Apr 05, 2020
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: 76
Note: There are special admission requirements for the Radiologic Technology Program. For an application packet and detailed program information, visit www.yc.edu/radiology.
Note: Pre-entry requirements must be complete or in progress in order to apply to the Radiologic Technology Program. To prepare to apply for the AAS Program, it is recommended that students begin in the Associate of Arts (Radiologic Tech Intent) degree program and work closely with an academic advisor to ensure timely and on-track progression for application submission.
The 24 credit hour pre-entry block includes Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Medical Terminology and 13 of the 19 total General Education credit hours required.
General Education (13 credits)
These General Education courses must be taken prior to applying to the Radiologic Technology program.
Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology I & II (11 credits)
Radiologic Technology Core (46 credits)
Co-Requisite General Education (6 credits)
These two General Education courses are not pre-entry requirements and should be taken along with the Radiology courses (See Suggested Course Sequence).
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.
- Position patients for radiographic examinations. (RAD 110, 140)
- Apply principles of radiation protection for the patient, self, and others. (RAD 220, 260)
- Identify and perform basic patient care skills and techniques. (RAD 170, 230)
Goal: Graduate students who communicate effectively.
- Practice effective written communication skills. (RAD 160, 180, 200, 240)
- Employ effective oral communication skills. (RAD 160, 180, 200, 240)
- Use appropriate interpersonal skills and communication in the clinical setting. (RAD 160, 180, 200, 240)
Goal: Support students in the development, application, and integration of critical thinking and problem solving in the practice of radiography.
- Evaluate medical imaging procedures independently and recommend technical modifications to ensure diagnostic quality. (RAD 160, 180, 200, 240)
- Determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic procedures consistent with minimizing dose to patients. (RAD 120, 135, 150)
- Describe radiographic appearances and risks associated with specific forms of pathology. (RAD 250)
Goal: Graduate students committed to professional growth.
- Practice ethical and professional behaviors in the clinical setting. (RAD 160, 180, 200, 240)
- Summarize professional obligations as a radiographer. (RAD 100, 240)