Prepare for entry into a career as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. A radiologic technologist 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. 

Program Overview

This is a 24-month program that consists of six consecutive semesters of study. The program has a capacity of 17, first-year students which is based on available clinical sites and begins in the summer semester of each year.

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 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.

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 two 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 48
  General Education Requirements 22
  Total Requirements for Degree 70
  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 RCBC radiography program begins its classes each May.

The application for Summer 2024 opens August 1, 2023 and closes on October 31, 2023. Admissions Decisions will be sent in late January 2024.

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 106 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 106

3

 

 

 

 

 

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 2022 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 Pemberton, New Jersey resident 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 in Wichita Falls, Texas in 2007. She was 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 experience as a didactic instructor, and 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)(MR) ARRT
Jeffrey graduated from Cooper University Hospital's radiography program in 2015 and has a bachelor's degree in communications. He is the clinical coordinator for the program.

 

Adjunct Faculty

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

Genna Beaver, BS, RT (R) (MR) ARRT
Genna is a registered radiologic technologist and holds an additional credential in MRI.

 

Adjunct Clinical Preceptors

Genna Beaver, BS, RT (R) (MR) ARRT
Genna is a registered radiologic technologist and holds an additional credential in MRI.

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 earned a radiologic technology certificate 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. 

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. 

* The annual Program Completion Rate was zero for the 2022 academic year. This was due to Covid-19 restrictions and the maximum number of students permitted at each clinical affiliate. There was not a graduating cohort that year.

Download RCBC's Program Effectiveness Data Form for 2023 (PDF)

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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 direct link to the Rowan College at Burlington County Effectiveness Information

https://www.jrcert.org/programs/rowan-college-at-burlington-county

JRCERT: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Logo

Length of Accreditation Award: 5 years
Next Scheduled Review: 04/01/2023

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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