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Radiologic Sciences Program

Bldg. X, Room X3036
bhcRadTech@dcccd.edu
972-860-4918

Big changes are coming!

As of January 2014 our program prerequisites have changed. Be sure to check back in October 2014 for the updated Online Information Session. This Video will contain information regarding the program application process and must be viewed prior to making application to the program. The program application period is from January to the end of the Spring semester (per Academic Calendar).

The Texas Department of State Health Services requires that all students enrolled in health professions programs that are exposed to blood and body fluid must have completed the Hepatitis B series prior to direct patient care. The series includes three injections.

Students enrolling in EMT-B, EMT-P, nursing and radiologic sciences programs must have a completed the immunization series before they begin clinical rotations. Students without proof of completed immunizations will not be allowed to continue in the program. No exceptions.

Other required proof of completed immunizations and test include:
Tetanus and Diptheria, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Varicella and a Tuberculosis test within the last 12 months. If the TB test was positive, then results from a current annual chest x-ray will need to be provided.

Hospitals/clinical facilities have the right to refuse students who have asked for exemptions from immunizations for personal or religious reasons. These cases will be handled individually.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Clinical opportunities are not available for any student who cannot obtain a U.S. Social Security number. Upon acceptance to Brookhaven College's health programs in Emergency Medical Services, Nursing and Radiologic Sciences, students are required to obtain a social security number. International students are advised to contact the Brookhaven College Multicultural Center office, Room S136, bhcMulticulturalCenter@dcccd.edu, 972-860-4192, concerning this requirement.

All clinical facilities are requiring that all students have flu shots prior to attending their clinical rotation.

image of x-rays The Brookhaven College Radiologic Sciences Program is a two-year, 72-credit-hour curriculum leading to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree. Brookhaven College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the full accreditation statement is available here.

The Brookhaven College Radiologic Science Program has been awarded accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-704-5300 Website: www.jrcert.org). The program must meet the requirements outlined in the "Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences." A graduate of the program will be eligible to take the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, ARRT. If successful on the Registry Exam, the graduate is eligible to be licensed by the Texas Department of Health as a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist.

Acceptance to the Radiologic Sciences Program is via a competitive selection process based on a point system outlined in section G. This information packet details the procedure for program application. By submitting complete application materials, potential applicants are expected to be familiar with the application requirements and process. A class will be admitted every Spring (January) semester.

Access more resources and career information at the Health Careers Resource Center.

Program Mission

The mission of the Brookhaven College Radiologic Sciences Program is to prepare students both academically and technically in the foundational principles of Radiologic Sciences. After completion of the program, the student will be able to competently, ethically and safely perform radiographic procedures and respond to the needs of their patients while assuming a vital role in the patient's health care team.

Program Data

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) collects data concerning completion rates, credentialing examination pass rates and job placement rates for accredited programs across the country.

Review a full outline of the college's program effectiveness data.

Program Goals and Outcomes

The goals of the Brookhaven College Radiologic Sciences Program are:

Goal 1: Students will competently and safely perform entry-level radiographic procedures.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate proper communication skills.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate the importance of professional development and growth.

Program Effectiveness Goal: The program will fulfill its mission by providing the community with qualified radiographers.