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NOTE: HPRS 1204, 1291, 1202, 2300, 2231, 2201 are all health occupations core curriculum courses. These courses are listed and described in a separate section of the college catalog: Health Occupations Core Curriculum.


RADR 1166 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2231, HPRS 1204, HPRS 1271, RADR 2213, RADR 1411, RADR 1313, RADR 2301 or instructor permission.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


RADR 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Radiography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the historical development of radiography, basic radiation protection, an introduction to medical terminology, ethical and legal issues for health care professionals, and an orientation to the program and the health care system. (2 Lec.)


RADR 1202 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Radiographic Image Evaluation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1166 or instructor permission.
Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the scientific process of radiographic image evaluation. (2 Lec.)


RADR 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Patient Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction in patient assessment, infection control procedures, emergency and safety procedures, communication and patient interaction skills, and basic pharmacology. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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RADR 1213 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 7, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1411.
Course Description: An introduction to radiographic image qualities and the effects of exposure variables upon these qualities. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RADR 1250 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Radiographic Image Evaluation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RAD4 1202, RADR 1267 or instructor permission.
Course Description: Assessment of radiographic images with an emphasis on identifying image artifacts, positioning qualities of the image, and technical qualities of the image using advanced concepts. (2 Lec.)


RADR 1266 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


RADR 1267 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1166.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


RADR 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to Radiologic technology and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)


RADR 1311 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Basic Radiographic Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 2213, HPRS 1204, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402 or concurrent enrollment, or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RADR 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1411.
Course Description: An introduction to radiographic image qualities and the effects of exposure variables upon these qualities. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RADR 1367 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 7, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1166.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (30 Ext.)


RADR 1370 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 7, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Radiographic Image Evaluation I
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RADR 2331.
Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the scientific process of radiographic image evaluation. (3 Lec.)


RADR 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Basic Radiographic Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 2213, HPRS 1204, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402 or concurrent enrollment, or instructor permission.
Course Description: 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. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RADR 1470 (4 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RADR 2209 and RADR 1311.
Course Description: A study of radiographic image qualities and the effects of exposure variables upon various image receptors to include both film and digital media. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RADR 2170 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (8 Ext.)


RADR 2205 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 7, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Principles of Radiographic Imaging II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1213.
Course Description: A continuation of the study of radiographic imaging technique formulation, image quality assurance, and the synthesis of all variables in image production. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RADR 2209 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Radiographic Imaging Equipment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1313 and RADR 2305.
Course Description: Equipment and physics of x-ray production. Includes basic x-ray circuits. Also examines the relationship of conventional and digital equipment components to the imaging process. (2 Lec.)


RADR 2213 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Radiation Biology and Protection
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and admission to the program.
Course Description: 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. (2 Lec.)


RADR 2217 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Radiographic Pathology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2201, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 1411, RADR 2301, RADR 2331 or instructor permission.
Course Description: A presentation of the disease process and common diseases and their appearance on medical images. (2 Lec.)


RADR 2233 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Advanced Medical Imaging
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 2240 or instructor permission.
Course Description: An exploration of specialized imaging modalities with an emphasis on the concepts and theories of equipment operation and their integration for medical diagnosis. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RADR 2235 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Radiologic Technology Seminar
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: All previously required RADR courses in sequence, concurrent enrollment or permission of the instructor.
Course Description: A capstone course focusing on the synthesis of professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in preparation for professional employment and lifelong learning. (2 Lec.)


RADR 2240 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of anatomic relationships that are present under various sectional orientations as depicted by medical imaging. (2 Lec.)


RADR 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1267.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


RADR 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 2266.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (15 Ext.)


RADR 2270 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience)- Vascular Interventional Technology/Science
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RADR 2170, RADR 2374 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (15 Ext.)


RADR 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Intermediate Radiographic Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1411, HPRS 1204, or instructor permission.
Course Description: 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RADR 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Principles of Radiographic Imaging II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1313.
Course Description: A continuation of the study of radiographic imaging technique formulation, image quality assurance, and the synthesis of all variables in image production. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RADR 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Radiograhic Imaging Equipment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1313, RADR 2305, or instructor permission.
Course Description: A study of the equipment and physics of x-ray production, basic x-ray circuits, and the relationship of conventional and digital equipment components to the imaging process. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Radiation Biology and Protection
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and MATH 1314.
Course Description: Effects of radiation exposure on biological systems. Includes typical medical exposure levels, methods for measuring and monitoring radiation, and methods for protecting personnel and patients from excessive exposure. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC

Advanced Radiographic Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1411 and RADR 2301.
Course Description: Continuation of positioning; alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, evaluation of images for proper demonstration of anatomy and related pathology. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RADR 2333 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Advanced Medical Imaging
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1311 and RADR 2401.
Course Description: An exploration of specialized imaging modalities with an emphasis on the concepts and theories of equipment operation and their integration for medical diagnosis. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2335 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 4, 2012
Offered at ECC

Radiologic Technology Seminar
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A capstone course focusing on the synthesis of professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in preparation for professional employment and lifelong learning. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program or other Diagnostic Imaging Program.
Course Description: Anatomic relationships that are present under various sectional orientations as depicted by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2367 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 7, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1166, 1367, and 2266.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (30 Ext.)


RADR 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Patient Care and Pathophysiology for Interventional Radiology
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: This course prepares the interventional technologist to provide more advanced and independent patient care skills. It includes direct patient care such as management of tubes and lines, advanced pharmacology interactions, and evaluation of the overall pathophysiological process of the patient. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RADR 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Interventional Radiology I
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Introduction to the diagnostic procedures used in the interventional lab including patient preparation and monitoring, angiographic equipment set-up, and vascular procedures. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RADR 2372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Interventional Radiology II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Continuation of RADR 2371. Continuing coverage of interventional radiology imaging techniques, focusing on more advanced angiographic procedures. Image quality assurance and radiation protection are emphasized. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RADR 2373 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Interventional Radiology Equipment and Methodology
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: This course prepares the student for the operation of interventional radiology equipment, focusing on routine protocols, basic principles, theory, electronics, and instrumentation. (3 Lec.)


RADR 2374 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience)- Vascular Interventional Technology/Science
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RADR 2170 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (24 Ext.)


RADR 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Vascular Interventional Procedures
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, RADR 2240 and ARRT registered in radiography or registry eligible or instructor permission.
Course Description: Exploration of advanced interventional radiology procedures and emerging applications. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RADR 2401 (4 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC

Intermediate Radiographic Procedures I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RADR 1311.
Course Description: 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. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.