RADT Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.

Courses

RADT 1101. Intro to Radiologic Technology. 2-2-3 Units.

Introduction to Radiologic Technology and technologist's skills; patient care and assessment; clinical observation and documentation, phlebotomy/venipuncture, vital signs, medical emergencies, basic life support/CPR, infection control, OSHA Standards, blood/air-borne pathogens, methods of sterilization, medical law and ethics; equipment and imaging principles introduction, basic radiation protection principles, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: Program Admission, Radiologic Technology.

RADT 1102. Radiology Terminology. 2-0-2 Units.

Introduces the elements of medical terminology as it relates to the field of radiologic technology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1101.

RADT 1111. Radiographic Anatomy I. 2-1-3 Units.

Introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of the human body with an emphasis on radiologic correlation to pertinent radiologic procedures. Topics include: respiratory system, upper and lower extremities, abdomen, bony thorax, pelvis and hip, ossification, joints, human chemistry and cells, and integumentary system. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: Program Admission, Radiologic Technology.

RADT 1112. Radiographic Anatomy II. 2-1-2 Units.

Continues the study of the human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on radiologic correlation to pertinent radiologic procedures. Topics include: vertebral column, skull, sinuses, and systems including: digestive, urinary, and biliary. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1111.

RADT 1113. Adv Radiologic Anatomy III. 2-0-2 Units.

The third course in the radiologic anatomy sequence. Provides the student with knowledge of the following topical areas and body systems: circulatory, lymphatic, reproductive, endocrine, muscular, special senses, nervous system and cross-sectional anatomy. The student will also be able to correlate basic cross-sectional anatomy to a variety of imaging modalities. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1112.

RADT 1121. Radiologic Procedures I. 3-1-3 Units.

Introduces the student to radiologic procedures, positioning, image analysis, and correlation of anatomical structures to radiographic films. Emphasis will be placed on the production of quality radiographs, and laboratory experience will demonstrate the application of theoretical principles and concepts. Laboratory evaluations will be administered. Topics include: introduction to radiologic procedures, positioning terminology, positioning considerations, and procedures, anatomy, and topographical anatomy related to body cavities (chest, abdomen). (Career Course)
Prerequisites: Program Admission, Radiologic Technology.

RADT 1122. Radiologic Procedures II. 2-1-3 Units.

Continues development of the knowledge and skill prior to execution of radiologic procedures in the clinical setting. Laboratory evaluations will be administered. Topics include: methodology for the routine procedures performed for the upper and lower extremities, pelvis, spines, and bony thorax. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1121.

RADT 1123. Radiologic Procedures III. 2-2-3 Units.

Continues the study of radiologic procedures to include: skull, sinuses, mastoids, zygomatic arches, facial bones, upper and lower gastrointestinal, urinary, and biliary systems. Laboratory evaluations will be administered. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1122.

RADT 1143. Intro to Radiologic Science I. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the concept of basic physics and emphasizes the fundamentals of x-ray generating equipment. Topics include: units of measure, physical principles, atomic structure, structure of matter, electrostatics, magnetism, electromagnetism, control of high voltage, rectification, basic principles of x-ray tube operation and x-ray circuitry. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1232.

RADT 1151. Intro Clinical Rad Tech I. 0-16-3 Units.

Introduces students to the performance of radiographic procedures in a variety of clinical settings (i.e., hospitals, doctor's offices) and provides an opportunity for students to participate in or observe radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on clinical exposure to competencies taught and evaluated in Radiologic Procedures I. Students activities are under direct supervision before competency evaluation and under indirect supervision after competency evaluation. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: Program Admission, Radiologic Technology.

RADT 1152. Intro Clin Rad Tech II. 0-20-4 Units.

Continues introductory student learning experiences in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on those procedures presented in Radiologic Procedures I and II. Student's activities are under direct supervision before competency evaluation and under indirect supervision after competency evaluation. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1151.

RADT 1153. Interm Clin Rad Tech I. 0-20-4 Units.

Provides students with continued clinical setting work experience. Students improve skills in executing procedures introduced in Radiologic Procedures I and II and practiced in previous clinical practicums. Students activities are under direct supervision before competency evaluation and under indirect supervision after competency evaluation. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1152.

RADT 1232. Introduction to Exposure I. 2-1-2 Units.

Introduces knowledge of the factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image on radiographic film. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and techniques required to process radiographic film. Topics include: introduction to atomic structure and x-ray production, film processing and chemicals, artifacts, automatic processor troubleshooting, processing quality assurance, state and federal regulations, silver recovery systems, radiographic quality principles to include: recorded detail, distortion, density, and contrast, film holders and intensifying screens, grids and solving technique problems with a variety of mathematical formulas. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1101.

RADT 2105. Radiologic Seminar. 2-2-3 Units.

Provides students the opportunity to enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills. Each student will exhibit creativity in the production of course assignments and evaluations. In addition to creativity assignments, students will be introduced to job-finding skills, resume production, job-interviewing techniques. Additional topics included in the course are: radiographic pathology, and radiographic quality assurance. Students will also have the opportunity to be evaluated on a variety of mock registry examinations. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 2234.

RADT 2106. Radiologic Review. 3-3-4 Units.

Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for the national certification for radiographers. Topics include: principles of image production and evaluation, radiation protection and biology, radiologic equipment, radiographic anatomy, physiology and pathology, radiographic procedures, and patient care techniques. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 2145.

RADT 2145. Adv Radiologic Science II. 3-0-3 Units.

Continues discussion of the concepts of basic physics and the fundamentals of x-ray generating equipment. A basic review of Radiologic Science I will be presented. Additional course topics include: production and characteristics of radiation, inter-actions of x-ray and matter, survey of a variety of radiographic equipment, image intensified fluoroscopy, recording media and techniques, image noise, and equipment monitoring and maintenance. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1143.

RADT 2224. Radiology Procedures IV. 2-1-3 Units.

The final course in the radiologic procedures sequence. Topics include radiologic procedures for the following: reproduction system, venograms, arteriograms, panorex, myelograms, arthrograms, bronchograms, tomograms, and pediatric and trauma radiology. The course also includes an introduction to adjunct imaging modalities including: computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiation therapy technology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, cardiac catheterization, digital radiology, mammography, and angioplasty. Also includes a review and evaluation of the basic radiologic procedures presented in the previous three radiologic procedures courses. Laboratory evaluations will be administered. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1123.

RADT 2234. Adv Radiologic Exposure II. 2-1-2 Units.

Continues to develop knowledge of the factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image on radiographic film. Topics include: beam limiting devices, beam filtration, technique alterations for a variety of equipment and patient pathology, control of scattered radiation, advanced technique formation and exposure calculation. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1232.

RADT 2244. Radiation Protection. 2-1-2 Units.

Provides instruction on the principles of safe radiation usage, protection, and interaction of radiation on living matter. Topics include: radiation detection, measurement, patient and radiographer protection, dose limits, state and federal regulations and agencies. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1143.

RADT 2246. Radiation Biology. 2-1-3 Units.

Provides a review of the topics discussed in Radiation Protection as well as instruction on the interaction of radiation on living matter. Topics include: radiation detection, measurement, patient and radiographer protection, dose limits, radiation biology, cell anatomy, radiation/cell interaction, and effects of radiation. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 2145.

RADT 2254. Interm Clin Rad Tech II. 0-24-5 Units.

Provides students with continued clinical setting work experience. Students improve skills in executing procedures introduced in Radiologic Procedures I, II, and III; and practiced in previous clinical practicums. Students activities are under direct supervision before competency evaluation and under indirect supervision after competency evaluation. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 1153.

RADT 2255. Adv Clin Rad Tech I. 0-28-6 Units.

Provides students with continued clinical setting work experience. Students improve skills in executing procedures introduced in Radiologic Procedures I, II, III, and IV; and practiced in previous clinical practicums. Students activities are under direct supervision before competency evaluation and under indirect supervision after competency evaluation. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 2254.

RADT 2256. Advanced Clinical Rad Tech II. 0-28-6 Units.

Provides a culminating clinical setting work experience which allows the student to synthesize information and procedural instruction provided throughout the Radiologic Technology program. Emphasis is placed on skill level improvements and final completion of all required competencies presented in previous courses and practiced in previous clinical Radiologic Technology courses. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under indirect supervision. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: RADT 2255.