Program Policy Overview

ADMISSION & RETENTION REQUIREMENTS

Any Radiologic Technology student who does not comply with these requirements, prior to the start of instruction will be denied entrance to the program.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

All selected radiology students must undergo a criminal history check at the student’s expense, including fingerprinting, to verify that they are eligible for admission to the program. Either of the following will preclude eligibility for admission: A felony or any attempt to commit a felony within the fifteen (15) years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or a misdemeanor within ten (10) years immediately preceding the criminal history check.

DRUG SCREENING

The Radiologic Technology program follows and enforces the Oakland Community College and the clinical affiliated agencies’ policy for maintaining a drug-free campus and work place. Therefore, negative result for a urine drug screen test (no drugs found) is a requirement for admission into the program. All students selected for admission must have a urine drug screen test at their own expense and must be drug free in order to be eligible for admission. More details about the process of drug testing (where to be tested, the cost of the test, and how the results of the testing are reported to the Health Sciences Division) will be sent to the selected students in the information packet and can be obtained from the Health Sciences Office.

STUDENT HEALTH

Health Insurance is strongly encouraged. The college, the health care facilities and workman’s compensation do not cover the students against accidents or illness. Students are responsible for the cost of any medical or emergency care.

LIABILITY INSURANCE

Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program are covered by the College’s Certificate of Coverage through Michigan Community College Risk Management Authority and are not required to purchase additional professional liability insurance.

IMMUNIZATIONS

A current health history and physical examination are required within three months prior to starting the first clinical radiologic technology course of the program are required. The Medical History and Health Examination forms are available through the Health Sciences Office. All required immunization and tuberculin (TB) test or chest x-ray (if TB is positive) must be done as a part of the initial examination.

Tuberculosis screening must be repeated and submitted annually (either Tuberculin skin test (TB test) or TB Screening Questionnaire). Students who drop out of the Radiologic Technology Program for more than one year must have another physical examination and have the appropriate forms on file prior to resuming clinical experiences.
All radiologic technology students must provide documentation for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Tdap, Hepatitis B, and influenza (annually, during flu season). For Hepatitis B, either proof of immunity or a signed declination of immunization must be submitted.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

OTHER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Student membership to the ASRT is required.

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS-HCP) through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross: Prior to the first clinical RAL course at OCC, students are required to show evidence of current BLS Healthcare Provider Certification. Certifications must be renewed prior to the card expiration.

All required information must be submitted to the Health Sciences Office by the specified dates. Furthermore, other requirements may be added at any time if necessary, to meet the needs of the external agencies.

Students who do not pay tuition by the deadline will be deregistered and will not be registered again in the same semester. Students who have been deregistered and have not yet started the program may lose their seat in the program. Students who have been deregistered and have already begun the program will be registered when space is available.

Second year radiologic technology students are required to maintain current health, a CPR certificate, and results of TB test (or chest x-ray) in the Health Sciences Office. Any second year radiology student who is not in compliance with these regulations, prior to Fall instruction, will be denied entrance to the clinical component.

This is merely an overview of program policies, if you require a more detailed description of all program policies, contact the program director.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM GRADING SCALE

Passing grades Unsatisfactory Grades Unsatisfactory Marks
A    93-100 % C-   73-74 % W    Student Withdrawal
A-   91-92 % D+   71-72 % WS   Stopped Attending
B+   88-90 % D    68-70% N     Non-Attending
B    84-87 % F     67 % or less  
B-   81-83 %    
C+   78-80 %    
C    75-77 %    

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM GRIEVANCE POLICY

Step One: Students with a concern regarding a didactic course or clinical assignment (evaluation, etc), shall meet with the instructor of the course or Clinical Coordinator of the program within 5 business days, in an effort to resolve the issue. If the issue is not resolved in step one, the student may progress to step two.

Step Two: The student shall submit their complaint, in writing, to the Program Director within 5 business days of the meeting in step one. The written complaint should clearly state the concern and the events that occurred from meeting with the instructor or Clinical Coordinator. The Program Director will make arrangements to meet with the student and deliver a final decision within 10 business days. If the student disagrees with the outcome of the appeal, the student may progress to step three.

Step Three: The student shall submit their complaint, in writing, to the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences within 5 business days of the meeting in step two. The written complaint should clearly state the student’s concern and the events that occurred from meeting with the instructor or Clinical Coordinator as well as the end result of the meeting with the Program Director. The Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences will make arrangements to meet with the student and deliver a final decision within 10 business days. If the student disagrees with the outcome of the appeal, the student may progress to step four.

Step Four: The student shall submit a letter to the Program Director, requesting a meeting with the Vice Chancellor for Student Services, within 5 business days. The Program Director will arrange for the Vice Chancellor for Student Services and student to meet within 10 business days. All decisions made by the Vice Chancellor for Student Services are final and binding.

For Other Complaints: Problems encountered by the students throughout the course of their training, which are not considered in the Grievance Policy, should be discussed with the Program Director and/or Clinical Coordinator.  Likewise, if problems occur at the clinical site and the student’s Clinical Instructor is not readily available, the student should discuss their concerns with the Clinical Coordinator and/or Program Director.  The program will investigate for patterns of grievance or complaint, to maintain the integrity of the educational program.

Contact Information

Barbara Klomp
Program Director of Radiologic Technology
Phone 248.233.2922