Radiologic Technology AAS Degree (RT23)

The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology departments and related businesses and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an associate of applied science degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers.

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone 312.704.5300; www.jrcert.org).

Students will have the opportunity to learn about all applications of diagnostic imaging, including routine radiography and fluoroscopy, trauma radiography, surgical and mobile radiography, pediatric radiography, as well as sub-specialty modalities such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.

In order to receive a wide variety of experience, students will receive clinical assignments in a number of clinical environments. Travel will be required to all clinical sites.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may obtain employment as radiographers in the diagnostic field of radiology.

Competitive Selection Process

Radiologic Technology Preparatory/Core Courses

The annual deadline is June 1. To be eligible for the Radiologic Technology program selection, the student must complete the following requirements by the applicable deadline. The student:

Radiologic Technology Competitive Selection

In addition to completion of the core courses listed above, the Radiologic Technology program requires students in competitive selection to complete the Psychological Service Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Examination, Edition 3. Please refer to the Admissions section of this catalog for details of the Competitive Selection Process applicant requirements and scoring method. Additional information is also available on the RT program web page.

Students ranked with the highest overall scores for required course completion and PSB exam will be selected for program admission.

Radiologic Technology Occupational and Clinical Courses

Students selected for admission to each Radiologic Technology program will complete the occupational and clinical program courses as a cohort. A class is admitted each fall semester.

Credit Required for Graduation: Minimum of 80 credit hours

Curriculum

All Associate of Applied Science Degrees require a minimum 15 credit hours of general education courses using the curriculum structure outlined in the beginning of this degree program section. All course prerequisites must be met. Please see Associate Degree General Education Requirement Section for Area I, Area II, Area III, and Area IV requirements.

General Core Courses

Area I requirements (minimum 3 hours; must include ENGL 1101)

Area II requirements (minimum 3 hours; must include PSYC 1101)

Area III requirements (minimum 3 hours; must include MATH 1101 or MATH 1111)

Area IV requirements (minimum 3 hours)

Additional 3 hours from Area I, II, III or IV

Occupational Courses

COLL 1090: Effective January 2018, COLL 1090 is required for graduation from this program if the admissions eligibility requirement is met (see Office of Admissions for exclusions). If COLL 1090 is not required due to a student's ineligibility, any occupational or occupationally related elective approved by the program advisor should be substituted to meet the minimum program credit hour requirement for graduation (see advisor for approval).
COLL 1090First Class Student Seminar

3

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy & Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II

1

RADT 1010Introduction to Radiology

4

RADT 1030Radiographic Procedures I

3

RADT 1060Radiographic Procedures II

3

RADT 1065Radiologic Science

2

RADT 1075Radiographic Imaging

4

RADT 1085Radiologic Equipment

3

RADT 1200Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection

2

RADT 1320Clinical Radiography I

4

RADT 1330Clinical Radiography II

7

RADT 2090Radiographic Procedures III

2

RADT 2260Radiologic Technology Review

3

RADT 2340Clinical Radiography III

6

RADT 2360Clinical Radiography IV

9