Class Capacity: 16 students selected per year
Current Clinical Education Sites:
The following healthcare facilities provide students with their clinical rotations. Students are required to rotate through all of the listed facilities throughout their five semesters of the program.
Essentia Health in Fargo, ND
Sanford Health in Thief River Falls, MN
Riverview Healthcare in Crookston, MN
Altru Family Residency Center in Grand Forks, ND
Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND
Altru Family Medicine Center in Grand Forks, ND
Altru Professional Center in Grand Forks, ND
Students will be scheduled an average of 3 weekends and 9 p.m. shifts throughout the 21 months of the program. A schedule of such rotations will be provided to them well in advance indicating their weekend and p.m. rotations for each semester. Weekend and p.m. rotations provide students with the possibility for more exposure to trauma/mobile procedures and enables students to assess the various shift atmospheres in which they may be employed upon program completion. Weekend and p.m. hours will equal the same hours as a regular clinical day shift for that current semester. Weekend hours worked will equal regular clinical hours and students will be off one clinical day prior to the weekend and one day following the weekend worked.
Students are provided with the opportunity to rotate through other areas of Radiology such as Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, CT and MRI and Interventional Procedures. Students will not be trained in these areas but it will provide them the opportunity for an understanding of those modalities in the event they wish to continue their education upon completion of the program.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to have a basic understanding of the Radiology Profession. We strongly encourage applicants to shadow in a productive Radiology Department so that they are provided with the opportunity to visit with Radiologic Technologists and observe a typical radiology department.
*We do not require documentation of shadow experiences.
Program Progression Standards:
Failure of the student to attain, maintain, and abide by any one or more of the following criteria will cause the student to be placed on probation for a period of time designated by program officials which is dependent on the standard not being met. If at the end of this time the student shows no improvement, he/she will be dismissed from the Northland Community and Technical College Radiologic Technology program and is no longer eligible for enrollment in the program.
* Must achieve a letter grade of C (77%) or above in each and every course required in the program in order to progress. If a student fails to achieve this in a general education course and chooses to repeat the course, this must be accomplished by the completion of the trailing semester; (any general education course repeated must not interfere with continuation of radiology courses and clinical time). Radiology courses cannot be repeated if a student receives less than a 77%).
* The student must obtain a satisfactory rating on all Weekly Clinical Evaluations.
* The student must exhibit ethical and professional conduct at all times as outlined in the professional code of ethics.
Qualities of a Radiologic Technologist: