The information contained within this curriculum guide is the official Radiography Program Policies and Procedures effective for the academic year 2018 - 2019. It is the student’s responsibility to keep updated on any program changes.
The Radiography program is a full-time 2-year Associate Degree program, which combines academic and laboratory courses with clinical instruction. The program is offered on the Downtown Campus. Students complete 67-70 credit hours for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Radiography. The curriculum prepares students to become a Radiologic Technologist (RT). RT’s use radiation to produce medical images of internal human anatomy that are used by physicians to diagnose and treat disease. An RT may also perform medical procedures that evaluate physiological functions. RT’s are employed in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, corporate sales, etc. The curriculum includes course work in the supporting sciences, general education, and the core program requirements. Interested students must contact the Radiography faculty.
Because radiography faculty are often teaching, the preferred method of contact is via email.
Radiography Program/Allied Health Division
Jefferson Community and Technical College
109 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Students must attend a pre-admission conference to apply. Conferences are open to anyone interested in general information for Radiography or to tour our facilities. No appointment is required. Conferences are in the lower level of Chestnut Hall, room B25, located on Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Downtown Campus.
Conferences are at 10AM on the following dates:
Admission to the Program
Possible Additional Requirements
Preference MAY Be Given To
Retention and Progress in the Program
Students are admitted to the Radiography program once a year. To officially apply, applicants must attend one of the Pre-Admission Conferences. During this conference, applicants will be given the required material to submit their application file. Applicants must submit the completed file by May 15th. Incomplete applications are automatically rejected from the pool. Application files will not roll over to the next application cycle.
Students will need CPR; immunizations; criminal background checks; drug screening; student liability insurance; and instructional fee requirements when accepted into the program. CPR certification and the TB skin test must be updated annually. All requirements outlined in the acceptance packets must be met in order to remain enrolled in the Radiography program.
Documentation is required. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in dismissal from the Radiography program.
Most classes, labs and clinic rotations are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm. All students must complete a mandatory two-week trauma rotation at the University of Louisville Hospital. The trauma rotation is on weekend shifts from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. Participation in clinical education is required. Students are responsible for all travel expenses. The program has approximately 20 clinical sites located throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Some clinical sites are located approximately 60 miles from the downtown campus. Depending on the academic semester, clinical education ranges from 2-4 days per week. All students must complete a mandatory adult and pediatric trauma rotation during the second year of the program. The two-week adult trauma rotation is conducted at the UofL Hospital on second shift weekends, 3:00pm – 11:00pm. The two-week pediatric rotation is conducted on MWF from 7:30am – 4:00pm. the first week and 3:00pm – 11:00pm the second week. Students are informed about the trauma rotations during the admissions process and are notified of these clinical rotations as soon as possible to allow them to make appropriate arrangements. All clinical rotations are subject to change to meet the needs of the program.
On admission to the Radiography program, students must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening. This is to ensure a safe clinical environment for both students and the public and to meet the contractual requirements of area healthcare facilities. Situations in which a student does not have a satisfactory background check or drug test will be reviewed by the Dean of Technical Education on a case-by-case basis. Convictions and/or latent discoveries may serve to disqualify a student from participating in the required clinical learning experiences. Such disqualification requires voluntary withdrawal from the program. If the student appeals, the student cannot participate in their clinical assignment until the appeal is resolved.
The following offenses may disqualify a student for clinical placement:
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the radiography program is accredited by the: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRC) 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 Phone: 312.704.5300
Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam, and KY & IN licensure.
Specific questions concerning financial assistance should be directed to the Downtown Campus Financial Aid Office by calling either 502.213.2146 or 1.855.2GO-5282.
Tuition is payable at the beginning of each term. A full-time student is enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits. The summer is considered one semester.
Financial aid is available through Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Financial Aid Office. Residents from Southern Indiana may qualify for in-state tuition rates. Some program fees are approximate and could vary.
|Books & Supplies||$800.00||approximate for entire program|
|Uniforms & Shoes||$125.00||per set - required|
|Laboratory RAD Kit||$180.00||one-time, nonrefundable|
|Trajecsys online database||$200.00||one-time, nonrefundable|
|Liability Insurance||$10.00||per semester, nonrefundable|
|CBC & Drug Screen||$100.00||approximate, nonrefundable|
|Vaccinations||$200.00||Hepatitis B, optional with waiver|
Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notification.
High school graduates must take FYE 105: Achieving Academic Success within their first two (2) semesters at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Students transferring college course work into Jefferson Community and Technical College are exempt from FYE 105.
Transitional Course Work:
Students needing transitional math courses cannot take collegiate math and/or natural science courses until they successfully complete their transitional courses. Students needing transitional English and/or Reading can only take a Computer Literacy class upon successful completion of transitional courses.
ACT and Compass math scores are only good for two (2) years. English scores are only good for five (5) years. If scores are older, students must be tested again for that section.
Course Time Limitations:
BIO 137 and BIO 139 cannot be older than five (5) years; MAT 150 cannot be older than ten (10) years
|PREREQUISITE GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|BIO 137 Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4||Fall 1|
|BIO 139 Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4||Spring 1|
|AHS 115 OR AHS 120 Medical Terminology||1-3||Fall 1|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION PREFERENCE||3|
|MAT 150 College Algebra||3||Fall 1|
|PHY 152 Intro to Physics OR PHY 171 Applied Physics||3-4||Spring 1|
|ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS|
|ENG 101 Writing I||3||Spring 1|
|SOCIAL INTERACTION*||3||Fall 1|
|HUMANITIES OR HERITAGE*||3||Spring 1|
|DIGITAL LITERACY*||0-3||Spring 1|
|RADIOGRAPHY COURSES - Apply 5/15|
|IMG 104 Introduction to Radiography||2||Fall 2|
|IMG 106 Patient Care in Radiography||2||Fall 2|
|IMG 108 Radiographic Procedures I||4||Fall 2|
|IMG 109 Clinical Practice I||1||Fall 2|
|IMG 114 Image Production and Acquisition||2||Spring 2|
|IMG 116 Advanced Patient Care in Radiography||2||Spring 2|
|IMG 118 Radiographic Procedures II||4||Spring 2|
|IMG 119 Clinical Practice II||3||Spring 2|
|IMG 209 Clinical Practice III||3||Summer|
|IMG 214 Imaging Equipment||2||Fall 3|
|IMG 224 Radiation Protection and Biology||2||Fall 3|
|IMG 226 Radiographic Pathology||1||Fall 3|
|IMG 219 Clinical Practice IV||6||Fall 3|
|IMG 216 Basic Computer Tomography||1||Spring 3|
|IMG 228 Radiography Seminar||2||Spring 3|
|IMG 229 Clinical Practice IV||6||Spring 3|
|RADIOGRAPHY DEGREE PROGRAM TOTAL||67-70||Graduate|
* See courses listed in KCTCS Catalog.
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