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Winni Stevenson
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Associate of Applied Science in Radiology Technology

GBC's AAS in Radiology Technology Program has received the highest award of an 8 year accreditation cycle through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT). It is a two-year program consisting of five semesters of clinical and course work.

Classes are held two consecutive days a week the first year of the program. Students must attend didactic courses on the Elko Campus or via Interactive video. During the first year, students are also required to attend weekly lab in person. Lab locations are available in Elko and Pahrump. The third semester (Summer), students enter their first, 6-week clinical rotation. The following two semesters students will complete 12 and 16-week respective clinical rotations, along with online didactic coursework. Clinical rotations may be required at facilities greater than 60 miles from Elko and Pahrump GBC Campuses.

Upon completion of this program, students are able to apply to take their licensure exams through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Mission

The mission of GBC’s Associate of Applied Science in Radiology Technology Program is to provide quality education to prepare the undergraduate Radiology Technology student for beginning practices in a variety of healthcare settings.

Goal/Outcomes

To accomplish this mission, our program provides students with extensive didactic and clinical training in the areas of radiologic physics and production, radiographic positioning, anatomy and physiology, patient care, image evaluation, radiation protection, quality control and pharmacology. Focus is placed on educating students in standards-based radiography practice optimizing patient care and outcome.

Students develop skills and professionalism through realistic laboratory simulations in our digital imaging lab. Students experience over 1400 hours of clinical experience under supervision in a variety of different imaging sites, working closely with licensed technologists to provide optimal patient care in a real-life setting.

These didactic, simulation and clinical opportunities prepare students to meet the following program goals:

  1. Students will be clinically competent.
  2. Students will communicate effectively.
  3. Students will utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  4. Students will be able to discuss professional pathways available.
  5. Students will practice professionalism.

Admission

The GBC AAS in Radiology Technology is a limited admission program based on student merit. Available openings are dependent upon clinical placement opportunities and may vary year to year.

Application Process

Applications are due to the Health Science and Human Service Department by April 1 of each year.  Students will have the opportunity to apply under multiple track options.  Students may select the Pahrump track or the Elko Track.

Elko Track

Students accepted into the Elko track will attend didactic courses on the Elko campus.  They will also attend lab weekly on the Elko GBC Campus the first two semesters.  Students will receive 3 semesters of clinical placement at a minimum of 2 different GBC clinical affiliates.  A minimum of one of these will be at a location outside of Elko.  Students will be financially responsible for obtaining housing during out of town rotations.

Pahrump Track

Students accepted into the Pahrump track will connect to didactic courses through Interactive Video on the Pahrump campus. They will attend lab weekly the first two semesters. Lab will be held on the Desert View Hospital campus in Pahrump. Students will receive 3 semesters of clinical placement at a minimum of 2 different GBC clinical affiliates. A minimum of one of these will be at a location outside of Pahrump. Students will be financially responsible for obtaining housing during out of town rotations.

Expenses

All expenses are estimated.

  • Tuition (In State): $7,500
  • Textbooks: $1,500
  • Uniforms, Shoes: $300
  • Immunization Tracking, Background Check, Drug Screening: $100-150
  • Liability Insurance: $40
  • Differential Fees (per credit for RAD courses): $65
  • ARRT Exam: $200
  • Physical Exam: Individual amount
  • Immunizations: Individual amount
  • Health Insurance: Individual amount
  • Travel/Living Expenses: Individual amount

Curriculum

The Curriculum integrates online and live courses in radiology technology with general education requirements. Clinical experiences are offered at the college and affiliated healthcare sites. Please review the student application for detailed application processes.

Privacy Information

Great Basin College Radiology Technology Program wants to ensure student privacy so all online and web enhanced courses are available through the distance education (WebCampus) and are password protected. GBC adheres to FERPA guidelines.

Accreditation Details

Great Basin College is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The Great Basin College Associate of Applied Science in Radiology Technology has been recognized by the American Registry of Radiology Technology (ARRT) and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

As of July 2011, The GBC Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT). You may review the Program Effectiveness Data or visit the JRCERT website to receive more information or review the JRCERT standards.

Contact information for JRCERT

20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste 2850JCERT logo graphic.
Chicago, IL 60606-2850
Phone: (312)704-5300
Fax: (312)704-5304
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org
Website: www.jrcert.org

Contact information for NWCCU

8060 165th Avenue NE | Redmond, WA 98052 USA
(205) 525-9848

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

The Radiology Technology Program graduate should be able to:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate clinical competency.
  2. Students will be able to position patients for diagnostic quality images.
  3. Students will be able to integrate ALARA practices for self, patients and others.
  4. Students will be able to evaluate the final radiology image for essential criteria.
  5. Students will be able to communicate effectively.
  6. Students will be able to manipulate techniques to accommodate for patient's condition.
  7. Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  8. Students will be able to describe professional avenues available to them.
  9. Students will be able to discuss ASRT, JRCERT, licensure and different modalities.
  10. Students will exhibit professionalism in a clinical setting.
  11. Students will demonstrate professional interaction with patients.

For More Information

Winni Stevenson
775-753-2300
winni.stevenson@gbcnv.edu

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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