Radiologic Technology


Mission Statement

The ECC Radiologic Technology Program empowers graduates to pass the ARRT national exam and function as competent Radiologic Technologists. The program will educate individuals who are qualified in the use of ionizing radiation, to promote high standards of professionalism, and service to patients. The graduates of the Radiologic Technology program will enrich our communities by contributing to the service workforce by promoting high standards of professionalism, quality patient care, and safety in diagnostic medical imaging procedures in diverse healthcare settings.

ECC offers a program of study leading to an Associates of Applied Science degree in radiologic technology at the Rolla campus. Students learn to use computed radiography & digital radiography equipment designed to record images, which aid radiologists in diagnosing and treating various health problems.

After program prerequisites are met, radiologic technology is a 20 month, selective program in radiography (the art and science of creating medical images using X-rays). Radiographers provide vital information to physicians to diagnose fractures, illness, disease processes, and possible malignancies.

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology. Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program will receive an Associate’s of Applied Science degree and will be eligible for The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, a national certification examination. Those who pass the exam may sign the initials RT(R) following their name to indicate that they are Registered Technologists (Radiography).

Additional Information:

Professional Organizations:

ECC Radiography Program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology.

Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300

To enter this course of study, students must meet these institution and program-specific criteria:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent
    (documentation must be sent to the registration office)
  • Application for admission to ECC
  • A placement test as specified by the college
    (some coursework requires minimum placement results)
  • Completion of prerequisites with a “C” or better
  • Minimum college GPA of 2.5
  • TEAS Admission Test taken in the last two years with a minimum composite score of 50%
  • 8 Hours of Job Shadowing
  • Satisfactory criminal background check and
  • drug screening once accepted to the program

Radiologic Technology Test

Application Information:

 

Job Shadowing Resources for applicants:

Mercy Washington
2019 Shadowing Package

Missouri Baptist Sullivan
Heather Sluis, MSN, RN
Clinical Educator/Clinical Supervisor of Training & Development
573-468-4186 x 1827

Phelps Health
Mid-Missouri Area Health Education Centers

Additional Information & Links

Radiologic Technologists take X-rays and administer non-radioactive materials into patients bloodstream for diagnostic purposes. These professionals produce X-ray films of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. Radiologic technologists also prepare patients for exams by explaining the procedure, removing articles through which X-rays cannot pass and positioning patients appropriately.

Employment Opportunities and Salary Ranges:

The radiologic technology profession is experiencing faster-than-average job growth. Employment for radiologic technologists is projected to grow 13% from 2016-2026, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The May 2018 average annual earnings were $59,520 with the highest earnings at $86,350. The average salary for these professionals in Missouri is $25.96 per hour.

Radiologic technologists find opportunities in several areas:

  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories
  • Federal executive branch (OES designation)

Radiologic Technology Student Program Curriculum Outcome Goals

At the end of this program, each student should be able to:

Apply concepts of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will:

  • integrate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities into clinical practice.
  • evaluate orders and assess patients to produce high-quality images.
  • critique images for appropriate technical factors and clinical requirements.
  • adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
  • select the appropriate communication method to meet the needs of the patient.

Creates an appreciation for the importance of professionalism and professional growth in a radiography career.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will:

  • determine the importance of continued professional development.
  • create an effective resume.

Enables attainment of the knowledge and skills appropriate for an entry-level radiographer.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will:

  • assess the patient and provide quality patient care.
  • apply concepts of radiation protection and use appropriately to protect the patient.
  • manipulate radiographic equipment correctly as needed for each exam.
  • position patients to obtain high quality images.
  • analyze the patient condition and disease to accurately select technical factors.

Students will be able to communicate effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will:

  • demonstrate the ability to communicate with a wide variety of patients.
  • demonstrate the ability to apply written communication skills on a professional level.
  • demonstrate oral communication skills.

Radiologic Technology Student Program Curriculum Outcome Goals (PDF)

Program Contact: For additional information, please contact any of the following individuals:

Brandi Grindel, M.Ed., R.T. (R)
Program Director
ECC – Rolla Main – Office 101B
500 Forum Drive
Rolla, MO 65401
573-899-8050
brandi.grindel@eastcentral.edu

Laura Ditmeyer, BHS R.T. (R)
Clinical Coordinator
ECC – Rolla Main – Office 101A
500 Forum Drive
Rolla, MO 65401
573-899-8051
laura.ditemeyer@eastcentral.edu

Molly Vroman
Administrative Assistant – Rolla Main
ECC – Rolla Main
500 Forum Drive
Rolla, MO 65401
573-899-8055
molly.vroman@eastcentral.edu

Nancy Mitchell, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
Health Science Building – Suite 105
Union, MO 63084
636-584-6616
nancy.mitchell@eastcentral.edu

Julie Beck
Program Assistant for Allied Health
Health Science Building – Suite 105
1964 Prairie Dell Road
Union, MO 63084
636-584-6616
julie.beck@eastcentral.edu

Rachael Karr
Rad Tech Advisor
573-466-4078
Office: Rolla Main
rachael.karr@eastcentral.edu