Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 GCC Catalog 
    
2019-2020 GCC Catalog

Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy: Radiography, AS


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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 full-time, day program requires approximately twenty (20) months of didactic and clinical 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 will be required to complete at least three evening rotations while in the Program.  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

Newly admitted students are required to attend all program and hospital orientations held during the summer before the fall semester that they are scheduled to begin the program.  In addition, students are required to pass the Patient Care Orientation with a grade of 75 or higher in order to continue in the Program. 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 https://www.gatewayct.edu/Radiography

The following pre-requisites must be completed with a grade of 75 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; mail@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 evaluate and assess the physical and psychological responsiveness of each patient, utilizing effective oral communication prior to performing radiographic procedures.
1.2 Students will evaluate and assess the physical and psychological responsiveness of each patient, utilizing effective written communication prior to performing radiographic procedures.

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 make appropriate modifications to imaging procedure protocols based on patient assessment.

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 select appropriate technical factors for imaging procedures based on patient assessment.

4.  Students will model professionalism

4.1  Students will take initiative in procedures, adapt to their environment and help others when necessary.
4.2  Students will be consistently reliable.

 

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

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

Program Requirements


First Semester


Please note: Clinical practicum will be held at the clinical affiliates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8a-4p or 4p-10p as assigned.

Total Semester Credits: 14


Winter Intersession


Please note: Clinical practicum will be held at the clinical affiliates Monday through Friday from 8a - 4p or 4p - 10p as assigned.

Total Semester Credits: .5


Second Semester


(Clinical practicum held at clinical affiliates Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Total Semester Credits: 11


Summer Session


Please note: Clinical practicum will be held at the clinical affiliates Monday through Friday from 8a - 4p or 4p -10p as assigned for ten weeks.

Total Semester Credits: 4


Third Semester


Please note: Clinical practicum will be held at the clinical affiliates Mondays and Wednesdays from 8a - 4p or 4p - 10p as assigned.

Total Semester Credits: 15


Winter Intersession


Please note: Clinical practicum will be held at the clinical affiliates Monday through Friday from 8a - 4p or 4p - 10p as assigned.

Total Semester Credits: .5


Fourth Semester


Please note: Clinical practicum will be held at the clinical affiliates Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8a - 4p or 4p - 10p as assigned.

Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 60


(including program pre-requisites)

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