SLCC General Catalog

Radiologic Technology AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
75 credits including prerequisites

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Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology leads to a national certification and state licensure. The program offers students didactic and clinical experiences to learn skills of an entry-level radiographer. Radiology courses are taught at Jordan Health Sciences Bldg, Jordan Campus and clinical education occurs at local health care facilities. Students can complete General Education classes at any SLCC Campus location.

Career Opportunities

Radiographers provide patient services using imaging modalities at the request of physicians qualified to prescribe and/or perform radiologic procedures. A radiographer performs radiographic procedures, applies principles of radiation protection, evaluates radiographs for technical quality, exercises professional judgment and provides patient care. Radiographers can find employment in hospitals, clinics, private offices, industry and public health facilities.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who complete the AAS Radiology degree and become ARRT certified may continue on to earn Certificates of Completion in specialized modalities (CT, MRI, DMS) or a Bachelors degree at Weber State University. For more information, please contact the SLCC Radiology program advisor or Weber State University’s Advanced Radiologic Sciences academic advisor.

Program Entry Requirements

Admission Process

  1. Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated student. See www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions
  2. High School Graduate or equivalent.
  3. For transfer credit, submit OFFICIAL, SEALED transcripts for ALL colleges and universities where prerequisite course work has been completed.

    Send to:

    SLCC Incoming Transcripts
    4600 South Redwood Road
    P.O Box 30808
    Salt Lake City, UT  84130-0808

  4. Also, a request to have an OFFICIAL evaluation of student’s transcript must be submitted to the SLCC Incoming Transcript Office.  The form is located at www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/transferring-to-slcc.aspx.  This process may take 4-6 weeks and must be completed before a student’s application will be considered.
  5. Complete Accuplacer exam, or submit current SAT/ACT test scores, if MATH and ENGL course work have not been transferred to SLCC (required before you are able to register for classes that have MATH and RDG/WRTG courses as prerequisites). See: www.slcc.edu/testing.
  6. Program course prerequisites are as follows (Must be completed with a C or better except BIOL 2320/2325 which must be completed with a B- or better and within the past 5 years):

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BIOL 2320

Human Anatomy

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better.  Coreq: BIOL 2325

BIOL 2325

Human Anatomy Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2320

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/ a C or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1010

Interm Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within the last year, MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

MATH 1050

RADS 1010

 

College Algebra

Intro to Rad Tech

 

4

2

 

A

A

 

MATH 1010 w/ a C or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

NOTE: All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to submitting application for the Radiology program.

Application Requirements

See the Radiologic Technology webpage for essential information regarding completion of application requirements at www.slcc.edu/radtech/

Estimated Cost for Students

Approximate Cost of Course Fees
www.slcc.edu/radtech/

Estimated Time to Completion

After completion of the prerequisite course work and acceptance into the Radiology program, it will take five semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring), to complete the program.

Specialized Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination in Radiography.

Program Objectives

See Radiologic Technology program website for detailed information on the Radiology Technology Program assessment outcomes 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

 

ENGL 2010

Intermed Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Intermed Algebra

4

A

RDG 0900; and within the last year MATH 0990 w/C grade of better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

 

MATH 1050

College Algebra

4

A

RDG 0900; and within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm

3

A

 


Required Courses: (59 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CIS 1020

Computer Essentials

3

A

 

RADS 1020

Rad Anat & Proc I

4

 

Admission to the program

RADS 1030

Radiographic Imaging I

2

 

Admission to the program

RADS 1040

Clinical Education I

4

 

Admission to the program

RADS 1050

Patient Care

2

 

Admission to the program

RADS 1110

Radiation Protection

2

 

RADS 1030

RADS 1120

Rad Anat & Procedure II

4

 

RADS 1020

RADS 1130

Radiographic Imaging II

4

 

RADS 1030

RADS 1140

Clinical Education II

4

 

RADS 1040

RADS 1220

Rad Anat & Procedure III

2

 

RADS 1120

RADS 1240

Clinical Education III

3

 

RADS 1140

RADS 2010

Image Analysis

2

 

RADS 1220

RADS 2020

Rad Anat & Procedure IV

2

 

RADS 1220

RADS 2030

Radiographic Imaging III

2

 

RADS 1130

RADS 2040

Clinical Education IV

4

 

RADS 1240

RADS 2050

Adv Patient Care

2

 

RADS 1050

RADS 2060

Radiobiology

2

 

Completion of prior semester courses per curriculum plan

RADS 2100

Comp Radiology

3

 

RADS 1030

RADS 2110

Radiographic Pathology

2

 

RADS 2050

RADS 2120

Sectional Anatomy

2

 

Completion of prior semester courses per curriculum plan

RADS 2140

Clinical Education V

4

 

RADS 2040


Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Prerequisites

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3 RADS 1020 4 RADS 1110 2
RADS 1010 2 RADS 1030 2 RADS 1120 4
BIOL 2320/2325 4 RADS 1040 4 RADS 1130 4
MATH 1010 4 RADS 1050 2 RADS 1140 4
OR
MATH 1050 4

Total

13

Total

12

Total

14

2nd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

RADS 2020

2

RADS 2100

3

RADS 1220

2

RADS 2030

2

RADS 2010

2

RADS 1240

3

RADS 2040

4

RADS 2120

2

RADS 2050

2

RADS 2060

2

RADS 2140

4

CIS 1020*

3
RADS 2110 2 COMM 1010* 3

Total

12

Total

14

Total

10

*CIS 1020 and COMM 1010 are highly recommended to be taken with the pre-requisites prior to entering program.

Advising Notes

Radiology classes are held during the day, either 1 to 2 days per week depending on the semester. Clinical education experiences are held during the day, 3 days per week. Students may be required to attend non-traditional clinical hours (evenings & weekends) at some facilities. Weekend shifts in the hospitals allow the student to see a variety of examinations and work more independently than during the week. These rotations will be limited to once a month. Hospitals requiring this will be announced during new student orientations.

An evening program is offered every even-numbered year. Classes are held either 1 or 2 nights per week depending on the semester. Clinical education experiences are held during the evening, 3 evenings per week, (some semesters requiring a 2 evening and 1 day rotation).

Clinical and academic involvement for students may never exceed 40 hours per week. Students must receive a C grade or better in all RADS courses to remain in the program.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • The student will have entry level employment skills

1, 5, 6 & 7

  • Students will develop effective communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills

2,3 & 4

  • Students will demonstrate personal growth and professional development

1, 3, 5 & 6

  • The program will provide an adequate number of qualified entry-level technologists to meet the needs of the community

1, 5 & 6

Department Contact Info

Allied Health Division

Radiologic Technology Program

Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Building (JHS) 059A

General Information
801-957-6215

Program Information
801-957-6215

Academic Advising
Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Building (JHS) 047
801-957- 6407

Health Science Admissions
Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Building (JHS) 047
801-957-6253

Program Faculty

Professors
Lisa Wood

Associate Professors
David Neil

Instructors
Rebecca Lowell