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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 Long Island Community 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

South Shore University Hospital 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Long Island Community Hospital/NYU Langone 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Some rotations (such as Surgical & Mobile Radiography) are 7:00AM – 3:00PM

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

Huntington Hospital 8:00AM – 4:00PM

  • 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


Complaint Resolution with JRCERT Standards

This policy is designed to help resolve any complaints and other allegations relating to non-compliance with the JRCERT Standards. A copy of the JRCERT Standards is given to the students during orientation.

1) All students are asked to bring any complaints or other allegations relating to non-compliance with the JRCERT Standards to the Program Director first, in writing.

2) The Program Director will give a response in writing within one school day.

3) The student must return in writing an acceptance or rejection of the Program Director’s response, within two school days.

4) Should the student not agree with the Program Director’s response, 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 the school’s final position.

6) If the student feels that the Advisory Committee decision is not acceptable, he/she has the option to contact the JRCERT at the following address/phone number:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
Phone #: 312-704-5300 Fax#: 312-704-5304
Email: www.jrcert.org

7) In the case the JRCERT is notified, and the program is determined to be non-compliant with the standards, the Advisory Committee will meet to resolve the issue.  This will occur within ten working days of the JRCERT notification of the Program of Radiologic Technology.
 
8) The JRCERT and the student will be notified of the outcome within five working days of the resolution by the Advisory Committee.

*These policies are found in the Student Handbook and Student Catalog and are reviewed annually*