AAS Associate Program
Division of Health Professions | Medical Imaging
Radiologic Technology is a dynamic healthcare career in which practitioners use X-rays to produce diagnostic medical images for use in the identifying and treating of injuries and diseases. RTs or rad techs, as they’re often called, use an expert knowledge of the human anatomy, patient positioning, radiation safety and protocol and more to do their jobs and serve their patients on a daily basis.
The mission of Trocaire’s Radiologic Technology Program is to provide students with the theoretical foundation, laboratory skills and clinical experiences that will prepare them for entry-level positions in the field of diagnostic radiologic technology. Our graduates are well equipped to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam and are employed all over Western New York in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, ambulatory clinics and orthopedic offices. Graduates can also continue their studies in a bachelor’s degree level program.
Trocaire has several established opportunities for student recognition and career networking including:
- A Radiologic Technology Club expressly for RT students. The club aims to bring together students to promote personal and professional growth, as well as advocate and support the profession. The club also offers RT scholarship money.
- Lambda Nu – the National Honor Society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. The Trocaire Chapter, New York Beta, recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated exemplary scholarship and dedication to their chosen profession.
Applicants to the Radiologic Technology program must be aware that they may be exposed to a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment during any clinical rotation. An MRI environment utilizes strong magnetic fields and radiofrequency waves. If an individual has an MRI contraindicated device or metal implanted in or on their body they should not enter the MRI environment. Additional information regarding MRI safety can be found on the internet and at the following web site: www.mrisafety.com.
AAS Radiologic Technology Program Format
Time of Program: Day
Mode of Delivery: On-site/Seated
PROGRAM-LEVEL – STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Program Director: Jaime White, M.Ed., RT(R)(CT)(ARRT)
Date Updated: November 2020
Program Mission Statement: Grounded in Mercy and service to community, the Radiologic Technology Program at Trocaire College provides students with the theoretical foundation, laboratory skills, and clinical experiences that enable them to become compassionate and competent entry level radiologic technologists. Adhering to the positive characteristics and ethics of the profession, Trocaire College students graduate with a dedication to self and others, delivering quality care to culturally diverse patients while continually striving to improve their knowledge of the field. The program embraces the mission and the operating principles of Trocaire College in presenting a comprehensive education to its students.
All students completing this program are expected to have achieved the following learning objectives:
At the end of the program, the student will demonstrate entry-level clinical competence.
- The student will produce diagnostic images
- The student will identify radiation safety measures
- The student will utilize appropriate medical terminology
At the end of the program, the student will provide competent and compassionate healthcare to culturally diverse populations.
- The student will demonstrate oral and written communication skills
- The student will describe how one’s own culture influences healthcare and perspective
At the end of the program, the student will employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to practice within the radiology profession.
- The student will analyze images for diagnostic quality and correct for non-diagnostic appearance
- The student will revise procedure protocol for non-routine (trauma) procedures
At the end of the program, the student will demonstrate professional behaviors.
- The student will practice the Code of Ethics as set forth by the ARRT
- The student will identify key professional organizations
- The student will understand the need for and create a professional development plan
Trocaire’s Radiologic Technology AAS program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology for a period of five years through 2022.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
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