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.
Graduates will be able to
|BIOL 201||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4.00|
|CIST 100||Introduction to Information Tech||3.00|
|RADS 100||Patient Care I||3.00|
|RADS 110||Fundamentals of Radiologic Science||3.00|
|RADS 120||Clinical Practice I||2.00|
|WRIT 101||English Composition||3.00|
|BIOL 202||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4.00|
|LITR 210||Concepts of Literature||3.00|
|RADS 130||Radiologic Procedures I||3.00|
|RADS 140||Radiation Protection and Biology||3.00|
|RADS 150||Clinical Practice II||2.00|
|RADS 145||Radiation Production and Character||2.00|
|RADS 160||Radiologic Procedures II||4.00|
|RADS 170||Clinical Practice III||4.00|
|PSYC 106||Human Growth and Development||3.00|
|RADS 200||Imaging Equipment I||3.00|
|RADS 205||Exposure I||2.00|
|RADS 210||Patient Care II||3.00|
|RADS 220||Clinical Practice IV||3.00|
|PSYC 101||General Psychology||3.00|
|RADS 202||Imaging Equipment II||2.00|
|RADS 207||Exposure II||2.00|
|RADS 215||Advanced Procedures/Registry Prep||2.00|
|RADS 230||Clinical Practice V||3.00|