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Radiologic Technology - AAS

Allied Health

Contact: Lacey HOSKINSON (620)665-4943
Contact: Todd SAZAMA (620)665-4939
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 75 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: BI100 or BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112 w/Grade of C

BI115 Basic Radiation Biology 2

Effects of ionizing radiation in biological systems and background for understanding the public right to minimal radiation exposure.
Pre-Reqs: BI103 Human A&P

MA106 College Algebra 3

Theory of equations, functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, determinants and matrices.
Pre-Reqs: HS GPA over 3.5, or Accuplacer NextGen QuantReason, Alg,Stats Score 263 or Above, or ACT Math Score of 21 or higher, or MA105 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or higher

RA102 Radiographic Pathology 3

Fundamentals of radiographic pathology including the definition and description of diseases and conditions, radiographic appearance of pathologies, and the diagnostic tests used in identification of diseases.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance

RA105 Radiographic Exposures I 4

Radiographic quality and factors affecting it. Radiation protection and biological aspects of radiation. Routine radiography positioning and image critiques. Students are required to be at an affiliate clinical site a total of 16 hours.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance

RA106 Radiographic Exposures II 4

Radiographic and digital imaging quality and factors that affect them. Laboratory exercises using radiographic exposure, routine radiographic positioning and image critiques. Students required to be at an affiliate clinical site a total of 36 hours.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA105 Radiographic Exposures I

RA110 Patient Care and the Imaging Profession 3

Exploration of diagnostic imaging professional to include effective communication with patients and health care professionals, professional ethics, and organizational models within the healthcare industry. Demonstration of effective and safe patient care practices in imaging disciplines as well as patient assessment, venipuncture techniques, and safe administration of medications.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology with a Grade of C or Higher

RA115 Radiologic Physics 2

Basic physics concepts with application of radiation in medicine. Emphasis on atomic, electrical and electromagnetic physics and radiographic equipment.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance

RA201 Clinical Training I 8

Entry-level training as professional, ethical, and safe radiographer to include the application of radiologic science theory and techniques. Performed under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA205 Radiographic Exposures III

RA202 Clinical Training II 8

Development of clinical skills through supervised practice of radiologic science theory and techniques learned in Clinical Training I. Application of computed tomography theory and techniques under direct supervision of a registered CT technologist.
Pre-Reqs: RA201 Clinical Training I with a Grade of C or Higher

RA203 Clinical Training III 5

Continued supervised practice of radiologic theory and techniques learned in previous Clinical Training courses. Application of quality assurance practices and introduction to diagnostic imaging management. Demonstration of professional and patient care skills that meet or exceed standards expected of a registered radiographer.

RA205 Radiographic Exposures III 4

Readographic quality and factors affecting it. Principles of image intensification, viewing devices, portable x-ray equipment, and quality assurance. Routine radiographic positioning and image critique. Students are required to be at an affiliate clinical site a total of 16 hours.
Pre-Reqs: RA106 Radiographic Exposures II

RA210 Imaging Modalities 2

Principles of ultrasound, vascular imaging and interventional procedures, radiation oncology, nuclear imaging, mammography, bone densitometry, and magnetic resonance imaging. Imaging in each modality to include anatomical features, patient care and safety, basic equipment operation, and common pathological conditions.
Pre-Reqs: RA205 Radiographic Exposures III with a Grade of C or Higher

RA211 Cranial Imaging and Computed Tomography 2

Imaging of the central nervous system and skull using radiographic imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography physics and instrumentation.
Pre-Reqs: RA205 Radiographic Exposures III with a Grade of C or Higher

RA212 Physical Foundations of Radiology 4

X-ray beam production, modification of exposure factors, photon interactions within the patient, and radiation protection principles review.
Pre-Reqs: RA201 Clinical Training I

RA213 Radiographic Principles 3

Preparation for the America Registry of Radiologic Technologist registry exam through review of fundamental and advanced principles of radiologic technology, anatomy and physiology, radiation safety and patient care including successful completion of the simulated registry examination.
Pre-Reqs: RA202 Clinical Training II

English Composition I Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

PS100 General Psychology or SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3
Course Title Credits
PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS100H Honors General Psychology 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO100H Honors Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

Radiology Necessary Skills Options 3
Course Title Credits
BU120 Job Search/Retention 1.00

HR105 Medical Terminology 3.00

HR105H Honors Medical Terminology 3.00

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2.00

SH101 Public Speaking OR SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3
Course Title Credits
SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

A grade of "C" or better is required for all program-specific courses.
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