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  Dec 11, 2017
 
2017-2018 College Catalog

Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences


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Departmental Program Requirements

General Requirements Regardless of Specific Program of Study
  1. For applicants applying directly into any associate degree program:
    • Complete work equal to standard high school course with satisfactory achievement (grade of “C” of better) in algebra and chemistry within the previous five years;
    • SAT score of 900 on the 2005 SAT or 980 on the 2016 SAT or above (or comparable ACT score). SAT score is the combined total of only the verbal and math portions of the exam.
    • Incoming students are placed in Educational Enrichment courses based on their SAT or ACT or Accuplacer scores;
    • Complete all required Educational Enrichment courses with a minimum grade of “B” prior to program acceptance;
    • Failure to complete all required EE course work may delay graduation.
    • A student who is admitted as a pre-medical imaging students or coded as pre-medical imaging during a break in enrollment in the program directly must earn a grade of “C” or better in all core courses and courses outside the major. Once the student is matriculated fully into the program, grades of “D” or better are acceptable in all nonmajor courses and science courses.
  2. It is important that students take the required science coursework, as prescribed by their academic advisor. Failure to do so may delay graduation.
  3. Students that are attending a clinical have multiple requirements that need to be completed and submitted electronically. A clinical experience will not be permitted without a physical exam, titers to ensure immunity to Mumps, Rubella, Rubeola, and Varicella, immunization information for Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis, and Influenza, and a two- step Tuberculosis test. The Health Service Department assists students in creating an account and using a Certified Profile system to upload documentation for approval and tracking.
  4. Students are required to have a current clear urine drug screen, submit to a criminal record check, an FBI fingerprint record check and have a child abuse history clearance.
  5. Students in a Health Studies Division curriculum are assessed a one-time fee to cover incidental expenses connected with your program’s clinical education. One American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED), one urine drug screening, one criminal record check, one FBI fingerprint record check, and one child abuse clearance (if required) are included in the fee. If additional criminal record checks, child abuse clearances or urine drug screens are required, the student will be responsible for any additional costs associated with updating their requirements.
  6. Students are required to have and maintain a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (Adult, Child, Infant and AED) for the duration of their clinical experience.
  7. The associate and bachelor degree programs in Medical Imaging, Ultrasonography, and Nuclear Medicine programs may require part-time or full-time summer clinical work.
  8. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites and are responsible for their own room and board during the course, if necessary. Students may be required to relocate due to clinical sites being at a distance.
  9. Students in the 2+2 Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences program, who are transferring credits which apply towards the associate degree requirements, may take courses needed for the bachelor degree during their time in the associate degree program with approval of their academic advisor.
  10. Please note: Program requirements may be changed as changes in the national standards occur.

For acceptance at the Advanced Level:

Current Registered Technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists OR Completion of an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography must provide documentation of certification through the American of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Specific Ultrasonography Program Requirements (Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, or 2+2 Program)
  1. For entrance into the ultrasonography courses in the 2+2 Medical Imaging/Ultrasonography program, students must first complete the first two years of coursework in radiologic technology.
  2. For Radiographers with a hospital diploma in Radiography and graduates of an Associate Degree in Radiography they must possess an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography or provide documentation of certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  3. The associate degree program in Ultrasonography program requires summer clinical course work. In the bachelor degree program, students will complete full-time clinical course work during the summer between the second and third years in the Ultrasonography program.
  4. If all program prerequisites for the Bachelor of Science Ultrasonography program are not completed prior to the start of the fall semester ultrasonography coursework, the student will be placed into the PSUSP Track.
  5. Students must attempt the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) exam during Summer I, the semester before the first clinical rotation.
  6. It is recommended that graduating Ultrasound students in the Medical Imaging and Sciences department should sit for the American Registry of Radiologic (ARRT) for Ultrasound or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) no later than four weeks after their May graduation date.
  7. A total of 15 students will be accepted into the Ultrasound program.
  8. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites and are responsible for their own room and board during the course, if necessary. Students may be required to relocate due to clinical sites being at a distance. Ultrasound clinical placements are based on curriculum GPA.
Specifics: Nuclear Medicine Therapy Concentration (2+2 or Bachelor of Science Degree)
  1. For acceptance at the Advanced Level, the students must:
    • be current Registered Radiologic Technologist and provide documentation of certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or have completed an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography.
    • Students, depending on the number of transfer credits, may be accepted as a Junior.
  2. Because this is an articulation program with Findlay University, students should:
    • Apply to Findlay University not later than one year before matriculation.
    • Apply for graduation at the end of their junior year. Students in the articulation program will participate in Commencement at the College at the end of their senior year. However, students do not officially have their degrees conferred until the completion of their clinical rotation in the summer of their senior year.
    • Send their official transcript from Findlay University directly to the Registrar’s Office at the end of their fall, spring, and summer semesters at Findlay University.
Specifics: Radiation Therapy Concentration (3+1 or Bachelor of Science Degree)

For acceptance at the Advanced Level, the students must:

  • be a current Registered Radiologic Technologist and provide documentation of certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and have completed an Associate of Science Degree in Radiography.
  • Admission into the Radiation Therapy program at Washburn University is not guaranteed, is contingent on a GPA of 3.0, and all applicants from MAC will be included with the total number of candidates the University receives.

Students, depending on the number of transfer credits, ARRT certification in radiography, and associate degree completed, may be accepted as a Junior.

Because this is an articulation program with Washburn University, students should:

  • Mail completed application, postmarked no later than February 1, to Washburn University in your junior year.
  • Apply for graduation from MAC at the end of their junior year. Students in the articulation program will participate in Commencement at the College at the end of their senior year. However, students do not officially have their degrees conferred until the completion of all coursework in the summer of their senior year.
  • Send their official transcript from Washburn University directly to the Registrar’s Office at the end of their fall, spring, and summer semesters at Washburn University.

Programs

    Associate of Science
    Bachelor of Science

    Courses

      Diagnostic Medical SonographyRadiographyVascular Sonography

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