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Radiologic Technology Information and Advising
CCD Radiologic Technology
Faculty and Staff
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Amy Clemons RT(R)M MAEd
 Director, Radiologic Sciences Programs
 [email protected]
 303.365.8300
Johanna Morrison B.A. R.T.(R)
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Clinical Coordinator
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[email protected]
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(303) 365-8375
Daniela Higgins
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 Program Advisor
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Center for Allied Health at Lowry: 303-365-8300
Radiology Technology Program
MISSION STATEMENT
Supply the community of Denver and the state of Colorado
with safe, competent, Radiologic Science Professionals,
who possess the entry-level knowledge and skills necessary
to provide comprehensive quality care to adults and
pediatric patients in a culturally diverse society.
Mission Statement Pledge, cont.
Provide students the opportunity to
succeed in Radiology Technology by:
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Offering equal access to the program.
Supporting successful student outcomes through a broad general
education, comprehensive advising and support services, and a full range
of learning activities that facilitate learning needs and styles.
Promoting the motivation, knowledge and skills necessary for upward
mobility through life long learning.
Assisting the student to assume responsibility for his/her education and
professionalism.
PROGRAM GOALS
1.Students will be clinically competent
Students will accurately position patients for
radiographic procedures.
Students will learn to apply appropriate technical
factors.
Students will understand and practice radiation
protection.
2.Students will communicate effectively
Students will demonstrate effective, medicallyoriented communication skills.
Students will practice written communication
skills.
3. Students will use critical thinking and
problem solving skills.
Students will perform radiographic trauma
examinations.
Students will critically analyze images.
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Students will evaluate the importance of
professional growth and development.
Students will be knowledgeable about the
advanced Radiologic modalities.
Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
5. Program Effectiveness Measures:
According to the following measurable
outcomes:
Program will maintain a 21-month
program completion rate 75% or higher
Program will maintain a first-time pass
rate of ARRT board examination of 75% or
higher
At least 85% of program graduates who
are actively seeking employment will
obtain employment within 6 months
of graduation.
Students will be satisfied with their
education (80% or higher).
Employers will be satisfied with the
graduate’s performance (80% or higher).
Program Accreditation
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The RTE Program is accredited by:
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JRCERT
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Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic
Technology
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North
Central Assoc. of Colleges & Schools
(this means transferable credits)
JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite #2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
http://www.jrcert.org
Standards for compliance found at:
http://www.jrcert.org/acc_standards.html
What does a Radiologic Technologist need to know?
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Anatomy & Physiology
Basic Physics
Positioning
Patient Care
Customer Service
How to work independently and as a member of a team
Physical Requirements
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Full range of body motion:
 handling
and lifting patients
 physical dexterity
 eye-hand coordination
Standing, walking 7 hrs of 8 hr day
 Frequently lift, carry 25 pounds
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 Occasionally
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lift 50+ pounds with assistance
Requires visual, hearing acuity
Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)
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5 semester program
Eligible to sit for ARRT Certification Examination
upon graduation
Articulation agreements toward Bachelor’s degrees
with:
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Colorado Mesa University: BAS Radiologic Technology
Regis University: BS Healthcare Administration
What is unique about CCD’s
Radiography Program?
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Clinical Internships at Denver hospitals
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Multiple Laboratories at CCD Lowry Campus:
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2 working x-ray rooms
C-arm and portable equipment
Digital and film/screen imaging
Nursing simulation and skills labs
Computer lab
Anthropomorphic phantom
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Longest standing Radiography program in Colorado
Pre-requisite Coursework:
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ENG 121- English Composition
BIO 106 or BIO 201/202
MAT 121 or higher (beginning Spring 2015 application)
PSY 101 or SOC 101 or PSY 235
HPR 178- Medical Terminology (2 credits)
RTE 101- Intro. to Radiography
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“B” grade or better required for program entry
Strongly Recommended: PHY 105 (Physics)
Note: There is a 7 year limit for all science prerequisites
& 10 years on Math
Transcripts
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Submit transcripts to CCD Admissions Department as soon as
possible
CCD Admissions dept: (303) 556-2420
International Transcripts:
 U.S. equivalency from World Education Services, see website at
www.wes.org
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CCD will not translate international transcripts
Application Process
1.
Complete all prerequisite coursework
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Submit complete admissions packet April 15th - May 15th
Packet must be complete, or it will not be considered
Packets evaluated & scored
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Interviews conducted first 2 weeks of Summer semester
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Top scoring candidates (approx. 40) invited to interview 25 accepted
No exceptions or alternate dates
Information from application packet and interview compiled,
scored on a matrix.
Application Process, cont’d
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Top scoring candidates invited to enter program in August
Notification of acceptance will occur in late June; the next 4
highest-scoring candidates will be placed on a waiting list
Students may apply and interview a maximum of 3 times
If requested, the Radiography program staff will provide
recommendations to help candidates improve their chances
for success the next year if not invited into the program.
Admission Packet
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MUST BE COMPLETE!
Documents available at www.ccd.edu/radiography
Send Official transcripts to CCD admissions dept., with request
for evaluation ASAP!
Verification of completed application to CCD
Radiography Program application
Resume and cover letter
Unofficial transcripts from all transfer credit institutions
Two structured reference surveys (sealed envelope & signed)
Your contact information, including your email address
Admission Packet
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A typed, well-written, grammatically correct, essay-style
answer to two questions (one page each) found on
Radiography website
Examples:
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What are your professional interests and goals?
What personal characteristics do you believe a person should
have to be a successful Radiologic Technologist?
Provide verifiable date of attendance of at least one
Information & Advising session
Interview
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Attributes considered during interview:
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Verbal and non-verbal Communication skills
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Healthcare and Customer Service Experience
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Aptitude for healthcare
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Volunteer/Community Service
GPA & RTE 101 Grade
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Supplemental course work
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Preparedness for 40+ hour/week academic & clinical schedule
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Professionalism
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Appearance, Punctuality
Ability to work as a team member
Tips
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Gain healthcare experience:
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Volunteer at a hospital or nursing home
Get a job at a healthcare facility
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Research the profession to assure it is a good fit for you
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Maintain a high GPA
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Interview:
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Including RTE 101
Dress Professionally
Arrive early
Show enthusiasm for previous jobs/career
Demonstrate aptitude for teamwork
I’m in! Now What Happens?
From June to August several things happen:
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Job Shadow at a clinical site
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Get Immunizations
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CPR certification
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10-year Federal background check & drug screening
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Line up Financial Aid (at least 6-8 weeks before fall
semester)
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Prepare yourself and your family for a challenging two
years!
Criminal Background Check
This is a 10 year Federal Background Check
Disqualifying Offenses:
 Any conviction, plea of guilty or no contest, or deferred
adjudication of the following criminal offenses (felony or
misdemeanor) appearing on a criminal background check will
disqualify an applicant for admission to a CCCS Health Program.
 There is no appealing this background check. It is mandatory.
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Crimes of violence (assault, sexual offenses, arson, kidnapping, murder,
any crime against an at-risk adult or juvenile, etc.). as defined in section 181.3-406 C.R.S. in the 10 years immediately preceding the submittal of
application.
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Any offense involving unlawful sexual behavior—same time limit as
above.
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Any crime, the underlying basis of which has been found by the court on
the record to include an act of domestic violence, as defined in section 18-6800.3 C.R.S. in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of
application.
IV Any crime of child abuse, as defined in section 18-6-401 C.R.S.—same
time limit as above.
V Any crime related to the sale, possession, distribution or transfer of
narcotics or controlled substances—same time limit as III.
VI Crimes of theft—Felony has a 7 year limit; Misdemeanor has a 5 year
limit
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VII Any offense of sexual assault on a client by a
psychotherapist, as defined in section 18-3-405.5 C.R.S. in the 7
years immediately preceding the submittal of application
VIII Crimes of moral turpitude (prostitution, public
lewdness/exposure, etc.) Same time limit as above.
IX Registered sex offenders (NO time limit)
X Any offense in another state, the elements of which are
substantially similar to the elements of any of the above offenses.
XI More than 1 D.U.I. in the 7 years immediately preceding the
submittal of application
Students who have successfully completed the terms of their
deferred adjudication agreement will not be disqualified.
ARRT Pre-Application Ethics Review
Note: Required for anything other than traffic violations
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Eligibility to sit for the
ARRT Exam:
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Graduate of an accredited
radiology program
ARRT Board approval to sit for
Certification Exam
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To inquire about eligibility email
or call:
www.arrt.org
(651) 687-0048
Resolve status before entering
RT program
Tuition Costs, In-state
(Subject to change)
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Pre-requisites: $1,550.00
1st Year $3,370.00
2nd Year $2,310.00
Total Tuition=$7,230.00
Books = $800.00 +/Uniforms = $250.00 +/Fees= $500.00
Total = $8,780.00 +/- (2013 data)
$$$
Financial Aid Information
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Financial Aid Office: 303-556-5503
COF- College Opportunity Fund- stipend paid by the
state for you to attend college in Colorado
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up to 145 credits
You must register/ be Colorado resident to receive
the $$$
Sign-up at www.ccd.edu (COF)
Program Schedule
1st Year: Fall/Spring Semester
Mon/Weds 8 hours clinical/day
Tues/Thurs 9:00 - 4:00 class
Friday 8:00 – 3:30 ( 1 two hour Lab)
(start and end times can vary)
Summer Semester
Mon – Thurs, evenings or weekends Clinical
Program Schedule, cont’d
2nd Year:
Fall semester
Mon/Wed 9:00-3:00 class
Clinical T/Th/F
Occasional weekend/evening
Spring semester
Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00 class
T/Th /F clinical
Occasional weekend/evening
Times subject to change
Program Curriculum
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Physical principles of Radiation:
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Physical interactions which create x-rays
Properties of x-ray energy
Thorough understanding of x-ray equipment operation
How x-rays affect human cells at the atomic level
Anatomy and Procedures:
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Basic understanding of all anatomical systems
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In-depth study of bony anatomy
Positioning of every body part for radiographic image production
Appropriate technical factors needed in order to create a diagnostic imagee
Curriculum, cont’d
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Pathology
 Familiarity with common diseases and how they affect the
x-ray image
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Patient Care
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Basic nursing care
sterile procedures
Starting IV’s
Vital signs
CPR
 Basic
understanding of the care and treatment of the ill
Curriculum, cont’d
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Clinical Internship:
 16-32
hours each week at area hospitals performing
radiographic procedures
Affiliate Hospitals
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The Children’s Hospital
The Medical Center of Aurora
Presbyterian St. Luke’s
Sky Ridge Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente-multiple locations
Avista Adventist Medical Center
Denver Health Medical Center
Porter Adventist Hospital
Employment and Advancement Opportunities
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Steady employment growth
statewide & nationally
Second-year radiography
students often receive job
offers before graduation
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Advancement Opportunities:
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Radiation Therapy (CCD offers)
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Computed Tomography (CCD offers )
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Mammography (CCD offers)
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Nuclear Medicine
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MRI
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Interventional
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Network Administration
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Healthcare Administration
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P.A. or R.A. training
Thank you for coming 
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Call if you have
questions!
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Applications only accepted:
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April 15 through May 15, 2015.

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