RADIOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY  

Accreditation:
The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT-http://www.jrcert.org).
JRCERT 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Program Effectiveness Data

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FAQ's

Clinical Settings

Admission Criteria

Radiography at AC

The radiography program accepted students in the summer of 1977 for the first time and has continued entering one class every year since that time. Program acceptance occurs at the end of Summer Session II each year for the fall semester. The Grade Point Average on [six] prerequisite courses determines the order of acceptance from the annual applicant pool.

Program faculty should be contacted as soon as an applicant decides to apply. The faculty advises applicants about the TSI assessment and PAA and the prerequisites required for selection into the program. The faculty will help each applicant establish a plan to complete admission requirements and enter the program at the student's own pace.

 

 

Admission Criteria

1.  Application and acceptance to Angelina College.

2.  Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete. 

  

3.  Submit passing TSI scores, proof of TSI exemption, or Accuplacer results to health careers secretary in HC II, Room 128.

4.  Annually attend an information session to obtain a program application and/or information.

5.  Submit completed application for the radiography program, completed physical health form, receive appropriate immunizations as mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services for health care workers, and provide proof of current 2 year American Heart Association CPR card no later than May 1st each year for August consideration.  All requested information must be received by the program in order for the application to be complete.  The hepatitis B series (3 shots in 6 months) must be completed by the first clinical day of the Fall  semester.

6.  Complete all prerequisite courses prior to the designated date:

                         BIOL 2404 – Human A & P (General)

                         ENGL 1301 – Composition

                         PSYC 2301 – General Psychology

                         MATH 1314 – College Algebra OR

                           MATH 1332 - Contemporary Math

                         RADR 1202 – Radiographic Image Evaluation I

                         RADR 1203 – Patient Care

Prerequisite courses may be taken only twice for selection consideration. If a prerequisite course is taken more than twice, only the second grade will be calculated in the cumulative GPA for prerequisite courses. Students who receive a grade of “D” or “F” in RADR 1202 or RADR 1203 will not be eligible for consideration.

7.Submit official college transcript(s) indicating completion of prerequisite courses before the August decision date. 

     

8. Acceptance into the radiography program is limited.  Applicants will be ranked and selected based on the following criteria:

    a) Completion of all requirements by published deadlines    

    b) Cumulative GPA in BIOL 2404, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301, MATH 1314 or MATH 1332; RADR 1202, RADR 1203. Calculation of the GPA is accomplished after the end of the second Summer Session each year with students ranked in descending numerical order. Thirty-five applicants (35) with the highest GPA in the prerequisite courses will be scheduled for a personal interview to determine the students that will be accepted for “conditional” program admission. In case of GPA tie(s), the following items will be used for final selection: students with higher grades in MATH 1314 or MATH 1332; BIOL 2404, RADR 1202 AND RADR 1203 will receive greater consideration.

    c) “Conditional” program admission is based on the cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses and the individual interview. The Radiography program currently accepts 20-28 students per year.)

      9.    Applicants will be notified of “conditional” admission decisions by letter prior to Fall  registration.

    10.    Upon “conditional” acceptance to the program, a random drug screen and background check will be done at the student’s expense (approximately $80.00).

     11.   The drug screen and background check must be negative to receive “full” acceptance into the program.  

Mission and Philosophy

The Radiologic Technology Program, in concert with the mission and philosophy of Angelina College, is committed to provide a quality and comprehensive education in general radiography for preparation in the profession. Through didactic information, educational resources, and a variety of clinical experiences, the program is designed to develop competent, responsible and independent radiography professionals. The program’s mission is also supported by a dedicated team of experienced faculty, radiographers, and physicians who encourage and model life-long learning in radiography.

      

Program Effectiveness Goal

The program will accomplish its mission by graduating competent radiographers.
1. Graduates will pass the ARRT certification exam.
2. Graduates will be employed in the medical imaging field.
3. Graduates will be satisfied with their educational experience.
4. Employers will be satisfied with the quality of program graduates.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology, the graduate should possess the knowledge and skills to implement safe, competent, entry level skills in diagnostic radiography.
Goal 1: PSLO
      1. Students will properly position patients for routine
      radiographic procedures.
      2. Students will select appropriate technical factors.
      3. Students will employ safe radiation safety practices.
Goal 2: PSLO
      1. Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner.
      2. Students will demonstrate ethical behavior.
      3. Students will be cognizant of the importance of life-long

      learning.
Goal 3: PSLO
      1. Students will critique radiographic images.
      2. Students will modify routine procedures to meet the needs

      of the patient.
Goal 4: PSLO
      1. Students will explain radiographic procedures to patients.
      2. Students will give clear instructions to patients.
      3. Students will obtain accurate information regarding patient

      history.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

BASIC CORE OF GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES CREDIT HRS
1. Communications (6 hours)  
  ENGL 1301 – Composition 3
  SPCH 1318 or SPCH 1315 3
2. Mathematics (3 hours)  
  MATH 1314 – College Algebra or 3
  MATH 1332 – Contemporary Math
3. Natural Sciences (4 hours)  
  BIOL 2404 – A & P (General) 4
4. Humanities & Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)  
  ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1306 3
5. Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)  
  PSYC 2301 – General Psychology 3
 
Total Hours
19
REQUIRED TECHNICAL CORE COURSES  
6. RADR 1202 - Radiographic Image Evaluation I 2
  RADR 1203 - Patient Care 2
  RADR 1201* – Introduction to Radiography 2
  RADR 1260* - Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiography 2
  RADR 1313* - Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
3
  RADR 1411* - Basic Radiographic Procedures
4
  RADR 2309* - Radiographic Imaging Equipment
3
  RADR 1261* - Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiography 2
  RADR 2305* - Principles of Radiographic Imaging II
3
  RADR 2333* - Advanced Medical Imaging
3
  RADR 2401* - Intermediate Radiographic Procedures
4
  RADR 1360* - Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiography 3
  RADR 2217* - Radiographic Pathology 2
  RADR 2313* - Radiation Biology and Protection 3
  RADR 2366* - Practicum – Radiologic Tech./Science-Radiography 3
  RADR 1391* - Special Topics in Medical Radiologic Technology 3
  RADR 2335* - Radiographic Technology Seminar 3
  RADR 2367* - Practicum - Radiologic Tech./Science-Radiography 3
 
Total Hours
50
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES  
7. POFI 1301 - Computer Applications I 3
  STSU 0300 - Student Development 0
 
Total Hours
3
 
Total Hours for Degree
72

       

Student Accidents:

As a student at Angelina College, you will encounter certain risks while you are enrolled in a classroom, or laboratory experience, or in a clinical or practicum setting. In the event that you sustain an injury and or require any medical testing or care, all resulting medical expenses (hospital, ambulance, or physician fees), are your responsibility and not the responsibility of Angelina College or the clinical/practicum site.

It is recommended that you purchase a student/personal health insurance plan (medical and hospitalization) if you are not covered by a group health insurance plan.

Clinical Facilities 

Lufkin:

Memorial Health System of East Texas

Frank & Franklin P.O. Box 1447

Lufkin, Texas 75901

(936) 634-8111

www.memorialhealth.org  

Woodland Heights Medical Center

500 Gaslight Blvd.

Lufkin, Texas 75901

(936) 634-8311

www.woodlandheights.net  

Texas Specialists Center

208 Gaslight Blvd.

Lufkin, Texas 75904

(936) 634-8800

Lufkin VA Outpatient Clinic - INACTIVE

1301 W. Frank Ave.

Lufkin, TX 75901

(936) 637-1342

Temple Imaging Center
1105 Frank, Suite 100
Lufkin, TX 75904
(936) 631-3000

Gaslight Imaging Center
125 Gaslight Medical Parkway
Lufkin, TX 75904
(936) 637-8580

Nacogdoches:

Memorial Hospital
1204 Mound Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
(936) 564-4611  
www.nacmem.org
 

Nacogdoches Medical Center

4920 NE Stallings Drive

Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

(936) 569-9481  

www.nacmedicalcenter.com

Livingston:

Memorial Medical Center - Livingston
1717 HWY 59 Bypass

Livingston, Texas 77351

(936) 327-4381

www.memorialhealth.org

Crockett:

East Texas Medical Center - Crockett
1100 Loop 304 East
Crockett, Texas 75835
(936) 544-2002
http://hospital.etmc.org/crockett.shtml

FAQs

How do I transfer credits and who decides what will transfer?

Any student who requests transfer into the Radiography Program must have earned at least a "C" in all transfer courses. Scholastic requirements outlined in the Angelina College General Bulletin will also govern the eligibility of the applicant for admission. Further consideration is based on the student submitting: (1) a letter of status from the Program Coordinator of previous school, (2) a comprehensive description of Radiography courses completed, (3) evidence of maintaining an overall "C" (2.0) GPA at previous school, and (4) two references from former instructors regarding clinical performance. 

What are "prerequisites" and when do they have to be completed?

These are courses that must be completed before admission to the radiography program can be considered. If a student takes a prerequisite course more than two times, only the second grade will be considered for GPA calculation. Applicants who desire admission to the program for Fall Semester must have completed all prerequisites by the end of Summer Session II of the same year. 

How are candidates selected for admission to the radiography program?

Selection of the number of authorized students (between 20 to 28) is based upon the cumulative GPA of the prerequisite courses. Calculation of the GPA is accomplished after the end of the second Summer Session each year with students ranked in descending numerical order. In case of GPA tie(s), the following items will be used for final selection: (1) students with higher grades in MATH 1314 OR MATH 1332, BIOL 2404, RADR 1202, and RADR 1203 will receive greater consideration, and (2) a personal interview with Radiography faculty members.

Angie Wilcox

Radiology Technology Program Coordinator

awilcoxangelina.edu

936-633-5413