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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

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

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BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-141College Algebra

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

RADT-101Introduction to Procedures

4

RADT-111Radiologic Procedures I

4

RADT-112Clinical Radiography I

4

RADT-121Radiologic Procedures II

3

RADT-122Clinical Radiography II

4

RADT-123Imaging Equipment and Modalities

3

RADT-229Clinical Radiography III

5

RADT-231Radiologic Procedures IV

4

RADT-232Clinical Radiography IV

6

RADT-251Radiation Biology and Protection

2

RADT-252Clinical Radiography V

6

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, mail@jrcert.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. 1. Practice as clinically competent entry-level technologists.
  2. 2. Demonstrate positioning skills.
  3. 3. Select appropriate technical factors to produce diagnostic images while minimizing patient dose.
  4. 4. Practice proper radiation protection measures.
  5. 5. Produce diagnostic quality images and critique their images.
  6. 6. Employ strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  7. 7. Exhibit skills to modify routine imaging parameters for trauma or critically-ill patients.
  8. 8. Demonstrate skills to modify routine imaging parameters based on patient’s condition.
  9. 9. Demonstrate strong and clear oral communication skills in a healthcare setting.
  10. 10. Use effective oral communication.
  11. 11. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  12. 12. Model professionalism and demonstrate professional behavior.
  13. 13. Illustrate professional ethics.