Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

The radiologic technology program prepares students for employment as career-entry medical radiographers. Students completing the program receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply for certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Graduates are prepared with the technical skills necessary to perform a variety of diagnostic radiographic examinations. The primary role of the radiographer is to provide diagnostic images of the structure and function of anatomy to assist the physician in the treatment of injury and disease. Examples of examinations performed include chest, upper and lower extremities, spine, ribs, skull, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and reproductive systems.

The program of study incorporates didactic instruction, laboratory demonstration and clinical application in a manner that provides correlation of theory with practice. The inclusion of General University Requirements fulfills program goals of developing knowledgeable and competent practitioners who will have opportunities for continued professional growth. Additional expenses include clinical attire, vaccinations, identification badge, background check and other organization fees.

The AAS degree is not contingent upon the students passing any type of external certification or licensure examination.

Admissions Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

Students will be admitted to the radiologic technology program as a pre-major. Prior to being admitted as a full major the student must complete the following additional admission requirements:

  1. Submit Medical Imaging Sciences Department, Radiologic Technology application.
  2. Earn a grade of C or better in BIOL A111, BIOL A112 and MA A101.
  3. Current CPR (American Heart Association BLS) certification.
  4. Evidence of current immunization to include the following:
    1. Rubella and rubeola, confirmed by titer;
    2. Immunity to hepatitis A and hepatitis B, confirmed by titer;
    3. Immunity to chicken pox documented by history, titer, or current immunization;
    4. Diphtheria/tetanus vaccination within the past 10 years (with booster required at the time of expiration);
    5. Freedom from active tuberculosis, documented annually by negative PPD skin test or by health examination;
    6. Documentation of HIV testing annually (results not required).
  5. Provide criminal background check upon acceptance.

Advising

Students should contact the radiologic technology faculty for assistance with course planning toward the degree.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

MATH A105Intermediate Algebra *3-4
or MATH A151 College Algebra for Calculus
Select one of the following:3
Human Relations
General Psychology
Lifespan Development
Introduction to Sociology
Professional Course Requirements
RADT A111Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care3
RADT A131Radiographic Procedures I3
RADT A132Radiographic Procedures II3
RADT A133Radiographic Procedures III3
RADT A151Radiographic Physics2
RADT A161Fundamentals of Medical Imaging3
RADT A171Fundamentals of Medical Imaging II3
RADT A195ARadiography Practicum I2
RADT A195BRadiography Practicum II3
RADT A195CRadiography Practicum III3
RADT A211Radiologic Pharmacology and Drug Administration1
RADT A251Radiobiology and Protection2
RADT A272Quality Control in Medical Imaging2
RADT A280Medical Imaging Pathology3
RADT A282Current Issues in Radiologic Technology1
RADT A295ARadiography Practicum IV5
RADT A295BRadiography Practicum V5
*

Or any MATH course for which MATH A105 or MATH A151 is a prerequisite.

A total of 62 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

This program prepares students to work as radiologic technologists with knowledge in the general education, the radiologic technology, and the curriculum content areas identified by the American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT). At the completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Entry-level knowledge and skills for employment as a radiologic technologist.
  • Proficiency in the performance of radiographic procedures.
  • Professional attitude and proper ethical behavior in clinical settings.