Radiologic Technology Program

The Radiologic Technology Program is an intensive program which prepares students to become skilled professionals in performing imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities. Students receive clinical experience in radiology departments of health care affiliates located throughout Northwest and North Central Iowa. The program provides the students with entry level skills consistent with career opportunities nationwide.

Radiologic Technology Careers

  • Hospitals
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Physician’s Office
  • Mobile Imaging Companies
  • Industrial Plants
  • Research Centers
  • Government Agencies
  • Commercial Sales
  • Education

Course Schedule

Pre-requisites

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
4.0
HSC-113 Medical Terminology*
2.0
XXX-XXX College Level Math Course
3.0
 
Total Hours: 9.0

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
4.0
HSC-104 Intro to Health Care
2.0
RAD-320 Imaging I
2.0
RAD-122 Radiographic Procedures I
4.0
RAD-210 Clinical Education I
4.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-112 Psychology of Human Relations
3.0
OR
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
RAD-430 Radiographic Physics
3.0
RAD-365 Imaging II
2.0
RAD-142 Radiographic Procedures II
4.0
RAD-230 Clinical Education II
4.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester (9 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
RAD-163 Radiographic Procedures III
2.5
RAD-270 Clinical Education III
3.5
RAD-182 Special Procedures
2.0
 
Total Hours: 8.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
RAD-770 Film Critique & Evaluation
2.5
RAD-896 Quality Assurance
2.0
RAD-510 Clinical Education IV
6.0
XXX-XXX Computer Course
2.0
 
Total Hours: 15.5

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
RAD-570 Clinical Education V
8.0
RAD-738 Radiologic Pathology
2.0
RAD-850 Radiation Protection & Biology
3.0
 
Total Hours: 13.0

Summer Semester (9 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
RAD-690 Cross Section Anatomy
1.0
RAD-946 Seminar
2.0
RAD-620 Clinical Education VI
4.5
 
Total Hours: 7.5
 
Radiological Technology A.A.S Degree Total Hours: 85

*Test out option is available. See Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine or Program Coordinator.

**Students may extend the Radiologic Technology Program over three years by taking the Arts and Science courses the first year and the Radiologic Technology courses during the second and third years.

Accreditation Information

The Iowa Central Community College Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Iowa Central Community College is regionally accredited through The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Program effectiveness data is available on the JRCERT and Iowa Central University websites.

Contact information for JRCERT:
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone 312-704-5300
Fax 312-704-5304
Website www.jrcert.org
E-mail mail@jrcert.org

Radiologic Technology Program Mission Statement

The Radiologic Technology program is dedicated to providing quality radiologic technology education to produce qualified, competent entry-level diagnostic Radiographers who are committed to life-long learning and high standards within the profession.
August 2016

Guiding Principles

  • Create a learning environment dedicate to quality education through an approved curriculum and qualified faculty that utilizes competencies to ensure the graduate is clinically competent within the Radiologic Profession.
  • Promote professionalism that encourages life-long learning and career development.
  • Provide quality care to all patients.

ARRT Examination Pass Rates:

Year
Number Tested
Number Passed
Percent
2014
9
6
67%
2015
14
13
93%
2016
20
15
75%
2017
14
13
97%
2018
17
17
100%
Five year Average (2014-2018) on Examination Pass Rate
74
65
86%

 Benchmark: Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt within 6 months of graduation.

Annual Program Completion Rate:

Incoming Class Year
Number of Students Enrolled
Number of Graduates
Completion Percentage
2012-2014
18
9
50%
2013-2015
24
15
63%
2014-2016
24
20
83%
2015-2017
25
14
56%
2016-2018
25
17
68%
2017-2019
19
2018-2020
23

Job Placement:

Graduation Year
Number of Graduates Actively Seeking Employment
Graduated Employed with 12 months
Percentage of Graduates Employed within 12 months
2014
9
6
67%
2015
13
11
85%
2016
15
15
100%
2017
13
13
100%
2018
17
Report in Feb. 2019
Report in Feb. 2019
Five Year Average Percent of Students Employed within 12 months of Graduation (2014-2018)
50
45
90%

Benchmark: Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months (2014 Standards)

The JRCERT has defined "not actively seeking employment" as:

  1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
  2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that require relocation, OR
  3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, OR
  4. Graduate is on active military duty, OR
  5. Graduate is continuing education

Iowa Community colleges have developed the following Core Performance Standards for all applicants to Health Care Career Programs.  These standards are based upon required abilities that are compatible with effective performance in health care careers.  Applicants unable to meet the Core Performance Standards are responsible for discussing the possibility of reasonable accommodations with the designated institutional office.  To view the full Iowa Core Performance Standards, click here.

Instructors

Melissa Osai
Associate
515-574-1309
osai@iowacentral.edu
Lindsay Heffernan
Program Director
515-574-1302
heffernan@iowacentral.edu
Althea Rouse
Clinical Coordinator
515-574-1315
rouse@iowacentral.edu
Lindsay Eslick
Compliance Coordinator
515-574-1327
eslick@iowacentral.edu