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1. EL CAMINO COLLEGE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. APPLICATION AND PROGRAM INFORMATION - Revised 2011 For Health Careers Class. 2. Welcome to Radiologic Technology. Program Information How to Apply What classes are needed Who can apply Is there a waiting list? How long?

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El camino college radiologic technology program

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EL CAMINO COLLEGERADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

APPLICATION AND PROGRAM

INFORMATION - Revised 2011

For Health Careers Class


Welcome to radiologic technology

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Welcome to Radiologic Technology

  • Program Information

  • How to Apply

  • What classes are needed

  • Who can apply

  • Is there a waiting list? How long?

  • What does it take to become an R.T.

  • Career Opportunities


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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

“HIGH TECH” – “HIGH TOUCH” PROFESSION

Caring for others

Helping others


Old new ways

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OLD & NEW WAYS

FILM SCREEN to

DIGITAL IMAGING

THE PROFESSION & SKILL LEVELS

ARE CHANGING!


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Digital Imaging is here @ ECC1st College to get digital in lab


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Did You Know...?

Radiologic Technologists

are the largest group of

allied health professionals

in the country


What is a radiologic technologist

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What is aRADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST?

  • An important member of the HEALTH CARE TEAM

  • Uses RADIATION to create IMAGES of the human body for medical diagnosis and treatment of disease or illness


Why choose radiography

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WHY CHOOSE RADIOGRAPHY?

ISN’T IT DANGEROUS?


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El camino college radiologic technology program

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Practices radiation safety to self others

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Practices Radiation Safety to Self & Others


Rad tech programs

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Rad Tech Programs

  • University-based

  • College-based

  • Hospital-based

  • Military

  • Commercial Schools


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The

El Camino College

Experience


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EL CAMINO COLLEGERADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGYPROGRAM

  • 2 YEARS OF STUDY (Rad Tech Courses)

  • INCLUDES CLASSES ON CAMPUS

  • AND WORKING/ TRAINING UNDER SUPERVISION AT THE CLINICAL SITES (HOSPITALS) WITH PATIENTS

  • FULL TIME / DAYTIME* PROGRAM

    • M TO F *7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (approximate)

    • DEPENDING ON THE SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE


Ecc graduate with

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ECC GRADUATE WITH

  • A.S. (Associate in Science) Degree

  • Radiologic Technology Certificate

    Eligible to take

    STATE & NATIONAL LICENSES


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  • The Program is JRCERT accredited

  • Graduates are eligible to apply for certification exam for ARRT (R.T.)

  • CDPH-RHB Certification

    (C.R.T.) & (R) (F)

    ----------------------------------------------------------

  • Passing the ARRT exam and licensure by the California Dept of Public Health – Radiologic Health Branch (DPHS - RHB) is necessary for employment.


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El Camino College


El camino college radiologic technology program

CLINICAL PRACTICE INTERNSHIP

AT LOCAL HOSPITALS

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2000 hours completed

Of clinical education

500+ hours of academic courses


Lab practice

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LAB PRACTICE


Student mentors lab practice

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Student Mentors = Lab Practice


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A CHEST RADIOGRAPH

IS THE

MOST COMMON PROCEDURE

PERFORMED IN RADIOLOGY

WILL Begin Learning and performing this exam

in the middle of your FIRST SEMESTER!


What can you do now to prepare for a career in the health sciences

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What can you do NOW to prepare for a career in the Health Sciences?

COURSE REQUIREMENTS


How long will it take

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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

  • IN ABOUT 3 – 4 YEARS

  • (1-2 YRS GENERAL ED COURSES)

  • 2 YRS FOR RT PROGRAM

  • (MUST BE 24 MONTHS FOR FULL ACCREDIATION)

  • Complete with RT – AS degree over 103 units total


How much

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HOW MUCH $$$$$$

  • to attend ECC $26/unit

  • End of program = 91 units + ( $2400.00)

  • APPROXIMATE PROGRAM

  • TOTAL = $3,000

  • High School (210 units) = free

  • University $110/unit to $1000/unit

  • Private RT Schools ~ $15,000 to - $30,000


El camino college

El Camino College

Application “Prerequisite” Courses

  • Anatomy & Physio 34A & 34B (Chem prereq)

  • ANATOMY 32 (4units) (NOT Anat.30 !)

  • & PHYSIOLOGY 31)

    • (Pre req: Anat &Chemistry 20 21a or 4)

  • INTRODUCTION - RAD TECH A

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Re anatomy physio

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Re: Anatomy & Physio

  • MUST BE A TOTAL OF 8 UNITS

  • Combo classes of 4, 5 or 6* units WILL not meet the requirement (ex Anat 30)

  • With a 6 unit you may be able to get a credit for Physio – but will still have to take a 4 UNIT Anatomy class


Suggested ed plan new 2011

Suggested Ed Plan: new 2011

If you are just starting your education

Complete Anat/Physio/RTEC A as soon as possible – then work on GE courses

ALL courses on course evaluation sheet

Must be completed

Prior to STARTING the RT Program

Or completing the APPLICATION process

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2011 as degree

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2011 AS Degree

MAJOR (minimum grade of “C”)GENERAL EDUCATION


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Courses taken at other colleges

Courses taken at other colleges?

Download APPLICATION PACKET

Meet with ECC counselor – for articulation

Keep a copy of your ACADEMIC PLAN

Continuous vs New Student requirements

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Waiting list

WAITING LIST ?

  • NEW INFO – As of 2011 -

  • ANNUAL APPLICATION Process

  • One time filing period - SPRING

  • (March 1 – April 22, 2011)

  • Information is loaded on RT WEBPAGE:

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Annual application filing period march 1 april 22 2011

ANNUAL APPLICATION FILING PERIOD March 1 – April 22, 2011

Meet with an ECC Counselor:

Janice Ishikawa, Chris Jefferies , Rene Lozano or Kelsy Iino

Get Courses & GPA evaluated for Points

SEE FORM on RT webpage

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Application 2011

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APPLICATION - 2011

  • All of the following documents must be submitted to complete the application process:

    • 2011 Application Packet with supporting documents - (see description with each criteria)

    • A copy of applicant’s ECC ID Card AND Driver’s License (must be a good copy - clear and easy to read)

    • Three Letters of Recommendation to the program (must be written within 3 years from the date of application)

    • Character references must be on letterhead stationary and/or attached business card of the person writing the recommendation letter. Letter must include a signature with the writer’s contact information. - Professional or Business references – not personal (family or friends) Letters may be from an an employer, supervisor, professor with a lab class, or counselor.


Application instructions

Application Instructions –

  • WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE COUREWORK:

  • Make an appointment to meet with one of the Health Sciences counselors

  • (Janice Ishikawa, Chris Jeffries, Rene Lozano or Kelsy Iino)

  • to have your coursework and GPA evaluated using the new forms from the website.

  • All application information is available for download on the ECC - RT website

  • www.elcamino.edu/academics/healthsciences/radiologictech


Summary of applicant points 75 max

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Summary of Applicant POINTS:75 max

SECTION MAX PTS

Part 1 = Courses & GPA 30

Part 2 = Degrees/other courses 10

Part 3 = Work Exp (Health Care) 10

  • Volunteer / observation hours *

    Part 4 = Life experiences 10

    ====================================================

    Part 5: Waitlist Position if Filed before Summer 2010 4 – 20

  • Application Filed: 4 pts for each period waiting

  • Spring 2009 or earlier = 20

  • Summer 2009 = 16

  • Fall 2009 = 12

  • Spring 2010 = 8

  • Summer 2010 = 4

  • Application filed but not complete = 1


  • Extra points

    Observations hours at Clinical Site

    (after completing RTEC-A) ??? YES/NO ??

    HIPPA may now prevent this (End of March)

    ENROLL in PE 201

    (Adap PE assist) as an option

    Public Speaking

    ESL 51 A B C

     THEATER ARTS – ACTING CLASS

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    “Extra Points”


    Clinical affiliates

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    CLINICAL AFFILIATES

    • Little Co. of Mary – Torrance

    • Little Co of Mary – San Pedro

    • SMUCLA

    • Centinela – Freeman & Marina Campus

    • Torrance Memorial

    • California Hospital Medical Center

    • Kaiser South Bay


    Who can apply be accepted

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    Who Can Apply & Be Accepted

    • Meet 2.25 GPA (see worksheet)

    • Prior to ACCEPTANCE to the Program:

    • Health Check

    • Background Check – for Clinical (JCAHO)

      • ARRT – see handout

      • “Pre- application” arrt.org


    Special note regarding a r r t certification eligibility last page of handout

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    SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING A.R.R.T. CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY (last page of handout)

    • Students must comply with the “Rules of Ethics” contained ARRT Standard of Ethics.

    • The A.R.R.T. may deny applications for certification if the applicant has been found guilty of dishonesty, fraud, deceit, acts which deceive the public, felony, child abuse, sex offender crimes; acts involving narcotics, dangerous drugs or devices, assault and/or battery and other crimes.


    Special note regarding a r r t certification eligibility 4th page of handout

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    SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING A.R.R.T. CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY (4th page of handout)

    • Applicants having questions regarding limitations related to licensure should contact:

    • THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

    • 1255 NORTHLAND DRIVE

    • ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA 55120-1155

    • TEL: (651) 687-0048 Web Site: www.arrt.org

    • For a Pre-Application Packet $75.00


    Criminal background check

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    criminal background check

    • Required for Clinical Placement

    • The student is responsible for costs of a criminal background check.

    • The Radiologic Technology Program background checks are done at a cost of approximately $50.


    Acceptance into the program

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    Acceptance into the program…

    Mandatory Orientation

    Summer before program starts


    Health forms

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    HEALTH FORMS

    • HEATH/ PHYSICAL (for fitness)

    • TB TEST - annually

    • HEPATITIS B VACCINE or waiver

    • INFULENZA VACCINE or waiver

    • Physical Fitness (back, etc)

    • MMR, Varicella, etc


    What you will learn to do

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    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN TO DO:

    • Communicate

    • Deliver Exceptional Patient Care

    • Perform Radiographic Exams

    • Challenge Yourself

    • Make New Friends

    • Learn Lots Of Information!

    • & Develop Yourself More Than You Could Ever Realize!


    Rad tech program courses

    ANATOMY

    POSITIONING

    RADIATION PHYSICS

    RADIATION PROTECTION

    RADIATION PRINCIPLES

    PATIENT CARE

    IMAGE PRODUCTION

    FILM CRITIQUE

    ETHICS

    PATHOLOGY

    SPECIAL PROCEDURES

    VENIPUNCTURE

    + 2000 CLINICAL HOURS

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    RAD TECH PROGRAM COURSES


    Radiologic technology program courses

    FIRST YEAR

    1st Semester/ Units 2nd Semester/ Units 3rd Summer / Units

    Clinical R.T. 106 4 R.T. 107 7 R.T. 108 5

    hrs arranged : (12 - 15hrs/wk) (24 hrs/week) (35 hrs/week)

    Academic R.T. 111 4 R.T. 124 4

    R.T. 123 4

    SECOND YEAR

    4th Semester /Units 5th Semester/ Units 6th Summer / Units

    Clinical R.T. 217 7 R.T. 218 7 R.T. 219 6

    hrs arranged : (24hrs/wk) (24 hrs/week) (40 hrs/week)

    Academic R.T. 233 3 R.T. 255 4

    R.T. 244 4 R.T. 91 1

    R.T. 93 1

    POST SESSION

    7th. Semester Units (First 8 weeks of Fall Semester)

    Clinical & Review Class R.T. 328 4.5

    hrs arranged : (24hrs/wk for 8 weeks + 3 hrs/ wk on campus review)

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    RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM COURSES

    Sample


    For successful program completion

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    For Successful Program Completion….

    • OUTSIDE JOB =

    • LESS THAN 16 hrs per week

    • REST / EXERCISE / EAT WELL

      BE HEALTHY – COMBATS ILLNESS

    • SUPPORT SYSTEM

    • BACK UP PLAN

    • CHILDCARE

    • CAR PROBLEMS


    Approximate costs to start the program 1500 00

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    Approximate Costs to Start the Program ~$ 1500.00

    • Textbooks Total: ~ $ 800 1st yr 1st semester

    • ~ $ 200 2nd year

    • Uniforms ~ $ 200

    • Health Physical & Tests ~ $ 200

    • CPR card ~ $ 50

    • Background Check ~ $ 50

    • Other Supplies ~ $ 50

    • Tuition, etc (20/unit x 12 units) ~300


    Cpr cards bls for healthcare provider

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    CPR CARDSBLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

    • AHA (AMERICAN HEART ASSOC)

    • http://www.americanheart.org

    • 2 YEAR CARD

    • Do not get until starting program

    • NEW STANDARDS JUNE 2006

      (American Red Cross – 1 year only)


    What can you do while waiting to start the program

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    What can you do while waiting to start the program?


    More options while waiting to begin program

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    More Options While waiting to begin program

    • WORK & SAVE YOUR $$$$$$$$

    • Recommended not to work more than

    • 16 – 20 hours per week outside of program

    • FULL TIME – DAY TIME PROGRAM

    • M – F ( No weekends)

    • Optional 1 -2 weeks of evening shift last summer semester in the program


    Types of diagnostic exams

    What does an RT do?

    Types of Diagnostic Exams

    • CHEST

    • EXTREMITIES

    • SKULL / FACIAL

    • SPINE

    • GASTROINTESTINAL

    • INTERVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHY


    Radiologic technologists all types of exams people

    PATIENTS ARE:

    INFANTS

    ELDERLY

    ALL CLASSES

    ALL ETHICITY

    ALL BACKGROUND

    HEAD TO TOES

    TRAUMA

    SPECIAL PROCEDURES

    CRITICAL PATIENTS

    WALK INS

    SURGERY

    Radiologic Technologists All types of EXAMS & PEOPLE


    All types of patients

    ALL Types of PATIENTS


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    FLUOROSCOPY-

    XRAYS IN MOTION


    Advanced skill levels after completion of r t

    ULTRASOUND

    NUCLEAR MEDICINE

    MANAGEMENT

    EDUCATION

    CAT SCAN

    MRI

    ANGIOGRAPHY

    RADIATION THERAPY

    MAMMOGRAPHY

    PET

    Bone Densitometry

    ADVANCED SKILL LEVELSAFTER COMPLETION OF R.T.


    Ultrasound

    ULTRASOUND

    uses a technique similar to Navy SONAR to produce diagnostic images.


    El camino college radiologic technology program

    CAT SCAN

    & MRI


    El camino college radiologic technology program

    NUCLEAR

    MEDICINE


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    Angiography – interventional radiography


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    RADIATION THERAPY


    Salary ranges

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    SALARY RANGES

    • NEW R.T. = $ 25 -$30 PER HOUR

    • ON-CALL + O.T. $45,000 – $60,000 YR

    • ADVANCE SPECIALTIES

    • $ 30 - $50 PER HOUR

    • SHORTAGES IN ALL HEALTH CARE – (?)

    • A NEED TO AQUIRE NEW TECHNOLOGIST TO THIS AREA ??


    Other working opportunities

    Other working opportunities…

    • Registry (local)

    • Registry (out of state)

    • X rays taken around the world !!


    Left side links program information application information faq s

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    PROGRAM INFORMATIONwww.elcamino.edusearch line:radiologic technologyhttp://www.elcamino.edu/academics/healthsciences/radiologictech/index.asp

    Left side links:

    PROGRAM INFORMATION

    APPLICATION INFORMATION

    FAQ’s


    Questions

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    Questions?

    • [email protected]

    • Information posted on RT webpage

      For general questions, please review

      ECC RT Program webpage

      [email protected] to

      Email Program Director


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