2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Radiologic Sciences

RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

El Centro campus only

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

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 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182; Phone: 312-704-5300; Fax: 312-704-5304.

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 campus 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 campus to sign up for the assessment tests and Health Occupations Admissions to obtain an information packet.

Admission to Brookhaven campus: https://www.brookhavencollege.edu/cd/instruct-divisions/bhc/hhs/rad/Pages/admission.aspx
Application packets will be available at the information sessions.

Admission to El Centro campus: http://www.ElCentroCollege.edu/health-packets
Application packets will be available at the information sessions.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
RADR 1201 Introduction to Radiography 2
Semester Total 5
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 1411 Basic Radiographic Procedures 4
RADR 1313 Principles of Radiographic Imaging 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 1202 Radiographic Image Evaluation 1 2
RADR 2301 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures 3
RADR 2305 Principles of Radiographic Imaging 2 3
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2
RADR 2213 Radiation Biology and Protection 2
Semester Total 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 1250 Radiographic Image Evaluation 2 2
RADR 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2
RADR 2331 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 2233 Advanced Medical Imaging 2
RADR 2209 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 2
RADR 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology (3)
RADR 2335 Radiologic Technology Seminar 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 2217 Radiographic Pathology 2
RADR 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2
Semester Total 4
Minimum Hours Required 64

+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.

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NOTE: This program is THECB Approved Program of Study (POS).

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Brookhaven campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.BHC.RADR.TECH

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 Dallas College (Brookhaven College Campus) program is programmatically accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, Illinois 60606-2901: Telephone number 312-704-5300).

Students wishing to be admitted to the Dallas College Radiologic Sciences program at Brookhaven Campus must comply with the following criteria outlined in this paragraph. The student must be admitted to Dallas College, have completed the five prerequisite courses with a 3.0 grade point average or higher and a "B" or higher in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, watch an information session online for the program and complete an application packet within the designated filing period. Applicants will be required to submit a comprehensive application packet to Dallas College Brookhaven Campus Radiologic Sciences office that will be used during the selection process. The selection process contains several criteria that are outlined on Dallas College Radiologic Sciences webpages.

This degree is offered on Brookhaven and El Centro campuses. Program admission requirements vary from campus to campus.

Admission to Dallas College the Radiologic Sciences program at Brookhaven Campus: https://www.dcccd.edu/cd/credit/radiologic-sciences/bhc/pages/default.aspx
Application packets will be available after the completion of watching the program information session.

Admission to Dallas College Radiologic Sciences program at El Centro Campus: https://www.dcccd.edu/cd/credit/radiologic-sciences/ecc/pages/default.aspx
Application packets will be available at the information sessions.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
RADR 2209 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 2
RADR 1201 Introduction to Radiography 2
Prerequisite Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 1203 Patient Care 2
RADR 1311 Basic Radiographic Procedures 3
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
Semester Total 9
RADR 1213 Principles of Radiographic Imaging 1 2
RADR 2301 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 1291 Special Topics in Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician 2
RADR 2205 Principles of Radiographic Imaging 2 2
RADR 2331 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 3
Semester Total 7
RADR 1202 Radiographic Image Evaluation I 2
RADR 2233 Advanced Medical Imaging 2
RADR 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology (3)
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 2213 Radiation Biology and Protection 2
RADR 1250 Radiographic Image Evaluation II 2
RADR 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
Semester Total 6
RADR 2217 Radiographic Pathology 2
RADR 1268 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
Semester Total 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 2335 Radiologic Technology Seminar 3
RADR 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
Semester Total 5
RADR 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
Semester Total 2
Minimum Hours Required 64

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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RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES - COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Advanced Technical Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: ATC.RAD.COMP.TOMO

This program prepares the student to further their radiologic science career with a specialty in computed tomography. The CT technologist uses radiation to produce cross-sectional images of the patient which are used by the physician to make a diagnosis. For the vast majority of the diagnostic procedures, the CT technologist has total responsibility for the care and well-being of the patient and must be prepared to produce quality images with care and empathy.

This program is for graduates or students in their last semester of a radiography program and/or are registered radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist licensed by the Texas Department of Health.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 OR 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
RADR 2240 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 2
Prerequisite Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CTMT 2332 Principles of Computed Tomography 3
CTMT 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
Semester Total 5
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CTMT 2336 Computed Tomography Equipment and Methodology 3
CTMT 1391 Special Topics in Computed Tomography Technology/Technician 3
CTMT 2364 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 24

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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RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES - VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Advanced Technical Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: ATC.RAD.VAS.INTV

This program prepares the student to further their radiologic science career with a specialty in vascular interventional radiography. The VIR technologist uses radiation and advanced patient care skills to produce vascular images of the patient which are used by the physician to make a diagnosis. For the vast majority of the diagnostic procedures, the VIR technologist has total responsibility for the care and well-being of the patient and must be prepared to produce quality images with care and empathy.

This program is for graduates or students in their last semester of a radiography program and/or are registered radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist licensed by the Texas Department of Health.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 OR 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
RADR 2240 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 2
Prerequisite Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
VIRT 2340 Advanced Patient Care and Pathophysiology for Interventional Radiology 3
VIRT 1310 Principles of Interventional Radiology 1 3
VIRT 2164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science 1
Semester Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
VIRT 2310 Principles of Interventional Radiology 2 3
VIRT 1320 Interventional Radiology Equipment and Methodology 3
VIRT 2364 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
VIRT 2330 Advanced Vascular Interventional Procedures 3
VIRT 2265 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science 2
Semester Total 5
Minimum Hours Required 31

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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