A 22-month comprehensive course of study that combines didactic and clinical training
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- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older prior to orientation.
- Applicants must be in good mental and physical health, free from any physical handicaps which would interfere with their work. Ultimately, individuals must meet the Technical Standards for Admissions listed for each program (see below).
- Applicants must have completed a recognized high school or equivalent. Individuals who attended an online high school, or who were homeschooled, should contact the Admissions Department to determine their eligibility to enroll.
This policy outlines the technical standards that each applicant/student must be able to accomplish.
Each applicant/student must be able to:
- Push a portable x-ray machine through the hospital, accessing elevators and narrow areas in patient rooms.
- Assist a patient of 150 pounds on and off an x-ray table.
- Carry heavy x-ray cassettes (25 lbs.) and accessories as required.
- Visually examine and select x-ray techniques on the x-ray console.
- Orally communicate clearly to the patient being x-rayed and visually observe the patient’s clinical status at all times.
- Clearly hear a patient calling for assistance from a minimum of 10 feet away.
- Stretch from a standing position to align an x-ray tube over the patient and x-ray table.(Approximately 6’ from the floor to the x-ray tube).
- Any applicant who does not meet the technical standards as outlined above is ineligible for admission to the school.
- Any student whose status changes while enrolled and no longer meets the technical standards at outlined above may not be allowed to continue to progress through the program.