Allied Health

Radiologic Technology

Associate of Applied Science • 93 Credit Hours

The Radiologic Technology Program is a cooperative effort between Mountwest and Collins Career & Technical Center. The student should complete or be enrolled in all pre-radiologic admission course before applying to the program. 

Study Radiologic Technology.

Admission requirements to the Radiologic Technology program may vary year to year. The Radiologic Technology program provides the students with a total of 848 classroom hours and 1184 hours of clinical experience.

Graduates of the Radiologic Technology Program will know how to safely take x-rays of patients as well as administer injections of non-radioactive material for diagnostic purposes. You will learn to minimize patient exposure to radiation with the use of lead shields and other devises. You will also learn how to minimize or expand the size of the x-ray beam in order to use the smallest amount of radiation, but, still get the best diagnostic study possible.

What you’ll learn.

You will learn to use a devise that measure the thickness of a body part to find the correct amount of an x-ray beam, this will help in getting an accurate x-ray of the inside of a body part that is needed to diagnose. You will learn proper placement of the x-ray film ensure proper exposure and how to develop the film. As a radiology tech you will learn how to use and preserve equipment, assess equipment purchases or you may even manage the radiology unit.

Program Learning Outcomes:
 The student will be clinically competent.

 – Students will use proper positioning techniques.
– Students will use optimal technical factors.

-Students will practice radiation safety. 

The student will communicate effectively.
–  The students will be able to utilize effective oral communication in the clinical setting.
-The students will be able to utilize effective written communication in the clinical setting.
-The students will be able to utilize effective communication in the classroom setting. 

The student will exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
-Students are able to manipulate technical factors for non-routine patients.
-Students modify positioning for non-routine patients. 

The student will understand the importance of professionalism within the field of radiologic technology.
-Students will demonstrate professional work ethics.
-Students will know the benefits of membership in professional organizations.-Students will demonstrate professional integrity. 

The student will be sufficiently prepared to successfully pass the ARRT professional certification exam.
-Students will pass 1st year Advancement Exam on 1st attempt with an 80% before continuing onto their 2nd year in the program.
-Students will pass Program Completion Exit Exam on 1st attempt with an 80% or higher.

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • Cabell-Huntington Hospital
  • Charleston Area Medical center
  • King’s Daughters’ Medical Center
  • Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
  • Southern Ohio Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Janet Smith
Allied Health Chair, Professor

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