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Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills - Certificate

Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills - Certificate

Begin a career in medical imaging as a Limited Medical X-ray Technologist and learn medical assisting skills 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.

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Program Details

Program Length

On-Campus: 60 weeks

Blended: 58 Weeks

On Campus ProgramBlended Program
Module IModule IIModule IIIModule IVModule VModule VIModule VIIModule VIIIModule IXModule XModule XI

Master Student/Study Skills

MSS130

Students will become familiar with basic study and learning skills to include learning styles, goal setting, memorization techniques, reading comprehension, note taking, test taking, critical thinking, effective communication diversity, and technology. Prerequisite: None

Lecture8hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours8hr.
Credits0.5 

HIPAA/OSHA/Infection Control

HIP130

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. Students will learn about transmission of disease, hand washing techniques and gloving. This course will ensure that students are aware of biohazards and airborne pathogens, including infection control procedures and laboratory safety. Students must demonstrate infection control procedures and laboratory safety. Prerequisite: None

Lecture10hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours10hr.
Credits0.5 

Overview of Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology

OAPT130

Students will learn and Identify basic structures, functions and dysfunctions of the body, as well as medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols that are necessary tools for building a medical vocabulary. This course covers general treatment of the sensory, skeletal and muscular, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, Circulatory, Urinary and reproductive, and integumentary systems. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction to Radiologic Science / Ethics and Law/Radiologic Terminology

RAD 301

The student will study the history of radiology and professional organizations that are a part of radiology Students will create a basic resume. They will learn the Code of Ethics and how it applies in today’s workplace. Explain the laws that impact the LMRT and the makeup of a modern radiology department and its functions with an introduction to x-ray equipment and the technical aspects. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture32hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits2 

Radiographic Math and Calculations / Radiation Production and Exposure

RAD 302

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 and will learn how to solve word problems. Content is also designed to simplify algebraic expressions and convert units within the SI system, reading and solving word problems. Students will explain production of x-rays in the tube (Bremsstrahlung vs. Characteristics); distinguish between density, contrast, and the factors that control them. The will understand the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter. They will have a basic understanding of energy, wavelength and frequency. They 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. The student will learn X-Ray interactions with matter (Photoelectric, Compton, and Coherent). Apply conversion factors for changes with distance, grids, image receptors, reciprocity law and 15% rule. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture64hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours64hr.
Credits4 

Radiation Protection & Safety/Radiation Biology

RAD303

Content presents an overview of the principles of radiation protection, including the responsibilities 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: Module I

Lecture64hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours64hr.
Credits4 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Endocrine, Urinary, Reproductive, and Integumentary Systems

RAD304

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the upper extremities as well as major components of the endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems. Students will also learn to identify the anatomical landmarks 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. Research Assignment 1 - Career Services Prep Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture32hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits2 

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

RAD305

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the upper extremities 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. Research Assignment 2 – Career Services Prep. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture32hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits2 

Radiographic Procedures, and Image Analysis of the Upper Extremity Laboratory

RAD306

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the upper limb to include the shoulder girdle and acromioclavicular joints 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: Module I

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory64hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours64hr.
Credits2 

Imaging Equipment and Bone Density

RAD307

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: Module I

Lecture32hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits2 

A&P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems

RAD308

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, 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. Research Assignment 3 – Career Services Prep. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture32hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits2 

Customer Service and Professional Skills

CSP130

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: Module I

Lecture16hr.
Laboratory16hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits1.5 

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

RAD309

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the lower extremities 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: Module I

Lecture32hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits2 

Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis of the Lower Extremity and Pelvis Laboratory

RAD310

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the lower limb including the pelvic girdle 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: Module I

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory64hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours64hr.
Credits2 

Digital Image Acquisition, Display and Film/Screen Image Production and Evaluation

RAD311

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. Students will receive an overview of automatic film processing and film sensitometry. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

A&P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Muscular Systems, Nervous System, Special Senses

RAD312

Student will learn the anatomy and physiology of the muscular systems, nervous systems, and special senses, 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. Research Assignment 4 – Career Services Prep. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

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

RAD313

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the chest, bony thorax, digestive system, 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. Research Assignment 5 – Career Services Prep. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis of the Chest, Bony Thorax, and Abdomen

RAD314

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the chest, bony thorax, digestive system and abdomen, 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: Module I

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory48hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits1.5 

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

RAD315

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: Module I

Lecture32hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits2 

Radiographic procedures and image analysis of the Vertebral Column

RAD316

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: Module I

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory64hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours64hr.
Credits2 

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

RAD317

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the skull, facial bones, 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: Module I

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis of the Skull and Facial Bones Laboratory

RAD318

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the skull, facial bones and sinuses 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: Module I

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory48hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits1.5 

Patient Care and Medical Assisting Skills

PCM302

Students will learn basic patient care skills, phlebotomy, medication administration, basic pharmacology, vital signs, triage, labs, and CPR. Prerequisite: Module I - X

Lecture16hr.
Laboratory32hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits2 

Cert Review

CTR301

This course provides students the opportunity to review for the Texas Limited Examination in Medical Radiologic Technology so they may procure a permanent Texas Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist license. This is done through using review materials as well as utilizing practice exams in all areas of the test. The students will also fill out an application for the Temporary Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist license. Prerequisite: Module I - X

Lecture16hr.
Laboratory44hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours60hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiology Externship

RXS301

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 X-ray technologist. Students will utilize the knowledge and demonstrate skills learned in the classroom and laboratory. Prerequisites: Completion of all limited medical radiologic technologist classes, current on financial obligations to the school, and recommendation of the instructor and externship coordinator. Prerequisite: Module I - X

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship570hr.
Total Hours570hr.
Credits12.5 
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 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

Lecture32hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours32hr.
Credits32 

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:

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits44 

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:

Lecture20hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours20hr.
Credits20 

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: Module I

Lecture56hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits56 

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: Module I

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits44 

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

LRA213

Prerequisite:

Lecture34hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours34hr.
Credits34 

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

LRA214

Prerequisite:

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory44hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits44 

Biological Effects of Radiation

LRA215

Prerequisite:

Lecture36hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours36hr.
Credits36 

Radiation Protection

LRA216

Prerequisite:

Lecture36hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours36hr.
Credits36 

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

LRA217

Prerequisite:

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits44 

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

LRA218

Prerequisite:

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory56hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits56 

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

LRA219

Prerequisite:

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits44 

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

LRA220

Prerequisite:

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory56hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits56 

Digital Imaging

LRA221

Prerequisite:

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory14hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits44 

Imaging Equipment

LRA222

Prerequisite:

Lecture36hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours36hr.
Credits36 

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

LRA223

Prerequisite:

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits44 

Radiographic Positioning and Image Analysis of the Vertebral Column Lab

LRA224

Prerequisite:

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory56hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours56hr.
Credits56 

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

LRA225

Prerequisite:

Lecture44hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits44 

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

LRA226

Prerequisite:

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory44hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours44hr.
Credits44 

Customer Service and Professionalism Skills

CSP211

Prerequisite:

Lecture18hr.
Laboratory16hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours34hr.
Credits34 

Medical Assisting Skills

MAS210

Prerequisite:

Lecture16hr.
Laboratory32hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits48 

Certification Review

CR320

Prerequisite:

Lecture60hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours60hr.
Credits60 

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: Module I – X

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship500hr.
Total Hours500hr.
Credits500 

About the Program

Our 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 ready you for the state licensing Limited-Scope Medical Radiologic Technologist test, which is administered through the Texas Medical Board.

What Skills Will I Learn?

After completing CHCP’s 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?

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

How Do I Enroll?

In order to enroll in our LMRT program, you must 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 16

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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