Code 288 - 74.25 Credits
The Radiography program at Kellogg Community College prepares students to enter the career of medical imaging as a radiologic technologist. The program includes a rigorous curriculum of the classroom, lab, and clinical education experiences in the radiology departments of are hospitals and other health care facilities preparing the student for success on the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) https://www.arrt.org/. Successful completion of program requirements also provides the student with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiography.
Radiologic technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, and basic patient care. They may specialize in a specific imaging technique such as bone densitometry, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, quality management, sonography or general radiography.
Radiologic technologists who perform imaging examinations are responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced. They work closely with radiologists, the physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury. For the images to be interpreted correctly by the radiologist, the imaging examination must be performed properly by a radiologic technologist. (ASRT, 2016) https://www.asrt.org/main/about-asrt.
Students who obtain an Associate degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree will be required to complete a service-learning experience. The final grade in the course must qualify for academic credit in order to receive the service-learning endorsement. Please contact an Academic Advisor for courses that offer a service-learning experience, or search in the class schedules.
Accreditation and/or State Board Approved
The Kellogg Community College Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/accredited-educational-programs/details/c6c22cb4-502f-4aca-9d8a-2997009424b8.
See the following link for program admission information: https://kellogg.edu/academics/areas-of-study/health-sciences/radi/.
Clinical Education Access Requirements
Students formally accepted to participate in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing programs are required to comply with clinical access requirements prior to, and potentially during clinical education placement in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or other clinical education providers. The Program’s Director or Coordinator will provide students with detailed direction and timeline for completing all clinical access requirements.
- Students are required to undergo a physical examination, immunizations, a drug screen, and criminal background check.
- Students are required to secure and maintain CPR certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from American Red Cross throughout their clinical education participation.
- Students are required to maintain professional liability insurance according to College policies as required by clinical education providers. The College ensures students are covered with professional liability insurance with the cost collected through lab fees.
- Students are required to adhere to the uniform and personal appearance standards according to program policies determined by clinical education providers.
Clinical access requirements are determined by the College according to the policies of clinical education providers.
Clinical education providers reserve the right to impose additional requirements at any time to ensure the safety of patients, employees, and students.
Students participating in clinical education are not employees of a clinical education provider or of the College, and therefore are not covered by Workman’s Compensation insurance. It is highly recommended that students maintain personal health insurance while enrolled in an educational program.
Compliance and cost of clinical access requirements are the responsibility of the student.
Latex Environment Statement
Students participating in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing courses are likely to have contact with latex throughout their educational experience. Due to the broad range of equipment, manikins, materials, and supplies used in the College’s practice and simulation laboratories, and within a vast number of hospitals and other clinical education facilities, students with latex allergies considering any of these programs should direct questions to their physician prior to applying to the program to ensure safe participation in a latex environment.
Positive Drug Screen Statement
Applicants who earn admission into a health science program must complete a drug screening test. This test checks for the presence of ten substances which are as follows:
Students with a positive drug screen will be deemed ineligible to participate in clinical education. Furthermore, as clinical education is a critical requirement of nursing, allied health, and emergency medical services programs, the student will be dismissed from their current program of study. For students who would like to be considered for re-admission, they should refer to their program’s policy of re-admission and direct questions to the program director.