Radiography, AAS

 

 

XRAY.AAS.C26

Program Overview

The Radiography program is based on a minimum of two years of full-time study which combines classroom theory with clinical experiences. The program is designed to prepare a person to be a competent professional member of the health care team. This degree typically is not designed for transfer.

Program eligibility standards apply; consult a KCC advisor.

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being completed with a grade of C or better.

Additional Program Information

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen, and current CPR Certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer: adult, child, and infant or AED).

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and also to make application to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)/Division of Nuclear Safety (DNS) for their Illinois state license.

The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs will be the Associate in General Studies.

Program Eligibility

 -Program eligibility/application process Consult this information for steps to apply and enroll in a health program, deadlines, eligibility worksheets, and essential physical capabilities and functions.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

XRAY 1014Introduction to Radiography

4 Credits

XRAY 1033Radiologic Anatomy & Positioning I

3 Credits

XRAY 1042Radiographic Quality

2 Credits

XRAY 1053Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning II

3 Credits

XRAY 1212Radiographic Image Analysis I

2 Credits

XRAY 1232Radiographic Image Analysis II

2 Credits

XRAY 2212Surgical and Special Procedures

2 Credits

XRAY 1316Clinical I

6 Credits

XRAY 1326Clinical II

6 Credits

XRAY 1333Clinical III

3 Credits

XRAY 1346Clinical IV

6 Credits

XRAY 1356Clinical V

6 Credits

XRAY 2103Advanced Radiologic Technology I

3 Credits

XRAY 2125Advanced Radiologic Technology II

5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:53

General Education

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

These courses are required prior to or during the semester in which they appear in the course sequence: BIOL 2644 and BIOL 2654.

Required Course Sequence

Summer session

XRAY 1014Introduction to Radiography

4 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

Fall semester

XRAY 1033Radiologic Anatomy & Positioning I

3 Credits

XRAY 1212Radiographic Image Analysis I

2 Credits

XRAY 1316Clinical I

6 Credits

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

Spring semester

XRAY 1042Radiographic Quality

2 Credits

XRAY 1053Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning II

3 Credits

XRAY 1232Radiographic Image Analysis II

2 Credits

XRAY 1326Clinical II

6 Credits

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

Interim and summer term

XRAY 1333Clinical III

3 Credits

XRAY 2212Surgical and Special Procedures

2 Credits

Fall semester

XRAY 1346Clinical IV

6 Credits

XRAY 2103Advanced Radiologic Technology I

3 Credits

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Spring semester

XRAY 1356Clinical V

6 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

XRAY 2125Advanced Radiologic Technology II

5 Credits

Outcomes

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of human anatomy and physiology pertaining to radiographic procedures to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a radiograph or other imaging receptor.

Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of pharmacology associated with diagnostic contrast agents and basic techniques of venipuncture.

Demonstrate knowledge in radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile, and tomographic equipment requirements and design.

Demonstrate knowledge of computing and information processing relevant to applications of Radiologic equipment.

Demonstrate basic knowledge of ethical issues and behaviors found in clinical practice including legal terminology concepts and principles.

Demonstrate knowledge and factors that govern and influence the production and recording of radiographic images.

Demonstrate ability to analyze radiographic images to determine image quality.

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of radiographic protection, radiation health, and radiation safety requirements for oneself, patients, personnel, and public.

Demonstrate basic concepts of patient care including consideration for the physical, psychological, and cultural needs of the patient and family.

Demonstrate knowledge of pathologic manifestations relevant to medical imaging.

Demonstrate critical thinking skills in medical imaging to meet employer expectations.

Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and characteristics of radiation x-ray production and fundamentals of photon interactions with matter.

Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations in radiography to include professional responsibilities and their role in the health care delivery system.

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