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RAD 111: Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences I

Prerequisite(s):
-Acceptance into radiography program
AND
-Completion of HLTH 110 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 181, RAD 112, and RAD 113
AND
-Placement at college level English

This is an introductory course in radiologic technology providing an overview of the foundations of Radiography and the practitioner?s role in health care delivery. Principles, practices and policies of health care organizations are examined and discussed in addition to the professional responsibilities of the radiographer. Content introduces concepts of optimal patient care, including consideration for physical and psychological needs of the patient and family, effective communication, and cultural diversity. Also examined are: introduction to Radiation protection, introduction to infection control practices, safety and transfer, Medical ethics and law. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 112: Radiographic Procedures I

Prerequisite(s):
-Acceptance into radiography program
AND
-Completion of HLTH 110 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 181, RAD 111, and RAD 113
AND
-Placement at college level English

This course includes detailed instruction in radiographic anatomy, patient positioning, proper beam-part-image receptor alignment and image analysis for chest, abdomen, upper extremities, shoulder girdle, lower extremities, pelvis and hip and a discussion of Arthrography and special considerations. A laboratory component is included. 6 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 113: Radiography Clinical INternship I

Prerequisite(s):
-Acceptance into radiography program
AND
-Completion of HLTH 110 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 181, RAD 111, and RAD 112
AND
-Placement at college level English

This course is designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during, and following the radiologic procedure. Students are under direct supervision of ARRT Registered Radiographers employed at the clinical site affiliates. A total of 80 hours a semester equals one internship credit hour. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 121: Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 181, RAD 111, RAD 112, and RAD 113 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 122 and RAD 123

This course continues the focus on optimal patient care. A more detailed look at infection control in the health care setting. Routine and emergency patient care procedures are described including vital signs, and the use of tubes, catheters, line and other medical devices. Basic concepts of pharmacology, venipuncture and administration of diagnostic contrast agents and intravenous medications are covered. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 122: Radiographic Procedures II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 181, RAD 111, RAD 112, and RAD 113 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 121 and RAD 123

This course includes detailed instruction in radiographic anatomy, patient positioning, proper beam-part-image receptor alignment and image analysis for bony thorax, spinal column, SI joints, scoliosis series, long bone measurement/bone age studies, and fluoroscopic studies of the esophagus, upper gastrointestinal system, and small bowel. Myelography and special considerations are also discussed. A laboratory component is included. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 123: Radiography Clinical Internship II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 181, RAD 111, RAD 112, and RAD 113 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 121 and RAD 122

This course is designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during, and following the radiologic procedure. Students are under direct supervision of ARRT Registered Radiographers employed at the clinical site affiliates. A total of 80 hours a semester equals one internship credit hour. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 132: Radiographic Procedures III

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of RAD 121, 122, and 123 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 182, RAD 133, and RAD 134

This course provides detailed instruction in radiographic anatomy, patient positioning, proper beam-part-image receptor alignment and image analysis for fluoroscopic studies of the lower GI system, and urinary system. Radiography of the skull, facial bones, mandible, zygomatic arches, temporomandibular joints, nasal bones, paranasal sinuses and orbits will also be included. Additional information presented on ERCP, hysterosalpingiography and special considerations related to positioning. A laboratory component is included. 6 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 133: Radiography Clinical Internship III

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of RAD 121, 122, and 123 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 182, RAD 132, and RAD 134

This course is designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during, and following the radiologic procedure. Students are supervised by ARRT Registered Radiographers employed at the clinical site affiliates. A total of 80 hours a semester equals one internship credit hour. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 134: Radiographic Imaging I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of RAD 121, 122, and 123 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 182, RAD 132, and RAD 133

This course includes instruction in the multiple energy transformations required for the production of radiographic images. Current imaging equipment and emerging technology are discussed. The nature of ionizing radiation, its control and interactions with the body are included. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 211: Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences III

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 182, RAD 132, 133 and 134 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101, RAD 213, 214, and 215

This course imparts an understanding of the components, principles, and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Included are the importance of optimal imaging standards, discussion of a problem solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality. Content requires familiarization with the distinction between optimal and suboptimal quality radiographic images as well as methods of improvement. Quality Control and maintenance is also mentioned as a way of maintaining optimal quality images. Advanced modalities and emerging technologies are briefly discussed. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 213: Radiography Clinical Internship IV

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 182, RAD 132, 133 and 134 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101, RAD 211, 214, and 215

This course is designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during, and following the radiologic procedure. Students are supervised by ARRT Registered Radiographers employed at the clinical site affiliates. A total of 80 hours a semester equals one internship credit hour. 5 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 214: Radiographic Imaging II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 182, RAD 132, 133 and 134 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101, RAD 211, 213, and 215

Integrating the information covered in RAD 134, this course addresses the image properties of brightness, contrast, spatial resolution, distortion and all factors affecting these characteristics. Adjusting technical factors to stay within acceptable exposure index and minimizing patient exposure, which includes changes in kVp, mAs, SID, relative system speed, generator type, grids, and FOV. Digital image processing, AEC, APR, technique chart development, fluoroscopy, emerging imaging technologies are included. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 215: Cross Sectional Anatomy

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 182, RAD 132, 133 and 134 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101, RAD 211, 213, and 214

This course will provide the basics of gross anatomical structures identified in the transverse axial, coronal, sagittal and orthogonal (oblique) planes using CT, MRI and ultrasound images (when applicable) and related illustrations. The study of gross anatomical structures will be conducted systematically for location, relationship to other structures and function. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 223: Radiography Clinical Internship V

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of BIOL 182, RAD 211, 213, 214, 215, and ENGL 101 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 234

This course is designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during, and following the radiologic procedure. Students are supervised by ARRT Registered Radiographers employed at the clinical site affiliates. A total of 80 hours a semester equals one internship credit hour. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 233: Radiography Clinical Internship VI

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of RAD 223 and 234 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in college level math course, RAD 235 and RAD 236

This course is designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experiences provide patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during, and following the radiologic procedure. Students are supervised by ARRT Registered Radiographers employed at the clinical site affiliates. A total of 80 hours a semester equals one internship credit hour. 4 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 234: Radiation Biology and Protection

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of RAD 211, 213, 214, 215, and ENGL 101 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 223

This course is designed to present an overview of the principles of radiation protection including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel and the public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. An overview of the principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems is covered. Radiation effects on molecules, cells, tissues and the body as a whole are presented. Factors affecting biological response are presented, including acute and chronic effects of radiation. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 235: Radiographic Pathology

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of RAD 223, 224 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in college level math course, RAD 233 and RAD 236

This course introduces concepts related to various disease etiologies and processes, especially as they apply to radiology. Terminology and disease classifications are discussed. The basic manifestations of pathologies of various body systems, including respiratory, digestive, urinary, skeletal, endocrine, cardiovascular, nervous and reproductive, are examined. The course emphasizes the effect of pathology on the technical factors used to obtain a radiographic image and its radiographic appearance. Appropriate radiographic imaging procedures and interventional techniques are identified. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RAD 236: Radiography Seminar

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of RAD 223, 224 with a C or better
AND
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in college level math course, RAD 233 and RAD 235

This is a capstone course intended to integrate the student?s previous learning and provide preparation for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination and the workplace. It is an interactive course with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving skills. Educational activities are varied and include review of knowledge in the registry content areas, enactment of case scenarios, mock registries, resume writing, job interview skills and competitive games. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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