Radiology Technician Degree – Associate of Applied Science
The Radiologic Technology program prepares students to practice as proficient, multi-skilled professionals in a culturally diverse health care setting; to demonstrate outcomes required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and program guidelines; and to apply for and successfully complete ARRT certification examination and possess the qualifications of an entry-level radiographer.
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The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology program, the graduate will have a combined knowledge of the principles of radiation protection, radiographic procedures, image production and evaluation, equipment maintenance and operation, patient care and management, clinical radiography, and current trends in radiologic technology.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the national registry examination administered by the ARRT. A passing score on this examination results in the granting of a certificate of registration allowing the privilege of using the title “Registered Technologist” and the abbreviation R.T.(R) following the graduate’s name. These credentials are recognized nationally by the American Medical Association. Graduates must hold an R.T.(R) certificate in order to apply for Radiography licensure with the State of Oregon Board of Medical Imaging. The Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Program is designed to meet the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology educational standards.
*Students should be aware that any criminal background, including misdemeanors, may disqualify a student from licensure in the State of Oregon.
Students have the right to visit the JRCERT website to learn more about program accreditation standards (http://jrcert.org). The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) follows due process upon receipt of a written, signed complaint containing allegations which indicate that an accredited program, or program seeking accreditation, may not be in substantial compliance with the relevant accreditation standards or may not follow JRCERT accreditation policies.
On December 22, 2016, Pioneer Pacific College signed a Provisional Program Participation Agreement (“PPPA”) with the U.S. Department of Education, which allows Pioneer Pacific College to maintain their accredited status and continue to participate in Title IV programs until June 12, 2018. According to the Department of Education, by signing this PPPA “the Secretary deems the institution to hold recognized accreditation” until June 12, 2018 “notwithstanding the loss of recognition of its accrediting agency”.
Pioneer Pacific College has applied for accreditation with a national accreditor. On May 5, 2017 we received notice that Pioneer Pacific College met initial eligibility requirements and that our application was in-process. The national accreditor will be visiting Pioneer Pacific College campuses during their visitation cycle between August and October 2017; Following these visits, Pioneer Pacific College will be considered for full accreditation at their Board Meeting scheduled for January 2018.
Information about the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may be found at www.arrt.org.
The Radiologic Technology program at Pioneer Pacific College is programmatically accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Information on JRCERT accreditation may be found at www.jrcert.org. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology may be reached at 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, email at [email protected].
“Pioneer Pacific was the right choice. My teachers are great and I've learned a whole lot. I'm looking to work in a VA Hospital because there's one in every major city and I could transfer to be closer to my family.“John McKey, Medical Assisting with Limited X-ray Alumni