The A.A.S. Radiography Program is a five-semester, full-time program beginning in the fall semester of each year. Classes and labs are held at the downtown campus and the clinical education component of the program is conducted in various hospitals and other medical facilities in Wilmington and the surrounding area. Program graduates are eligible to apply to take the national examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for certification and registration as medical radiographers.
Program graduates generally work in radiology departments in hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices. The hospital offers a wide variety of subspecialties including orthopedics, mammography, operating room, and trauma areas. The average starting hourly wage will range from $18.00 – $24.00 per hour.
|Criterion||Standard||Examples of Necessary Activities|
|Motor Function||Good manual dexterity, motor skills and eye-hand coordination are necessary.||
|Observation||The ability to observe the patient and any environmental activity is necessary.||
|Communication||The ability to speak, hear and observe patients is necessary.||
|Visual Activity||The ability to see fine detail is necessary.||
|Mental Stability||The ability to handle stressful situations is necessary.||
Health Sciences Division Student Appeal Procedures
Preclinical, Clinical, Fieldwork or Laboratory Appeal A student who is dismissed from the program due to unsatisfactory or unsafe Preclinical, Clinical, Fieldwork or Laboratory performance during the course of the semester, or who receives an end of semester unsatisfactory clinical evaluation, may appeal to the Radiography Program course instructor.
Procedure for Preclinical, Clinical, Fieldwork or Laboratory Appeals
- The student will request the Preclinical, Clinical, Fieldwork, and Laboratory Appeal form from the respective course instructor and Program Director via email and submit the appeal form within two college working days of the dismissal. Nurse Aide students must request and submit the appeal form by the end of the business day.
- Once the email request for an appeal has been received, the Program Director will send the appeal form to the student via Docusign.
- The student must complete the Appeal form via DocuSign within two college working days of the dismissal.
- Upon receipt of the completed appeal form, the Program Director will send an electronic acknowledgment of the appeal to the student. An appeal hearing will be arranged with the student, the respective course instructor(s), and the Program Director. The date, time, and location of the scheduled appeal hearing will be emailed to the student within two college working days from receipt of the student’s appeal form. The hearing will be held on campus.
The student will not be allowed to make any changes or additions to the original documentation throughout the appeal process. The appeal hearing will proceed even if the student is not present for the scheduled hearing.
It is the student’s responsibility to check his/her CFCC email for communication regarding the appeal. There will be more than one correspondence that will be sent via email that will require the student’s attention and will need to be submitted to the course instructor and program director.
For patient safety, the student may attend didactic classes, but not preclinical, clinical, fieldwork, or laboratory sessions while the student appeal is being reviewed via the appeals process.
Following the appeal hearing, the Program Director will make a decision regarding the appeal. The Program Director will email the student within two business days of the scheduled hearing with the final appeal decision. The decision of the Program Director is final.
Grievance Procedure & Grade Appeal – For any grievance or grade appeal, other than those related to Preclinical, Clinical, Fieldwork or Laboratory matters, the student should follow the Right of Appeal or Grade Appeal process as outlined in the CFCC COLLEGE AND STUDENT HANDBOOK.
If unsatisfied with the result from the CFCC Due Process Procedure, any student wishing to file a grievance with the JRCERT has that ability if the grievance pertains to one of the Standards. The JRCERT Grievance Procedure steps are:
1. See Student Resources/Allegations on the JRCERT website www.jrcert.org
2. All inquiries can be forwarded to:
3. No student will be subject to unfair actions as a result of initiating a complaint proceeding.
A grade of “C” or better is required in all Radiography Core courses for the student to continue in the program. All RAD courses are co-requisites to each other, so if a student fails the clinical practicum before the end of the semester, they must withdraw from all other RAD classes in which they are currently enrolled.
A course may be repeated only once and all Radiography courses must be taken in sequence. A passing grade is required in all the General Education courses A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for each semester.
CLASSROOM GRADING SYSTEM
CLINICAL GRADING SYSTEM
|100 – 92% = A||100 – 92% = A Above average|
|91 – 84% = B||91 – 84% = B Average|
|83 – 76% = C||83 – 76% = C Below average|
|75 – 68% = D||Below 76% = Failure|
|67 – 0% = F|