Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills - Certificate Program

Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills - Certificate Program

In our Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with Medical Assisting Skills Program in Texas, you will learn how to perform X-rays, which are images of the body’s interior, and train in medical assisting all in one program.

Our Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with Medical Assisting Skills Program prepares you for a career as a limited medical radiologic technologist. As an LMRT (also known as a limited X-ray technologist), you will be responsible for performing limited-scope X-rays on the chest, extremities, skull, facial bones, and vertebral column. X-rays (also known as radiographs) are a form of radiation that can penetrate the body, creating images of the body’s interior.

An LMRT is responsible for communicating with patients about the procedures, administering the X-rays, and producing an image that is diagnostically acceptable. Once the images are analyzed, they are sent to other medical personnel for diagnosis. After you finish your Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with Medical Assistant Skills Program at The College of Health Care Professions, you will be well-equipped to take the state licensing exam and begin your new career as a limited medical X-ray technologist.

Program Details

Program Length

Blended: 58 Weeks

Blended Program
Module IModule IIModule IIIModule IVModule VModule VIModule VIIModule VIIIModule IXModule XModule XIModule XII

Master Student/Study Skills/HIPAA/OSHA/Overview of A&P

MS120

Students will become familiar with basic study skills and learning skills to include learning styles, goal setting, memorization techniques, reading comprehension, note taking, test taking, critical thinking, effective communication, diversity, and technology Students will learn about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This course will identify rights for individuals and the processes that health care providers must implement to support individual rights. Students must demonstrate knowledge of the rules for the use and disclosure of information. Overview of anatomy and physiology. Prerequisite: None

Lecture32hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits2 

Introduction to Radiologic Science/Ethics and Law/Radiographic Terminology

LRA110

Students will have an introduction to atomic structure. Understand basic electromagnetism and sine wave components. The student will learn the history of radiation and key people involved in the early days. Introduction to the Inverse Square Law. Basic tube construction will be covered. Students will learn the ARRT Code of Ethics and how it applies to today’s workplace. Students will learn terminology associated with the Radiology field. Students will have an understanding of medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols of the body systems. Prerequisite: None

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Math & Calculations

RMC110

Content imparts knowledge to the students for performing functions with fractions and decimals. Students will learn to solve problems involving fractions (proper and improper), ratios and proportions. Students will learn basic algebraic formulas. Introduction to Inverse Square Law, Density Maintenance Formula and the 15% rule will be covered. Prerequisite: None Prerequisite: None

Lecture24hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours24hr.
Credits1.5 

Radiographic Image Production and Exposure

LRA211

Students will explain production of x-rays in the tube (Bremsstrahlung vs. Characteristic), distinguish between density and contrast and the factors that control them. They will understand the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter. The will define total filtration (inherent and added) and its effect on the primary beam, compare factors in technique, (mA, time, kVp, and distance) and their related effects on density and contrast. Apply conversion factors for changes with distance, grids, and image receptors. They will learn the Density Maintenance formula and the 15% rule Prerequisite: None

Lecture56hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits3.5 

Patient Care in Radiographic Science

LRA212

Students will learn interpersonal communications. Content will cover informed consent, patient bill of rights, advanced directives, and discussion of legal doctrines. Professional ethics of the medical profession will be explored. Proper patient assistance and monitoring will be discussed. Prerequisite: None

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits2.5 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Chest, Bony Thorax and Abdomen

LRA213A

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the chest, bony thorax, and abdomen, along with structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Positioning an Image Analysis of the Chest Bony Thorax and Abdomen Lab

LRA214A

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the chest, bony thorax, abdomen in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. The course will also analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory56hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits1.5 

Biological Effects of Radiation

LRA215

Students will become familiar with SI units of radiation based on NCRP Report #160. Cell radiosentivity will be taught. Radiation effects on people such as somatic, genetic will be understood. We will explore acute radiation syndrome and embryonic and fetal risk. Radiation dose limits will be explored. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture36hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours36hr.
Credits2 

Radiation Protection

LRA216

Content presents an overview of the principles of radiation protection, including the responsibility of the radiographer for patients, personnel and the general public Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture36hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours36hr.
Credits2 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Upper Extremities and Shoulder Girdle

LRA217

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the upper extremities and shoulder girdle, along with structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Positioning and Image Analysis of the Upper Extremities and Shoulder Girdle Lab

LRA218

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the upper extremities and shoulder girdle in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. The course will also analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory56hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits1.5 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Lower Extremities/Pelvis

LRA219

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the lower extremities, along with structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Positioning and Image Analysis of the Lower Extremities/Pelvis Lab

LRA220

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the lower extremities in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. The course will also analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory56hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits1.5 

Digital Imaging

LRA221

Content imparts an understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory14hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits2 

Imaging Equipment

LRA222

Students will be introduced to the ionization of matter and its various interactions. Identify the units of radiation as well as explain the electromagnetic spectrum and its makeup. They will learn and explain the radiographic tube construction, the x-ray table, circuitry, generators and their purposes. The will have a basic knowledge of Electricity. They will understand the factors that affect and control the recorded image. Students will learn how differences in IR’s and grids interact with x-rays. Explain the basic construction of grids and their effect on density and contrast. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture36hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours36hr.
Credits2 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Vertebral Column

LRA223

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the vertebral column and structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed, as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Positioning and Image Analysis of the Vertebral Column Lab

LRA224

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the vertebral column and sacrum and coccyx in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. This course will also teach the student how to analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory56hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits1.5 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Skull and Facial Bones

LRA225

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the skull and facial bones, along with structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Positioning and Image Analysis of the Skull and Facial Bones Lab

LRA226A

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the skull and facial bones in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. The course will also analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory56hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits1.5 

Customer Service and Professionalism and Career Preperation

CSP201

This course will teach the student about professionalism, including work-place behaviors that result in positive business relationships. Students will learn goal-setting, stress-management, time-management, professional dress, etiquette, diversity in the work place relationships, excellent customer service, communication at work, conflict management, job search skills, building resumes, and interview techniques. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory18hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits2.5 

Medical Assisting Skills

MAS210A

Students will learn basic patient care skills, phlebotomy, medication administration, basic pharmacology, vital signs, triage, and labs. CPR certification. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory45hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours45hr.
Credits1.5 

Certification Review

CR320

This course provides students the opportunity to review for the Texas Limited Examination in Medical Radiologic Technology so they may procure a permanent Texas LMRT license. This is done using review materials as well as utilizing practice exams in all areas of the test. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue, III-XI

Lecture60hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours60hr.
Credits4 

LMRT Externship

LREX1

This course provides placement of the student in a clinical setting in which the student will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience as a clinical LMRT. Students will utilize the knowledge and demonstrate skills learned in the classroom and laboratory Prerequisite: Completion of all Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist classes, current on financial obligations to the school, and recommendation of the instructor and externship coordinator. Prerequisite: Modules Orange, Blue, III-XI

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship500hr.
Total Hours500hr.
Credits11 

About the LMRT Program

Our LMRT Program is jointly regulated by the Texas Medical Board, The Texas Workforce Commission, and ABHES. The goal of our LMRT Certificate Program is to prepare you with the cognitive, behavioral, and psychomotor skills necessary to thrive in the role of a limited-scope X-ray technician. We do this by providing you with hands-on technical training in addition to classroom theory. In our program, you learn how to position patients for X-rays, determine the appropriate angle and height of X-ray equipment, and set a radiographic technique that will produce high quality x-rays that show proper density, detail, and contrast. Beyond the radiograph skills, we train you in medical assisting in items such as recording patient history, preparing blood samples for lab tests, and administrative duties. You also learn how to communicate with other medical personnel and patients in a professional and courteous manner.

Licensing Information

This program is meant to prepare you for the state licensing Limited-Scope Medical Radiologic Technologist test, which is administered through the Texas Medical Board.

What Skills Will I Learn in the LMRT Program?

After completing the Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills Certificate Program, you will have full competency in the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of human anatomy
  • Proper positioning of patients for radiographs
  • History, theory, and application of diagnostic X-rays
  • Knowledge of X-radiation’s effect on the human body
  • Proper technique on how to reduce radiation exposure
  • Setting up and proper X-ray procedures
  • The operation, maintenance, and quality control of the radiology equipment
  • Understanding of HIPAA, OSHA, and infection control
  • Medical terminology
  • Professionalism with radiologists and other medical personnel
  • How to obtain and record an accurate patient history
  • Quality patient care
  • Administrative and office duties

Radiologic and MRI technologist jobs are expected to grow from 2018 to 2028 by 9%, which is faster than average for other occupations. This is due to the belief that as the baby boomer population ages, there will be more need for imaging technicians and other diagnostic services providers. To learn more about Radiologic Technologist salary and job outlook, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

When you graduate from the College of Health Care Professions, we will be there to help you with resume writing, interviewing tips, and job placement. Visit our Career Services page to learn more.

What Career Options Are Available for LMRTs?

As an LMRT, you will be able to perform limited-scope X-rays on adult patients in a variety of settings, some of which include the following:

  • Chiropractic offices
  • Diagnostic imaging centers
  • Private physician offices
  • Group physician practices
  • Medical clinics
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Orthopedic offices
  • Outpatient clinics

If you are ready to enroll in CHCP’s Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist Certificate program, simply fill out the form to get started!

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How Do I Enroll?

In order to enroll in our LMRT program, you must first meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Be able to read and write in English
  • Pass the Scholastic Level Exam with a minimum score of 19

If you are ready to enroll in the Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills Certificate Program, simply fill out the form to get started! One of our counselors will contact you with more information!

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