Class Descriptions

RAD-110: Rad Intro & Patient Care

This course provides an overview of the radiography profession and student responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on basic principles of patient care, radiation protection, technical factors, and medical terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic skills in these areas.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-111(S13029) RAD-151; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

RAD-111: RAD Procedures I

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the chest, abdomen, extremities, bony thorax and pelvis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

RAD-112: RAD Procedures II

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the skull, spine, and gastrointestinal, biliary, and urinary systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-110 RAD-111(S13029) RAD-151; Take previously. Required.Take RAD-121(S24945) RAD-161; Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

RAD-121: Image Production I

This course provides the basic principles of radiographic image production. Emphasis is placed on image production, x-ray equipment, receptor exposure, and basic imaging quality factors. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of radiographic image production.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-110 RAD-111(S13029) RAD-151; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

RAD-122: Image Production II

This course is designed to continue to develop the concepts and principles in the field of radiologic technology. Emphasis is placed on advanced digital principles and production. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced principles of digital imaging production.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-112(S13039) RAD-121(S22447) RAD-161; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

RAD-141: Radiation Safety

This course covers the principles of radiation protection and radiobiology. Topics include the effects of ionizing radiation on body tissues, protective measures for limiting exposure to the patient and personnel, and radiation monitoring devices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the effects and uses of radiation in diagnostic radiology.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-121(S24945) RAD-112(S24944) RAD-161; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

RAD-151: RAD Clinical Ed I

This course introduces patient management and basic radiographic procedures in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on mastering positioning of the chest and extremities, manipulating equipment, and applying principles of ALARA. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-110 RAD-111(S13029); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:6
 

RAD-161: RAD Clinical Ed II

This course provides additional experience in patient management and in more complex radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on mastering positioning of the spine, pelvis, head and neck, and thorax and adapting procedures to meet patient variations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-110 RAD-111(S13029) RAD-151; Take previously. Required.Take RAD-112(S13039) RAD-121(S13711); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:15
 

RAD-171: RAD Clinical Ed III

This course provides experience in patient management specific to advanced radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on applying appropriate technical factors to all studies and transitioning to mastering positioning of advanced studies. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-112(S13039) RAD-121(S13711) RAD-161; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:9
 

RAD-211: Radiographic Procedures III

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard and specialty radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiographic specialty procedures, advanced imaging, radiographic pathology and image analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these areas.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-122(S24946) RAD-141 RAD-171(S24947); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

RAD-231: Image Production III

This course is designed to continue to develop the concepts and principles in the field of radiologic technology. Emphasis is placed on complex imaging production and principles, quality control and quality assurance in the imaging sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced radiographic equipment and quality control programs.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-122(S24946) RAD-141 RAD-171(S24947); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

RAD-251: RAD Clinical Ed IV

This course provides the opportunity to continue mastering all basic radiographic procedures and to attain experience in advanced areas. Emphasis is placed on equipment operation, pathological recognition, pediatric and geriatric variations, and a further awareness of radiation protection requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-122(S24946) RAD-171(S24947); Take previously. Required.Take RAD-211(S24948) RAD-231(S24949); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:7
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:21
 

RAD-261: Radiographic Clinical Education V

This course is designed to enhance expertise in all radiographic procedures, patient management, radiation protection, and image production and evaluation. Emphasis is placed on developing an autonomous approach to the diversity of clinical situations and successfully adapting to those procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-251(S25000); Take previously. Required.Take RAD-271(S24951); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:7
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:21
 

RAD-271: Radiography Capstone

This course provides an opportunity to exhibit problem-solving skills required for certification. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and integration of didactic and clinical components. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge required of an entry-level radiographer.

Course Prerequisites:
Take RAD-211(S24948) RAD-231(S24949) RAD-251(S11897); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0