Program Requirements and Expectations
Students interested in the Radiologic Technology program must be aware
of the following pertinent information regarding the professional component
of the curriculum:
- This is an accelerated program designed for students with strong
math and science backgrounds. All Radiologic Technology course work
is completed within sixteen months at a rapid pace.
- Courses are full-time, with 40 hours per week of mandatory commitment
to school related activities (didactic and clinical).
- Extensive study time will be needed in addition to scheduled clinical
practice and didactic/laboratory studies. Most students indicate that
they spend at least 15 to 20 additional hours out of class per week
preparing e.g. reading, completing assignments, etc.
- In addition to expected study time, students are required to complete
clinical assignments called "pretests". Pretests require some independent
research and are used to prepare and assist the student during clinical
- Supervised clinical practice is of between 3-5 days per week (depending
on the semester) is required.
- Most clinical site assignments are within a 50 mile radius of OCC's
Southfield Campus. However, some assignments may be a greater distance
from the college.
- Clinical practice is offered on a day shift. Four weeks are assigned
to the evening shift during the fourth or fifth semester. Didactic classes
are held during the day and evening.
- Students follow the dress code of the clinical site to which they
are assigned. Students provide their own uniforms.
- 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.
- 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.