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RAD-101 Introduction to Radiography

Credits: 2
This course provides an introduction to radiologic technology with emphasis on orientation to the radiology department, ethics, and basic radiation protection. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101 and admission into the Radiologic Technology Program


RAD-102 Radiology Patient Care Procedures

Credits: 2
This course provides a study of the procedures and techniques used in the care of the diagnostic imaging patient. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101, BIO-210, BIO-211, and AHS-102


RAD-103 Introduction to Computer Tomography

Credits: 2
This course is a study of the technological developments behind computed tomography, an overview of canner components, terminology, data acquisition, digital imaging, image reconstruction display and manipulation. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101, BIO-210, BIO-211, and AHS-102


RAD-110 Radiographic Imaging I

Credits: 3
This course provides detailed study of the parameters controlling radiation quality and quantity for radiographic tube operation and image production. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-102, RAD-101, RAD-130, and RAD-155


RAD-115 Radiographic Imaging II

Credits: 3
This course continues a detailed study of primary and secondary influencing factors and accessory equipment related to imaging. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-110


RAD-121 Radiographic Physics

Credits: 4
This course introduces the principles of Radiographic Physics, incorporating theory and application of basic principles underlying the operation and maintenance of x-ray equipment. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-115


RAD-130 Radiographic Procedures I

Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to radiographic procedures. Positioning of the chest, abdomen, and extremities will be included. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101, BIO-210, BIO-211, and AHS-102


RAD-136 Radiographic Procedures II

Credits: 3
This course is a study of radiographic procedures for visualization of the structures of the body. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-130


RAD-155 Applied Radiography I

Credits: 5
This course introduces the clinical environment of the hospital by provided basic use of radiographic equipment and routine radiographic procedures. 0.0-15.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101, BIO-210, BIO-211, and AHS-102


RAD-165 Applied Radiography II

Credits: 5
This course includes the use of radiographic equipment and performance of radiographic procedures within the clinical environment of the hospital. 0.0-15.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-155


RAD-167 Applied Radiography II

Credits: 7
This course covers student supervision and instruction in the performance of radiographic procedures and proper use of radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment in the hospital. 0.0-21.0-7.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-155


RAD-201 Radiation Biology

Credits: 2
This course is a study of the principles of radiobiology and protection. It emphasizes procedures that keep radiation exposure to patients, personnel, and the population at large to a minimum. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-121


RAD-205 Radiographic Pathology

Credits: 2
This course provides a survey of disease processes significant to the radiographer, including etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-102, RAD-101, and RAD-130


RAD-230 Radiographic Procedures III

Credits: 3
This course is a study of special radiographic procedures. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


RAD-235 Radiography Seminar I

Credits: 1
This course includes selected areas of radiography that require additional study or application. 0.0-3.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-121


RAD-256 Advanced Radiography I

Credits: 6
This course includes independently performing routine procedures in a radiology department, including involvement in advanced radiographic procedures. 0.0-18.0-6.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-176 or RAD 167


RAD-266 Advanced Radiography II

Credits: 6
This course includes routing radiographic examinations, as well as advanced procedures, while continuing to build self-confidence in the clinical atmosphere. 0.0-18.0-6.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-256


RAD-268 Advanced Radiography II

Credits: 8
This course includes routine radiographic examinations, as well as advanced procedures, while continuing to build self-confidence in the clinical atmosphere. 0.0-24.0-8.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-256


RAD-276 Advanced Radiography III

Credits: 6
This course includes routine and advanced radiographic procedures in the clinical environment. 0.0-18.0-6.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


RAD-278 Advanced Radiography III

Credits: 8
This course includes routine and advanced radiographic procedures in the clinical environment. 0.0-24.0-8.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RAD-268


REL-103 Comparative Religion

Credits: 3
This course is an analysis of the religious experience of various persons and groups, east and west, in traditional and contemporary settings. It includes indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


RPT-101 Introduction to Radiation Protection

Credits: 1
This course provides a study of the radiation protection profession to include career paths, opportunities and challenges, roles and responsibilities of a radiation protection technician, and the culture of the nuclear industry. 1.0-0.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


RPT-103 Radiation Fundamentals

Credits: 4
This course presents an overview of the physics and chemistry of radiation and radioactive material, applications of radiation, associated radionuclides, context and rationale of use, interactions with matter, shielding and energies, decay products and their production in reactors or accelerators. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-102 and RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores.

Corequisite(s)........... MAT-110


RPT-113 Radiation Monitoring

Credits: 4
This course is the study of the theory and operation of radiation monitors, maintenance and calibration of these systems, proper selection and use of various monitoring systems for evaluation of radioactive hazards, and the interpretation and reporting of such evaluations utilizing scenarios. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RPT-103


RPT-120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency

Credits: 1
This course introduces hazardous waste operations and clean-up procedures for hazardous waste sites as required by Federal, state, local or other governments. This course also covers emergency response operations for hazardous substance releases. 1.0-0.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RPT-103 and RPT-113


RPT-223 Radiation Dosimetry

Credits: 3
This course presents scenarios in which RPTs monitor internal and external exposure of personnel to ionizing radiation. The course will address interpretation of these results and techniques for minimization of personnel dose. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RPT-113 and MAT-110


RPT-233 Radioactive Materials Handling

Credits: 3
This course presents scenarios in which RPTs are required to provide safe control, movement, use, storage, transportation and disposal of radioactive materials. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RPT-113 and MAT-110


RPT-243 Radiological Safety and Response

Credits: 4
This course presents scenarios in which RPTs are responsible for ensuring and maintaining doses ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) for the safety of individuals, the work environment, and the population, including response to abnormal and emergency radiological conditions. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RPT-113 and MAT-110


RPT-253 Radiation Protection

Credits: 3
This course utilizes a problems-based approach that incorporates different radiation contexts such as providing radiological coverage of jobs, high-risk and low-risk activities, planning for protection from hazardous radiation, monitoring of activities in radioactive zones, and emergency response. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RPT-113, RPT-223, RPT-233, RPT-243, and ENG-260


RPT-290 Radiation Protection Tech Internship

Credits: 3
This course provides students with an internship experience with an industry, governmental, or educational institution that uses radioactive materials and requires radiation protection technicians. 1.0-6.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RPT-103 and RPT-113


RWR-032 Integrated Developmental Reading/English

Credits: 3
This course offers a review of academic reading and writing skills necessary for success in transitional and college-level courses. Students will apply strategies learned to the enhancement of reading comprehension skills and to writing activities for a variety of rhetorical situations. It also covers the application of basic reading skills to improve critical comprehension and higher order thinking skills. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None



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