Radiologic Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Radiologic Technology is a full-time program providing educational activities preparing its graduates for certification, licensure, and employment as radiographers in the healthcare community. Graduates may also advance in their profession by pursuing continuing education, additional certifications, or a bachelor's and/or master's degree in a related field.

Radiologic technologists are the health care professionals who use medical imaging equipment to perform x-ray examinations in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, physician's offices, clinics, medical imaging centers, surgical centers, and mobile imaging agencies. Technologists work in collaboration with other medical professionals to ensure high quality outcomes for the patient experience.

The Radiologic Technology program is an intensive, rigorous course of study with hands-on clinical experiences. Students will perform patient care and are educated in anatomy, physiology, math, physics, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, and radiation protection. Students in the program will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases.

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Visit www.jrcert.org for more information. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 Phone: (312) 704-5300 | Fax: (312) 704-5304 | mail@jrcert.org | www.jrcert.org.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Radiologic Technology (DEG)
Total Credits Required
84-94.5
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Students must complete the following general education courses with a 3.0 GPA prior to formal application to the program.

+ BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) AND
+ BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 8

COM100 Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110 Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230 Small Group Communication (3) 3

+ CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by Assessment 0-3

+ ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

+ ENG102 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ ENG108 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area. 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3) required for students transferring to Northern Arizona University to complete the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy program.

Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts, and Design [HU] area. 3
Recommend meeting the Cultural [C] and Global [G] or Historical [H] Awareness Areas and Literacy (if exempt from CRE101) with choice if transferring to Northern Arizona University to complete the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy program or to complete the AGEC-A transfer requirements for an Arizona public state university.

MAT15+ OR any MAT course where MAT15+ is a prerequisite. 3-6

After acceptance into the program and before the start of required courses in the Fall semester, students must complete the following courses in the Spring:

+ RAD100 Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care 3
+ RAD101 Ethics and Law in the Radiologic Sciences 1

Students interested in transferring to the Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy program or another Arizona state public university can satisfy the relevant Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A) and transfer requirements by completing the following courses while waiting in the program queue:

1. An additional course with the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] general studies designation meeting the Cultural [C] and Global [G] or Historical [H] Awareness Areas and Literacy (if exempt from CRE101) with choice as needed. 3
2. An additional course with the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications general studies designation. 3
3. For the Natural Science requirement, complete BIO156 or BIO181 or another course with the Science Quantitative [SQ] designation. 4

See the AGEC Matrix for current course value details.

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate accurate radiographic positioning. (RAD103, RAD104, RAD105, RAD106, RAD107, RAD109, RAD116, RAD117, RAD119, RAD207, RAD208, RAD209, RAD214, RAD217, RAD218, RAD219, BIO201, BIO202, [MA])
  • Use effective judgement to administer radiation safely. (RAD101, RAD103, RAD104, RAD105, RAD107, RAD109, RAD114, RAD117, RAD119, RAD207, RAD209, RAD203, RAD208, RAD214, RAD217, RAD218, RAD219, BIO201, BIO202, [MA])
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills in a dynamic health care environment. (RAD100, RAD101, RAD106, RAD107, RAD109, RAD112, RAD114, RAD116, RAD117, RAD119, RAD206, RAD207, RAD209, RAD212, RAD219, (COM))
  • Use writing skills in accordance with the professional conventions within the field. (RAD100, RAD101, RAD106, RAD109, RAD112, RAD116, RAD119, RAD209, RAD212, RAD219, [FYC])
  • Evaluate scholarly resources to support evidence-based practice. (RAD101, RAD103, RAD105, RAD114, RAD203, RAD207, RAD217, CRE101, [FYC], [HU], [MA], [SB])
  • Adjust to changes in situations and patient conditions that deviate from the normal routine. (RAD103, RAD104, RAD106, RAD107, RAD109, RAD114, RAD116, RAD117, RAD119, RAD206, RAD207, RAD208, RAD209, RAD214, RAD217, RAD218, RAD219, HCC/RES109)
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse individuals. (RAD101, RAD106, RAD107, RAD109, RAD116, RAD117, RAD119, RAD206, RAD207, RAD208, RAD209, RAD214, RAD218, RAD219, [HU], [SB])
  • Demonstrate self-efficacy to inform their professional practice. (RAD101, RAD102, RAD106, RAD107, RAD109, RAD112, RAD114, RAD116, RAD117, RAD119, RAD206, RAD207, RAD208, RAD209, RAD212, RAD214, RAD218, RAD219, [HU], [MA])
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:66-66.5
BIO201Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
 
HCC/RES109CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5
 
Students must maintain a current CPR certification throughout the program. Specific requirements for this certification will be shared as part of the program orientation.
 
RAD100Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care3
RAD101Ethics and Law in the Radiologic Sciences1
RAD102Structured Diagnostic Medical Imaging Skills Enhancement I1
RAD103Radiation Protection in Radiologic Technology2
RAD104Imaging Equipment2
RAD105Radiation Production and Principles of Exposure2.5
RAD106Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences I2.5
RAD107Radiographic Procedures I3
RAD109Radiography Practicum I3.5
RAD112:Structured Diagnostic Medical Imaging Skills Enhancement II1
RAD114Digital Image Acquisition and Display I2
RAD116Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences II2.5
RAD117Radiographic Procedures II3
RAD119Radiography Practicum II6
RAD203Radiation Biology2
RAD206Pharmacology and Venipuncture1
RAD207Radiographic Procedures III3
RAD208Image Analysis I1
RAD209Radiography Practicum III5
RAD212Structured Diagnostic Medical Imaging Skills Enhancement III1
RAD214Digital Image Acquisition and Display II2
RAD217Radiographic Pathology and Additional Modalities2
RAD218Image Analysis II1
RAD219Radiography Practicum IV5
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-4
Students have the option of taking one of the following courses during their last semester. Speak to the Program Director for more information.
 
DMI/DMS/ICE220Sectional Anatomy3
 
DMI/ICE223Introduction to Computed Tomography (1) OR
ICE233Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (1)1
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 18-24
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-18
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment (0)0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3) OR
MAT155College Algebra/Functions with Review (5) OR
MAT156College Algebra/Functions with Review (6) OR
Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT15+ is a prerequisite (3-6)3-6
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 6
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts, and Design [HU] area.3
 
Recommend meeting the Cultural [C] and Global [G] or Historical [H] Awareness Areas and Literacy (if exempt from CRE101) with choice if transferring to Northern Arizona University to complete the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy program or to complete the AGEC-A transfer requirements for an Arizona public state university.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.3
 
PSY101Introduction to Psychology (3) required for students transferring to Northern Arizona University to complete the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy program.
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 0
Met by BIO201 and BIO202 in Required Courses.

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