Aug 18, 2019  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
    
2018-2019 GCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy: Radiography, AS


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Information about the Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy Programs  

The Associate Degree program in Radiography prepares students for employment as entry-level radiographers in hospitals, outpatient facilities, medical offices, community health agencies, or industrial concerns where radiation is used for quality control. Upon completion of the program, the student may apply to take the certifying board examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (Radiography).

The program requires approximately twenty (20) months of full-time study. The structure of the curriculum is sequential and includes appropriate didactic content and ample supervised clinical education to assure sufficient opportunity to achieve all didactic and clinical requirements. Students are assigned to a clinical practicum at the following education sites:

Griffin Hospital Division Street Derby
Griffin Imaging & Diagnostics Center Ivy Brook Road Shelton
Yale New Haven Health System
Bridgeport Hospital Grant Street Bridgeport
New Haven-Pediatric Specialty Center Long Wharf Drive New Haven
Yale New Haven Health Outpatient Radiology Main Street Stratford
Yale New Haven Health Park Avenue Medical Center Park Avenue Trumbull
Yale New Haven Hospital York Street New Haven
Yale New Haven Hospital Spine Center Long Wharf Drive New Haven
Yale New Haven Hospital - St. Raphael’s Campus Chapel Street New Haven
Yale Orthopaedics of Guilford Boston Post Road Guilford
Yale Orthopaedics of Milford Wellington Road Milford
VA New England Health Care System West Haven Campus Campbell Avenue West Haven

Students are required to attend all orientation sessions scheduled in the summer in order to begin the program in the fall semester. For more information, call the Enrollment Services Assistant, Mary Beth Banks at (203) 285-2388 or e-mail at mbanks@gatewayct.edu) or the Program Coordinator, Julie Austin, at (203) 285-2382 or e-mail at (jaustin@gatewayct.edu). Please see the Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy Programs webpage for more information about the admissions process.

The following pre-requisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher before applying to the Program:

The program is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704- 5300, www.jrcert.org.

Program Mission Statement

The Radiography program at Gateway Community College is committed to educating and preparing competent, entry-level technologists who can provide high quality imaging and patient care to members of the community. Furthermore, the program is dedicated to providing tools to support life-long learning.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Students will demonstrate skills in effective oral and written communication

1.1  Students will demonstrate oral communication skills
1.2  Students will demonstrate written communication skills

2.  Students will demonstrate skills in critical thinking and problem solving in the principles and practices of Radiography

2.1  Students will assess patient requisitions in order to perform proper imaging procedures
2.2  Students will modify imaging procedures for trauma cases

3.  Students will demonstrate clinical competence in the practice of Radiography

3.1  Students will apply principles and practices of radiation protection
3.2  Students will provide appropriate patient care

4.  Students will model professionalism

4.1  Students will discuss the importance of continued professional development
4.2  Students will participate in professional organizations

 

Program Fees

Students are responsible for all fees associated with the following Program requirements:

Textbooks $800
Uniforms $200
Clinical Markers $30
Toxicology Screening $65
Background check $65
Trajecsys online clinical documentation system $150
Castle Branch online health management system $35
Pin for pinning ceremony $30
Transportation and associated costs Variable
Health care immunizations and titers Variable
BLS or CPR/AED Variable

These fees are approximate and subject to change. If a student takes a leave of absence from the program, they will need to cover additional program fees as needed.

Program Requirements

Freshman Year (NOTE: Required orientation sessions will be scheduled during the summer before entry into the program.)

Program Requirements


First Semester


(Clinical practicum at clinical affiliates Tuesdays and Thursdays

Total Semester Credits: 14


Winter Intersession


(40 hrs./week at clinical affiliates)

Total Semester Credits: .5


Second Semester


(Clinical practicum held at clinical affiliates Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Total Semester Credits: 11


Summer Session


(40 hrs./week at clinical affiliates Monday - Friday)

Total Semester Credits: 4


Third Semester


(Clinical practicum held at clinical affiliates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)

Total Semester Credits: 15


Winter Intersession


(40 hrs./week at clinical affiliates)

Total Semester Credits: .5


Fourth Semester


(Clinical practicum held at assigned clinical affiliates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)

Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 60


(including pre-requisites)

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