Health Professions AAS – Radiography Degree

Code: AAS.HP.RAD

Program Length: 24 months

Preadmission Test: Radiography Admissions Exam

GPA for admissions eligibility: 2.50

High School prerequisite courses: 1 year science [College Placement Biology and Lab]; 1 year Algebra [Algebra II].

College substitutions: BIO-109; MAT-040.

Application Deadline: February 1

Program Admits: Fall semester

Note: High school Biology is waived if college Biology, preferably BIO-109, is successfully completed.

The radiography program is a 24 month course of study that is designed to prepare the graduate for employment in the medical imaging profession.  Radiographers are professionals who use radiation to create radiographs of the human body for the medical doctor to diagnose disease. A study of anatomy, patient care, imaging equipment, technique, and radiation biology are integrates into each course. Students will learn principles related to medical imaging and apply these to practice to clinical. The program has three components- classroom, laboratory, and off site clinical education.  Students spend approximately 1700 hours in clinical practice.  Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply for certification examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and apply for state licensure (if a license is required for that particular state).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Perform all clinical responsibilities in a competent manner.
  • Use principles of critical thinking skills for problem solving.
  • Demonstrate competent and proficient written and oral communication skills.
  • Accomplish all tasks and pursue actions in a professional manner within the field of diagnostic imaging. 


Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

RAD-180Introduction to Radiography

3

RAD-181Radiography I

5

RAD-182Radiography Clinical I

1

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

RAD-276Principles of Imaging Equipment

3

RAD-281Radiography II

4

RAD-282Radiography Clinical II

2

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Summer Semester

RAD-283Intermediate Radiography Clinical

3

RAD-280Image Production and Evaluation

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Third Semester

RAD-183Radiographic Pathology

2

RAD-184Advanced Imaging Equipment and Patient Care

2

RAD-285Radiography III

4

RAD-286Radiography Clinical III

2

MAT-150Statistics I

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Social Science Elective* 3
RAD-275Therapeutic and Imaging Modalities

1

RAD-288Radiography IV

4

RAD-289Radiography Clinical IV

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Summer Semester

RAD-290Senior Student Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:3

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities and Social Sciences*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN); Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

BIO-109Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO-209Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20-22

Program Requirements

RAD-180Introduction to Radiography

3

RAD-181Radiography I

5

RAD-182Radiography Clinical I

1

RAD-281Radiography II

4

RAD-282Radiography Clinical II

2

RAD-285Radiography III

4

RAD-286Radiography Clinical III

2

RAD-288Radiography IV

4

RAD-289Radiography Clinical IV

3

RAD-183Radiographic Pathology

2

RAD-184Advanced Imaging Equipment and Patient Care

2

RAD-275Therapeutic and Imaging Modalities

1

RAD-276Principles of Imaging Equipment

3

RAD-283Intermediate Radiography Clinical

3

RAD-280Image Production and Evaluation

3

RAD-290Senior Student Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours: 44

Program Support Requirements

MAT-150Statistics I

3

Total Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 68

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Course List.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.