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Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology/Science - 60 Credits

This program is offered in collaboration with the Washington Health System School of Radiologic Technology in Washington, Pa. The 24-month program prepares individuals for a career in radiography. Radiologic technologists are part of the medical team that performs diagnostic imaging. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care – these courses are offered at Washington Hospital. Cal U offers the remaining coursework a student needs to fulfill the requirements for the associate degree in applied sciences.

The course of study consists of a balance of classroom theory and clinical education. The clinical education is competency-based and utilizes the Radiology Department, offsite facilities, evenings, weekends and specialty areas of CT, MRI and Interventional Radiology for achievement of the skills and proficiency that are required in the profession of radiography. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Graduates passing the certification examination are recognized as registered technologists. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org).

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

General Education - 21 Credits
COURSECREDITS

Public Speaking and Composition 

 ENG 101 Composition I OR

                           COM 101 Oral Communications                          

3 Crs.

Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy

MAT 181 College Algebra OR

Higher

3 Crs.

Health and Wellness

HSC 315 First Aid & Personal Safety

3 Crs.

Technological Literacy

Any Technological Literacy Course

3 Crs.

Humanities

Any Humanities Course

3 Crs.

Natural Sciences

Any Natural Science Course

3 Crs.

Social Sciences

PSY 100 Intrduction to Psychology OR 

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology     

 3 Crs.


Required Major Courses - 29 Credits

COURSECREDITS
CSC 101 Personal Productivity Software                                                3 crs.
BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I4 crs.
BIO 260 Anatomy and Physiology II4 crs.
PHY 121 General Physics I4 crs.
RAD 103 Radiographic Procedures I2.5 crs.
RAD 105 Radiographic Procedures II2.5 crs.
RAD 107 Radiographic Procedures III1 cr.
RAD 201 Radiographic Procedures IV2.5 crs.
RAD 204 Radiographic Procedures V2.5 crs.
RAD 100 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care2 crs.
RAD 101 Medical Terminology1 cr.


Related Coursework - 8 credits minimum
COURSECREDITS
RAD 104 Radiation Protection and Biology                                              2 crs.
RAD 106 Image Production I2 crs.
RAD 200 Image Production II3 crs.
RAD 203 Image Production III3 crs.
RAD 110 Clinical I6.5 crs.
RAD 120 Clinical II9 crs.
RAD 130 Clinical III8 crs.
RAD 240 Clinical IV6.5 crs.
RAD 250 Clinical V9 crs.
RAD 260 Clinical VI8 crs.
RAD 205 Registry Preparation and Cross Sectional Review2 crs.


                                                          Free Electives - 2 credits minimum

PROGRAM NOTES:

  • All RAD courses will be taught at Washington Hospital.
  • Twenty-seven of the credits must be taken at Cal U.