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DCH School of Radiologic Technology

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DCH Regional Medical Center
klacy@dchsystem.com

205-750-5169

DCH Regional Medical Center offers a 24-month full-time program of instruction leading to certification in the field of Radiologic Technology. The program's curriculum follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum guidelines. The curriculum provides a sequence of study in the science of radiology to prepare the student to become an efficient and capable assistant to the radiologist. Students will be responsible for the production and technical quality of computed and digital radiographic images to permit accurate diagnosis of the various systems of the body. The program also provides students with education in ethical behaviors, effective communication, patient care and critical thinking skills. The program strives to provide the stimulation and encouragement conducive to a good learning environment.

The graduating class of 2012 achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the national registry, placing the program in the 92nd percentile in the nation.

The program does not accept transfer students.

Mission Statement

The DCH Regional Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology is committed to assist in improving the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of its enrolled students and members of the communities it serves through the delivery of quality instruction provided within a framework of fiscal responsibility. The faculty and staff are dedicated to provide the best possible educational environment and instruction to assure competency in all areas of the established curriculum. The program is committed to providing high quality healthcare professionals to any medical community.

Program Goals & Purpose

The purpose of the program is to provide educational opportunities in the Radiologic sciences to members of the communities supported by the sponsor. To that end, the goals of the program and its curriculum are designed to provide the healthcare community with entry-level competent radiographers.

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Graduate students with the professional skills necessary to perform competently in the clinical setting.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. The student will produce quality images demonstrating consistent and accurate positioning skills.

 

2. The student will competently identify diagnostic quality images and correct non-quality images accordingly.

 

3. Students will practice radiation protection standards for the patient, self and others.

Goal 2: Provide students with opportunities to develop and then acquire problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. The student can determine the need to modify standard procedures to accommodate patient condition and other variables.

 

2. The students can recognize emergency patient conditions and begin appropriate treatment.

Goal 3: Program graduates will demonstrate values and ethical behaviors of a radiographer.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. The student will apply the values and ethics of a radiographer.

 

2. The student will provide compassionate care to all patients.

Goal 4: Graduate students that will practice effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. The student can communicate effectively with radiologists, radiographers, instructors, and other healthcare professionals.

 

2. The student can obtain a pertinent patient history and educate the patient about the procedure.

Goal 5: Graduate students with the professional skills necessary to perform competently in the clinical setting.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will meet basic education, ethics, and examination requirements for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.


Master Plan

Withdrawal and Refund Policy: Refunds are based upon length of time remaining in the program upon departure.

Expenses:
Tuition                    $  1,200 (per quarter)
Textbooks              $  1,000 (List of textbooks)
Uniforms (scrubs)   $     250 (rough estimate depending on quantity)
Application Fee      $      25

Accreditation
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology accredits the DCH Radiography Program.Their address is:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
www.jrcert.org

The Radiography Program is under direction of the Director of Imaging Services and the Medical Advisor of the Program. The program faculty includes a full-time Program director, clinical coordinator and didactic instructor. The program also has clinical instructors assigned to each clinical education center. The professional staff of the Department of Radiology, including the radiologists and registered technologists also provides instruction.

The DCH School of Radiologic Technology is located at 408-C Bryant Drive East, across from DCH Regional Medical Ceter, a 620-bed referral hospital serving a 10-county area in West Alabama.