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Application Deadline has been extended to June 1.

The application process has moved to an online format if you have not received your canvas application course invite please contact Deb Myers myersd@mtc.edu

Please note: students are required to complete 32 observation hours at three different clinical sites.

If you are currently working in Health Technologies these requirements may not apply. Please contact Deb Myers 740.386.4106 myersd@mtc.edu

Application Deadline has been extended to June 1.

Program Description

The Program – Radiologic Technology

Produce x-ray images to help in the diagnosis of injury and disease; position patients for accurate imaging; administer special agents that produce greater contrast in biological tissues and structures; maintain strict standards for safety and quality control.

Important Information for Program

What you’ll learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill to accurately position patients including necessary modifications and evaluation of imaging procedures.
  • Practice radiation protection for patients, self, and others by determining exposure factors to obtain diagnostic quality images with minimum radiation exposure.
  • Provide patient education, comfort, and basic patient care, anticipate patients’ needs, and recognize emergency conditions requiring initiation of first-aid and basic life support procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to quality assurance and quality improvement.
  • State the safe limits of equipment operation and report malfunctions to the proper authority.
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion when performing imaging procedures.
  • Practice effective communication with patients and other health professionals and MTC faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic x-ray production and interactions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human structure, function, and pathology.
  • Support the profession’s code of ethics and comply with the profession’s standard of practice and scope of practice.

Mission Statement

To provide an environment for student radiographers to become qualified and competent technologists in a healthcare setting.  We partner with the healthcare community to provide higher education for radiographers and the School encourages the process of life-long learning.

Program Goals

  • The program will ensure the graduates possess entry-level skills of a radiographer.
  • To provide the community with qualified technologists.
  • The program will facilitate the development of effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • To facilitate the development of professional attitudes, behaviors, and ethics.

Your Degree
Associate of Applied Science

Two-year (six semesters) full-time degree schedule; a mixture of core technical and science courses, along with basic communications classes.

Certification

Program graduates are eligible to take the National Registry Examination, offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), 1255 Northland Dr., St. Paul, MN  55120, 651-687-0048, https://www.arrt.org.  The ARRT Board reserves the right to deny admission to the ARRT examination if an individual has been convicted of a crime, including a felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or drug-related arrest.  Clinical sites, as well as potential employers, may require drug screens and criminal background investigations

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Application Process
Limited Enrollment

To qualify for MTC’s Radiography Program, applicants must have:

  1. Fulfilled all MTC general admission requirements, and submitted both the Radiography Program Application and the non-academic standards form. Application deadline May 17th.
  2. Successfully completed high school or certification or equivalent education by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Acceptance into the Radiography program is contingent upon receipt of official final high school transcript with posted graduation date or passing GED results.
  3. Earned an accumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale) in high school or GED examination equivalent, or completed a minimum of 12 semester hours (or equivalent) of college credit with an accumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Taken high school algebra, biology, and chemistry, or successful completion equivalent college coursework.
  5. Successful completion of the ACT or Basic Skills Assessment (ACCUPLACER) in reading, writing, mathematics (algebra), and Technology Skills Test (TST).
  6. Reached 18 years of age by the end of the calendar year in which you are seeking admission into Radiography technical courses.
  7. Observed in an imaging department a minimum of 32 hours at three different clinical sites and submitted an ‘‘Observation Validation’’ form. (Form is available on the college website under Radiography program)
  8. Transfer students to MTC must qualify in accordance with current Radiography program admission criteria.

A listing of all requirements, policies, and procedures for the program is available in the Radiography Student Handbook located on the program’s page on MTC’s website.

Program Accreditation

Accreditation Status: Accredited

JRCERT Accreditation Logo for RadiographyThe Associate’s degree radiography program at Marion Technical College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program’s current length of accreditation is 8 years. JRCERT contact information is:

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, Illinois, 60606-3182; phone ; (312) 704-5300 ; email: mail@jrcert.org; web: www.jrcert.org

JRCERT mission statement.

The process of accreditation is a formalized review that assures that the College and individual programs meet stringent national standards of excellence. Individual program accreditation also ensures a quality curriculum that enables graduates to qualify for applicable certification examinations and/or licensures.

Students who successfully complete MTC’s Radiography Program are eligible to take the National Registry Examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This is a multiple-choice situational exam administered via computer. Successful examination results allow individuals to use the R.T. (Registered Technologist) credential, as well as pursue advanced employment opportunities. A periodic renewal of this credential is required.

The ARRT Board reserves the right to deny admission to the ARRT examination if an individual has been convicted of a crime, including a felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or drug-related arrest.

To receive more detailed information on the Radiography Program, please send an e-mail to myersd@mtc.edu OR

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740.389.4636

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