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Radiologic Technologist (X-Ray) Associate's Degree

BOYCE  
Associate of Science (558)

This program provides training in the field of radiologic technology (X-ray). Radiologic technologists work in a hospital, clinic or health center radiology department. Students learn to produce images of body parts as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Function as a competent, technically proficient entry-level technologist who can apply and perform safe patient care radiation protection practices according to industry standards.
  2. Utilize safe methods to provide patients with minimized radiation dose levels during imaging procedures.
  3. Operate diagnostic imaging X-ray units to meet standardized protocols under the direction of radiologists.
  4. Manipulate equipment functions to produce quality radiographic images.
  5. Exhibit professional characteristics required by the radiologic technology profession.

Enrollment is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to the program and applicants should have a successful record of achievement in high school algebra and science courses, including physics, or develop these skills prior to program admission. Students must also meet pre-program requirements, which include the successful completion of
BIO-151 General Biology or BIO-110 Introduction to Biological Science.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Radiologic Technologist Radiography (RTR) (R) certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) required for employment in this field.

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312)-704-5300
FAX: (312)-704-5304

For more information on careers in radiologic technology, visit the following websites:

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 72–73

First Semester

Course #          

Course Name

Credits

BIO-161

Anatomy & Physiology 1

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MAT-108

Intermediate Algebra

4

RAD-107

Radiologic Technology 1

4

   

Dance Elective or
Health & Physical Education Elective

2
1–2

   

Total Credits

16–17

Second Semester

BIO-162

Anatomy & Physiology 2

4

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

RAD-108

Radiologic Technology Clinical 1

4

RAD-157

Radiologic Technology 2

4

   

Humanities Elective

3

                     

Total Credits

18

Summer

PHY-100

Basic Physics

4

RAD-158

Radiologic Technology Clinical 2

4

   

Total Credits

8

Third Semester

PHY-128

Physics Health Science/Radiography

3

RAD-207

Radiologic Technology 3

4

RAD-208

Radiologic Technology Clinical 3

4

   

Social Sciences Elective

3

   

Total Credits

14

Fourth Semester

RAD-217

Radiologic Technology 4

4

RAD-218

Radiologic Technology Clinical 4

8

   

Total Credits

12

Summer

RAD-258

Radiologic Technology Clinical 5

4

   

Total Credits

4

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