Lansing Community College

Overview

The Radiologic Technology Program is a twenty-one month (five sequential semesters) course of study leading to an associate's degree. Students are admitted in the fall, with a limited number of openings each year. Graduates will be eligible to take the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges. Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor before enrollment in any courses.

As part of the educational training students receive hands-on experience from available clinical sites (hospitals).

The Associate Degree Program in Radiologic Technology is conducted by Lansing Community College as a contribution to the health education needs of the community whom it serves. Resources provided by the College, cooperating community hospitals, and other health agencies are utilized in the basic Radiologic Technology Program. The qualified student is provided with educational opportunities in a college environment, and shares the intellectual and social responsibilities, privileges, and experiences with college students in other disciplines.

Within this framework, the faculty and administrators assumes responsibility for planning, supervising, and evaluating selected learning experiences. These experiences are developed to meet established objectives, College requirements for the Associate Degree in Applied Science, and eligibility to write the registry examination as established by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists along with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists who establish curriculum guidelines.

Further, the Faculty believes that Radiologic Technology is a health service, shared with other health disciplines, which has a basic responsibility for promoting health, conserving life, and assisting the individual to achieve an optimum health status and self sufficiency. As a member of the patient oriented team, the radiologic technologist utilizes basic knowledge and skills which contribute to patient care and diagnostic needs.

 

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Lansing Community College's Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - (2014 through 2018)

This is the total number of student graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) exam, within six (6) months of graduation. The number reflects a five (5) year span. The benchmark for the five (5) year span is 75%.

Environmental Conditions

The charter of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Since OSHA was created in 1971, work-related deaths have decreased by approximately 62% and work-related injuries have decreased by 42%.

As a radiology student you will be exposed to a variety of substances within the work environment and hospital sites. You can expect exposure to blood, body tissues, and fluids. There is the potential of exposure to electrical hazards, hazardous waste materials, radiation, poisonous substances, chemicals, loud or unpleasant noises and high stress emergency situations. Upon acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program students will be notified regarding a mandatory online OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogen and Universal Precautions training session.

Criminal Background Check

The Radiologic Technology Program requires students to have criminal background and drug screenings done prior to their starting clinical rotations.  Background checks and drug screenings are the responsibility of the student.  Background checks can be done by going to the Michigan State Police ICHAT website the cost is presently $10.00.  Drug screenings can be done through many different sources, the clinical coordinator will provide additional information during orientation.  Cost for drug screenings are approximately $30.00.  Any positive results from criminal background checks and/or drug screenings may prevent the student from being placed in a clinical setting, and/or admitted to the program.

Due to Michigan State Law, admission into the Radiologic Technology Program will be denied if an individual can't be placed in a clinical setting pursuant to MCL 333.20173a.  If you have a misdemeanor or felony on your record, please consult with an attorney before applying to this program.

Any applicant who has been charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should complete a pre-application to the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists).  Additional information can be provided by the Radiologic Technology Program personnel or by contacting the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Clinical Rotations

Delivery of imaging services has undergone significant changes over the past several years and these services are indeed a 24/7 service. Because of our program's clinical education centers being located in a variety of different counties around the Lansing area, students must have dependable transportation to any assignment. Students may expect to drive for up to an hour or more to reach a clinical site.  Students will be assigned to two (2) different clinical education centers during their time in the program. During the student's summer and 2nd year fall and spring semesters a maximum of 25% of their total clinical hours may be spent in an evening and/or weekend assignments. A student's combined didactic and clinical contact hours will not exceed 40 hours per week. Additional information regarding clinical rotations will be given to students during their program orientation.

 

 

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Radiologic Technology/MRI Program

Health and Human Services Division Office

HHS Building, 108
517-483-1958
517-483-1508 fax

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