Course of Study: Radiologic Technology

Course of Study

The School of Radiologic Technology is divided into didactic (classroom) instruction and clinical practicum. The entire program consists of more than 2,900 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 July with assigned time off and holiday periods.


Daytime Classes

Students study full-time days.

First-year students meet for classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and are assigned to clinical on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm. (Times may vary.)

Second-year students are assigned to classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm and are assigned to clinical on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. (Times may vary.) Occasional evening and weekend clinical may be required.


Curriculum

First Year Courses:
Introduction to Radiography and Orientation
Introduction to PACS, RIS, HIS, CR/DR
Medical Ethics and Law in Radiology
Anatomy and Physiology
Radiographic Procedures and Lab – I and II
Image Analysis/Evaluation
Medical Terminology
Methods of Patient Care
Pharmacology
Radiation Physics – I and II (QA/QC)
Radiation Protection
Clinical Practicum

Second Year Courses:
Radiology Administration
Sectional Anatomy
Advanced Procedures – I (Interventional)
Radiographic Procedures and Lab
Advanced Procedures – II (Mammography, Bone Densitometry)
Image Analysis/Evaluation
Radiation Biology
Medical and Surgical Diseases (Pathology)
Other Imaging Modalities: MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, CT/PET, Radiation Therapy
Comprehensive Registry Review
Seminar in Career Education
Clinical Practicum

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:

Huntington Hospital (Northwell)
Southside Hospital (Northwell)
Plainview Hospital (Northwell)
Syosset Hospital (Northwell)
Long Island Community Hospital
Northport VA Medical Center
Zwanger & Pesiri Radiology Facilities


Completion 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 Completion:

  • Students must successfully complete each academic course with a minimum grade of 75% and have satisfactorily completed each Clinical Competency Evaluation to be eligible to graduate from the program. 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.
  • Student must fulfill the program attendance requirement and the curriculum/completion requirements of the program.
  • 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 and/or within 6 months of the last date of attendance to be considered for advanced standing. Students must submit a letter to the Health Careers 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
As a professional, we have a responsibility to the patient and hospital staff to arrive at the site at the assigned time. Therefore, clinic punctuality is a must. Students will be allowed one (1) absence per semester for clinical courses. Any absence that exceeds this must be made up before the end of the semester in which the absence occurred at the discretion of the Program Director and or Clinical Coordinator. Student are required to attend all academic classes. The responsibility for all materials and assignments are the students. No make-up classes are available for a class missed.


Faculty

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


Other BOCES Services

Student counseling is available through the Career Center.
Classes are available to help students prepare for the Pre-Entrance Examination (TEAS). Call 631-261-3600, ext. 219 for further information.