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Mammography

Course Description

This 16 week course is designed to provide the education and clinical experience for post-primary practice of Mammography. Core topics include but are not limited to, patient care (education and assessment), image production (equipment operation and quality assurance), and procedures (anatomy, physiology, pathology, mammographic positioning, special needs and imaging procedures).  Students will perform mammographic examinations and duties at various clinical sites under the supervision of a Mammographer. This course is 466 hours (128 didactic hours, 338 clinical hours)

Upon completion, students may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist post-primary in Computed Tomography.

You can choose your own clinical site with submission of a completed Clinical Affiliation Agreement
It is the student’s responsibility to contact the clinical site and ensure that they can be accommodated for the clinical rotation. Some clinical sites require additional information and it is the responsibility of the student to complete and submit this information prior to enrollment.

Pre-Requisites

Individuals entering this course must be a registered or registry- eligible radiologic technologist. Students must present proof of current ARRT certification.

Requirements

To enroll in Mammography

  1. Enroll with Castle Branch (Package code is SK 18) Upload all required documentation there.
  2. Take the Student Medical Form to your physical exam. Once completed, upload to your Castle Branch account.
  3. Choose your clinical site. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the clinical site of their choice to confirm that a clinical rotation can be accommodated.  Print a copy of the Clinical Affiliate Contract. Get the clinical site to sign this form and email it to mchen@spcc.edu. The required signatures will be obtained from SPCC and a finalized contract will be sent to the clinical site. If you want to complete your clinical hours with Atrium, please contact Karyn Casper, karyn.casper@atriumhealth.org.

    If you are completing your clinical hours with Novant you must visit their website (https://www.novanthealth.org/careers/student-programs.aspx ) and fill out the required forms a month in advance to beginning clinical hours. After you have filled them out, email them to Mez Chen, mchen@spcc.edu

  4. Once all documentation is approved by Castle Branch, complete the Registration Form and email to dwheelerspcc.edu
  5. Once you are registered, an email will be sent to you with the phone number to call to make payment.

 

Must have:

  • CPR Certification
  • Radiation Badge
  • Internet access
  • Computer access with word processing (i.e. Microsoft Word)
  • Appropriate scrubs and shoes for clinical
  •  You need to purchase books

All medical records required must be submitted through Certified Background.
DO NOT MAIL documentation or payment. Payment is accepted by phone or in person only.

Cost

$199.40 (plus cost of radiation badge (if you don’t have one), books, medical document manager, background check & drug screen)

Books

  • Mammography and Breast Imaging, 2nd Edition
    Author: Olive Peart
    Company: McGraw Hill
  • Mammographic Imaging a Practical Guide, 4th Edition
    Authors: Shelly L. Lille’,  Wendy J. Marshall
    Company: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

The North Carolina Community Colleges Governor’s Emergency Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers FREE Tuition for community college students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs.

Apply for GEER Scholarship

By Phone: 704-290-5825

In Person: 3509 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe

Upcoming Courses

Classes start every 3rd Tuesday of each month
*Paperwork must be turned in a week before the start date*

Begin DateEnd Date
June 22, 2021October 12, 2021
July 20, 2021November 9, 2021
August 17, 2021December 7, 2021

Location

Online

For more information, contact:

Jana Larson or Mez Chen, 704-701-0480