Degrees and Certificates

Diagnostic Imaging (AAS at LBCC)

TBCC has developed a partnership with Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) and Tillamook Regional Medical Center to provide training for radiologic technologists (radiographers) in Tillamook County. This degree is granted by Linn-Benton Community College. TBCC offers program prerequisites, general education, and related coursework. All Diagnostic Imaging (RT) courses are offered by Linn-Benton Community College and require admission to their program as detailed below. This is a “cost recovery” program. Students must deposit a portion of the cost of the program prior to beginning classes. The total cost of the program is subject to change but is estimated at $18,500.

Career & Program Description
Diagnostic Imaging is a 22-month intensive program. Students receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree from LBCC. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to practice as proficient,
multi-skilled professionals in culturally diverse health care settings, to demonstrate outcomes required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and program guidelines and to prepare students for application and completion of ARRT certification examinations.

The Diagnostic Imaging program will provide all qualified students who meet the fixed, minimum criteria, the opportunity to accomplish a fantastic educational program. Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, provide patient services using imaging modalities at the request of physicians qualified to prescribe and/or perform procedures.

A radiographer performs radiographic procedures, applies principles of radiation protection, evaluates radiographers for technical quality, exercises professional judgment and provides patient care. Radiographers can find employment in hospitals, clinics, private offices, industry, and public health facilities.

Radiography is the art and science of using ionizing to provide images of tissues, organs, bones, and vessels that comprise the body. These images may be recorded on film or displayed on video monitor. Motion studies may also be produced.

The program with TBCC is distance delivery via the Internet, with clinical experiences at Tillamook Regional Medical Center. Classes are tailored specifically to the students in the training. Students attend class for approximately 40 hours a week. It does not follow the traditional college terms. Classes are taught using “Virtual Classroom” and a robust online course management system, and lab experiences will take place at the local healthcare facilities and/or the Lebanon lab. Distance Education
(DE) designated students should expect to make a minimum of seven trips to the LBCC campus during the course of the program. Traditional (TRAD) designated students are required to attend LBCC campus a minimum of twice per week. Once enrolled in the Diagnostic Imaging Program, students are LBCC students and are supported by LBCC. The mission of the Linn-Benton Community College Diagnostic Imaging Program is three-fold:

  1. To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to competently and safely perform radiologic procedures while delivering “best practices” patient care;
  2. To help students develop problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication skills that will enhance the students’ scope of practice within the profession’s legal and ethical boundaries; and
  3. To provide the medical community with entry-level radiographer professionals competent to perform diagnostic medical imaging within the profession’s legal and ethical boundaries. Clinical
    education provides the students with hands-on application of theory and demonstration of skills from all instructional methods. Students will complete program-specific competencies in the clinical setting.

Web-based instruction is offered via a web browser, an email account, and the use of LBCC’s eLearning System. Interaction with the instructor and classmates is through the forum, internet, email, virtual classroom, and web or phone conferencing. Students need to have high speed internet services available in their homes. Listed below are the requirements and skills necessary for web-based instruction.

Note: Please realize that despite meeting all technical recommendations, you may still encounter difficulty accessing course content from your computer. It is required that you locate an alternate computer to use and have a plan for backup technical support in case you encounter difficulties which cannot be resolved with your instructor and LBCC Support Services. Personal computer problems will not be an acceptable excuse for not completing coursework on time.

Skills needed to be a successful Diagnostic Imaging learner: this is both an asynchronous and synchronous (real time) training environment. For learning to occur, learners must actively participate in the training experience and be responsible for completing the designated activities/assignments within the prescribed time lines.

Admissions

The required forms can be downloaded from http://www.linnbenton.edu/admissions (click on Forms Related to Special Admissions & Limited Enrollment Programs, then select Diagnostic Imaging). Forms are also available at TBCC Student Services and should be submitted at TBCC. All LBCC Associate of Applied Science General Education requirements are prerequisites to the program. Students are also required to complete Medical Terminology I (MP 111 at TBCC) and BI 231 Anatomy and Physiology prior to admission. Students are required to have a current Health Care Provider CPR card, updated vaccinations, and complete a criminal background check and drug screen. Eligible applicants are
admitted based on points awarded on the points worksheet in the Admission Bulletin, which includes the Written Experiential Assessment.

Writing: You must have completed WR 121 or an equivalent writing course from a regionally accredited institution with a “C” or better (credits required for AAS degree).

Reading: Take the LBCC Computerized Placement Test (CPT) for reading or petition to have it waived. Students who have previously taken the LBCC CPT for reading do not need to repeat it for this requirement.

Communication: You must have completed an acceptable Communication course or equivalent course from a regionally accredited institution with a “C” or better. See LBCC’s 2015-2016 Catalog for AAS
degree requirements, Appendix A, for acceptable courses (credits required for AAS degree).

Math: You must have completed MTH 111 or an equivalent math course from a regionally accredited institution with a “C” or better within the last 5 years or have taken the LBCC Placement exam and be placed above MTH111 (credits required for AAS degree).

Cultural Literacy: You must have completed an acceptable Cultural Literacy course or an equivalent course from a regionally accredited institution with a “C” or better. See LBCC’s 2015-2016 Catalog AAOT degree requirements.

Medical Terminology: You must have completed Medical Terminology I (MO5.630) or an equivalent course from a regionally accredited institution with a “C” or better or pass the LBCC Challenge exam
Anatomy & Physiology: You must have completed BI 231 Anatomy & Physiology I or equivalent at a regionally accredited institution with a “C” or better.

See the LBCC web page for more information and forms and applications here.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science

See the catalog(pdf) for the information regarding program requirements.

Helpful Links
  • Pre-Diagnostic Imaging Worksheet

 

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