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Lamar Institute of Technology Radiologic Technology

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Lamar Institute of Technology
Radiologic Technology
Revised Spring 2022

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

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MISSION STATEMENTS

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Lamar Institute of Technology

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Allied Health& Sciences Department

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Radiologic Technology Program Mission Statement

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Radiologic Technology Program Goals

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FACULTY

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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND CONDUCT

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ARRT Code of Ethics

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Accreditation Standards and Information

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State Licensure

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Non-Discrimination Policy

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LIT Contingency Plan

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Chemically Impaired Student Policy/Drug Screening

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Sexual Harassment

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Privacy of Records (FERPA)

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Terminal Competencies

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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Clinical Policies

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Criminal Background Screening

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Professional Liability Insurance

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Assignment to Clinical Facilities

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Clinical Hours

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Attendance Policy

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Grade Scale

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Inclement Weather Policy

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Professional Appearance/Uniform Policy

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Social Network Policy

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Radiation Protection Practices

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Operating and Safety Procedures

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MRI Safety Policy

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Supervision/ Repeats

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Patient Transport Policy

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Program Expenses

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Academic Policies

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Academic Progress

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Exam Policy

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Graduation

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Job Placement

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Student Grievance Procedure

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Withdrawals/Dismissals

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Blackboard Learning System

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LIT Student Services

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Infection Control Policies

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COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines

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Exposure to Communicable Diseases

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Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens

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Illnesses

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Standard Precautions

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Injuries and Accidents

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Pregnancy Policy

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Declaration of Pregnancy

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MRI Orientation

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MRI Documentation Form

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MR Environment Student Screening Form

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CLINICAL EVALUATION

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Rationale for Clinical Evaluation

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Alternative Evaluation Procedures

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Evaluations

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TASK ANALYSIS CRITERIA

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Task Analysis Form

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Task Analysis Criteria

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CLINICAL BEHAVIOR REPORT

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Clinical Behavior Report Form

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Clinical Behavior Report Criteria

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SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT EVALUATION

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Special Assignment Evaluation Rationale

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Special Assignment Evaluation Form

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DETERMINATION OF CLINICAL GRADE

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OTHER FORMS USED BY THE PROGRAM

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Student Disciplinary Action Form

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Clinical Documentation Form

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Incident Form

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Technologist Task Analysis Form

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Program Readmission Standards

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Application for Readmission

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Criteria for Letter of Commitment

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PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

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POLICY FOR CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING

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VERIFICATION FORMS

Criminal Conduct Statement

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HB 1508 regarding Occupational Licenses

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Background Screening

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Off-Hour Rotations

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Dose to Embryo/Fetus

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Handbook Verification

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ORGANIZATION CHART Lamar Institute of Technology
The following organization chart identifies those individuals and offices responsible for the attainment of the Lamar Institute of Technology mission statement.
Texas State University System Board of Regents
Lamar Institute of Technology President
Lonnie L. Howard, Ph.D.
Vice President of Instruction/Provost Angela J. Hill, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Instruction Veronica Garcia, Ed.D.

Department of Allied Health & Sciences Chair
J. Allen Welch, LP, B.A.A.S.

Radiologic Technology Program Program Director
Brenda Barrow, M.Ed., R.T. (R) (CT)

Clinical Coordinator Sheryl Nance, B.A.A.S., R.T. (R) (CT)

Clinical Instructor Gina Johnson, B.A.A.S., R.T.(R)
Clinical Instructor Lisa Bland, A.A.S., R.T.(R)
Clinical Instructor Griselda Thornton, A.A.S., R.T.(R)
Clinical Instructor Nikki Dupuis, A.A.S., R.T.(R)

Clinical Instructor Samantha Green, MPH, R.T.(R)
Clinical Instructor April Smith, B.A.A.S., R.T.(R)
Clinical Instructor Hailey Lundy, A.A.S., R.T.(R)
Clinical Instructor Michelle Falcone, A.A.S., R.T.(R)

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VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS
LAMAR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (LIT)
Vision Statement Lamar Institute of Technology: focusing on innovative education, training, and career development for tomorrow’s workforce
Mission Statement Lamar Institute of Technology provides innovative teaching and learning for tomorrow’s workforce.
Lamar Institute of Technology provides quality education and training that enable a diverse student population to achieve its educational goals. Programs are enhanced by developing and maintaining partnerships with business, industry, and the community. Faculty are dedicated to teaching, advising, and scholarship. Both faculty and staff work to serve the Institute and the community.
Allied Health & Sciences Department The Department of Allied Health provides graduates that work to better protect the health of people within the area, state and nation.
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Mission Statement The Radiologic Technology Program prepares students for entry level positions in hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices performing procedures that produce images of patients for diagnosis by physicians.
Program Goals and Student Outcomes 1. Graduates will demonstrate clinical competence. Student Learning Outcomes  Students will select appropriate technical factors  Students will apply proper positioning skills  Students will demonstrate proper patient care  Students will utilize proper radiation protection
2. Students will develop effective communication skills. Student Learning Outcomes  Students will demonstrate appropriate written communication skills  Students will demonstrate appropriate verbal communication skills
3. Students will develop effective critical thinking and problem solving skills. Student Learning Outcomes  Students will exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills
4. The program will satisfy the community’s need for qualified radiographers. Student Learning Outcomes  Students will complete the program

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 Students will pass the ARRT exam  Students will be adequately prepared to be entry level technologists
FACULTY There are full-time and part-time (adjunct) radiologic technologist faculty members to assist in the instruction, supervision and evaluation of the radiologic technology students. All faculty are hired by LIT. The faculty consists of:
Brenda Barrow, M.Ed., Lamar University, B.S., Midwestern State University, A.A.S., Lamar University. Registered Technologist, Registered C.T. Technologist, Program Director Radiologic Technology and Didactic Instructor.
Sheryl Nance, B.A.A.S., Lamar University. Registered Technologist, Registered C.T. Technologist, Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Instructor, Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur and Didactic Instructor.
Gina Johnson, B.A.A.S., Lamar University. Registered Technologist, Clinical Instructor, Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont.
Samantha Green, MPH, Lamar University. Registered Technologist, Clinical Instructor, Christus St. Mary’s Outpatient Center, Port Arthur
April Smith, B.A.A.S. Lamar University. Registered Technologist, Clinical Instructor, Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont.
Griselda Thornton, A.A.S., R.T. (R). Lamar University. Registered Technologist, Clinical Instructor, Christus Beaumont Bone and Joint & Medical Center of Southeast Texas.
Lisa Bland, Adjunct Clinical Instructor. A.A.S., R.T. (R). Lamar University. Registered Technologist.
Nikki Dupuis, Adjunct Clinical Instructor. A.A.S., R.T.(R). Lamar Institute of Technology. Registered Technologist.
Michelle Falcone, Adjunct Clinical Instructor. A.A.S., R.T.(R). Lamar Institute of Technology. Registered Technologist.
Hailey Lundy, Adjunct Clinical Instructor. A.A.S., R.T.(R). Lamar Institute of Technology. Registered Technologist.

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LAMAR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF ALLIED HEALTH
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND STUDENT CONDUCT We are pleased that you have chosen the field of Radiologic Technology as your profession. We look forward to accepting you as a member of this chosen profession upon completion of your training. As professional members of the health care team, you are expected to uphold the professional responsibilities inherent in this field. As trainees of this profession, you have accepted the same professional responsibilities as a registered technologist. Your ability to fulfill these responsibilities will be observed and evaluated throughout your training to aid in your professional development.
Students will not be considered for admission to the Lamar Institute of Technology Radiologic Technology Program if they have been dismissed from any other program for ethical or moral violations (i.e. cheating, lying, drug abuse, sexual harassment, etc.).
The Code of Ethics of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist reflects the rules and standards that govern the conduct of the professional technologist. Student radiographers should strive to appreciate, and value these standards. To this end, program faculty has outlined the standards of conduct required for all radiography students. Violations of published standards may result in disciplinary action and/or dismissal from the Program.
CODE OF ETHICS 1. The radiologic technologist acts in a professional manner, responds to patient needs and supports
colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care. 2. The radiologic technologist acts to advance the principle objective of the profession, to provide
services to humanity with full respect for the dignity of mankind. 3. The radiologic technologist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by concerns of personal
attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and without discrimination, on the basis of race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age or any other legally protected status. 4. The radiologic technologist practices technology founded in theoretical knowledge and concepts, uses equipment and accessories consistent with the purpose for which they were designed, and employs procedures and techniques appropriately. 5. The radiologic technologist assesses situations, exercises care, discretion and judgment; assumes responsibility for professional decisions, and acts in the best interest of the patient. 6. The radiologic technologist acts as an agent through observation and communication to obtain pertinent information for the physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient, and recognizes that interpretation and diagnosis are outside the scope of practice for the profession. 7. The radiologic technologist utilizes equipment and accessories, employs techniques and procedures, performs services in accordance with an accepted standard of practice, and demonstrates expertise in minimizing radiation exposure to the patient, self and other members of the health care team.

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8. The radiologic technologist practices ethical conduct appropriate to the profession, and protects the patient’s right to quality radiologic technology care.
9. The radiologic technologist respects confidences entrusted in the course of professional practice, respects the patient’s right to privacy, and reveals confidential information only as required by law or to protect the welfare of the individual or the community.
10. The radiologic technologist continually strives to improve knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education and professional activities, sharing knowledge with colleagues and investigating new aspects of professional practice.
11. The radiologic technologist refrains from the use of illegal drugs and/or any legally controlled substances which result in impairment of professional judgement and/or ability to practice radiologic technology with reasonable skill and safety to patients.
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT IN CLINIC As is the case with all health-related areas, patient care, comfort and safety are the primary concerns. The primary responsibilities of health care workers, whether registered technologists or students, lies in assuring at all times that these patient concerns are fulfilled. In order to enhance your entrance into the patient oriented clinical settings, the following considerations inherent in basic professional conduct and good patient care are hereby offered:
1. Be on time, report to the clinical setting 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time so that you are ready to begin your clinical experience at the assigned time. If unable to attend clinic it is mandatory that you call prior to the scheduled time. 2. Report to the clinical instructor or designated supervisor upon arrival, and then proceed to your assigned work area. 3. Any departure from the assigned work area should be cleared with the clinical instructor or designated supervisor. 4. Of utmost importance are patient comfort, and safety. Basic steps for good patient care include the following:
a. Use two patient identifiers prior to bringing the patient to the department and/or x-ray room i.e. armband, birth date, other hospital specific identifier.
b. Make certain that the patient is properly dressed before bringing into an x-ray room. c. Examine all transportation equipment prior to using for patient transport, with particular
emphasis regarding safety and cleanliness. That is: 1. use of safety straps and rails is imperative. 2. cover stretcher patients with a sheet; cover the knees of wheelchair patients. 3. make certain while accompanying the patient from the waiting area to the
radiographic room, that physical assistance of the patient is always maintained. 5. The patient should never be allowed to hold or view any patient charts, records and/or radiographs at any time. 6. Assist the patient to and from the exposure site, maintain safety and comfort of the patient at all times. 7. At no time should a student leave a patient unattended in the radiographic room. Lawsuits have sometimes resulted from negligence, and student technologists may be sued. 8. No patient should be allowed to enter a radiographic room until proper sanitary procedures have been completed. That is:
a. soiled linens must be removed from the premises and replaced with clean ones.

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b. any barium, contrast, or residual materials must be cleaned up. c. bathrooms in the radiographic area should be checked and attended to following any
usage. 9. Radiographic rooms to which students are assigned must be restocked daily before going off assignment. 10. All property must be returned to the patient before dismissing the patient from the radiographic room. 11. Any accident or incident involving a patient in the radiographic room must be reported immediately to the clinical instructor. Written accident and/or incident reports must be filed at once by persons witnessing the event. 12. No unnecessary conversation should be held within the hearing of a patient. This includes conversations about patient conditions, coffee breaks, lunch plans, dates, etc. 13. Always exhibit friendliness--"be friendly but not familiar." 14. Obtain a complete medical history on each patient before proceeding with any examination. 15. Do not discuss or diagnose any patient's illness or condition with the patient or with others. 16. Doors to the radiographic rooms must remain closed during a procedure. 17. Offer immediate assistance to anyone entering the department. 18. Always address the patient by their last name, that is: Mr. Smith. 19. Follow all recommended infection control policies to ensure the safety of the patient and to protect yourself. Report any variations of the policy to your clinical instructor. 20. No smoking, eating, drinking or gum chewing is allowed by students in the radiology department.
ACCREDITATION STANDARDS AND INFORMATION The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312)704-5304. www.jrcert.org. In 2015 the program was awarded an 8-year accreditation. The next self-study and site visit is tentatively set for spring 2023. The JRCERT is responsible for assuring that the Radiologic Technology Program is meeting the standards of practice as defined by the American College of Radiology and the American Society of Radiologic Technology. The Program also has the responsibility of meeting the needs of the community and the public. JRCERT Standards for Accreditation of Radiologic Technology programs are on file in the Program Director’s office, MPC 232, for students who wish to view these documents.
PROGRAM CONCERNS Students are advised that any concerns they have related to the Accreditation of the Radiologic Technology Program can be addressed to:
Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 900 Chicago, IL. 60606 Phone: 312-704-5300 Fax: 312-704-5304 www.JRCERT.org
STATE LICENSURE Students wishing to work in the State of Texas must apply for a license through the Texas Medical Board,

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Medical Radiologic Technologists Program. The program will supply the student with the online link to appropriate forms. Mrs. Barrow will help students not wishing to work in Texas contact the appropriate State to determine if the State requires a license to work. Mrs. Barrow has Louisiana State license applications.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY Lamar Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educational institution and employer. Students, faculty and staff members are selected without regard to their race, color, creed, handicap, age, sex or national origin, consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Executive Order 11246 as issued and amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
LIT Radiology Program Contingency Plan
Lamar Institute of Technology may utilize the following steps if extenuating catastrophic circumstances (i.e., mass casualty event, pandemic, natural disaster, etc.) impact LIT operations. All students, faculty, and staff should maintain access to a computer and internet connection. Student, faculty, and staff safety is a priority. Monitor LIT social media and local news media for information on local conditions regarding weather and/or safety. If this plan is put into action, expect program officials to communicate in a timely fashion. Monitor LIT email accounts and radiology class GroupMe for updates.
The program is committed to the professional development of students. It is our mission to do everything possible to ensure students graduate on time. However, extenuating catastrophic circumstances may extend the program requirements beyond the expected graduation date. It is possible student access to clinical sites may be affected. The radiology program will ensure that all graduates meet graduation requirements, including ARRT required competencies and successful completion of all coursework. The program may utilize the following steps to allow continued operation of the program: Clinical modifications with appropriate notification include: • Assigned clinical site changes • Assigned clinical schedule (date and time) changes • Modifications to student clinical participation expectations • Extension of clinical course requirements beyond the expected completion date
Didactic modifications with appropriate notification, include: • Class meeting location changes (synchronous course lectures through Blackboard Collaborate if remote education is necessary) • Class meeting schedule (date and time) changes • Temporary utilization of distance learning tools and programs for class meetings typically delivered face-to-face • Extension of course requirements beyond the expected completion date
CHEMICALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS POLICY
DRUG SCREENING The Radiologic Technology Program faculty believes they have a professional and ethical responsibility
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