Dec 02, 2020  
2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
  
2020 - 2021 College 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, mobile imaging services, research and other imaging related employment opportunities. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to 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 Assistant Director of Admissions, 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/Allied-Health/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 mission of the Radiography program at Gateway Community College is to offer high quality instruction to a diverse population of students in an environment conducive to learning. Through the use of advanced classroom and laboratory technology and various clinical internship experiences, we are 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 effective oral and written communication skills

1.1  Students will use appropriate oral communication to accurately convey their purpose and message to a wide variety of audiences in the healthcare setting.
1.2 Students will use appropriate written communication to accurately convey their purpose and message to a wide variety of audiences in the healthcare setting. 

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

2.1  Students will make appropriate positionikng modifications and select appropriate technical factors based on patient assessment.
2.2  Students will critique radiographic images for diagnostic quality.

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

3.1  Students will apply appropriate principles and practices of radiation protection.
3.2  Graduates will function as entry-level technologists in the healthcare setting.

4.  Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development

4.1  Students will demonstrate professional integrity.
4.2  Graduates will participate in professional development activities with local, state or national societies.
 
5.  The Program will prepare competent, entry-level Radiographers
 
5.1  Students will complete the program within the appropriate time frame.
5.2  Students will pass the ARRT national certification exam on the first attempt.
5.3  Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
5.4  Graduates will be satisfied with their education.

Program Fees

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

Textbooks $800
Uniforms $200
Liability Insurance $30
Clinical Markers $30
Toxicology Screening $65
Background check $65
Trajecsys online clinical documentation system $150
Castle Branch online health management system $35
Radiation Monitoring Badge $55
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: 17


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


Total Semester Credits: 13


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: 65


(including program pre-requisites)

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