2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Radiologic Sciences


RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES - COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

(Advanced Technical Certificate)

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: 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.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
8

SEMESTER I

CTMT 2332 Principles of Computed Tomography 3
RADR 2240 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 2
5

SEMESTER II

CTMT 2336 Computed Tomography Equipment and Methodology 3
CTMT 2364 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 3
6

SEMESTER III

CTMT 1391 Special Topics in Computed Tomography Technology/Technician 3
CTMT 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
5
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

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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.14

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 College 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).

This degree is offered at El Centro and Brookhaven. Since the admission requirements vary from El Centro to Brookhaven, please see each program website for details.

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 college of the DCCCD, 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 the Brookhaven College Radiologic Science office that will be used during the selection process. The selection process contains several criteria that are outlined on the Brookhaven College Radiology website.

Admission to Brookhaven College: http://www.brookhavencollege.edu/instruction/h-h-services/rad/ Application packets will be available after the completion of watching the program information session.

Admission to El Centro College: http://www.elcentrocollege.edu/programs/radiologic-sciences 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)
RADR 2209 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 2
RADR 1201 Introduction to Radiography 2
14

SEMESTER I (Summer)

RADR 1203 Patient Care 2
RADR 1311 Basic Radiographic Procedures 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology (3)
8

SEMESTER II (Fall)

RADR 1470 Principles of Radiographic Imaging I 4
RADR 2401 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures 4
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
15

SEMESTER III (Spring)

RADR 1367 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 3
RADR 1370 Radiographic Image Evaluation I 3
RADR 2333 Advanced Medical Imaging 3
9

SEMESTER IV (Summer)

RADR 2213 Radiation Biology and Protection 2
RADR 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 2
4

SEMESTER V (Fall)

RADR 2367 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 3
RADR 2235 Radiologic Technology Seminar 2
RADR 2217 Radiographic Pathology 2
PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
10
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

(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.

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RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES - VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL

(Advanced Technical Certificate)

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: 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.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
RADR 2240 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 2
10

SEMESTER I

VIRT 2340 Advanced Patient Care and Pathophysiology for Interventional Radiology 3
VIRT 1310 Principles of Interventional Radiology I 3
VIRT 2164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science 1
7

SEMESTER II

VIRT 2310 Principles of Interventional Radiology II 3
VIRT 1320 Interventional Radiology Equipment and Methodology 3
VIRT 2364 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science 3
9

SEMESTER III

VIRT 2330 Advanced Vascular Interventional Procedures 3
VIRT 2265 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Vascular Interventional Technology/Science 2
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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