Radiologice Sciences & Imaging - Clinical Education

The radiologic sciences and imaging programs offer a wide variety of clinical education sites. These include hospitals, independent imaging centers, and physician offices. Clinical hours may vary from site to site and will include evening rotations for radiologic technology students. These assignments will be within a 70-mile radius of the College. Students must provide their own reliable transportation to clinical education sites.

Applicants to any of the radiologic sciences and imaging programs must realize that each program is limited in size by its credentialing agencies and the availability of clinical rotations. It is not possible to accept more students than accrediting agencies approve and the clinical education sites permit.

Each student entering one of the radiologic sciences and imaging programs must present current immunization verification that meets the Kettering College requirements. (Some clinical sites may have additional health requirements and require background checks.)

CLINICAL HOURS FOR RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
Fall 16 hrs/week x 7 weeks 112 hours
Winter 16 hrs/week x 15 weeks 240 hours
Summer 24 hrs/week x 10 weeks 240 hours
Fall 24 hrs/week x 15 weeks 360 hours
Winter 24 hrs/week x 15 weeks 360 hours
Summer 8 hrs/week x 10 weeks 80 hours
  TOTAL 1,392 hours

Note: The hours listed above are an approximation and may vary from semester to semester due to scheduled college recesses and holidays. If circumstances warrant, the student may be granted a period of time longer than six semesters to complete the clinical competencies. The student shall not exceed 40 hours of combined clinical experience and didactic contact hours per week. No more than 25 percent of the clinical time will be scheduled during the evenings.

CLINICAL HOURS FOR ADVANCED IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES

Each one-semester clinical experience in the advanced imaging modalities of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, vascular-interventional technology, and cardiac interventional technology require approximately 300 contact hours in clinical experience. Each clinical week generally has three eight-hour days.

CLINICAL HOURS FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE

The Nuclear Medicine Institute at the University of Findlay assigns and manages all clinical hours for these students. The second and third semesters, at NMI, satisfy these clinical hour requirements.