Radiologic technology program goes to MCC Board

Posted on 08.18.11 in Board of Governors

MCC Board agenda and all appendices can be found at:

Approval to proceed with development of a new radiologic technology program will be a focal point of the Mohave Community College Board of Governors’ meeting on Friday, Aug. 19.

The new program, which will prepare students for jobs as X-ray and ultrasound technicians, will require approximately 30 credit hours (one year) of prerequisite classes before students can be admitted to the radiologic technology coursework. Once admitted, it will take students two years, including two summer sessions, of full-time enrollment to complete the program.

“Employment of radiologic technologist is expected to increase by 17 percent in the nation and 26 percent in the county, faster than the average for all occupations,” said Dr. Michael Rourke, dean of instruction for MCC. “Radiologic technologists are needed in every health care setting including hospitals, outpatient clinics, imaging center and doctors’ offices.” The program will pursue accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Facilities will be needed to house the radiologic technology program. The college has been working with the Legacy Foundation of Bullhead City on a joint proposal to construct an allied health and science facility on the Bullhead City campus. In addition to radiologic technology, the facility would house a new health information technology program, the expanding medical assistant program, as well as classrooms, offices and a new biology lab.

The MCC Board will be asked to approve the agreement with the Legacy Foundation and to award a contract to DLR Group for design and construction oversight of the new facility. DLR Group was selected from eight companies responding to a request for proposal, based on a rigid set of criteria and a live presentation to the college. The facility is expected to be completed for fall semester of 2012.

As part of the college’s strategic plan to “go green,” bids and demonstrations were solicited from document imaging software providers. “The college currently spends more than $60,000 each year on paper alone to create student, employee and business records,” said Dr. Lynn Cundiff, executive vice president of MCC. The new system will help to offset some of that expense by converting paper documents to electronic records.

“The imaging software provides for electronic scanning, cataloging and retrieval of data, and for creating fillable electronic forms that can be routed, saving time and money,” Cundiff added. The college plans to scan files and records as they are created. It will not retroactively image documents. Current documents will remain in file for the length of time required by state law, then be destroyed.

The Board will be asked to approve a contract with Nolig for software, training and support of the document imaging system for the college. They will also be asked to approve the intergovernmental agreements between MCC and county high schools for the Dual Enrollment programs at those high schools.

Various other reports and updates will be provided to the Board by staff and administration, including a report on the Barnes and Noble textbook rental program, which last year saved students approximately $128,000 in the cost of textbooks.

The Governing Board meeting will take place in the Interactive Television (ITV) classroom, Room 508, on the Neal Campus-Kingman, 1971 Jagerson Ave. It will be broadcast by ITV to Building 500 on the Lake Havasu City campus at 1977 Acoma Blvd., West and the Bullhead City campus at 3400 Highway 95., and to Room 103 on the North Mohave Campus, 480 S. Central in Colorado City. The public is invited to attend in person or by ITV.

The public can view the full agenda, including appendices not exempt by ARS 38-431.0, in the library on each MCC campus within 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting, or obtain a copy through the Office of the President, 1971 Jagerson Ave., in Kingman.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, MCC endeavors to assure accessibility to its programs, facilities and services to all persons with disabilities. Persons needing accommodation for this meeting can contact the Disability Services Office at 928-757-0813.

MCC Board agenda and all appendices can be found at:

5 Responses to Radiologic technology program goes to MCC Board

  1. Sebastian Kiever Bonfils says:

    I am at MCC undergoing my pre-reqs for X-ray tech and was getting ready to transfer after next spring. I think this is an excellent idea! It would be a great stepping stone for my career, and saving my pocket from moving expenses ;) So excited to hear if the plan will go ahead!

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  3. Wendy Johnston says:

    I have been waiting for this for 10 years! Im very excited to see its finally a reality.

    wendy Johnston

  4. Wendy Johnston says:

    This is somthing i am interested in thank you for making this happen!

  5. Anticipating Student says:

    Sooooo… excited that we will not have to drive to YUMA Az. to get our credintals!!!!! have been waiting for this oppertunity!!!!!!!

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