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Radiologic Technology

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 73 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau employment of radiologic technologists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2014, as the population grows and ages, increasing the demand for diagnostic imaging. Radiography programs require, at a minimum, a high school diploma or the equivalent. High school courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology are helpful.

The program provides both classroom and clinical instruction in anatomy and physiology, patient care procedures, radiation physics, radiation protection, principles of imaging, medical terminology, positioning of patients, medical ethics, radiobiology, pathology, and digital imaging.

Federal legislation protects the public from the hazards of unnecessary exposure to medical and dental radiation by ensuring that operators of radiologic equipment are properly trained. Under this legislation, the Federal Government sets voluntary standards that the States may use for accrediting training programs and certifying individuals who engage in medical or dental radiography. Upon successful completion of the program the student is eligible to sit for the Registry exam from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for Certification.

Various career opportunities are available after graduation. Radiographers are currently employed in hospitals, private physicians’ offices, clinics, sales, industry, and military service. Ample opportunity for professional growth and advancement exists in specialty areas such as Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Computerized Automated Tomography (CT), Special Procedures, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as management and education.

 

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Program Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to

Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

First Semester - 18 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BIOL 201Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4.00
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
RADS 100Patient Care I 3.00
RADS 110Fundamentals of Radiologic Science 3.00
RADS 120Clinical Practice I 2.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BIOL 202Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
RADS 130Radiologic Procedures I 3.00
RADS 140Radiation Protection and Biology 3.00
RADS 150Clinical Practice II 2.00

Third Semester (Summer Session) - 14 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
RADS 145Radiation Production and Character 2.00
RADS 160Radiologic Procedures II 4.00
RADS 165Pathology 4.00
RADS 170Clinical Practice III 4.00

Fourth Semester - 14 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
PSYC 106Human Growth and Development 3.00
RADS 200Imaging Equipment I 3.00
RADS 205Exposure I 2.00
RADS 210Patient Care II 3.00
RADS 220Clinical Practice IV 3.00

Fifth Semester - 12 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
RADS 202Imaging Equipment II 2.00
RADS 207Exposure II 2.00
RADS 215Advanced Procedures/Registry Prep 2.00
RADS 230Clinical Practice V 3.00