Radiologic Technology (RAL.APP)

Health SciencesHealth Sciences

Extended Degree – Associate in Applied Science

Health Sciences

Southfield Campus

The Radiologic Technology program leads to an associate in applied science degree and is designated as an extended degree program in that students must complete a minimum of 73 or more required credit hours. The program prepares selected individuals through theory and clinical experiences to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in a variety of health care settings. Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the student to apply to write the national credential examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Satisfactory achievement on this examination qualifies the graduate to practice as a Registered Radiologic Technologist, R .T. (R).

Registered Radiologic Technologists who do not have a college degree may enroll in the required supportive and general education courses as outlined in the college catalog. Applicants will be granted a degree upon successful completion of the requirements.

The course of study combines general education in the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences with instruction in the theory and practice of radiologic technology.

Program Admission Procedures

Students must first be admitted to the college and must designate radiologic technology (RAL.APP) as their curriculum. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Each year, a limited number of students are admitted through a selection procedure. Basic admission requirements include:

  • High school diploma or completion of GED
  • Declaration of Radiologic Technology as the designated curriculum choice.
  • Completion of all required supportive courses with a grade of “B” or higher.
  • Completion of General Education requirements with a grade of “B” or higher.
  • Attendance at a record review session -March.

Students who are eligible for the program are notified in writing no later than May 1. All requirements and procedures for admission as outlined in the Radiologic Technology information sessions must be completed by April 30 of the year in which the student is intended to enroll in the program.

In order to be eligible to take the national credential examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, students must successfully complete all requirements of the program.

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

A mandatory criminal history check with fingerprinting and drug screening will be conducted on all students selected to the Radiologic Technology program, prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense.

  1. Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or
  2. Conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for admission.

In addition to the regular tuition, Radiography students incur extra costs including, but not limited to; liability insurance, health examination, uniforms, supplies, required vaccinations, travel, registry application and certification fees.  For further details contact the Health Professions and Technologies Dept. at (248) 233-2916.

Major Requirements
RAD 2000Introduction to Radiologic Technology2
RAD 2009Radiographic Procedures I2
RAD 2011Procedures Lab I1
RAD 2021Radiographic Procedures II2
RAD 2022Procedures Lab II1
RAD 2030Advanced Radiographic Procedures3
RAD 2033Procedures Lab III1
RAD 2080Radiation Physics3
RAD 2088Clinical Practice I4
RAD 2110Radiographic Exposure/Quality Assurance And Imaging Systems3
RAD 2120Radiologic Pathology2
RAD 2140Radiation Protection/Radiation Biology3
RAD 2199Clinical Practice II6
RAD 2220Radiation Seminar2
RAD 2244Clinical Practice III3
RAD 2266Clinical Practice IV8
RAD 2277Clinical Practice V8
Required Supportive Courses
BIO 2630Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 2640Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CIS 10001Computer Literacy 1
ENG 15102Composition I 3
MDA 1103Medical Terminology3
MDA 1350Medical Law and Ethics3
PHY 16102College Physics I 4
PSY 25102Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one of the following ENG courses:3-4
Composition II 3
or
Professional Communication 4
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses82-83
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)
Satisfied
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)
Satisfied
Physical Education (1-credit)1
Social Science (3-credits)
Satisfied
Written Communication (3-credits)
Satisfied
POL 1510American Government3
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree0
Total Credit Hours89-90
1

 Or higher CIS course.

2

 Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.