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Program Curriculum

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

First Year

Fall Semester 

  • Introduction to Radiologic Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Structure and Function I
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I Laboratory
  • Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment I
  • Radiographic Technique I
  • Patient Care in Imaging Sciences
  • Clinical Practicum I

 Spring Semester 

  • Human Structure and Function II
  • Pathophysiology I
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II Laboratory
  • Radiographic Physics and Imaging Equipment II
  • Radiographic Technique II
  • Professional Ethics and Law
  • Introduction to Computers, Digital Radiography & PACS
  • Image Analysis I
  • Clinical Practicum II

 Summer Semester 

  • Clinical Practicum III

Second Year

Fall Semester 

  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning III
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning III Laboratory
  • Radiation Protection for the Radiographer and Patient
  • Cross-Sectional Imaging
  • Image Analysis II
  • Pathophysiology II
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Clinical Practicum IV

 Spring Semester 

  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning IV
  • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning IV Laboratory
  • Radiation Biology and Advanced Radiation Protection
  • Image Analysis III
  • Introduction to Computers, Digital Radiography & PACS
  • Introduction to Mammography
  • Advanced Modalities in Radiography (CT & MRI)
  • Senior Review for the ARRT Certification Exam
  • Clinical Practicum V

 Summer Semester 

  • Senior Review for the ARRT Certification Exam
  • Clinical Practicum VI

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 8:00AM-4:00PM
Some rotations (such as Surgical & Mobile Radiography) are 7:00 – 3:00PM

Southside Hospital 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Some rotations (such as Surgical & Mobile Radiography) are 7:00AM – 3:00PM

Mather Memorial Hospital 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Some rotations (such as Surgical & Mobile Radiography) are 6:00AM – 2:00PM

  • Each 1st year student will spend a minimum number of 800 hours while in their clinical rotations.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 Counseling 

Peconic Bay School of Radiologic Technology’s policy states:

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:

  1. Analyzed by both Student and Director
  2. A collaborative effort produces a specific problem statement.
  3. The appropriate action is stated including tutoring, practice, and study skills.
  4. Student feedback is elicited regarding acceptance or obstacles to recommended action.
  5. A time interval is agreed upon and a follow-up
  6. 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 “ Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)” 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:

  1.  To continue their education
  2. To participate in professional seminars and professional workshops.
  3. To participate in professional societies and organization.

Academic calendar

The full time, 24 month program begins each September and operates Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The program offers the following holidays and vacations:

Day 2021 2022 2023
New Year’s Day 01/01/2021 01/01/2022 01/01/2023
New Year’s Day (OBSERVED) *** 01/03/2020 &01/02/2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 01/18/2021 01/17/2022 01/16/2023
President’s Day 02/15/2021 02/21/2022 02/20/2023
Memorial Day 05/31/2011 05/30/2022 05/29/2023
Fourth of July (4th of July) 07/05/2021 *Observed 07/04/2022 07/04/2023
Labor Day 09/06/2021 09/05/2022 09/04/2023
Columbus Day 10/11/2021 10/10/2022 10/09/2023
Thanksgiving Day 11/25/2021 11/24/2022 11/23/2023
Day After Thanksgiving (FRIDAY) 11/26/2021 11/25/2022 11/24/2023
Christmas Day 12/25/2021 12/25/2022 12/25/2023
  • The holidays are reviewed for each calendar year.
  • VACATION WEEKS FOR PECONIC BAY SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
  • There are three (3) vacation weeks scheduled for the school. They will be announced when the student enters the program in September.