El Centro College - Program - Radiologic Sciences
El Centro 2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program - Radiologic Sciences

RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

El Centro 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.ECC.RADIOLG.6/10

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 Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology accredits the El Centro program (JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois 60606-2901: Telephone number 312-704-5300).

This degree is offered 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. Students attending El Centro will enroll in Core courses specified as HPRS (Health Professions and Related Sciences). See the El Centro College Radiologic Sciences degree plan.

Students applying for admission to El Centro Radiography program must comply with the following criteria outlined in this paragraph. Admission requirements include an information session, satisfactory scores on pre-entrance assessment testing, completion of four prerequisite courses with a minimum of 2.5 grade point average and completion of all requirements for admission as a full-time student to the college. Applicants are rank-ordered for admission based on grade point average earned for the prerequisite courses. Applicants should contact the Assessment Center at El Centro College to sign up for the assessment tests and Health Occupations Admissions to obtain an information packet.

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)
HPRS 1204 Basic Health Profession Skills 2
12

SEMESTER I

HPRS 2231 General Health Professions Management 2
RADR 2313 Radiation Biology and Protection 3
HPRS 2210 Basic Health Profession Skills II 2
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
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology (3)
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
15

SEMESTER III

RADR 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
2

SEMESTER IV

HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
RADR 2305 Principles of Radiographic Imaging II 3
RADR 2331 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 3
RADR 1202 Radiographic Image Evaluation I 2
RADR 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
13

SEMESTER V

RADR 2233 Advanced Medical Imaging 2
RADR 2209 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 2
RADR 2217 Radiographic Pathology 2
RADR 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
RADR 2335 Radiologic Technology Seminar 3
RADR 1250 Radiographic Image Evaluation II 2
13

SEMESTER VI

RADR 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
2
Minimum Hours Required 72

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options 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.