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Curriculum

This program is approximately 22 months long spanning five semesters of continuous education, including one 8 week summer session. Students follow the regular college semester and vacation schedule. The program is measured at 72 semester credits including 22 general education / academic credits plus 50 professional-technical education credits. Students participate in 1,170 hours of clinical education while rotating through 3 south central Idaho hospital radiology departments.

The professional radiologic technology portion of the curriculum includes: BIOL 105 or BIOL 227/228, RADT 101, 102, 151, 151L, 152, 153, 162, 162L,163, 164, 180, 181, 182.  This Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology accredited program follws the instructional emphasis recommended for the education and training of entry level radiographers by the American Society of Radiologic Technologist Radiography Curriculum and in conjunction with the "need to know" American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography Examination Content Specifications. and ARRT Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements

  

Academic Plan

Checklist

 

Prerequisites *

Credits

 A          B

ENGL 101: English Composition

3

3

COMM 101: Speech Communications

3

3

BIOL 105: Human Structure & Function

Or

BIOL 227 Anatomy & Physiology I **

4

 

 

4

Other General Education Core Course

Or

BIOL 228 Anatomy & Physiology II **

4

 

 

4

PSYC 101: General Psychology

Or

SOCY 101: Intro to Sociology

 

 

3

3

 

Any Gen Ed Math (Math 123, 130, 143) ***

3

3

ALLH 101: Medical Terminology

2

2

Total

22

22

First Year: Fall Semester (16 weeks)

Credits

RADT 102: Orientation to Radiologic Technology

1

RADT 101: Radiologic Science

  3  

RADT 152: Radiation Protection

2

 Total

6

First Year: Spring Semester (16 weeks)

Credits

RADT 151: Radiographic Procedures I  

4

RADT 151L Radiographic Procedures I Lab

1

RADT 153: Image Analysis

   1  

RADT 163: Imaging Equipment

 2

 Total

8

Summer Session (8 weeks)

Credits

RADT 180: Clinical Education I (315 hrs)

7

Second Year: Fall Semester (16 weeks)

Credits

RADT 162: Radiographic Procedures II

4

RADT 162L: Radiographic Procedures II Lab

      1

RADT 164: Imaging and Processing

   2  

RADT 181 Clinical Education II (360 hrs)

8

Total      15

Second Year: Spring Semester (16 weeks)

Credits

RADT 165 Fundamentals of Computed Tomography         3

RADT 182: Clinical Education III (495 hrs)

11

Total       14

Summary of Program Credits

Credits

General and Academic  Hours = 330

22

Professional-Technical Education Didactic Hours = 390

24

Professional Technical Education Clinical Hours = 1,170

  26  

Total Hours  = 1890

72

 

* NOTE: All students are required to either be currently credentialed as a Certificated Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) -- prior to enrollment into RADT Clinical Education I. Certification or licensure in a health-related field such as MEDICAL ASSISTANT, LPN, RN, SURG TECH, DENTAL ASSISTANT, DENTAL HYGEINE, etc. may substitute for the CNA or EMT-B requirement.  

** NOTE: BIOL 227/228 are classified as "General Education Core Courses." Therefore, students wanting to meet the program's anatomy and physiology course requirement --- and --- the General Education Core Course requirement are advised to take BIOL 227 Anatomy and Phisiology I (4 cr) and BIOL 228 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr) sequence --- instead of  --- BIOL 127 Human Structure and Function (4 cr) and any General Education Core Course (4 cr).

*** NOTE: The prerequisite for Math 123 Math in Modern Society is MATH 025 Beginning Algebra with a grade of "C" or better, or CSI placement test score. MATH 123 Math in Modern Society or MATH 143 College Algebra meets General Education Core Course Math requirements. The prerequisite for MATH 123 is MATH 023 and for MATH 143 is MATH 108 with a grade of "C" or better --- or --- CSI placement test score.