General Radiologic Technologist
Associate of Science Degree
The General Radiologic Technologist Program prepares students for entry level employment in the field of radiology. The program will enable the student to gain adequate knowledge both in practical and theoretical comprehension. Topics include imaging and processing, radiation protection, patient care and infection control, radiation biology, imaging equipment, X-Ray production and radiographic pathology as well as other related programmatic topics. The instruction is imparted via lab, lecture and externship. Successful completion of this program relies heavily on attendance and students are encouraged to schedule vacations during school breaks only.
The program incorporates 600 hours of externship* within the curriculum and follows JRCERT (Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology) guidelines. Students will be scheduled for externship by the program and will be expected to be available between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday to complete this requirement. Prior to beginning externship, students will be required to submit immunization records, have a complete physical documented by a licensed practitioner, and become BLS certified. Other requirements may apply. All externship experiences will correlate to the didactic portion of the program and students must complete all externship requirements within the time period of the course. During the externship portion of the program students will be required to complete 46 competencies as defined by the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists).
*Preparation for externship will incur additional costs to students. Students will be required to rotate through a variety of clinical site placements and some placements are scheduled until 8:00pm.
The objective of the General Radiologic Technologist program is to prepare students to become entry-level professionals in the field. Students will be trained to perform radiography exams at the general technologist level. The student will be granted an Associate of Science degree upon successful completion of the program and upon meeting all course requirements and financial obligations to Dade Medical College.