2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Radiologic Sciences
Degree Plan: Radiologic Sciences AAS (BHC)



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(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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