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 other area affiliates.

Please see the Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy Programs webpage for more information about the admissions process.

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Julie Austin
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2382
jaustin
@gatewayct.edu


Radiography Plan of Study


Radiography Program Effectiveness Data


Radiography Program Handbook


Radiography Program Technical Standards

 

The following pre-requisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher before applying to the Program:

  • BIO*211, Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO*212, Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Attendance at one program specific information session within one year of application submission to the department.

Upon acceptance into the Radiography Program, students are required to attend a mandatory two-week, 40 hours per week, patient care orientation as well as several hospital orientations; all of which are scheduled between June and August and must be completed prior to beginning the Program in the fall semester. In order to continue in the Radiography Program, the student is required to successfully complete patient care orientation with an overall course average of 75 or higher.

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 or contact by email at mail@jrcert.org.
 

RADIOGRAPHY MISSION STATEMENT

The Radiography program at Gateway 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.

 

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