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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology

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Campus Location: Peosta

Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term. Fall term is the start of the program course sequence.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree

Description: A Radiologic Technologist is a vital member of the healthcare team whose responsibilities range from obtaining diagnostic information to assisting physicians with complex procedures. Radiologic Technologists must be able to recognize emergency situations and react quickly to various patient conditions. They work in diverse settings, including hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices.

The program will provide a variety of work settings and experiences to successfully prepare graduates to function as entry-level Radiologic Technologists. Qualified graduates will be eligible to take the national registry examination, thereby becoming a Certified Registered Radiologic Technologist. Students will rotate through multiple clinical sites within a 100-mile radius of the Peosta campus.

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), Its mission is to provide an ambitious didactic and clinical education that produces compassionate, confident, and professional technologists.

Program Admission: In addition to the College enrollment process , applicants must achieve a minimum ACCUPLACER CLASSIC® reading score of 70 or ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION® reading score of 250 (ACT® scores are also acceptable) and a minimum ALEKS® score of 30. The following courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or above within five years from the date of application:

BIO 168 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  

BIO 173 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  

HSC 114 - Medical Terminology  

Academic Requirements: Students enrolled in health occupations programs must complete all required coursework with a “C-” grade or above and earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average to graduate from the program.

Program Requirements: The College has contracted the services of CastleBranch to review and monitor background checks, health records, training requirements and drug testing. Students will submit the following documentation to their website prior to the designated date:

  • Background check - includes a nationwide criminal history search and child, dependent adult and sex offender registry checks. Background checks will be evaluated per NICC’s Background Check policy. Clinical participation is dependent on this evaluation.
  • Health records - physical and immunizations (MMR, varicella, Hepatitis B, 2 step TB, Tdap and influenza).
  • Training - CPR (American Heart Association Health Care Professional BLS or American Red Cross CPR for Healthcare Providers), mandatory reporter of child and dependent adult abuse, HIPAA, and bloodborne pathogens.
  • Drug testing - prior to clinical participation, random, post incident/accident and suspicion. Students are required to be substance free throughout the program.
  • Health Insurance - students are required to maintain health insurance throughout the program.

In addition to meeting the above listed requirements, students must maintain these requirements throughout the program. Failure to remain compliant will result in denial for clinical participation. Clinical participation is required for program completion.

You need to be aware of the following physical demands during your clinical education courses. Daily activities require bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, pushing and pulling in all directions. You will be asked to lift and carry objects weighing up to a minimum of 35 pounds and also shared weight. Clinical tasks require use of hands for repetitive action, such as simple and firm grasping and fine manipulation and walking, including stair stepping. You may also be in contact with communicable diseases and chemical/biohazardous materials and odors. Prior to clinical assignments you will be
instructed about the radiation hazards to an embryo/fetus.

Minimum Credits: 85.5 including admission requirements

Course Sequence

Sample Course Schedule


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