HRMC Partners with Northwest Iowa Community College Hybrid Rad Tech Plan
November 10, 2016
Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is proud to announce a new educational partnership with Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC), Sheldon, Iowa, to train Radiologic Technologist locally. There will be an informational come-and-go meeting with representatives from both HRMC and NCC on Monday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, in HRMC Legacy Plaza classroom 108.
Radiologic Technology is a great career choice for someone interested in the healthcare field. This two-year comprehensive program consists of radiologic courses, clinical experience, and general studies. The courses are taught through a mixture of online, local clinical experience is obtained at various approved clinical sites, and a very limited on-campus class time.
Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, produce x-ray films of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. With the ever-changing technology in the health care arena, radiologic technicians are becoming more involved with computerized tomography scanners (CT), which produce cross sectional views and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which utilizes giant magnets and radio waves rather than radiation to create a diagnostic image, as well as other specialized fields that can draw a new graduate of the Radiologic Technology program.
National, state, and local data indicates that there will be a continued need for Radiologic Technologists through the next decade. Typically, employment opportunities exist in various settings, such as hospitals, healthcare facilities, physician offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales, and education. Training in this profession allows individuals to specialize in their area of choice or pursue careers as researchers, consultants, or administrators. On average starting salary is around $16–$23/hour.
The hybrid program allows a unique opportunity for students to complete assignments and clinical rotations at their convenience at their local hospital. Students are expected to be on NCC’s campus only a limited number of times.
This program begins January 2017 and qualifies for financial aid. Application deadline is December 1, 2016. For more information, go to www.radtechonline.com or attend the informational meeting on Monday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in classroom 108 of HRMC’s Legacy Plaza, which is located on the corner of 4th Street and Kansas Avenue in Huron.
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