Radiologic Technology

Overview

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The Radiologic Technology program at Mitchell Technical College is a 21-month program, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program provides comprehensive training in radiologic technology. Radiologic Technologists work in professional environments such as hospitals, medical clinics, and private medical offices.

The Radiologic Technology program utilizes didactic, laboratory, and clinical education to prepare students to work as radiologic technologists. The didactic, or classroom portion, teaches the student the fundamental principles of x-ray production, radiographic positioning skills, radiographic anatomy, imaging equipment, radiographic pathology, patient care, and radiation safety. The clinical portion allows the student to gain practical experience in real-life situations. Students will attend courses on MTC’s campus the first two semesters of the program. For the subsequent three semesters, the student will be assigned to clinical rotations, including evening and weekend rotations, in various locations in South Dakota. This requires students to relocate to the area of their clinical assignment at their own expense. Students will also complete online courses during their clinical semesters and will infrequently return to campus for various learning activities.

Graduates of the program will pursue employment opportunities in radiology or diagnostic imaging departments.

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Curriculum

Award: AAS Degree

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First Semester
HS103Anatomy/Physiology4 credits
RAD110Intro to Rad Tech & Ethics3 credits
RAD140Radiology Principles I4 credits
RAD150Radiographic Procedures I6 credits
SSS100Student Success1 credit
SPCM101Fundamentals of Speech3 credits
Total Semester Hours21 credits
Second Semester
RAD120Intro to Clinical Radiology3 credits
RAD142Radiology Principles II5 credits
RAD152Radiographic Procedures II6 credits
RAD160Radiographic Pathology2 credits
RAD170Radiation Biology & Protection3 credits
HS100Basic Life Support for Health Care0.5 credits
Total Semester Hours19.5 credits
Third Semester
RAD154Radiographic Procedures III (online)2 credits
RAD156Intro to CT (online)2 credits
RAD211Clinical Radiology I9 credits
RAD212Registry Review I (blended)1 credit
Behavioral Science Elective (online)3 credits
Total Semester Hours17 credits
Fourth Semester
RAD221Clinical Radiology II11 credits
RAD222Registry Review II (blended)1 credit
MATH103Mathematical Reasoning (online)3 credits
Total Semester Hours15 credits
Fifth Semester
RAD231Clinical Radiology III11 credits
RAD232Registry Review III (blended)1 credit
ENGL101English Composition (online)3 credits
Social Science Elective (online)3 credits
Total Semester Hours18 credits

Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the Admissions application.
  • Send official high school and any post-secondary transcripts to Mitchell Tech. The applicant must be a high school graduate or have an equivalent certificate. Applicants will receive application points based on their cumulative GPA and any math and science classes they have taken. Math and Science class GPAs are also considered.
  • Send ACT scores to Mitchell Tech. Although the scores are not required for your application, providing ACT scores may increase your chances of acceptance. Please contact the Admissions Office if you have questions about the ACT test.
  • Submit an essay, using the guidelines Admissions provides.

When all four items are complete and submitted to the Admissions Office, the applicant’s file will be reviewed and scored with an objective point system. The applicant must meet a target score to move on to the next part of the application. An Admissions Representative will reach out to all applicants after their file is reviewed.

The final part of the application process, after an applicant has met the target score, will be to schedule and complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam. Here are important things to know about this test:

  • A score of 62- on the TEAS exam is needed to be accepted into the program.
  • Students are allowed three attempts to score a 62- but must wait for a minimum of 30 days in-between tests.
  • The cost of the TEAS is $65 plus tax and is paid by credit/debit card before taking the test.

We recommend high school students apply after completion of their junior year.

Next Steps for Accepted Students: Once you have been formally accepted into the Radiologic Technology program, you will be required to perform several tasks:

  • Submission of your immunization record with documentation of all required immunizations (at your expense)
  • Complete a criminal background check (at your expense)
  • Undergo a student physical (at your expense)
  • Complete required documents provided to you by program director

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete all technical courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in order to become registry-eligible. Students who do not achieve a C (2.0) grade will be prevented from enrolling in the subsequent semester due to prerequisite requirements.

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

This program allows you to bring your own laptop as long as it meets these minimum specifications:

Processor – Intel Core i Series (i3, i5, i7) or AMD Ryzen
Operating System – Windows 10
Webcam Recommended
Memory – 4 GB or more
Internal Storage – 64 GB or more
Microsoft Office is available at no charge as long as enrolled at Mitchell Tech
NO APPLE/MAC COMPUTERS

LICENSURE DISCLOSURE

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to apply for the ARRT certification and registration in Radiography (R). This ARRT certification is recognized in 48 states and will allow graduates to pursue state licensure if required in their state.

Licensure is not required in the following states: Alabama, District of Columbia, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, South Dakota.

Mitchell Technical College has determined that our program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Mitchell Technical College has made no determination that our program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states: District of Columbia, Florida, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mitchell Tech encourages prospective students to visit the ARRT website (https://www.arrt.org/about-the-profession/state-licensing) for further information regarding state licensures. You may also contact Director of Admissions Heather Kulm (605.995.7342) for questions regarding licensure.

Outcomes

At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

Demonstrate competency in the clinical setting
  • Accurately position the patient
  • Properly manipulate radiographic equipment
  • Apply principles of radiation protection
 
Think critically
  • Perform non-routine examinations
  • Identify diagnostic quality images
  • Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate appropriate procedures
Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with staff
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills
Program Effectiveness Goals

Graduates will —

  • Pass the ARRT exam
  • Perform as entry-level technologists
  • Find employment within 12 months of graduation
  • Complete the program

Mission

It is the mission of the Mitchell Tech Department of Radiologic Sciences to provide skills necessary for success in the field of radiologic technology.

Assessment Plan

Program faculty annually assess student achievement data to assure student learning goals are met and to guide program improvements.

Accreditation

The Mitchell Technical College Radiologic Technology program, offered for the AAS degree, is accredited by:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300; Fax: (312) 704-5304
[email protected]

Current length of accreditation: 8 years
Next scheduled review: 4th Quarter 2030

Faculty

Clinical Coordinator / Instructor

Program Director / Instructor

Cost

Program Tuition & Feesⓘ
$ 4000

Other Required Costs

Books / Tools (estimated) $1,332

Scholarships

$1000

4 AVAIL.

Osterhaus Endowed Scholarships

Martin and Maude Osterhaus established this endowed scholarship in 1995 to provide financial support for at least four deserving Mitchell Tech students each year. The scholarships will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient’s account the following Fall semester.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be a currently enrolled first year full-time student in any two year program Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form) Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship Applicant must have good leadership skills

$1000

1 AVAIL.

Mitchell Tech Retiree Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the former faculty and staff of Mitchell Tech.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Geospatial Technologies
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Natural Gas Technology
Office Technology Specialist
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be enrolled full time at MTC. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applicant must complete the MTC Online application during the open application period to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$1000

2 AVAIL.

Laverne & Nell Tollefson Memorial Scholarship

Charlene Bainbridge

The LaVerne and Nell Tollefson Memorial Scholarship is eligible for any program at Mitchell Technical College. Also the recipient must have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher and be a current student.
Accounting
Administrative Office Specialist
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Engineering Technology
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Diesel Power – Light Truck Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Geospatial Technologies
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Natural Gas Technology
On Campus
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Progressive Welding Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Registered Nursing (LPN to RN)
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be accepted or currently enrolled as a full-time student in any program at Mitchell Technical College. Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship

$1000

2 AVAIL.

John And Diane Weber “Career Change” Endowed Scholarship

John and Diane Weber Family and Friends

This scholarship was established in 2015 by the daughters of Diane Weber. Diane’s early adult years were spent in the Peace Corp, working at Bell Telephone and teaching German and English after college. The scholarship honors Diane’s desire in 1974 to change her career and her enrollment at Mitchell Tech to become a Clinical Lab Technician. The scholarships will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient’s account the following Fall semester.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Geospatial Technologies
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Full time enrollment in a program at Mitchell Technical College to prepare for a career change GPA of 3.0 or higher Program instructor recommendation Outside employment of 10 hours or more per week Completion of current online scholarship application during the open application period time frame

$500

1 AVAIL.

Daniel Roy Todd Memorial Scholarship

Daniel Todd Family

Daniel Roy Todd, son of native Letcher, SD parents, returned to his family roots in 1998 to care for his father and in August, 2001 he accepted the position of Executive Director of the recently-established Mitchell Technical College Foundation. Dan’s varied experiences in research, planning, consulting, and community development allowed him to focus on strategic planning for the Mitchell Technical College Foundation. In a very short time he had established the Mitchell Technical College Alumni Association and provided an excellent base upon which the Foundation was built. Dan passed away in 2005 after a brief illness but the Mitchell Technical College Foundation still credits him with the early success of the organization. The Daniel Roy Todd Fund began providing scholarships in 2016.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be a currently enrolled first year full-time student in any two year program Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form) Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship First priority of scholarship recipient is a graduate of Sanborn Central or Artesian/Letcher High School. In the event there is not an application from Sanborn County the award will be given to a Davison County resident The award will be announced in January each year and applied to the recipient’s account the following Fall semester

$1000

1 AVAIL.

BPO Elks #1059 Endowed Scholarship

BPO Elks #1059

The Endowment was established in 2010 with the first scholarship provided in the 2011/12 school year. The scholarship will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient’s account the following Fall semester.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power – Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have attended school in the Mitchell area Applicant must be involved with student leadership Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time at Mitchell Technical College and be within two years of MTC graduation Applicant must complete the MTC online application form during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for the scholarship Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.6 Applicant must demonstrate financial need according to FAFSA Scholarship award may be retained for 4 semesters or put on hold for military service Applicant must permit selection committee to solicit oral or written recommendation from instructor or administrator Applicant must live within 50 miles of Mitchell

Contact Admissions

For information about any of our programs, application, or any of our other student services please contact us:

Admissions Office
Mitchell Technical College
1800 E. Spruce St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

800.684.1969
605.995.3025
fax: 605.995.3067
[email protected]

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