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Radiologic Technology (RAD)

RAD 1002 - Radiographic Phlebotomy

Students become familiar with the equipment and procedure to collect blood samples, the proper approach to patients, and will practice techniques until proficient. The organization and operation of laboratories in a variety of institutions will be taught. This course will include venipuncture, venous anatomy, supplies and procedual techniques specific for the Radiography student per ARRT accreditation guidelines. This course is an introductory course. Upon completion students are not awarded certificates nor can they sit for a national certification exam. Pre-requisite: RAD 1303 Introduction to Radiography.
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 1303 - Introduction To Radiography

This course will consider important aspects of the profession of radiologic technology for the beginning radiologic technology student. Topics will include basic radiation protection, the history of radiologic technology, an overview of the profession, the production of radiographic images, patient care, and professional ethics and medico-legal considerations toward defining the role of the radiographer as a member of the health care team. Prerequisite: Departmental approval .
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 1404 - Radiographic Procedures I

This course is designed to give students a sound basis for the positioning of patients for radiographic procedures which demonstrate anatomical structures and organs of the body. This course includes: positioning nomenclature, positioning of the chest, abdomen, and contrast studies. This course provides precise and detailed information on the various positions and will be supplemented with instruction and application in the skills lab and clinical setting. Prerequisite: Departmental approval .
Units: 4
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 1502 - Clinical Education I

This course is designed to orient the student Radiographer to the hospital setting and its procedures. Students learn through observation and assistance in the clinical setting. Preparation includes: Introduction to Radiography, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Medical Terminology, and Radiographic Procedures I. Students will begin practical experiences such as: the application of ethical conduct, patient care procedures involving physical and emotional needs, basic radiation protection principles, and assistance/observation of patient positioning and radiographic exposure. Prerequisite: Departmental approval .
Units: 2
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 1512 - Clinical Education II

This course is a continuation of RAD 1502 and is designed to further the student's proficiency in the clinical setting. The student will have the opportunity to apply theory in the clinical setting with emphasis on patient care procedures, exposure techniques, protection and positioning. Prerequisites: RAD 1303, RAD 1404, RAD 1502; Co-Requisite: Phlebotomy
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 1704 - Radiographic Procedures II

This course provides instruction in the radiographic positioning of structures and organs of the human body, and is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures I. Positioning includes upper extremities, lower extremities, hip, pelvis, cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum, coccyx, sternum, and ribs. The course will provide precise and detailed information on positions and will be supplemented with instruction and application in the lab and clinical site. Prerequisite: RAD 1303, RAD 1404.
Units: 4
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 1802 - Radiographic Exposure

This course is designed to give students a sound basis for formulating exposure techniques needed to obtain the most accurate radiographs for patient diagnosis. Factors affecting radiographic quality, including density, contrast, detail and distortion will be discussed as well as automatic exposure controls, technique charts, image receptors, beam restricting devices, grids, and screens. Prerequisite: RAD 1303, RAD 1404, RAD 1502
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 1803 - Radiographic Procedures III

This course provides instruction in the radiographic positioning of structures and organs of the human body, and is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures II. Positioning for skull, facial bones, mandible, sinuses, orbits, optic foramina, pediatric and trauma variations, and portable examinations are covered. The course shall provide precise and detailed information on the various positions and will be supplemented with instruction and application in the skills lab and clinical site. The skills lab will be held during the class period. Prerequisites: RAD 1512 , RAD 1704, RAD 1802, RAD 1902.
Units: 3
Offered: Summer Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 1902 - Radiation Protection & Biology

This course provides information on radiation protection, basic interaction of radiation and matter and the biologic effects of ionizing radiation. Dose limits for human exposure to radiation and implementation of patient and personnel radiation protection practices are included. Prerequisites: RAD 1303, RAD 1404, RAD 1502.
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2002 - Clinical Education III

This course is a continuation of RAD 1512 and is designed to further the student's proficiency in the clinical setting. The student will perform supervised diagnostic procedures with refinement of experience gained in Clinical Education I and II. Prerequisites: RAD 1512 , RAD 1704, RAD 1802, RAD 1902.
Units: 2
Offered: Summer Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2302 - Radiation Physics

This course is the study of basic electricity to include magnetism, magnetic induction, and transformers. Student is introduced to interactions of x-rays with matter, basic x-ray circuits, methods of rectification, construction of x-ray tubes, and methods of radiation detection and measurement. Principle of CT and ultrasound and preventative maintenance for x-ray machines are included. Prerequisites: RAD 1803, RAD 2002. Fall.
Units: 2
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2503 - Advanced Radiographic Procedures

This course is intended to present an introduction to advanced radiographic procedures, and other special imaging modalities. These include angiographic, cardiovascular and interventional, and other invasive contrast and non-contrast procedures and the environment in which they are performed. Skills lab activities are integrated throughout the class period. Prerequisites: RAD 1803, RAD 2002. Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2603 - Clinical Education IV

This course is a continuation of RAD 2002 and is designed to reinforce technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures and to develop a better under-standing of more intricate procedures. Emphasis is placed on patient care, application of radiation protection principles, medical ethics, and exposure factor principles. Prerequisite: RAD 1803, RAD 2002. Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2703 - Clinical Education V

This course is a continuation of RAD 2603 and is designed to refine technical skills in trauma and portable radiography and to progress towards completion of the students final clinical competencies. Prerequisite: RAD 2302, RAD 2503, RAD 2603. Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2803 - Radiographic Pathology

This course will provide a general overview of diseases. This will include an introduction to pathology and associated terminology, description of specific disease, radiographic appearance, methods of detection, and treatment methods. Course will include review of appropriate radiographs. Prerequisites: RAD 2302, RAD 2503, RAD 2603. Spring
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2901 - Clinical Education VI

This course is a continuation of RAD 2703 and is designed to finalize technical skills in all areas of clinical education. Radiographic procedures are performed with limited supervision in order to refine experiences gained in Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, and V. All competencies must be completed. Prerequisites: RAD 2803, RAD 2902, RAD 2703. Summer.
Units: 1
Offered: Summer Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2902 - Image Quality And Processing

This course will provide information on image processing and quality assurance. The automatic film processor, its components, maintenance and malfunctions are discussed. Digital radiography systems and picture archiving and communication systems will be included. Criteria for image evaluation, including density, contrast, detail, distortion, artifacts, fog, noise and image degradation is provided. Prerequisites: RAD 2503, , RAD 2302, RAD 2603. Spring.
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2903 - Image Quality And Processing

This course will discuss the various aspects of film, screens, cassettes, and processing; their relationships and their influence of radiographic imaging. The concepts and mechanics of quality assurance are covered, as well as evaluation of the quality of radiographs. Prerequisite: RAD 2303, RAD 2503, RAD 2603.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Radiologic Technology Program

RAD 2913 - Radiographic Seminar

This course provides an overview of the course materials presented throughout the program. Students will perform simulated registry examinations to prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists registry examination taken at the completion of the program. Prerequisites: RAD 2803, RAD 2902, RAD 2703. Summer.
Units: 3
Offered: Summer Semesters
Area: Radiologic Technology Program