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Radiologic Technology student

Radiologic TechnologyRequirements

Explore the classes that will teach you how to get a job in the medical field as a radiologic technologist, including:

  • Fundamentals of radiologic equipment
  • Anatomy and disease pathology
  • Radiographic terminology
  • Safety standards and techniques
  • Specific radiologic procedures for different areas of the body
  • Radiographic specialties including pediatrics, geriatrics and trauma

(Note: please be advised that entrance to RTE 101 is determined by an application process)

Row Groupings Prerequisites: Credits
required

Provides an in-depth study of the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining common prefixes, roots and suffixes. This course includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures, and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting. Three credits.

3
required

https://www.aims.edu/system/files/resource/radiologic-technology-mandatory-orientation.pdfEntrance determined by application processhttp://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply.  Introduces radiology including equipment, exposure, positioning and the knowledge necessary for the radiography student to provide safe patient care including communication skills, body mechanics, patient transfer, and radiography as a profession.  This course is taken during the spring semester prior to program start. .Two credits.

Course Prerequisites

Permission of department chair and the following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher prior to application to take this course. HPR 178 (3 credit course only); BIO 106 or BIO 201 and BIO 202 completed within 7 years from the semester of application to RTE 101; MAT 107 or higher completed within 10 years from the semester of application to RTE 101; ENG 121 or ENG 122 or ENG 131; PSY 235 or PSY 101 if taken prior to January 1, 2018; and COM 125

2
^ ^please be advised: entrance to RTE 101 is determined by application process 
Total Prerequisite Credits 5
Row Groupings General Education Requirements: Credits
General Education Requirements:

*BIO Credit needs to be within 7 years from the semester of application to RTE101

**MAT Credit needs to be within 10 years from the semester of application to RTE101

*** PSY 101 can be taken in place of PSY 235 if taken prior to January 1st, 2018

required

Focuses on basic knowledge of body structures and function, and provides a foundation for understanding deviations from normal and disease conditions. This course is designed for individuals interested in health care and is directly applicable to the Practical Nursing Program, Paramedic Program and the Medical Office Technology program. Four credits.

Course Prerequisites

MAT 055 or MAT 107 or higher, and CCR 092 or higher with grades of "C" or better. MAT course may be taken concurrently

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4
required

Focuses on an integrated study of the human body including the histology, anatomy, and physiology of each system. Examines molecular, cellular, and tissue levels of organization plus integuments, skeletal, articulations, muscular, and nervous systems. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience covering microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Four credits.

Course Prerequisites

BIO 111 with a grade of "C" or better. Students who have scored 70% or higher on the BIO 111 test out exam may be eligible for a prerequisite override.

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4
required

Focuses on the integrated study of the human body and the histology, anatomy, and physiology of the following systems and topics: endocrine, cardiovascular, hematology, lymphatic and immune, urinary, fluid and electrolyte control, digestive, nutrition, respiratory, reproductive, and development. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience involving microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Four credits.

Course Prerequisites

BIO 201 with a grade of "C" or better, may be taken concurrently

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4
required

Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.  This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Three credits.

3
required

Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a wide variety of compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 094. Three credits.

3
required

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or argumentative compositions. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO2 category. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

ENG 121 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 093. Three credits.

3
required

Covers material designed for career and technical students who need to study particular mathematical topics. Topics include measurement, algebra, geometry, statistics, and graphs. These are presented at an introductory level and the emphasis is on applications. This course may be used for the A.A.S. degree only. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor. Three credits.

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3
Or higher MAT 107 (3 credits) or higher MAT course 
required

Examines human development from conception through death, emphasizing physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial factors. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Three credits.

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3
Total General Education Credits 16-20
Row Groupings Specific Courses:
row Fall 1st Year:
required

Introduces the fundamentals of human diversity; and legal and ethical considerations. Includes lecture and laboratory experience in patient care, standard and transmission based precautions, asepsis versus non-asepsis, vital signs, venipuncture, medical emergencies, drug administration, patients with specific needs and end-of-life interactions. . Majors only. Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 101 with a grade of "C" or better

2
required

Introduces the fundamentals of radiographic equipment to safely obtain radiographs, apply radiation safety techniques, and identify related positioning terminology. This course emphasizes identification of anatomy, common pathology, and radiographic terminology of the upper extremities, chest, and abdomen. This course is taken during the fall of the student's first year. . Majors only.  Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 101 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Introduces the fundamental aspects of radiographic equipment including the basic concepts pertaining to x-ray production, x-ray equipment, and photon interactions with matter. This course is taken during the fall of the student's first year. Differential tuition rates apply. Majors only. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

RTE 101 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Introduces the clinical education experience at the healthcare facility. The course focuses on the application of knowledge to the actual practice of radiography. This course is taken during the fall of the student's first year. . Five credits.https://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.phpDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 101 with a grade of "C" or better. Majors only. 

5
Total credits 13
row Spring 1st Year:
required

Reinforces the fundamentals of radiographic positioning of the extremities. This course introduces anatomy, pathology, and skills necessary to perform radiographic procedures of the spine, bony thorax, and abdominopelvic region. This course is taken during the spring of the student's first year. Students must pass all of the first year fall semester courses to continue in the program. . Majors only. Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 121 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Provides in-depth knowledge of scatter control, radiographic exposure technique, image acquisition, process, and fluoroscopy. Includes criteria and factors that affect image quality, quality assurance and healthcare informatics. This course is taken during the spring of the student's first year. Student must pass all of the first year fall semester courses to continue in the program. . Majors only. Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 141 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Builds upon prior clinical internship experience to advance student proficiency in the practice of radiography in the healthcare facility. The course focuses on the application of knowledge to the actual practice of radiography. This course is taken during the spring of the student's first year. Student must pass all of the first year fall semester courses to continue in the program. See Tuition and Fees web page for rate listings at . Prerequisite(s): RTE 181 or permission of department chair. Five credits.Differential tuition rates apply.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionwww.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition

Course Prerequisites

RTE 181 min grade C

5
required

Provides the basic knowledge and understanding of the biologic effects of ionizing radiation and radiation protection and safety. This course is taken during the spring of the student's first year. Student must pass all of the first year fall semester courses to continue the program.   Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.phpDifferential tuition rates apply.

Course Prerequisites

RTE 101 with a grade of "C" or better. Majors only.

2
Total credits 13
row Summer 1st Year:
required

Reinforces and builds independence in the clinical internship experience. Applies radiographic knowledge learned in the classroom and prior clinical internship experience. This course is taken during the summer of the student's first year. Student must pass all of the first year fall and spring semester courses to continue in the program. .Repeatable with a maximum of 12 credit hours. Zero to twelve credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 182 with a grade of "C" or better

0 to 12
Total credits 7
row Fall 2nd Year:
required

Provides an introduction to the evaluation of the pathologies related to the respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. This course is taken during the fall of the student's second year. Student must pass all of the first year courses to continue in this program. .  Majors only. One and one-half credits.https://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.phpDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 101 with a grade of "C" or better

1.5
required

Offers advanced imaging techniques including radiographic procedures involving the skull, trauma, mobile, surgical, pediatric, special procedures and advanced modalities. This course is taken during the fall of the student's second year. Student must pass all of the first year courses to continue in this program. . Three credits. http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.phpDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 122 and RTE 142 with grades of "C" or better Majors only.

3
required

Introduces the student to the radiographic specialty areas of Pediatrics, Geriatrics, the out-patient clinic, as well as increasing proficiency in general radiography. This course is taken during the fall of the student's second year. Student must pass all of the first year courses to continue in this program. . Eight credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.phpDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 183 with a grade of "C" or better. Majors only.

8
Total credits 12.5
row Spring 2nd Year:
required

Provides an introduction to the evaluation of the pathologies related to the skeletal, circulatory, and nervous systems on radiographic image. This course is taken during the spring of the student's second year. Students must pass all of the first and second year fall courses to continue in this program.  One and one-half credits.

Course Prerequisites

RTE 131 min grade C or permission of department chair. 

1.5
required

Introduces the student to the radiographic specialty areas of pediatrics, geriatrics, the out-patient clinic, portable and trauma radiography as well as increasing proficiency in general radiography. This course is taken during the spring of the student's second year. Student must pass all of the first year and second year fall courses to continue in this program. . Repeatable with a maximum of 12 credit hours. Zero to twelve credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.phpDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 281 with a grade of "C" or better. Majors only.

0 to 12
required

Prepares the radiologic technology student to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination through a comprehensive review of RTE program curriculum, with practice answering certification examination-type questions through the administration of multiple mock certification exams. Provides the student with the requisite skills to effectively search for a job in medical imaging. This course is taken during the spring of the student's second year. Students must pass all of the first year and second year fall courses to continue in this program. . Repeatable with a maximum of 12 credit hours. Zero to twelve credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.phpDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTE 281 with a grade of "C" or better. Majors only.

Course Corequisites
RTE 132 and RTE 282
0 to 12
Total Credits 12.5
Total Specific to Radiology Program 58
Total Credits for A.A.S. Degree 74-78