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Radiologic Technology

Radiology Technology

Admission Requirements | Mission StatementAccreditation | Program Outcomes | Program Effectiveness | Additional Resources | Student Handbook

Radiology applications are due May 1, 2021. Due to COVID-19, students will not be required to complete the observation. You will need to email your application to hrharrelson@nemcc.edu. Do not contact any of the clinical sites for an observation. You will not be allowed to enter the facility and the facilities are extremely busy at this time. Again, the observation is NOT required to apply for the August 2021 admissions.

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 a lot to navigate. We want to make your experience as positive as possible, so if you have any questions after reading through this information, 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. 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 new students for each fall semester. Applications may be obtained from the Admission Requirements/Application Packet menu button to the left. Hospitals that we utilize as clinical sites are: Magnolia Regional Health Center, Baptist Memorial-Booneville, Baptist Memorial-Union County, Hardin Medical Center, Iuka Hospital (affiliate of North Mississippi Medical Center), Tippah County Hospital, Mitias Orthopaedics (New Albany, MS), Magnolia Orthopaedics (Corinth, MS), and Ortho-Express (Corinth/Tupelo).





Admissions Requirements

Due to COVID-19, students will not be required to complete the observation. Do not contact any of the clinical sites for an observation. You will not be allowed to enter the facility and the facilities are extremely busy at this time. Again, the observation is NOT required to apply for the August 2021 admissions.

Radiologic Technology Program Applications are due on or before May 1 to be considered for FALL admission. Please email to hrharrelson@nemcc.edu instead of using regular mail.

Applicants are responsible for requesting that transcripts from other institutions be sent to the records office before the application deadline. Interviews will be conducted beginning in January of each year. Please call the program director, Mrs. Hope R. Harrelson, to schedule your interview. Completed applications and interview must be received/completed 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 (updated March 24, 2021).

  • ENG 1113 (Eng Comp I)
  • CSC 1123 (Computer Applications)
  • PSY 1513 (Gen Psych) or SOC 2113 (Intro to Sociology)
  • MAT 1313 (College Algebra)
  • ART 1113 (Art Appreciation) or MUS 1113 (Music Appreciation)
  • BIO 2514 (Anatomy and Physiology I + lab)
  • BIO 2524 (Anatomy and Physiology II + lab)

Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting

Prior to beginning the program all students must undergo a criminal background check by fingerprinting. The cost of this is $50.00 and must be paid by money order to NEMCC.

A student's admission status will be reviewed and withdrawn should there be proof of a disqualifying offense on the criminal background check. The student will then receive information from the Enrollment Services Office regarding alternative educational options.

Mission Statement

The mission of the NEMCC Radiologic Technology Program is to instill the value of lifelong learning and professionalism in students, graduates and faculty and to provide the students with an education in radiologic technology that prepares them for the ARRT certification examination and employment as an entry-level Registered Radiologic Technologist

Accreditation

The NEMCC Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology) is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. To learn more you may contact the JRCERT at:

20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
http://www.jrcert.org
mail@jrcert.org

 

Accreditation Status

Northeast Mississippi Community College Radiologic Technology Program is a currently accredited radiography program by the JRCERT for a period of 8 years with the next renewal scheduled for 2025.  Last reaffirmation 2017. 

 

JRCERT Position Statement on Mammography Clinical Rotations

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Standards for an Accredited Program in Radiography are designed to promote academic excellence, patient safety, and quality healthcare.  The JRCERT accreditation process offers a means of providing assurance to the public that a program meets specific quality standards.  The process helps to maintain program quality and stimulates program improvement through program assessment.

Standard One- Objective 1.2 of the JRCERT Standards requires a program to document that it “provides equitable learning opportunities for all students.”

The JRCERT notes that equitable means dealing fairly with all concerned.  It does not necessarily mean equal.

NEMCC will make every effort to place a male student in a mammography clinical rotation if requested; however, the program will not be expected to attempt to override clinical site policies that restrict mammography rotations to female students.  Male students should be advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and, in fact, would be very unlikely.

 

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will develop competency as an entry-level radiographer.
    SLO 1.1 Students will be able to perform routine exams
    SLO 1.2 Students demonstrate procedures in patient care
    SLO 1.3 Students will demonstrate radiation protection
  2. Students will be able to communicate effectively.
    SLO 2.1 Students will effectively communicate with patients
    SLO 2.2 Students will demonstrate effective written communication
  3. Students will think critically and analytically.
    SLO 3.1 Students will adapt procedure protocol for non-routine procedures (i.e. trauma)
    SLO 3.2 Students will identify diagnostic quality images and correct non-quality images accordingly
  4. The student demonstrates the values and ethics of a radiographer and an understanding of professional development and lifelong learning.
    SLO 4.1 Students will demonstrate professional behavior
    SLO 4.2 Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key professional organizations (ARRT, JRCERT, ASRT)
  5. Students will be prepared for immediate employment as a radiologic technologist or continuing studies in the field of diagnostic imaging.
    SLO 5.1 Students will find employment in an imaging modality
    SLO 5.2 Students will pass a National Certification Examination
    SLO 5.3 Employers of RT graduates will be satisfied with job performance
    SLO 5.4 Students who start the program will finish the program
    SLO 5.5 Graduates will feel that they were adequately prepared

Program Effectiveness

Assessment Plans

Program Effectiveness data


JCERT Program Effectiveness data (2016-2020)

Additional Resources

Student Handbook

The student handbook provides valuable information to current and prospective students. Program goals, academic and clinical policies, course information, and information on student activities are provided in one convenient location.