Average Length of Program: 7 quarters
Spokane Community College Radiology Technology program (formerly Holy Family Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and
Sacred Heart Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology) has graduated qualified radiologic technologists since 1965.
The Radiology Technology program is full-time and runs for seven continuous quarters, with a new class beginning in
September of each year. Upon successful completion of the program, the student receives an Associate of Applied Science
degree and is then eligible to apply for admission to the National examination administered by the American Registry of
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). A scaled score of 75 or better allows the graduate to use the title "Radiologic
Technologist" and its abbreviation "R.T.(R)" after his or her name. These are the official credentials recognized by the
American Medical Association.
Radiologic Technologists are an integral part of a team of healthcare workers providing patient care. Their primary
duties include producing radiographic examinations that aid the physicians in diagnosing diseases and/or injuries. The
Radiologic Technologist performs examinations at the request of a physician. The student's clinical hours are primarily
days, Monday through Friday; however, the students are required to complete a certain number of evening shifts as
Important: Applicants to the radiology program can obtain the 80 hours required on the job if the
employee has direct patient contact. Otherwise, the hours must be obtained as a volunteer. Applicants are required
to set up their own volunteer internships. This may be done at any medical facility where the volunteer would have
direct patient contact. Ten of the 80 hours must be completed observing in a radiology department. It is helpful if
the applicant is able to observe a few CAT scans, MRI procedures, and general diagnostic x-rays, such as spine,
chest, and abdomen x-rays. While it is helpful to complete as many hours observing in the radiology department as
possible, it is only a small portion of the volunteer time required. The time spent volunteering helps the applicant
become more comfortable with the sights, sounds, and smells of a medical environment and to become a little more
familiar with radiology.
Upon completion and graduation of the program, students are able to take the National Registry examination given
by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The Radiology Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
(JRCERT). A copy of the JRCERT standards is posted in the x-ray lab. Any and all alleged areas of non-compliance can
be addressed in writing to:
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
- 20 N. Wacker Dr. - Suite 2850
- Chicago, IL 60606
- (312) 704-5300
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- See the official program
outline for more information about prerequisites.
- COMPLETE APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 25, 2014
- Interviews will be scheduled by the program director and will be conducted on July
9 and 10, 2014 (no exceptions on the days).
- There will be a MANDATORY new student orientation session for Radiology Technology
students on July 29, 2014 at 5 p.m. in Building 7, Room 133.
- Radiology courses are limited to students of the Radiology Technology
The radiology technology program does not accept transfer students from other radiology programs. A student wishing
to transfer must complete meet the admission requirements for the program, including the interview process. If accepted
into the program, the student will be required to complete the program in its entirety.
In order for the program to obtain its mission, the Spokane Community College Radiologic Technology program has set
the following goals and learning outcomes:
- Students will have skills and knowledge for an entry-level radiographic technologist.
- Students will have the skills to effectively utilize good communication skills.
- Students will have the skills to effectively utilize critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
- The students will have the skills to become responsible for lifelong learning through continuing education and/or
advancement in the field of radiology.
The following information may be found on file in the program director's office or radiologic technology student handbook:
- Standards for an accredited radiologic technology program
- Standards of conduct and performance
- Disciplinary policies and procedures
- Attendance/dress code/pregnancy policies, etc.