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Degree Plans - Radiologic Sciences - Radiologic Sciences AAS (BHC) (Archived)

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RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.BHC.RADIOLOG.08

This program prepares the student to become a professional radiologic technologist with a specialty in radiography. The radiographer uses radiation to produce internal images of the patient which are used by the physician to make a diagnosis. For the vast majority of diagnostic procedures, the radiographer has total responsibility for the care and well-being of the patient and must be prepared to produce quality images with care and empathy.

The graduate radiographer is eligible to sit for the examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and eligible to be a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist licensed by the Texas Department of Health. Radiographers work in hospitals, physician's offices, and primary care facilities.

Completion of the program and successful completion of the ARRT examination provides the graduate with credentials to continue their education in other radiologic specialty disciplines. The Brookhaven program is in the process of obtaining accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JECERT). Brookhaven College's Radiologic Sciences Program is regionally accredited; therefore, a graduate of the program is eligible to take the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

DCCCD offers this degree at El Centro and Brookhaven; although the admission requirements vary from El Centro to Brookhaven, the program of courses are the same with the exception of five courses. NOTE: HPRS 1204, 1271, 1202, 2300 and 2231 are all health occupations core curriculum courses. These courses are listed and described in a separate section of the El Centro College catalog: Health Occupations Core Curriculum.

Students wishing to be admitted to the Brookhaven Radiography program must comply with the following criteria outlined in this paragraph. The student must be admitted to a DCCCD college, have completed the four prerequisite courses with a 3.0 grade point average or higher and a "B" or higher in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, attend an information session for the program and complete an application packet within the designated filing period. Applicants will be required to submit a comprehensive application packet to the BHC Radiologic Science office that will be used during the selection process. The selection process contains several criteria that are outlined on the BHC Radiology website.

Admission to Brookhaven College: http://www.brookhavencollege.edu/instruction/h-h-services/rad/ Application packets will be available at the information sessions.

Admission to El Centro College: http://www.elcentrocollege.edu/Programs/HealthLegalStudies/RadSci/default.asp Application packets will be available at the information sessions.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology (3)
13

SEMESTER I

RADR 1203 Patient Care 2
RADR 1201 Introduction to Radiography 2
RADR 2309 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 3
RADR 1411 Basic Radiographic Procedures 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
15

SEMESTER II

RADR 1313 Principles of Radiographic Imaging I 3
RADR 2301 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures 3
6

SEMESTER III

RADR 2305 Principles of Radiologic Imaging II 3
RADR 2331 Advanced Radiologic Procedures 3
RADR 2213 Radiation Biology and Protection 2
RADR 2217 Radiologic Pathology 2
RADR 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 1
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
17

SEMESTER IV

RADR 2240 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 2
RADR 2233 Advanced Medical Imaging 2
RADR 1266 Practice (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
RADR 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
8

SEMESTER V

RADR 1202 Radiographic Image Evaluation I 2
RADR 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
4

SEMESTER VI

RADR 2235 Radiologic Technology Seminar 2
CTMT 2332 Principles of Computed Tomography 3
RADR 1250 Radiographic Image Evaluation II 2
RADR 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
9
Minimum Hours Required 72

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from any 3-credit hour course in the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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