Welcome to the Brookdale Community College’s Radiologic Technology Program website. This site was designed to provide you with information about the profession of Radiologic Technology and Brookdale’s educational program. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois 60606, 312-704-5300. For more information about program accreditation, you may go to www.jrcert.org
Before considering admission to the program, take the time to investigate the profession. Observing radiographers working, speaking with radiologic technology professionals, visiting Brookdale’s library, or searching the Internet may help you better understand the profession, job requirements and educational requirements.
The Radiologic Technology Program at Brookdale Community College is a full-time A.A.S. professional degree program. Students looking to apply to the program must meet specific admissions requirements. Once admitted into the professional radiologic technology program, the student will be in class, laboratory practice and clinical practice for 35-40 hours per week. During the first summer, students will participate in a 6-week, 40-hour clinical practicum and in the second summer, a 3-week clinical practicum.
Radiologic Technology is the professional practice of creating medical diagnostic images through the use of ionizing radiation produced by highly specialized radiographic equipment. The profession requires physical activity, such as lifting, standing for long periods of time, moving heavy equipment, and dealing with sick or injured patients. The operation of equipment requires physical stamina, critical thinking, manipulation of mathematical calculations, and ability to adapt to various situations quickly. Professionals are in direct patient care and will touch patients, communicate with physicians and other health care professionals, and need to maintain communication with patients and perform a variety of direct patient care procedures. Professionals must be CPR certified and hold professional licensure and certifications.
On completion of the radiologic technology program at Brookdale Community College, graduates will:
- Assess, analyze, implement, and evaluate imaging procedures.
- Teach diverse patients and families pertinent information regarding their imaging procedures.
- Perform image quality control activities.
- Incorporate ethical and legal considerations in the implementation of imaging procedures.
- Exhibit effective communication skills.
- Practice as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Continue professional growth.
- Apply principles from the social sciences, biologic sciences, and humanities to their practice.
- Practice within the limits and scope of a licensed radiologic technologist.