CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Enters into Radiologic Technology Partnership with
Northwest Iowa Community College
CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson is proud to announce a new educational partnership with Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC), Sheldon, Iowa to train Radiologic Technologists locally. There will be an informational come and go meeting with representatives from both CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson and NCC on Thursday, November 17th from 9:00am – 11:00am in the cafeteria seating area of CHI St. Alexius Health (just inside main hospital lobby).
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.
CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson is partnering with NCC to help promote rad techs from our area who are interested in training locally. The partnership benefits students, our local hospital and clinics, and ultimately our community as trained rad techs are often in-demand job positions.
What’s really unique about this program? The hybrid program allows for the opportunity for students to complete assignments and clinical rotations at their convenience at their local hospital. There is only a limited number of times the student is expected to be on NCC’s campus.
This program is beginning in January of 2017. This program qualifies for financial aid. Application deadline is December 1st, 2016. For more information go to radtechonline.com or attend the informational meeting on Thursday, November 17th from 9:00am – 11:00am in the cafeteria seating area of CHI St. Alexius Health (just inside main hospital lobby).