Course of Study
The preparation leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology is divided into two areas, general education courses and radiography program courses.
General Education Courses and Supporting Courses
- ENG 101 Writing I, 3 credits
- MAT 150 College Algebra or Higher, 3 credits
- PHY 152 Introduction to Physics OR PHY 171 Applied Physics, 3-4 credits
- BIO 137 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits
- BIO 139 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits
- Heritage or Humanities, 3 credits
- Social and Behavioral Science, 3 credits
- AHS 115 OR AHS 120 Medical Terminology, 3 credits
- Digital Literacy, 1-4 credits
Length of Program
Once accepted into the program five consecutive semesters that include a summer session will be required in order to graduate.
Program Courses (43 Credit Hours)
The curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking skills by integrating theoretical concepts with practical experience. While all courses are taught at the college, a clinical (practicum) education takes place at several sites.
Clinical experience is carefully interwoven with classroom instruction to reinforce theoretical concepts. During the clinical rotation, the student-to-technologist ratio is one to one.
Fall Semester (of year accepted into the program)
- IMG 104 Introduction to Radiography, 2 credits
- IMG 106 Patient Care in Radiography, 2 credits
- IMG 108 Radiographic Procedures I, 4 credits
- IMG 109 Clinical Practice I, 1 credit
- IMG 114 Image Production and Evaluation, 2 credits
- IMG 116 Advanced Patient Care in Radiography, 2 credits
- IMG 118 Radiographic Procedures II, 4 credits
- IMG 119 Clinical Practice II, 3 credits
- IMG 209 Clinical Practice III, 3 credits
Fall Semester (year 2 the program)
- IMG 214 Imaging Equipment, 2 credits
- IMG 216 Basic Computed Tomography, 1 credit
- IMG 219 Clinical Practice IV, 6 credits
- IMG 224 Radiation Protection and Biology, 2 credits
- IMG 226 Radiography Pathology, 1 credit
- IMG 228 Radiography Seminar, 2 credits
- IMG 229 Clinical Practice V, 6 credits
* Note: While clinical courses only receive 1-6 college credit hours per term, students may spend 12-40 hours each week at various clinical sites throughout the entire program.
The table below lists the amount of contact hours a student is in clinical and the days assigned to that clinical. You will rotate through different clinical facilities in order to experience different equipment and exams.
|Course||Contact Hours||Hours of Clinical per Day/Week|
|IMG 109 Fall, 1st Year, 2nd Bi-term||60||6 hours/day, 6-12 hours/week|
|IMG 119, Spring 1st Year||180||6 hours/day, 12 hours/week|
|IMG 209, Summer||180||8 hours/day, 40 hours/week for 4.5 weeks|
|IMG 219, Fall 2nd Year||360||8 hours/day, 24 hours/week|
|IMG 229, Spring 2nd Year||360||8 hours/day, 24 hours/week|