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The radiographer is a health care professional that performs radiographic procedures that provide information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient. The Radiologic Technology Program consists of five semesters of full-time study which includes supervised clinical coursework in a radiology department. The program is affiliated with 17 area hospitals. Each student will be assigned to a variety of clinical sites during the two years of clinical coursework. Clinical experiences will include evening rotations.

Applicants for the program may begin working on the general education courses at any time.  The professional courses must be taken in sequence and are offered only at the Oak Ridge Branch Campus except for the clinical courses.

Admission Policies for Allied Health Sciences A.A.S. Degrees

Along with the general entrance requirements of the Allied Health Sciences programs, the applicants for Radiologic Technology Program must also:

  1. Submit all admission materials including applications and transcripts by March 31st of the year you are applying.  Applicants who fail to have documents in by the deadline will not be considered for admission.
  2. Obtain a GPA of 2.5 or better in the required courses.
  3. Obtain a “C” or better in each required course.
  4. Complete 8 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of a registered radiologic technologist in a diagnostic radiology department.  A completed observation form must be submitted to the program director prior to the application deadline.  The form for documentation of observation hours may be obtained on the program’s webpage.

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; (312) 704-5300; www.jrcert.org.  Graduates of the program are eligible to take the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.

1st Fall   Hours
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I1
RADT 1200 Introduction to Medical Imaging
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics (Recommended) OR
MATH 1130, 1630, 1730 or higher level math course
3
    TERM TOTAL 12
Action Items    
  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Advisor
Attend a group advising session
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
 
  Nov Register for next term  
1st Spring   Hours
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology II1 4
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics (Recommended) OR
Humanities Elective
3
PSYC 2130 Lifespan Development Psychology (Recommended) OR
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3
    TERM TOTAL 10
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Advisor
Apply to the Rad Tech program3 
 
  April Register for next term  
2nd Fall   Hours
RADT 1215 Introduction to Radiography 2
RADT 1210 Radiographic Image Critique I 2
RADT 1260 Radiographic Practicum I 2
RADT 1330 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RADT 1385 Radiographic Equipment Operation 3
    TERM TOTAL 12
Action Items    
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
 
  Nov Register for Spring and Summer terms  
2nd Spring   Hours
RADT 1235 Radiographic Image Critique II 2
RADT 1340 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RADT 1270 Radiographic Practicum II 2
RADT 1390 Principles of Image Acquisition 3
RADT 1220 Radiation Biology and Safety 2
    TERM TOTAL 12
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Faculty Advisor  
  April Register for next term  
2nd Summer   Hours
RADT 2260 Radiographic Practicum III 2
RADT 2115 Radiographic Image Critique 1
RADT 2330 Radiographic Procedures III 3
    TERM TOTAL 6
3rd Fall   Hours
RADT 2370 Radiographic Practicum IV 3
RADT 2335 Radiographic Procedures IV 3
RADT 1380 Principles of Radiation Physics 3
RADT 1250 Radiographic Digital Imaging 2
    TERM TOTAL 11
Action Items    
  Sept Complete Application for Graduation  
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor  
  Nov Register for next term  
3rd Spring   Hours
RADT 2380 Radiographic Practicum V 3
RADT 2250 Advanced Patient Care 2
RADT 2385 Radiographic Capstone 3
RADT 2210 Radiographic Pathology 2
RADT 2295 Radiographic Seminar 2
    TERM TOTAL 12
Action Items    
  Feb Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile)   
  Mar Begin job search using RaiderRecruit   
    TOTAL HOURS 75

1These courses are prerequisites to all 200 level RADTcourses.

2An open enrollment course available to any Radiologic Technology candidate.

3Program Deadline: May 15th

This program is designed for students who do not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Advanced Standing Program (for registered technologists)

This program is designed for the technologist that is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and is seeking to complete a degree in Radiologic Technology. Applicants must apply to the Allied Health Science Admissions Committee for official acceptance to the program. Applicants accepted to the program will be given course credit for the following Radiologic Technology courses after submitting a copy of the ARRT certificate to the program director and completion of the Credit by Proficiency form available in the Records Office.

The following courses will be assigned course equivalency:
RADT 1200 Introduction to Medical Imaging 2
RADT 1210 Radiographic Image Critique 2
RADT 1215 Introduction to Radiography 2
RADT 1220 Radiation Biology and Safety 2
RADT 1235 Radiographic Image Critique II 2
RADT 1250 Radiographic Digital Imaging 2
RADT 1260 Radiographic Practicum I 2
RADT 1270 Radiographic Practicum II 2
RADT 1330 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RADT 1340 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RADT 1380 Principles of Radiation Physics 3
RADT 1385 Radiographic Equipment Operation 3
RADT 1390 Principles of Image Acquisition 3
RADT 2210 Radiographic Pathology 2
RADT 2115 Radiographic Image Critique III 1
RADT 2250 Advanced Patient Care 2
RADT 2260 Radiographic Practicum III 2
RADT 2295 Radiographic Seminar 2
RADT 2330 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RADT 2335 Radiographic Procedures IV 3
RADT 2370 Radiographic Practicum IV 3
RADT 2380 Radiographic Practicum V 3
RADT 2385 Radiographic Capstone 3
  TOTAL CREDIT AWARDED 55
The following courses are required:
BUSN 1380 Supervisory Management 3
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
MATH 1130 College Algebra or Higher Level Math 3
    Humanities Elective 3
    Physical Education Elective 1
    Science Elective 4
    Social Science Elective 3
    ARRT Certification Credits 55
    TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 75

Students pursuing this program will be advised by the faculty in the Radiologic Technology Program.

This program is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program are advised that they should check with their academic advisor and the four-year institution regarding specific transfer of courses.

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