About the General X-Ray Machine Operator Program:
**This course was designed for certified and licensed healthcare professionals. To be enrolled in this course you must be certified or licensed in healthcare career fields such as Medical Assisting or Nursing. This course is designed to provide additional educational experience which may be used for career advancement. It is not a stand-alone program.
The General X-ray Machine Operator Program is designed to prepare the student to perform restricted x-rays in accordance with the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3701-72. The program will include twenty (20) classroom hours and thirty (30) clinical hours. Classroom will include but not be limited to physics, radiation safety, biological effects of radiation exposure, math, and positioning. Clinical hours will cover the modality which the student has chosen to be competent.
The state recognizes the following areas for competencies:
- Bone Densitometry
- Digital Certifcation
The final exam will reflect the material which will be on the state licensure exam that is required to obtain the state GXMO license.