Radiologic Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 79 credits

About this program
The Radiologic Technology program prepares individuals to perform various radiologic procedures. The radiologic technologist instructs and positions patients, manipulates radiographic equipment, adjusts exposure factors, provides radiation protection for patient and self, develops radiographic images, evaluates the quality of finished radiographs and carries out activities associated with quality control. The student radiologic technologist carries out these functions under the supervision or upon the direction of a registered radiologic technologist. Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are eligible for the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of this exam qualifies the graduate as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. The selection of students into the Radiologic Technology program is done on a point system using the Application Assessment Sheet to rank applicants comparatively based on course grades and GPA. Individuals entering the program must complete a background check required by the Minnesota Department of Human Services licensing division. Individuals who do not receive a clear background check may participate in the program but may not be allowed to participate in clinical and/or field experience courses.
Program outcomes
  1. Practice radiation protection for the patient, self and others by applying the concepts of ALARA.
  2. Apply positioning skills.
  3. Demonstrate patient care skills.
  4. Exercise independent judgment in areas of exposure factor manipulations involving all technical factors and equipment for procedures routinely performed in the clinical setting.
  5. Evaluate radiographs for appropriate anatomy, positioning and image quality.
  6. Behave in a professional manner and abide by the Code of Ethics as outlined by the ASRT.
  7. Evaluate the value of professional advancements.
  8. Communicate effectively in both medical and professional relationships.
  9. Graduate from a program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
  10. Possess the knowledge and skills employers seek.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
79 Required courses
79 Total

Radiologic Technology - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
BIOL2260 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL2262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
MATH1114 College Algebra 4
PHYS1105 Fundamental Concepts in Physics 3
RADT1102 Fundamental Concepts of Radiologic Technology 2
RADT1112 Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care 4
RADT1116 Radiographic Procedures I 5
RADT1124 Radiographic Procedures II 4
RADT1132 Principles of Radiobiology 4
RADT1140 Radiographic Imaging 4
RADT1146 Radiographic Procedures III 4
RADT1180 Radiographic Clinical I 5
RADT1190 Radiographic Clinical II 5
RADT2100 Radiographic Clinical III 5
RADT2110 Radiographic Clinical IV 5
RADT2120 Radiographic Clinical V 5
RADT2130 Radiographic Clinical VI 5
RADT2224 Imaging Equipment 4
RADT2280 Radiologic Technology Registry Review 2
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1st Fall Term - 13 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
BIOL2260 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
MATH1114 College Algebra 4
PHYS1105 Fundamental Concepts in Physics 3

1st Spring Term - 5 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
BIOL2262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
RADT1102 Fundamental Concepts of Radiologic Technology 2

2nd Fall Term - 13 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
RADT1112 Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care 4
RADT1116 Radiographic Procedures I 5
RADT1124 Radiographic Procedures II 4

2nd Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
RADT1132 Principles of Radiobiology 4
RADT1140 Radiographic Imaging 4
RADT1146 Radiographic Procedures III 4

3rd Summer Term - 10 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
RADT1180 Radiographic Clinical I 5
RADT1190 Radiographic Clinical II 5

3rd Fall Term - 14 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
RADT2100 Radiographic Clinical III 5
RADT2110 Radiographic Clinical IV 5
RADT2224 Imaging Equipment 4

3rd Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
RADT2120 Radiographic Clinical V 5
RADT2130 Radiographic Clinical VI 5
RADT2280 Radiologic Technology Registry Review 2