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Career Studies Certificate AN

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Purpose: This career studies certificate in Breast Diagnostic Imaging is designed as an enhanced-competency module to provide expertise in mammography to registered technologists. This curriculum will prepare registered technologists for employment as mammographers in hospitals and imaging centers. Courses will fulfill professional continuing educations (CEU) requirements, including the American Society of Radiologic Technologistsí ECE program.

Eligibility: All students must be graduates of an approved radiologic technology program and be registered or registry eligible according to the standards provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Radiographers must be registered in Radiography for one year prior to being eligible to sit for the Mammography Registry.

Program Requirements: All students must hold a current CPR-C certification. Students must maintain a C average in all courses. A career certificate will not be awarded until a grade of C or better is obtained in all didactic and clinical components.

Clinical Requirements: Students will be required to locate an imaging center/hospital to complete the clinical component of this course. An NVCC Preceptor Agreement must be presented to the clinical site. The contract must be signed and filed in the radiography offices prior to beginning clinical rotations. Days and hours of clinical assignments will be agreed upon by the preceptor and the students. Students must complete the specified clinical hours by the end of the semester.


   RAD233Anatomy and Positioning of the Breast1
   RAD234Breast Imaging/Instrumentation1
   RAD235Quality Assurance in Mammography1
   RAD236Case Studies in Breast Diagnostic Imaging1
RAD237Clinical Internship2
   RAD238Mammography Registry Review1

Total credits for the Breast Diagnostic Imaging Career Studies Certificate = 10.

1 Students are responsible for completing 160 clinical hours during a 16-week semester. A clinical internship must be arranged by each student prior to the beginning of the program. Clinical affiliates must be presented with a NVCC Preceptor Agreement. All agreements must be returned to the faculty of the program.

The lecture component of this career certificate will be offered in five weekend formats. Each course will require the completion of assignments prior to the class meeting.

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