2020 APPLICATION PACKAGE
(FOR COHORT TO BEGIN IN JANUARY, 2021)
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Accreditation: The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Certification: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) www.arrt.org
Licensure: New York State Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection Radiologic Technology www.health.state.ny.us
Founded in 1972, the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue School of Radiologic Technology (BHCSRT) offers a 24-month (six trimesters) certificate program in Radiologic Technology. The program does not grant a degree. All academic, laboratory, and clinical instruction is held on the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue campus. Graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification and NYS Licensure.
The program involves approximately 950 contact hours of classroom work, 1,770 hours of clinical training, and 288 hours of workshops and independent study. School hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. All courses are required and must be taken sequentially. Successful completion of all academic courses and required clinical competencies is required for graduation.
The mission of NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue School of Radiologic Technology is to promote, educate and train students in the medical imaging profession. Through an effective teaching and learning environment, graduates of the school will be able to support other health care professionals, serve the health care community, and provide quality patient care. The program’s mission will be achieved through the following five goals and associated student learning outcomes.
1. The program will graduate competent entry-level radiographers.
Student Learning Outcomes:
2. The program will provide an education that promotes effective communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
3. The program will provide an education that promotes effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
4. Graduates will demonstrate responsible behavior and professional development.
Student Learning Outcomes:
5. The program will graduate a sufficient number of certified entry-level radiographers to meet the needs of the health care community.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Program Completion Rate
Over the most recent five years (2013-2017) of collected data, 63 students entered the program and 63 students graduated.
|Class of:||Number of initial enrollees:||Transfer Students:||Number of graduates:||Completion rate:|
|Five year total:||62||0||62||100%|
2. ARRT Credentialing Exam Pass Rate
Over the most recent five years (2013-2017) of collected data, 63 graduates sat for the ARRT credentialing exam and 58 graduates passed on their first attempt. Four of the other five graduates passed on their second attempt.
|Class of:||Number of graduates taking credentialing exam:||Number of graduates passing credentialing exam in first attempt:||Credentialing rate:|
|Five year total:||62||58||94%|
3. Job Placement Rate
|Class of:||Number of graduates:||Number of graduates seeking employment after graduation:||Number of graduates seeking employment and working within 1 year of graduation:||Employment rate:|
|Five year total:||62||61||61||98%|
Program effectiveness data may also be viewed on the website of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology at jrcert.org.
The school is sponsored by NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue (BHC) which is part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the country providing medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, 4 skilled nursing facilities, 6 large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides health services at home for New York residents. BHC is considered the flagship hospital and is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC).
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue serves the health care needs of a diverse community and provides an opportunity for each student to develop empathic and culturally sensitive patient care skills. The full-time faculty members hold current ARRT Registrations and NYS Licenses and possess a minimum of a master’s degree. Adjunct lecturers are drawn from BHC Department of Radiology and New York University School of Medicine as needed.
|First Day of Trimester||January 06, 2020|
|First Day: Incoming class of 2020||January 06, 2020|
|MLK Birthday||January 20, 2020|
|President’s Day||February 17, 2020|
|Spring Break||April 13-17, 2020|
|Finals Week||April 27-May 1, 2020|
|First day of New Trimester||May 4, 2020|
|Memorial Day||May 25, 2020|
|Independence Day||July 3, 2020 observed|
|Finals Week||July 27-July 31, 2020|
|First day of New Trimester||September 1, 2020|
|Labor Day||September 7, 2020|
|Columbus Day||October 12, 2020|
|Election Day||November 3, 2020|
|Veterans Day||November 11, 2020|
|Graduation Ceremony||November 20, 2020|
|Thanksgiving Break||November 26-27, 2020|
|Finals week||December 7-11, 2020|
|Winter Break||Dec. 24,2020- Jan. 4, 2021|
|First Day of Trimester||January 4, 2021|
|First Day: Incoming class||January 11, 2021|
|MLK Birthday||January 18, 2021|
|President’s Day||February 15, 2021|
|Spring Break||April 5-9, 2021|
|Finals Week||April 19-23, 2021|
|First day of New Trimester||May 3, 2021|
|Memorial Day||May 31, 2021|
|Independence Day||July 5, 2021 observed|
|Finals Week||July 26- July 30, 2021|
|Labor Day||September 6, 2021|
|First day of New Trimester||September 7, 2021|
|Columbus Day||October 11, 2021|
|Election Day||November 2, 2021|
|Veterans Day||November 11, 2021|
|Graduation Ceremony||November 19, 2021|
|Thanksgiving Break||Nov. 25-26, 2021|
|Finals week||Dec. 13- Dec. 17, 2021|
|Winter Break||Dec. 24, 2021-Jan. 3, 2022|
An applicant must be able to perform the essential job skills necessary for the radiography profession, which include:
All applicants must possess an associate degree (or higher degree) from a college or university that is accredited by one of the six recognized degree granting agencies listed below.
Eligibility to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Exam requires the individual to have an associate degree or higher. Since NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue School of Radiologic Technology grants a certificate-of-completion, not a degree, all applicants applying to the school must currently possess an associate, or higher, degree. While a major in science might be more beneficial, there is no specific degree preference for admission to the program; only that the applicant has earned a minimum of an associate degree.
The applicant should have his/her college(s) send official copies of his/her transcripts directly to our school. The applicant may also provide copies of medical, professional, or technical certificates from any courses or workshops that he/she has completed. Having a science and/or health care background, while not a prerequisite, is considered beneficial.
Note: Foreign transcripts (whether officially evaluated by a recognized translation service or not) are unacceptable, regardless of the applicant’s level of completed education.
Recognized Degree Granting Agencies.
At this time, our program only recognizes domestic degrees granted by colleges and universities accredited by 1 of the following 6 Regional Accrediting Agencies in the United States:
To apply to the program follow the steps outlined below.
Note: All submitted documentation remains the property of the school.
Admissions testing, interviews, and acceptance into the program are on a “first-come basis”, so return the requested documentation as soon as possible. There are a limited number of seats for each new class. The Admission Test administered by the school is the “Health Occupations Aptitude Exam”, designed by the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB). Further information about the exam may be accessed on the PSB website: www.psbtests.com.
In order to be interviewed by the Admissions Committee you must (1) obtain a minimal passing score on the admissions exam and (2) submit all requested documents. Interviews cannot be granted to any applicant whose file is incomplete.
The deadline for submission of the application is based solely on the number of applicants applying to the program. Once there are sufficient applicants to be tested and interviewed, the application process will be closed, consequently, the application process has a “rolling deadline”. Applications will not be accepted once the deadline is determined.
The applicant will be provisionally enrolled into the program and is based upon:
Once a student has been provisionally accepted by the Admissions Committee, s/he must gain total clearance through the BHC Volunteer Department.
Clearance by the Volunteer Department is contingent on successful completion of the following:
Once clearance has been obtained from the Volunteer Department, the applicant is officially enrolled into the program.
Note: Falsification or other intentional misrepresentation of any required application or admission material, including any information requested during the two years of the program, will result in the immediate disqualification of the individual from the applicant pool or dismissal from the program.
Program recruitment and admission practices are non-discriminatory with respect to any legally protected status such as race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, and any other protected class. Pregnancy is not a barrier either to admission or continuance in the program.
A non-refundable $75.00 fee is required to cover the cost of processing the applicant’s file and for the administration of the admissions examination.
Applicants from other accredited radiography programs (hospital or college) will be considered for admission providing the applicant submits a letter stating the reason for the transfer and presents all official academic and clinical transcripts and certified proof of the completed number of academic and clinical hours. The transfer student must also submit documentation required of all applicants.
Since the program is cohort-based and radiography programs (hospital or college) generally don’t offer identical sequencing of courses or clinical training, a transfer student, who is accepted, will either transfer in at the beginning of the first or second year. Acceptance and status assigned will be dependent upon the submitted documentation. In addition, a transfer student may be required to take the admissions exam and a first year assessment exam to further determine his or her acceptance into the program and, if applicable, advanced placement status.
To remain in good academic standing, a student must achieve a minimum didactic course grade of 75% and a minimum laboratory and clinical competency grade of 80%.
|90- 95%||A-||3.75||Very Good|
|92- 96%||A-||3.75||Very Good|
Graduates must successfully demonstrate the didactic and clinical competency requirements specified by the ARRT and JRCERT which include, but are not limited to, knowledge of radiological procedures, competency in general patient care activities, and exhibit professional and ethical behavior. Each course instructor determines the grading policy and the weight given to examinations and assignments.
Tuition is $2500 per trimester ($7500/yr) and is due on the first day of each trimester (Jan, May, and Sept). Upon acceptance into the program, a non-refundable seat deposit of $500 is required. The balance of the first trimester’s tuition, $2000, is due the first day of school. Students are responsible for the cost of the required text books/e-books, uniforms and supplies.
(Note: tuition, deposits, and fees are subject to change without prior notice.)
Although the program does not provide health insurance, eligible students may apply for the health care plans administered by the hospital.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue School of Radiologic Technology participates in New York State Higher Education Service Corporation Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Program including the new GI Bill, New York State Adult Career Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR). If there is a tuition overpayment at the end of two years due to receipt of financial aid, the student or payee will receive a refund.
The school is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification exam and New York State Department of Health licensure.
The Joint Review Committee on
Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Web Site: www.jrcert.org
The American Registry of
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120-1155
Web Site: www.arrt.org
* Candidates with a criminal conviction need to contact the ARRT to request a pre-application review to determine eligibility for ARRT certification.
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
547 River Street, Room 530
Troy, NY 12180-2216
Web Site: www.health.state.ny.us
*Candidates with a criminal conviction should contact the New York State Department of Health to determine eligibility for state licensure.
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