Policies and Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

The attendance policies in compliance with the school must be fulfilled.

  • Must complete Didactic, Laboratory, and Clinical Education Plan Objectives
  • Successful completion of all academic courses with an average of 75%
  • Must have New York State License and ARRT examination application complete and signed by the Program Director
  • Terminal Competency Evaluation must be completed according to ARRT Clinical Competency Requirements
  • Pass two simulated registry exams with an 80%

Academic Policy

Each instructor establishes expectations for the students and arranges test and quiz schedules.

  • The instructor will follow the numerical grading scale established by the
  • program as outlined below:
    • 90 – 100 = A (Superior)
    • 83 – 89 = B (Above Average)
    • 75 – 82 = C (Average)
    • Below 75 = F (Failure)

Students must maintain a 75 average in all courses in order to remain in the program.

  • Should a student average drop below a 75 in any course during a semester he/she will be notified by the Program Director.
    • The student will be placed on academic probation, and a plan for remedial work will be discussed.
    • Should the student fail the course(s) at the end of the semester, he/she will be recommended to the Advisory Committee for dismissal.
  • Cheating is a cause for suspension and may be cause for dismissal from the program.

Appeal Mechanism Policy

This has been created to help resolve all student's complaints, misunderstandings, and grievances. The following is considered proper procedure should the subject object to reprimand.

  1. Request a conference with the Program Director and present the case
  2. The Program Director will give a response in writing within one school day.
  3. Return in writing an acceptance or rejection of the Program Director's response within TWO school days.
  4. If the student rejects the Program Director's response, to pursue the matter the student should request a hearing with the Advisory Committee. The hearing will be scheduled within THREE school days.
  5. Determination of Advisory Committee is school's final position.
  6. Should the student be dissatisfied with the decision of the Advisory Committee, the student may request a meeting with the Human Resource Associate of Peconic Bay Medical Center. A response will be given within one week of the grievance.

Radiation Safety Policy

Student Radiologic Technologists must at all times use proper Radiation Protection measured required by New York State Sanitary Code and the National Council on Radiation Protection.

  • The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommends that occupational exposure to radiation be kept AS LOW AS REASONABLY ACHIEVABLE (ALARA).

Student Pregnancy

Student Radiologic Technologists must at all times use proper Radiation Protection measures required by New York State Sanitary Code and the National Council on Radiation Protection.

Disclosure of a pregnancy by a Student Radiologic Technologist is VOLUNTARY.

PROCEDURE:

If the student chooses to disclose her pregnancy, the following procedure is to be followed:

  • The student will provide written notice of voluntary declaration to the Program Director.
    • The student will sign and date the written notice of voluntary declaration of pregnancy.
    • The Program Director will sign, date and place the written notice of voluntary declaration of pregnancy in the student’s permanent folder.
  • The Program Director and student will discuss and document the following options for continuance OR withdrawal:
    • The student may continue in the program without modification. (See Below)
      • The student is then given the following options:
      • To continue in the program without modification and to utilize maternity leave for six (6) weeks post-delivery or eight (8) weeks post caesarian delivery.
      • The student will be counseled by the Program Director and the Radiation Safety Officer to ensure exposure to ionizing radiation will be reduced to a minimum.
      • The student will wear an additional personnel monitoring device at waist level to closely monitor fetal dose.
      • The student will acknowledge ALL DIDACTIC COURSE CONTENT MUST BE MADE UP.
      • The student will acknowledge ALL CLINICAL COMPETENCIES MUST BE COMPLETED.
    • The student may take an extended leave of absence for up to one (1) year.
      • The student will acknowledge ALL DIDACTIC COURSE CONTENT MUST BE MADE UP.
      • The student will acknowledge ALL CLINICAL COMPETENCIES MUST BE COMPLETED.
    • The student can choose to withdraw from the program.
      • THE STUDENT MUST SUBMIT A WRITTEN DECLARATION OF WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROGRAM TO THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR.
      • The Program Director will sign and date the document.
  • THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR WILL PLACE ALL DOCUMENTS/PLANS/RADIATION DOSE MONITORING REPORTS IN THE STUDENT’S PERMANENT FOLDER.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The program chooses candidates for admissions on the basis of ability and qualifications without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, in compliance with federal, state, and municipal laws and requires that the applicant meet qualifications as set forth by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities

In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the program strives to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in the program and activities.

Disclaimer for All Candidates

Starting January 2011, all graduates of accredited radiologic technology programs will be required to re-take their American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Examination every ten (10) years.

  • This does include Primary and Secondary (Post-Primary) Examinations.
  • Starting in January 2015, the ARRT will impose an education requirement that only those persons who possess an Associate Degree or higher degree, may sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination.