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Radiologic (X-Ray) Technology A.A.S.

Radiologic (X-Ray) Technology A.A.S. (TP/SS)

Revised: Effective Semester - Summer 2008

Students who plan to major in radiologic (x-ray) technology will be assigned the temporary major of pre-radiologic (x-ray) technology, with POS code 520, until they are officially admitted to the radiologic (x-ray) technology program. Students may take preparatory courses and courses that fulfill general education requirements during the waiting period. As an alternative to being assigned a temporary major, students waiting for admission to the radiologic (x-ray) technology program may choose to major in general studies or any other open-admission program. Admissions, Enrollment Management at Takoma Park/Silver Spring will assign a matriculated code once students are admitted to the radiologic (x-ray) technology program.

This curriculum requires a minimum of two years of didactic and clinical experience. It offers a basic general education as well as an in-depth study of radiologic technology (including assessment of critical thinking skills) which is supported by extensive clinical experience. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and course objectives are mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive the A.A.S. and will be eligible to apply to take the certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Radiographers are eligible for employment in the radiology departments of hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices. The curriculum has been designed to provide a transfer option for students who elect to continue studies beyond the A.A.S.

Each of the radiologic technology courses builds upon material offered in the previous course. A grade of C or better in each radiologic technology course must be achieved before advancing to the next semester or summer session.

This is a selective program with specific admissions requirements. For additional information, contact the Admissions Office at the Takoma Park Campus, 240-567-1501, or the program department.

General Education and Other Requirements
General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research


EN 109 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research in the Workplace 3
Mathematics Foundation 3
Speech Foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
PY 102 General Psychology (BSSD) 3
BI 204 Human Anatomy and Physiology I* (NSLD) 4
Other Requirements
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing † 3
BI 205 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CA 120 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
HI 125 Medical Terminology I 2
Program Requirements
RT 101 Radiologic Technology I 4
RT 102 Radiologic Technology II 4
RT 111 Radiographic Positioning I 3
RT 112 Radiographic Positioning II 2
RT 119 Clinical Radiology I‡ 3
RT 120 Clinical Radiology II** 3
RT 124 Clinical Radiology III ‡ 3
RT 125 Clinical Radiology IV ‡ 4
RT 206 Radiologic Technology III‡
RT 207 Radiologic Technology IV ‡ 3
RT 211 Radiographic Positioning III
RT 224 Clinical Radiology V ‡
RT 225 Clinical Radiology VI ‡
RT 240 Radiologic Technology V 2
Total credit hours 70

*  Students should check the prerequisites for this course.
†  EN 101, if needed for EN 102/109 or general elective
‡ New course number and new roman numeral designation.
** New clinical course.

Program Outcomes for the Radiologic Technology A.A.S. Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Obtain success in the clinical and didactic component of the program based on an environment that promotes fair and equal educational opportunity.
  • Use effective cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills in the clinical site as a registered radiographer.
  • Demonstrate through performance their competency in radiographic and patient care skills.
  • Value and respect patient and peer diversity.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Pass the ARRT National registry on the first attempt.
  • Contribute to the health care field as a competent, ethical health care provider.

Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet General Education requirements

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