The Medical Radiologic Technology program is a two-year technical program designed to prepare graduates for employment as a radiologic technologist or radiographer. Radiographers use equipment that emits ionizing radiation to image internal structures of the body. Employment opportunities include various health care facilities such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, medical clinics, imaging centers and sports medicine clinics.The program provides a foundation for obtaining higher level degrees of study or placement into advanced specialty imaging or treatment modalities in the healthcare field. Examples of advanced areas for registered technologists include ultrasound, CT, MRI, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, mammography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, administration, and education. The radiography curriculum includes technical and academic courses. Classroom and laboratory activities are conducted on Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Wesson Campus and clinical experience is gained at affiliating hospitals. Upon successful completion of the program the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Radiologic Technology, is eligible to apply for a state license and write the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) exam.
The Medical Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (313)704-5300, www.jrcert.org.
The mission of the Medical Radiologic Technology program is to educate and prepare students for employment in the field of diagnostic radiography. The program is committed to providing quality instruction that provides a foundation for continuing education or advancement in the field of radiography while promoting high ethical standards in a safe, student-centered environment.
1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence with respect to program level.
2. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
3. Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills.
4. The program will promote professionalism.
5. The program will maintain effectiveness for placement of professionals in the field of radiography.
Student Learning Outcomes:
The Medical Radiologic Technology program provides educational experiences to ensure student competency.
1. Students will demonstrate retention of knowledge on exam competencies.
2. Students will be able to make procedural adjustments for exams.
3. Students will practice appropriate radiation safety measures.
4. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
5. Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
6. Students will evaluate images for appropriate positioning and image quality.
7. Students will apply imaging principle to adjust technical factors.
8. Students will apply digital imaging principles.
9. Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional organizations.
10. Students will demonstrate ethical behavior.
Special admission requirements:
1. Must be 18 years of age upon entrance into the program
2. Recommended ACT of 19 or higher
3. ACT subscores indicating developmental courses needed must be completed prior to entrance into the program.
4. Completed RGT Application Packet. Application deadline is January 1 for fall entrance.
5. Acceptance will be based on completed RGT Application Packet, ACT score, GPA, and an interview by the Selection Committee.
6. If accepted, all applicants must participate in drug and alcohol testing and a criminal history background check.
Clinical Education Centers:
-Southwest Ms Regional Medical Center, McComb, MS
-King's Daughters Medical Center, Brookhaven, MS
-VA Memorial Hospital, Jackson, MS
-St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson, MS
-Central Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
-Natchez Regional Medical Center, Natchez, MS