This selective admissions program prepares the student to become a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist capable of carrying out the responsibilities of the staff technologist; it includes a general education background. To be considered for acceptance into the program, students must follow specific admissions guidelines, published annually.
The curriculum consists of combined class work and clinical experience over eight consecutive full-time quarters, including summers. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to take the American Registry examination for certification as a radiologic technologist.
Students in the Radiologic Technology program must earn a C (2.0) or better in all courses required for a degree or certificate.
Graduates may also apply their Associate of Arts in Radiologic Technology toward the BAS degree in Radiation and Imaging Sciences.
Degree recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:
- Anticipate and provide quality patient care as it relates to diagnostic imaging.
- Operate modern technology radiographic imaging equipment and accessory devices.
- Demonstrate proper positioning of the patient and imaging system to perform radiographic examinations and procedures.
- Modify standard procedures to accommodate for patient condition and other variables.
- Formulate exposure factors to obtain diagnostic quality radiographs with minimum radiation exposure.
- Adapt exposure factors for various patient conditions, equipment, accessories and contrast media to maintain appropriate radiographic quality.
- Practice radiation protection for the patient, self and others.
- Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality.
- Evaluate the performance of radiographic systems, know the limits of equipment operation, and report malfunctions to the proper authority.
- Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures