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Radiologic Technology AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  79
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: HCC116 or equivalent Medical Terminology (3) course; BIO201, and BIO202; Radiologic Technology Cohort student.
Corequisites: None


Program Description: Radiologic Technology is a health care profession involving the use of ionizing radiation to generate diagnostic images in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology is a two-year program (six sequential semesters including summers) that prepares students for entry-level positions as radiographers. The program starts once per year in the Spring Semester.

The curriculum is designed in accordance with the Radiography Curriculum established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Students are required by Arizona State Statute to complete 1,800 practicum hours within the two years. The Radiologic Technology course of study is a demanding experience and requires a full-time commitment of at least 40 hours per week plus homework. Students must earn a grade of 75% or better in all required courses.

Graduates of the program are eligible to: 1. Receive a Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science degree; 2. Sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination (ARRT); and 3. Apply for an Arizona license to practice radiography - CRT (Certified Radiologic Technologist). Prerequisites: HCC116 or equivalent Medical Terminology (3) course; BIO201, and BIO202; Radiologic Technology Cohort student.



Recommended Proficiencies: Enrollment is limited and the selective admission process is highly competitive. Students must meet the minimum admission requirements of the program and those required for admission to Central Arizona College. Admission to the program is based on a point value system. Points are calculated by a formula related mainly to grade point average, residency, work experience, committee interview and other criteria.

CAC highly recommends candidates complete BIO201 and BIO202. Achieving a high level of success in the courses taken before applying to the program will improve a student's chance for admission to the radiography program.

Admission requirements:
* High School Diploma or equivalency (GED)
* Record of Immunizations
* Pre-admission testing to prove college-level English,
reading and math proficiency
* Pass screening tests that will include: drug testing, criminal background check and fingerprinting
* Possess the ability to perform basic physical tasks
as required
* Submission of the Radiologic Technology Program
Application Form
* Two letters of recommendation


Course Requirements
Radiologic Technology AAS
Total Credits: 79

Recommended Proficiencies
CAC highly recommends candidates complete BIO201-Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO202-Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Achieving a high level of success in the courses taken before applying to the program will improve a student's chance for admission to the radiography program.

Program Admission Requirements
Enrollment is limited and the selective admission process is highly competitive. Students must meet the minimum admission requirements of the program and those required for admission to Central Arizona College. Admission to the program is based on a point value system. Points are calculated by a formula related mainly to grade point average, residency, work experience, committee interview and other criteria. Admission requirements include:
-High School Diploma or equivalency (GED)
-Record of Immunizations
-Pre-admission testing to prove college-level English, reading and math proficiency
-Pass screening tests that will include: drug testing, criminal background check and fingerprinting
-Possess the ability to perform basic physical tasks as required
-Submission of the Radiologic Technology Program Application Form
-Two letters of recommendation

Prerequisites
HCC116 Medical Terminology (3) or equivalent course(s)
Radiologic Technology Cohort student.

General Education Requirements (24)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC list. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (8)
BIO201 Human Anatomy - Physiology I (4)
BIO202 Human Anatomy - Physiology II (4)

Mathematics (3-4)
MAT121 Intermediate Algebra, Standard (4) or higher

Core and Elective Requirements (55)
RAD100 Fundamentals of Radiologic Science and Healthcare (1)
RAD110 Radiographic Positioning I Lecture (2)
RAD110LB Radiographic Positioning I Lab (2)
RAD120 Principles of Radiographic Exposure I (3)
RAD130 Patient Care in Radiologic Science (2)
RAD140 Practicum I (240-280 hours) (3)
RAD150 Radiation Physics I (3)
RAD160 Radiographic Positioning II Lecture (2)
RAD160LB Radiographic Positioning II Lab (2)
RAD170 Principles of Radiographic Exposure II (3)
RAD180 Practicum II (240-280 hours) (3)
RAD200 Practicum III (600-650 hours) (7)
RAD210 Radiation Physics II (3)
RAD230 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection (3)
RAD240 Practicum IV (360-390 hours) (4)
RAD250 Basic Pharmacology and Drug Administration (1)
RAD260 Radiographic Pathology (2)
RAD270 Advanced Imaging (2)
RAD280 Registry Review (3)
RAD290 Practicum V (360-390 hours) (4)

Other Requirements
Reading Competency:
RDG094 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency:
Fulfilled in RAD Core Course Requirements

Students must earn:
a grade of 75% or better in all courses to earn this degree;
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC;
a minimum of 79 credits.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
In addition to the outcomes of each required prerequisite course, general education requirements, and major core courses, the Radiography Curriculum established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) is designed to support skill development in specific content areas and to ensure that entry-level radiologic technologists meet the following general program outcomes:
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate technical competence to perform diagnostic imaging procedures.
2. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate prudent judgment in administering ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic images.
3. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate an ability to provide optimum patient care in a society that is becoming increasingly diverse and experiencing generational, cultural and ethnic shifts.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate the ability to work with other members of the healthcare organization in a team relationship.
5. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate an understanding of the intricacies associated with providing direct patient care in today's health care setting.
6. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate the skill to use modern technologies to research and retrieve information, weigh and discriminate between good and poor sources of information, and take action based upon the acquisition of new information and knowledge.
7. (Analysis Level) Demonstrate stewardship over the security and confidentiality associated with patient medical information.
8. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate skills that promote career-long learning, where the radiographer assumes the role of student and that of teacher.
9. (Application Level) Demonstrate compliance with the requirements for primary certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) including the ARRT Rules and Regulations, the ARRT Standards of Ethics and competency in didactic coursework and an ARRT-specified list of clinical procedures.
Standards for Program
Students will achieve a level of competency as outlined by the compendium of learning objectives of the Radiography Curriculum (2012) established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and recognized as a standard for accreditation by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). In addition, meet the Professional Requirements specified in Section 2.02 of the ARRT Rules and Regulations and identified in the Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Radiography Curriculum
http://www.asrt.org/docs/default-source/educators/ed_curr_rad2012approved_013012.pdf?sfvrsn=2

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/disciplines/competency-requirements/rad-competency-requirements.pdf

ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Disciplines/Content-Specification/RAD-Content-Specification.pdf

ARRT Task Inventory Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Examinations/RAD-Task-Inventory.pdf