Radiologic Technology Educational Timeline
The radiologic technology program at Arnot Ogden Medical Center is a 23-month program beginning in August. You'll attend classes Monday through Friday with no classes nights, evenings, weekends, or holidays. Class hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. depending on the scheduled day of the week.
The Associate degree classes are taught by Corning Community College (CCC). It is recommended for CCC classes to be taken as an online class. The radiology program adapts for the CCC classes so the student is not scheduled over an eight-hour day. Students have to attend a lab on CCC campus for Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. Class is held on the Elmira Campus for CCC.
The clinical assignments are done on a rotation basis. Clinical rotations for first-year students start approximately six weeks from the start of the program. Clinical rotation hours are at the discretion of the program director and subject to change. Most rotations are scheduled 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seniors will spend rotations in specialty areas (M.R.I., Ultrasound, etc.).
The JRCERT defines the operational hours of traditional programs as Monday- Friday, 5:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Students receive one week vacation in November (Thanksgiving week), a two-week vacation during the winter holiday season, and one week vacation in the spring. The program is not in session on the following holidays; Labor Day, Memorial Day and July 4th.
First-year students receive a two-week vacation in the summer.