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Radiologic Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Radiologic Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Our online Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology trains you for an exciting new career as a radiologic technologist. The program educates and prepares the student to perform radiographic examinations, provide quality patient care, and assist the radiologist with diagnostic procedures. This program serves as a bridge for Texas-certified LMRTs to become eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam in Radiography. Advanced educational elements in anatomy and physiology, patient safety, image production, radiographic pathology, comprehensive review, and advanced clinical experience and procedures help provide graduates the skills necessary to obtain entry-level radiography positions in the field.

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Program Details

Program Length

Online: 64 weeks

Available Locations

Courses
Module IModule IIModule IIIModule IVModule VModule VIModule VIIModule VIII

English Composition

ENGL 101

Prerequisite:

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Anatomy and Physiology

SCIT 103

This course is an introduction to the human body and includes chemistry and the human body, the structure and function of membranes, cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. Additionally, the mechanisms of disease, human development, inheritance, weights and measures, and normal physiological values are studied. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

College Mathematics

POFM 114

Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction to Psychology

PSYT 101

Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Radiographic Imaging and Physics

RADR 129

Students will learn the complete make-up of an X-ray film, and understand and explain the difference between cold film identification and daylight identification. Students will demonstrate the use of markers and recommended placement on the image receptor. They will describe the proper storage areas for X-ray films and conditions in which these films are to be stored and identify and describe artifacts on the manifest image. Students will explain causes of poor radiographic quality and how to correct them (processor vs. technique). Students will also learn how digital images are produced. They will learn the differences between Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography and understand the image receptors used for both. Students will also learn about PACS and RIS and how they are used in the radiology field. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Patient Care and Pharmacology

RADR 260

Students will learn patient care and the consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient. The focus of the course will encompass general patient care, advanced patient care, emergency care, infection control, contrast administration and pharmacology as it relates to diagnostic imaging. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

POFT 103

Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Introduction to Surgery/Trauma/Mobile X-Ray

RADR 233

Students will learn how to react and adjust for trauma patients. They will also learn how to work in surgery demonstrating sterile technique and maneuvering a C-Arm. Students will understand and learn different positioning techniques for the use of mobile X-ray. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Advanced Positioning and Anatomy

RADR 230

Students will learn anatomical position and anatomy, radiographic lines, body habitus and common/normal positions used in Radiography during fluoroscopy, portable exams, and C-arm. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Radiology Pathology

RADR 217

Students will learn how to identify different types of pathology as seen on an image. They will be able to recognize different types of diseases and how to compensate the radiation dose for a correct image. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Advanced Imaging - Fluoroscopy

RADR 250

This course is a study of fluoroscopy, how to employ it safely through a thorough understanding of the equipment, regulations, quality control, and safety guidelines. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Clinical Practicum I

RADX 100

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. Prerequisite: RADR260 and RADR250 or concurrent enrollment.

Lecture0hr.
Laboratoryhr.
Externship256hr.
Total Hours256hr.
Credits5.5 

Subspecialty Modalities

RADR 211

Students will learn the different modalities in the radiology department other than diagnostic X-ray. These modalities will include CT, MRI, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Bone Densitometry, and PET Scans. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Clinical Practicum II

RADX 200

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. Prerequisite: RADX100

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship256hr.
Total Hours256hr.
Credits5.5 

ARRT Registry Review

RADR 117

To prepare for the ARRT examination, students will learn and have a thorough review of radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image acquisition and evaluation, imaging procedures and patient care as it relates to the radiography curriculum. Students will assess knowledge and complete practice examinations and/or simulations to prepare for examination readiness. Prerequisite: None

Lecture48hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours48hr.
Credits3 

Clinical Practicum III

RADX 300

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. Prerequisite: RADX100 & RADX200

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship256hr.
Total Hours256hr.
Credits5.5 

What skills will I learn?

Graduates from our online program will be knowledgeable in all of the industry standards for radiology. Some of the individual techniques and skills you will learn in our program include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Psychology
  • Radiographic imaging and physics
  • Patient care and pharmacology
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Surgery, trauma, & mobile x-ray
  • Advanced positioning and anatomy
  • Radiology pathology
  • Advanced imaging – fluoroscopy

Career Opportunities as a Radiologic Technologist

Graduates with an AAS and Registered in ARRT (Radiography) have many job opportunities as entry-level radiologic technologists. There are also numerous career opportunities in the imaging field after becoming an RT:

  • Computed Tomography
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • PACS Administrator
  • Mammography
  • Manager/Director
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Equipment Sales/Applications
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Educator/Clinical Instructor
  • Travel Radiologic Technologist
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • And many more career opportunities!
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