Prepare for entry into a career as a Radiologic Technologist (RT). An RT is responsible for the production of radiographic images. This program emphasizes communication, critical thinking, personal integrity, assessment and evaluation of radiographs and performing radiography exams. 

Radiography Application

The application for Summer 2022 opens August 2, 2021 and closes on October 31, 2021. Admissions Decisions will be sent in late January 2022.

Clinical Vaccination Requirement

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC), within its mission to “transform lives by delivering innovative, high-quality and affordable educational experiences in an accessible and diverse environment,” seeks to provide a safe and effective educational experience for all students, faculty, and staff and all others who may come in close contact with RCBC students, faculty or staff.

As a result of the current state of the Coronavirus pandemic, several health and safety protocols have been either implemented by RCBC, imposed on RCBC by partners who offer experiential learning opportunities, or both.

One such health and safety protocol is the requirement that all Health Science students and faculty provide verification of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to participating in clinical experiences. The close nature of clinical experiences, as well as the often-vulnerable position of patients to illness, necessitates that students and faculty demonstrate this measure of protection.

As a result, all Heath Science program students and faculty must provide verification of vaccination against COVID-19 two weeks before participating in clinical experiences.

There are no alternative avenues for RCBC health science students to experience high quality, real world situations and gain the skills necessary for success if they are unable to participate in the live clinical environment. 

Therefore, students who have not provided proof that they have been fully vaccinated two weeks before their clinical experience will be de-registered from their program. Students with specific questions may address them with their program director.

Program Overview

This is a 24 month program that consists of six consecutive semesters of study. The program has a capacity of 15, first-year students which is based on available clinical sites and  begins in the fall semester of each year.

Radiography as a Profession

The practice of radiography is performed by a segment of health care professionals responsible for the administration of ionizing radiation to humans and animals for diagnostic, therapeutic or research purposes. This objective is accomplished by:

  • arranging devices to lessen discomfort and prevent patient motion
  • positioning the patient for imaging of the desired area
  • adjusting equipment/factors to obtain a clear undistorted view of the area of interest
  • determining proper current voltage and exposure time for each procedure
  • preparing and administering contrast media
  • evaluating radiographic quality of obtained images
  • ensuring radiation protection for personnel, patients and the general public
  • keeping records/ files and preparing reports of procedures

Integral to radiography are: direct patient care, communication skills and technical/scientific activities.

Mission and Goals

In support of the mission of Rowan College at Burlington County, a comprehensive community college, the mission of the radiography program is to provide affordable quality educational experiences so that a student may develop academically, clinically and professionally into a competent, entry-level radiographer.

Student Learning Goals

  • Goal 1: Students will have knowledge and skills required to be clinically competent in all radiographic tasks necessary for an entry level radiographer:
    Student Learning Outcomes:

     

    • Students will apply positioning skills.
    • Students will select technical factors.
    • Students will utilize safe radiation protection practices.
    • Students will attain the technical knowledge appropriate for an entry level technologist on the ARRT examination.
  • Goal 2: Students will demonstrate communication skills
    Student Learning Outcomes:

     

    • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
    • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
  • Goal 3: Students will develop critical thinking skills.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
    • Students will critique images for diagnostic quality.
  • Goal 4: Students will model professionalism.
    Student Learning Outcomes:

     

    • Students will demonstrate a good work ethic.
    • Students will participate in personal and professional growth opportunities.

Program Effectiveness Goals

  • Goal 1: Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 85 percent at first attempt.
  • Goal 2: For each of the last five years, job placement rate of not less than 75% within six months for those graduates actively seeking employment.
  • Goal 3: Annual program completion rates, 80 percent of the students will complete the program within 3 years of program start.
  • Goal 4: Graduates will express satisfaction with the program, 80 % of respondents will of graduates will rate the program good or superior on the alumni survey.
  • Goal 5: Employer will express satisfaction with the graduates of the program as assessed on the employer survey, 80% of respondents will rate graduates with 4 pts or greater points out of 5 pts.
Program and Clinical Requirements

All general education credits in the associate of applied science degree for radiographers at Rowan College at Burlington County afford the graduate the foundation to pursue additional higher educational programs.

Please Note: There are no substitutes for radiography support/general education courses.

Courses taken earlier than required may be retaken to improve the grade and progress in the radiography program will not be affected until the co-requisite course is reached.

Program pre-requisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to apply:

  • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 1; 3 credits
  • BIO 111 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 1 (lab); 1 credit
  • HIT 106 Medical Terminology; 3 credits
  • ENG 101 College Composition; 3 credits

Radiology Education

Credits

RAD 113

Introduction to Radiologic Science 

2

RAD 117

Patient Care in Radiologic Science 

2

RAD 107

Principles of Radiation Protection & Biology 

2

RAD 127

Radiographic Image Production, Characteristics & Principles

2

RAD 129 

Digital Image Acquisition & Display 

2

RAD 140

Radiographic Clinical Procedures I

3

RAD 142

Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation I

2

RAD 150

Radiographic Clinical Procedures II

3

RAD 152 

Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation II

2

RAD 160

Radiographic Clinical Procedures III

3

RAD 162

Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation III

2

RAD 235

Radiographic Imaging Equipment 

2

RAD 240

Radiographic Clinical Procedures IV

3

RAD 242 

Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation IV

3

RAD 250

Radiographic Clinical Procedures V

2

RAD 252

Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation V

3

RAD 262

Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation VI

3

BIO 114

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology II

3

BIO 115

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 

1

HIT 106

Medical Terminology 

3

 

Total

48

Clinical Requirements 

All of Rowan College at Burlington County’s partners that provide clinical experiences to students, including RCBC’s Dental Clinic, require COVID vaccination for anyone who is treating patients.

Students in Health Science programs that require a clinical placement are required to be vaccinated for their own, and their patients’, safety.

Recommended Course Sequence Curriculum

The following list is the suggested sequencing for Radiology majors looking to obtain an associate in applied sciences. Students may complete as many general education courses as possible prior to beginning radiology courses.

* Indicates corequisite courses. Corequisite courses must be taken prior to or with (but no later than) the radiography course with which it is listed.

YEAR ONE

Semester 1 Course Title Credits
RAD 113 Intro to Radiologic Science 2
RAD 117 Patient Care in Radiologic Science 2
RAD 127 Radiographic Image Production, Characteristics & Principles 2
RAD 142 Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation I 2
RAD 140 Radiography Clinical Procedures I 3

 

Total

11

Semester 2 Course Title Credits
RAD 107 Principles of Radiation Protection & Biology 2
RAD 129 Digital Image Acquisition and Display 2
RAD 152 Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation 2 2
RAD 150 Radiography Clinical Procedures 2 3
BIO 114 Fund. Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIO 115 Fund. Anatomy & Physiology Lab II 1

 

Total

13

Semester 3 Course Title Credits
RAD 162 Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation 3 2
RAD 160 Radiography Clinical Procedures 3 3
SPE 102 Public Speaking 3

 

Total

8

YEAR TWO

Semester 4 Course Title Credits
RAD 235 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 2
RAD 242 Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation 4 3
RAD 240  Radiography Clinical Procedures 4 3
CIS 101 Computer Science 3

 

Total

11

Semester 5 Course Title Credits
RAD 252 Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation 5 3
RAD 250 Radiography Clinical Procedures 5 2
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology  3

 

Total

11

Semester 6 Course Title Credits
RAD 262 Clinical Practicum & Image Evaluation 6 3
MTH 107 Introduction to Statistics 3

 

Total

6

  RAD Credit Requirements 47
  General Education Requirements 22
  Total Requirements for Degree 69
  Total Clinical Hours 1680
Clinical Overview

Clinical Days / per week / per term

  • 2 days - first term
  • 2 days - second term
  • 2 days - third term
  • 3 days - fourth term
  • 3 days - fifth term
  • 3 days - sixth term

Clinical Time:  8 am - 4:30 pm

Clinical Sites:

  • Virtua - Memorial Hospital of Burlington County (6.3 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
    175 Madison Ave.
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
  • Virtua - West Jersey - Voorhees (13 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
    106 Carnie Blvd.
    Voorhees, NJ 08043
  • Virtua - Marlton (9 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
    90 Brick Road
    Marlton, NJ 08053
  • Southern Ocean Medical Center (40 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
    1140 Route 72 West
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050
  • Virtua Willingboro (9 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
    218 Sunset Road
    Willingboro, NJ 08046
  • Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes (12 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
    1600 Haddon Avenue
    Camden, NJ 08103
Applying to the Program

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) offers a two-year, professional program, leading to an Associate of Applied Science of Radiography degree (AAS.RAD). Learning is facilitated through classroom activities, practice labs and clinical experiences in area healthcare facilities.

Note: Applicants need to only complete one application through the online system, and incomplete applications will not be processed. All documents (high school and college transcripts) MUST be on file when the application is submitted.

Admissions Process

The Radiography program has a limited number of spaces and admissions into this program is very competitive.

The RCBC radiography program will now begin its classes each May. This change in the curriculum will be introduced in 2021. Furthermore, the number of applicants accepted in the May 2021 cohort will be limited.

The application for Summer 2022 opens August 2, 2021 and closes on October 31, 2021. Admissions Decisions will be sent in late January 2022.

Students who are seeking to apply are encouraged to attend a Radiography Information Session. For upcoming dates, please click here.

Minimum Application Criteria

Applicants to the Radiography Program must have the following minimum admissions criteria met in order to be reviewed/considered:

  • Completion of the Admissions Application to RCBC.
  • Submission of a completed Radiography admissions application online.
  • Applicants must attain a minimum age of 18 years within 6 months prior to the start of the program.
  • Submission of proof of high school completion via:
    • High School Transcript
    • GED
    • Translation of Foreign Credential
  • Official transcripts from previously attended colleges and/or universities to: 
    Office of Outreach & Admissions
    900 College Circle
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
  • Program prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to apply:
    • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 1
    • BIO 111 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 1 (lab)
    • HIT 105 Medical Terminology
    • ENG 101 College Composition

Note: Applicants who do not complete all the prerequisites listed above will not be considered.

  • Achievement of a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.8 or greater in all college coursework.
  • Students with non-repeated failures in pre-requisite courses will not be admissible.
  • Students with no more than 2 failures in total of any of the prerequisite courses listed on the rubric will not be admissible. For the RAD program admissions purpose, C-, D or F are considered failures.

NOTE: Meeting all admission standards DOES NOT guarantee admission into the program.

Additional Admissions Criteria

Applicants to the Radiography Program will also be measured on the following additional admissions criteria:

  • Completion of the following non-radiography courses with a grade of a “C” or better:
    • BIO 114
    • BIO 115
    • CIS 101
    • MTH 107
    • PSY 101
    • SOC 101
    • SPE 102
      ​Note: Completion of non-radiography courses listed above is strongly recommended but not required.
    • Additionally, the above courses are part of the Admission Rubric.
  • Applicants who have attended another radiography program must obtain a letter stating that they left in good standing. If admitted, the applicant will have to complete the program in its entirety.

NOTE: Meeting all admission standards DOES NOT guarantee admission into the program.

Admissions Decisions

Applicants will be selected according to the total points earned based on the admission rubric. This rubric will evaluate the academic performance of a student for the minimum and additional prerequisite courses considered when applying for the RAD program.

RCBC Radiography Admission Rubric

All applicable courses are evaluated using the following scale:

A = 10 points

A- = 9 points

B+ = 8 points

B = 7 points

B- = 6 points

C+ = 3 points

C = 2 points

C-, D, or F = 0 points

The grades of the prerequisites and non-radiography courses will be factored into the chart below and averaged for a total score based off of each attempt.

Courses Needed

# of Credits

Semester Taken

Grade

Semester Taken

Grade

Average Score

BIO 110

3

 

 

 

 

 

BIO 111

1

 

 

 

 

 

HIT 105

2

 

 

 

 

 

ENG 101

3

 

 

 

 

 

CIS 101

3

 

 

 

 

 

BIO 114

3

 

 

 

 

 

BIO 115

1

 

 

 

 

 

MTH 107

3

 

 

 

 

 

PSY 101

3

 

 

 

 

 

SOC 101

3

 

 

 

 

 

SPE 102

3

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

____ / 110

Applicants will be notified of decisions by late January via their RCBC student email accounts.

Acceptance into the Program

Accepted students will be notified by RCBC email of their conditional acceptance into the Radiography program. Conditional acceptance will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Attendance at the mandatory radiography orientation for the summer 2021 cohort. Not attending will forfeit the applicant’s place in the program.
  • Academic Advising session with the Director of the Radiography Program
  • Proof of Medical/Health Insurance
  • Proof of BLS CPR Card certified by the American Heart Association
  • Completion of a physical examination including:
    • Physical Exam and medical history
    • The two-step Tuberculosis test (single test must be completed annually)
    • Lab Tests
    • Tetanus Test (within the past 10 years)
    • Immunizations/Titers
  • Clear Criminal History Background Checks/Urine Drug Test
  • Malpractice Insurance (fee for the coverage is part of the tuition rate; therefore, there will be no additional fees to the students for this coverage.)
  • Reliable Transportation (to clinical sites)

NOTE: Students who are not accepted or decline admission to the Radiography program must re-apply in a future application cycle.

Program Staff and Faculty

Didactic Faculty

Pamela J. Evans, MSRS, RT(R)(M) ARRT
Pamela has been a lifelong resident of Pemberton, New Jersey and graduated from Pemberton Township High School. She has been a registered technologist since 1989. Pamela earned her radiography certificate from Memorial Hospital of Burlington County and earned an Associate of Applied Science from Rowan College at Burlington County. Later, she earned a bachelor’s degree in allied health from Widener University. Pamela finally earned her Master of Science in Radiologic Science Education from Midwestern State University located in Wichita Falls, Texas in 2007. She worked as a diagnostic radiographer, computed tomography technologist and mammographer for approximately 15 years. Pamela’s educational journey began as an adjunct instructor in 2003 at Rowan College at Burlington County. She has had experience as a didactic instructor, clinical coordinator and has been in the role of Program Director since 2012. As a radiologic technologist and educator, she holds memberships in the A.S.R.T., N.J.S.R.T., A.E.I.R.S., A.C.E.R.T. and N.J.E.R.I.

Jeffrey Nelson, BA, RT (R) AART
Jeffrey graduated from Cooper University Hospital's radiography program in 2015 and also has a bachelor's degree in communication. He is the clinical coordinator for the program.

 

Adjunct Faculty

Virginia Guccini, AAS, RT (R) ARRT
Virginia has earned a certificate in radiologic technology from Robert Packer Hospital and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Mansfield University. She teaches lab for the program.

Dennis A. Williams, RT (R)(CT) ARRT
Dennis has been a radiologic technologist for 30 years and holds an additional credential in Computed Tomography. He teaches various courses for the program.

 

Adjunct Clinical Preceptors

Karin Anderson, AAS, RT (R) (M) ARRT
Karin is a registered radiologic technologist and holds an additional credential in mammography.

Jen Fadden, BS, RT (R) ARRT
Jen is a registered radiologic technologist and also holds a bachelor’s degree. She graduated from the radiography program at Rowan College at Burlington County.

Virginia Guccini, AAS, RT (R) ARRT
Virginia has earned a certificate in radiologic technology from Robert Packer Hospital and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Mansfield University.

Nancy Murray, AAS, RT (R) ARRT
Nancy has been a registered radiologic technologist since 2012 and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Rowan College at Burlington County.

Parul Soni, AAS, RT (R) ARRT
Parul has been a registered radiologic technologist since 1989 and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Rowan College at Burlington County. 

 

Clinical Preceptor Faculty: Hackensack Meridian Health - Southern Ocean Medical Hospital

Jillian Errico, AS, RT (R) ARRT
Jillian has been a registered technologist since 2013 and earned a certificate from Shore Memorial School of Radiologic Technology.

Donna Halpin, RT (R) ARRT
Donna has been a registered technologist since 2005 and earned a certificate from Shore Memorial School of Radiologic Technology.

Jennifer Laratta-Highet, AAS, RT (R) ARRT
Jennifer has been a registered technologist since 2005 and earned her Associate of Applied Science from Rowan College at Burlington County. She also has a degree in liberal arts.

Samantha Signorello, AAS, RT (R) ARRT
Samantha is a registered radiologic technologist, and she earned an Associate of Applied Science from Rowan College at Burlington County.

 

Clinical Faculty: Virtua Marlton Hospital

Jesse Cave, RT (R) ARRT
Jesse is a registered technologist.

Christine Orr, AAS, RT (R) ARRT
Christine is a registered technologist and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Rowan College at Burlington County. 

Brad Blum, BA, RT (R) ARRT
Brad has been a registered technologist since 2015 and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in radiologic technology from Cumberland County College. He also has a business management degree from Elon University.

 

Clinical Preceptor Faculty: Virtua Memorial Hospital

Nicole Guinto, RT (R) ARRT
Nicole is a registered technologist.

Samantha Hanratty, RT (R) ARRT
Samantha is a registered technologist. 

Parul Soni, AAS, RT (R) ARRT
Parul has been a registered radiologic technologist since 1989 and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Rowan College at Burlington County. She is also a traveling clinical instructor for the program. 

 

Clinical Preceptor Faculty: Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Marialice Baran, RT (R) ARRT
Marialice is a registered radiologic technologist.

Carol Clark, RT (R) (M) ARRT
Carol has been a registered technologist since 1975 and earned a certificate of radiology technology from Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia. She has an additional credential in mammography.

Stacey Davis, RT (R) ARRT
Stacey has been a registered technologist since 2008 and graduated from Holy Family University.

Brittney Richter, RT (R)ARRT
Brittany is a registered radiologic technologist.

Anne Schofield, RT (R) ARRT
Anne has been a registered technologist since 2011 and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from the Community College of Philadelphia.

Deborah Slobodian, RT(R) ARRT
Deborah has been a registered technologist since 1995 and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from the Community College of Philadelphia. She is the manager at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

 

Clinical Preceptor Faculty: Virtua Voorhees Hospital

Brad Blum BA, RT (R) ARRT
Brad has been a registered technologist since 2015 and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in radiologic technology from Cumberland County College.  He also has a business management degree from Elon University.

Michael Ciecka, BS, RT (R) ARRT
Michael has been a registered technologist since 1991 and earned a certificate in radiologic technology from Medical College Hospital.  He also has a business degree from DeSales University.

Amanda Farino, RT (R) ARRT
Amanda has been a registered technologist since 2015 and earned her Associate of Applied Science degree from Rowan College at Burlington County. She also has an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Michelle Giletto, RT (R) (M) ARRT
Michelle is a registered technologist. She has an additional credential in mammography.

Jea Gun Lee, AAS, RT (R) ARRT
Jea is a registered radiologic technologist and earned an Associate of Applied Science from Rowan College at Burlington County.

Ian Highland, AAS, RT (R) (M) ARRT
Ian is a registered technologist and earned an Associate of Applied Science from Rowan College at Burlington County.

Jennifer Lender, RT (R) ARRT
Jennifer has been a registered technologist since 1997 and earned her Associate of Applied Science from Rowan College at Burlington County.

Christine Szymkowski, MSEd, BSAH RT (R) (CT) ARRT
Christine earned a certificate in radiologic technology from Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology in 1986. She has a bachelor's degree from Widener University. Most recently, she earned a Master of Science in Education from Saint Joseph's College of Maine.

Richard Wallace, AA, RT (R) ARRT
Richard has been a registered technologist since 2013 and earned a certificate in radiologic technology from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an Associate of Arts and Science in English.

 

Clinical Preceptor Faculty: Virtua Willingboro Hospital

Carlos Bonilla, BS, RT (R) ARRT
Carlos has been a registered technologist since 2006 and earned his Associate of Applied Science from Rowan College at Burlington County. He also has a bachelor’s degree in business.

Timothy Miller, RT (R) ARRT
Timothy is a registered radiologic technologist.

Frances Pellow, RT (R) ARRT
Frances is a registered radiologic technologist.

Christine Wallrath, RT (R) ARRT
Christine is a registered radiologic technologist.

 

Program Effectiveness

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. 

Download RCBC's Program Effectiveness Data Form for 20201 (PDF)

Accreditation

The RCBC Radiography Program is accredited by:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850,
Chicago, IL  60606-2901 
(312) 704-5300 • 
www.jrcert.org
mail@JRCERT.org

 

JRCERT: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Logo

Length of Accreditation Award: 8 years
Next Scheduled Review: 04/01/2026

Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners,
Department of Environmental Protection,
Radiation Protection Programs,
PO Box 415,
Trenton, NJ  08625   
(609) 894-5890 • 
www.state.nj.us/dep/rpp/brh/index.htm

 

Program Director

Pamela J. Evans M.S.R.S. RT (R) (M), ARRT 
Director of Radiologic Sciences
(856) 291-4173
pjevans@rcbc.edu

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