Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree (RT23) Degree
The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology departments and related businesses and industries. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science degree, and have the qualifications of an entry-level radiographer, and completed the Radiography Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) licensing exam.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Meet Placement Testing requirements found at: https://www.southeasterntech.edu/admissions/placement-testing/
- Prospective students seeking admission into the Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Program will enroll in Health Care Management initially.
- Complete the listed components in the Health Care Management Degree curriculum or the Healthcare Professional – TCC Option Five – Radiologic Technology with an overall 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA); these courses (28 credit hours) must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" in each course and a cumulative GPA of 3.0. BIOL and ALHS courses must have been completed within five (5) years.
GENERAL CORE COURSES and CREDIT HOURS (18 Hours Required)
COLL 1040 College Success and Survival Skills, 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric, 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 2130 American Literature, 3 Credit Hours
MATH 1111 College Algebra, 3 Credit Hours
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology, 3 Credit Hours
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking, 3 Credit Hours
GENERAL CORE SCIENCE COURSES and CREDIT HOURS (8 Hours Required)
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I, 3 Credit Hours
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab, 1 Credit Hours
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II, 3 Credit Hours
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab, 1 Credit Hours
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES and CREDIT HOURS (2 Hours Required)
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences, 2 Credit Hours
- Please note that general core, general science core, and an occupational course (ALHS 1090) are required for admission into the Radiologic Technology Degree program.
- The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score is utilized in the Radiologic Technology competitive admission process. The TEAS score will be utilized in the event duplicate GPA scores are present in the competitive admission calculation.
- The student will be allowed three (3) attempts to increase TEAS scores. The student is responsible for securing appropriate TEAS exam study resources. It is recommended the student wait a minimum of 30 days between each attempt.
- TEAS scores will be valid for three (3) calendar years and must not be expired by the deadline for admission for the summer cohort.
Radiologic Technology Competitive Admission Process
Prospective students may gain admission to the college initially as Health Care Management or with the Healthcare Professional – TCC Option Five – Radiologic Technology to complete any learning support classes, required general core courses, occupational courses, and general core science courses. Students must have completed; COLL 1040, ENGL 1101, ENGL 2130, MATH 1111, PSYC 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, ALHS 1090, and SPCH 1101 to apply for the Radiologic Technology Degree Program. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of Spring semester to be considered for the Summer cohort competitive admission selection process.
All applicants for the Radiologic Technology Program must submit a college application, a change of program form, and all required documentation previously mentioned under Admission criteria to the admissions office to be considered for the Summer selection of students.
Admission to the Radiologic Technology program is a competitive selection process based primarily on the grade point average (GPA) of the courses taken in the Health Care Management or the Healthcare Professional – TCC Option Five – Radiologic Technology programs. The Radiography program admits students once per year at the beginning of Summer Semester.
Radiologic Technology Program seats are awarded from the highest grade point average downward of the Healthcare Professional – TCC Option Five – Radiologic Technology or the courses taken in the Health Care Management until the maximum enrollment of approximately nine (9) students is reached. In the event that there are duplicate GPAs competing for seats in the program, the students' TEAS score will be evaluated and used for any tie breakers.
TEAS Testing Guidelines:
- Students will be allowed three attempts to increase TEAS scores.
- It is recommended that students wait a minimum of 30 days between each attempt.
- The attempts and scores will apply to the competitive admission criteria of the Radiologic Technology Degree program for duplicate GPAs.
- TEAS scores will be valid for three (3) calendar years.
*Note: The number of students accepted into the Radiologic Technology program is based on the standards set by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which are determined by the availability of the program's clinical education settings.
Additional Radiologic Technology Program Requirements
All students must be accepted into the Radiologic Technology program before beginning the RADT occupational courses. Students are required to submit all the following documentation before being eligible to attend clinical education. Students must keep all health requirements current throughout the duration of the Radiologic Technology Program.
· Forensic drug screen & criminal background check,
· Immunization Forms: (Flu vaccination history, TB skin test, Tdap, MMR, Varicella vaccinations, Hepatitis B consent or Declination form), and
· Copy of current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR card.
Students are expected to assume responsibility for their own health. Personal health insurance is strongly recommended prior to entry into the Program. Students must uphold professional and ethical standards inherent to the profession of Radiologic Technology.
STC does not offer options for advanced placement, acceleration tracks, or part-time study. The sequence of courses within the curriculum is to be completed as designed. An articulation agreement for RADT courses is not in place at this time at Southeastern Technical College. Several nearby colleges do offer a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology degree.
Readmission to the Radiologic Technology Program
Based on space availability, readmission may be considered for the following:
1. Students who withdraw.
2. Students who fail to complete a course with a grade of C or better.
3. Students can only be readmitted ONCE.
Any student requesting readmission must reapply to the Office of Admissions before Midterm the semester before reentry.
Students must submit a letter requesting readmission to the Program Director at least three months prior to the appropriate start date that includes the following:
- Last semester attended; reason for withdrawal, dismissal or failure; reason why he/she desires to be readmitted; and the circumstances which have changed to indicate the applicant would be successful in completing his/her radiologic technology education; and
- The student must submit the program’s required documents to verify proof of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification, immunizations, criminal background check, and drug screen. If there has been a break in enrollment, students will be required to repeat criminal background check and drug screen.
Students applying for re-entry beyond the first semester of RADT courses must take:
- Course comprehensive exam(s) on all course content prior to the course of readmission
- Clinical skills competency evaluation
Students applying beyond the first semester must request reinstatement within one year from the term of withdrawal or failure.
Students must score 80 or better on the challenge exams.
Students must successfully complete a clinical competency evaluation at the same level of competency expected for the proposed course.
Readmission to the radiologic technology program is not guaranteed. Selection for reinstatement is based on the student’s GPA at the current institution and space availability.
Reinstatement may be denied due to, but not limited to, any of the following circumstances:
- Refusal by clinical agencies to accept the student for clinical experiences,
- Twelve months have elapsed since the student was enrolled in a Radiologic Technology course, and
- Students dismissed from the program previously for disciplinary reasons and/or unsafe/unsatisfactory client care in the clinical area will not be allowed readmission to the Radiologic Technology program.
In the event more than one student meets the requirements for readmission beyond the first semester of RADT courses, the following criteria will be utilized to determine the best candidate for readmission:
- Course comprehensive exam and Clinical skills competency evaluation scores will be averaged and count 50%, and
- Health Care Management Degree core course GPA will count 50%.
The Radiologic Technology Program defines a transfer student as a student who has been enrolled in a Radiologic Technology program at the associate degree or bachelor’s degree level for at least one semester at another college or university. Students must meet the admission requirements for STC and the Radiologic Technology Program in order to be considered for admission as a transfer Radiologic Technology student.
Any student requesting transfer must apply to the Office of Admissions and based on space availability, transfer may be considered for students meeting the following criteria.
1. Meet admission standards for the Radiologic Technology program.
2. Be a student in good standing and eligible to return to the previous Radiologic Technology program.
Students must submit required documents for proof of current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification, immunizations and will be required to undergo a criminal background check and drug screen.
Students applying for transfer beyond the first semester must take:
• Course challenge exam(s) on all course content prior to the course of transfer, and
• Clinical skills competency evaluation.
Students must score 80 or better on the comprehensive challenge exam. Students must successfully complete a clinical skill competency evaluation at the same level of competency expected for the proposed course.
Any student who has had two (2) unsuccessful attempts in any Radiologic Technology program semesters will not be considered for transfer.
Students must complete 25% of the Radiologic Technology Program hours required for graduation at STC.
Readmission to the Radiologic Technology Program will not be allowed if a transfer student withdraws or fails a Radiologic Technology course at STC.
Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee acceptance due to limited space availability.
Costs are estimates and are subject to change.
- Tuition/Fees: $7,130 (in-state tuition $100 per credit hour; fees $386 each semester)
- Textbooks (approximately $1,000 for entire program)
- Rad Tech Boot Camp/Clover Learning: $200 for 14-month license/access
- Graduation Application Fee $40 (if student participates); Print diploma fee $20
- Uniform Costs: Up to $300
- Castle Branch Bridges: $40 annually
- AHA BLS (CPR) and First Aid: $65 (Credential must remain current throughout the program.)
- Background Check, Drug Screen, and immunization tracking (approximately $127.95 paid to PreCheck)
- CPR Mask: $9
- Respiratory N95 Mask: $25
- Liability Insurance: $12 per year
- Immunizations/Laboratory Tests
- MMR Vaccination: $64
- Measles Titer: $20
- Mumps Titer: $20
- Rubella Titer: $20
- Varicella Titer: $20
- Hepatitis B Titer: $20
- Varicella Vaccination: $117
- Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)/PPD-Two-step: $25 per step OR Interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) laboratory test $85.
- Tdap: $40
- Tetanus Vaccination: $20
- Hepatitis B Series: $264
- Hepatitis A & B: $163 for 3 shot series (this option may be chosen instead of the Hepatitis B series)
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine: $25
Laptops will be required. Suggested specifications include:
- Processor i5 or i7
- Memory 8GB or higher
- Hard drive 250GB or larger
- DVD Drive either internal or external
- Webcam with microphone required
*Reliable internet connection required. Mobile Hotspots are not allowed.
Please note expenses related to Program courses will NOT be refunded if the student is unable, unwilling, or ineligible to complete the clinical component of any course. Fees are due as noted on syllabus. Failure to pay the fees by the deadline may result in the student not being allowed to return to class. Rad Tech Boot Camp and Dosimeter fees are due by 5 p.m. on the first day of class Summer semester.
*Special Note: Conviction of a felony could prevent a health science program student from participating in any clinical experience. Furthermore, other background check information (misdemeanors included) may also prevent clinical participation. If a student is unable to complete the clinical component, they will be dropped from the enrolled clinical course and the program. More specific information regarding this issue may be found in your program's student handbook.
Additionally, conviction of a felony could make a student ineligible to take the licensing exam(s) required by the profession upon graduation. Early notification to the appropriate board may be required. Program faculty will provide information about this procedure, if applicable.
Program Effectiveness Data
Institution Name: Southeastern Technical College
Program Type: Radiologic Technology
Degree Type: Associates of Applied Science
The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.
Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
|Credentialing Examination Rate
|Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
|Year 1 – 2018
|5 of 6 – 83%
|Year 2 – 2019
|5 of 5 – 100%
|Year 3 – 2020
|5 of 5 – 100%
|Year 4 – 2021
|9 of 9 – 100%
|Year 5 – 2022
|10 of 10 – 100%
|Program 5-Year Average
|34 of 35 – 97%
Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
|Job Placement Rate
|Number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
|Year 1 – 2018
|4 of 4 – 100%
|Year 2 – 2019
|5 of 5 – 100%
|Year 3 – 2020
|5 of 5 – 100%
|Year 4 – 2021
|9 of 9 – 100%
|Year 5 – 2022
|10 of 10 – 100%
|Program 5-Year Average
|33 of 33 – 100%
Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is.
|Program Completion Rate
|Number graduated divided by number started the program
|Year 1 – 2022
|10 of 10
|Annual Completion Rate
Program Core Performance Standards
The student enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program will engage in various intricate and detailed experiences necessary to the attainment of vital Radiologic Technology proficiency. Unique combinations of cognitive, affective, psychomotor, physical, and social abilities are required to perform these functions adequately. The essential qualifications that students must demonstrate include but are not limited to the following:
a. Students must have the intellectual, conceptual, and critical thinking abilities to assess, analyze, reason and synthesize data in order to draw sound conclusions and make clinical decisions. Students must be able to problem solve as well as obtain, interpret, and document information.
b. Students must have effective oral and written communication skills in order to accurately transmit information appropriate to the ability of patients, colleagues, and other healthcare workers. Students must be able to read and write legibly in English with proper spelling of medical terms.
c. Students must have gross and fine motor skills sufficient to lift and operate equipment and provide safe and effective health care. Students must assist or move patients from wheelchairs and/or beds, when necessary, using proper body mechanics. Students must also have the motor skills necessary to perform basic life support and first aid in event of an emergency situation.
d. Students must have interpersonal skills such that they are capable of interacting with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
e. Students must have the physical mobility necessary to move from place to place in small spaces as well as full range of motion.
f. Students must have physical endurance that enables them to stay on task for a prolonged period while sitting, standing, or moving.
g. Students must have the visual and perceptual abilities sufficient for observation and treatment of patients. Students must have the ability to discriminate between subtle changes in a patient clinically and be prompt and assertive actions to resolve problems.
h. Students’ auditory ability and other sensory skills must be sufficient to monitor and assess the health needs of patients as well as maintain patient safety.
i. Students must demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviors. Students must be able to use reasonable judgment under stressful conditions that impact patient care. Students must be able to tolerate taxing workloads, function effectively under stress and time constraints, adapt to changing environments, display flexibility, and learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical problems of many patients. Students must be able to work independently as a member of a team to maintain the highest ethical standards in relation to quality care. Students must possess attributes such as compassion, empathy, integrity, honesty, responsibility, and tolerance. Students must be able to present a professional appearance and maintain personal health.
These core performance standards are not intended to be a complete listing of Radiologic Technology practice behaviors, but a sample of the types of abilities needed by the Radiologic Technology student to meet program objectives and requirements. If for any reason the student cannot meet any of these core performance standards, please contact the Disabilities Coordinator so that individual situations may be assessed.
Program Mission, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes
Associate of Applied Science Radiologic Technology Program Mission Statement The Radiologic Technology Degree Program prepares students for positions in radiology departments and related healthcare industries. The curriculum encourages students to develop career, personal, and work ethic principles. Program graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology; will have completed both the educational and clinical competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Program Goals/Student Learning Outcomes
Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence.
1.1 Students will achieve accurate positioning skills.
1.2 Students will demonstrate exceptional patient care skills.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
2.1 Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
2.2 Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
Goal 3: Students will utilize critical thinking.
3.1 Students will accurately evaluate images for diagnostic quality.
3.2 Students will revise positioning skills in non-routine situations.
Goal 4: Students will demonstrate ethical principles.
4.1 Students will demonstrate a professional attitude.
4.2 Students will display responsible behavior.
Program Effectiveness/Program Outcomes
1. Graduates will pass the ARRT national certification on the first attempt.
2. Of those pursuing employment, graduates will be gainfully employed within 12 months postgraduation.
3. Students will complete the program within 15 months.
4. Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
5. Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
Radiologic Technology Curriculum
The standard curriculum for the Radiologic Technology program is designed for the semester system. The degree occupational courses require 80 credit hours to complete and can generally be completed in five (5) semesters upon admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Students may enter the program Summer semester. Please note that general core, general science core, and one occupational course (ALHS 1090) are completed in Health Care Management.
Special Note: A grade of "C" or higher is required in any course in Radiologic Technology in order to remain in the program.
Accreditation: The Radiologic Technology Degree program at Southeastern Technical College was last evaluated in November of 2016 by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and was awarded an 8 year accreditation. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredits the Radiologic Technology Degree Program at Southeastern Technical College.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Licensure/ Certification: To become Registered Technologists, graduates must pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination.
Upon completion of the program, students will have completed the Radiography Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Exam. However, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists has a policy of not allowing persons who are convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor to take the National Certifying Examination. Because of this policy, there may be an inability of the person with the conviction to work in the profession. The Radiologic Technology Program meets Georgia TCSG standards.
*NOTE: Arrest or conviction of a misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations) or felony could inhibit a student’s eligibility to take the licensing exam(s) required by the profession. Early notification to the appropriate board is required.
|Curriculum Outline (80 hours)
|General Core (18 hours)
|COLL 1040College Foundations (Institutional Credit Only)
(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication
|ENGL 1101Composition & Rhetoric
(Prerequisite: Appropriate English Placement Test Score AND Appropriate Reading Placement Test Score) Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
|SPCH 1101Public Speaking
(Prerequisites: ENGL 1101- Institutional Requirement) Introduces the student to the fundamentals of oral communication. L Topics include selection and organization of materials, preparation and delivery of individual and group presentations, analysis of ideas presented by others, and professionalism.
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences
|PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology
(Prerequisite: Appropriate Degree Level Writing (English) and Reading Placement Test Scores) Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on critical thinking and fundamental principles of psychology as a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology.
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics
|MATH 1111College Algebra
(Prerequisites: Appropriate algebra placement test score) Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts
|ENGL 2130American Literature
(Prerequisite: ENGL 1101) Emphasizes American literature as a reflection of culture and ideas. A survey of important works in American literature. Includes a variety of literary genres: short stories, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and novels. Topics include literature and culture, essential themes and ideas, literature and history, and research skills.
|Non-General Education Courses (8 hours)
|BIOL 2113Anatomy & Physiology I
(Prerequisite: Regular Admission) (Co-Requisites: BIOL 2113L, ENGL 1101) Introduces the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the development of a systemic perspective of anatomical structures and physiological processes. Topics include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous and sensory systems.
|BIOL 2113 LAnatomy & Physiology Lab I
(Prerequisite: Regular Admission) (Co-Requisites: BIOL 2113, ENGL 1101) Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2113. The laboratory exercises for this course include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous sensory systems.
|BIOL 2114Anatomy & Physiology II
(Prerequisite: BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L) (Co-Requisites: BIOL 2114L) Continues the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
|BIOL 2114 LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II
(Prerequisite: BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L) (Co-Requisites: BIOL 2114) Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2114. The laboratory exercises for this course include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
|Occupational Courses (54 hours)
|ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences
(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission) Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.
|RADT 1010Introduction to Radiology
(Prerequisite: Program Admission) Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Provides the student with an overview of radiography and patient care. Students will be oriented to the radiographic profession as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on patient care with consideration of both physical and psychological conditions. Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: ethics, medical and legal considerations, Right to Know Law, professionalism, basic principles of radiation protection, basic principles of exposure, equipment introduction, health care delivery systems, hospital and departmental organization, hospital and technical college affiliation, medical emergencies, pharmacology/contrast agents, media, OR and mobile procedures patient preparation, death and dying, body mechanics/transportation, basic life support/CPR, and patient care in radiologic sciences.
|RADT 1030Radiographic Procedures I
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) Introduces the knowledge required to perform radiologic procedures applicable to the human anatomy. Emphasis will be placed on the production of quality radiographs, and laboratory experience will demonstrate the application of theoretical principles and concepts. Topics include: introduction to radiographic procedures; positioning terminology; positioning considerations; procedures, anatomy, and topographical anatomy related to chest and abdomen cavities, bony thorax, upper extremities, shoulder girdle; and lower extremities.
|RADT 1060Radiographic Procedures II
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the pelvic girdle; anatomy and routine projections of the spine, gastrointestinal (GI) procedures; genitourinary (GU) procedures; biliary system procedures.
|RADT 1065Radiologic Science
(Prerequisites: Program Admission; Program Instructor Approval) Content of this course is designed to establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology. Other topics include the nature and characteristics of x-radiation; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; x-ray production; the properties of x-rays and the fundamentals of x-ray photon interaction with matter.
|RADT 1075Radiographic Imaging
(Prerequisites: Program Admission; Program Instructor Approval) The content of this course introduces factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image using digital radiographic equipment found in diagnostic radiology. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and techniques required to produce high quality diagnostic radiographic images. Topics include: Image quality (radiographic IR exposure; radiographic contrast; spatial resolution; distortion; grids; image receptors and holders; processing considerations; image acquisition; image analysis; image artifacts; and guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within a digital system. Laboratory experiences will demonstrate applications of theoretical principles and concepts.
|RADT 2090Radiographic Procedures III
(Prerequisites: Program Admission)(Co-requisites: Program Admission) Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the cranium; anatomy and routine projections of the facial bones; anatomy and routine projections of the sinuses; special radiographic procedures, pathological considerations of the cranium, facial bones, sinuses and special procedures.
|RADT 1085Radiologic Equipment
(Prerequisites: Program admission; Program Instructor Approval) Content establishes a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic and mobile equipment requirements and design. The content also provides a basic knowledge of Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) devices, beam restriction, filtration, quality control, and quality management principles of digital systems. Laboratory experiences will demonstrate applications of theoretical principles and concepts.
|RADT 1200Principles of Radiation Biology & Protection
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) Provides instruction on the principles of cell radiation interaction. Radiation effects on cells and factors affecting cell response are presented. Acute and chronic effects of radiation are discussed. Topics include: radiation detection and measurement; patient protection; personnel protection; absorbed dose equivalencies; agencies and regulations; introduction to radiation biology; cell anatomy, radiation/cell interaction; and effects of radiation.
|RADT 2260Radiologic Technology Review
(Prerequisite: Program Admission) (Co-requisites: Program Admission) Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for national certification examinations for radiographers. Topics include: Patient Care (Patient Interactions and Management), Safety (Radiation Physics, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection), Image Production (Image Acquisition, Technical Evaluation, Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance), and Procedures (Head, Spine, Pelvis, Thorax, Abdomen and Extremities).
|RADT 1320Clinical Radiography I
(Prerequisite: Program Admission) (Co-requisites: Program Admission) Content and clinical practice experience should be designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize, and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice, and professional development are discussed, examined, and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences should be designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging, and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient prior to, during, and following the radiologic procedure.
|RADT 1330Clinical Radiography II
(Prerequisite: Program Admission) (Co-requisites: Program Admission) Content and clinical practice experience should be designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize, and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined, and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences should be designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient prior to, during and following the radiologic procedure.
|RADT 2340Clinical Radiography III
(Prerequisite: Program Admission) Content and clinical practice experience should be designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize, and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined, and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences should be designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient prior to, during and following the radiologic procedure.
|RADT 2360Clinical Radiography IV
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) Content and clinical practice experience should be designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize, and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined, and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences should be designed to provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient prior to, during and following the radiologic procedure.
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