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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
2Welcome 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
7What 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?

rad tech programs
12Rad Tech Programs
  • University-based
  • College-based
  • Hospital-based
  • Military
  • Commercial Schools
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The

El Camino College

Experience

el camino college radiologic technology program1
14EL 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
15ECC 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

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CLINICAL PRACTICE INTERNSHIP

AT LOCAL HOSPITALS

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2000 hours completed

Of clinical education

500+ hours of academic courses

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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!

how long will it take
23HOW 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
24HOW 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
26Re: 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
282011 AS Degree

MAJOR (minimum grade of “C”)GENERAL EDUCATION

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
33APPLICATION - 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
35Summary 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
37CLINICAL 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
38Who 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
39SPECIAL 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
40SPECIAL 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
41criminal 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
42

Acceptance into the program…

Mandatory Orientation

Summer before program starts

health forms
43HEALTH 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
44WHAT 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
47For 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
48Approximate 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
49CPR 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)

more options while waiting to begin program
51More 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
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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.

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NUCLEAR

MEDICINE

salary ranges
64SALARY 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
67Questions?

For general questions, please review

ECC RT Program webpage

[email protected] to

Email Program Director

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