RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Thank you for inquiring about admission into the Radiologic Technology Program offered through Delgado Community College located on the City Park Campus.
The Radiologic Technology Program at Delgado Community College began in 1973. Since that time, the program has been recognized as one of the top programs in the country. Our graduates have consistently scored in the 90th percentile on the national certification and state licensing examinations. Upon completion of all program requirements, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology.
The mission of the Radiologic Technology (RADT) program is to provide students with academic and clinical instruction that will prepare them to function as competent, compassionate, entry-level radiographers who respond professionally and ethically to patients and members of the healthcare community.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR A RADIOGRAPHER
The Radiographer has career opportunities in a variety of areas. Radiographers may be employed in hospitals, physician offices, clinics, or health facilities. In addition, they may choose to work for the government, laboratories or in radiographic equipment sales. With additional education/training and certification, radiographers can work in computed tomography, , magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, bone-densitometry, cardiac interventional radiography, vascular-interventional radiography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, sonography, as a registered radiologist assistant.
Applications to the Radiologic Technology program are available in November of each year. Students can obtain a RADT application by contacting Syretta Atkins (firstname.lastname@example.org), or in person from the Allied Health Admissions Office located on the City Park Campus, building 4, room 313, or downloading from the Radiologic Technology web page Admissions section. Students applying for admissions to the RADT program must submit a completed application to the Allied Health Admissions Office no later than February 15th for the year in which the application is made. Individuals who complete their applications will be notified as to their acceptance or non-acceptance by June 15th. If the academic requirements are met, the student will be considered for possible entrance into the Radiologic Technology Program. Courses completed by the end of the FALL semester prior to application deadline will be given consideration in the application process.
Delgado Community College is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program is by selection only. Selection is based upon the applicant's educational and personal qualifications.
Delgado Community College assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status or veteran’s status in the admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities of the college.
Once a student is accepted into the program, it is a 24 month commitment of daytime clinical and didactic education. The program is academically based with practical experience offered at numerous clinical education settings. The number of students selected each year for admission to this program is dependent upon the number of openings available at the program’s affiliated clinical education settings. This number is limited therefore, competition for acceptance into this program is very strong.
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
CURRICULUM:The Delgado Community College program in radiography is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and graduates are eligible to apply to take the Radiography certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Academic instruction will be provided by the Delgado Community College faculty and guest lecturers. The students will have access to all the college facilities such as the library, computer lab, and counseling services.
Students are also encouraged to participate in all student activities.
During their non-classroom hours, students will receive a complete range of supervised clinical experience in radiology departments of local clinical education settings. The student’s proficiency and accuracy will be developed through individual instructions and work evaluations by selected departmental personnel.
Please refer to the current Delgado Community College Catalog and/or Student Handbook for tuition cost and fees.
Other costs include, but not limited to, textbooks, background check, drug test, TB test, vaccines & titers, physician’s physical, CPR certification, uniforms, national certification examination fee, and state licensure fee. These other costs are approximately $1000.00 over the duration of the program. Various financial assistance options are available to students. Information on scholarships, loans and grants may be obtained through the college's Office of Financial Aid.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
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