Curriculum and Requirements
This 77-credit-hour, 24-month program begins each January and contains academic and clinical components as part of the curriculum. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the graduates will earn an AS degree in Radiography and are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) credentialing examination. Graduates also will be eligible to apply for a temporary state license issued by the Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control.
The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals for transfer to the State University System and for entering the workforce as a radiographer. The radiographer is a vital member of the health care team by providing quality patient care and assisting in the diagnosis of disease and injury by using ionizing radiation. Most radiographers are employed by hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers and clinics.
Program Code: APP-RAD
- BSC 1085 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 cr.
- BSC 1085L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory 1 cr.
- BSC 1086 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 cr.
- BSC 1086L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory 1 cr.
- ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 cr.
Total Hours: 11
- RTE 1000 - Introduction to Radiologic Science Principles 2 cr.
- RTE 1503 - Radiographic Procedures I 3 cr.
- RTE 1503L - Radiographic Procedures I Laboratory 1 cr.
- RTE 1111 - Introduction to Radiographic Patient Care 2 cr.
- RTE 1111L - Radiography Patient Care Laboratory 2 cr.
- CGS 1100 - Microcomputer Applications 3 cr.
- RTE 1804 - Radiography Clinical Practicum I 3 cr.
- RTE 1418 - Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure I 3 cr.
- RTE 1418L - Principles of Radiographic Imaging Exposure I Laboratory 1 cr.
- RTE 1513 - Radiographic Procedures II 2 cr.
- RTE 1513L - Radiographic Procedures II Laboratory 1 cr.
- RTE 1458 - Radiographic Imaging and Exposure II with Quality Management 4 cr.
- RTE 1458L - Radiographic Imaging and Exposure II with Quality Management Laboratory 1 cr.
- RTE 1814 - Radiography Clinical Practicum II 4 cr.
- RTE 1523 - Radiographic Procedures III 3 cr.
- RTE 1523L - Radiographic Procedures III Laboratory 1 cr.
- RTE 2824 - Radiography Clinical Practicum III 4 cr.
- RTE 2782 - Pathology for Radiographers 2 cr.
- MAC 1105 - College Algebra 3 cr.
- RTE 2834 - Radiography Clinical Practicum IV 3 cr.
- PHI 1630 - Applied Ethics 3 cr.
- RTE 2385 - Radiation Biology and Protection 3 cr.
- RTE 2061 - Radiographic Seminar 3 cr.
- RTE 2844 - Radiography Clinical Practicum V 6 cr.
- PSY 1012 - Introduction to Psychology 3 cr.
Graduates interested in earning a bachelor's degree in radiological sciences should contact the radiography program coordinator or contact an advisor for information about schools offering bachelor degrees in radiological sciences.
General Education and Support Courses: 23 Semester Hours
Radiography Education: 54 Semester Hours
Total Hours: 77 Semester Hours
Special Program Requirements
CPR certification, PHSC course NCH 0050, American Heart Association, "Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers", is a requirement of this program.
A grade of "C" or higher in all courses must be earned for successful completion of this program.
Radiography courses may be repeated only on the recommendation of the radiography faculty, the radiography coordinator, the dean of health occupations and approval of the vice president of instruction/provost, West Campus, and if space is available.