RAD 105 Introduction to Radiology, Protection and Patient Care (2 cr.) Presents brief history of radiologic profession, code of ethics, conduct for radiologic students, and basic fundamentals of radiation protection. Teaches the care and handling of the sick and injured patient in the Radiology Department. Introduces the use of contrast media necessary in the investigation of the internal organs. Lecture 2 hours per week.

RAD 111-112 Radiologic Science I-II (4 cr.) (4 cr.) Teaches concepts of radiation, radiography physics, fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, electricity and magnetism, and application of these principles to radiography. Focuses on X-ray production, emission, and X-ray interaction with matter. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 121 Radiographic Procedures I (4 cr.) Introduces procedures for positioning the patient’s anatomical structures relative to X-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the chest, abdomen, extremities, and axial skeleton. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 131-132 Elementary Clinical Procedures I-II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Develops advanced technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Focuses on manipulation of equipment, patient care, osseous studies, skull procedures, and contrast studies. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies. Clinical 15 hours per week.

RAD 190 Coordinated Internship in Radiologic Technology (4 cr.) Supervised practice in health agencies coordinated by the college. Variable hours per week.

RAD 205 Radiation Protection and Radiobiology (3 cr.) Studies methods and devices used for protection from ionizing radiation. Teaches theories of biological effects, cell and organism sensitivity, and the somatic and genetic effects of ionizing radiation. Presents current radiation protection philosophy for protecting the patient and technologist. Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 215 Correlated Radiographic Theory (2 cr.) Presents intensive correlation of all major radiologic technology subject areas. Studies interrelationships of biology, physics, principles of exposure, radiologic procedures, patient care, and radiation protection. Lecture 2 hours per week.

RAD 221 Radiographic Procedures II (4 cr.) Continues procedures for positioning the patient’s anatomical structures relative to X-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine  examination of the skull, contrast studies of internal organs, and special procedures employed in the more complicated investigation of the human body. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 231-232 Advanced Clinical Procedures I-II (5 cr.) (5 cr.) Reinforces technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Introduces more intricate contrast media procedures. Focuses on technical proficiency, application of radiation, protection, nursing skills, and exposure principles. Teaches advanced technical procedures and principles of imaging modalities, correlating previous radiographic theory, focusing on full responsibility for patients in technical areas, perfecting technical skills, and developing awareness of related areas utilizing ionizing radiation. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies. Clinical 25 hours per week.

RAD 240 Radiographic Pathology (3 cr.) Presents a survey of common medical and surgical disorders that affect radiographic image. Discusses conditions related to different systems of the human body. Studies the correlation of these conditions with radiographs. Includes instruction and practice in oral communications  skills. Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 255 Radiographic Equipment (3 cr.) Studies principles and operation of general and specialized X-ray equipment. Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 290 Coordinated Internship in Radiologic Technology (3 cr.) Supervised practice in health agencies coordinated by the college. Variable hours per week.