Academic Policies for the Radiography program
KCTCS is committed to a policy of providing educational opportunities to all qualified students regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability.
Radiography Program Grading Scale
The Radiography program grading scale does not align with the OCTC General Education Grading scale. Below is the grading scale that is used by the Radiography Program.
75-84 C * 75% or above is required (didactic and Clinically) to sustain you spot in the program.
Drug-Free Policy Drug Testing
KCTCS is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. KCTCS is a drug-free facility. The following policies apply:
- Being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs or the use, possession, distribution, manufacture, or sale of illegal or unauthorized drugs is prohibited and is punishable as a felony offense on campus or within 1,000 yards of the campus. Conduct that violates this definition, poses unacceptable risks, and disregards the health, safety, and welfare of members of the KCTCS college community shall result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination. KCTCS colleges are in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989.
- Campus includes classrooms, laboratories, and clinical settings.
- Some clinical areas require drug tests. A student may be assigned to a clinical facility that makes this a requirement. Students must supply a list of any and every prescription or over-the-counter medication at the time of testing. During the students clinical rotation, a facility may request a blood or urine test at any time. Failure to comply with the request of the clinical facility will result in dismissal from the program. Students, whose drug test results are positive, in accordance with the KCTCS Code of Student Conduct, will be removed from clinical and dropped from the program.
In addition to the above stated policy the Radiography Program at Owensboro Community and Technical College also requires a Background check and drug screening every year in July or August once accepted into the program to be done prior to a student starting their clinical rotation. The cost of this is approximately $45.00 and will be kept on file in Castle Branch.
If for any reason a student has a misdemeanor or felony charge they may not be able to attend clinical and/or sit for their National registry examination. It is recommended that if this applies to a person applying to the program they should discuss this matter with the program director. More information can be obtained on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) website under the ethics section follow the link to Pre-Application Process
*At any time a clinical site can request an additional drug and/or alcoholic screening. If the student refuses to participate in this test they will immediately be dismissed from the program.
National Board Exam:
In order to complete ones education and become licensed in Radiographer a graduate must take a National board exam. If a candidate has a previous criminal record not limited to but to include
- Felony charges and conviction
- Misdemeanor charges and convictions
- Military court-martials; and/or
- Disciplinary actions taken by a state or federal regulatory authority or certification board; and/or
- Honor code violation
An Ethics Review Pre-Applciation can be filed to assure that a candidate will be permitted to take their exam. To get more information please visit the website below.
If for any reason a student has a misdemeanor or felony charge they may not be able to attend clinical and/or sit for their National registry examination. It is recommended that if this applies to a person applying to the program they should discuss this matter with the program director. More information can be obtained on the ARRT website under the ethics section follow the link to Pre-Application Process.
A Student who withdraws from or earns less than a grade of "C" in any course with
the Radiography program prefix will be dropped from the Radiography program.
The process for readmission to the program follows:
- students who wish to apply for readmission to the program must do so three (3)months prior to the expected date of enrollment;
- readmission to the Radiography program will be dependent upon available resources;
- update information in the admissions office three (3) months prior to expected date of enrollment;
- submit a written request to the Radiography Program Coordinator including information to justify readmission;
- submit a written recommendation from a faculty member of the program addressed to the Radiography Admissions Committee;
- if three (3) years or more have elapsed since the initial enrollment in the program, the student must repeat the technical courses of the curriculum;
- if a student fails the ARRT certification exam three (3) times, the student must repeat the technical courses of the curriculum;
- and a student may be readmitted to the Radiography program one time.
If a student has an issue or complaint concerning an instructor or course, the student should first speak with the instructor. If the two are unable to resolve the issue, the student may then carry the complaint further according to the following protocol:
- Academic Program Coordinator
- Allied Health Division Chair
- Dean of Allied Health and Nursing
Additional grievance procedures are documented under KCTCS student conduct
Disability Accommodations: Students with disabilities who require accommodations (academic adjustment and/or auxiliary aids or services) for this course must contact the Disability Services Office in the Counseling Center, Campus Center Building, Room 102B. The DSO telephone number is 270.686.4528. Dial 711 for TDD protocol. Please DO NOT request accommodations directly from the instructor without a letter of accommodation from the Disability Services Office.
Students in global on-line classes are to contact their Home College for disability accommodations and inform their instructors. The Home College DSO contact information is located on the KCTCS Disability Services webpage. Once the student has contacted the Disability Services Officer at the Home College, the Home College DSO will communicate with the student's instructors and/or the Disability Services Officers at the Delivering College in order to coordinate and/or provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to the student.
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Owensboro Community & Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service in its programs or activities: its admissions policies; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other College-administered programs; or employment. In addition, the College does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation consistent with KCTCS nondiscrimination policy. Inquiries or comments regarding these issues should be directed to the Disability Services Officer/504/ADA Compliance, Owensboro Community and Technical College, 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303. Telephone (270) 686-4528, FAX (270) 686-4648.
Radiography Program Complaint Resolution Policy
If a student, faculty, or community of interest feel that the program is not in compliance with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Standards, he/she is requested to notify the program director in writing of any allegations or complaints.
Program Director contact information:
Dr. Joy Menser, RT (R)(T)
Owensboro Community and Technical College
1901 Southeastern Parkway
Owensboro, KY 42303
The program director will investigate the complaint and will answer the complainant within 5 working days. (Days can be changed by agreement of both parties).
If the complainant is not satisfied with the response, he/she should notify the college Dean of Academics. The Dean of Academics will investigate and respond to the complaint within 10 working days.
Dean of Academics
Dr. Veena Sallan
Owensboro Community and Technical College
4800 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
If the complainant is not satisfied with this response, he/she should notify the:
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-2901