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Radiologic Technology Program Information

Thank you for your interest in applying for admission to Sinclair Community College’s Radiologic Technology Program (Radiography or X-ray Technology). Sinclair's Radiologic Technology program prepares you for a career in one of the fastest-evolving areas of health care today. The following links provide additional information about the program.

Prerequisites into limited enrollment courses 

Prerequisite Courses for the Radio Technology Program
Course Title Credit
ALH 1101 Intro. to Healthcare Delivery 2
BIO 1107 Human Biology 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
HIM 1101 Basic Medical Terminology 2
MAT 1470 College Algebra 3
RAT 1101 Intro. to Radiologic Technology 2
    Totals 15

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Background Check Requirements 

Criminal background checks are required for all students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program’s technical curriculum. Required background checks are to be completed once the student has been formally notified of entry to the technical portion of the program and prior to placement in the first assigned clinical course (RAT 1111). Students who have serious convictions on their background check will be required to complete the ARRT Pre-Application procedures. The Radiologic Technology Program does not currently conduct drug testing; however, testing requirements of each approved clinical affiliate must be followed.

*Detailed information regarding background checks and drug testing will be given to students upon entry to technical portion of the program, i.e., limited enrollment courses.

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Technical Standards 

All students accepted to the Radiologic Technology program must meet physical and mental requirements. Accepted students must be able to:

List of physical and mental requirements for the Radiologic Technology program
1. reach to adjust the x-ray tube, at a height of 76-80 inches from the floor.
2. stand, lift and carry up to 5 imaging receptors, each weighing 2 to 10 pounds.
3. while standing, safely move patients in standard wheelchairs and stretchers throughout the facility, and, without assistance, assist physically cooperative patient transfers from the wheelchair and stretcher to radiographic table.
4. while standing, with assistance from departmental personnel, safely move immobile patients from the stretcher to radiographic table.
5. provide clear verbal commands to the patient who is positioned for imaging at a distance of 6 to 10 feet from the technologist control area.
6. with or without sight correction, read and adjust the x-ray control panel and visualize collimator lights to accurately center and position the patient.
7. with or without auditory aids, hear the patient at a distance of 6 to 10 feet.
8. react immediately without impediment to auditory and visual signals from the patient and related care equipment.
9. safely handle imaging supplies and accessories without experiencing hypersensitivity/allergic reactions. Students at risk for hypersensitive/allergic reactions to latex and image contrast media are subject to adverse job performance. In addition to the aforementioned physical requirements, students must not be physically dependent on non-prescribed drugs. Meeting the physical requirements of the Radiologic Technology program does not guarantee that the student will meet the physical requirements of institutions that employ radiologic technologists.

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