Radiologic Technology

Associate in Applied Science

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 licensing and employment in the community as a Radiologic Technologist.  Current licensing updates require students on this career path to have a minimum degree from an accredited institution for eligibility to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) licensing examination. 

The prerequisite course phase of the program is completed at Atlantic Cape Community College.  The core radiologic technology courses and clinical phase of the program is completed at the Shore Medical Center and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technologists for licensing examination (JRCERT) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of X-ray Compliance (NJDEP).  Only those students who complete the program training under the SMCSRT are eligible to graduate from the Radiologic Technology Program and apply for the ARRT examination and state license.

Upon having completed 65 college credits and receiving a certificate of all program requirements from SMCSRT, Atlantic Cape Community College will grant an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program is competitive.  All college course requirements must be completed and appear on an Atlantic Cape Community College transcript for an application to SMCSRT to be considered.  A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for admission. For detailed information on SMCSRT's application process, please visit their Radiology Program web site.

For additional information, contact department chair, Carol Mohrfeld, at (609)343-5035 or mohrfel@atlantic.edu or contact coordinator for Shore Medical Center’s Radiology Program, Kristin Dennis, at (609)653-3924.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills;
  • Use critical thinking skills (in the radiology portion of the program) to adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients;
  • Use critical thinking skills (in the radiology portion of the program) to critique images to determine diagnostic quality;
  • Apply ethical reasoning to think through ethical dilemmas and make and defend sound decisions;
  • Model professionalism in work ethics;
  • Model professionalism through the development  and seeking of  opportunities for career development and life-long learning;
  • In the radiology portion of the program apply anatomy, physiology and positioning knowledge of the human body to correctly position patients, select technical factors, and utilize radiation protection.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
Choose MATH122-College Algebra or MATH150-Precalculus
4
PHYS100-Conceptual Physics
4
PSYC101-General Psychology
3

Choose HIST101-Heritage of the Western World I or

            HIST102-Heritage of the Western World II

3

Choose COMM110-Interpersonal Communications or

            COMM120-Public Speaking

3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
23
PROGRAM COURSES
ALHT110-Comprehensive Medical Terminology
3
BIOL/PHIL104-Bioethics: Realities of the New Millennium
3
BIOL118-The Human Body*
4
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
10

SMC School of Radiologic Technology Courses

All radiologic technology courses are taken on the campus of SMCSRT, located at 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ.

32 Credits

Computer Literacy:  0-3 Credits

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

 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
65
(RADT) EFFECTIVE FALL 2013