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Radiologic Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum RAS.RAS.AAS (C217C)

Radiologic technologists operate X-ray equipment to perform diagnostic examinations ordered by a patient’s physician.

A two-year program that offers classroom, a digital technology college laboratory and clinical site experiences at various Chicago metropolitan area hospitals.

Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, clinics and medical imaging centers.

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300. Graduates qualify for the National Registry Examination given by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and Illinois licensure.

Program prerequisites:

  • must read and write at a college level; can be demonstrated by course equivalency, or by meeting all current reading and writing requirements for RHT 101◊ (Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I) placement;
  • MAT 085 (Algebra and Geometry II), or must meet current college Math requirement for completion of MAT 085; and
  • *BIS 136◊ (Functional Human Anatomy I) or *BIS 240◊ (Human Anatomy & Physiology I); and
  • AHL 120◊ (Comprehensive Medical Terminology).
Completion of the Math and Science prerequisites must not be more than five years from the start of the Radiologic Technology program.
All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
All test scores must be within the last two years.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology program, the graduate will be able to:

  • apply appropriate and safe care to patients in radiology;
  • select appropriate technical factors for optimal radiographic images;
  • comply with the appropriate radiation protection standards for patients and staff;
  • demonstrate proper positioning skills on radiography examinations in which they are proficient;
  • utilize effective oral communication skills in the clinical setting with patients, staff, and visitors;
  • employ effective written communication skills necessary to obtain accurate patient histories;
  • produce diagnostic quality radiographs on examinations in which they are proficient;
  • manipulate, problem solve, and critique aspects of difficult patients;
  • explain and support the importance of continued professional development in radiologic technology; and
  • articulate the importance of attendance at professional meetings.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

RAS 100 #Radiology Patient Care

3 credits

RAS 111 #Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I

2 credits

RAS 114 #Basic Radiation Protection

2 credits

RAS 115 #Imaging Production

2 credits

RAS 150 #Applied Radiologic Technology I

1 credit

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Two

BIS 137 #Functional Human Anatomy II

4 credits

OR

BIS 241 #Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4 credits

 

RAS 117 #Fundamentals of Radiation

2 credits

RAS 122 #Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning II

2 credits

RAS 124 #Radiation Instrumentation

2 credits

RAS 125 #Radiological Health

2 credits

RAS 160 #Applied Radiologic Technology II

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:13
BIS 136◊ and BIS 137◊ may be substituted by BIS 240◊/BIS 241◊ sequence. Students must complete both courses within the same sequence.

Semester Three

AHL 202Comprehensive Medical Ethics

3 credits

RAS 170 #Applied Radiologic Technology III

2 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Semester Four

AHL 107Intravenous Venipuncture

1 credit

RAS 232 #Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning III

2 credits

RAS 243 #Digital Radiography

3 credits

RAS 260 #Radiographic Pathology

2 credits

RAS 280 #Applied Radiologic Technology IV

2 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Five

RAS 242 #Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning IV

2 credits

RAS 253 #Special Radiologic Procedures

2 credits

RAS 278Radiologic Seminar

3 credits

RAS 290 #Applied Radiologic Technology V

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 60

Note: All coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher; Science and AHL program requirements must not be taken more than five years prior to the start of the Radiologic Technology program or may be taken while in the program.

See RAS course descriptions.

See Humanities, Social or Behavioral Sciences General Education requirements.

For further information, please access the website listed below.

Coordinator: Pamela Harmon, Ext. 3480;

email: pamelaharmon@triton.edu;

website: http://www.triton.edu/Radiologic-Technology/