viewing

2017-2018 College Catalog

Online Catalog

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 or related corporations. Students develop knowledge and skills in patient care, radiographic procedures, radiation protection, and radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment manipulation and operation. Student clinical educational experiences are proved at clinical sites in the Maryland and Washington, DC region. Graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination.

Suggested Summer Term

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

BIOL 101General Biology I

4

OR

BIOL 107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

RADT 106Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care

4

RADT 108Introduction to Clinical Radiography

1

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

RADT 116Radiographic Procedures/Positioning I and Medical Terminology

3

RADT 117Radiographic Image Production

3

RADT 118Clinical Radiography I

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

RADT 126Radiographic Procedures/Positioning II and Patient Care

4

RADT 127Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Imaging Equipment

3

RADT 128Clinical Radiography II

3

Suggested Summer Term

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH 141College Algebra

3

RADT 238Clinical Radiography III

4

SPCH 110Interpersonal Communication

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC 101General Psychology

3

RADT 246Advanced Imaging Modalities, Image Analysis, and Pathology

4

RADT 247Radiation Biology and Protection

2

RADT 248Clinical Radiography IV

4

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
RADT 256Certification Exam Preparation and Career Planning

3

RADT 258Clinical Radiography V

4

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 given 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.

A grade of "B" or better is required in Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 203), and a grade of “C” or better is required in all science (except BIOL 203), mathematics, language, radiology, and clinical courses.

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.

For students who have college credit courses completed, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all science courses is required.

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.