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Montana Tech College of Technology Miles City Site
Montana Tech College of Technology
Miles City Site
Advising Fact Sheet – AAS Radiologic Technology 2009-10
This fact sheet outlines the most pertinent requirements of the Radiologic Technology Program, but it is not inclusive to all requirements.
The ARRT has a very strict Code of Ethics. Technologists must report any criminal convictions to the ARRT for review each
year. Students who have had prior convictions may not be eligible to take the ARRT certification test that enables them to
become a certified Radiologic Technologist or fully licensed in Montana. Please review the Code of Ethics on the ARRT
web site at www.arrt.org. If you think that you may be ineligible to take the examination following completion of the
program, please contact AART for more information.
Students are required to demonstrate computer competency prior to beginning the Radiology coursework. Students may
enroll in I.T. 120 – Introduction to Computers (or similar course) or demonstrate a successful challenge of I.T. 120. Students
can also submit a letter from previous and/or current employers verifying that computer proficiency has been demonstrated.
The letter needs to be written from the employer and placed on their official letterhead paper.
To progress successfully through the program, applicants should have 1) Adequate visual acuity, with or without corrective
lenses, to read fine print; 2) Adequate hearing ability, with or without auditory aids, to be able to hear faint sounds from a
distance of 15 feet; 3) Adequate physical ability to lift 20 pounds, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and perform positioning and
transfers with clients/patients; and 4) Sufficient command of the English language to effectively communicate (verbally and
written) with clients/patients, families, and other health care professionals.
Admission to Miles Community College and/or Montana Tech does not guarantee acceptance into the Radiologic
Technology Program. Students declare a major in Radiology but are not accepted into the Radiologic Technology
Program until after a formal application and selection process occurs. Applications for admission for Spring Semester
2010 are available from the MCC radiologic technology advisor from September 1 through November 12, 2009. Completed
applications must be received by the MT Tech Health Programs Department by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
The selection process will occur immediately after grades are posted for Fall Semester. Radiology courses begin January
Students must meet minimum Montana Tech Health Programs Department requirements to be eligible for
application into the program. Acceptance into the Radiology Program is competitive and based on selective grade point
average (GPA) calculated from grades received for the required pre-health courses below. Minimum selective GPA for
application to the Radiologic Technology Program is 2.75 (out of a 4.0 scale).
Students must maintain the 2.75 GPA and complete with a grade of “C” or higher (or be currently enrolled in and complete
with a grade of “C” or higher) the following pre-health courses prior to formal application into the MT Tech Radiology
Miles Community College courses from catalog year beginning AY 2006-7:
SC 204 Anatomy & Physiology I
SC 107 General Chemistry
MA 102 Intermediate Algebra
PY 101 General Psychology
CA 101 Composition I
Minimum MT Tech Health Programs Department requirements for acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program:
1. Completion of the required pre-health courses listed above.
2. Minimum selective GPA of 2.75 in the specific courses noted in the above box.
3. Hepatitis B vaccination (series of three injections). The first two injections must be completed prior to
application. We would prefer all three injections to be completed prior to first clinical. Please keep in mind
the first two doses of Hepatitis B are 30 days apart and the last injection must be completed 6 months after the first
injection was administered. Therefore completing all three injections early on in the process is vital.
4. Current CPR card as of application submission date that will not expire prior to June 2010 (American Heart
Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer).
5. Proof of 2 negative tests for tuberculosis (TB skin test or chest x-ray). TB skin test must not expire prior to June
Fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Montana Tech Radiologic Technology
Program for the Miles City Site. All candidates who meet application requirements will be considered for acceptance. The
number of students accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program Miles City Site is limited. If the number of qualified
applicants exceeds available spaces, not all applicants will be accepted and therefore the selection will be made using the
Point System Worksheet. If there is a tie to decide the last seat for the program, then those students with the same amount of
points will be required to interview.
A minimum grade of “C” or higher is required for all radiology and non-radiology courses within the Radiologic
Technology Program. Some courses will require a “B” as noted on the syllabus. Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA in
all required courses for the MT Tech Radiologic Technology Program. If any course grade is less than the expectation, the
student must withdraw from the Radiologic Technology Program but may apply for reentry into the program at a later date.
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To assure progression through the program, the student must meet the total academic and clinical requirements. The student
must show progression toward demonstrating the standard skills necessary to be competent in the clinical setting.
Satisfactory classroom academic performance does not, in and of itself, assure progression through the program.
All students accepted into the Montana Tech Radiologic Technology Program must complete the RAD courses in the
semester offered and show academic and clinical progression to advance into the next semester. Clinical sites may not be
located in Miles City, and students must be prepared to travel to a clinical site within the region. These clinical sites must be
prearranged by the Montana Tech COT Health Programs Radiology Instructor. Some clinical sites will better serve the
student to live in that community and drive to the college for the face-to-face classes. Work directly with the Radiology
Advisor to add or drop classes and to register. Failure to work directly with the Radiology Advisor may have a
significant impact on the student’s ability to progress through the Radiologic Technology Program.
The Radiologic Technology Program is a demanding and rigorous program. Some requirements are stricter than general MT
Tech requirements (attendance, no course repetition, uniforms, web-based delivery, etc.). Clinicals are scheduled on
weekends and evenings. There are extra expenses associated with this program.
All students are required to carry health insurance in the event of an accident or major illness.
All communications from the MT Tech Health Programs and the Radiologic Technology program will be completed via
e-mail with the MT Tech student account. It is expected that students will check this account at least weekly.
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain written documentation from the MT Tech Registrar regarding approval of transfer
and/or course substitutions. You must have prior written approval from the registrar for any course taken at another college
other than MT Tech or the above noted Miles Community College courses.
When retaking a course, it is the policy of both MT Tech and Miles Community College that the last grade received is the
grade that will appear on the student’s transcript.
All courses taught within the MT Tech Radiologic Technology Program are delivered via the web with a blended learning
environment. Students should become familiar with online coursework prior to making application into the program. The
blended courses allow minimal face-to-face time with an instructor for question and answers, discussion, and hands-on
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