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Radiologic Sciences Degrees and Certificates

Brookhaven College and El Centro College both offer associate degree programs in Radiologic Sciences. The programs differ significantly, so please look over the information for both to see which plan is the best fit for you.

Graduation from one of our Radiologic Sciences associate degree programs and successful completion of the ARRT examination qualifies you to be a radiologic technologist, or radiographer, and provides you with credentials to continue your education in other radiologic specialty disciplines. Successful completion of the exam leads to licensing by the Texas Department of Health with Texas Medical Board as a certified medical radiologic technologist with the right to use the designation RT(R).

El Centro College

El Centro’s associate degree program accepts 25 students per entering class. Students are admitted every Fall semester (August) and graduate in July two years later. The official application filing period is Jan. 1-May 31, with acceptance letters mailed June 15

Acceptance to allied health programs at El Centro College is by a competitive selection process. 

To apply to specified El Centro College allied health programs, including this one, you must meet the conditions of one of the following three eligibility categories before the application deadline. (Note: this is a general summary only; see complete eligibility guidelines.) 

  1. Completion of the six Health Professions Readiness courses: three courses each in the Health Professions Readiness I Skills Achievement Award and Health Professions Readiness II Skills Achievement Award.  

    Health Professions Readiness courses are listed under HPRS in the online catalog.  

    For complete information, see the Health Professions Readiness Awards (HPRA) information packet

  2. Documentation of a minimum of two years employment within the last five years as a health care worker in specified health care professions with direct patient care experience. 

  3. Documentation of a current credential in specified health care professions. 

See information packets for all allied health programs at El Centro College. Each packet includes specific information on the selection and application process for individual programs.

Program Data

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) collects data concerning completion rates, credentialing examination pass rates and job placement rates for accredited programs across the country. for accredited programs across the country.


Program Effectiveness Data

 

Program Effectiveness Data 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 5 yr. average
Job Placement Rates -1 yr.93.3%100%91%95%100%96%
# of students employed within 12 months/ # Students actively seeking employment14/1527/2720/2220/2121/21------
ARRT Pass Rates100%85%95%81%95%91%
# Students passing the ARRT exam/# students taking exam16/1623/2721/2217/2120/21------
Program Completion Rate84.2%100%88%84%92%90%
Number of students graduating / Number of students in the original cohort16/1928/2822/2521/2523/25------

 

Mission Statement

The El Centro Radiologic Sciences Program prepares our  graduates  through  an  accredited  educational experience to enter the workforce as professional radiologic technologists committed to high standards of practice and social responsibility. 

 

Program Goals

Goal 1:

Students will develop specialized knowledge and skills necessary to competently and

safely enter the workforce as professional radiographers.

 

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in radiographic positioning.  
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors for radiographic procedures.
  • Students will employ competence in radiographic equipment utilization.

 

Goal 2:

Students will apply effective interpersonal communication skills, which will result in

positive interaction with patients, the clinical staff, college faculty, and fellow students.

 

  • Students will illustrate professional written communication skills.
  • Students will articulate effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate active listening skills and recognize the importance of using this in the clinical environment.

 

Goal 3:

Students will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to lab scenarios and

clinical practice.

 

  • Students will perform non-routine radiographic procedures to accommodate

               for the patient's condition. 

  • Students will identify methods to improve image quality.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking when adapting procedures to body habits.

 

Goal 4:

Through meaningful community service activities, students will discover the value of

social responsibility and citizenship skills.

 

· Students will demonstrate concern for the dignity and welfare of patients in the clinical

environment.

· Students will communicate with patients by demonstrating their ability to accommodate for their needs and emotions.

· Students will value participating in a professional organization that promotes research and investigation in the field of radiologic sciences.