Welcome to Northeast! We appreciate your interest in our program. We understand that it can be overwhelming if you are new to the college environment; even if you are currently enrolled or have been here before, it can still be overwhelming. We want to make your experience as positive as possible, so if you have any questions after reading through this sheet, please just contact us.
The Radiologic Technology program is an Associate Degree program. There are 26 hours of pre-requisite courses that must be taken prior to being eligible for acceptance into the program. Once accepted, a student can expect to take an introductory course to radiography (Fundamentals of Radiography) in the summer prior to beginning the program in the fall. When a student begins the program in the fall, only radiology specific courses and clinical rotations will be completed. This is a full time training program and it is not recommended for those who cannot devote themselves as full time students. Because technologists are on their feet for long periods of time and may lift or turn disabled patients, physical stamina is important (US Dept. of Labor). The program is designed to prepare students for employment in hospitals or clinics as radiographers. Radiographers produce radiographs (x-rays) of bones and body structures as directed by supervising physicians. This program will focus on principles of general radiography in preparation for the ARRT registry exam (a national certifying board examination).
The radiography program will accept 12-14 new students for each fall semester. Applications may be obtained from the program faculty. The application process involves an 8-hour observation at a local hospital of the student’s choice. The student must independently schedule this observation; we ask that the student dress professionally (nice slacks, nice shirt or scrubs, if the student has them). The observation form is included in this packet. The student is responsible for scheduling the observation at the preferred facility. Please choose a hospital site for your observation; in most cases, clinics do not provide the types of experiences we ask you to observe (portables and trauma). Hospitals that we utilize as clinical sites are: Magnolia Regional Health Center, Baptist Memorial-Booneville, Baptist Memorial-Union Co., Iuka Hospital (affiliate of North Mississippi Medical Center), Tippah County Hospital, McNairy Regional Hospital (Selmer, TN), and OrthoOne (New Albany, MS).
Applicants are responsible for requesting that transcripts from other institutions be sent to the records office before the application deadline. When application and observation form is returned, a brief interview/question and answer session will be conducted between the student and the program faculty. Applications (including the 8 hour observation) must be returned no later than May 1. Previous applicants must call program faculty to have application re-activated. Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in both pre-requisite courses and radiography courses. Pre-requisite courses are listed below:
ENG 1113 (Eng Comp I)
SPT 1113 (Oral Communication)
PSY 1513 (Gen Psych) or SOC 2113 (Intro to Sociology)
MAT 1233 (Inter. Alg.) or MAT 1313 (College Alg.)
ART 1113 (Art Appreciation) or MUS 1113 (Music Appreciation)
BIO 2514 (Anatomy and Physiology I + lab)
BIO 2524 (Anatomy and Physiology II + lab)
**NEW FOR 2011**
Radiography students will be piloting an iPad ebook program. All students will be required to have an Apple iPad and utilize ebooks for the program. This device will also be used for clinical data.