Thank you for your interest in the Columbus Regional Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. Below is additional information about our program. If you have any questions please call 812-376-5354 (toll free 1-800-841-4938 ext. 5354).
The fee for tuition is $2500 per year, payable by June 1st prior to classes starting in July. Tuition for the senior year is due July 1st, upon successful completion of the freshman year. In the last 6 months of the program, students will be required to pay a fee for testing that will enable the award of credit toward a degree from Ivy Tech Community College. This cost is approximately $60.
Refund Policy / Withdrawal
A 100% refund of the first year tuition will be granted if the student decides to withdraw from the program on or before the first day of the school year. A 50% refund of the first year tuition will be granted if the student decides to withdraw from the program within the first four weeks of the first school year.
Students are responsible for the purchase of their textbooks. This may be done through the hospital to allow the student to qualify for our volume discount. Package price for the entire program has been running approximately $900 total for the two years. Students have had some luck purchasing textbooks on their own at various web sites, however those purchasing books from other sources must make sure they are the proper edition and available prior to class.
Students are responsible for the purchase of their uniforms. This may be done at various uniform shops or at other select stores of the student's choosing. Students should purchase enough uniforms so that they have a clean, fresh uniform every day. Prices for uniform tops or slacks vary from $10 -$15 per item.
Columbus Regional Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not participate in federal financial aid nor does it sponsor financial assistance programs. Students may find additional information on financial aid websites such as www.fastweb.com . Students entering the program with existing educational loans may find it advantageous to request a forbearance through their lending institution to delay loan repayment until completion of this program. Arrangements for financial assistance are solely the responsibility of the student.
The program is a continuous 24 months of study with classes broken down into (8) 13-week quarters. Each school year begins in July and ends at the end of June of the following year. Students are issued grades at the end of each quarter. See Curriculum section for more details.
All classes are held at the facilities of Columbus Regional Hospital. Clinical Education is received in the facilities of the hospital and at Southern Indiana Orthopedics.
Classroom instruction is held during normal weekday hours. The majority of clinical rotations occurs during weekday hours, although students will also be assigned to limited rotations for weekend and evening experience.
Students are expected to attend all scheduled meetings of classes. An absence from class does not excuse a student from the responsibility for material presented or work assigned in that class.
An absence from the clinic which is not reported in advance and excused will result in probationary status for the student. A second occurrence will be deemed sufficient grounds for dismissal from the program.
Absences/Permitted Days Off
Student "sick" days and "vacation time" have been combined into one category called "Permitted Days Off " (PDO) with students receiving the equivalent of 5 days off per quarter. These may be used for illness, personal business, or scheduled vacations, but are separate from holidays granted off. Scheduled days off may be broken into half-day increments if it is only necessary for a student to be gone a part of a day.
As a reward for students who do not miss any days during a quarter, they will be allowed to take the entire 5 days consecutively during the 13th week of that quarter. No didactic classes will be scheduled during that week so that the student can take the time off to rest and recharge for the next quarter. Days may not be held over into the next quarter.
Columbus Regional Hospital recognizes the following six holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Students will be granted time off for all 6 holidays and for the day after Thanksgiving during the course of their training.
The dress code for students attending Columbus Regional Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is as follows:
- Scrub-type uniforms of the designated color. White short-sleeved or long-sleeved T-shirts (with no pictures or writing) may be worn under uniform tops for warmth.
- A scrub-type jacket of the designated color may be worn for warmth
- White socks with at least a 1" band at the top (not "footies")
- Uniform shoes or comfortable athletic shoes. Although shoes no longer must be white, they must be tasteful and must not draw attention to the feet. To be suitable for the healthcare environment, shoes must have a back or strap. No croc-type shoes are allowed.
- Watch with a second hand or capable of displaying seconds.
- A name badge is provided to each student and must be worn on both class and clinical days.
- Jewelry is permitted in moderation. Only earrings of modest design and appearance are acceptable. A maximum of 2 small earrings in each ear may be worn. Jewelry associated with other body piercings must not be visible. Gauges are prohibited.
- Tattoos should not be offensive or distracting to patients/ visitors / other students / or employees in the workplace. Program leadership will use discretion in determining if a tattoo should be covered while in attendance in the program.
- Hairstyles, colors, and cuts, should be conservative in nature. Facial hair must be neatly trimmed. While in clinical rotations, hair that is shoulder length or longer must be confined in a style up off of the shoulders for safety reasons.
- Fingernails shall be clean and trimmed. In clinical rotations, while nail polish is acceptable, artificial nails or acrylic overlays are not.
Cell phone use is prohibited in the classroom or in the clinical setting at any time. In addition, students are responsible to make sure that their cell phones are turned off or muted so as not to be disruptive to others. Students may make calls during break or lunch time, but in an appropriate area other than the classroom or clinical areas.
Radiation Exposure Monitoring
It is the policy of Columbus Regional Hospital to practice and monitor "radiation safety" for all employees and student radiographers. Students are issued a radiation monitoring badge to wear at all times while performing clinical responsibilities during the 24 month program.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists states that customary radiation safety practices for pregnant radiation workers shall be followed. In order to adhere to the guidelines of the National Council on Radiation Protection, a pregnancy policy has been created for this program and is available per applicant request.
The following services are provided to students. Additional information is available from the Program Director per applicant request.
- Free parking
- Free lockers for personal belongings
- Discounted meals in the hospital cafeteria
- Discounted books when ordered through the hospital
- Discount on Wellness Exercise Program Classes
- Free flu-shots
- Free CPR certification
- Employee Assistance Program for personal counseling matters
- Reasonable Accommodation Assessment
- Access to an assortment of journal and texts within the Professional Library
- Internet access within the classroom for educational purposes
- Liability insurance coverage
Columbus Regional Hospital does not provide housing facilities for students attending any of the programs sponsored by or affiliated with the hospital.
Columbus Regional Hospital does not accept transfer, part-time, or advanced placement students.
Employment outside the school is permitted as long as school scheduling takes priority. The school will not alter students' schedules to accommodate outside work schedules. Students are expected to regard their training as top priority and to be present for assigned schedules regardless of outside employment.