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Radiologic Technology (Beginning Fall 2014)

Program Description: The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology departments and related businesses and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an associate of applied science degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers.

Successful completion of the program will enable students to sit for the Radiography examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will perform a Chest X-ray to ARRT standards.
•  Students will perform a Lumbar Spine X-ray to ARRT standards.
•  Students will perform a Trauma Shoulder X-ray to ARRT standards.

Length of Program: Two (2) semesters of prerequisite courses found in the Healthcare Science, TCC, Four (4) semesters of occupational courses

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Prerequisite Courses open; however, all prerequisite/Competitive Admissions  courses (ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology, BIOL 2113 - Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2113L - Anatomy & Physiology Lab I, BIOL 2114 - Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 2114L - Anatomy & Physiology Lab II, ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric, and a Degree Level Mathematics Course) must be successfully completed prior to competitive program admission deadline.

Program Admission: Fall Semester

Entrance Requirements: Entry into this program is based on competitive admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the program.  For further details, Please see the Competitive Admissions Policy.  Click for Entrance Scores.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older prior to first clinical course.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Toxicology.

Note: Individuals who have been convicted of a felony offense may be denied licensure or certification. Applications for state licensure are reviewed by the designated governing body or certification by the A.R.R.T..  Licensure/Certification requirements may vary by state. Graduates of the program will submit application to The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists during the final quarter semester of the program.

Program Final Exit Point: Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science.  Eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist exam.

Credits Required for Graduation: 77 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. General Core Courses (15 hours)
 
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
 
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
 
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
    Required Course(s):
    Degree Level Mathematics Course  
 
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
 
  And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor) 3
 
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
 
2. Occupational Courses (62 hours)
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
  BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
  BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
  BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
  RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 4
  RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 3
  RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 3
  RADT 1065 Radiologic Science 3 2
  RADT 1075 Radiographic Imaging 3 4
  RADT 1085 Radiologic Equipment 3
  RADT 1200 Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection 2
  RADT 1320 Clinical Radiography I 4
  RADT 1330 Clinical Radiography II 7
  RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 2
  RADT 2260 Radiologic Technology Review 3
  RADT 2340 Clinical Radiography III 6
  RADT 2360 Clinical Radiography IV 9
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