NORTH JERSEY IMAGING ACADEMY
County College of Morris and Passaic County Community College have formed a partnership in the North Jersey Imaging Academy for Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Mammography. These certificate programs offer didactic (lecture) courses that meet the American Registry for Radiologic Technologist’s (ARRT) requirement for structured education. In addition, the program offers clinical education in CT, MRI and Mammography*.
Who should attend: These programs are intended for Radiologic Technologists who have a current NJ license, and for ARRT certified Radiographic Technologists looking to advance their career with additional advanced certifications.
About the Programs: The CT, MRI and Mammography programs comply with the guidelines required byÂ ARRT, which is located at 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota 55120-1155 www.arrt.org. The program has been approved for CEUs by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
Each certification program consists of three main components:
- Didactic Education in Cross Sectional Anatomy (CT and MRI only)
- Didactic education in the specialty area
- Clinical Practice in the specialty area
Students enrolling in CT or MRI are required to take the Cross Sectional Anatomy class unless a course was previously taken. Please provide documentation of that course during your application process.
Didactic courses are offered as evening courses, beginning at 6:00 pm at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy (PSA) located at 300 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. For directions and parking information, please go to http://www.pccc.edu/community/public-safety-academy/about-the-pccc-public-safety-academy/directions3
Clinical education will be offered during day, evening and weekend hours. Clinical education hours will be scheduled by program faculty. Students will participate in CT, MRI or Mammography as appropriate. Clinical placements may be made available at local area hospitals and free-standing clinical affiliates.Â Mammography clinical is only available at Atlantic Health System, Morristown.
All students entering the program must provide proof of the following:
- Certification by the ARRT in a primary discipline (radiography, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine)
- Copy of their New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection license in Diagnostic Radiography
- Current resume
- Prior to entering the clinical courses, the student must have a criminal background check, 11 panel drug screening, physical health exam, current immunizations, flu vaccine, malpractice insurance and a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification (BLS). The clinical requirements will be explained at the first lecture class and are not requirements for attendance at the lecture classes.
- All of these requirements are met at the studentâ€™s expense
All interested candidates must submit the application, their resume, ARRT and DEP NJ License to Professor Denise Villâ€™Neuve by January 17, 2020. Once received, you will be contacted with the additional steps to be able to register for the course. Send to:
Prof. Denise Villâ€™Neuve
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869
If you need to update your current BLS/CPR certification, see our class schedule.
CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY â€“ 33 hours â€“Required for CT and MRI Lecture
This is a 33-hour, ten-week lecture course in sectional anatomy. Sectional Anatomy introduces the student to the fundamental anatomy of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. In addition, imaging modalities are discussed and introduced to the student along with CT and MRI images. AHP-357
88531.Â 11 sessions: 33 hours
Time: 6-9 p.m., Thurs, Oct 1-Dec 17 (No class on Thanksgiving)
Passaic County Public Safety Academy
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
CT LECTURE â€“ 66 hours
The CT Program offers an educational opportunity for the ARRT Registered Radiologic Technologist to gain enhanced skills in the advanced imaging modality of Computed Tomography. The 66-hour lecture course includes, but is not limited to: patient care and safety, CT physics, systems operations and instrumentation, data acquisition, image display and post processing of all imaging procedures, quality control, contrast media and administration. Midterm and final exams will be given. AHP-353
88532.Â 22 sessions: 66 hours
Time: 6-9 p.m., Mon and Wed, Oct 5-Dec 16
Passaic County Public Safety Academy
CT CLINICAL â€“ This six-month proctored placement provides you with practical experience to complete the competencies required for certification in computed tomography.Â Â You will receive clinical placement oversight as you complete all of the competencies.Â Students are expected to work consistently toward completing the clinical supervision component of the certification. Students may enroll for an additional period of placement, as necessary, at their own expense.Â AHP-335
88533.Â Offered in Fall 2020.
Clinical Affiliate to be scheduled by program faculty. Schedule to be determined with instructor.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
MRI LECTURE â€“ 66 hours
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program offers an educational opportunity for ARRT Registered Radiologic Technologists to further their career with a specialty in MRI. This lecture course provides a comprehensive overview of MR imaging principles as well as the instrumentation associated with MR imaging. It gives a basic understanding of the principles and system components of MR image acquisition. It will also give the specific clinical applications, coils that are available and their use, considerations in the scan sequences, specific choices in protocols and positioning criteria. The course will provide the student with MR pulse sequences, image formation and image contrast. It will also give the MR scan procedures for the central nervous and musculoskeletal system as well as neck, chest, abdomen and pelvic systems. Weekly quizzes, midterm and final examinations will be given. AHP-351
28534.Â 22 sessions: 66 hours
Time: 6-9 p.m., Mon and Wed, Feb 17-April 29
MRI CLINICAL PLACEMENTâ€“ This six-month proctored placement provides you with practical experience to complete the competencies required for certification in magnetic resonance imaging.Â Â You will receive clinical placement oversight as you complete all of the competencies.Â Students are expected to work consistently toward completing the clinical component of the certification. students may enroll for an additional period of placement, as necessary, at their own expense. AHP-337
28535.Â Clinical Affiliate to be scheduled by program faculty. Schedule to be determined with instructor.
MAMMOGRAPHY LECTURE â€“Â 48 hours
This lecture course will provide licensed/ARRT certified radiographers preparation for the practice of mammography. AHP-356
28536.Â 16 sessions: 48 hours
Time: 6-9 p.m., Tues, Feb 4-May 19
MAMMOGRAPHY CLINICAL â€“ This six-month proctored placement provides you with practical experience to complete the competencies required for certification in mammography.Â Â You will receive clinical placement oversight as you complete all of the competencies. Students are expected to work consistently toward completing the clinical component of the certification. Students may enroll for an additional period of placement, as necessary, at their own expense. AHP-350
28537.Â Clinical Affiliate to be scheduled by program faculty. Schedule to be determined with instructor.