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GENERAL RADIOGRAPHY

Certificate in Health Science (RDT6)

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Effective May 4, 2009 the General Radiography Program (RDT6) has been suspended and will not be accepting students or applications till further notice.
DESCRIPTION:
A program designed to meet the needs of the Radiation and Safety act which requires one year of Radiologic education. Graduates are prepared to work in mainly Doctor's offices and can perform radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper-lower extremities, spines and skull. Students will be prepared for the National Board. Exam. Class and clinical rotations will involve approximately 40 hours per week Monday-Friday.

BEGINNING SEMESTER: Summer/Fall

CAMPUS:Airport/Richland Memorial Hospital


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of the Pre-Health Care Certificate with a 2.5 GPA or higher
OR
HOBET Composite 60% Reading 60% MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
OR
SAT Total 910 Verbal 430 MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
OR
ACT 19 Comp Verbal 18 MTC Writing Sample of 30 Within 3 years of applying to program
OTHER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • High school or college credits in math/science (biology, chemistry, algebra, physics) recommended
  • Two Clinical observations
  • Certification in basic first aid and CPR
  • Formal interview

 

PLACEMENT TEST SCORES REQUIRED TO ENROLL IN CURRICULUM COURSES:

MTC ASSET SCORES
(FOR COLLEGE PLACEMENT ONLY)
RDG 40
MAT NUM-40 EALG-36
ENG WSAMP 30

COMPASS SCORES
(FOR COLLEGE PLACEMENT ONLY)
Reading Skills: RS 80
Pre-Algrbra Skills: PRE-ALG 44
ENG WSAMP 30

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
A minimum of 39 semester credit hours is required for graduation. Completion of the General Radiography curriculum is required for graduation. A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all radiology and science courses.

PROGRAM NOTES:

  1. A pre-admission interview is required prior to acceptance.
  2. General Radiography courses must be taken in sequence.
  3. Course substitutes must be approved by the program director.
  4. Advanced placement will be determined by the program director.
  5. For probation, suspension, and dismissal policies, see the General Radiography student handbook and the MTC catalog.
  6. For academic progression policies, see the General Radiography student handbook and the MTC catalog.
  7. Prior to an interview a Program Information Session must be attended as well as the prescribed clinical observations. These required sessions will be assigned by the program.
  8. Students are required to purchase uniforms. Students must also purchase malpractice insurance costing approximately $4.00 per semester.
  9. Students join the SC Society of Radiologic Technologists at $20.00 for membership.
  10. Current First Aid and CPR certification at the time of entry.
  11. A successful physical exam is required prior to starting.
  12. If possible students should take AHS 102 and BIO 112 prior to entry.
  13. For more information visit the Radiologic Sciences Programs web pageexternal link

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Course Prerequisite
RDT 101 Radiography Orientation Full admission to program
RDT 102 Patient Care Practices Full admission to program
RDT 103 Radiographic Exposure I Full admission to program
RDT 104 General Positioning I Full admission to program
RDT 150 Clinical Practicum I Full admission to program
RDT 105 Radiographic Exposure II RDT 103
RDT 106 General Positioning II RDT 104
RDT 107 Seminar I RDT 102
RDT 151 Clinical Practicum II RDT 150
RDT 108 Radiographic Exposure III RDT 105
RDT 109 General Positioning III RDT 106
RDT 110 Selected Topics RDT 107
RDT 152 Clinical Practicum III RDT 151

Recommended First Semester Courses
and/or Alternates
RDT 101 RDT 102
RDT 103 RDT 104
RDT 150

Other Recommended Courses
AHS 102 Medical Terminology
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology
PSY 201 General Psychology

05/04/09



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