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									                     DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES

            RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM



                                   STUDENT HANDBOOK
                                        2003-2005




                                              IMPORTANT NOTICE

Failure to read this Handbook does not excuse students from the rules and procedures described herein. Personal factors,
illness, or contradictory advice from any source are not acceptable grounds for seeking exemption from these rules and
procedures.
                                          Welcome
Congratulations! You have been selected as a member of the next Radiologic Technology class. You

have chosen an exciting and rewarding profession, and this program will strive to provide you with the

educational experiences necessary to prepare you for a career in a radiology setting.



The program was established in 1967 and has graduated many qualified RTs over the years. While

most have been employed in hospitals, clinics, and Doctor's offices around the city and state, some

have chosen to continue their education and earn higher degrees in radiologic sciences or related

disciplines.

During the next two years, you will be required to devote many hours of study and preparation to gain

the knowledge and practical experiences needed to successfully enter a career in radiology. I believe

you will find that your hard work is well worth the effort!




Wishing you much success,




Christie Bolton, M.A.Ed., R.T. (R)
Radiologic Technology Program Director
Jefferson State Community College
                       Program Mission Statement and Goals


The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at Jefferson State Community College is to
prepare graduates for entry-level employment as a radiologic technologist in the healthcare
community.

This program mission is consistent with the colleges Statement of Philosophy and Purpose in the
Jefferson State Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.


Program Goals:

The program mission can be met by the achievement of the following goals:

I.     Provide an appropriate educational environment in which students can be successful by:

       A.     Establishing admission policies that are fair and accessible.
       B.     Providing student support services.
       C.     Providing assistance in job placement.

II.    Provide the healthcare community with graduates that have the knowledge and skills to:

       A.     Produce radiographs of optimal quality for diagnostic purposes.
       B.     Provide patient care appropriate for the individual patient.
       C.     Maintain a safe environment.
       D.     Use written and oral medical communication effectively.
       E.     Maintain professional conduct as determined by the “ARRT Code of Ethics”.
                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS


Welcome        .      .       .    .       .      .   .   .   .   .   2

Mission Statement     .       .    .       .      .   .   .   .   .   3

RAD Advisory Committee .           .       .      .   .   .   .   .   6

The Educational Experience          .      .      .   .   .   .   .   8

Progression Requirements .         .       .      .   .   .   .   .   9

Drug Screening        .       .    .       .      .   .   .   .   .   14

Code of Ethics        .       .    .       .      .   .   .   .   .   18

Eligibility for Certification .    .       .      .   .   .   .   .   19

General Information          .     .       .    .     .   .   .   .   20
      The Family Educational and Privacy Rights
      Act, 1974 ("Buckley Amendment"). .        .     .   .   .   .   20
      Equal Opportunity Statement. .       .    .     .   .   .   .   20
      Rehabilitation Act of 1973 .         .    .     .   .   .   .   21
      Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990   .     .   .   .   .   21
      Policy on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome   .   .   .   .   21

Student Services      .    .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   23
      Food Services .      .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   23
      Housing         .    .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   23
      Lost and Found       .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   23
      Pioneer Bookstore    .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   23
      Telephone Use        .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   24
      Emergency Messages .         .       .      .   .   .   .   .   24
      Financial Concerns .         .       .      .   .   .   .   .   24
      Learning Resources Center.   .       .      .   .   .   .   .   25
      Learning Success Center      .       .      .   .   .   .   .   25
      Copier Use .         .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   25
      Health and Insurance .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   26
      Security        .    .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   26
      Motor Vehicle Information.   .       .      .   .   .   .   .   26
      Identification Cards .       .       .      .   .   .   .   .   27
      Non-Smoking Policy .         .       .      .   .   .   .   .   28

Student Activities. .       .      .      .       .   .   .   .   .   29
      Campus Organizations         .      .       .   .   .   .   .   29
      Fitzgerald Student Center. .        .       .   .   .   .   .   29
      Health, Physical Education, and Athletics   .   .   .   .   .   29
      Professional Organizations .        .       .   .   .   .   .   29
Student Conduct. .          .      .      .       .   .   .   .   .
      Academic Honesty Code        .      .       .   .   .   .   .   30
       Drug and Alcohol Free Campus.        .       .       .       .       .   .   31
       Disciplinary Procedures for Students in Clinical Affiliate Rotation. .   .   31

Program Information          .      .        .     .    .           .       .   .
      Grading Policy         .      .        .     .    .           .       .   .   33
      Progression and Readmission Policy .         .    .           .       .   .   33
      Class Attendance Policy       .        .     .    .           .       .   .   33
      Clinical Education Hours      .        .     .    .           .       .   .   33
      Clinical Education Attendance Regulations .       .           .       .   .   34
      Withdrawal Information        .        .     .    .           .       .   .   34
      Guidelines for Clinical Students in Rotation .    .           .       .   .   35
              Clinical Education Eligibility .     .    .           .       .   .   35
              Clinical Assignments .         .     .    .           .       .   .   35
              Clinical Education    .        .     .    .           .       .   .   35
              Supervision of Students        .     .    .           .       .   .   36
              Repeat Policy .       .        .     .    .           .       .   .   36
              Radiation Protection Practice .      .    .           .       .   .   36
              Dress Code .          .        .     .    .           .       .   .   36
              Clinical Education Reports .         .    .           .       .   .   37
      AIDS and the Radiographer .            .     .    .           .       .   .   37
      Division Policy, Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids            .       .   .   39
      Pregnancy Policy       .      .        .     .    .           .       .   .   41
      Illness and Communicable Disease .           .    .           .       .   .   41
      Clinical Competency .         .        .     .    .           .       .   .   42
      Rotations      .       .      .        .     .    .           .       .   .   44
      Required Competency List .             .     .    .           .       .   .   47
      Evaluation of Clinical Performance .         .    .           .       .   .   48
      RAD 127 Lab Competencies .             .     .    .           .       .   .   53
      RAD 128 Lab Competencies .             .     .    .           .       .   .   54
      Semester Course Sequence .             .     .    .           .       .   .   55
      Where to Find          .      .        .     .    .           .       .   .   56
                    Jefferson State Community College Advisory Committee

Program Officials
Ms. Christie W. Bolton                                     Dr. Bonnie Embry
Program Director                                           Medical Advisor
Jefferson State Community College                          Medical Center East
2601 Carson Road                                           50 Medical Park Drive East
Birmingham, AL 35215                                       Birmingham, AL 35235

Ms. Annette Williamson                                     Ms. Valerie Peterson
Clinical Coordinator                                       Lab Instructor
Jefferson State Community College                          JSCC
2601 Carson Road                                           2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, AL 35215                                       Birmingham, AL 35215

                                         Members

                                                           Ms. Diane McDowell
                                                           Assistant Director of Radiology
                                                           Baptist Medical Center Montclair
Mr. Billy R. Connelly                                      800 Montclair Road
Medical Imaging Director                                   Birmingham, Al 35213
Medical Center East
50 Medical Park Drive East                                 Ms. Terri Laymons
Birmingham, AL 35235                                       Assistant Director of Radiology
                                                           Baptist Medical Center Princeton
Mr. Morris Maxie                                           701 Princeton Ave
Medical Imaging Director                                   Birmingham, Al 35211
Cooper Green Hospital
1515 6th Avenue South                                      Mr. Fred Harris
Birmingham, AL 35205                                       Director of Radiology
                                                           Children‟s Hospital
Mr. Wilbur G. Paullin                                      1600 7th Ave. S
Medical Imaging Director                                   Birmingham, Al 35233
St. Vincent's Hospital
2701 9th Court South                                       Ms. Janice Pyle
Birmingham, AL 35201                                       Health Science Division Chair
                                                           Jefferson State Community College
Mr. Bob Tyler                                              2601 Carson Road
Assistant Director Radiology                               Birmingham Al. 35215
UAB West
Highway 11 South                                           Ms. Sharon Barnes
Bessemer, AL 35020                                         Orthopedics East
                                                           Birmingham, Al 35215


Ms. Gay Utz
Gadsden State Community College                            Lynne Hamer
P. O. Box 227                                              BMC Shelby
Gadsden, AL 35999                                          PO Box 488
                                                           Alabaster, AL 35007-0488
                             JSCC Radiologic Technology Program
                                 ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Clinical Instructors
From each clinical affiliate:

Henry Berry           -     Cooper Green
Randy Dutton      -        St. Vincent‟s
Joanne George     -        BMC Montclair
Jackie Harris         -     Bessemer Caraway
Cathy Hopper      -        BMC Princeton
Mary Jo Jones         - Medical Center East
Karen Knight      -        Children‟s Hospital
Cathy Hoper       -        BMC Princeton
Julie Thrasher            - Medical Center East
Rachael Plemons -           BMC Shelby


Student Representative
Courtney Hogue
Association of Radiologic Technology Students
President
                        THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Many new students do not know what a good college student is or what a good college student does.
They understand good and bad grades in a general way, and they sense that they should attend classes;
but that is where their knowledge begins and ends. Most teachers know what a good student is--and is
not. For one thing, a good student is not necessarily the most intelligent individual in a class. But a
good student does have some clearly identifiable attributes.

What are the Characteristics of Successful Students?

1.     Not surprisingly, they attend classes--regularly. Moreover, they are on time. If they miss a
       session, they feel obligated to let the instructor know why, and their excuses seem legitimate
       and reasonable. They make sure they get all assignments they missed and understand
       specifically what was covered in class.

2.     They take advantage of extra credit opportunities if they are offered. They demonstrate that
       they care about their grades and are willing to work to improve them. They often do the
       optional, and frequently challenging, assignments that many students pass up, such as giving a
       five minute presentation those substitutes for an essay.

3.     Successful students speak in class, even if their attempts are a bit clumsy and difficult. They
       ask the questions that the instructor knows many in the class are bound to have, provided they
       are listening.

4.     They see the instructor before or after class about grades, comments made on their papers, and
       upcoming tests. Sometimes they just want to ask a question or make a comment relative to the
       class discussion.

5.     Successful students turn in assignments that look neat and sharp. They take the time to produce
       a final product that looks good, a reflection of a caring attitude and pride in their work.

6.     They are attentive in class. They don't chat, read, or stare out windows. In other words, they
       are polite and graceful, even if they get a little bored.

7.     Almost all work and assignments are turned in, even if every one of them is not brilliant.
       Successful students seem driven to complete all work.

8.     The most successful students may well end up at the instructor's office door at least once during
       the semester. They'll go out of their way to find the instructor and engage him/her in
       meaningful conversation.

The above "characteristics" were written by David Shunts in "Innovation Abstracts" Vol. X, No. 17;
published by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. However, they could
have been written by your college faculty as they reflect our observations as well. Our purpose here is
to assist you in learning but you must do your part. If you need help with study skills, act early.
Contact the Learning Success Center now and develop a plan for success.

While class attendance and participation are very important, a college education involves much more.
The intellectual and social climate of the college seeks to broaden horizons as well as to provide skills
and knowledge necessary to pursue a given career. We feel the information contained within this
booklet will help you participate fully in the educational experience.
                             JSCC Radiologic Technology Program
                               PROGRESSION GUIDELINES

I.    REGULAR PROGRESSION

           A. IN ORDER TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
              PROGRAM, STUDENTS MUST FULFILL ALL OF THE FOLLOWING
              REQUIREMENTS:
               1.  Progress through all required general education courses in the radiologic
                   technology program curriculum, including prerequisites and co-requisites, in a
                   sequence approve by the radiologic technology program faculty

               2.    Progress through all radiography program courses, including prerequisites and
                     co-requisites, in the sequence specified by the radiography program faculty

               3.    Attain grades of “C” or above in each of the required radiologic technology and
                     general education courses in the curriculum without repeated withdrawals,
                     audits, or failures

               4.    Maintain a grade-point average of 2.00 or above (4.00 grade scale) on all college
                     credits and on Jefferson State Community College credits within the past 10
                     years

               5.    Maintain current radiologic technology student liability insurance, drug
                     screening, personal health/hospitalization insurance, and radiation dosimeter

               6.    Submit completed medical form by required date

               7.    Maintain a satisfactory level of health, including freedom from chemical
                     dependency

               8.    Maintain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the health care
                     provider level

               9.    Refrain from conduct that violates the College‟s Academic Honesty Code, the
                     Code of Student Conduct, and the Drug and Alcohol Free Campus Policy

              10.    Refrain from conduct that violates the ARRT Code of Ethics and that which leads
                     to a major breach in safety, confidentiality, legality, or accountability

              11.    Comply with all progression requirements in order to remain in the program and
                     graduate

      B.      STUDENTS SHOULD SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS WITH A PROGRAM
              FACULTY ADVISOR TO DISCUSS THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS AS NEEDED

II.   OUT OF PROGRESSION

      A.      THE STUDENT IS CONSIDERED TO BE OUT OF PROGRESSION IF HE/SHE:
              1.   Fails to progress through all required general education courses in the radiologic
                   technology curriculum, including prerequisites and co-requisites, in a sequence
                   approved by the radiologic technology program faculty
                    2.         Fails to progress through all required radiologic technology courses in the
                               curriculum, including prerequisites and co-requisites, in a sequence approved by
                               the radiologic technology program
                               a.      Students should not withdraw from required radiologic technology or
                                       general education courses without advisement from their assigned
                                       radiography program faculty advisor, since this will interrupt the student‟s
                                       progression into the next term of the radiologic technology curriculum.
                               b.      A student who withdraws from a required radiologic technology or
                                       general education course must complete the readmission procedures

                    3.         Failure to attain grades of “C” or above in each of the required general education
                               courses in the radiologic technology program curriculum.
                               a.      A student who fails to attain a grade of “C” or above in each of the
                                       required general education courses must repeat the course successfully
                               b.      application for readmission may be made before the final grade is known.
                                       However, if readmission is achieved, it will be conditional, based upon
                                       successful course completion (i.e. attains a grade of “C” or above)

                    4.         Fails to attain grades of “C” or above in each of the required radiologic
                               technology courses in the curriculum
                               a.      A student who fails to attain a grade of “C” or above in a radiologic
                                       technology course must achieve readmission and successfully repeat the
                                       radiologic technology course and revalidate prescribed laboratory
                                       competency examinations within the next twelve (12) months

     1st Semester              2nd Semester                     3rd Semester                  4th Semester                  5th Semester
                   course(s)                        course(s)                     course(s)                     course(s)
         course(s)
  course failed    to repeat        course failed   to repeat     course failed   to repeat     course failed   to repeat     course failed
         to repeat
  RAD 127          RAD 127          RAD 128         RAD 128       RAD 130         RAD 130       RAD 213         RAD 213       RAD 215
         RAD 215
                                                                                  RAD 140*                      RAD 127*
          RAD 128*

  RAD 121      RAD 121 RAD 210                      RAD 210       RAD 131         RAD 131       RAD 212         RAD 212       RAD 223
       RAD 223
               RAD 127*                             RAD 128*                      RAD 140*                      RAD 127*
       RAD 224

                                    RAD 124         RAD 124       RAD 211         RAD 211       RAD 129         RAD 129       RAD 224
          RAD 224
                                                    RAD 128*                      RAD 140*                      RAD 127*
          RAD 223

                                    RAD 150         RAD 150 RAD 140               RAD 140       RAD 221         RAD 221
                                                    RAD 128*                      RAD 143                       RAD 222

                                    RAD 142         RAD 142  RAD 143              RAD 143       RAD 222         RAD 222
                                                    RAD 128*                      RAD 140                       RAD 221

* course can be taken for credit to obtain a higher grade or audited and admitted on a space available basis in order to revalidate laboratory
competencies

                               b.         A student who does not achieve readmission within twelve (12) months
                                          of the last class day of the term in which the student‟s progression was
                                          interrupted will not be considered for readmission
                               c.         A student may repeat a radiologic technology course once
            5.    Fails to maintain a grade point average of 2.00 or above (4.00 scale) on all
                  college credit and on Jefferson State Community College credit within the last
                  ten (10) years

             6.   Fails to maintain current student liability insurance, drug screening, personal
                  health/hospitalization insurance, and radiation dosimeter

             7.   Fails to submit completed medical forms by the required date

             8.   Fails to maintain a satisfactory level of health, including freedom from chemical
                  dependency

             9.   Fails to maintain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the
                  health provider level

            10.   Fails to comply with all progression requirements in order to graduate

       B.   ANY STUDENT WHOSE PROGRESSION THROUGH THE RADIOLOGIC
            TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM IS INTERRUPTED MUST REAPPLY


III.   READMISSION PROCEDURES

       A.   STUDENTS WHOSE PROGRESSION THROUGH THE RADIOLOGIC
            TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM IS INTERRUPTED AND WHO DESIRE TO BE
            READMITTED MUST REMEDY ALL CONDITIONS THAT PRODUCED THE
            OUT OF PROGRESSION STATUS WITHIN A TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD AS
            OF THE LAST CLASS DAY OF THE TERM IN WHICH THE STUDENT‟S
            PROGRESSION WAS INTERRUPTED
            1.   Schedule an appointment with a radiologic technology program advisor for
                 assistance in planning remedies

            2.    Meet the conditions and complete the activities prescribed within the specified
                  time limit (i.e. completed medical form, current CPR certification, proof of
                  health/hospitalization insurance, drug screening, student liability insurance, and
                  radiation dosimeter)

       B.   AFTER REMEDYING THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH INTERRUPTED
            PROGRESSION, IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR READMISSION, THE
            STUDENT MUST:
            1.   Complete the required radiologic technology program admissions application

            2.    Prior to the beginning of the term immediately preceding the term for
                  which reapplying, the student must submit a letter to the Radiologic Technology
                  Program Coordinator requesting readmission. The student should include
                  statements in the letter explaining reasons for the out of progression status, any
                  actions taken to comply with requirements, and any special request regarding the
                  remaining curricular sequence

            3.    The student will be notified prior to the appropriate registration date if the
                  request for readmission is approved or denied. Readmission eligibility and
                  placement are determined by the radiologic technology program faculty
           4.     If readmission is granted, the student must submit official transcripts from other
                  colleges or universities attended while out of progression by the designated date



      C.   ANY CHANGES IN THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AND
           STUDENT CLINICAL EDUCATION HANDBOOK WILL BE APPLICABLE TO ANY
           STUDENT UPON READMISSION

      D.   READMISSION TO THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM IS NOT
           GUARANTEED EVEN IF A STUDENT MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR
           READMISSION (see section IV)


IV.   READMISSION DENIAL

      A.   A STUDENT MAY BE DENIED READMISSION DUE TO, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
           ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:

           1.     Remedies to remove out of progression status are incomplete or inadequate

           2.     Space is unavailable in the course to which the student reapplies. Space
                  availability is determined by the radiologic technology program. Students in
                  regular progression have enrollment priority.

           3.     Transcripts, documents, forms, certification, drug screening, insurance, and other
                  required records have not been submitted as required or are incomplete

           4.     Grade point average is less than 2.00 on all college credit or on Jefferson State
                  Community College credit within the last 10 years

           5.     Health status is such that placement of the student in required didactic classes,
                  laboratories or clinical education sites may pose a health, safety or legal risk to
                  the student, the patients in the care of that student, or the clinical education site

           6.     A review of the student‟s records indicates that readmission is not in the best
                  interest of the student or potentially assigned patients or will cause the radiologic
                  technology program to violate the policies, professional or legal rules, regulations,
                  or ethical principles under which it operates

      B.   IF AN OUT OF PROGRESSION STUDENT IS DENIED READMISSION, THE
           STUDENT MAY REAPPLY AS OUTLINED IN THE READMISSION PROCEDURES
           SECTION OF THESE GUIDELINES, PROVIDING NO MORE THAN TWELVE (12)
           MONTHS HAVE LAPSED SINCE THE LAST CLASS DAY OF THE TERM IN
           WHICH THE STUDENT‟S PROGRESS WAS INTERRUPTED


V.    DISMISSAL

      A.   A STUDENT WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL FROM THE RADIOLOGIC
           TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OR DENIED READMISSION OR ADMISSION OR
           PLACED IN AN OUT OF PROGRESSION STATUS IF THE STUDENT:
     1. Acts in a manner that radiologic technology program faculty (to include clinical
        faculty) evaluate as being in breach of safety, confidentiality, legality, or
        accountability

           2. Violates radiography practice standards outlined in the ARRT Code of Ethics or
              engages in conduct identified in the Code as grounds for denial, suspension, or
              revocation of the radiologic technology certification as the same applies to
              Jefferson State Community College radiologic technology students

     3.       Falsifies records

     4.       Fails to attain a final grade of “C” in a required general education curse within a
              reasonable or prescribed time limit without repeated withdrawals, audits, or
              failures

     5.       Fails to attain a final grade of “C” in a required radiologic technology course
              when taking the course the second time within the prescribed time limit
     6.       Fails two (2) radiologic technology program courses

     7.       Fails to repeat radiologic technology program curriculum courses as required
              and/or specified

     8.       Fails to produce documents as required by the radiologic technology program

     9.       Violates the College‟s Academic Honesty Code, the Code of Student Conduct, or
              the Drug and Alcohol Free Campus Policy

     10.      Habitually ignores or fails to follow the policies, profession and legal rules or
              regulations, or ethical principles under which the radiologic technology program
              and its affiliated clinical education sites operate

B.   DISMISSAL FROM THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM MEANS:

     1.       Students will not be considered for readmission into the Radiologic Technology
              Education Program

     2.       Student will not be considered for admission as a new student and will be dropped
              from any list of eligible applicants
VI.                   JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                            DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES
                         RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
                     STUDENT DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN POLICY

As stipulated by the health care agencies with which Jefferson State Community College Radiologic
Technology Program contracts for clinical experience, students must abide by the policies established
by these agencies relative to drug and alcohol screening and any subsequent revisions to the policy in
order to participate in clinical experiences at the agency. This includes pre-clinical drug and alcohol
screening and random drug and alcohol screening should the student exhibit behaviors indicative of
substance abuse during a clinical experience. Fees for all drug and alcohol screening must be paid by
the student.

   I.     Pre-Clinical Screening

          1.      All students will receive notice of the drug screening guidelines prior to
                  admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.

          2.      The Radiologic Technology Program will maintain on file a signed consent to
                  drug and alcohol screening from each student.

          3.      Drug and alcohol screening will be scheduled and conducted by a nationally
                  accredited laboratory selected by the college at a cost of $33.00 per student.

          4.      Any student failing to report for screening at the designated time must complete
                  testing with the designated laboratory within 24 hours.

          5.      Failure to complete the drug and alcohol screening as required by clinical
                  agencies will prohibit the student from completing the clinical component of
                  required radiologic technology courses.

          6.      Positive drug screens will be confirmed by Gas Chromatography/Mass
                  Spectrometry (GCMS). No sample is reported as positive before it has been
                  tested at least twice.

          7.      Results of drug and alcohol screening must be sent directly to the Director of
                  Nursing and Allied Health at Jefferson State Community College.

          8.      Positive drug or alcohol screening will prohibit the student from completing the
                  clinical component of required radiologic technology courses.

          9.      A student who is unable to complete the clinical component of required courses
                  due to a positive drug screen may apply for readmission to the Radiologic
                  Technology Program. The student will be considered for readmission according
                  to the criteria in Section V.
II.    Reasonable Suspicion Screening

       Students may also be required to submit to reasonable suspicion testing as stipulated in
       the drug screen policy of the clinical agency while participating in clinical experiences.
       The definition of reasonable suspicion, as stated in the substance abuse policies of the
       clinical agencies, may include the following.

       1.     Observable phenomena, such as direct observation of drug use and/or the physical
              symptoms or manifestations of being under the influence of a drug;
       2.     Presence of an odor of alcohol;
       3.     Abnormal conduct or erratic behavior while on the clinical unit, absenteeism,
              tardiness or deterioration in performance;
       4.     A workplace accident;
       5.     Evidence of tampering with a drug test;
       6.     Suspected theft of medications including controlled substances while on the unit;
       7.     Information that the individual has caused or contributed to an incident in the
              clinical agency;
       8.     Evidence of involvement in the use, possession, sale, solicitation or transfer of
              illegal or illicit drugs or alcohol while enrolled in the Radiologic Technology
              Program.

III.   Student Drug Screen Procedure

       1.      All students must pay the $33 screening fee by the first day of class for RAD
              121. Payment must be made to account #094035-2720 at the Cashier Window in
              George Wallace Building. The receipt must be presented to the Radiologic
              Technology Clinical Coordinator in Room 249 in George Layton Building.

       2.     Drug and alcohol screening for students will be conducted prior to the first
              scheduled clinical day for RAD 142. Transfer students will be screened prior to
              the first scheduled clinical day for the course into which they are transferring.

       3.     Students must submit a photo ID and social security number at the time of
              specimen collection.

       4.     The Collector will explain the collection.

       5.     Students must remove unnecessary outer garments (coats, sweaters, etc.) and
              remove items from pockets when entering the collection site.

       6.     The collector will collect a monitored urine specimen.

       7.     In the presence of the student, the collector will seal the urine specimen with a
              tamper proof security seal and affix an identification label with code number.
      8.     The student will verify the information on the identification label, initial the
             security seal, and read and sign the Chain of Custody Form.


      9.     The collector will sign the Chain of Custody Form and give the student the
             appropriate copy.

      10     The collector will forward the sealed urine specimen and chain of Custody Form
             to the accredited laboratory for testing.

      11.    Urine samples must be screened for the following:
             1.            Amphetamines
             2.            Barbiturates
             3.            Benzodiazepines
             4.            Cocaine
             5.            Marijuana
             6.            Methaqualone
             7.            Opiates
             8.            PCP
             9.            Propoxyphene
             10.           Methadone
             11.           Ethanol

      12     Positive screens will be confirmed by Gas Chromotography/Mass
             Spectrophotometry.

      13.    The student will be informed of the screening results by the Director of Nursing
             and Allied Health within seven (7) days of receiving the results.

IV.   Confidentiality

      The Director of Nursing and Allied Health will receive all test results which will be
      maintained in a locked file in the Directors office. Confidentiality of test results will be
      maintained with only the Director and the student having access to the results with the
      exception of legal actions that require access to test results.
V.     Readmission

       To be considered for readmission, students who withdraw from the Radiologic Technology Program due
       to a positive drug screen must:

       1.     Submit a letter from a treatment agency verifying completion of a substance abuse treatment
              program.

       2.     Submit to an unannounced drug screen at the student‟s expense prior to readmission. A positive
              screen at this time will result in ineligibility for readmission.

VI.    Drug screen programs suggested or required by the Jefferson State Community College, and/or various
       institutions with which the college contracts may vary from time to time in any or all of their aspects.
       Students will be required to comply with screening which will satisfy any program or requirement
       established by any health care facility with whom the college contracts for clinical experience, whether
       preclinical drug screening, random drug screening or incident related screening.

       Some of the classes of drugs for which screening will be conducted are available by prescription from
       health care practitioners. Prescription drugs prescribed to a student by an appropriate health care
       practitioner may nevertheless be subject to abuse and may give rise to reasonable suspicion testing or
       incident testing. The fact that a student has a prescription for one or more of the classes of drugs which
       are legally prescribed by a health care practitioner does not necessarily, in and of itself, excuse the
       student from the effect of this policy.



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                                             Code of Ethics
1.    The Radiologic Technologist conducts himself/herself in a professional manner, responds to patient
      needs and supports colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care.

2.    The Radiologic Technologist acts to advance the principle objective of the profession to provide services
      to humanity with full respect for the dignity of mankind.

3.    The Radiologic Technologist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by concerns of personal
      attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and without discrimination, regardless of sex, race,
      creed, religion, or socioeconomic status.

4.    The Radiologic Technologist practices technology founded upon theoretical knowledge and concepts,
      utilizes equipment and accessories consistent with the purpose for which they have been designed, and
      employs procedures and techniques appropriately.

5.    The Radiologic Technologist assesses situations, exercises care, discretion and judgment, assumes
      responsibility for professional decisions, and acts in the best interest of the patient.

6.    The Radiologic Technologist acts as an agent through observation and communication to obtain
      pertinent information for the physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment management of the patient,
      and recognizes that interpretation and diagnosis are outside the scope of practice for the profession.

7.    The Radiologic Technologist utilizes equipment and accessories, employs techniques and procedures,
      performs services in accordance with an accepted standard of practice and demonstrates expertise in
      limiting the radiation exposure to the patient, self and other members of the health care team.

8.    The Radiologic Technologist practices ethical conduct appropriate to the profession, and protects the
      patients right to quality radiologic technology care.

9.    The Radiologic Technologist respects confidences entrusted in the course of professional practice,
      protects the patients right to privacy, and reveals confidential information only as required by law or to
      protect the welfare of the individual or the community.

10.   The Radiologic Technologist continually strives to improve knowledge and skills by participating in
      educational and professional activities, sharing knowledge with colleagues and investigating new and
      innovative aspects of professional practice. One means available to improve knowledge and skills is
      through professional continuing education.




Code of Ethics as adopted by:
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST
THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST
as revised in July 1994
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                          ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTIFICATION
General Qualifications

Candidates must comply with the “
Ethics are standards of minimally acceptable professional conduct for all Registered Technologists and
applicants. The Rules of Ethics are intended to promote the protection, safety and comfort of patients.
Registered Technologist and applicants engaging in any of the conduct or activities noted in the Rules of Ethics,
or who permit the occurrence of said conduct or activities with respect to them, have violated the Rules of
Ethics and are subject to sanctions as described. One issue addressed by the Rules of Ethics is the conviction of
a crime, including a felony, a gross misdemeanor, or a misdemeanor with the sole exception of speeding and
parking violations. All alcohol and/or drug related violations must be reported. Conviction as used in this
provision includes a criminal proceeding where a finding or verdict of guilt is made or returned but the
adjudication of guilt is either withheld or not entered, or a criminal proceeding where the individual enters a
plea of guilty or nolo contendere. All potential violations must be investigated by the ARRT in order to
determine eligibility. Registered technologists and applicants who violate the Rules of Ethics must provide the
ARRT with a written explanation, including court documentation of the charges, with the application for
examination. The court documentation must verify the nature of the conviction, the nature of the sentence
imposed by the courts, and the current status of the sentence.

Individuals who have violated the Rules of Ethics may request a pre-application review of the violation in order
to obtain a ruling of the impact on their eligibility for ARRT examination. The individual may submit a pre-
application form at any time either before or after entry into an approved educational program. This review may
enable the individual to avoid delays in processing the application for examination that is made at the time of
graduation.
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                                  GENERAL INFORMATION


The following information is presented to apprise you of the College Policies which govern student rights,
privileges and responsibilities in a general fashion.



                            The Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act, 1974
                                         ("Buckley Amendment")

Under the provisions of the "Buckley Amendment", all students and former students have the right to inspect
their educational records. This right does not include access to financial records of their parents.

Generally, educational records may not be released unless the student expressly gives written permission
identifying the specific information to be released and the particular individual/organization to receive the
information. The law does provide for the release of educational records without prior written consent in
specifically identified circumstances in which there is a legitimate educational need to know or a legal order
requiring the release. Parents of a dependent student as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of
1954 have the same right to access the student records as the student does. However, parents of independent
students do not have the right to see student records without the student's written consent.

This act provides that Jefferson State Community College may disclose certain student information as
"directory information". Directory information includes the names, addresses, telephones numbers, dates of
birth, and major fields of study of students, as well as information about students' participation in officially
recognized activities and sports, the weight and height of members of athletic teams, the date of attendance by
students, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended
by a respective student. If you have an objection to any of the aforementioned information being released about
yourself during any given semester or academic year, you should notify, in person or in writing, Scott Marshall,
at extension 7749 during the first three weeks of the respective semester of the academic year.



                                         Equal Opportunity Statement

Jefferson State Community College has filed with the Federal government an Assurance of Compliance with all
requirements imposed by and pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Regulation issued
thereunder, to the end that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin,
be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under
any program or activity sponsored by this institution. It is also the policy of Jefferson State Community College
to be in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which provides that "no person in the
United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be
subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
The coordinator of Title IX for Jefferson State is Scott Marshall. If you believe yourself or any specific class of
individuals to be subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI or Title IX of the Act and Regulation issued
thereunder you may, by yourself or by a representative, file with the United States Commissioner of Education
or with this institution, or both, a written complaint.
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                                           Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Jefferson State Community College offers equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational
programs and activities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

                                     Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Jefferson State complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act which makes it illegal to
discriminate against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodation, public services,
transportation, and telecommunications. Please see college catalog for complete information and details.

                               Policy on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Jefferson State Community College recognizes the critical nature of the Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome (AIDS) as it affects the health of all populations. To that end the college has developed the following
policy and procedures in the event that this disease should strike members of the college community.

Policy:
1.      Students or employees infected by AIDS, Aids-Related Complex (ARC), or who have had a positive
        HIV antibody test will not be excluded or dismissed from enrollment or employment, nor shall they be
        restricted in their access to services or facilities except in the event that a conscientious decision based
        on professional medical judgment is made to protect the welfare of the individual and the welfare of
        other members of the college community.

2.     Jefferson State will make decisions regarding AIDS on a case-by-case assessment after consultation
       with appropriate medical and legal advisors.

3.     The college will inform its constituencies of the disease, including its symptoms, known means of
       transmission, and precautions for avoidance of contracting the disease in keeping with its mission as a
       community college.

4.     The college encourages students and employees who know or have reason to believe that they have
       AIDS, ARC or a positive HIV antibody test to inform the Dean of Instruction (if a student), the Dean of
       Instruction (if a faculty member), or the Dean of Business Operations (if a supportive or administrative
       employee) on confidential basis, in order that the institution can assess the case in an appropriate and
       confidential manner.

5.     Students and employees who know or have reason to believe that they have AIDS, ARC, or a positive
       HIV antibody test are expected to seek medical advice about their condition and to conduct themselves
       responsibly for the protection of other members of the college community.

6.     This policy shall be reviewed periodically by the appropriate college personnel appointed by the
       President of the college.

Procedures:
1.    Basic information about AIDS will be available to all students, faculty, and staff at the following
      locations:
       A.      Office of Student Development
       B.      Library Media Center
       C.      Business Services Office
       D.      Nursing and Allied Health Office
       E.      Off-Campus Site Coordinator's Office
       F.      Enrollment Services
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2.   The official college spokesperson to respond to inquiries from the press, elected officials or the general
     public shall be the President of the college or the President's designee.

3.   A      If a case of AIDS is detected in a dully enrolled student at the college, the Dean of Instruction
            and the Director of Nursing in consultation with professional medical and legal advisors, shall
            make an assessment of the individual case and determine whether there is reason to exclude or
            restrict the individual from enrollment. Such information thus obtained shall not be disclosed
            except to report it to the President of the college for approval of the action taken.

     B      If a case of AIDS is detected in a non-instructional college employee, the Dean of Business
            Operations, the Business Manager/Controller, and the Director of Business Services, in
            consultation with professional medical and legal advisors, shall make an assessment of the
            individual case and determine whether there is reason to exclude or restrict the individual from
            employment. Such information thus obtained shall not be disclosed except to report it to the
            President of the college for approval of the action taken.

     C      If the college employee is a faculty member, the Dean of Instruction and the appropriate division
            chairperson, in consultation with professional medical and legal advisors, shall make an
            assessment of the individual case in the same manner outlined for other college employees.

            However, as required by law, information regarding confirmed cases of AIDS shall be disclosed
            to public health officials.

            If the students, faculty members or other college employees so desire, they may have physicians
            or attorneys of their own preference consult with the above-named college officers and with
            physicians and attorneys selected by the college in the case assessments.

4.   These procedures shall be reviewed periodically by the appropriate college personnel appointed by the
     President of the college.
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                                        STUDENT SERVICES
A number of services are available to you to enhance the learning environment and to assist you in achieving
your educational goals. The following information describes these services and provides some information that
you simply need to know.
                                                Food Services

For your convenience the food services area is located on the second floor of the Fitzgerald Student Center with
snack bar, and dining area with banquet facilities. These facilities are available to the faculty, staff, and
students. Prices and hours of operation vary from semester to semester and are subject to change without prior
notice. Be sure to check each semester.

While engaged in activities at the various clinical agencies, students may utilize the food service facilities
available to staff. Employee discounts may or may not apply at the discretion of the affiliating agency.

                                                     Housing

Jefferson State Community College does not provide on or off campus housing. The college does not take a
direct and continuing responsibility for student residence. You must make your own arrangements for housing
accommodations.

                                                 Lost and Found

The Lost and Found Service is located at the Campus Security Office. Articles found and left with Lost and
Found will be inventoried, dated, and held for a period of 90 calendar days during which time they may be
claimed upon identification. After 90 calendar days the college is not responsible for articles turned in to the
Lost and Found Department.

Monies lost in the various vending machines across campus should be reported to the Pioneer Bookstore.
Arrangements will be made to refund lost monies.

                                                Pioneer Bookstore

The Pioneer Bookstore, located on the third floor of the Fitzgerald Student Center, offers students new and used
textbooks and school supplies. In addition, study aids, paperbacks, shirts, and novelties are available for
purchase and prices are competitive with other retail businesses. The Bookstore is operated to serve the college
community.

Operating hours vary from semester to semester and are subject to change without prior notice. Hours during
registration are flexible and will be announced by the bookstore manager. General bookstore policies regarding
refunds and book buy backs are as follows:
Refunds

1.     No refunds will be made without sales receipt.

2.     No refunds given on non-required books unless the book is defective.

3.     Refunds on textbooks will be made each semester until the end of the third week of classes for students
       who officially withdraw from class. After this, refunds will be made only on books which are returned
       within 24 hours after purchase.
4.     No refunds will be made on non-book items.
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5.     Exchanges only will be made on defective merchandise.

Book Buy Backs

The Pioneer Bookstore no longer buys books from students. However, this does not mean you cannot sell your
books. The Bookstore has entered into an agreement with a national wholesale book company to perform this
task. For books that will be used in the following semester, you will receive 50% of what you paid. For books
that will not be used but have a market value, the wholesale book company will pay a wholesale price that is
less than 50%. The buy back period will be limited to those days each semester set aside for final examinations.

                                                 Telephone Use

Students are permitted to use faculty and staff telephones only in emergency situations. A pay telephone for
your use is located on the main floor of each campus building.

                                             Emergency Messages

In an emergency situation, it may become necessary for your family to contact you while you are attending
class. If your family member knows your specific class schedule, this task is much easier. For Emergency
situations only, your family member may contact the Division Office Manager, 856-7940. She will make every
effort to locate you. .
                                           Financial Concerns

Finances are often high on a list of student concerns. Listed below are some of the anticipated expenses in the
program. All prices are estimated and fees are subject to change without notice.

Tuition
$76 per credit. Other fees such as facilities renewal, athletic, ID cards, and parking decals may be applicable.

Books
$200 per semester (estimate). Actual cost is determined by the requirements of individual courses.

Malpractice Insurance
  $15.00 paid upon acceptance and again the second year
.
Medical Exams
Cost varies with choice of provider for exams, tests, and immunizations. Exams and certain immunizations are
required.

RAD Pin
RAD Pin $30. This is paid the final semester of program. Purchase is optional.

Radiation Monitoring
Radiation Monitoring $61

Board Certification Photos and Class Picture
Photos $30. Photos are purchased during the Spring Semester and are used for the ARRT exam purposes.

Diploma fee
Diploma fee $25. This is paid the final semester of program. Purchase is optional.
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Drug Screening
Drug Screening $34. This is mandatory for all students who participate in clinical education. It must be paid
prior to the 1st clinical semester.

Graduation
Although participation is optional, you are encouraged to participate in graduation to celebrate the achievement
of your goal. The college has one graduation ceremony each year in May for all who completed degree
requirements since the last graduation ceremony. Participation requires rental of cap, gown, and tassel. Cost is
$40.00 paid during spring semester prior to May graduation ceremony.

Other Financial Concerns
You may find financial assistance from a number of sources. You may obtain information and applications for
financial aid in the Financial Aid Office in Allen Library, or have forms mailed to you. The Application for
Federal Student Aid is used to determine financial need for such programs as the Pell Grant, Federal College
Work Study, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Perkins Loans, and Guaranteed Student Loans.
You must apply for financial aid annually. Those students who apply before May 1 receive priority. Before
financial aid is awarded, you must be accepted for admission to the College. The disbursement of financial aid
depends upon the availability of federal, state, and local funds.

                                         Learning Resources Center

The James B. Allen Library is a Learning Resources Center for students, faculty, staff, and community. It is a
media center furnishing bibliographies, books, journals, newspapers, microforms, films, audio and video
cassettes and other audiovisual materials. The Center houses reading, study, and lecture rooms, a print shop,
computer and viewing laboratories, projection, and workroom areas. Some of the computers provide internet
access for students. Hours of operation are published each semester.

You are encouraged to utilize these resources. LRC staff will be happy to assist you in locating materials and
using the equipment.

                                          Learning Success Center

The Learning Success Center (LSC) is a service of Jefferson State that offers students a place to "learn how to
learn". By this, we mean that you learn how to become more effective when taking notes, reading for meaning,
preparing for and taking tests, overcoming test anxiety, managing time, and many other skills necessary for the
college student. Computers with internet access are located here and are available for student use also.

The LSC staff would like the opportunity to assist you! You may make an appointment to meet with a staff
member and take a computerized LASSI which is a learning and study skills inventory that identifies learning
strengths and weaknesses. From these results, the staff member can suggest resources available in the LSC that
can assist you in reaching your academic potential.

To take advantage of this service, please contact the LSC at 856-7952 or stop by LWH 212.

                                                  Copier Use

A copier for use by students enrolled in Division programs is available in Room 107 during regular operating
hours. Cost will be 15 cents per copy with cards available for purchase in the bookstore.
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                                            Health and Insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE

All students must have health insurance or indigent care coverage. Health insurance may be purchased by
contacting Student Support Services. Verification of coverage must be presented prior to the clinical rotation.

HEALTH FORM

Student health forms, including immunization records, must be completed by a physician and be submitted
before the beginning of the second RAD semester.

HEPATITIS B VACCINE POLICY

Hepatitis B (series of 3) immunization is required. Students may not attend clinical experiences until 2
immunizations have been administered. If the series has been completed more than 5 years previously, immune
status by titer must be documented. Students have been informed of the risks of HBV exposure. If
immunization is refused, a declination form (available in Division Office) must be signed by the student.

LIABILITY INSURANCE

Students must be covered by liability insurance which is purchased through the college upon admission to the
program and again the second year.

DRUG SCREENING

All radiologic technology students must undergo a drug screen prior to the first clinical rotation. The cost is
$34.00 and will be performed randomly. A copy of the drug screen policy may be found in

EMERGENCY TREATMENT

Should the student be injured while at the clinical site, emergency care will be available. Baseline studies for
certain infectious diseases may be provided by the clinical affiliate in accordance with the risk management
policy of the affiliate. The cost of any treatment is the responsibility of the student.

                                                     Security
The college cannot be responsible for your personal property. Conceal all books, supplies, etc. in the car when
possible. All valuable articles should be locked in the trunk. A record of all serial- numbered items such as
tape recorders should be kept on your person. Female students are reminded to keep their purses, handbags,
etc., in their possession at all times.

                                          Motor Vehicle Information

You must register your motor vehicles with the Office of Safety and Security when you register to attend
classes. You should be prepared to give license tag number, make, and model of motor vehicle. If a motor
vehicle is brought on campus after registration for classes, the motor vehicle must be registered immediately.
REGARDLESS OF OWNERSHIP, ANY VEHICLE THAT IS TO BE OPERATED ON THE CAMPUS BY
THE STUDENT MUST BE REGISTERED. The fee for a decal is included in the Institutional Fee. If an
additional decal or replacement is needed, a non-refundable $2.00 fee will be charged.

At the time the motor vehicle is registered, you will receive an identification decal. This decal must be
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permanently affixed to the driver's side of the front windshield unless the front window has the safety plastic
film lining, which is on many of the new cars. If the window does have the safety plastic lining, affix the decal
to the rear left side window (driver's side) in the bottom of window. Only the current decal should be
displayed. Decals expire on the last day of the Summer Semester.

If a temporary vehicle (without a decal) must be driven, you should get a temporary parking permit from the
Office of Safety and Security. You will need the license tag number of the vehicle in order to obtain a
temporary permit.

A parking permit will not guarantee you a parking space. Since space is limited, parking is on a first come
basis.

For Parking and Traffic regulations and Fines and Disciplinary Action, see the Jefferson State Community
College Catalog and Student Handbook.

Information about parking during clinical experiences and special parking permits required by affiliating
agencies, if needed, will be given at the beginning of each semester as appropriate.

                                               Identification Cards

All students are required to obtain and carry a college identification card at all times. Student registration is not
complete until a permanent I.D. card has been issued. Valid I.D. cards will be used for checking out books
from the library; for admission to social, cultural, and athletic events; for voting in student elections; and for
other occasions requiring identification.

The following regulations apply to the I.D. card system:

1.     I.D. cards will be issued at registration and validated each upcoming semester. Students are to carry
       their cards at all times. When I.D. cards are requested by college officials for proper identification,
       students must present their cards. Failure to present I.D. cards may result in disciplinary action or arrest
       for trespassing. Student I.D. cards are made for personal use only. Students violating the I.D. card
       privileges are subject to probation, suspension, or dismissal.

2.     Loss or theft of cards should be reported to the Office of Student Development Services immediately.

3.     The replacement card fee is $5.00 and is payable to the cashier, GWH 100. A duplicate I.D. card can be
       obtained in the Office of Student Development Services FSC 301, upon presentation of the replacement
       fee receipt.

4.     When first attending classes, students, upon request, are required to show their I.D. cards and other
       registration materials.

5.     Upon withdrawal or involuntary separation and prior to leaving campus, students are to relinquish I.D.
       cards at the Records Office.

For the RAD 140 clinical courses a student will need a Jefferson State Community College picture ID. The
procedure for obtaining the ID is:

a.     Go the cashier window in George Wallace and pay $5.00
b.     Bring the receipt to GL 107.
c.     A card will be typed for you
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d.     Carry this card to Student Services to get picture made and ID completed.

The clinical affiliate will supply the student an ID for the RAD 200 clinical rotations. These IDs will be made
during the hospital orientation. Most of these cards qualify the student for discounts in the cafeteria.

                                              Nonsmoking Policy

Jefferson State Community College is committed to providing the means for protecting the health of its
employees, students and visitors from the hazards associated with inhaling smoke from tobacco products within
the confines of school buildings. Therefore, effective September 1, 1992, all buildings owned or leased by the
college are nonsmoking areas.

All employees and students are expected to be good stewards of the school's property and grounds, and
individuals who choose to smoke outside of, but near, buildings are expected to place the remains of tobacco
products in proper receptacles.

Enforcement of the nonsmoking policy is the responsibility of an employee's supervisor. Situations involving
students will be referred to the Dean of Institutional Advancement. Situations involving visitors will be referred
to the Department of Safety and Security.

Signs posted at all main building entrances and located throughout buildings advise occupants that smoking is
prohibited.
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                                      STUDENT ACTIVITIES

The Office of Student Activities provides social, cultural, recreational and co-curricular programs which
complement academic learning and curriculum. Programs and services include the Student Government
Association, student clubs and organizations, recreational programs and operation of the Fitzgerald Student
Center. Students gather in the Fitzgerald Student Center for a variety of activities such as concerts, lectures,
conferences, meetings, recreation and relaxation.


                                             Campus Organizations

Jefferson State Community College is dedicated to the total development of the individual; therefore, many
opportunities for a variety of co-curricular activities are available. These activities are coordinated in the Office
of Student Development Services.

All student organizations are open to students of this institution who quality for membership. NO STUDENT
MAY BE DENIED MEMBERSHIP TO ANY STUDENT ORGANIZATION BY REASON OF RACE,
RELIGION, SEX, AGE, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.

A wide variety of Campus Organizations exist. A comprehensive list is provided in the Jefferson State Catalog.


                                           Fitzgerald Student Center

The Student Center provides an atmosphere which enhances and complements the student's educational
experience. Facilities include lounge areas, the student government office, meeting rooms, food services, and
the campus bookstore.


                                   Health, Physical Education, and Athletics

Jefferson State offers a comprehensive program of physical education and sports, both intercollegiate and
intramural. Most of the physical education facilities are available for use by students regardless of whether you
are enrolled in a HPR class. The pool is available for recreational swimming at specific times. Outdoor
facilities such as tennis courts, ball fields, track, and pavilions are also available for use by groups and
individuals. Information about specific hours of operation for these facilities is available through the office of
the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.


                                           Professional Organizations

Students admitted to the RAD program are eligible for student membership in the American Society of
Radiologic Technologist, the Alabama Society of Radiologic Technologist and the Association of Radiologic
Technology Students at Jefferson State. Students are encouraged to join all of these professional organizations
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                                      STUDENT CONDUCT

                                           Academic Honesty Code


All students enrolled in Jefferson State Community College are expected to conform to the College's Academic
Honesty Code. That code requires that all students act with integrity in the performance of their academic
work.

Any student who fails to act with integrity in the performance of his or her academic work may be charged with
a violation of the Academic Honesty Code.

Violations of the Academic Honesty Code include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.     Looking on another student's paper during a test or examination or communicating in any way with
       anyone other than the test administrator.

2.     Using unauthorized materials and/or devices in the preparation of any assignment or in the taking of any
       tests or examinations;

3.     Having in the immediate testing area materials and/or devices not expressly authorized by the test
       administrator;

4.     Accepting or providing unauthorized assistance in the preparation of assignments or the taking of any
       tests or examinations;

5.     Submitting as one's own work essays, term papers, nursing care plans, lab reports or other projects
       which have been prepared by others;

6.     Obtaining, possessing, or gaining knowledge of answers to a current test or assignment before it has
       been distributed to the class and without the knowledge and consent of the instructor;

7.     Gaining, without authorization, access to the work of another student (Example: accessing the computer
       file of another student);

8.     Plagiarizing (presenting as one's own the ideas, the data and/or the words of another);

9.     Inventing data or information in the preparation of assignments except when such invention is expressly
       authorized; Violating supplementary academic honesty codes which have, been adopted and approved
       in individual divisions of the college and distributed to students within those divisions.




Penalties for violation of the Academic Honesty Codes and Disciplinary Procedures are outlined in the
Jefferson State Community College Student Handbook under the section labeled "Academic Honesty Code".
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                                              Drug and Alcohol Free Campus

As required by Section 22 of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989(Public Law 101-226) and in
recognition of this institution's responsibility to serve as a beneficial influence on its students, its employees, and the community at
large, Jefferson State Community College is designated as a drug and alcohol free campus and will comply with all the provisions of
Public Law 101

1.       The College expects its students and employees to obey all federal, state, and local laws concerning the
         possession, use, distribution, and sale of alcohol and illegal drugs and will consider violation of such
         laws as grounds for appropriate sanctions up to an including expulsion of students and termination of
         employees when such violations occur on our campus or during an activity officially approved by the
         College.

2.       The College also expects its students and employees to be aware that such violations of law are subject
         to penalties including fines and imprisonment and that, when appropriate, the College will refer to the
         appropriate enforcement agency any employee or student who is in violation of such laws.

3.       The College also expects its students and employees to be aware that abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs
         has serious negative consequences to the health of the abuser.

4.       The College expects its students and employees to be aware that they may seek information about drug
         and alcohol abuse and may seek aid in the form of referrals to appropriate treatment programs and
         support groups by contacting the Jefferson State Substance Abuse Awareness Center in the Evening
         Services Office.

5.       The College reserves the right to require employees or students who violate the statutory laws and/or
         policies of the College concerning drug and alcohol abuse to take part at their own expense in an
         appropriate counseling and/or treatment program as a condition of continued employment or enrollment
         at the College. The College also reserves the right to establish a program of early intervention in cases
         where employees are exhibiting behavior normally associated with drug or alcohol abuse.

6.       Nothing in this policy may be construed in such a way as to deny any student or employee his or her
         right to due process or any other constitutional or civil protection, nor should anything in this policy be
         construed in such way as to conflict with statutory law.

Failure to adhere to acceptable standards of conduct may result in disciplinary action as outlined in the Jefferson
State Community College Student Handbook under the section labeled "Student Conduct".

                         Disciplinary Procedures for Students in Clinical Affiliate Rotation

Disciplinary actions against students enrolled in clinical courses in the Radiologic Technology Program may
proceed as follows:

A.       Professional Disciplinary Warning:

         When, in the opinion of the clinical faculty, a student is behaving in a manner which is contrary to the
         best interests of the RAD program, the Clinical Instructor will inform the student and the Program
         Director of his/her concern and warn the student that disciplinary action may follow if the student shows
         no improvement in attitude or behavior. At this time, the        Clinical Instructor and/or the Program
         Director will discuss the student's undesirable conduct and explain, or review, what the department
         expects of students. A written confirmation of this interview will be placed in the student's file and
         copies will be sent to the student and appropriate faculty members.
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B.   Professional Disciplinary Probation:

     When a student who has been previously given a "professional disciplinary warning" continues to
     behave in a manner which is considered by the CI/Program Director to be detrimental to the best interest
     of the program, and after that student is interviewed and it is determined that the student has a lack of
     insight into the problem, cannot readily accept criticism, or is unresponsive to suggestions concerning
     the behavior or attitude, that student may then be temporarily suspended and/or placed on probation. A
     summary of the events leading to this status will be placed in the student's file. Notification of the
     student's probationary status will also be sent to the student and the Chairperson of this division. A
     student wishing to appeal the decision of the Program Director may do so through the Division
     Chairperson.

     A student may be removed from probation by the Program Director after one semester if the problem is
     corrected. Notice of such removal shall be in writing. If not removed, the student may appeal through
     the Division Chairperson at this time.

C.   Professional Disciplinary Suspension

     When a student who has been placed on probation continues or increases the conduct or attitudes which
     brought about the original probation, the Program Director may take either or both of the following
     actions:

     1.     Recommend to the appropriate clinical agencies that the student be suspended from the agencies,
            as is their prerogative under the contractual agreement with Jefferson State Community College.


     2.     Recommend to the Dean that the student be considered for disciplinary suspension from the
            College as outlined in the Student or College Handbook.

            Under either option, the student will be removed from that clinical site and in most cases would
            not be welcome at another site. This would result in the student being dropped from the program.
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                                 PROGRAM INFORMATION
                                                   Grading Policies

Letter grades are assigned according to the following scale:

  A            Excellent     (90- 100%)                                                 W     -   Withdrawal
  B            Good           (80 – 89%)                                                WP    -   Withdrawal Passing
  C            Average       (70 - 79%)                                                 WF    -   Withdrawal Failing
  F            Failure        (below 70%)                                               I     -   Incomplete

A GPA of 2.0 must be maintained, with a minimum grade of C required to pass each course.

Performance in campus labs as well as in the clinical rotation will be evaluated by instructors using
performance evaluation forms. These campus labs are considered critical competencies. Failure to pass lab will
result in failure of the course.
                                 Progression and Readmission Policies
                                   (see full progression policy on page 9 of this handbook)

Students admitted to the program must maintain a 2.0 GPA, make at least a C on all required courses, (RAD
and general education), and complete the program taking required courses concurrently and consecutively.
Students who make a final grade of D or F in any course are ineligible to continue their progression. Students
who fail a RAD course may repeat the course once only. Students who fail a RAD course the second time or
who fail two RAD courses will no longer be eligible to continue in the program.

Students who do not take the RAD program courses in the correct order and time are termed out of progression
students. A student who is out of progression and desires to re-enter the program must write a letter to the
program director requesting readmission. The letter should state the course and term the student wishes to
reenter. Students will be readmitted to the program on a space available basis. Re-entry into the program is not
guaranteed.

Re-entry to the program must occur within twelve months from the time the student gets out of progression.
Priority will begin with the 5th term students and move downward to the 3rd term students. Students who are
out of progression because of pregnancy during the clinical courses will have priority over any other student. If
more than one student applies for re-entry in the same class, the GPA of the RAD courses will determine the
order of admission.
                                           Class Attendance Policy

You should attend and be on time for each class meeting. You will be held responsible for all information
presented in class. It will be your responsibility to have a classmate gathers handouts and other information in
your absence. You are expected to take all exams as scheduled unless excused by the instructor prior to the
exam. Make-up exams will be given at the instructor's discretion.

                                            Clinical Education Hours

The clinical education hours will be 7:00am -- 3:00pm, except for one evening (trauma) rotation (12:00pm --
8:00pm) that is required. Students will not be assigned clinical on class day. Students may be assigned one
weekend of clinical each month. Students are strongly urged to refrain from calling in sick and scheduling off
days while on specialty rotations. Employment or any work for pay cannot substitute for clinical education
hours.
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                                Clinical Education Attendance Regulations

       Students will attend all Clinical Assignments as scheduled.

       Time cards or other appropriate methods will be used to keep accurate records of clinical attendance as
       set up by the Clinical Affiliate.

       If unavoidable circumstances will result in tardiness or absence, students are required to notify the
       clinical supervisor as soon as possible and before the assigned clinical time.

       All tardiness and absences will be made up. Make-up times will be scheduled by the clinical instructor,
       and preferably completed prior to the end of the semester in which they occurred.

       Tardiness are excessive if they exceed 3 per month. When 6 absences are reached, all additional
       absences are excessive and would require a doctor‟s excuse (unless extenuating circumstances could be
       documented). Students with excessive absences/tardiness will receive a reduction in the final clinical
       grade of 10 points for each occurrence. Unexcused absences also result in a loss of 10 points from
       clinical grade and 2 days of leave time are taken away. Unexcused absences are: 1. absenteeism without
       a call 2. Absenteeism the day before a final.

       Each student will have six vacation/sick days during the clinical time. All days absent in excess of six
       days will be made up. They will also be off when the school closes for Christmas and will return when
       the school reopens in January. They will also have the following holidays: Martin Luther King/Robert
       E. Lee's Birthday, July 4, Labor Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving weekend.

       Students will be excused from clinical if weather conditions in the Birmingham area are such that the
       College closes.

       Students may be excused from clinical assignments to attend educational meetings by the C.I. and/or the
       Program Director. The request to attend should be made as early as possible and a minimum of 2 weeks
       prior to attendance. The student may be asked to make an oral report to the class concerning the
       meeting for the benefit of those unable to attend. Educational meetings will include but are not limited
       to: State Conventions, National Conventions, and Student Seminars.

                                          Withdrawal Information
WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE
If you wish to withdraw from a course after the official Change in Registration period you may do so by
completing a "Withdrawal from Course" form in Enrollment Services. Until midterm, you will receive a grade
of "W" for any course dropped. After midterm, the instructor will assign a grade of "WP" if the student is doing
satisfactory work at the time of withdrawal, or "WF" if work is unsatisfactory.

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COLLEGE
You may withdraw at any time during the term by completing a "Withdrawal from the College" form in
Enrollment Services. Official notices of withdrawal will be sent to the instructor(s) and, for veterans, to the
Office of Veterans Assistance. Until midterm, a grade of "W" (withdrawal) will be assigned provided the above
procedure is followed. After midterm, upon your withdrawal, the instructor will assign a grade of "WP" if work
is satisfactory, or a grade of "WF" if work is unsatisfactory. A WF in a RAD course counts as an unsuccessful
attempt in the RAD Program.
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                                 Guidelines for Clinical Students In Rotations

Clinical Education Eligibility

In order to advance to clinical courses the student must:

*      be admitted to the program.

*      successfully complete all prerequisite courses.

*      have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

*      demonstrate competence in CPR at the Health Care Provider Level

*      must demonstrate venipuncture and vital signs competency procedures before enrolling in RAD 221

Clinical Assignment

Students enrolled in the JSCC Radiologic Technology Program will be scheduled and may be rotated through
the various Clinical Affiliates by the Program Director.

Clinical Education

The Clinical Affiliates reserve the right to refuse admission to any Radiologic Technology student who is
involved in any activity not considered professional or conductive to proper patient care. Students are subject to
all rules and regulations of the Clinical Education Affiliate. All program students will:

*      report to the clinical assignment in an alert condition.
*      report to the clinical assignment in the proper complete uniform.
*      not be in possession of drugs or liquor, nor engage in their use while on clinical assignment.
*      not sleep on clinical assignment.
*
*      not engage in immoral conduct.
*      not smoke in areas where it is prohibited on clinical assignment.
*      not chew gum while working with patients.
*      not eat in areas not designated for that purpose.
*
*
       directions from the individual designated by the clinical instructor.
*      not leave their assigned area within the radiology department.
*      not punch in or otherwise fill in the attendance record of another student.
*      not repeat a radiograph without a technologist present.
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Supervision of Students

Supervision of the radiography students may be direct or indirect, depending on the progress of the student.
Direct Supervision means a qualified radiographer is present in the radiographic room when the student is
performing any examination(s) or a qualified radiographer is present during performance of any repeat
radiographs that are unsatisfactory. A qualified radiographer must evaluate the condition of the patient and the
procedure to be performed and must review and approve radiographs completed under direct supervision.
During portable radiography a qualified radiographer MUST accompany students performing the exam.
Portable radiography must always be done under direct supervision. Direct supervision is given for students
who have not completed a competency on the procedure. If a competency has been completed by the student, a
qualified radiographer must be present for indirect supervision.

Indirect Supervision is only permitted after the student has successfully completed a competency on that
particular examination. It will allow students to perform radiographic procedures without the presence of a
qualified radiographer in the room. Indirect supervision requires that a technologist be near if needed to assist
the student.

Repeat Policy

All repeat radiographs performed by a student require the presence of a registered technologist in the
radiographic room at the time of the repeat.

Radiation Protection Practice

*      A student is required to exercise sound radiation protection practices at all times.

*      A student should not hold a patient while an exposure is occurring and never without proper radiation
       protection attire.

*      Always wear radiation monitors on clinical assignment. Monitors will be worn at the neck and outside
       the lead apron.

*      Always maximize the use of collimation.

*      Never make a radiograph while the door of the radiographic room is open.

Dress Code

*      Any student reporting to the Clinical Affiliate in improper uniform or attire, or a soiled or untidy
       uniform or with dirty shoes will be sent home by the clinical instructor. Any clothing showing from
       under the uniform must be white.

*      Uniforms are available in the JSCC Pioneer bookstore. Choices are limited to approved styles only for
       males and females.

*      JSCC patches stock number PLU 700111 will be worn on the student's uniform (left upper sleeve) and
       on lab jackets. Lab jackets must be white.

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*      No visible external piercing except females may wear one post-type earring (not long dangling) in
       each ear lobe.

*      Facial hair must be trimmed and neatly kept.

*      Fingernails must be trimmed and neatly kept with NO acrylic overlays of any type. Fingernail polish
       must be clear or pastel in color.

*      Surgery uniforms will be worn only during the performance of the surgery assignment. If the student
       leaves the OR in scrub suit, a white jacket or lab coat should be worn also. Surgery uniforms will not be
       worn away from the hospital.

Clinical Education Reports

*                                                                        student‟s clinical competency. The
       completeness and accuracy is the responsibility of the student. The reports are to be turned in every class
       day.

*      Performance evaluation is the basis for 50% of the clinical grade. The forms will be filled out at the
       middle and end of each rotation by the technologist with whom the student has been assigned. All
       evaluations will be discussed with the student by the clinical instructor and/or the program director and
       signed by the student. The student‟s signature does not signify agreement with the evaluation, just that
       the evaluation has been reviewed. Students may write comments on the evaluation or attach additional
       sheets as necessary. The evaluation conference should be an opportunity for guidance and assistance to
       the student.


                                          AIDS and the Radiographer

We must apply stringent safety and infection control guidelines in the clinical practice to prevent the possibility
of contracting AIDS in the workplace. The technologist is advised to treat EVERY case as a potential AIDS
carrier. With this in mind the following guidelines are suggested.

1.     Wear gloves in any situation in which there is contact with:

       A.      body cavities and mucous membranes

       B.      body fluids especially blood and semen or vaginal secretions

       C.      open wounds or breaks in the skin of the patient or on your own body

       D.      linens or bandages contaminated with body fluids

2.     Wear goggles and masks when splashing situations are likely to occur.

3.     Wear disposable aprons when your clothes may become wet or contaminated by body fluids (EX: very
       bloody ER cases).
4.     Wrap cassettes in protective plastic wrap to prevent contamination by body fluids.

5.     Dispose of contaminated linens and bandages properly.
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6.    Avoid needle pricks with contaminated needles.

7.    Clean tables after each patient with antiseptic solution and change linens.

SUGGESTIONS (formerly known as “Universal Precautions”)

1.    Each technologist should carry a plastic bag and at least one, preferably two pair of disposable gloves in
      pocket at all times. You will have one pair for yourself, one for someone else. You would have an extra
      pair in case of tearing of the one pair.

2.    Each radiography room should be supplied with:

      A.     disposable gloves
      B.     plastic bags
      C.     goggles
      D.     masks
      E.     disposable CPR ventilator masks

3.    Each portable should have the following in the storage compartment:

      A.     plastic bags
      B.     goggles
      C.     masks
      D.     gloves
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                            JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                 DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES
                                            POLICY
                                  MANAGEMENT OF STUDENTS
                              EXPOSED TO BLOOD AND BODY FLUIDS

I.    PURPOSE

      To specify a procedure to be followed by students of Jefferson State Community College in the event
      that an exposure to blood or body fluids occurs while participating in clinical or laboratory experiences.

II.   PROCEDURE

      In the event that a student is exposed to blood or body fluids via parenteral, mucous membrane, or open
      skin routes, the following should be implemented:

      A.     Exposure Report

             1.      If the exposure occurs at a clinical site, the exposure incident procedures of the facility as
                     they apply to students should be followed.

             2.      The student will seek medical attention through either the employee health service of the
                     clinical facility or the individual‟s private physician. Payment of medical bills is the
                     responsibility of the exposed individual.

             3.      The faculty member responsible for student supervision and the student will submit a
                     written report of the incident within two working days to the chairperson of the division
                     in which the student is enrolled which includes:
                     a.      date and time of exposure;
                     b.      details of the exposure, including procedure being performed, where and how the
                             exposure occurred, if the exposure involved a sharp device, type and amount of
                             fluid or material involved in exposure, and condition of skin (e.g., intact, chapped,
                             abraded) of student.
                     c.      information about exposure source or individual determining infection risk, when
                             policies of facility prohibit direct release of this information.
                     d.      information about follow-up.

             4.      The exposure incident report will be permanently placed by the division chair in the
                     student„s file and a copy of the incident report will be forwarded to the Director of
                     Nursing for review as soon as possible.

             5.      A copy of the incident report will be placed in a logbook kept by the Chairperson,
                     Division of Health Sciences.

             6.      The division chairperson will notify the Business Manager of the incident with a copy of
                     the incident report.
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        B.   Exposure Management

             It is the responsibility of the student to arrange and finance post-exposure medical follow-up and
             care. However, the student is advised of the following recommendations:

             1.      Wounds and skin sites that have been in contact with blood or body fluids should be
                     washed with soap and water; mucous membranes should be flushed with water.

             2.      OSHA Guidelines direct the clinical facility‟s infection control officer to attempt to
                     determine the infectivity status of the source individual. The student and faculty will be
                     provided this information or, when policies of facility prohibit direct release of this
                     information, the name of the individual determining infection risk.

             3.      The student‟s physician should clinically and serologically evaluate the student member
                     as soon as possible to determine the need for post exposure prophylaxis. The attachment
                     to this policy “Bloody and Body Fluid Exposure Management” (HIV-AIDS Information
                     Center) should be presented to the physician to guide decisions regarding the need for
                     post exposure prophylaxis.

             4.      The “Evaluating Physicians Statement” should be presented to the physician for
                     completion and returned to the student. This form should be returned to the division
                     chairperson and attached to the incident report.

             5.      Baseline testing for HIV antibody should be performed. If initial testing is negative, it is
                     suggested that the student be retested at 3 and 6 months post exposure.

             6.      In the event a student is exposed to blood or body fluid from an individual who is
                     positive for Hepatitis B viral antigen, or if the infectivity status of the source individual
                     cannot be determined, the student should immediately have their Hepatitis B immunity
                     status evaluated by their physician utilizing appropriate serologic testing such as Anti-
                     HBs antibody titer.

             7.      In the event a student does not have immunity nor has low immunity to the Hepatitis B
                     virus, the student should seek medical treatment at once. Hepatitis B Immune Globulin
                     (HBIG), if recommended by the physician, should be administered with seven (7) days
                     following an exposure. Repeat vaccination may also be recommended.

             8.      In the event that the student declines to seek medical care, the division chairperson shall
                     have the student sign the “Declination to Seek Post-Exposure Medical Follow-up form.
                     This form shall be attached to the incident report and a copy of the form shall be
                     forwarded to the Business Manager.

Reference:   Universal Precautions: Employer‟s Compliance Manual for Healthcare Facilities (1992) Medcom, Inc. Garden
             Grove, California

             Public Health Guidelines for the Management of Health Care Work Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for
             Postexposure Prophylaxis, 1998

APPROVED 2-1-99
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                                          PREGNANCY POLICY

Every student entering the Radiologic Technology Program at Jefferson State Community College will receive
a copy of NRC regulatory guide 8.13. The guide will be discussed as a part of the Handbook and a test will be
given to all students on Appendix B of this guide.

Students who wish to become pregnant or think they may be pregnant are urged to refer to this guide. A student
will not be considered pregnant until the student declares to the Program Director in writing that she is
pregnant. It will be the decision of the student whether to make the declaration or not. Once the student
becomes a Declared Pregnant Student, the program faculty will work with her in planning the best way to
complete the program.

                               ILLNESS AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

A student who is exposed to any communicable disease to which he may be susceptible must report the
exposure to the Program Director or his designate. The Program Director will notify the infection control
personnel at the appropriate clinical site. Together a decision will be made about the students risk to patients.
The infection control officer of the clinical site will have the final authority regarding patient contact.
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                                              Jefferson State
                                         Division of Health Sciences
                                           Radiologic Technology
                                            Clinical Competency

According to the JRCERT, all schools must provide a competency based clinical education program. To meet
this requirement, we have devised a program suitable for our curriculum.

The radiographic exams are divided into seven categories: (1) thorax; (2) extremities; (3) head and neck; (4)
spine and pelvis; (5) abdomen and GI; (6) other; (7) mobile and surgical. The student must pass all competency
exams in all categories before graduation.

The student should have done sufficient exams for each procedure in a given category, with direct supervision,
before requesting a competency exam. The student requests the exam when he or she feels confident enough to
do them. The exams must be done with 80% accuracy.

Competency exams should be done under the direction of the clinical instructor designated for that institution.
Any competency exams done in which films must be repeated cannot be counted toward completion of that
competency. Students must identify during the competency exams by the CI, modifications necessary for the
pediatric and the trauma patient. Once a student has performed a competency, the student may then do that
procedure with indirect supervision. The clinical instructor may require periodic rechecks to ensure
competency is maintained.

It is suggested that each student should perform four comps during the summer semester and three comps per
month starting the fall semester of their second year. Students must perform at least two comps each month
starting the fall semester of the second year. If the student does not pass the two mandatory competency exams,
he or she must document evidence of doing at least three more of each procedure before requesting another
chance at that competency.

There are certain required procedures that the student must perform in each category. At least one of these
comps must be performed on a trauma patient and several must be performed on a pediatric patient. (A trauma
patient is an accidental injury patient from the emergency room. A pediatric patient is a patient 6 years old or
younger. The following are the mandatory procedures:

Thorax
1.     PA & Lat Chest
2.     1 view Chest
3.     CXR (pediatric, < 6 years old)

Extremities                                         projections
1.    Hand                                          PA, Lateral, Oblique
2.    Wrist                                         PA, Lateral, Obliques
3.    Forearm                                       AP, Lateral
4.    Elbow                                         AP, Lateral, Obliques
5.    Shoulder (non trauma)                                 internal and external rotation
6.    Foot                                          AP, medial oblique, Lateral
7.    Ankle                                         AP, Lateral, Obliques
8.    Tib-fib                                       AP, Lateral
9.    Knee                                          AP, Lateral, Obliques
10.   Trauma extremity
11.   Extremity (pediatric, < 6 years old)
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Head and Neck                                         projections
1.    Paranasal sinuses                               Caldwell, Waters, Lateral, SMV

Spine and Pelvis
1.     Trauma c-spine                                        XTL, AP, AP axial, odontoid, obliques
2.     T-spine                                        AP, Lateral, Swimmers
3.     L-spine                                        AP, Lateral, Obliques, Lateral Spot
4.     Pelvis                                         AP
5.     Trauma hip                                     Danelius-Miller XTL, AP pelvis

Abdomen and GI
*1.   Ba Swallow or Esophagus                       RAO
2.    Acute abdomen (abdomen complete)      KUB,  KUB, PA CXR
3.    2 view abdomen                        KUB, decubitus
*4.   UGI                                   AP or PA, RAO or LPO, Right Lateral
5.    SBS, SBFT
*6.   BE or ACBE                       BE -AP, RPO, LPO, Lateral rectum, Tilt, Post Evac.
                                       ACBE-AP, PA, Tilt, Lateral rectum, RLD, LLD, Post Evac.
Other
1.    Excretory urogram (IVP)               Scout, tomograms, 5 min., 10 min., 15 min., Post Void
2.    CT head (w/o contrast)                scout, axials, print films
3.    Digital radiography

Mobile and Surgical
1.    Portable CXR
2.    Portable ABD
3.    Portable orthopedic
4.    C-arm (surgical)

* Digital images may be substituted for overhead films.

All of the above list examinations must be performed on actual patients in the clinical setting. Performing
examinations through simulation on mock patients must be approved by the instructor at the clinical site
depending on procedure availability. The procedure on a mock patient should be followed through completely
omitting only the exposure. No more than two procedures can be simulated. Simulated competency
examinations will require that students pull films from a patient's file that has previously had such an exam and
should be critiqued by the student.

Term grades for the student will be determined by the monthly performance evaluations (50%) and the
competency exams (50%). All competency areas must be completed and competency exams passed for each
category before the student can graduate.

1.     The student must make 80% or above on the competency exam to have the exam checked off.
2.     All competency exams attempted will be averaged for grading, regardless if 80% pass is achieved or not.
3.     Grading of competencies will be done by the CI (or observer if CI is unavailable). Forms in lab manual
       will be used for grading comps.
4.     Students failing to have 2 comps per month checked off will have a 0 averaged in the grade for the
       missed comps.

Rotations in the clinical area are based upon student level and complexity. Therefore rotations are divided into
level I and level II. Level I rotations are completed during the first portion of clinical experiences and level II
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rotations are completed during the remaining time.

Level I rotations:

1.        Fluoro 1
2.        Fluoro 2
3.        EXU
4.        Routine 1
5.        Routine 2


Level II rotations:

1.        CT
2.        Specials and Cath lab combination
3.        Pediatric or senior float
4.        Evenings (trauma)
5.        Senior float, MRI, Mammo, US, etc..
6.        Surgery

Suggested Grading System for Determination of Grade

RAD 140
1.    Points may be accrued as follows:
      a)      Minimum of two competencies from the previous list. Each comp must be completed with 80%
              accuracy (see Clinical Forms Book). The suggested competencies for this semester are: 1 thorax,
              and 1 extremity. These comprise 50% of the clinical grade.
      b)      Minimum of two rotational evaluations. The student must attain 75% to pass the evaluation.
              Comprises 50% of clinical grade.
2.    Final grade is the sum of the rotational evaluations and the competencies. The student must attain a 70%
      to pass RAD 140.

RAD 142
  1.    Points may be accrued as follows:
        a)     6 Clinical Education / Orientation Performance Assessment Evaluations
        b)     Attendance is mandatory. Failure to complete attendance for any evaluation results in failure
               of the course.

     2.      Final grade is the sum of assessment evaluation. The student must attain a 70% to pass RAD 142.

RAD 143
1.    Points may be accrued as follows:
      a)      Minimum of two competencies from the previous list. Each comp must be completed with 80%
              accuracy (see Clinical Forms Book). The suggested competencies for this semester are: 1
              extremity and 1 mobile and surgical (portable chest). These comprise 50% of the clinical grade.
      b)      Minimum of two rotational evaluations. The student must attain 75% to pass the evaluation.
              Comprises 50% of clinical grade.
2.    Final grade is the sum of the rotational evaluations and the competencies. The student must attain a 70%
      to pass RAD 143.
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RAD 221
1.    Points may be accrued as follows:
      a)      Minimum of seven competencies from the previous list. Each comp must be completed with
              80% accuracy (see Clinical Forms Book). The suggested competencies for this semester are: 1
              thorax, 4 extremities, and 2 spine and pelvis. These comprise 50% of the clinical grade.
      b)      Minimum of three rotational evaluations. The student must attain 75% to pass the evaluation.
              Comprises 50% of clinical grade.
2.    Final grade is the sum of the rotational evaluations and the competencies. The student must attain a 70%
      to pass RAD 221.


RAD 222
1.    Points may be accrued as follows:
      a)      Minimum of seven competencies from the previous list. Each comp must be completed with
              80% accuracy (see Clinical Forms Book). The suggested competencies for this semester are: 3
              abdomen and GI, 2 other and 2 mobile and surgical. These comprise 50% of the clinical grade.
      b)      Minimum of three rotational evaluations. The student must attain 75% to pass the evaluation.
              Comprises 50% of clinical grade.
2.    Final grade is the sum of the rotational evaluations and the competencies. The student must attain a 70%
      to pass RAD 222.

RAD 223
1.    Points may be accrued as follows:
      a)      Minimum of seven competencies from the previous list. Each comp must be completed with
              80% accuracy (see Clinical Forms Book). The suggested competencies for this semester are: 1
              thorax, 5 extremities, and 1 head and neck. These comprise 50% of the clinical grade.
      b)      Minimum of three rotational evaluations. The student must attain 75% to pass the evaluation.
              Comprises 50% of clinical grade.
2.    Final grade is the sum of the rotational evaluations and the competencies. The student must attain a 70%
      to pass RAD 223.

RAD 224
1.    Points may be accrued as follows:
      a)      Minimum of seven competencies from the previous list. Each comp must be completed with
              80% accuracy (see Clinical Forms Book). The suggested competencies for this semester are: 2
              spine and pelvis, 3 abdomen and GI, 1 other and 1 mobile and surgical. These comprise 50% of
              the clinical grade.
      b)      Minimum of three rotational evaluations. The student must attain 75% to pass the evaluation.
              Comprises 50% of clinical grade.
2.    Final grade is the sum of the rotational evaluations and the competencies. The student must attain a 70%
      to pass RAD 224.
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                                                                             JSCC Radiologic Technology Program
                                                                                 Competency List
                          Thorax                     Extremities             Head & Neck                  Spine & Pelvis      Abdomen & GI                    Other              Mobile & Surgical
Summer               X                              XX                                                                        X

Fall                 X                              XXX                  X                                XX                  XX                              XX                XXX

Spring               X                              XXXX                 X                         XX                         XXX                             X                 X


       *   The above competency exams per semester are a program recommendation. However, students must complete 4 comps in the Summer semester and a minimum of 3 comps/month in the Fall and Spring semester
           in order to satisfy program completion and graduation.

Mandatory Clinical Competencies                     (all of which must be performed on actual patients in clinical)
                     PA & Lat CXR                   hand              paranasal sinuses              trauma C-sp (XTL)        Ba Swallow                   IVP / EXU            portable CXR
                     1 view CXR                     wrist                                            T-spine                   abdomen                  CT head (w/o)         portable ABD
                     CXR < 6 y.o.                   forearm                                          L-spine                  abdomen, decub              digital radiography   portable ortho
                                                    elbow                                            pelvis                   UGI                                               C-arm (surgical)
                                                    shoulder                                         trauma hip (XTL)         SBS, SBFT
                                                    foot                                                                      ACBE or BE
                                                    ankle
                                                    tib-fib
                                                    knee
                                                    trauma extremity
                                                    extremity < 6y.o.

Mandatory Laboratory Competencies / Simulations                          (exams listed below in bold letters must be performed in both the laboratory and clinical setting)


                     ribs                           finger / thumb         facial bones      C-spine                          BE (overheads)                  mammogram
                     sternum                        humerus                nasal bones       hip                              UGI (overheads)
                     PA & Lat CXR                   patella                skull             sacrum & coccyx                  acute abdomen
                                                    femur                  orbits            T-spine
                                                    scapula                TMJ‟s             L-spine
                                                    clavicle               paranasal sinuses pelvis
                                                    os calcis
                                                    hand
                                                    wrist
                                                    forearm
                                                    elbow
                                                    shoulder
                                                    foot
                                                    ankle
                                                    tib-fib
                                                    knee
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                       JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                            DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES
                         RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
                       EVALUATION OF CLINICAL PERFORMANCE

Clinical Course (circle one) RAD 140        RAD 143         RAD 221         RAD 222        RAD 223         RAD 224


Student: _________________________________________                  Student # ___________________________

Rotation Area: _____________________________________                Rotation Dates: ______________________

Evaluator: ________________________________________                 Title: ______________________________

I.    Grading System
      Students are evaluated based on the performance objectives listed on this form and on the supplementary
      clinical competency forms. The system for grading clinical competency performance is explained on
      page 1 of the handbook, "Clinical Competency Forms."

      Students must pass all required competencies at an 80% level and must achieve at least a total grade of
      75% on this evaluation form in order to pass RAD ____.

      Students are graded on achievement of required performance objectives at mid-rotation (40% of rotation
      grade) and at the end of the rotation (60% of the rotation grade). However, students' daily performance
      of objectives will be considered in determining mid and end rotation grades.

      Grades awarded are:
      0      =     does not meet objective.
      1      =     does not consistently meet objective, or requires maximum assistance.
      2      =     meets objective with minimum assistance.

      Criteria for Minimum Assistance:
      1)      Student is able to utilize suggestions, explanations, directions, and/or supervision to function
              safely and effectively; and
      2)      Student is able to transfer knowledge and guidance from one situation to another similar
              situation.

      Criteria for Maximum Assistance:
      1)      Student is unable to utilize suggestions, explanations, directions, and/or supervision to function
              safely and effectively; and
      2)      Student is unable to transfer knowledge and guidance from one situation to another similar
              situation.

II.   Throughout this evaluation form and on the clinical competency forms, certain performance objectives
      are labeled with an asterisk. The * indicates that this is a critical objective. All critical objectives must
      be passed with a # 2. If a student fails one critical performance objective, he/she fails the rotation.
      Failed rotations must be repeated by the end of the semester or the student will receive a grade of (I)
      incomplete. Incomplete grades must be cleared by mid-term of the next semester or the I grade converts
      to a grade of F.
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III.   Students are responsible for maintaining a standard of conduct that complies with all program and
       college guidelines and policies, clinical affiliate guidelines and policies, and with professional and
       legal/ethical standards. Any conduct on the part of the student which leads to a major breach in safety,
       confidentiality, legality, or accountability may result in the failure of or dismissal from a RAD course or
       from the Radiologic Technology Program. (Examples of major breaches in conduct are: reporting for
       clinicals under the influence of alcohol or drugs; harming a patient; creating serious potential harm to a
       patient or co-worker; abandoning a patient; falsifying documents or verbal reports; consistent failure to
       follow hospital or program policies, etc.).

IV.    Students who withdraw after the mid-term date will receive a grade of WP, if all previous grades
       received in the semester meet criteria for passing the course. A grade of WF will be awarded if all
       previous grades received in the semester do not meet criteria for passing the course

V.     Final are grades for RAD _____ are determined as follows:

       Competencies              Competency grade

1.     _____________________________________                5.      ____________________________________

2.     _____________________________________                6.      ____________________________________

3.     _____________________________________                7.      ____________________________________

4.     _____________________________________


Total Competency average                     ______________

Total Competency Average %                   ______________ x 50%                  =       ______________

Total Clinical Performance Evaluation %      ______________x 50%                   =       ______________


                                                                           Final Grade     ______________


Student Signature: __________________________________               Date   ______________________________


Clinical Instructor:__________________________________              Date   ______________________________
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                               JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                    DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES
                                 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
            EVALUATION OF CLINICAL PERFORMANCE
For completion of this clinical rotation in RAD _______, the student has demonstrated achievement of the following objectives:

           1.     The student is accountable.

                Performance Objectives
                                                      Mid Rotation   End Rotation
                a. Prepares for and completes           0 1 2        0 1 2 Daily Observations Documentation or
                assignments.                                                      Suggestions for Improvement
                b. Complies with attendance
                policies, i.e., is punctual and
                reports absences, etc.
                c. Complies with dress codes
                and/or uniform regulations
                d. Recognizes limitations
                e. Attempts to improve
                performance
                f. Maintains legal and ethical
                standards of care *

           2. The student applies didactic knowledge during clinical assignments.

                Performance Objectives
                                                      Mid Rotation   End Rotation
                a. Uses correct medical and             0 1 2        0 1 2 Daily Observations Documentation or
                radiographic terminology in                                       Suggestions for Improvement
                verbal and written
                communication.
                b. Using correct terminology,
                identifies component parts of
                diagnostic imaging equipment,
                and describes the function of
                each part and the purpose of the
                whole.
                c. Operates permanently
                installed and mobile imaging
                equipment correctly and
                safely.*
                d. Produces radiographic
                images using knowledge of
                concepts and principles
                of radiographic exposure
                e. Evaluates the diagnostic
                quality of radiographs at level
                of knowledge and explains or
                takes actions to improve
                images.
                j. Protects self, other health care
                workers, and the public from
                radiation hazards.
                m. Demonstrates computer
                literacy in clinical situations. *
                n. Maintains universal
                precautions regarding blood-
                borne pathogens. *
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3.       The student performs x-ray procedures according to competency exam protocols at the 80% level or above. See
         Separate handbook for competency performance objectives. *

4.       The student communicates effectively with patients, co-workers, and the public.

     Performance Objectives
                                           Mid Rotation   End Rotation
     a. Maintains professional               0 1 2        0 1 2 Daily Observations Documentation or
     relationships with other health                                   Suggestions for Improvement
     care workers.
     b. Verbal communication is
     understandable by others
     (patients, other health care
     workers, the public).
     c. Written documentation is
     accurate in content and
     grammatically correct.
     d. Follows directions received
     verbally or in writing.

5.The student organizes patient care in collaboration with other health care workers.

     Performance Objectives
                                           Mid Rotation   End Rotation
     a. Initiates and completes              0 1 2        0 1 2 Daily Observations Documentation or
     procedures in a reasonable                                        Suggestions for Improvement
     period of time for knowledge
     level.
     b. Reports changes in patient
     status to instructor or other
     appropriate medical personnel
     c. Seeks assistance in an
     emergency.
     d. Adheres to agency policies.
     e. Places patient care needs and
     professional goals above
     personal goals.

6. The student is an active participant in promoting his/her own personal and professional growth.

     Performance Objectives
                                           Mid Rotation   End Rotation
     a. Seeks additional assignments         0 1 2        0 1 2 Daily Observations Documentation or
     as appropriate to increase                                        Suggestions for Improvement
     learning.
     b. Monitors own progress in
     meeting competency
     requirements.
     c. Projects an attitude of interest
     and motivation for completing
     clinical responsibilities.
     d. Uses constructive criticism to
     improve performance
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                                                                   Mid Rotation                          End Rotation
Total points possible                                  ____________________                            __________________
Total points achieved                                  ____________________                            __________________
% grade                                                ____________________                            __________________ Rotation Grade ______
(passing 75% of total points possible)

Mid-term
_____________________________________________________                                                  _______________________________________
Signature of Evaluator                        Date                                                     * Signature of Student           Date

End-term
_____________________________________________________                                                  _______________________________________
Signature of Evaluator                        Date                                                     * Signature of Student           Date


    My signature indicates I have had an opportunity to discuss this evaluation with my instructor.
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                                  RAD 127
                  MANDATORY LAB COMPETENCIES / SIMULATIONS




CATEGORIES /           VIEWS                             DATE   REPEATS
PROCEDURES

Thorax
      ribs             AP ( and  diaphragm), Oblique
      sternum          Oblique, Lateral
      CXR              PA, Lateral


Extremities
      finger / thumb   PA, Oblique, Lateral
      humerus          AP, Lateral
      patella          Settegast, Sunrise
      femur            AP, Lateral
      scapula          AP, Lateral
      clavicle         AP, AP axial
      os calcis        Plantodorsal, Lateral
      hand             PA, Lateral, Oblique
      wrist            PA, Lateral, Obliques
      forearm          AP, Lateral
      elbow            AP, Lateral, Obliques
      shoulder         Internal and External Rotation,
                       Transthoracic Lateral
      foot             Dorso-plantar, Oblique, Lateral
      ankle            AP, Lateral, Obliques
      tib-fib          AP, Lateral
      knee             AP, Lateral, Obliques
                       Intercondyloid Fossa
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                                      RAD 128
                      MANDATORY LAB COMPETENCIES / SIMULATIONS




CATEGORIES /                VIEWS                                 DATE   REPEATS
PROCEDURES

Head and Neck
        facial bones
        nasal bones         Waters, Lateral
        skull               AP, Townes, Lateral
        orbits              Bilateral Rhese
        TMJ‟s               Open and Closed Mouth
        paranasal sinuses   Caldwell, Waters, Lateral, SMV


Spines and Pelvis
        cervical spine      AP, Lateral, Odontoid, Obliques
        hip                 AP pelvis, Frog leg
        sacrum and coccyx   AP, Lateral
        patella             Settegast, Sunrise
        thoracic spine      AP, Lateral, Swimmers
        lumbar spine        AP, Lateral, Lateral Spot, Obliques
        pelvis              AP
Abdomen and GI
        Esophagus
        BE                  PA, PA tilt
        UGI                 PA, Lateral, RAO
        acute abdomen        KUB,  KUB, PA CXR


Other
        Mammogram           Cranio-caudal, Medio-lateral
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                                                                 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
                                                                      SEMESTER CURRICULUM


                                                                           Fall                                           Spring
            PREADMISSION TERM                                            TERM I                                             TERM II

BIO    201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I         4    RAD 121 Introduction to Radiography             2   RAD 128 Anatomy & Positioning of
                                                                                                                 Body Systems                           4
PSY 200 General Psychology                      3    RAD 127 Anatomy & Positioning of the
                                                             Head and Trunk                          4   RAD 210 Radiation Protection & Biology         1
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra
Or                                                                                                       RAD 124 Methods of Patient Care                2
MTH 117 College Math with Application           3
                                                     Humanities Elective               *             3
        (or any higher level math course)                                                                RAD 142 Clinical Education II                  3
                                                     BIO 202    Human Anatomy & Physiology II        4
ENG 101 English Composition I                   3                                                        RAD 150 Specialized Area of Study              1
                                                     SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking     *   3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS                             13                                                        TOTAL CREDIT HOURS                            11
                                                     TOTAL CREDIT HOURS                            16

                Summer                                                     Fall                                           Spring
                    TERM III                                            TERM IV                                             TERM V

RAD 131 Physics and Imaging Equipment           3    RAD 213 Radiographic Pathology                  2   RAD 215 Review Seminar                         2

RAD 130 Principles of Radiographic                   RAD 212 Special Procedures                      1   RAD 223 Clinical Practicum III                 5
        Exposure                               2
                                                     RAD 129 Quality Assurance                       1   RAD 224 Clinical Practicum IV                  5
RAD 211 Image Evaluation                        2
                                                     RAD 221 Clinical Practicum I                    5
RAD 143 Clinical Education III                  3
                                                     RAD 222 Clinical Practicum II                   5
RAD 140 Clinical Orientation                    1

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS                             11    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS                            14    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS                            12

Total General Education Hours       23                                  NOTES: ____________________________________________________________
Total Radiography Hours             54                                           __________________________________________________
TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS 77                                                        ____________________________________________________________
                                                                                 ____________________________________________________________
                                                                                 ____________________________________________________________
*   Students may choose to enroll in these courses during another semester provided that they have completed all general education courses by the 1 st Spring Semester.
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                              Building / Room   Phone number
Admissions                    AL 101            856-7912

ADA                           FSC 305           856-7731

Athletics                     LBB 313           856-7880

Bookstore                     FSC               856-8578

Computer Center               GWH 104A          856-6091

Computer Labs                 RCB 1st Floor     856-6253

Conservatory of Music         LWH 311           856-7842

English Lab                   BDH 212           856-7809

Evening Services              AL 101            856-7955

Financial Aid                 AL 101            856-7903

Honors Scholar Program        RCB 242           856-7797

Job Placement                 LWH 212           856-8588

Learning Resources Center     AL 101A           856-6084

Learning Success Center       LWH 212           856-7954

Math Lab                      RCB 326           856-6002

Radio Station-WJSR            GLB 015           856-7702

Security                                        856-7706

Student Government Assoc      FSC 301           856-7722

Student Support Services      FSC 300           856-6084

Swimming Pool                 LBB               856-7877

Telecourse Center             AL 207            856-7718

Testing                       LWH 111           853-1200, Ext. 6255

Theatre                       RCB               856-7833

Veteran Affairs               AL 101            856-7951
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               JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                    DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES
                 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM


            ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF STUDENT HANDBOOK


I certify that I have received a copy of the Jefferson State Community College
Radiologic Technology Program Student Handbook. I have read, understand and
agree to the requirements of these policies and guidelines concerning instruction on
prenatal radiation exposure.




 ________________________________                   __________________
     Student’s Signature                              Witness’ Signature




 ________________________________                   __________________
     Student’s Printed Name                         Witness’ Printed Name




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