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Radiography

Associate of Applied Science - 66 Credits

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CONTACT

Academic Advisor: Rod Robins
Welcome Center
University Transfer Center - Second Floor
Phone: 715.365.4493 or 800.544.3039 ext. 4493
Email: rrobins@nicoletcollege.edu

 

Nicolet offers the Radiography program in cooperation with Lakeshore Technical College (LTC). Radiography program students will attend live, interactive television courses (ITV) at Nicolet and complete all general education courses at Nicolet. The entire program can be taken at Nicolet. Nicolet provides required general education and science courses, while LTC provides the core program courses via ITV. Lab based instruction and clinicals will be provided at local healthcare facilities.

Admissions procedures, deadlines and program availability are subject to change. Please contact an academic advisor for the latest information. An initial consult appointment with an academic advisor is required.

The Radiography Technologist program prepares students for employment in hospitals and clinics. Diagnosing certain medical conditions or injuries often requires physicians to go beyond a routine physical examination; they need to see inside the body, so an x-ray of the affected area is ordered. Radiographers work with patients to acquire the necessary diagnostic images. If you're detail-oriented, caring, interested in anatomy and physiology, able to work under pressure, and inclined to work with technology and people, a career as a radiographer may be a satisfying choice for you.

 

Admission Requirements

  • Submit application to LTC and the required $30 fee
  • Submit official High School or GED/HSED transcripts
  • Submit official college transcripts if applicable
  • Submit acceptable background check and fee to LTC
  • Successful completion of Chemistry requirement (high school or college)
  • Successful completion of Math requirement (high school algebra or college equivalent)
  • Successful completion of Medical Terminology class
  • Complete 8 hour clinical observation
  • Complete phone interview with LTC program advisor
  • Submit Health/TB/Tetanus Form
  • Submit Functional Abilities Statement of Understanding Form
  • Meet Accuplacer or ACT scores - see below (lower scores require prep classes)
  • Successful completion of the Nursing Assistant class is not a requirement for admission, but it must be completed within one year of starting a Radiography Clinical or be active on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Directory

Upon completing the above requirements, students are placed on a Wait List. Once on the Wait List, admission priority is then given to those who have also completed General Anatomy and Physiology with grade of “C” or better and by the number of general education courses completed for the program.


ACT

  • Math - 16
  • Reading - 16
  • Writing - 16

Accuplacer

  • Math - 50
  • Reading - 55
  • Writing - 70

 

Graduate Competencies

  1. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning, and radiographic techniques to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a radiograph or other imaging receptor.
  2. Determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic techniques with minimum radiation exposure to the patient.
  3. Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality.
  4. Apply the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self, and others.
  5. Provide patient care and comfort.
  6. Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate lifesaving first aid and basic life support procedures.
  7. Report malfunctions to the proper authority.
  8. Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
  9. Participate in radiologic quality assurance programs. 

 

Possible Careers

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the entry-level certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians (ARRT) and are employed as radiographers in:

  • Clinics
  • Diagnostic Imaging Centers
  • Radiology and Imaging Departments of Hospitals

 

 

 

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