Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Dr. Earl D. Smith) School of Radiologic Technology
Arnot Ogden Medical Center, an NCCRS member since 1980, is a voluntary, nonprofit hospital located in Elmira, New York. The hospital has the skilled personnel and equipment to provide not only the standard hospital services, but also specialty services not always found in a community hospital. Arnot Ogden is the center for kidney dialysis and radiation therapy for a wide geographic area. Its neonatal intensive care unit cares for critically ill babies from a nine-county area. The hospital has an extensive cardiac program, including open-heart surgery and two CT scanners, plus MRI provide valuable additions to the diagnostic capabilities of the hospital.
The School of Radiologic Technology was established in 1953 to provide educational and work opportunities for the community. The Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year program of classroom and practical instruction. Its main objectives are to educate the student to properly use radiation in the health field, to enable graduates to practice radiologic technology with a high level of competence, and to meet the professional standards set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Radiologic Technology. During the two years, students attend classes, participate in laboratory sessions, and receive clinical experience in the hospital's radiology department. The students also complete an eight semester-hour course in anatomy and physiology, which is taught by Corning Community College faculty. The lecture portion of the course is taught in Elmira; students travel to Corning for the laboratory portion. Students are welcome to use all the college facilities.
Students also have an option to obtain an A.S. degree in general studies through Corning Community College by combining their certificate in radiologic technology with additional course work in liberal studies.