program consists of a total of 3535 clock hours: 2620 clinical hours and 915 classroom hours
for a total of 82.0 credit hours. Students are graded at the end of each academic course. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or 80%, to be eligible for graduation. Students must achieve an 80% in each class to satisfactorily pass. Attendance of all scheduled classes is mandatory. ***This curriculum is effective for students entering the program the Fall of 2012***
1101 - Introduction to Radiologic Technology
will introduce the student to basic principles of radiology technology,
radiation protection, equipment manipulation, processing procedures, and the
prime exposure factors. The student will
become familiar with the goals, philosophies, and organization of the
radiography program and radiology department.
An appreciation will be established through an understanding of medical
history, the evolution of radiologic technology, and the professional and
1111 - Professional Ethics
provides the student with moral and ethical principles which will enhance
communication and empathy for the patient. Considerations regarding ethical
principles and legal responsibilities are also presented. A review of medical terminology will also be
1121 & 1222 - Image Critique I & II
will compliment the radiographic procedures presented the first year, first and
second semesters. The student will
identify anatomy and use critical thinking skills to evaluate images for proper
quality, including positioning and technical factors. Corrections for repeat images are presented.
1132 - Patient Care and Nursing Procedures
A course which
discusses such topics as body mechanics, emergency care, first-aid, vital
signs, aseptic technique, IV applications, and other subject matter pertinent
to aiding the patient in their ascent to better health. The course includes the procedures and
application of basic cardiac life support.
The student will participate in practical application and become a
certified a basic cardiac life support rescuer.
1141 - Radiographic Film Processing
In this unit,
the student will develop the knowledge and skills for a thorough understanding
of automatic processing technique.
Darkroom design, operations, film handling and storage, and film
characteristics will be discussed.
1152 - Radiographic Exposure & Imaging
principles of radiographic technique and the underlying principles regarding
the practical application of the x-ray equipment and accessory devices are
presented. Emphasis is placed on the factors affecting radiographic film
1166 & 1206 - Radiographic Positioning I & II
includes lectures, classroom demonstrations, and laboratory work concerning
skeletal anatomy, anatomical positioning of the chest, abdomen, thorax, upper
and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, vertebral column, and pelvic girdle.
1174 & 1257 - Applied
Clinical Radiography I & II
rotations offer supervised clinical application of radiographic principles by
the student technologist in their performance of general radiographic,
fluoroscopic, surgical and trauma procedures. The student will participate in a radiation therapy rotation and night
rotation in Applied clinical II.
1231 - Quality Assurance
of a quality improvement program will be discussed in this unit. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of
radiographic systems to assure consistency in the production of quality
1242 - Introduction to Computers and Digital Imaging
will introduce the student to basic principles of computer technology in the
radiologic sciences. Computer
nomenclature, abbreviations, and definitions will be discussed along with
computer concepts. Computerized Radiography
and Digital Radiography instrumentation and operation are the key focus areas.
1214 - Radiation Physics
will introduce the fundamentals of radiation physics and the principles of
production, characteristics and control of radiation applicable to diagnostic
2102 - Independent
Study and Research
In this unit
the student will prepare a scientific project and research paper pertaining to
the field of radiologic technology.
2113 - Radiation Biology and Protection
provides the student with knowledge pertaining to the area of radiation
protection. Principles and concepts
explaining basic interactions of radiation with matter, the effect of exposure
factors on radiation dose, biological effects, units of measurement, dose
equivalent limits, and exposure monitoring will be presented.
2121 & 2231 - Film Critique III & IV
course, the student identifies anatomy, evaluates films for proper radiographic
quality, and reviews proper corrections for repeat radiographs presented.
2132 & 2202 - Imaging Modalities I & II
introduce the student to several special imaging areas, including
interventional radiology, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed
tomography, DEXA, PET/CT, and mammography. Equipment operation, computer functions, routine procedures, and image
evaluation will be presented. These
courses are designed to provide a basic foundation to the special imaging
2142 & 2122 - Radiographic Anatomy & Pathology I & II
includes a review of radiographic anatomy and various pathologic conditions of
the body and the impact on radiographic imaging. The basic knowledge of the disease process
will enable the student to produce optimal radiographs and ensure effective
patient care. Radiographic anatomy and
pathology of the respiratory, urinary, digestive, cardiovascular, skeletal, and
neurological systems are discussed.
2156 & 2227 - Applied Clinical III & IV
aspects of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, PET/CT, mammography,
sonography, special procedures, and diagnostic radiography are stressed in
these clinical rotations. The student
rotates through the various areas to become more proficient in all areas of
radiology. Significant emphasis is placed upon developing the ability to think
and act independently in various situations.
2161 - Radiographic Positioning III
includes lectures, class demonstrations, and laboratory work concerning
specialized anatomical positioning of the skull.
2241 - Cross-Sectional Anatomy
will introduce the student to the identification of anatomy demonstrated in
cross-sectional imaging, including computed tomography and magnetic resonance
2259 - Radiologic Technology Review
This course offers a comprehensive review intended to serve as preparation for the National Registry Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Selected topics will be taught by the
students and several comprehensive review tests will be taken throughout the summer.