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Radiologic Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum RAS.RAS.AAS (C217C)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

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 LEARNING OUTCOMES:    

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology program the graduate will have attained the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.

(Fall 2021)


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
  • *BIS 136◊ (Functional Human Anatomy I) or *BIS 240◊ (Human Anatomy & Physiology I);
  • AHL 120◊ (Comprehensive Medical Terminology).
  • completion of the Math, Science and AHL 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; and
  • all test scores must be within the last two years.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
RAS 100Radiology Patient Care #

3 credits

RAS 111Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I #

2 credits

RAS 114Basic Radiation Protection #

2 credits

RAS 115Imaging Production #

2 credits

RAS 150Applied Radiologic Technology I #

1 credit

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 137Functional Human Anatomy II #

4 credits

OR

BIS 241Human Anatomy & Physiology II #

4 credits

 

RAS 117Fundamentals of Radiation #

2 credits

RAS 122Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning II #

2 credits

RAS 124Radiation Instrumentation #

2 credits

RAS 125Radiological Health #

2 credits

RAS 160Applied 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: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AHL 202Comprehensive Medical Ethics

3 credits

RAS 170Applied Radiologic Technology III #

2 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Semester Four: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AHL 107Intravenous Venipuncture

1 credit

RAS 232Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning III #

2 credits

RAS 243Digital Radiography #

3 credits

RAS 260Radiographic Pathology #

2 credits

RAS 280Applied Radiologic Technology IV #

2 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Note: Grade of ‘C’ or high is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102. Students must complete RHT 101, with SPE 101, or RHT 101 with RHT 102. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101, RHT 102 and SPE 101 to meet university requirements.

Semester Five: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
RAS 242Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning IV #

2 credits

RAS 253Special Radiologic Procedures #

2 credits

RAS 278Radiologic Seminar

3 credits

RAS 290Applied Radiologic Technology V #

3 credits

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Graduation Requirements:

General Education

AAS degree

Total semester hours for program required courses program specific electives and other electives toward the AAS Degree in Radiologic Technology

45

General education Associate in Applied Science requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Two courses (six semester hours). Department choice of RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊ or RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊. If transferring, it is suggested to take all three courses.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours are required for graduation; department choice whether courses are taken from each discipline or two courses from same discipline, to include one approved Human Diversity course.
  • Mathematics or Physical or Life Science: One course (three semester hours); review specific program requirements for your selected curriculum.

Notes:

  • 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.
  • BIS 136/BIS 137 may be substituted by BIS 240/BIS 241 sequence. Students must complete both courses within the same sequence.
  • 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.

Chairperson: Mary Elkins, Ext. 3480;

email: maryelkins@triton.edu;

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