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.
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:
- Submit Medical Imaging Sciences Department, Radiologic Technology application.
- Earn a grade of C or better in BIOL A111, BIOL A112 and MA A101.
- Current CPR (American Heart Association BLS) certification.
- Evidence of current immunization to include the following:
- Rubella and rubeola, confirmed by titer;
- Immunity to hepatitis A and hepatitis B, confirmed by titer;
- Immunity to chicken pox documented by history, titer, or current immunization;
- Diphtheria/tetanus vaccination within the past 10 years (with booster required at the time of expiration);
- Freedom from active tuberculosis, documented annually by negative PPD skin test or by health examination;
- Documentation of HIV testing annually (results not required).
- Provide criminal background check upon acceptance.
Students should contact the radiologic technology faculty for assistance with course planning toward the degree.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the General Course Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees (WRTG A212 recommended).
- Complete the program requirements below.
|MATH A105||Intermediate Algebra *||3-4|
|or MATH A151||College Algebra for Calculus|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Professional Course Requirements|
|RADT A111||Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care||3|
|RADT A131||Radiographic Procedures I||3|
|RADT A132||Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RADT A133||Radiographic Procedures III||3|
|RADT A151||Radiographic Physics||2|
|RADT A161||Fundamentals of Medical Imaging||3|
|RADT A171||Fundamentals of Medical Imaging II||3|
|RADT A195A||Radiography Practicum I||2|
|RADT A195B||Radiography Practicum II||6|
|RADT A211||Radiologic Pharmacology and Drug Administration||1|
|RADT A251||Radiobiology and Protection||2|
|RADT A272||Ethics and Quality Control in Medical Imaging||2|
|RADT A280||Medical Imaging Pathology||3|
|RADT A282||Current Issues in Radiologic Technology||1|
|RADT A295A||Radiography Practicum IV||5|
|RADT A295B||Radiography Practicum V||5|
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 proficiency and competency in the performance of radiographic procedures utilizing proper exposure techniques.
- Apply entry-level knowledge and skills as a radiologic technologist.
- Demonstrate a professional attitude and proper ethical behavior in clinic settings.
- Utilize effective oral and written communication with patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers.