Course of Study: Radiologic Technology

Course of Study – Class of 2023

The School of Radiologic Technology is divided into didactic (classroom) instruction and clinical practicum. The entire program consists of 3058.5 clock hours. Graduates meet the eligibility requirements to take the national registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successfully passing the ARRT examination the graduate may be eligible to receive a New York State License in Radiologic Technology by the Department of Health.

Program Length

24 months beginning in September – 3058.5 clock hours


Program Hours

Full-Time Days

First Year:
Classroom 9 am – 4 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Clinical: Usually 8 am – 4 pm Tuesday, Thursday. Times may vary depending on assignment.

Summer Term:
Full-time clinical hours, Monday through Friday

Second Year:
Classroom 9 am – 4 pm Tuesday, Thursday
Clinical: Usually 8 am – 4 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Times may vary depending on assignment. Optional evening hours may be available.

Summer Term:
Full-time clinical hours, Monday through Friday


Curriculum

First Year Courses:
Program Orientation
Medical Terminology
Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology I & II
Radiographic Positioning I & II
Radiographic Positioning Lab I & II
Radiographic Physics  I & II
Patient Care in Imaging Sciences
Professional Ethics & Law
Introduction to Computers in Radiology
Image Analysis I
Clinical Practicum I, II, III

Second Year Courses:
Radiographic Positioning III & IV
Radiographic Positioning Lab III & IV
Sectional Anatomy
Image Analysis II & III
Radiologic Pathology I & II
Advanced Modalities in Radiology
Radiographic Physics  III
Registry Review
Clinical Practicum IV – VI

Clinical Affiliates:

Students gain practical experience in all aspects of radiologic technology as they rotate through a variety of clinical settings. During the supervised clinical  rotations, the student may rotate through a minimum of four of the following institutions:

Lenox Hill Radiology
Long Island Community Hospital
Northport VA Medical Center
Orthopedic Associates of Long Island
St. Catherine of Siena Hospital
St. Catherine & St Charles Health and Wellness Center
St. Charles Hospital
Zwanger & Pesiri Radiology

Clinical obligations: may include, but are not limited to, background checks, drug screening, travel to geographically dispersed clinical settings, evening clinical assignments and/or an occasional weekend clinical assignment (due to extenuating circumstances only), and documentation of professional liability policy.

Academic Calendar

There will be no instruction or clinical on the following holidays:

Day 2021 2022 2023
New Year’s Day 01/01/2021 01/01/2022 01/01/2023
New Year’s Day (OBSERVED) *** 01/03/2020 &01/02/2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 01/18/2021 01/17/2022 01/16/2023
President’s Day 02/15/2021 02/21/2022 02/20/2023
Good Friday 04/02/2021 04/15/2022 04/07/2023
Memorial Day 05/31/2011 05/30/2022 05/29/2023
Fourth of July (4th of July) 07/05/2021 *Observed 07/04/2022 07/04/2023
Labor Day 09/06/2021 09/05/2022 09/04/2023
Rosh Hashanah 09/07/2021- 09/08/2021 09/26/2022 -09/27/2022 ***
Yom Kippur 09/16/2021 10/05/2022 09/25/2023
Columbus Day 10/11/2021 10/10/2022 10/09/2023
Thanksgiving Day 11/25/2021 11/24/2022 11/23/2023
Day After Thanksgiving (FRIDAY) 11/26/2021 11/25/2022 11/24/2023
Christmas Eve 12/24/2021 12/24/2022 ***
Christmas Day 12/25/2021 12/25/2022 12/25/2023

Information about program breaks will be provided to students upon entry into the program in September.



Grading System

Academic Course Grading:

  • A grade of 2.0 = (C) = 75% or better in all “RAD” didactic courses must be maintained.
  • If a student receives two or more “D” course grades, he/she will be dismissed from the program.
  • Students not maintaining these minimum academic requirements will be counseled and those receiving an “F” course grade will be dismissed from the program.
  A 95 – 100 Superior Achievement
  A- 90 – 94 Above Average Achievement
  B+ 87 – 89 Average Achievement
  B 84 – 86 Average Achievement
  B- 80 – 83 Average Achievement
  C+ 77 – 79 Below Average Achievement
  C 75 – 76 Below Average Achievement
  F Below 75 Failure
Graduation Requirements

Satisfactory Academic Performance

Western Suffolk BOCES wants all students to succeed in the School of Radiologic Technology. To earn a certificate of completion, BOCES has established the following criteria for both attendance and academic progress that students must meet in the School of Radiologic Technology.

Students must meet all of the below before being certified for the registry examination. Criteria for successful completion of the program are:

Requirements for Graduation:

  • Students must successfully complete each academic, laboratory and clinical evaluation course with a minimum grade of 75%.
  • Students must satisfactorily completed each Clinical Competency Evaluation according to ARRT Clinical Competency Requirements to be eligible to graduate from the program.
  • Students must pass two simulated certification exams with a grade of 75%.
  • At this time each successful graduate will be eligible to:
  1. Apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination.
  2. After passing the ARRT examination the student may apply for the New York State License as a Radiologic Technologist (LRT) – (NYSDOH-BERP)
  • Student must receive the recommendation of the program director that you have successfully completed the requirements of the JRCERT, ARRT and the NYS-DOH.
  • Satisfaction of all financial obligations.
  • Student must fulfill the program attendance requirement and the curriculum/completion requirements of the program of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and the New York State Department of Education (CTE).
  • Upon successful completion of all the above graduation requirements, the student will be awarded a certificate.

Leave of Absence:

Student with verifiable medical and/or personal problems may apply in writing for a “withdrawal with advanced standing.” The student must re-enter the program at the next available class offering to be considered for advanced standing. Students must submit a letter to the Health Careers Assistant Principal requesting readmission to the program. The student’s request will be considered by the Admission Committee and student will be notified in writing of the decision of the committee.

Withdrawal Policy
Students withdrawing from the program must submit a letter to the Program Director. Upon receipt of a letter, a change of status will be instituted. A refund will be awarded according to the established refund policy only after the student ID badge has been turned into the Program Director.

Student may elect to transfer to another program by submitting a written request to the Program Director. A transfer will be granted only if the following criteria are met:

  1. Student can only transfer to a program currently in progress.
  2. Program Director reserves the right to approve/deny transfer based on student enrollment and sound education practice. Students may only request an inter-program transfer one time.
Transfer Policy
BOCES does not accept credit(s) from other educational institutions. All BOCES programs must be successfully completed in entirety to obtain a certificate of completion.
Attendance
A maximum of six (6) days is permitted for the entire 24-month program (excused absences). If a student goes over the six (6) excused absences, he/she must make up the time. An absence warning letter will be issues. If a student fails to make up the excess time by the end of that semester, the student is placed on probation. If a student exceeds the excused absences and fails to make them up by the end of the semester (6 months), he/she may be dismissed from the program and will have to recycle into the next radiography program if space permits. Further information is provided in the Student Handbook.


Faculty

Debra Montaruli, BA, MEd, Principal
RoseMary Nagler, RN, BS, MSN, Assistant Principal
Nicole Reimann, MS, RT, (R), (M), LRT, Program Director
Devon Hofmeister, BS, R.T. (R), LRT, Clinical Coordinator
Jacob Miller, AAS, RT, (R), (MR), LRT, Didactic Instructor
Louis J. Anetrella, MPS, MA, R.T. (R), LRT, Didactic Instructor
Madalyn Lewand, RN, MS, Instructor
Jen Santiago, Program Secretary, 631/261-3600 x244
Cheryl Bruckner, Financial Aid, 631/667-6000 x343|
Donna Cassano, Bursar, 631/261-3600 x214


Other BOCES Services

Student counseling regarding academic and clinical issues is is available through the program faculty and program director. Other personal counseling is referred to outside professionals.
Classes are available to help students prepare for the Pre-Entrance Examination (TEAS). Call 631-261-3600, ext. 219 for further information.