PREREQUISITES


ENTRANCE DATE

Offered at East Los Angeles Occupational Center, the Radiologic Technology/Fluoroscopy Program starts on August of the current year (class meets M-Th from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.). The selection process for program candidates occurs during the months of March or April—before program begins.


ASSESSMENT

Each applicant must come to ELAOC’s Counseling Office and set up an appointment for assessment. Applicants will be administered the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to determine if the minimum requirements are met (minimum requirements for the reading level is 10th grade and for the math level is 9th grade). In addition, applicants are given a Radiography Examination to determine the knowledge base of Radiologic Technology.


INTERVIEW/MANDATORY ORIENTATION

The qualifying applicant will be notified of an interview and/or mandatory orientation date. All students are expected to attend. Failure to appear on the scheduled date will result in placement forfeiture. At the mandatory orientation, students receive and review the Student Handbook, which contains the policies of the Radiological Technology/ Fluoroscopy program.


HEALTH CLEARANCE

After notification of acceptance into the program, the student must obtain a satisfactory physical examination using the form provided by the RT Instructor or Program Director. The physical examination/vaccination form must be submitted 1 week after the onset of the program. Students will not be allowed to continue in the program without a valid physical examination.


CPR & FIRST AID REQUIREMENTS & FIRE SAFETY CARD

An American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certificates are due after the start of class and must be presented prior to clinical rotation. The CPR & First Aid training and certificates must be specifically for the Healthcare Provider/Professional. A Fire Safety Card will also be required.


CLINICAL OBLIGATIONS

Students must be able to attend clinical internship Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. In order that students gain the knowledge and skills required of trauma radiology in the Medical Emergency Department (MED), students will also have a three week evening clinical rotation: Monday thru Friday 1:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. At no time will the didactic, together with the clinical hours exceed 40 hours per week.

Students have to provide their own transportation to the school site and to their assigned clinical sites. Clinical internship sites include:


LAC-USC Medical Ctr.

1200 N. State St. LA, CA 90033


Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab. Ctr.

7601 Imperial Hwy.

Downey, CA 90242


El Monte Comprehensive Health Ctr.

10953 Ramona Blvd. El Monte, CA 91731


GRADING SYSTEM

Theory Grading

A = 92% – 100%

B = 85% - 91%

C = 75% - 84%

D = 70% - 74%

F = Below 70%


CLINICAL GRADING

The instructor and/or the supervising personnel will evaluate students at least once every six weeks. Students must receive at least 75% on any Clinical Evaluation. When a failing grade (74% or below) is received on any Clinical Evaluation, the student is placed on probation. Failure to receive at least 75% on the following Clinical Evaluation or any others may be grounds for termination.


TRANSFER CREDIT

To receive transfer credit, students must also submit official transcripts pertaining to their X-Ray Technology training, a copy of the current California State X-Ray Technician permit in Digital Radiography, chest, extremities, and torso skeleton at minimum, and official transcripts pertaining to the AA/AS degree and or BA/BS degree.


A passing score on all sealed transcripts must be at least 70% (“C”) or better in order to be considered for transfer credit. No credit is given for academic courses with pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades.


PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

A student must achieve and/or meet the following minimum requirements in order to be eligible to receive a “Certificate of Completion”:


  1. A final grade of at least 75% in all course work.
  2. Training logs documenting performance of the procedures performed independently and those assisted with.
  3. Submission of all required forms
  1. All required assignments, including labs completed and submitted in a satisfactory manner.
  2. Meet all ARRT Mandatory Competency Standards, demonstrating:
  3. Proper & accurate positioning of the patient
  1. Meet competency based components of the Radiologic Technology/Fluoroscopy Course.
  2. Pass the Fluoroscopy final exam, as well as the Radiologic Technology final exam with at least 75%.
  3. In order to be eligible for the Fluoroscopy Certificate of Completion, you must have a minimum overall grade of 75% in Fluoroscopy, AND pass the Fluoroscopy Final exam.


NOTES

Students must comply with clinical site rules and regulations as well as those of the school site and Radiological Technology program.


The Radiological Technology/Fluoroscopy program is very intensive and requires classroom, clinical and homework time. Students should consider this in maintaining or seeking employment during the training.



ENROLLMENT