Students will start their clinical internship during the second week of the Radiography Technology program. Students must pay all of their college costs and fees before they can start at their clinical site.
The Radiography Technology Program Coordinator arranges internship placements for all students to an appropriate facility. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their clinical sites.
Students can rank their preferences of clinical sites but this does not guarantee they will be placed there.
Students may have to travel up to 100 miles away from the student’s home to their clinical internship facility.
The Radiography Technology clinical experience is a period of learning, observing, and practicing the skills learned in the student’s program. Upon completion of each term, the clinical internship supervisor will complete an evaluation report of the student’s performance. Failure to perform professionally while on a clinical rotation, including speech or demeanor, which reflects poorly on the college or affiliated clinical externship site, may result in dismissal from the clinical site and/or college. Students are expected to complete their full clinical experience within the period of the program. Students are discouraged from scheduling breaks, vacations, or major life events during their program course and clinical externship.
Each Radiography Technology student is required to fulfill the American Registry of Radiographic Technologist (ARRT) clinical internship requirements. The requirements include clinical experience with 51 required competency procedures passed off and 935 hours clocked. Students must pass off each x-ray competency in the Lab before they can pass it off at their clinical site. X-ray competencies must be passed off with an RT or the clinical supervisor at their clinical site.
Students in the Radiography Technology program must have an Associate’s Degree or higher to be eligible to take the national registry exam. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Exams must be taken at one of the required Pearson Vue testing sites. The testing site will forfeit the exam attempt and fee if the student is late or absent for the date and time of the exam.
All questions about the national registry, testing sites, fees, etc will be addressed throughout the program and in the student’s last term of the program. If you want to know more, please visit the ARRT website. https://www.arrt.org/pages/earn-arrt-credentials/initial-requirements/exam/examination- requirement
All participating Radiography facilities and hospitals require that each student be BLS Healthcare Provider certified. It is mandatory that ALL students attend the on-campus BLS Healthcare Provider course as part of the Radiography Technology Program.
Students must stay current with program requirements and maintain an 80% (B grade) or better.
Due to the hands-on nature of the program, attendance is very important. It is very difficult to make up for missed training and as a result, a minimum of 85% attendance is required.
CLASSROOM DRESS CODE
Students are required to wear clothes and shoes approved by the MTECH dress code. Program specific scrubs may be required.
CLINICAL SITE DRESS CODE
Radiography Technology students are required to wear program specific scrubs at their clinical site. The scrub uniform for all clinical sites is a black scrub top and black scrub pants.
Students are required to purchase their own scrubs through the Radiography Technology All Heart online scrub store. More information will be given to those students who have been accepted into the program.
Closed toe shoes, in good repair, are to be worn at all times during your clinical shift. Open-toe shoes, canvas shoes, flip-flops, slippers, and sandals are not allowed for the safety of the student.
Students will wear their uniform scrubs upon entrance to and upon exit from all clinical internship facilities.
Students dressed inappropriately for their clinical internship site will be directed to leave the site. If a student fails to comply with the dress standards after counseling by the Program Coordinator or instructor, the student will meet with the Academic and Career Counselor. The student will improve or the student’s dismissal will be required.
Hanging jewelry (long necklaces, hoop earrings, etc) is prohibited at all clinical sites, according to the policy of the assigned facility. Visible piercings are determined by your clinical site. During a rotation in MRI, please remember to remove all metal you’re wearing before entering the room. I.e. jewelry, watches, badges, etc.
Fingernails are required to be short and free of polish. Artificial, acrylic, gel, or dipped nails are prohibited, as they harbor copious amounts of microbes. Failure to adhere to this college and industry standards may result in a student's dismissal from the program. Good hygiene and grooming are essential. The college and all Radiography site facilities are smoking and vaping free campuses.