We teach you basic diagnostic imaging skills so you can graduate as a highly trained, registry-eligible medical imaging professional ready to enter the workforce, learn advance imaging technologies or transfer into a bachelor’s degree program.

*State Fair Community College at this time has not determined if its curriculum meets educational requirements for specific professional licensing or certification in any other state.

Radiologic Technology

Is This Program Right for Me?

Common abilities needed for this program include compassion for others; critical thinking and reasoning skills; a responsible, professional attitude; interpersonal communication skills; the ability to read and comprehend written information; and a willingness to learn new technologies.

SFCC also offers advanced imaging training through online Computed Tomography (CT) courses and Mammography conferences. Second-year radiography students, technologists or people interested in expanding their knowledge base may apply. Admission to CT training requires an additional application.

Occupational Outlook

Radiologic technologists are needed in every health care setting, from large hospitals and suburban outpatient clinics to rural physicians’ offices. Starting salaries range from $40,030 to $57,650 and increase with specialization and experience.

Data Sources – The website mynextmove.org, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

Admission to this program is competitive, and prerequisites are required. This program starts in August, and application deadline is typically in early March.

Tour the Facilities

This program is offered at the Sedalia campus. Take a tour (below) of the facilities located in Sedalia.

 

  • Accreditation

    radiology technician and patientState Fair Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Division of Career and Adult Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

    The Radiologic Technology program is also accredited with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Accreditation proves to the student that the academic program meets certain educational standards. In accordance with the guidelines published in the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, the Radiologic Technology program follows the Radiography curriculum published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

    The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) granted the SFCC radiologic technology program a 5 year accreditation status in 2016. The next site visit for the program is tentatively scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

    Completion of an Accredited Radiologic Technology program is required to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ certifying exam.

    For more information on accreditation, certification, or the suggested curriculum contact:

    Graduates are eligible to take the national certifying exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

  • Program Mission

    patientThe mission of the State Fair Community College Radiologic Technology Program defines the primary purpose of our existence.

    The Radiologic Technology Program at State Fair Community College is dedicated to serving the rural communities of western Missouri through the preparation of highly competent, registry-eligible medical imaging professionals.

  • Program Vision

    rad techThe Radiologic Technology program at State Fair Community College envisions a future in which learner-centered instruction is utilized to produce graduates who are not only technically competent, but are leaders in the field. We desire to set the standard in quality radiographic education, not merely follow the standards set by others. We want to positively impact our local communities, state and nation through leadership and service. The Vision Statement succinctly identifies the essential characteristics of the radiologic technology program’s future. The Vision is used to determine what constitutes success of the SFCC Radiologic Technology program in achieving its mission. With this in mind, the following vision statement was developed for State Fair’s radiologic technology program:

    The SFCC Radiologic Technology program will be an exemplary radiologic technology program – focused on developing tomorrow’s leaders, serving the community, and practicing continuous academic quality improvement.

  • Program Goals

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    Student Learning Goals:
    Goal #1 – Clinical Competence: Students will be clinically competent.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will apply radiation protection
    • Students will demonstrate excellent positioning skills
    • Students will apply excellent patient care skills

    Goal #2 – Proficient Critical Thinking: Students will think critically.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will perform non-routine procedures successfully
    • Students will analyze radiographic images successfully


    Goal #3 – Effective Communications: Students will communicate effectively
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    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will communicate effectively with patients
    • Students will communicate effectively with all clinical personnel

    Goal #4 – Involved Professionalism: Students will demonstrate professionalism.

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will demonstrate professional behavior
    • Student will follow and foster the ARRT’s Code of Ethic
  • Graduate Learning Outcomes

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    Upon completion of the SFCC Radiologic Technology Program, the graduate will be able to:

    • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, imaging techniques and positioning procedures to accurately demonstrate human anatomy on a radiograph and other imaging receptors, making appropriate modifications as patient needs dictate.
    • Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance and evaluation of examinations and procedures.
    • Utilize a variety of medical imaging, image processing, and image archiving equipment in a variety of clinical settings, demonstrating safe limits of use, recognizing equipment malfunctions and reporting them to proper authority, and possessing knowledge of quality assurance activities.
    • Utilize appropriate radiation protection techniques for patients and personnel.
    • Provide basic patient care, safety, comfort and education and anticipate and recognize emergency patient conditions in order to initiate life-saving first aid/basic support.
    • Exhibit professional and ethical behaviors, which are recognized by the standards, contained in the professional code of ethics and scope of practice as set by American Society of Radiologic Technologists and other nationally recognized professional organizations.
    • Communicate professionally and competently with patients, family members, other health care personnel, and members of the general public.
    • Pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ examination in diagnostic radiography

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