Radiography

Associate in Science

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 program requires approximately twenty (20) months of full-time 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 are assigned to a clinical practicum at: Yale-New Haven Hospital, Veterans Affairs New England Health Care System (West Haven), Bridgeport Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Guilford Radiology. Students are required to attend all orientation sessions scheduled in the summer in order to begin the program in the fall semester. The Program is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRECRT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312)704-5300, www.jrcert.org or contact by email at mail@jrcert.org.

Please see the Radiologic Technology Programs webpage for more information about the admissions process.

RADIOGRAPHY 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.

RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM GOALS

Goal: Students will demonstrate skills in effective oral and written communication.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills
  • Students will utilize effective written communication skills in the healthcare setting.
Goal: Students will demonstrate skills in critical thinking and problem solving in the principles and practices of Radiography.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to assess patient requisitions in order to perform proper imaging procedures and protocols.
  • Students will modify positioning for trauma cases
Goal: Students will demonstrate clinical competence in the practice of Radiography
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the principles and practices of radiation protection.
  • Students will accurately perform radiography exams and procedures
  • Students will provide appropriate patient care.
Goal: The program will prepare competent entry-level technologists
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Graduates will pass the ARRT exam.
  • Provide quality imaging and patient care to the community
  • Program will maintain an acceptable program completion rate
Goal: Students (graduates) will achieve personal and professional growth
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate professional growth and development through participation in professional organizations

 

 

Contact:

For more information contact:

Julie Austin
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2382

 

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