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Program Outline

Course of Study

The preparation leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology is divided into two areas, general education courses and radiography program courses.

General Education Courses and Supporting Courses

Course Credit Hours
ENG 101: Writing I 3
MAT 150 College Algebra or Higher 3
PHY 152 Introduction to Physics OR
PHY 171 Applied Physics
BIO 137 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 139 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Heritage or Humanities 3
Social and Behavioral Science 3
AHS 115 Medical Terminology OR
CLA 131: Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin
Computer Literacy 1-4

Length of Program

Once accepted into the program five consecutive semesters that include a summer session will be required in order to graduate.

Program Courses (43 Credit Hours)

The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking skills by integrating theoretical concepts with practical experience. While all courses are taught at the college, a clinical (practicum) education takes place at several sites.

Clinical experience is carefully interwoven with classroom instruction to reinforce theoretical concepts. During the clinical rotation, the student-to-technologist ratio is one to one.

Fall Semester (of year accepted into the program)

Course Credit Hours
IMG 104 Introduction to Radiography 2
IMG 106 Patient Care in Radiography 2
IMG 108 Radiographic Procedures I 4
IMG 109 Clinical Practice I 1

Spring Semester

Course Credit Hours
IMG 114 Image Production and Evaluation 2
IMG 116 Advanced Patient Care in Radiography 2
IMG 118 Radiographic Procedures II 4
IMG 119 Clinical Practice II 3

Summer Semester

Course Credit Hours
IMG 209 Clinical Practice III 3

Fall Semester (year 2 the program)

Course Credit Hours
IMG 214 Imaging Equipment 2
IMG 216 Basic Computed Tomography 1
IMG 219 Clinical Practice IV 6

Spring Semester

Course Credit Hours
IMG 224 Radiation Protection and Biology 2
IMG 226 Radiography Pathology 1
IMG 228 Radiography Seminar 2
IMG 229 Clinical Practice V 6

* Note: While clinical courses only receive 1-6 college credit hours per term, students may spend 12-40 hours each week at various clinical sites throughout the entire program.

The table below lists the amount of contact hours a student is in clinical and the days assigned to that clinical. You will rotate through different clinical facilities in order to experience different equipment and exams.

Course Contact Hours Hours of Clinical per Day/Week Days of Clinical
IMG 109
Fall 1st Year
2nd Bi-term
60 6 hours/day
6-12 hours/week
Tuesday and Thursday
IMG 119
Spring 1st Year
180 6 hours/day
12 hours/week
Tuesday and Thursday
IMG 209
180 8 hours/day
40 hours/week for
4 1/2 weeks
Monday through Friday
IMG 219
Fall 2nd Year
360 8 hours/day
24 hours/week
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
IMG 229
Spring 2nd Year
360 8 hours/day
24 hours/week
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday