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Radiologic Technology

Thank you for inquiring about admission into the Belmont College Radiology Program.
 

The Belmont College Radiology Program is new; however, it is the former Ohio Valley Medical Center Program of Radiologic Technology, which was known for its program excellence from its inception in 1954. Graduates have had a 100% pass rate on the national board exam for over 20 years. Belmont College and program faculty are determined to carry on this achievement.
 

Upon completion of all program requirements, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology.
 

The program’s mission is dedicated to providing learning experiences that will enable each student to deliver quality health care, to understand the values and behavior of the profession, and to develop communication and independent reasoning in preparation for employment as entry level radiographers.
 

The Belmont College Radiology Program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
 

Radiology Program Entrance Exam Application (PDF)

2020 Ranking Criteria (PDF)

TEAS Testing Procedures (PDF)
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the temporary closure of Belmont’s campus, the ranking criteria for the Radiology program has changed. In the past, students were to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam and were ranked according to their scores, however since the college is closed, the TEAS exam cannot be administered. For the Radiology program,  students accepted for the Fall 2020 term will be ranked based upon their GPA and course grades in their prerequisite courses. Those students scoring higher on the ranking criteria will be chosen before lower ranked students.

Students will still be required to take the TEAS exam before the start of the fall term, however their ranking criteria will not be based on it.

 

Radiologic Technology

A radiologic technologist is a health care professional who performs medical imaging to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. A thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, positioning, imaging principles, equipment protocols, radiation protection and patient care must be mastered in order to demonstrate images of anatomic structures, such as organs, vessels and bones.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence
  2. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills (oral & written)
  3. Students will develop critical thinking skills
  4. Students will model professionalism and understand the importance of professional work ethic and life long learning
  5. The program will provide qualified radiographers to meet the needs of the health care community.

Career Possibilities

The Radiographer has a plethora of career opportunities in a variety of areas. Radiographers may be employed at hospitals, urgent care facilities, private physician offices, imaging centers, or public health facilities. In addition, a radiographer can choose to work for the government, in laboratories, or in radiographic equipment sales and/or applications. With training and certification, radiographers may further their careers by advancing certification in the areas of radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), bone densitometry (DEXA), cardiac-interventional radiography, vascular-interventional radiography, and registered radiologist assistance.

Program Effectiveness Data

Information Transferred from the former Ohio Valley Medical Center Program of Radiologic Technology

 

5-Year Average National Certification Examination Pass Rate

Number of student graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination on the first attempt within six (6) months of graduation compared with the number of student graduates taking the examination.

Program Certification Examination Pass Rate Benchmark:  87.5%

Year Number of Students Graduating from the Program Number of Students Taking the Exam within 6 Months of Graduation Number of Students Passing the Exam on the 1st Attempt within 6 Months of Graduation Percent of Students Passing the Exam on the 1st Attempt within 6 Months of Graduation
2015 5 5 5 100%
2016 9 9 9 100%
2017 9 9 9 100%
2018 9 9 9 100%
2019 10 10 10 100%
5-year Average 2015-2019 42 42 42 100%

Annual Program Completion Rate

Number of students completing the program compared to the number of students entering the program. The program’s entry point is defined as the number of students in the program at the end of the second week of the first semester.

Program Completion Rate Benchmark:  >75%

Year Number of Students Initially Enrolled in the Program (post entry point date) Number of Students Completing the Program Percent of Students Completing the Program
2015 8 5 63%
2016 10 9 90%
2017 9 9 100%
2018 10 9 90%
2019 10 10 100%
5-year Average 2015-2019 47 42 88.6%

5-Year Average Job Placement Rate

Number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences within twelve (12) months of graduation compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.

Not actively seeking employment is defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology as:

  • graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts
  • graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
  • graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
  • graduate is on active military duty
  • graduate is continuing education

Program Job Placement Rate Benchmark: >75%

Year Number of Students Graduating from the Program Number of Graduates NOT Actively Seeking Employment (defined above) Number of Graduates Actively Seeking Employment Number of Graduates Employed within 12 Months of Graduation Percent of Graduates Actively Seeking and Employed within 12 Months of Graduation
2014 9 5 4 4 100%
2015 5 0 5 5 100%
2016 9 1 8 8 100%
2017 9 2 7 7 100%
2018 9 0 9 9 100%
5-year Average 2014-2018 41 8 31 31 100%

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