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Program of Instruction

Program of Instruction

The 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.

The program curriculum is on the quarter system and classes begin in September each year. The average school day consists of eight hours with the student being involved in a combination of didactic, laboratory, and clinical education activities. Classes are conducted Monday – Friday according to quarterly schedules. Total school time will not exceed forty (40) hours per week. First year students in the School of Radiologic Technology are on probation for the first three months of the program.

Clinical experience includes rotations through The Radiology Clinic and DCH Health System: Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical Center, SpineCare, Ruby Tyler and Fayette Medical Center. Evening and weekend rotations are required.

The radiation protection measures practiced at the DCH Health Systems are established at levels below Federal Regulations. DCH Health System has a functional radiation safety department. Students will adhere to the medical center’s radiation protection policies and practices.