Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology Courses

RAD 2000     Introduction to Radiologic Technology     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Admission to the RAD Technology Program.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2009 RAD 2011 RAD 2088 and RAD 2140

This course introduces the scope of activities and responsibilities necessary to become a radiologic technologist. An overview of the curriculum will be provided to identify the responsibilities of the radiographer. Fundamental ethical and legal obligations to patients and society are discussed, as well as basic radiation safety and protective measures and quality assurance. Identification of the physical and emotional needs of the patient, nursing procedures, and patient care techniques used with specific radiographic examinations are included. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


RAD 2009     Radiographic Procedures I     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Admission to the RAD Technology Program.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2000 RAD 2011 RAD 2140 and RAD 2088

This course will provide instruction and practical applications in positioning of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, for various radiographic projections. Emphasis will also be placed on anatomy and evaluation of radiographs. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


RAD 2011     Procedures Lab I     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Admission and advancement in the RAD Technology Program.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2000 RAD 2009 RAD 2140 and RAD 2088

This course provides the student with practical applications and simulations of the positioning procedures taught in Radiographic Procedures I. Additional emphasis is placed on patient care, communication and safe practice. Instruction takes place in the campus radiography lab. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


RAD 2021     Radiographic Procedures II     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2000 RAD 2009 RAD 2011 RAD 2140 and RAD 2088
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2110 RAD 2022 and RAD 2199

This course is a continuation of RAD 2009 which introduces additional procedures such as the spine and pelvis, bony thorax and contrast studies of the digestive, hepatobiliary and urinary systems. Emphasis will also be placed on anatomy and evaluation of radiographs. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


RAD 2022     Procedures Lab II     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2000 RAD 2009 RAD 2011 RAD 2140 and RAD 2088
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2021 RAD 2110 and RAD 2199

This course provides practical applications and simulations of the positioning procedures taught in Radiographic Procedures II. Additional emphasis is placed on patient care, communication and safe practice. Instruction takes place in the campus radiography lab. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


RAD 2030     Advanced Radiographic Procedures     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2080 and RAD 2244
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2033 and RAD 2266

This course introduces advanced procedures which includes radiographic anatomy and positioning of the skull, trauma radiography, pediatric procedures and cross sectional anatomy. Emphasis will also be placed on the critique of radiographs. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


RAD 2033     Procedures Lab III     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2080 and RAD 2244
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2030 and RAD 2266

This course provides practical applications and simulations of the positioning procedures taught in Advanced Radiographic Procedures. Additional emphasis is placed on independent clinical judgment and critical thinking skills. Instruction takes place in the campus radiography lab. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


RAD 2080     Radiation Physics     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2021 RAD 2110 RAD 2022 and RAD 2199 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2244

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of radiation production and the basic principles underlying the operation of radiographic equipment. Information on electromagnetic radiation, beam characteristics, units of measure, tube housing, anodes and cathodes and x-ray circuitry are also presented. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


RAD 2088     Clinical Practice I     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Admission to the RAD Technology Program.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2000 RAD 2009 RAD 2011 RAD 2140

This is a clinical course which will be conducted in an assigned clinical facility where the supervised practice in performing selected procedures will be provided. Simple competencies will be mastered before progressing to more complicated levels. The development of a greater understanding in the practice of professional behaviors, responsibilities and team work is expected. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7


RAD 2110     Radiographic Exposure/Quality Assurance And Imaging Systems     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2000 RAD 2009 RAD 2011 RAD 2088 and RAD 2140
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2021 RAD 2022 RAD 2199

This course will provide the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to function in a radiographic room by setting technical factors, implementing accessory tools such as grids, filters and screens. This course will also provide knowledge of the relationship between radiographic exposure and processing used to produce the finished radiograph. Computed Radiographic Imaging and Digital Imaging procedures will also be discussed. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


RAD 2120     Radiologic Pathology     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2030 RAD 2033 and RAD 2266
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2220 RAD 2277

This course is designed to provide an appreciation of the pathophysiological states that can exist within the human body and how these pathologic states relate to the changes which will be seen on radiographic images. A systematic approach to the study of diseases will be used and will include all body systems. Radiologic diagnosis in trauma situations will also be discussed. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


RAD 2140     Radiation Protection/Radiation Biology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2000 RAD 2009 RAD 2011

This course is designed to teach the basic principles of radiation safety for patients, personnel and self. Quantities and units of radiation protection, detection instruments, protection devices and state and federal laws governing the use of radiation will be presented. The radiation biology portion of this course will emphasize interactions of radiation with physiological systems, genetics, radiation injury and radiation dosimetry. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


RAD 2199     Clinical Practice II     6 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2000 RAD 2009 RAD 2011 RAD 2088 and RAD 2140
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2021 RAD 2022 RAD 2110

This clinical course will be conducted in an assigned clinical facility where the student will receive supervised practice in performing selected procedures. This course will build on the competencies gained in Clinical Practice I. Progress will occur in accordance with the level of student competence. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 9


RAD 2220     Radiation Seminar     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2030 RAD 2033 and RAD 2266
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2120 RAD 2277

This course will be conducted in the format of a seminar in which the student will have an opportunity to research special imaging devices and procedures and make classroom presentation of the research. Emphasis will be on the most current types of imaging modalities and guest lecturers will participate whenever appropriate. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


RAD 2244     Clinical Practice III     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2021 RAD 2022 and RAD 2110
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2080 RAD 2033

This course is a continuation of Clinical Practice I & II. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem solving skills with more complex, multiple approach radiographic procedures. ER & OR experience will be gained and skills will be further developed in the evaluation of radiographic images. Progress in clinical practice will occur in accordance with the level of student competence. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


RAD 2266     Clinical Practice IV     8 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2080 and RAD 2244
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.Corequiste: RAD 2030, RAD 2033

This course is a continuation of Clinical Practice I, II and III. Skills will be refined in critiquing images and performing complex exams requiring problem solving and/or critical thinking approaches. Experience will be gained with more advanced modalities such as interventional radiography, CT, MRI and ultrasound. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 11


RAD 2277     Clinical Practice V     8 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: RAD 2030 RAD 2033 and RAD 2266
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: RAD 2120 RAD 2220

This course is a continuation of Clinical Practice I, II, III and IV. Skills in critiquing images and performing complex exams will be refined requiring problem solving and/or critical thinking approaches. Students will gain experience with more advanced modalities such as interventional radiography, CT, MRI and ultrasound. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 11