Radiologic Technology

The Radiography program allows students to participate in classroom instruction, laboratory demonstration and practice and perform radiographic procedures and clinical experiences.

The program is recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology. Following program completion, the graduate is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination (ARRT) to become a Registered Radiologic Technologist. Upon becoming ARRT (R), the graduate automatically qualifies to apply to be a Texas Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist. The GC program will assist all graduating students with the application processes for the ARRT Board Exam and the Texas MRT Certification.


Transfer of College Coursework

Students who desire admission via transfer to GC must adhere to the course transfer policies outlined in the GC Student Handbook.  This includes submitting official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously attended to the Office of Admissions and Records and a copy of the transcripts to the Radiology Program Director.  Prerequisite and corequisite general education courses will be accepted for transfer and application toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology if the course is evaluated as equivalent to the required course at GC. Courses are accepted for transfer only with prior approval of the Radiology program. Copies of course syllabi from all previous Radiology courses must be submitted to the Radiology Program Director to determine eligibility for transfer.  Applicants must also provide a letter from the previous program director stating that the applicant is currently passing and in good standing.


Eligibility for Licensure

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists requires that all candidates be in accordance with very strict guidelines. In an effort to establish, secure, and maintain an improved professional reputation for Radiographers, within the healthcare environment, the ARRT demands close adherence to strict ethical standards. Radiography Program applicants with a criminal record are encouraged to request a pre-application review of eligibility to be conducted by the ARRT to obtain a ruling on his/her eligibility for certification and registration. The pre-application form can be found at the ARRT website, www.arrt.org. For ARRT purposes any of the following situations constitute the same as a conviction:

  • A charge or conviction for an offense which is classified as a misdemeanor or felony,
  • A plea of guilty to an offense which is classified as a misdemeanor or felony
  • A plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to an offense which is classified as a misdemeanor or felony
  • Any situation in which the result is a deferred or withheld adjudication
  • Any suspended or withheld sentence.

 

Associate of Applied Science Degree - Radiologic Technology

Subject Semester Hours
PREREQUISITES
BIOL 2301 (Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture)  3
BIOL 2101 (Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory) 1
PSYC 2301 (General Psychology) 3
*Huma / Arts Core 3
BIOL 2302 (Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture) 3
BIOL 2102 (Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory)  1
ENGL 1301 (Composition I)  3
Curriculum:
RADR 1301 (Introduction to Radiography)  3
RADR 1303 (Patient Care)  3
RADR 1311 (Basic Radiographic Procedures) 3
RADR 1160 (Clinical I) 1
RADR 1213 (Principles of Radiographic Imaging I) 2
RADR 2401 (Intermediate Radiographic Procedures)  4
RADR 2313 (Radiation Biology and Protection)  3
RADR 1361 (Clinical II) 3
RADR 1262 (Clinical III) 2
RADR 2217 (Radiographic Pathology)  2
RADR 2305 (Principles of Radiographic Imaging II) 3
RADR 2463 (Clinical IV)  4
RADR 2309 (Radiographic Imaging Equipment)  3
RADR 2233 (Advanced Medical Imaging) 2
RADR 2235 (Radiologic Technology Seminar)  2
RADR 2431 (Advanced Radiographic Procedures) 4
RADR 2367 (Practicum) 3
total: 64

Capstone Requirement: All students must complete the capstone requirement: successful completion of RADR 2235 prior to graduation.

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Advisor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

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An introduction to radiographic image qualities and the effects of exposure variables upon these qualities.

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An introduction to radiation protection, professional ethics, darkroom procedures, medical terminology, prime exposure factors, technical factors of film quality and image receptors.

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An introduction in patient assessment, infection control procedures, emergency and safety procedures, communication and patient interaction skills, and basic pharmacology.

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An introduction to radiographic positioning terminology, the proper manipulation of equipment, positioning and alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, and evaluation of images for proper demonstration of basic anatomy.

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A presentation of the disease process and common diseases and their appearance on medical images.

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An exploration of specialized imaging modalities.

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A capstone course focusing on the synthesis of professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in preparation for professional employment and lifelong learning.

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A continuation of the study of radiographic imaging technique formulation, image quality assurance, and the synthesis of all variables in image production. Lab is included.

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A study of the radiographic equipment, components, accessories and the physics that apply to x-ray production. The course includes the basic x-ray circuits, and the relationship of equipment components to the outcome of the imaging process.

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A study of the effects of radiation exposure on biological systems, typical medical exposure levels, methods for measuring and monitoring radiation, and methods for protecting personnel and patients from excessive exposure.

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Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

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A continuation of the study of the proper manipulation of radiographic equipment, positioning and alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, and evaluation of images for proper demonstration of anatomy.

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Continuation of positioning; alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, evaluation of images for proper demonstration of anatomy and related pathology. Lab included.

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A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

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Last updated: 01/28/2021