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Academic Programs - School of Health Sciences

Radiologic Technology
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5207
Chairperson: Margaret Ewart
Brahan Hall, Room 026, (518) 629-7123

Radiologic Technology is a two-year degree program offered through the Medical Imaging Department. Radiologic Technology has developed into a highly technical and specialized science which requires that the student become a highly trained specialist with a full understanding of the principles of the diagnostic uses of radiation.

The program coordinates academic study with clinical experience during four terms, a clinical intersession and a clinical component for two summers. The clinical experience will affiliate the student with at least two of nine affiliate hospitals. To be successful in the Radiologic Technology clinical education courses, students must be able to perform the essential functions detailed within the program’s technical standards and pass the required clinical competency evaluations. Unsatisfactory clinical performance will result in students being dismissed from the major.

The Radiologic Technology program is registered by the New York State Health Department. After successful completion of the program, licensing by the New York State Department of Health and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the student may be employed as a radiographer.

Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the college and the clinical affiliates. Uniforms must be purchased for clinical education courses. Upon graduation, there will be added expenses for certification/licensure examination and application fees.

Part-time study is not available in this major.

Admission Procedures
Admission to the Radiologic Technology program at Hudson Valley Community College will require a complete application for admission to be on file at the Admissions Office no later than Feb. 1 if a student wishes to be considered a candidate for admission. Applications are accepted for admission into the Fall term only.

Applicants should mail their applications and $30 application fee to the Hudson Valley Community College Admissions Office well in advance of the Feb. 1 deadline to assure timely receipt of all materials. Applications received after Feb. 1 will be considered on a space available basis.

Please note additional policies regarding Heath Science programs: Unsatisfactory pre-clinical, clinical, practicum and academic performance will result in students being dismissed from a health science program. The respective health science program faculty will make all recommendations for re-admission. All decisions will be based upon an individual student review process. Re-admission will require students to successfully repeat previous clinical, practicum and/or academic courses that faculty require. In addition, if a student is dismissed from the program, the student may be required to provide evidence of growth in necessary areas as identified by the faculty at the time of dismissal. Dismissed students must reapply under the program’s current admission procedure.

Once a student has been readmitted to a program, core curricular courses must be completed in term sequence without interruption. Any student who misses a term may not be permitted to continue in the program.

Students who are dismissed from Health Science Programs at Hudson Valley or other institutions due to inappropriate or dangerous clinical behavior and/or personal misconduct during patient interactions will not be allowed admission to any Hudson Valley Health Science program or Health Science course with a clinical component. A notation will be placed on the student’s academic transcript indicating the student was dismissed from the Radiologic Technology Program.

Due to radiation exposure associated with the program, a pregnant student should contact the Department Chairperson immediately after this diagnosis. Pregnancy will prevent the student from participating in clinical education courses.

Students in this program may be subjected to drug testing and criminal background checks at their own expense. Results must be shared with the Department Chairperson and clinical education site and if the clinical site deems the student unfit to attend the site, the student may be unable to complete degree requirements.

Please note: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may affect an individual’s right to be licensed. Applicants should see the department chairperson.

All college level science courses must have been taken within five years in order to be applicable toward this degree program. Radiologic Technology core courses must be taken at Hudson Valley.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math, Biology and Chemistry or Physics w/labs (75 or above for Regentsexam or 85 or above for Non-Regents in each course) Additional math and science recommended. Grade of "B" required in non-credit bearing courses. Grade of "C" required in credit bearing math and science courses. 75 or above for Regents Diploma or 85 or above for Non-Regents Diploma

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $1,045.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

BIOL 270
Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 271
Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 102
English Composition II 3
PSYC 100
General Psychology 3
XRAY 102**
Radiographic Positioning I 3
XRAY 104**
Radiographic Exposure Physics I 3
XRAY 106
Clinical Education I 4
XRAY 112**
Radiographic Positioning II 3
XRAY 114**
Radiographic Exposure Physics II 3
XRAY 116
Clinical Education II 5
XRAY 126
Clinical Education III 7
XRAY 200**
Radiological Health 3
XRAY 202**
Adv. Radiographic Procedures I 2
XRAY 204**
Nursing Procedures & Medical- Surgical Diseases 2
XRAY 206**
Clinical Education IV 6
XRAY 212**
Adv. Radiographic Procedures II 2
XRAY 214**
Radiographic Seminar 2
XRAY 216**
Clinical Education V 6
XRAY 226
Clinical Education VI 7
  Social Sci.or Humanities Elective 3
 
Total Credits Required
78

*or specific course equivalents as approved by Department Chairperson.

**A grade of “C” or better is required for program completion.

Note: There is a required intersession semester and two required summer semesters for this program. The XRAY 206 fall semester course begins one week prior to the start of the fall semester. Tuition for this course must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
Course No. First Term Credit Hrs
BIOL 270 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
XRAY 102 Radiographic Positioning I 3
XRAY 104 Radiographic Exposure Physics I 3
XRAY 106 Clinical Education I 4
  Term Total 17
 
Intersession - Clinical (40 hr.) week
 
Course No. Second Term Credit Hrs
BIOL 271 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
XRAY 112 Radiographic Positioning II 3
XRAY 114 Radiographic Exposure Physics II 3
XRAY 116 Clinical Education II 5
  Term Total 18
 
Summer Term - XRAY 126 Clin. Education III 7
 
Course No. Third Term Credit Hrs
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
XRAY 200 Radiological Health 3
XRAY 202 Adv. Radiographic Procedures I 2
XRAY 204 Nursing Procedures & Medical-Surgical Diseases 2
XRAY 206 Clinical Education IV 6
  Term Total 16
 
Course No. Fourth Term Credit Hrs
XRAY 212** Adv. Radiographic Procedures II 2
XRAY 214** Radiographic Seminar 2
XRAY 216** Clinical Education V 6
  Social Sci.or Humanities Elective 3
  Term Total 13
 
Summer Term - XRAY 226 Clin. Education VI 7