The Radiologic Technology Program at Brookdale
The Radiologic Technology Program is part of the Health Sciences Division at Brookdale Community College. Other fields of study in this division include Nursing and Respiratory Therapy.
The Radiologic Technology Program will lead to an Associate Degree in Applied Science and is designed for immediate employment upon graduation. However, many students choose to continue in a bachelor’s degree program at another institution. Some of the schools where BCC graduates have enrolled include Rutger’s University, Monmouth University, Hahnemann University, Thomas Jefferson University, Georgian Court College, Johns Hopkins University, and Seton Hall University.
The Radiologic Technology Program has direct articulation agreements with St. Joseph’s College, ME, for a bachelor’s degree in Radiology Administration and with Rutgers University, NJ for Health Care Administration, and Public Health.
College laboratory and clinical laboratory experiences are integrated into the curriculum so that BCC Radiologic Technology students are prepared at an entry-level in their field. Students have the opportunity to practice skills in the laboratory and then apply these skills to patient care in a hospital setting.
The program is accredited by JRCERT which provides a set of Standards that the program must meet in order to maintain program accreditation. Any student who feels the program is not meeting a Standard or has a complaint should follow the Complaint Procedure (outlined in the Student Handbook) by first discussing the issue with the program director. In the event, the issue is not resolved satisfactorily, the student will then follow the chain of command through the complaint resolution process.
Student Concerns and Complaints at the College level
Students enrolling in this program must meet specific admissions requirements in addition to applying to the college. The admissions requirements are outlined in the admissions packet.
Make an appointment with Cathy Goode, Health Science Counselor, to discuss general education coursework and transferability of courses taken at other institutions before registering for any general education courses. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment through advisor trac.
For additional information on the transfer of credits, go to transfer students.
Health clearance from a physician or a nurse practitioner is required before the student can participate in clinical laboratory experiences. Students must meet the technical requirements necessary to perform the professional duties of a radiologic technologist.
Criminal History Background Checks
Clinical agencies mandate criminal history checks for all individuals engaged in inpatient care, and all students must undergo criminal history background checks. These checks are conducted by an external vendor, and the information is sent to the College and to clinical agencies. Agency personnel will evaluate the information they receive and, in their sole discretion, make the final determination as to each student’s ability to continue to engage in inpatient care in their agency. If a student is denied clinical placement by any clinical agency due to criminal history information, that student will be dropped from the program.
Clinical agencies require evidence of a negative drug screening before the start of the clinical experience. You will be given the information to obtain drug screening prior to starting clinical. Re-testing is required annually.
These screenings are conducted by the external vendor, and the information is sent to the student and to the College.
If an initial drug screen is positive without documentation of medical necessity or a prospective student refuses to complete the drug screen, the student will not be allowed to enter into the health program.
If an initial drug screen comes back with a “Negative – Dilute” result, the student will be allowed one additional re-test at their own expense.
If the second test result is a normal (not dilute) negative, the test is considered complete and satisfies the program requirement of a normal drug screen. If the second test result shows a “Negative – Dilute” result, the results will be reported to the clinical agency.
If a student is denied clinical placement by any clinical agency due to drug screening test results, the student will be dismissed from the program. As a result, the student will not be able to complete the requirements of the program.
The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, JRCERT, located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182 (Phone: 312-704-5300) and the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners, located at 25 Arctic Parkway, Trenton, NJ 08625 (Phone 609-984-5890).