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Radiography Associate Degree

Program Code: 105261

Radiography is an exciting and challenging field involving the use of highly sophisticated equipment to create radiographs- the anatomical images that are used by physicians to diagnose disease. Radiographers have direct patient contact in clinic and hospital settings and are valuable members of the primary health care team. A graduate of the Radiography program can choose a career in a variety of health care settings including clinics, hospitals, and private practice physician offices. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Certification Examination. Career advancement opportunities exist in additional imaging modalities, education, and administration as education/application specialists, sales representatives, and technical advisors.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the Radiography program can choose to work in a variety of health care settings which includes hospitals, medical clinics, and private physician's offices.

  • Career advancement opportunities exist in education, administration, and in commercial companies as education/application specialists, sales representatives and technical advisors.
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM APPLICATION
  • Completed application and all items listed below.
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/getting started.)
  • Two semesters in High School, or one semester of College Algebra and Chemistry (with a lab component) completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM ENTRY
  • Attend mandatory registration session and program orientation.
  • Complete an American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR course prior to program entry. Students are required to maintain a current CPR certification to comply with affiliating agency requirements.
  • Complete caregiver background check. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
  • Complete mandatory four hour job shadow.
  • Take the Health Education System Inc. (HESI) Admissions Assessment and earn a cumulative score of 80% and a science composite score of 70% or higher. The HESI Admission Assessment exam has been nationally validated to be an accurate tool for identifying candidates with the greatest chance for program success and allows for review of all candidates fairly and accurately. The test includes: reading comprehension, math, biology, anatomy and physiology.

Suggested Skills for Success

  • Students are expected to have entry-level computer skills. It is recommended that students complete basic computer skills coursework if deficient in this area.

Program Availability

A waitlist often forms for this program. Learn more by contacting one of our Admissions Advisors.

Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Radiography associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
Summer Before First Semester
Semester Total
8
First Semester
Semester Total
13
Second Semester
Semester Total
15
Summer Before Third Semester
Semester Total
6
Third Semester
Semester Total
12
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
15
Total Credits
69

Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-526-XXX courses. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a "C" in a program course may apply for re-entry into the program. Consideration for re-entry will be at the discretion of the re-entry team and will be dependent on clinical availability.

Students must earn a "B" or higher in General Anatomy & Physiology. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a "B" in this course may apply for re-entry into the program. Consideration for re-entry will be at the discretion of the re-entry team and will be dependent on clinical availability.

The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirement.

Program Outcomes

  • Carryout the production and evaluation of radiographic images.
  • Practice radiation safety principles.
  • Adhere to quality management processes in radiography.
  • Provide quality patient care.
  • Apply computer skills in the radiographic clinical setting.
  • Model professional and ethical behavior consistent with the A.R.R.T. Code of Ethics.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography.
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Accreditation

The Radiography program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300

Industry Credentials

Graduates apply to take the American Registry in Radiography Technologist (ARRT) Certification examination and upon passing, are credentialed in radiography RT (R) which also makes them eligible for full Wisconsin state license.

Clinical Experience

Students will be required to purchase a uniform, radiographic markers, provide their own transportation to assigned sites, and cover any other expenses related to clinical experiences. Students may be expected to travel distances, participate in p.m. clinicals, or weekend rotations. | Students will be required to submit immunization documentation. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program. | Students will be required to show proof of an annual flu vaccine.

Wisconsin Caregiver Law

NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law (1997 WISCONSIN ACT 27). The completion of a caregiver background check includes the review of criminal records for convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behavior. Students accepted into this program must complete a background check through www.castlebranch.com AND complete a Background Information Disclosure (BID) form disclosing any acts, crimes, or convictions prior to program entry. The information provided in the BID form must be truthful and match any findings on the criminal record check. Information regarding this process is provided to students immediately upon acceptance into the program. Students with a criminal history may be denied access to placement at the discretion of the clinical or practicum site. Consequently, should a student have a history of convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behaviors, NWTC cannot guarantee clinical/practicum placement or guarantee graduation within typical program timing.

Note

  • PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT (8/15) Consistent with the vision and mission statements of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, the Radiography Program will be a leader in diagnostic imaging workforce development by providing an educational experience that prepares graduates with the skills and proficiencies required of a successful entry-level Radiologic Technologist. Using competency based evaluations, the program emphasis revolves around the student developing a strong work ethic, attainment of entry level technical skills and critical thinking abilities. A variety of clinical education settings with comprehensive patient care experiences will provide students with a well-rounded education in the imaging sciences.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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