Radiographic Imaging (Consortium Program)This program is available at the Start here, finish there location.
As a member of the Northwest Ohio Allied Health Education Consortium, Clark State College is able to bring an associate degree in Radiographic Imaging to Clark State students.This consortium allows Clark State students to complete their general education and basic classes through Clark State at one of its campuses or online. Students are also enrolled at Rhodes State. Technical courses are taught by Rhodes State faculty through distance learning via online format. Students will need to travel to the Rhodes State campus in Lima for skills lab instruction and hands-on practice approximately once a week. Clinical learning experiences will be scheduled in regional healthcare facilities. A very important aspect of the Radiographic Imaging consortium program is that these clinical seats are reserved for qualified Clark State students living in Clark State's service area.
Information about the consortium is available at the consortium web site. Specific information about the Radiographic Imaging program is available on Rhodes State web site.
The technical courses in the Radiographic Imaging program start each year in fall semester (August). Seats for the program are filled with qualified applicants. Clark State applicants for this program must also apply to Rhodes State online. Students should indicate they are applying to the Northwest Ohio Allied Health Education Consortium and that they are from Clark State by checking the appropriate boxes at the top of the application. Seats are limited so students are encouraged to submit documentation of meeting qualification requirements to Rhodes State in a timely manner.
The Radiographic Imaging Program provides an education in the technical skills and knowledge necessary to safely use radiation to produce high-quality images of internal structures and body systems to provide physicians with diagnostic information on their patients.Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree from Rhodes State College and is eligible to take the certifying examination in radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Graduates of the program find employment as radiographers in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, and physicians' offices.
Notice to Prospective or Current Radiographic Imaging Students
Students who have ever been convicted of a prior felony and/or some misdemeanors may not be able to participate in clinical education experiences at some hospitals or other clinical sites, therefore preventing them from completing the program. A criminal record may also prevent a graduate from obtaining a license or certificate in a chosen health-care profession. Students admitted to a program containing off campus clinical/practicum experiences will be required to submit to drug screening.
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Outcomes and Curriculum
Academic qualification for the Radiographic Imaging program are listed below as items 1-6. These requirements must be met in order to be considered for the program.
1. Appropriate American College Test (ACT) or college placement test scores or completion of college preparatory coursework as listed below.
- Test out of college preparatory writing coursework OR completion of ENG 0900 with a grade of C or higher.
- Test out of college preparatory reading coursework OR completion of ENG 0850 with a grade of C or higher.
- Test out of college developmental/elementary algebra, OR completion of MTH 0750 with a grade of C or higher.
2. Overall and program-related GPA of 2.75. (Program-related GPA is defined as the average GPA of program specific coursework excluding the Success course).
3. Complete and score a minimum score of 60 on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) assessment exam.
4. Attend a mandatory program orientation session at Rhodes State and sign informed consent forms.
5. Complete 16 hours of observation in a clinical setting with a Registered Technologist in Radiography using the Observation Form in the Application Packet.
6. Have Clark State and other college transcripts with transferable college credits for basic and general education courses sent to Rhodes State.
All students who meet the programs' qualification requirements are placed on the qualified list. If there are more applicants than available spots, students will be offered a seat based on the qualifying criteria (aggregate of calculated GPA, ATI TEAS score, the number of program specific courses completed with a C or better, and the two observation rubrics). If the qualifying criteria aggregate score of two applicants is equal, then the college application date will be used to rank order those applicants.
Qualified students who were not admitted due to space limitations will be admitted in a following cohort year. This acceptance is contingent upon re-application prior to the deadline of the offered cohort year to verify continued interest in pursuing the degree. These students will be encouraged to attend an informational meeting with programmatic faculty to discuss strategies for persistence within the program or opportunities for other health care majors with seats available for immediate entry and/or other career directions offered at the College.
Students will have additional requirements that will have to be met before entrance into the Radiographic Imaging program. These requirements include but are not limited to observation hours, physical, immunizations, background checks, drug screens, and meeting with the Radiograph Imaging program director.
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