Radiologic Technology - AAS

ALLIED HEALTH

Contact: RENEE KAUTZER Kautzerr@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4954
Department Co-Chair: DEBBIE HACKLER Hacklerd@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: LORETTA HORTON Hortonl@hutchcc.edu (620)694-2455

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 77 credit hours.

Prerequisites

Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Four hours lecture and four hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112, or BI100 Bas Cncpt for AH Studies with a grade of C or better

MA106 College Algebra 3

Theory of equations, functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, determinants and matrices.
Pre-Reqs: Accuplacer Score of 75 or higher, or Compass Algebra Score of 48 or higher, or MA105 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 21 or higher

English Composition I Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN100C English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN101C English Composition IA 3.00

EN103H Honors English Composition I 3.00

Semester Total - 12

First Semester

Course Title Credits
RA102 X-Ray Terminology 3

Fundamentals of x-ray terminology including prefixes, suffixes, word roots and combining forms and anatomical terminology with emphasis on topographic anatomy and pathology.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance

RA105 Radiographic Exposures I 4

Radiographic quality and factors affecting it; radiation protection and biological aspects of radiation; routine radiograph positioning and film critiques and laboratory experiments.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance

RA115 Radiologic Physics 4

Basic atomic and nuclear physics with application of radiation in medicine and methods of radiation protection; emphasis of mathematical equations on direct clinical application.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance

SH101 Public Speaking OR SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3
Course Title Credits
SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

Semester Total - 14

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
BI115 Basic Radiation Biology 2

Effects of ionizing radiation in biological systems and background for understanding the public right to minimal radiation exposure.
Pre-Reqs: BI103 Human A&P

BU120 Job Search/Retention 1

Job-search skills and career development including topics such as completing an application form and resume, developing interviewing techniques, developing job leads, and investigating career opportunities, job requirements and career ladders.

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2

Study of microcomputer including word processing, spreadsheets, database, necessary hardware concepts and terminology.

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

RA106 Radiographic Exposures II 4

Radiographic quality and factors affecting it; laboratory experiments using radiographic exposure; routine radiographic positioning and film critiques.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA105 Radiographic Exposures I

RA110 Introduction to Clinical Training 3

Radiographic procedures and x-ray department routines; new developments in radiologic technology, professional ethics, patient care and job responsibilities.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA105 Radiographic Exposures I

Semester Total - 15

Summer 1

Course Title Credits
RA205 Radiographic Exposures III 4

Radiographic quality and factors affecting it; principles of tomography, image intensification, indirect viewing devices, portable x-ray equipment and quality assurance; routine radiographic positioning and film critique.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA106 Radiographic Exposures II

Semester Total - 4

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
RA201 Clinical Training I 8

Application of radiologic science theory and techniques; performance under the direct supervision of a registered radiologic technologist; competency in ten of the mandatory examinations required.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA205 Radiographic Exposures III

RA210 Imaging Modalities 2

Imaging principles, equipment and contrast media of special imaging modalities including ultrasound, angiography, computed tomography, digital imaging and magnetic resonance imaging.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA205 Radiographic Exposures III

RA211 Skull Radiography 2

Anatomy and radiographic positioning of skull, facial bone, sinuses, mastoids and temporal bone; film assessment of anatomy, positioning and techniques.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA205 Radiographic Exposures III

Semester Total - 12

Fourth Semester

Course Title Credits
RA202 Clinical Training II 8

Independent performance under direct or indirect supervision of a registered radiologic technologist; demonstration of competency in fifteen mandatory and five elective competencies required; participation in clinical rotations through five areas of specialty training required.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA201 Clinical Training I

RA212 Physical Foundation of Radiology 4

X-ray production, interaction and modifying factors at the x-ray control panel and within the patient; review of radiation protection principles.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA201 Clinical Training I

Semester Total - 12

Summer 2

Course Title Credits
RA203 Clinical Training III 5

Application of radiological science theory and techniques; independent performance under direct or indirect supervision of a registered radiological technologist; demonstration of competency in remaining mandatory and elective examinations and a final competency required.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA202 Clinical Training II

RA213 Radiographic Principles 3

Review of the fundamental principles of radiologic technology; successful completion of a simulated Registry Examination required.
Pre-Reqs: Radiology Acceptance, and RA202 Clinical Training II

Semester Total - 8

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average full-time student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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