Oakland Community College

Clinical Assignments

After the student has been selected into the professional component, they will be given a list of participating clinical sites and will have the opportunity to tour the radiology departments of these hospitals. Final acceptance of the student at a specific clinical site is made by the participating facility in conjunction with the clinical coordinator and program director. Requests by students for specific clinical assignments cannot be considered.

  1. Most clinical assignments are within a 50 mile radius of OCC's Southfield Campus.
  2. Clinical practice is offered on a day shift. Didactic classes are held during the day and evening, with the exception of a 4 week (total) rotation on afternoons from 2pm-10pm. The afternoon rotation takes place the final semesters of the program.
  3. Students follow the dress code of the clinical site to which they are assigned. Students provide their own uniforms usually hospital scrubs.
  4. Clean, neat professional appearance is required at all times. No visible body piercing or tattoos.
  5. Stringent policies are applied regarding didactic/clinical grades. No student is permitted to continue in the program if a final grade lower than 75% is received in any course- didactic or clinical.
  6. Stringent policies regarding "missed" clinical days are also applied. Any missed time due to illness, etc. must be made up prior to the end of a given semester.

Students are assigned to a specific hospital beginning in the Fall Semester, switched to a second hospital in May, and continue through until the end of the Winter Semester the following year . Students attend clinical the following number of days per week:

  • FALL clinical= 2 days/week class= 2 days
  • WINTER clinical= 3 days/week class=2 days
  • SPRING clinical= 3 days/week class= 2 - (1/2) days
  • FALL clinical= 4 days/week class= 1 day
  • WINTER clinical= 4 days class= 1 day

The Radiologic Technology Program is currently affiliated with the following hospitals:

St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital - Pontiac
Botsford Hospital - Farmington
Huron Valley Sinai Hospital - Milford
McLaren Oakland - Pontiac
St John Macomb - Warren