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Radiologic Technology - AAS

This program prepares students to become radiologic technologists. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is offered in cooperation with healthcare facilities approved by the JRCERT. The standards for educational programs are stated in the document entitled "Standards for an Accredited Program for Radiographer" which is available upon request.

Careers

Radiologic Technology is a science which requires the Registered Radiologic Technologist or RT to use various medical diagnostic equipment to create images of patients bodies which help doctors diagnose and treat injuries and disease. The RT utilizes a combination of technical knowledge, knowledge of anatomy, radiation protection methods and human compassion to safely create quality medical images. “Diagnostic Radiography” includes a variety of diagnostic imaging procedures which use x-rays, a form of radiation energy, to create a medical image. An RT registered in Diagnostic Radiography or RT(R) performs procedures that create static and dynamic images of bones, soft tissue organs and the vascular system. RTs are employed by hospitals, medical clinics, mobile imaging services, government agencies and commercial sales organizations. RTs can expand their opportunities by specializing in other imaging disciplines beyond Diagnostic Radiography, including computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, sonography, radiation therapy or with advanced education a career as a radiologist assistant.

Accreditation

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org

Hutchinson Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Contact Details

Allied Health
alliedhealth@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3579
1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 8100


Accreditation Status: The Hutchinson Community College, Radiologic Technology program was last reviewed in 2016. At that time the program was granted an 8-year accreditation status. A full review of the program is tentatively scheduled to occur in 2024.
jcert accreditation

Admission

The program begins in August of each year. Due to guidelines established by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, enrollment in the HutchCC program is limited. 

  • Program Application Information

    To be considered for acceptance into the program, the following criteria must be completed:


    Admission to Radiologic Technology

    Application to the Radiologic Technology program is December 15th – May 15th for the class starting the following August.  The program application is provided to students during their scheduled Information Session.  The completion of the application is the student’s responsibility.  To meet this responsibility, the student must:

    • Complete program prerequisites.  All prerequisites must be completed by June 1st.
      • Grades must be a “C” or better
        • College Algebra
        • English Comp I
        • Human Anatomy & Physiology (lab and lecture) *Must be within 5 years of application deadline.
      • Prerequisite GPA will be awarded points for admission

     

    • Take the ATI TEAS exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills), a multiple-choice assessment measuring basic academic preparedness in Reading, Math, Science, English, and language usage. 
      • A minimum score of 62 must be obtained to be considered for ranking.
      • Student scores will be valid for 2 years.
      • Students may only take the exam twice during the application period.
      • Cost of the exam is $70 and payment is made directly to ATI prior to the the time of the scheduled exam.  Instructions are given when the exam is scheduled. 
      • Scores obtained on the entrance exam will be awarded points for admission.

     

    • Attend a Radiologic Technology Information Session.
      • The program application materials are distributed at the Information Session.

     

    • Essay
      • Essay instructions are provided at the Information Session.
      • Essay will be scored and awarded points for admission. 

     

    • Applicants will be ranked based on the total points received.
    • Points are awarded based on prerequisite GPA, TEAS assessment score, and essay score.
    • A sample scoring sheet will be available to prospective students upon request.
    • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance status in early June.
    • Students on the alternate list must continue to meet all admission criteria to be able to fill vacancies if they become available.
    • Following program acceptance, students will be required to complete a comprehensive physical, background check, submit current vaccinations, and CPR at the Healthcare Provider Level. The cost for these items will be borne by the student.
  • Assessment Test & Information Session Dates

    ATI TEAS 

    • The cost is $65 per exam plus $5 proctoring fee.
    • ATI TEAS is taken remote via Proctorio through ATI, however it is also monitored by us and we start the exam. The test must be scheduled during one of our testing dates/times listed.
    • ATI TEAS exam may be taken up to two (2) times in a 12 month period. The most recent score will be used.
    • Date of the ATI TEAS must be within 2 years of the application deadline.
    • To request Accommodations to complete the ATI TEAS test. Contact:
    Hutchinson Community College
    ADA Accommodations Coordinator
    1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS
    or call 1.620.665.3554 or 1.800.289.3501
    • Only official scores submitted from ATI TEAS will be accepted.
    • Request your scores to be sent to the radiology@hutchcc.edu. Note: charges may apply.
    • Exam results can take up to 72 hours to populate into your ATI account. The date on your score report will reflect the date the exam posts to your ATI account.
    • To take the exam, you will need computer access (with a strong internet connection), equipped with a working camera and microphone.
    • The ATI TEAS Exam is composed of 170 four-option, multiple-choice questions.
    • All 4 sections — Reading, Math, Science, and English & Language Usage — of the exam are required.
    • Minimum total score of 62.0% is required.
    • For free study resources, check out the ATI Facebook page: live TEAS prep events, previously recorded videos, the ATI Student Blog for practice questions, TEAS tips and more.

    The TEAS test will be offered on the following dates at 9 am:

    • December 6, 2023
    • January 10, 2024
    • February 7, 2024
    • March 6, 2024
    • April 3, 2024
    • April 24, 2024

    INFORMATION SESSIONS

    Information sessions will be held at Davis Hall at 10 am on the following dates:

    • December 13, 2023
    • January 26, 2024
    • February 23, 2024
    • March 22, 2024
    • April 26, 2024

    Please email radiology@hutchcc.edu to schedule an exam time and information session. Please include your name,  and contact phone number. Thank you.  

    All potential applicants must attend a scheduled Radiologic Technology information session. 

Program Details

  • Program Mission Statement, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

    The mission of the Hutchinson Community College Radiologic Technology Program is to provide a curriculum of basic sciences and practical clinical training that provides graduates with the responsibility to deliver safe, high quality medical imaging services in a variety of healthcare environments. The program establishes rigorous and measurable performance standards for all students and fosters the professionalism needed for patient-centered healthcare delivery. The program provides students with the necessary prerequisite requirements to transfer to other institutions to further their educational and career goals.

    Students will be clinically competent

    • Students and Graduates will effectively position patients.
    • Students will appropriately provide radiation protection.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills of patient care.
    • Students will select appropriate technical factors.

    Students will demonstrate professionalism and professional growth

    • Students and graduates will demonstrate proper behaviors expected of healthcare professionals.
    • Student and graduates will participate in professional development.

    Students will demonstrate necessary problem solving and critical thinking skills

    • Students will demonstrate independent judgment and discretion.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to modify the procedure of non-routine examinations.

    Students will demonstrate communication skills

    • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
    • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

    To provide graduates who will satisfy the affiliate hospitals, communities, and professional need for certified radiographers

    • Students enrolled in the program graduate from the program.
    • Graduates are able to find employment in the profession.
    • Graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt.
    • Employers will be satisfied with the graduates performance.
    • Graduates indicate an overall satisfaction with the program.
  • Clinical Training and Grading

    Clinical training is conducted in the final 3 semesters of the program. Students will be expected to train at the facility assigned to them for 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday, for 40 hours per week.  Students are provided weekly clinical training schedules at the beginning of each semester.  Training schedules will not be adjusted to accommodate work schedules or the personal needs of the student.  Students will be expected to attend all scheduled clinical training times.  Students will be granted personal time to use at their discretion.  

    Grading;

    All didactic work will be graded using the following scale. 

    90 – 100% - A
    80 – 90%   - B
    70 – 80%   - C

    Students must accomplish no less than 70% for each didactic course to remain in the program. 

    Clinical Training Grading. 

    Student clinical training grades will be based on monthly clinical evaluations and clinical competency scores.  In the 4th semester of the program, a final clinical grade of less than 80% will result in dismissal.  In the 5th and 6th semesters, students must complete clinical training with a grade of no less than 85%.

  • BS Radiologic Technology Friends University

    The Hutchinson Community College (HutchCC) articulation agreement with Friends University requires that students who have no credits from other schools complete at least 64 credits of coursework from Friends University (a four-year institution) and at least 60 credits from Hutchinson Community College (a two-year institution), for a total of 124 credits. With these credits, you will earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Radiologic Technology.

    As per the articulation agreement, some HutchCC radiology program application criteria may be waived for students completing the required 64 credits of coursework from Friends University prior to application to the HutchCC radiology program.

    Friends Affiliation Agreement
  • Radiology Program Student Handbook

    The Radiology Student Handbook is a document used to inform current and future HutchCC radiology students of our program policies and procedures. Program faculty and the program Director work together to update the handbook yearly. Students accepted into the radiology program will be provided the most recent version.

    Student Handbook

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Transfer Policy

  1. Acceptance of a transfer request will be based upon the availability of a program opening and approval from clinical affiliate(s).  All clinical competencies must be completed from HutchCC.
  2. The HutchCC Program Director will contact the Program Director of the school the student attended or is attending to determine the circumstances of the transfer.  The student is responsible for furnishing all pertinent records from the school previously attended.
  3. The student will be required to take the HutchCC program assessment test and score equal to or more than the lowest score of the accepted class.
  4. The Program Director will evaluate the previous school's syllabi to determine which classes are equivalent to HutchCC classes.  Students must then receive at least a 75% on the final examination of those didactic course.

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