2016 88%

14 of 16 passed on first attempt within 6 months

15 of 17 students pass on first attempt within 12 months

2017 92% 11 of 12 passed on first attempt within 6 months
2018 88% 8 of 9 passed on first attempt within 6 months
2019 88% 15 of 17 passed on first attempt within 6 months.
5-year average 87%  

Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within six months of graduation.

Year Percent Job Placement Lake Michigan College
2015 93%

2 not actively seeking employment as a radiographer

14 of 15 employed within 6 months of graduation

2016 100% 17 of 17 have employment in diagnostic radiology or Computed Tomography (CT) within 12 months of graduation*
2017 100% 12 of 12 have employment in diagnostic radiology or Computed Tomography (CT) within 12 months of graduation* (on another note, 8 had jobs BEFORE graduation)
2018 77% 7 of the 9 have confirmed employment in diagnostic radiology or Computed Tomography (CT) within 12 months of graduation
(on another note, 5 had jobs BEFORE graduating)
2019 100% 17 of 17 have employment in diagnostic radiology, Cath Lab, Interventional, Computed Tomography CT, and Surgery within 12 months of graduation (15 had jobs BEFORE graduating)
5-year average 94%  

*Starting in 2014 the program will assess the job placement rate within twelve months as noted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 2021 Standards for Radiography.

Program completion rate was calculated, through 2016, by dividing the number of students who complete the program within a cohort by the number who enrolled in the cohort initially and subsequently (for example, transfer students or re-admits). 

After January 2015 the Radiologic Technology Program will calculate program completion based upon new 2015 JRCERT standards. Program completion will be defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length.

Student Program Completion

Year Annual Percent Completion Rate Number of Students
2015 73%

22 2013-2015

1 returned, upon vacancy, from a previous cohort and graduated in 2015

17/22= 73%

2016 85%

20 for 2014-2016

17/20= 85%

2017 75%

16 for 2015-2017

12/16 = 75%

2018 56%

16 for 2016-208

9/16 = 56%

2019 81%

17 for 2017-2019

17/21 = 81%

5-year average 74% % Student Program Completion

 

Academic Advisor

Ken Kettler is the Academic Advisor for Health Sciences programs at Lake Michigan College.

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Administrative Coordinator, Health Sciences
Radiologic Technology Program Chair and Faculty

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

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