Radiologic Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology is a cooperative program designed with the Shore Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology (SMCSRT). The program meets the needs of those students desiring certification and employment in the community as a Radiologic Technologist. The American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) require students on this career path to have a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited institution for eligibility to take the ARRT certification examination.

The program, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technologists (JRCERT) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of X-ray Compliance (NJDEP), is completed in two phases. The pre-professional phase of the program, which includes courses in general education, mathematics, and science, is completed at Atlantic Cape. The professional phase of the program, which includes the radiologic technology courses and clinical experiences, is completed at Shore Medical Center. Upon having completed the required 68 college credits and receiving a certificate of all program requirements from SMCSRT, Atlantic Cape will grant an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Admission to the professional phase of the program requires completion of the prerequisite courses: ENGL101, MATH122 or MATH150, BIOL220, and BIOL221. All four prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Also required is completion of the ATI TEAS exam with a score of 58.7 or greater.

For detailed information on SMCSRT’s application process and the ATI TEAS exam, please visit www.shoremedicalcenter.org/radiologyschool.

For additional information, contact Assistant Dean, Myrna Morales Keklak, at (609)343-5033 or mkeklak@atlantic.edu or contact coordinator for Shore Medical Center’s Radiology Program, Kristin Perrone, at radiologyschool@shoremedicalcenter.org or (609)653-3924, Option #1.

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Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical competency as an entry-level radiographer through application of positioning skills and selection of technical factors;
  • Employ radiation protection principles to provide a safe medical imaging environment;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking as part of a healthcare team;
  • Apply ethical and moral reasoning to ensure patients are treated with compassion and dignity;
  • Participate in professional activities as described in the ASRT Code of Ethics to promote professional growth as a radiographer and support lifelong learning.

 

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Degree requirements
Courses Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  - 24 credits

Note:  Courses with "Prerequisite" next to them must be completed before applying to the Shore Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology (SMCSRT) program.

 
Communication (9 credits)  
ENGL101-Composition I (Prerequisite)
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3

Choose COMM110-Interpersonal Communications or COMM120-Public Speaking

3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
Choose MATH122-College Algebra or MATH150-Precalculus (Prerequisite)
4
BIOL220-Human Anatomy & Physiology I  (Prerequisite)
4
BIOL221-Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Prerequisite)
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
PSYC101-General Psychology
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
24

PROGRAM COURSES - 12 credits

( *  Course requires Admission to the School of Radiologic Technology)

BIOL/PHIL104-Bioethics: Realities of the New Millennium
3
HESC110-Comprehensive Medical Terminology
3
*  RADX101-Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences I
2
*  RADX107- Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences II
2
*  RADX108-Radiologic Physics
2
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
12

Shore Medical Center's School of Radiologic Technology Courses - 32 credits

All radiologic technology courses (RADX) are limited to those accepted into the program. The following courses are taken on the campus of SMCSRT, located at 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ.

RADX102-Radiographic Procedures I
3
RADX103-Principles of Imaging I
2
RADX104-Clinical Radiography I
2
RADX105-Radiographic Procedures II
3
RADX106-Principles of Imaging II
2
RADX109-Clinical Radiography II
2
RADX201-Clinical Radiography III
3
RADX202-Radiographic Procedures III
2
RADX203-Principles of Imaging III
2
RADX204-Radiation Biology & Protection
2
RADX206-Clinical Radiography IV
3
RADX207-Clinical Radiography V
4
RADX208-Radiographic Pathology 2

Technological Competency:    0-3 Credits

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
68
(RADT) EFFECTIVE  FALL 2020  

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PHASE @  ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better: ENGL101, BIOL220, BIOL221, and MATH122 or MATH150.  An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to apply for admission.

Recommended sequence of courses
Course Code Course Name Course Credits

First Semester

 (14 credits)

ENGL101

Composition I (Prerequisite)

3

HESC110

Comprehensive Medical Terminology

3

BIOL220

Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Prerequisite)

4

Choose

MATH122 or MATH150 (Prerequisite)

4

Second Semester   - 16 credits

 

ENGL102

Composition II

3

BIOL221

Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Prerequisite)

4

PSYC101

General Psychology

3

Choose

COMM110 or COMM120

3

BIOL/PHIL104

Bioethics: Realities/New Millennium

3

PROFESSIONAL PHASE @ SHORE MEDICAL CENTER'S SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Unless identified with an asterisk, all School of Radiologic Technology course work is completed at Shore Medical Center.

( **  Course will be taught on the Atlantic Cape Community College campus)

Third Semester (Fall)  - 9 credits

** RADX101

**Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences I

2

RADX102

Radiographic Procedures I

3

RADX103

Principles of Imaging I

2

RADX104

Clinical Radiography I   (16 clinical hrs/wk)

2

Fourth Semester  (Spring)  - 11 credits

RADX105

Radiographic Procedures II

3

RADX106

Principles of Imaging II

2

**RADX107

**Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences II

2

**RADX108

**Radiologic Physics

2

RADX109

Clinical Radiography II   (16 clinical hrs/wk)

2

Summer  - 3 credits

RADX201

Clinical Radiography III    (30 Clinical hours/week for 12 weeks)

3

Fifth Semester  (Fall)  - 9 credits

RADX202

Radiographic Procedures III

2

RADX203

Principles of Imaging III

2

RADX204

Radiation Biology & Protection

2

RADX206

Clinical Radiography IV   (24 clinical hrs/wk)

3

Sixth Semester  (Spring ) - 6 credits

RADX207

Clinical Radiography V   (32 clinical hrs/wk)  Includes weekly course & skill review

4

RADX208

Radiographic Pathology

2