The Radiologic Technology program functions within the Metro Technology Centers and reflects the mission, vision, commitment, core values, core competencies and organization strategies of Metro Tech and of career and technology education.
The program focuses on the preparation of individuals in the delivery of appropriate patient care and the use of ionizing radiation to produce medical images for diagnoses. This preparation encompasses all the skills of an entry-level practitioner certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The practice of those skills according to the A.R.R.T.’s code of ethics is stressed as a necessary part of the education.
The strength of a technology education lies in the clinical component that enhances what is taught in the classroom and practiced in the laboratory. The program promotes the belief that students be prepared for a variety of job opportunities. Clinical experiences are provided in all areas of general diagnostic radiography as well as the specialty areas of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiac and vascular interventional studies. Students complete clinical assignments at a variety of health care sites during daytime as well as evening hours.
The program maintains a strong relationship with those in industry and representatives from industry are encouraged to serve on the program’s advisory committee.
The program promotes the belief that flexibility is a key factor in achieving success in the world of work. With resources becoming more limited and the delivery of health care being redesigned, we believe a proactive approach to preparing students for successful careers in radiography is essential.
The Radiologic Technology program faculty also promotes the development of a strong work ethic by encouraging regular attendance, promptness, dependability, critical thinking, problem solving and initiative, as well as promoting caring, ethical, and professional behaviors.