Radiologic (X-Ray) Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 238
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
This area of study prepares graduates as entry-level radiographers in hospitals, medical and specialty offices, imaging centers, clinics, and other health care agencies. Students develop skills in radiographic positioning and procedures, medical imaging techniques, film processing, and other radiographic-related competency development areas. Clinical experiences are planned for the Maryland and Washington, DC region. Graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination.
General Education Core
Arts & Humanities
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Biological & Physical Sciences
Required Courses Related to Major
Total Credit Hours: 69
The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Priority admission will be to prospective students who complete Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL-203), College Algebra (MATH-141), Interpersonal Communication (SPCH-110), and College Composition (ENGL-121) by the priority application deadline in the office of Admissions and Advising. Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed within five years prior to admission to the first radiology course. BIOL-101 or BIOL-107 must be completed within 10 years prior to clinical admission.
A grade of “C” or better is required in radiology and science courses.
A graduate should be able to
- 1. Practice as clinically competent entry-level technologists.
- 2. Demonstrate positioning skills.
- 3. Select appropriate technical factors to produce diagnostic images while minimizing patient dose.
- 4. Practice proper radiation protection measures.
- 5. Produce diagnostic quality images and critique their images.
- 6. Employ strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- 7. Exhibit skills to modify routine imaging parameters for trauma or critically-ill patients.
- 8. Demonstrate skills to modify routine imaging parameters based on patient’s condition.
- 9. Demonstrate strong and clear oral communication skills in a healthcare setting.
- 10. Use effective oral communication.
- 11. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
- 12. Model professionalism and demonstrate professional behavior.
- 13. Illustrate professional ethics.