Hospital radiology departments
Clinics' radiology departments
PLAN OF STUDY
Special Admission Procedures: Once individuals have completed the program prerequisite courses necessary to apply to the clinical part of the program, they will go through a competitive admissions process. Due to limited clinical/laboratory space, only 12 to 16 students per year will be selected to continue in the clinical part of the program.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
To apply modern principles of radiation exposure, radiation physics, radiation protection, and radiation biology to produce medical diagnostic images.
Medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, pathology and radiographic positioning techniques applicable to the medical imaging field.
Evaluate and report malfunctioning equipment through appropriate channels.
Evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic quality, appropriateness, pathology, and additional view requirements.
Study clinical applications in a hospital radiographic department setting.
Clinical duties may include providing patients with information regarding preparation, expectations, and post-procedural care requirements.
Proper care and maintenance of patient records in accordance with applicable regulations.
Computer skills applicable to radiographic requirements are examined in detail.
DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
Students earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology upon successful completion of this program. Students are prepared to take the national licensing exam required for Radiologic Technicians.
Job Outlook and Pay Info
Median Wage (MT)*
Median Wage (US)*
Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010)
Expected growth (MT)*
(projection through 2016)
Expected growth (US)*
(projection through 2018)
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau
SKILLS, TRAITS, PREPARATORY CLASSES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL
Biology and/or science classes
Anatomy & Physiology classes
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
Actively looking for ways to help people
Managing one's own time and the time of others
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION
Program Completion information was not required for this program for the 2009-2010 academic year.