2018-19 Catalog 
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2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology - AAS

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The Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology prepares students for entry level positions as radiographers. The program is designed in accordance with the Radiography Curriculum established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and consists of classroom and laboratory instruction integrated with hands-on experience in a clinical setting.

Credit Hours Required: 78

Note: There are special admission requirements for the Radiologic Technology Program. For an application packet and detailed program information, visit www.yc.edu/radiology.

General Education Requirements

  1. Foundation Studies (12 credits)
    1.    Credits: 6
    2.   Credits: 3
    3. PHI 204  (Critical Thinking) Credits: 3
  2. Area Studies (7 credits)
    1. BIO 201  (Physical and Biological Science) Credtis: 4
    2. PSY 245  (Behavioral Science or Social Science) Credits: 3

Pre-Entry Requirements (Must complete prior to applying to the Radiologic Technology Program)

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology Degree program, the learner will be able to:

Goal: Graduate students who possess the clinical competency of an entry level radiologic technologist.

  1. Position patients for radiographic examinations. (RAD110, 140, 270)
  2. apply principles of radiation protection for the patient, self, and others. (RAD 100, 220, 160, 180, 200, 240, 280)
  3. Identify and perform basic patient care skills and techniques. (RAD170, 230)

Goal: Graduate students who communicate effectively.

  1. Practice effective written communication skills. (RAD100, 150, 220, 260)
  2. Employ effective oral communication skills. (RAD160, 180, 200, 240, 280)
  3. Use appropriate interpersonal skills and communication in the clinical setting. (RAD160, 180, 200, 240, 280)

Goal: Support students in the development, application, and integration of critical thinking and problem solving in the practice of radiography.

  1. Evaluate medical imaging procedures independently and recommend technical modifications to ensure diagnostic quality. (RAD160, 180, 200, 240, 280)
  2. Determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic procedures consistent with minimizing dose to patients. (RAD120, 135, 150)
  3. Describe radiographic appearances and risks associated with specific forms of pathology. (RAD250)

Goal: Graduate students committed to professional growth.

  1. Practice ethical and professional behaviors in the clinical setting. (RAD160, 180, 200, 240, 280)
  2. Summarize professional obligations as a radiographer. (RAD100, 270)

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