Radiologic Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology

Center for Health Sciences at Lowry

The Radiologic Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions as radiographers in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals. This program includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical internship experiences. Graduates will earn an AAS Degree in Radiologic Technology. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850; Chicago, IL 60606 www.jrcert.org)

The program begins in the summer semester of each year. Information and requirements may be obtained from the Academic Advisor for Health Sciences at CCD Lowry, 303.365.8300. Information sessions for the program are held twice a year on the third Tuesdays of October and January at 5:00 pm at the Center for Health Sciences at Lowry, in Room #117. Program information is also available at www.CCD.edu/Radiologic-Technology.

An AAS in Radiologic Technology from CCD is eligible to articulate with the following schools: Regis University: Bachelor of Sciences in Health Care Administration, Colorado Mesa University: Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology.

Steps to a Successful Application

  • Prior to enrolling in the program, students must complete all steps of the CCD college admissions process.  Radiologic Technology admissions packets are accepted annually. Applications must be submitted between October 1 and December 1 each year. Applications must be submitted by mail or dropped off at the Lowry Health Sciences Center located at 1070 Alton Way, Denver, CO., and postmarked by December 1st to be considered for admission into the class beginning fall of the next academic year.  Only packets complete in entirety upon submission will be accepted for consideration. They will be evaluated by the program faculty. Students must attend one Information and Advising session which are held in April, September, and November- see website for dates and times. Include documentation of attendance on your application packet.
  • Admission to the program, which is a highly competitive process, is based on a point system (100), determined by the following required criteria:
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for science and medical terminology courses and 2.8 for General Education courses (20 points)
    • Performance on Health Occupational Aptitude Exam (20 points)
      • This exam (HOAE) will be by invitation only, based upon having met the minimum requirements and submission of a completed application.
    • 12 hours of job shadow experience in a diagnostic imaging department  or equivalent experience (for details please visit  radiology program application website-https://www.ccd.edu/academics/academic-centers/health-sciences-lowry/programs-study/radiologic-technology/apply-rte-program)  (12 points)
    • 2 structured letters of recommendation (minimum) (10 points)
    • Interview with the application panel (30 points)

      • NOTE: The number of applicants who are invited to participate in the interviews depends upon the number of clinical placement sites which are available. Approximately 36 interviews will be granted.
    • Documented healthcare and/ or customer service experience  (not requisite criteria) (4 points)
    • Proof of Colorado residency (4 points)
  • Approximately 25 of the highest scoring candidates from the panel interview and admissions evaluation will be invited to enter the Radiologic Technology program.
  • Candidates who are not selected to enter the program will be provided with advisement, if desired. Students may apply for the program a total of three times.
  • All prerequisite science classes must have been taken within seven academic years prior to the July start of the program. All math courses must have been taken within 10 academic years prior to the start of the program. Science courses must have been taken within 7 academic years prior to the start of the program.
  • Transfer information
    • The Radiology Program at CCD accepts transfer students from other programs on a case by case basis. Students who are currently enrolled in a Radiologic Technology Program (RTE) other than CCD, must be in good standing with that program. This is subject to prerequisite courses completed and transferred, as well as a successful background check and drug screen. This is also subject to clinical site availability. Only students from an accredited school, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and Joint Review Committee of Education of Radiologic Technologists (JRCERT) will be eligible for consideration.  

Prerequisites

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I: GT-SC1 4
BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab: GT-SC1 4
ENG 121 English Composition I : GT-CO1 3
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
Or SOC 101 or PSY 235
 
 Subtotal14
Second Semester
MAT 121 College Algebra : GT-MA1 (Or higher level math) 4
PHY 105 Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1 4
 Subtotal8
 Total Credits22

Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
SummerCredits
RTE 101 Introduction to Radiography 2
 Subtotal2
Freshman
Fall
RTE 111 Radiographic Patient Care 2
RTE 121 Radiologic Procedures I 3
RTE 141 Radiographic Equipment and Imaging I 3
RTE 181 Radiographic Internship I 5
 Subtotal13
Spring
RTE 122 Radiologic Procedures II 3
RTE 131 Radiographic Pathology and Image Evaluation I 1.5
RTE 142 Radiographic Equipment and Imaging II 3
RTE 182 Radiographic Internship II 5
 Subtotal12.5
Summer
RTE 183 Radiographic Internship III 7
 Subtotal7
Sophomore
Fall
RTE 221 Advanced Medical Imaging 3
RTE 231 Radiation Biology/Protection 2
RTE 281 Radiographic Internship IV 8
 Subtotal13
Spring
RTE 132 Radiographic Pathology and Image Evaluation II 1.5
RTE 282 Radiographic Clinical Internship V 8
RTE 289 Radiographic Capstone 3
 Subtotal12.5
 Total Credits60

Computed Tomography Certificate

Center for Health Sciences at Lowry

Computed Tomography Certificate, Non-Distance

The medical imaging modality of Computed Tomography (CT) is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma, as well as in the evaluation of many pathological processes. This program will assist qualified students in obtaining the necessary didactic education and mandatory clinical competencies to prepare them to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT Certification Examination. The program will prepare students for entry-level clinical practice. 

The Non-Distance Computed Tomography Certificate program consists of two online didactic classes and two semesters (500 hours) of clinical internship.

Enroll in RTE 240 and RTE 255 didactic classes, with two semesters of clinical RTE 284 (6 credit hours per semester) where CCD would provide clinical experience through the current clinical affiliates of CCD. Students would receive regular clinical instruction by CCD faculty and be covered under CCD’s professional liability insurance.

Students must complete the minimum of 500 documented CT clinical training hours within 24 months prior to graduation.

Program Admission Requirements

Prior to enrolling in the program, students must complete all steps of the CCD college admission process. The online college application is available at www.CCD.edu/Apply. NOTE: Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the CT program.

Only students who wish to perform a clinical internship in one of CCD’s clinical affiliate facilities must apply to the program. Enrollment in RTE 240 and RTE 255 does not require a program application packet; just register following standard college enrollment procedures.

Admission to the CT Non-Distance Certificate Program is dependent upon the following: 

  • Fulfilling all requirements for admission to CCD.
  • Possess a current ARRT or NMTCB certification, or be a registry eligible graduate of an accredited program in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine and/or Radiation Therapy. 
  • Applicants must have a minimum of one year experience in direct patient care.
  • Submission of a complete admissions packet a minimum of eight weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student plans to begin the program. Dates will be verified by postmark.  
  • Clinical site availability. Internship placement is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be notified by the CT Coordinator of acceptance and placement.
Admissions Packet

The admissions packet consists of documents that can be downloaded at www.CCD.edu/Computed-Tomography and includes the following: 

  • CT Program Application
  • Current resume with proof of one year direct patient care experience
  • Copy of current ARRT or NMTCB certification card
  • Current CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers) card
  • Background Check and Drug Screen – must be completed six weeks prior to the start of the semester after notification of acceptance into the program by the CT coordinator
  • Documentation of current Qualitative Respiratory Fit Test
  • Immunization record documenting the following:
  • PPD done within the last 3 months
  • MMR - 2 immunizations or documentation of immunity
  • Hepatitis B series
  • Varicella - immunization or documentation of disease
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria Toxoid (TD)
  • Annual Flu Shot
  • Other documents as listed on the website

Requirements

RTE 240Principles of CT Imaging 13
RTE 255Multiplanar Sectional Imaging 12
RTE 284Advanced Clinical6
RTE 286Advanced Clinical Specialty II6
Total Credits17
1

Courses are offered online through Desire2Learn and can be taken separately.

Enrollment in RTE 240 and RTE 255 is not restricted and does not require application to program.

Computed Tomography Certificate

Center for Health Sciences at Lowry

Computed Tomography Certificate, Distance

The medical imaging modality of Computed Tomography (CT) is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma, as well as in the evaluation of many pathological processes. This program will assist qualified students in obtaining the necessary didactic education to prepare them to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT Certification Examination.

The Computed Tomography Distance Certificate program is designed primarily for long distance or out-of-state students. It consists of two online didactic classes and an instructor review of clinical competencies.

Enroll in RTE 240 and RTE 255 didactic classes and RTE 284 (1 credit hour), which would be used for verification of clinical competencies and required clinical hours. The student would be responsible for obtaining their own clinical placement and would not receive any clinical instruction by CCD faculty or be covered under CCD’s professional liability insurance.

Students must complete the minimum of 500 documented CT clinical training hours within 24 months prior to graduation.

Program Admission Requirements

Prior to enrolling in the program, students must complete all steps of the CCD college admission process. The online college application is available at www.CCD.edu/Apply.

Enrollment in RTE 240 and RTE 255 does not require a program application packet; just register following standard college enrollment procedures.

Admission to the CT Distance Certificate Program is dependent upon the following: 

  • Fulfilling all requirements for admission to CCD.
  • Possess a current ARRT or NMTCB certification, or be a registry eligible graduate of an accredited program in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine and/or Radiation Therapy. 
  • Submission of a complete admissions packet a minimum of four weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student plans to begin the program. Dates will be verified by postmark.  
Admissions Packet

The admissions packet consists of documents that can be downloaded at www.CCD.edu/Computed-Tomography and includes the following: 

  • CT Program Application
  • Current resume with proof of one year direct patient care experience
  • Copy of current ARRT or NMTCB certification card
  • Immunization record documenting the following:
  • PPD done within the last 3 months
  • MMR - 2 immunizations or documentation of immunity
  • Hepatitis B series
  • Varicella - immunization or documentation of disease
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria Toxoid (TD)
  • Annual Flu Shot
  • Other documents as listed on the website

Requirements

RTE 240Principles of CT Imaging 13
RTE 255Multiplanar Sectional Imaging 12
RTE 284Advanced Clinical1
Total Credits6
1

Courses are offered online through Desire2Learn and can be taken separately.

Enrollment in RTE 240 and RTE 255 is not restricted and does not require application to program.

Certificate in Mammography

Center for Health Sciences at Lowry

Mammography Certificate

**This program is not eligible for federal student aid.**

The medical imaging modality of Mammography is an important tool used in the diagnosis of breast cancer. This program will assist qualified students in obtaining the necessary didactic education and mandatory clinical competencies to prepare them to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Mammography Certification Examination. The program has been designed to be in compliance with all Colorado State and U.S. Federal mammography education requirements and will prepare students for entry-level clinical practice.

The program consists of a hybrid didactic class and two semesters of clinical experience.

Program Admission Requirements

Prior to enrolling in the program, students must complete all steps of the CCD college admissions process. The online college application is available at www.CCD.edu/Apply. NOTE: Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Mammography program.

Admission to the Mammography program is dependent upon the following:

  • Fulfilling all requirements for admission to CCD.
  • Current ARRT certification in Radiography.
  • Submission of a complete admissions packet a minimum of eight weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student plans to begin the program. Dates will be verified by postmark.
  • Clinical sites are limited. Enrollment in RTE 291 is restricted, and internship placement is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be notified by the Mammography Coordinator of acceptance and placement.
Admissions Packet

The admissions packet consists of documents that can be downloaded at www.CCD.edu/Mammography and includes the following:

  • Mammography Program Application
  • Current resume with proof of one year direct patient care experience
  • Copy of current ARRT certification card
  • Current CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers) card
  • Background Check and Drug Screen - must be completed six weeks prior to start of the semester after notification of acceptance into the program by the Mammography Coordinator.
  • State of Colorado Provisional Mammography License--Colorado requires a provisional license for mammographers in training. Students will apply for this license upon acceptance into the program and completion of the requisite Background Check and Drug Screen.

Immunization record documenting the following:

  • PPD done within the last 3 months
  • MMR - 2 immunizations or documentation of immunity
  • Hepatitis B series
  • Varicella - immunization or documentation of disease
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria Toxoid (TD)
  • Annual Flu Shot

Requirements

RTE 250Mammography3
RTE 270Mammography Clinical I2
RTE 291Mammography Internship4
Total Credits9