LSC-Montgomery Medical Radiologic Technology

Radiology and medical imaging are exciting fields within the healthcare industry. Lone Star College-Montgomery’s radiologic technology program capitalizes on expanding opportunities by partnering directly with area hospitals and clinics to provide a unique, two-year associate of applied science (AAS) degree plan. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

 


Information Sessions

In order to assist in your learning more about Medical Radiologic Technology as a career and the particular requirements of our program, you are strongly encouraged to attend an information session. No reservations are needed. These sessions are held on the LSC-Montgomery campus.
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm B-102
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  B-102
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  B-102
Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  B-102
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  B-102

Topics to be discussed:

  • The profession of medical radiologic technology
  • Requirements for admission to the medical radiologic technology program
  • Timetable for the application & admission process
  • Preparing yourself for application
  • Medical radiologic technology program courses & sequence

Important Dates:

Application period starts: July 14, 2014
Application period ends: October 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. 
PSB Testing dates:  July 14, 2014 - October 3, 2014

 

Mission Statement

The mission of Lone Star College Montgomery, Medical Radiologic Technology Programs, is to provide a comprehensive education of structured learning experiences and to assist in meeting the community’s need for medical imaging professionals.  The program’s curriculum combines didactic and clinical education experiences to enable the student to acquire knowledge; develop medical imaging skills; professional values; and the desire for life-long learning.  Graduates of the programs are effectively prepared for entry-level positions in the medical radiologic technology profession.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal #1: Graduate entry-level Medical Radiologic Technologists, who are effectively prepared to pass the ARRT National Certification/ Credentialing Examination at first attempt.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. MRT students will complete the program in 24 months and graduate with an AAS degree
  2. MRT graduates will pass the ARRT national credentialing exam, at first attempt, within six months after graduation.
  3. MRT graduates will be employed in the Radiologic Technology profession within 6 months after graduation.

Goal #2: Develop clinical competency in program students

Student Learning Outcomes:

    a. MRT students will demonstrate radiographic procedures/positioning skills

    b. MRT students will select and apply correct exposure technique factors

    c. MRT students will demonstrate the practice of adequate radiation protection

    d. Employers will be satisfied with MRT graduates’ entry-level clinical competencies and job performances.

Goal #3: Develop effective communication skills in program students

Student Learning Outcomes:

    a. MRT students will demonstrate proficiency in written communication skills.

    b. MRT students will demonstrate proficiency in oral communication skills.

Goal #4: Develop critical thinking skills in program students

Student Learning Outcomes:

    a. MRT students will critically analyze radiographic images and determine diagnostic quality

Goal #5: Develop professionalism in program students

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. MRT students will demonstrate professional work ethic
  2. MRT students will summarize the value of professional development and life-long learning

 

Program Overview

Lone Star College offers a two-year, Associate of Applied Science degree program in Medical Radiologic Technology.  Students enrolled in the program receive classroom instructions (didactic education) at the college and clinical education experiences at affiliated hospitals and clinics.  Radiography education is a competency-based education, which exposes the student to the underlying principles of radiologic sciences and varieties of hands-on learning experiences that enable the student to acquire knowledge; develop and enhance imaging skills; and successfully complete required clinical competencies and outcomes.

Student learning outcomes in didactic education are assessed using combinations of unit tests, quizzes, research projects, term papers, classroom discussions, presentations, and final comprehensive examinations.  Clinical education learning outcomes and skill development are assessed by way of clinical competency demonstrations and testing in program laboratories and at affiliated clinical education sites.  Students receive letter grades in both didactic and clinical courses at the end of each semester, and they are required to achieve and maintain a grade of “C” (75%) or better in each course, in order to continue in the program and graduate.  Program graduates are effectively prepared to pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) national certification/ credentialing examination at first attempt.

 

Lone Star College-Montgomery, MRT Sequence of Courses

Sequence of Courses

Clinical Affiliates

Program Effectiveness and Outcomes Assessment Data

December 2009 - December 2013 Program Effectiveness and Outcomes Data

JRCERT Portal for National Program Annual Report/ Program Effectiveness Data                                                                                                                           https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx

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