Program Curriculum

The curriculum will cover, but is not limited to the following courses

First Year

Fall Spring Summer
Introduction to Radiologic Science Professional Ethics & Law Clinical Practicum III
Medical Terminology Film Analysis I  
Darkroom Chemistry Introduction to Mammography  
Human Structure & Function I Human Structure & Function II  
Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning I Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning II  
Radiographic Physics & Image Equipment I Radiographic Physics & Image Equipment II  
Radiographic Technique I Radiographic Technique II  
Radiographic Patient Care & Nursing Clinical Practicum II  
Radiation Protection    
Clinical Practicum I    

Second Year

Fall Spring Summer
Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning III Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning IV Clinical Education VI
Advanced Radiographic Exposure Introduction to Computers Senior Review for ARRT Exam
Cross-Sectional Anatomy Introduction to Quality Assurance II  
Film Analysis II Film Analysis III  
Pathophysiology I Pathophysiology II  
Radiation Biology & Advanced Radiation Protection Advanced Modalities in Radiology  
Introduction to Quality Assurance I Clinical Practicum V  
Clinical Practicum IV    

The school week is broken into two separate segments: clinical and didactic.

  • Didactic Education
    • Each 1st year student will spend a minimum number of 590 hours in the classroom for the Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Each 2nd year student will spend a minimum number of 500 hours in the classroom for the Fall and Spring semesters.
    • The didactic hours are from 8:30AM to 4:00PM.
  • Clinical Education
    • Clinical time will be rotated between Peconic Bay Medical Center and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The clinical hours at the clinical institutions are:
      • Peconic Bay Medical Center 8:00-4:00PM
      • Brookhaven Memorial Hospital 8:00-4:00PM
  • Each 1st year student will spend a minimum number of 800 hours while in their clinical rotations.
    • During the Fall and Spring Semesters of the First Year, students will spend Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the classroom for didactic lessons and Tuesdays and Thursdays at each respective clinical education site.
    • During the Summer Semester (July-August-September) of the First Year, students will spend Monday through Friday in the clinical education site.
  • Each 2nd year student will spend a minimum number of 1200 hours while in their clinical rotations.
    • During the Fall and Spring Semesters of the Second Year, students will Tuesdays and Thursdays in the classroom for didactic lessons and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in each respective clinical education site.
    • During the Summer Semester (July-August) of the Second Year, students will spend Monday through Friday in the clinical education site.
    • During the months of February for both Junior and Senior Years, students will spend Monday through Friday in the clinical education site for select weeks.

Academic Guidance and Student Counselin

  • Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology's policy states that Academic guidance is scheduled every three months.
  • The Program Director meets with each student to examine the academic record and the student's overall standing in the program. Satisfactory performance is noted on the student counseling form. In the event of a performance discrepancy, the discrepancy is:
    • Analyzed by both Student and Director
    • A collaborative effort produces a specific problem statement.
    • The appropriate action is stated including tutoring, practice, and study skills.
    • Student feedback is elicited regarding acceptance or obstacles to recommended action.
    • A time interval is agreed upon and a follow-up
    • Student and Director sign the form.
  • The Program Director can refer students to an outside counseling agency to aid the student.
    • Peconic Bay Medical Center may refer students to "The Lighthouse Center" for counseling outside the hospital.
    • The program is designed to assist students and employees in dealing with problems that may interfere with their health, well-being, and education.
    • Initial consultation is free.
    • The Procedure:
      • Students are to be made aware of this policy during orientation
      • If a student feels he/she is in need of outside counseling, they are to contact the Program Director.

Exit Counseling

  • Exit counseling is also to be conducted at the exit interview just prior to graduation.
  • At this time, the student is encouraged:
    • To continue their education
    • To participate in professional seminars and professional workshops.
    • To participate in professional societies and organization.