Radiologic Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Radiologic Technology is a cooperative program designed with the Shore Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology (SMCSRT).  The program meets the needs of those students desiring licensing and employment in the community as a Radiologic Technologist.  Current licensing updates require students on this career path to have a minimum degree from an accredited institution for eligibility to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) licensing examination. 

The prerequisite course phase of the program is completed at Atlantic Cape Community College.  The core radiologic technology courses and clinical phase of the program is completed at the Shore Medical Center and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technologists for licensing examination (JRCERT) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of X-ray Compliance (NJDEP).  Only those students who complete the program training under the SMCSRT are eligible to graduate from the Radiologic Technology Program and apply for the ARRT examination and state license.

Upon having completed 68 college credits and receiving a certificate of all program requirements from SMCSRT, Atlantic Cape Community College will grant an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program is competitive.  All college course requirements must be completed and appear on an Atlantic Cape Community College transcript for an application to SMCSRT to be considered.  A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for admission.

The ATI TEAS, a standardized nursing and allied health entrance exam, will be required for admission to the Radiologic Technology program. The exam must have been completed within the last three years. Applicants must receive a minimum score of 58.7 (420) or better for their application to be considered. Information about the ATI TEAS, testing locations, and costs are available at www.shoremedicalcenter.org

For detailed information on SMCSRT's application process, please visit their Radiology Program web site.

For additional information, contact division chair, Myrna Morales Keklak, at (609)343-5033 or mkeklak@atlantic.edu or contact coordinator for Shore Medical Center’s Radiology Program, Kristin Dennis, at (609) 653-3924.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical competency as an entry-level radiographer through application of positioning skills and selection of technical factors.
  • Employ radiation protection principles to provide a safe medical imaging environment.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking as part of a healthcare team.
  • Apply ethical and moral reasoning to ensure patients are treated with compassion and dignity.
  • Participate in professional activities as described in the ASRT Code of Ethics to promote professional growth as a radiographer and support lifelong learning.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  - 24 credits  
Communication (9 credits)  
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3

Choose COMM110-Interpersonal Communications or

            COMM120-Public Speaking

3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
Choose MATH122-College Algebra or MATH150-Precalculus
4
BIOL220-Human Anatomy & Physiology I
4
BIOL221-Human Anatomy & Physiology II
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
PSYC101-General Psychology
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
24

PROGRAM COURSES - 12 credits

(* Course requires Admission to the School of Radiologic Technology)

ALHT110-Comprehensive Medical Terminology
3
BIOL/PHIL104-Bioethics: Realities of the New Millennium
3
* RADX101-Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences I
2
* RADX107- Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences II
2
* RADX108-Radiologic Physics
2
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
12

SMC's School of Radiologic Technology Courses - 32 credits

All radiologic technology courses are taken on the campus of SMCSRT, located at 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ.

RADX102-Radiographic Procedures I
3
RADX103-Principles of Imaging I
2
RADX104-Clinical Radiography I
2
RADX105-Radiographic Procedures II
3
RADX106-Principles of Imaging II
2
RADX108-Radiologic Physics
2
RADX109-Clinical Radiography II
2
RADX201-Clinical Radiography III
3
RADX202-Radiographic Procedures III
2
RADX203-Digital Imaging
2
RADX204-Radiation Biology & Protection
3
RADX205-Introduction to Advanced Modalities
1
RADX206-Clinical Radiography IV
3
RADX207-Clinical Radiography V
4
   

Computer Literacy:  0-3 Credits

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
68
(RADT) EFFECTIVE FALL 2016  

 Recommended Sequence of Courses

ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

All Atlantic Cape courses must be completed before applying to Shore Medical Center's School of Radiologic Technology Program.

The following courses must be passed with a grade of B or better:  MATH122 or MATH150, ENGL101 or ENGL102, ALHT110, BIOL220 and BIOL221. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.

First Semester - 14 credits

 

ENGL101

Composition I

3

ALHT110

Comprehensive Medical Terminology

3

BIOL220

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

Choose

MATH122 or MATH150

4

Second Semester - 16 credits

 

ENGL102

Composition II

3

BIOL221

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

PSYC101

General Psychology

3

Choose

COMM110 or COMM120

3

BIOL/PHIL104

Bioethics: Realities/New Millennium

3

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Unless identified with an asterisk, all School of Radiologic Technology course work is completed at Shore Medical Center.

(** Course will be taught on the Atlantic Cape Community College campus)

Third Semester (Fall) - 9 credits

**RADX101

**Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences I

2

RADX102

Radiographic Procedures I

3

RADX103

Principles of Imaging I

2

RADX104

Clinical Radiography I (16 clinical hrs/wk)

2

Fourth Semester (Spring) - 11 credits

RADX105

Radiographic Procedures II

3

RADX106

Principles of Imaging II

2

**RADX107

**Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences II

2

**RADX108

**Radiologic Physics

2

RADX109

Clinical Radiography II (16 clinical hrs/wk)

2

Summer - 3 credits

RADX201

Clinical Radiography III  (30 Clinical hours/week for 12 weeks)

3

Fifth Semester (Fall) - 11 credits

RADX202

Radiographic Procedures III

2

RADX203

Digital Imaging

2

RADX204

Radiation Biology & Protection

3

RADX205

Introduction to Advanced Modalities

1

RADX206

Clinical Radiography IV (24 clinical hrs/wk)

3

Sixth Semester (Spring) - 4 credits

RADX207

Clinical Radiography V (32 clinical hrs/wk) Includes weekly course & skill review

4