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. This program is based on approximately twenty 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 clinical practicum at various medical facilities throughout the state of Connecticut. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the certifying board examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (Radiography).

Please see the Diagnostic Imaging & Therapy Programs webpage for more information about the admission process.

Federal Regulation, 34 CFR 668.43-Institutional Information for Disclosure for Licensure Program requires the institution to disclose whether completion of a covered licensure program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a State for that occupation. An institution can make the one or more of the following determinations:
The Radiography program at Gateway Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N.Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606 and meets the state education requirements for “a recognized course of study in radiologic technology” in the state of Connecticut. In addition, an applicant for Radiographer licensure in the state of Connecticut must successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination.

The Radiography program at Gateway Community College has not determined if the associate degree program in Radiography meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Program applicants should investigate each state licensure requirements prior to accepting an offer of admission to the Radiography program at Gateway Community College.

The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to seek licensure in any state other than Connecticut need to consult with the state professional licensing board. The state professional licensing boards make the decision on whether an individual is eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

Please visit RADIOLOGY PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT (ct.gov) for more Information on the State of Connecticut Radiographer licensure requirements.

 


Julie Austin
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2382

jaustin@gatewayct.edu

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Radiography Information Sessions

Radiography Plan of Study Radiography 2020-2021 Student Handbook
Radiography Program Effectiveness Data Radiography Program Technical Standards
Radiography Program in Catalog                                                  2021-2022 Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy Information Packet
 

Articulation Agreements

The Program has Articulation Agreements with the following 4-year Colleges and Universities:

Charter Oak

Quinnipiac University

Albertus Magnus College

Sacred Heart University

University of Bridgeport

University of Hartford

 

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 Gateway Community College Radiography program information session within one year of applying to the Program.


Upon acceptance into the Radiography program, students are required to attend a mandatory 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. The current accreditation award status 8 years and the next review is in 2022.
 

Radiography Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiography program at Gateway Community College is to offer high quality instruction to a diverse population of students in an environment conducive to learning. Through the use of advanced classroom and laboratory technology and various clinical internship experiences, we are 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 and Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Students will use appropriate oral communication to accurately convey their purpose and message to a wide variety of audiences in the healthcare setting.
  • Students will use appropriate written communication to accurately convey their purpose and message to a wide variety of audiences in the healthcare setting.
  1. Students will demonstrate skills in critical thinking and problem solving in the principles and practices of Radiography
  • Students will make appropriate positioning modifications and select appropriate technical factors based on patient assessment.
  • Students will critique radiographic images for diagnostic quality.
  1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence in the practice of Radiography
  • Students will apply appropriate principles and practices of radiation protection.
  • Graduates will function as entry-level technologists in the healthcare setting.
  1. Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development
  • Students will demonstrate professional integrity.
  • Graduates will participate in professional development activities with local, state or national societies.
  1. The program will prepare competent entry-level Radiographers
  • Students will complete the Program within the appropriate time frame.
  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification examination on the first attempt.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their education.