Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Online Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Online Catalog

Radiography, A.S.


Radiography


Program Description


JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools

By virtue of an agreement between Union County College and JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, Plainfield, NJ., sponsored by JFK, Edison, NJ. Union County College confers a degree of Associate in Science upon graduates of the Hospital-sponsored school who have fulfilled the requirements for the degree specified by the College.

Students in the program earn college credits in English, mathematics, biology, physics, psychology, computer systems and a humanities elective in classes and laboratories conducted at Union County College. Radiography courses are the primary responsibility of the program.

Students do not need to complete the general education courses in order to apply to the Radiography program.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners accredit JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Radiography.

Students are enrolled in the School of Radiography and are matriculated by Union County College. They are eligible To participate in all student activities at Union County College and have the same rights and privileges as all other college students.

Admission to the Radiography Program

Admission is selective and competitive. Individuals must apply during the Open Admissions dates. Interested individuals should visit the Schools’ website www.jfkmuhlenbergschools.org for information about the Schools and required policies and procedures. 

Application for admission consideration for the Radiography Program requires the following:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in relevant courses.
  • TEAS Entrance Exam scores of 58% or higher in Math and Reading.
  • General education courses not need to be taken prior to applying to the JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools. However, successful completion of some general education courses are required prior to starting the professional Radiography course in the Fall semester.
  • One may transfer up to 36 comparable credits (40 for those with a bachelor’s degree), into the program, no grade lower than C is considered for transfer.
  • Transfer of Anatomy and Physiology I and II is dependent on the time of completion of these courses.  They are only transferable if they were taken <5 years prior to admission to the program.  

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Board Examination in Radiography;
  • Exhibit the appropriate skills and competency of an entry level Radiographer including:
    • Competency in performing routine and nonroutine (trauma) examinations in Radiography
    • Practicing appropriate basic patient care
    • Utilizing proper radiation protection for their patients, themselves, peers and others
    • Demonstration of proper and effective communication skills while speaking and writing
  • Practice appropriate professional ethics of a Radiographer;
  • Demonstrate appropriate problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to be a proficient healthcare provider;
  • Understand the benefits of additional personal and professional growth and lifelong learning skills necessary for the changing field of Radiography.

After Union County College And JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools


Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the New Jersey State Licensure Examinations.

Recommended Sequence


Total General Education Credits: 39


NOTE: ENG 101  & ENG 102 , BIO 105  & BIO 106 , MAT 119 , are required prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to the professional courses.

 

Professional Radiography Courses


(Fall Semester Start – on a seat availability basis) This is a Full-time Day Program. Students must be available 5 days a week, Monday-Friday.

Semester Total: 7

Semester Total: 8

First Year/Summer I


Semester Total: 4

First Year/Summer II


Semester Total: 9

Semester Total: 13

Second Year/Summer I


Second Year/Summer II


Total Professional Course Credits: 41

Total Program Credits: 80


NOTE: Junior Seminar will be taken first year summer semester and Senior Seminar will be taken in second year summer semester.

  • RNTM signifies courses offered to radiography, nuclear medicine technology and diagnostic medical sonography students only.
  • Each professional semester, including the 4 summer sessions, have a clinical component that MUST be met for the successful completion of the program.

Milestone Courses


The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information