Additional Requirements


Health Requirements

Documentation of the following must be submitted to Medicat/Immunetrax by the deadline date provided.  This deadline is strictly enforced. Getting the necessary testing completed is not enough, students must also submit to the electronic health system to be in compliance.

The following are clinical health requirements for students enrolled in any radiography or computed tomography clinical courses:

  1. Physical examination – yearly– $50
  2. Proof of immunity or exposure to the following communicable diseases:
    1. Rubella, Rubeola (not required if born prior to 1957), and Varicella – $25
    2. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen or Antibody – $40 each

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, no more than three months prior to the beginning of the series, or during the series if the series has been started but not completed.
Hepatitis B Antibody if the series is complete upon entrance to the medical imaging department.

  1. Immunizations:
        1. Tetanus/Diphtheria with a booster required every ten years, date required. – $24
        2. Measles, Mumps, Rubella titre (MMR) – $25 each

      Dates of two immunizations after the age of 1 year.  However, if rubella and rubeola titers are positive for immunity, 2 dates are not required.

      1. Hepatitis B, series of 3 immunizations, dates required. –$150 total

    Students are responsible to submit date of each of the 3 immunizations as soon as each dose is administered and to ensure that the series is completed in the proper time frame. There should be no more or no less than 1 month between the first and second injection and no more or no less than 5 months between the second and third injection. Failure to adhere to the required time frame for each immunization may result in additional lab testing, and in some cases, restarting the entire immunization series.

    Students who do not receive the series must sign a waiver form, have a Hepatitis Surface Antigen test yearly and submit the results to electronic health system.

    1. Tuberculosis Skin Testing:

    Two-Step PPD (Mantoux Test) required every three years. – $25

    One-Step PPD is required yearly –  $15

    Date test administered, date read, and result of each step must be submitted. Students are responsible for getting a One-Step PPD annually and submitting the results. A Chest X-Ray is required only if the Mantoux is positive. X-Rays must be done for three consecutive years after the positive test.

    1. 10-Panel Drug Screen yearly. – may be required depending on clinical site placement – $40
    2. COVID 19 Vaccination Medical or Religious Exemption may be accepted, but may limit clinical site placement.
    3. Flu vaccination – yearly – $20
    4. CPR– $80

    All students must be certified in CPR either through the American Heart Association (AHA) – Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers or the American Red Cross – certification for Health Science Professionals.

    1. Health Insurance– per our clinical affiliations students are required to provide proof of health insurance to a clinical site.

    All costs are the responsibility of the student. Failure to comply will result in denied access to the clinical area.

    Nurse Assistant Training Requirement

    An Ohio Department of Health approved Nurse Assistant Training Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) must be completed within five years of the beginning of the first clinical course RAD 101. Documentation noting successful completion must be submitted to the program prior to the start of the first clinical course. Students who are currently working in the role of a State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA) may submit a letter of verification from their current employer detailing their job responsibilities. The Radiologic Technology Program Chair will determine if the student meets the criteria for the NATCEP requirement.

    Owens Community College offers STN110 that meets this requirement.

    Tuition-free STNA classes offered through ProMedica >>

    Date Time
    08/01/2022 – 09/02/2022 3:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    08/29/2022 – 09/30/2022 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    09/19/2022 – 10/21/2022 3:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    10/17/2022 – 11/18/2022 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    11/07/2022 – 12/09/2022 3:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    11/28/2022 – 12/30/2022 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

     

     American Heart Association – CPR

    Successful completion of the American Heart Association CPR certification is a required prerequisites to the first clinical course RAD 101.

    Licensure/Clinical Agency Requirements

    All students entering the Radiologic Technology program are required to have completed a background check through the Department of Public Safety at Owens Community College. Students may be required to have additional background checks.

    Students shall be aware that a criminal record may jeopardize licensure by the State certification body. Likewise, host clinical sites require a criminal background check and may require finger printing and/or drug screening. The clinical site reserves the right to accept or refuse the student depending on the results of such checks and screens. Depending on the infraction, clinical placement may not be possible, even if the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the American Registry of Technologists clears the student for credentialing purposes.

    Background check

    All students entering the radiography program are required to have completed a background check through the Department of Public Safety at Owens Community College. Students will be required at a minimum to have a yearly background check and may be required throughout their enrollment in the program to have additional checks.

    Anytime a background check is returned with a conviction of a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and/or felony, or plea of solo contendere, withheld or deferred adjudication, suspended or stay of sentence or military court-martial, students will be required to submit a pre-application review to the American Association of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) within two weeks. Those students affected will be required to submit documentation from the ARRT to the Radiologic Technology  Department indicating that they have been cleared to take the certification exam upon graduation.

    The medical imaging department administrator at the clinical affiliates will be contacted regarding a conviction. The clinical affiliate reserves the right to accept or refuse the student. Depending on the results, clinical placement may not be possible, even if the ARRT clears the student for credentialing purposes.

    Background checks by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI & I) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are required. The student assumes the cost of the background checks. For more information regarding background checks visit the following websites:

    The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI & I), www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), www.fbi.gov

    Work environment

    Radiologic Technologists provide services that require touching patients for positioning purposes and performing venipuncture. This environment puts them in contact with blood and body fluids. Diseases may be encountered in this type of environment. However, research shows that risks are negligible when appropriate infection control procedure/barrier techniques are used. Upon entering the program, there is training to meet the protocol for a hazard-free, safe learning environment.

    Patients required

    First-year laboratories courses require students to provide their own patients for simulation testing purposes. Individuals serving as patients cannot be other radiologic technologists or radiography students.

    Progression/Completion Requirements

    All students entering or enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program must achieve a “C” or better in all program and general education courses within the plan of study to progress through the program.  A student who fails to achieve a grade of “C” or better in any course within the plan of study must see the program director. A student who earns a grade of “D” or “F” in two program courses or earns a grade of “D” or “F” in one program course twice, is permanently dismissed from the Radiologic Technology Program and is ineligible for readmission.

    All program courses listed for each semester must be taken in the semester listed. General education courses listed for each semester must be taken in the semester listed or prior to the semester listed.

    The grading scale for the program courses is:
    93 – 100% A
    85 – 92% B
    76 – 84% C
    60- 75% D
    59% or below F

     

    Grievance Policy/Procedures

    The link for the Owens Community College Grievance Policy and Grievance procedures can be found at:

    Clinical experiences/affiliations

    Students are required to complete clinical experiences for eight clinical courses. The use of multiple clinical sites provides equity in clinical education as students have the opportunity to utilize many types of Radiography equipment and to participate in a wide variety of Radiography procedures.

    Students will be assigned to at least three clinical sites for diagnostic Radiography experiences including other modality experiences (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiation therapy, mammography, cardiac cath, etc).  Students may request additional clinical assignments after completion of the mandatory clinical competencies.

    Students will attend a 2-day orientation in their assigned clinical site the week prior to RAD 101. For the remainder of the first year, students will participate in clinical education on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Second-year students will participate in clinical education on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Students may be rotated to evening rotations throughout the program. In RAD 201, students will also be assigned one weekend rotation at their clinic site.  Attendance requirements are in place and any missed time must be made up as soon as possible or over the semester break. Students will not be permitted to attend clinical education for more than 10 hours per day or schedule make-up time on holidays.  Students should note that there may be the need for travel up to and including 60 miles from the Owens State Community College Toledo-area campus for their clinical site rotations.

    Clinical Affiliations Distance from the
    Toledo Campus
    Bay Park Community Hospital 8 miles
    2801 Bay Park Drive
    Oregon, OH 43616
    Blanchard Valley Hospital 45 miles
    1900 South Main Street
    Findlay, OH 45840
    Flower Hospital 17 miles
    5200 Harroun Rd.
    Sylvania, OH 43560
    Fostoria Memorial Hospital 34 miles
    501 Van  Buren Street
    Fostoria, Ohio 44830
    Fremont Memorial Hospital 32 miles
    715 S. Taft Street
    Fremont, OH 43420
    Fulton County Health Center 40 miles
    725 S. Shoop Ave.
    Wauseon, OH 43567
    Henry County Hospital 38 miles
    11-600 SR 424
    Napoleon, OH 43545
    Michigan Medicine 59 miles
    1500 East Medical Center Drive
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
    St. Luke’s Hospital 12 miles
    5901 Monclova Rd.
    Maumee, OH 43537
    The Toledo Hospital 8 miles
    2142 N. Cove Blvd.
    Toledo, OH 43606
    University of Toledo Medical Center 9 miles
    3000 Arlington Ave
    Toledo, OH 43614
    Wood County Hospital 21 miles
    950 W. Wooster St.
    Bowling Green, OH 43402

     

    Mammography Clinical Rotations policy

    Under this policy, all students, male and female, will be offered the opportunity to participate in mammography clinical rotations or any procedures performed by professionals who are of the opposite gender of the patient. The program will make every effort to place a male student in a mammography clinical rotation if requested; however, the program is not in a position to override clinical setting policies that restrict clinical experiences in mammography to female students.  Male students are advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and is subject to the availability of a clinical setting that allows males to participate in mammographic imaging procedures.  The program will not deny female students the opportunity to participate in mammography rotations if clinical settings are not available to provide the same opportunity to male students.

    This policy regarding student clinical rotations in mammography is based on the sound rationale presented in a position statement on student mammography clinical rotations adopted by the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) at its April 2016 meeting.  The JRCERT position statement is included as Addendum A to the program’s policy and is also available on the JRCERT Web site, www.jrcert.org, Programs & Faculty, Program Resources.

    Graduation Requirements

    Students are eligible to become a candidate for an associate degree when the student has completed all necessary requirements. Students who are registering for their final semester of course work and plan to graduate must submit a petition for degree completion by accessing their Ozone account.

    Visit the Owens website for petition deadline dates and fee information.  For more information regarding degree requirements and graduation refer to Chapter 2 – Academic College Policy, 3358:11-2-51, Graduation Requirements Policy and Procedures.

    Graduates are eligible to apply for certification by examination sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).