Moorpark CollegeRadiologic TechnologyStudent HandbookSummer 2021NameRevised March 20211

Radiologic Technology Student HandbookTable of ContentsIntroductionMission Statement . 5Program Effectiveness Goals . 5Benchmarks . 5Student Learning Outcome Goals . 5Program Effectiveness Data . 6Accreditation and Agencies . 6Graduation requirements . 6Faculty and Affiliates Contact Information . 7Welcome and History . 9Section I CurriculumCurriculum Guide. 10Curriculum Sequence Level I First Year . 11Curriculum Sequence Level II Second Year . 12Cost of Program . 12Philosophy . 13General Program Design . 13Program Course Sequence Level I Students . 14Program Course Sequence Level II Students . 15Section II Policies and ProceduresConcurrent Enrollment . 16Transfer of Courses . 16Transportation . 16Admission, readmission, and denial of admission . 16Suspension/Dismissal for Unsafe Behavior. 17Clinical Probation. 17Probation for clinical unsafe behavior. 17Course Repetition . 17Withdrawal/Failure. 17Advancement . 18Grading . 18Transfer-Advanced Placement . 18Advanced Placement Limited Permit X-ray Technician . 18ARRT Pre Application . 19Ethnical Conduct for Radiologic Technologist . 19ARRT Code of Ethics . 20Faculty Expectations of Student Performance . 21Revised March 20212

Section III Clinical PoliciesAttendance Policy . 22Make-up Exam/quiz Policy . 23Suspension/Dismissal . 23Program Grievance Policy . 23Requirements for Clinical Experience . 24Sites . 25Transportation . 25Confidentiality . 25Radiation Safety Policy . 26Pregnancy Policy . 27MRI Safety Policy . 28Mammography Policy . 28Communicable Disease Infection Control Policy . 29Unsafe Practice/Progress Notification. 32Student Complaint- Clinical Practicum . 33Non-Compliance JRCERT Standards . 34Complaint of Non-Compliant . 34Moorpark College Grievance Policy . 35Cheating, dishonesty, plagiarism . 37Recorders . 37Insurance-Health Accident . 38Workers Compensation . 38Injury during Clinical Practicum. 38Clinical Competency Requirements . 39Competency Evaluation. 40Clinical Progress Evaluation . 40Clinical Required Materials . 40Uniforms . 40Liability Insurance . 41Grooming . 41Physical/ Immunizations . 41CPR and Fire Card . 41Clinical Exam Log . 42Clinical Attendance Policy . 42Clinical Tardy Policy. 43Bereavement Policy. 44Clinical lab cancellation emergency or disaster. 44Direct Supervision Policy . 45Indirect Supervision Policy. 45Repeat Radiography Policy . 45Clinical Unsafe or Unacceptable Practice Act . 45Marker Policy. 45Revised March 20213

Section IV Support Services/Additional OpportunitiesClass representatives (Student Reps) . 46Curriculum Committee . 46Advisory Committee . 47Evaluations and surveys by students . 47Student activities . 48Student Services . 49Disabled Students ACCESS . 50Library Electronic Resources. 50Employment . 50Graduation . 50Pictures, Pins, Invitations . 50Financial Aid. 51Sexual Harassment . 51Written assignments . 52Alcohol, Drugs, Emotional Illness, Smoking . 52Faculty Job DescriptionsProgram Director. 54Clinical Coordinator . 54Clinical Preceptor . 55AppendixAgreement to Abide by the Polices . 58Student Confidentiality Statement . 59Repeat Log Policy . 59Direct/indirect Supervision Policy . 60Marker Policy. 61Substance Abuse Testing Policy . 62Declaration of Pregnancy . 63Radiation Safety Policy . 65MRI Safety Policy . 65Moorpark College Energized Lab Policy . 66Moorpark College Mammography Policy . 66UPA documentation Form . 67Clinical Progress Evaluation Form . 68Clinical Progress Evaluation Explanation Form . 70Competency Exams Per Semester. 73ARRT Competency Requirements . 73General Diagnostic Competency Evaluation . 77MRI Protocol and Screening. 78JRCERT Standards. 80Student Injury Forms . 96Revised March 20214

Moorpark College Radiologic Technology ProgramGoals Mission StatementThe mission of the Moorpark College Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare thestudent to graduate as a qualified, competent, compassionate radiographer and member of thehealth care team.Program Effectiveness GoalsThe program faculty will guide the student in the acquisition of the following skills, knowledgeand values:G1. The graduate will be prepared for employment as a competent entry-level RadiologicTechnologist who possesses the technical, anatomical, physiological and theoreticalknowledge and cognitive skills required by the American Registry of RadiologicTechnologists (ARRT).G2. The graduate will be prepared to pass the national (ARRT) certification examination forfull licensure as a Radiologic Technologist.G3. The graduate will communicate effectively; with clients, health care team, and others inthe health care setting with sensitivity to age, gender and cultural diversity.G4. The graduate will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed toprovide safe, high quality client care.G5. The graduate will demonstrate professionalism and will be encouraged to pursuelifelong learning and membership in professional organizations.Benchmarks ARRT pass rate of not less than 85% on first attempt within six months of graduation.Average program graduation and completion of not less than 70% per year.75% of the sampled graduates, who seek employment, will obtain employment withinone year of graduation.90% of sampled employers will report satisfaction with entry level skills MoorparkCollege Radiologic Technology graduates.90% of sampled employers will report satisfaction with communication skills ofMoorpark College Radiologic Technology graduates.90% of sampled employers will report satisfaction with critical thinking skills ofMoorpark College Radiologic Technology graduates.90% of the sampled graduates will rate the overall program as good to excellent.Student Learning Outcome GoalsG1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence when performing radiological procedures.G2. Students will communicate effectively with patients, health care team and others withsensitivity to age, gender and cultural diversity.G3. The student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed toprovide safe, high quality patient care.G4. The student will demonstrate professionalism and will be encouraged to pursue lifelonglearning.G5. The student will graduate and be prepared for employment as a competent entry-levelRadiologic Technologist.Revised March 20215

Program Effectiveness DataAll program effectiveness data is posted on the college website:Program effectiveness data is also in the attachments p.80Graduation RequirementsGraduation is a certification that the program standards and curriculum requirements have beenmet and that the student has committed no act, which, if committed by a licensed person, wouldbe grounds for disciplinary action. The requirements for graduation are:1. All required general education courses are completed.2. All required program courses have been completed with a grade of 75% or better.3. All clinical competencies required by the American Registry of RadiologicTechnology (ARRT) are completed.4. The programs required number of clinical hours are completed.Accreditation Agencies California Department of Public Health- Radiological Health Branch(RHB) 916-327-5106Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology (JRCERT)(JRCERT) 312-704-5300Testing Agency: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) 651-687-0048Revised March 20216

Moorpark College/Clinical Affiliates Address & Phone NumbersClinical AffiliateClinical PreceptorDirector/ManagerLos Robles Regional Medical Center215 West Janss RoadThousand Oaks, CA 91360Omar Zavala, RT (R)Kaiser Permanente Medical Center13652 CantaraPanorama City, CA 91402Karen Ruballo, BSRT (M)[email protected] FAX 818-815-5611Michael Flores818-375-3507Kaiser Permanente Medical Center5601 DeSoto AveWoodland Hills, CA 91367Julie Maggio, RT (R)[email protected] Bruce818-719-2525Simi Valley Adventist Hospital2975 N. Sycamore Dr.Simi Valley, CA 93063Coleen Warn, RT (R)[email protected]55- 6360 FAX 579-6041Katherine Hillard805-955-6360Providence Holy Cross Medical Center15031 Rinaldi St.Mission Hills, 91345Andrew Diehl, RT (R)[email protected] FAX 898-4451Gisho Tatsutani818-496-4490Providence St. Joseph Medical Center501 S Buena Vista St.Burbank, CA 91505Divij Sachdeva, RT (R)[email protected] FAX 818-843-4924TBD818-847-4101St John -Pleasant Valley Hospital2309 Antonio AveCamarillo, CA 93010Shelly Gadbois, RT (R)Shelly.gadbois @chw.edu805-389-5655 FAX 389-5671Kim Spencer805-988-2700St John Regional Medical Center1600 N Rose AveOxnard, CA 93030Roxie Baca, RT (R)[email protected] FAX 981-4438Kim Spencer805-988-2700Valley Presbyterian Hospital15017 Vanowen StreetVan Nuys, CA 91405Humberto (Tiddo) Payan, [email protected] Henderson818-902-2951Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital23845 McBean ParkwayValencia, CA 91355Doug Sprague, [email protected] Von BorzestowskiRevised March 5-370-4282 FAX 370-4590661-200-20007

Moorpark College Health Science/Radiologic Technology Faculty805-378-1433 FAX 805-378-1548Carol HigashidaDean805-378-1400 ext 4719Christina Lee MSRNNursing Coordinator805-378-1433Bob Darwin, MS, BSRTProgram Director805-553-4777Armine Torabyan, MS,Clinical Coordinator805-553-4778BSRTKristy McCormick,MBA, BSRTPart Time FacultyLydia BasmajianHealth Science Counselor 805-378-1400 ext 4604805-378-1433Accreditation AgenciesCalifornia Dept. of Public Health, Radiological Health Branch (RHB)Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)Revised March 00651-687-00488

WELCOMECongratulations and welcome to the Moorpark College Health Sciences Associate DegreeRadiologic Technology Program. You have worked hard to get here, and your efforts have paidoff. During the next two years you will be learning the concepts and skills necessary in yourchosen career. This will be a busy, yet rewarding time and we look forward to working withyou.History of the Health Science DepartmentThe Associate Degree in Nursing Program began in 1981 at Moorpark College and was awardedaccreditation in 1983. In 1990 the Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology Program wasinitiated, with the help of a generous donation of funds and equipment from Kaiser Permanente.Professor Jo Ann Moore, the Program Director of Radiologic Technology at that time, developedthe curriculum for the new program under the guidance of Professor Brenda Shubert, the HealthSciences Coordinator. In March 1992, the Joint Review Committee on Education in RadiologicTechnology (JRCERT) and the CA Dept of Public Health awarded accreditation to the AssociateDegree in Radiologic Technology Program. The Department of Health Sciences at MoorparkCollege was established with the addition of the Radiologic Technology Program.The Health Science Department now includes degrees in Health Information Management,Nursing, Radiologic Technology, certificates in Emergency Medicine Technician (EMT),Optical Technician, Nutrition, and Nuclear Medicine. The Health Sciences Department alsoserves the health-care professional community by offering courses in continuing education.These programs are recognized for their commitment to excellence and their innovativeleadership in education.The faculty, students and graduates are responsible for the excellent reputation of the MoorparkCollege Health Sciences Department.This Student Handbook explains the policies/procedures, and your responsibilities while in theprogram. Please read this Student Handbook and continue to utilize it as a reference throughoutyour 2 years in the program.Again Welcome to the RadTech Program.Bob Darwin, MS, BSRT – Program DirectorRevised March 20219

Section ICurriculum GuideAssociate Degree in Radiologic TechnologyAdmission Process This 24-month Radiography Program prepares the graduate to perform all diagnostic proceduresin an X-ray department, as well as in other health care settings.Overall minimum 2.5 GPA in ALL attempted college coursework.The application period for this program is February 1st to February 28th yearly.Applications must be submitted to the Health Sciences Department (HSC 120) with officialsealed transcripts from ALL colleges attended including Moorpark, Ventura and Oxnard.Radiologic Tech. /academic/radiologic technology.shtmlSTEP 1:Prerequisite Courses for Application to the Radiologic Technology ProgramStudents must complete these courses with a grade of “C” or better by the time of their application. Meetwith the Health Sciences Counselor for a transcript evaluation.CoursesNS M19 Medical Terminology, previously named HS M19ANPH M01 Human Anatomy and PhysiologyorANAT M01AndPHSO M01 (Prerequisite: 1 year of H.S. Chemistry or Chem. M11 or M12and ANAT M01 (or concurrent enrollment)MATH M03 Intermediate Algebra or higher (MATH M07 required forBachelor’s degree articulation with CSUN)ENGL M01A English CompositionNS M17 or RADT M17 Health Care Ethics, previously named HSM17Units36or8543Note: An active CPR for the Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association must be presentedbefore enrollment in RADT M10A.Admission to the program is dependent on clearance of: Health Appraisal, Background Check and DrugScreen.Technology/Computer ExpectationsMedicine, health care, and radiologic technology are highly technical fields requiringtechnology/computer skills. It is highly recommended that students are comfortable using a computer,have basic word processing, e-mail, and Internet navigation skills, and be familiar with chat rooms.STEP 2:Revised March 202110

Required General Education CoursesThese courses are necessary for the Associate Degree and must be completed prior to graduation. Pleaserefer to General Education list for appropriate courses to fulfill these areas. All General Educationcourses must be completed in order to sit for the licensure exam.Biological Science-(Recommended BIOL M01 or M02A)*Physical Science - Course of ChoiceAmerican History/Institutions - Course of ChoiceSocial Science-Course of Choice (Highly Recommend - COMM M04)Fine/Performing Arts - Course of ChoiceHumanities - Course of ChoiceEnglish Composition - ENGL M01ACommunication/Analytical Thinking – MATH M03 or higherPhysical Education (Kin. Or Dance) .Course of choice333333431*Note: for bachelor’s degree articulation with CSUN, take PHYS M10A and M10B with labs.(Highly recommend COMM M04 even if Social Science requirement is completed by taking another course)Radiography Course SequenceLevel I First YearSummer Semester #1 (9 weeks)CourseClinical Hours per weekUnits0.5222.5RADT M09 Basic Patient Care Skills in RadiologyRADT M10A Intro to Radiographic TechnologyRADT M10B Intro to Radiographic TechniqueRADT M10AL Lab5 hrs/week for 6 weeks at campus lab35 hrs. (five 7-hour daysper week for 3 weeks at aclinical site)Fall Semester #1 (18 weeks)RADT M01A Radiographic Practice IRADT M01AL Radiographic Clinical Lab I34.514 hrs. (two 7-hour daysper week for 18 weeks)RADT M01B Radiographic Technique IRADT M01BL Radiographic Technique Lab IRADT M11 Radiographic Lab I311Spring Semester #1 (18 weeks)RADT M02A Radiographic Practice IIRADT M2AL Radiographic Clinical Lab II14 hrs. (two 7-hour daysper week for 18 weeks)34.5RADT M02B Radiographic Technique II3RADT M02BL Radiographic Technique Lab II1RADT M12 Radiographic Lab IIRADT M15 VenipunctureRevised March 202112 hrs. (two 6-hourSaturdays in April)10.511

Radiography Course SequenceLevel II Second YearSummer Session #2 (11 weeks)RADT M49 Radiographic Practicum28 hrs. (four 7-hour daysper week for 10 weeks)4.5Fall Semester #2 (18 weeks)RADT M03B Radiographic PathologyRADT M03 Advanced Radiographic TechniqueRADT M03L Radiographic Clinical Lab III32 hrs. (four 8-hour daysper week for 18 weeks)2410.5Spring Semester #2 (18 weeks)RADT M04 Radiographic FluoroscopyRADT M04L Radiographic Clinical Lab IV32 hrs (four 8-hour daysper week for 18 weeks)RADT M14 Radiographic Film Critique Lab110.51Estimated Costs -Two Year Radiography Program(Does not include living expenses)UniformRadiation Monitor (TLD)Registration 46 per unit(subject to change)BooksOther registration feesPhysical Exam, vaccinations,CPR and Fire cardBackground ck/drug screeningLicensure FeesGraduation FeesGraduation PhotosRevised March 2021Included in lab fees RADT M10L, RADTM4966 unitsApproximately 250 100 3036 2000 150 200Approximately 150 500 50 60TOTAL (approximately): 6500State and National Certifications12

Associate Degree Radiologic Technology PhilosophyThe Associate Degree Radiologic Technology Program is an integral part of the Health ScienceDepartment of Moorpark College. The Philosophy, curriculum, and objectives of the programare designed to develop the intellectual, social and cultural potential of each student inaccordance with Moorpark College’s stated mission.The philosophy of the radiography program is based upon a set of beliefs shared by the faculty.The faculty believes that radiography is a helping service, dedicated to the diagnosis andtreatment of clients. As members of the health care team, we value caring, integrity, ethicalpractice, diversity, education, service and quality. It is of utmost importance that theradiographer is compassionate, sensitive to cultural diversity and age differences and able tocommunicate with the client, the health care team and others. The radiographer must becompetent in performing radiographic procedures and proficient in critical thinking and problemsolving skills to safely manage client care.It is the intention of the faculty to provide an atmosphere of learning and role modeling.Learning activities and clinical practicum experiences are organized to enable students tobecome competent and compassionate radiographers.Students and graduates are encouraged to make education a lifelong process and to stay currentby participating in continuing education and to join professional medical imaging organizations.General Radiography Program DesignThe program curriculum is designed to include the knowledge and cognitive skills as defined bythe American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). The program complies with TheStandards as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology(JRCERT) and the Department of Public Health in the State of California. The program istwenty-four months long and includes approximately 2000 clinical practicum hours. Theprogram is also competency based as required by the American Registry of RadiologicTechnologists (ARRT), meaning that the student must demonstrate competency in RadiologicProcedures during the clinical practicum. Upon successful completion, the student will beawarded an Associate in Science Degree in Radiologic Technology and will be eligible to sit forthe ARRT Exam (American Registry in Radiologic Technology) and apply to the CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health for a California license in Radiography (C.R.T)During the two-year program, each student will participate in two major clinical educationassignments. Both major rotations have been portioned so that each one contains approximatelythe same number of clinical education hours. Minor rotations for observation in other advancedimaging areas will be scheduled during the second year. Clinical practicum participation isduring the day shift only not earlier than 6:00 AM and not later than 7:00 PM. The time isassigned by the clinical affiliateRevised March 202113

First Year -Level I Students OverviewSummer Semester I: The first summer is an introduction to Radiography and is nine weekslong. It begins with six weeks of lecture and lab on campus and concludes with an additional 3weeks of clinical orientation at the clinical site.Fall and Spring Semesters I: Students participate in two clinical days per week, Mondayand Friday for 17 weeks, 7 hour days during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students also attendlecture and lab classes Tuesday through Thursday on campus.Second Year - Level II Students OverviewSummer Semester II: Students participate in four clinical days per week; Monday throughThursda

Valencia, CA 91355 661-200-2000 661-200-2000 . Revised March 2021 8 Moorpark College Health Science/Radiologic Technology Faculty 805-378-1433 FAX 805-378-1548 . This 24-month Radiography Program prepares the graduate to perform all diagnostic procedures in an X-ray