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Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science

  • Academic Year: 2019-2020
  • Division / Department: Health Professions / Radiologic Technology
  • Degree Code: RT
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Accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182;; 312-704-5300)

The radiologic technologist assists radiologists (physicians specially trained in uses of radiation) in the examination of patients for broken bones, ulcers, tumors, disease or malfunction of organs within the body. Students in the Radiologic Technology Program learn the positioning, exposure, professional ethics, medical terminology, physics, procedures and techniques of x-ray technology.

A student completing the program is eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The radiologic technologist may secure employment in hospitals, clinics, and other health care agencies. If developmental courses are needed for Texas Success Initiative requirements, it is required that such courses be completed before enrolling in the program.

A student has five years to complete the radiologic technology curriculum after official enrollment in the first radiologic technology course. Contact the program director for more information.

Marketable Skills:

Communication 1. Graduates will communicate effectively in the healthcare setting. a. Communicate clearly, effectively and tactfully with patients, faculty members, fellow students and other professionals

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving 2. Graduates will use critical thinking, good judgment, and problem solving skills in the clinical setting.

a. In the application of technical skills (image acquisition, radiographic technique, equipment operations, and positioning) b. Making appropriate adjustments in emergency and non-routine situations c. Analyze radiographic images for accuracy Reliability/Responsibility

3. Graduates will be a reliable and responsible part of the healthcare team.

a. demonstrate professional & ethical behavior in the clinical setting. b. will assess ethical situations and recognize the importance of the ASRT standards of ethics.

c. will recognize the value of life-long learning and pursue continuing education opportunities.

Accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182;; 312-704-5300)

Students must complete all prerequisite courses listed. Remaining academic courses may be taken before admission to or while in the program.

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
Math elective 3 hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I or
ENGL 1302 Composition II
3 hours
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2 hours
Total hours:12 hours

Semester I

RADR 1203 Patient Care 2 hours
RADR 1311 Basic Radiographic Procedures 3 hours
RADR 1260 Clinical I - Radiologic Technology 2 hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
11 hours

Semester II

RADR 2301 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures 3 hours
RADR 1313 Principles of Radiographic Imaging I 3 hours
RADR 2309 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 3 hours
RADR 1261 Clinical II - Radiologic Technology 2 hours
11 hours

Summer Semester

RADR 1460 Clinical III - Radiologic Technology 4 hours
4 hours

Semester III

RADR 2313 Radiation Biology and Protection 3 hours
RADR 2266 Practicum I - Radiologic Technology 2 hours
Language, Philosophy, & Culture elective or
Creative Arts elective
3 hours
RADR 2305 Principles of Radiographic Imaging II 3 hours
11 hours

Semester IV

RADR 2217 Radiographic Pathology 2 hours
RADR 2331 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 3 hours
RADR 2267 Practicum II - Radiologic Technology 2 hours
PSYC 2301 General Psychology or
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
3 hours
10 hours

Summer Semester

RADR 2360 Clinical IV - Medical Radiologic Technology 3 hours
RADR 2235 Radiologic Technology Seminar 1
This is a Capstone course.
2 hours
5 hours
Total hours:52 hours

Creative Arts

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3 hours
ARTS 1303 Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century) 3 hours
ARTS 1304 Art History II (14th Century to the Present) 3 hours
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater 3 hours
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I 3 hours
DRAM 2362 History of Theater II 3 hours
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1308 Music Literature I 3 hours
MUSI 1309 Music Literature II 3 hours
MUSI 1310 American Music 3 hours

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

ENGL 2321 British Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2322 British Literature I 3 hours
ENGL 2323 British Literature II 3 hours
ENGL 2326 American Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2327 American Literature I: Up to the Civil War 3 hours
ENGL 2328 American Literature II: Civil War to the Present 3 hours
ENGL 2331 World Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2332 World Literature I: Up to the 17th Century 3 hours
ENGL 2333 World Literature II: 17th Century to the Present 3 hours
ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature 3 hours
FREN 2311 Intermediate French I 3 hours
GERM 2311 Intermediate German I 3 hours
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I 3 hours
HUMA 1302 Introduction to Humanities II 3 hours
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions 3 hours
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3 hours
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I 3 hours
SGNL 2301 Intermediate ASL I 3 hours


MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 hours
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3 hours
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 hours
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3 hours
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4 hours
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4 hours
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Formal Logic 3 hours