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Radiography - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.20545

Working under the supervision of a physician, Radiographers (also called Radiologic Technologists) assist in patient care and diagnosis through the use of x-ray equipment to take images of the internal structures of a patient’s body. Radiographers position the patient; provide appropriate patient care; determine and set exposure factors; expose and process the required number of radiographs; prepare and help administer chemical mixtures called contrast media; assist in fluoroscopic examinations; and use radiation protection devices and techniques. Upon successfully completing this program, you are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; ph: 312-704-5300; fx: 312-704-5304;

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
BIO 140W5Essentials Of Human Anatomy & Physiology ______________
OR ______________
BIO 152W(4)Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND ______________
BIO 153W(4)Human Anatomy & Physiology II ______________
OR ______________
BIO 240(4)Human Anatomy AND ______________
BIO 241(4)Physiology ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition II Course ______________
OR ______________
ENG 1133Technical Communication ______________
HSC 1052Medical Terminology ______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________
PSY 101W3Applied Psychology OR ______________
PSY 211W(4)General Psychology ______________

Prior to attempting to register to begin the clinical sequence, you must complete the above courses and the "Validation Application." See Validation Procedures in this catalog for the required process.

First Semester (Fall)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
RAD 1002Basic Science of Medical Imaging ______________
RAD 1054Fundamentals of Radiography ______________
RAD 108W3Introduction to Healthcare and Patient Care ______________
RAD 1302.5Radiographic Procedures 1 ______________
LW 206A1Occupational Wellness 1 ______________

Second Semester (Winter)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
RAD 1102.5Principles of Radiographic Exposure ______________
RAD 120W2Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection ______________
RAD 1221Digital Imaging ______________
RAD 1502.5Radiographic Procedures 2 ______________
RAD 205W1Pharmacology In Imaging ______________
RAD 210W1Pathology in Radiography ______________
RAD 2152.5Radiographic Procedures 3 ______________
LWA 206B.5Occupational Wellness 2 ______________
LWA 206C.5Occupational Wellness 3 ______________

Third Semester (Spring)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
RAD 1356Clinical Education 1 ______________
RAD 140W1Clinical Seminar 1 ______________
RAD 2301Quality Improvement in Imaging ______________
RAD 2352.5Radiographic Procedures 4 ______________
RAD 2641Cross Sectional Imaging ______________

Fourth Semester (Fall)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
RAD 16010Clinical Education 2 ______________
RAD 165W2Clinical Seminar 2 ______________
RAD 2121Advanced Imaging Equipment ______________

Fifth Semester (Winter)

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
RAD 22010Clinical Education 3 ______________
RAD 225W2Clinical Seminar 3 ______________
RAD 258W2Radiography Capstone Seminar ______________

83/88.5Total Credits Required For Associate Degree


1 - Approximately 18 students will be accepted to begin each fall semester for Radiography courses. After successfully completing the prerequisite qualifications, completing an online validation session, and submitting a "Validation Application for Occupational Programs," you will be eligible to register. See Validation Procedures in this catalog for the required process.
2 - Program qualifications include: (a) high school graduate or GED equivalent; (b) be admitted to Delta College; (c) provide transcripts from high school and all other colleges attended.
3 - Validation requirements: (a) LEVEL 4 READING competency; (b) LEVEL 4 MATH Competency. Math courses are to have been taken within the last five years. (c) Successful completion of each of the prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. A minimum grade of "B" (3.0) is required for any BIO course accepted for validation.
4 - Other program requirements: (a) Current CPR certification (for the Professional Rescuer) is required for admission to the clinical sequence. CPR currency must be maintained throughout the program. (b) Submit a completed Health Appraisal Form which requires a negative TB test. (c) Submit evidence of Hepatitis B immunization OR signed waiver form provided during orientation. (d) Complete and sign a release form allowing Delta College Public Safety to complete a background check.
5 - If you are anticipating pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree BIO 152 and BIO 153 are required for most transfer programs.
6 - Radiography Program courses are offered day and evening hours and must be taken together in the sequence shown. Clinical Education courses are conducted primarily during daytime hours; however, off-shifts (second and weekend shifts) will be assigned to meet course objectives.
7 - You must achieve a "C" (2.0) minimum grade in each Radiography course to be eligible to continue in and graduate from the Program. You must comply with all Radiography Program Progression and Retention Policies (copies available from the Health Programs counselor or program faculty.)
8 - In addition to tuition, fees, and textbook costs, you must purchase uniforms, nametags, and clinic shoes; provide your transportation to clinic settings; pay for meals, parking fees, and any medical treatment that may become necessary.
9 - Any student with a previous or current felony or misdemeanor conviction must inform the Radiography Program Coordinator and/or Radiography counselor of said conviction. Students should be aware that a felony or misdemeanor conviction may constitute grounds for ineligibility to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certifying examination. Students should be aware that the current ARRT application form requests that the following information be reported: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor; Misdemeanor speeding convictions related to alcohol or drug use; Pleas of guilty; Plea of nolo contendere; Withheld adjudication; Suspended sentence; Military court-martial. Questions may be directed to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, (651) 687-0048, or
10 - Agency contracts with health care institutions may prohibit students with felony or misdemeanors to enter the facility and thus possibly prohibit course completion and progression in the program.
11 - See also "Dual Degrees."

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