Introduction to Computers
- Credit Hours: 3
This course covers basic computer history, theory and applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, and the operating system.
Radiographers (X-ray technologists) assist radiologists (MDs) in performing examinations of the body to rule out or confirm and identify fractures or disease. To accomplish this, radiographers must be well-trained in using highly technical X-ray equipment and applying specialized techniques. Radiographers study human anatomy and physiology, pathology, exposure techniques, positioning, fluoroscopic procedures, radiation protection, trauma and mobile radiography. Elective topics in radiation therapy, ultrasound, C.T. and MRI are also provided.
The Radiologic Technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and by the S.C. Radiation Quality Standards Association. Please see our Program Effectiveness Data, Program Assessment Outcomes, and the Radiologic Technology Policy and Procedure Manual.
Joint Review Committee on Educational Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-3182 (312) 704-5300
Graduates are eligible to take the ARRT examination. Upon successful completion, students receive the designation of Registered Radiologic Technologist RT(R).
Required rotations through various hospitals, offices, trauma centers and immediate care areas of radiology are scheduled for certain days. Evenings and weekends are scheduled by the program to enhance their clinical education experience. These rotations are required.
Learning experiences for students in the Radiologic Technology Degree Program are provided in classrooms and pre-clinical laboratories on the Airport Campus in the Health Sciences Building. Required clinical experiences (externships/internships) are arranged through affiliations with local hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Students are required to purchase and maintain a set of standard white uniforms, laboratory coats, white shoes and a name pin (approximate cost of $450), radiography books and manuals (approximate cost of $1100) and membership fees in professional organizations (approximate cost of $35).
In addition to the college’s placement test and the admissions requirements of the Health Sciences department, specific eligibility and admissions criteria to the Radiologic Technology program are:
To participate in the clinical education portion of the program, the applicant must possess additional non-academic skills. These technical standards are consistent with the duties of the entry level radiographer in a professional position. The applicant should have the:
A merit admission opportunity is available for highly qualified applicants.
The merit application submission deadline for a Fall 2020 or 2021 clinical start date is January 14, 2020.
|CPT-101||Introduction to Computers||3|
|ENG-101||English Comp I||3|
|Approved Humanities Course||3|
|RAD-101||Introduction to Radiography||2|
|RAD-110||Radiographic Imaging I||3|
|RAD-115||Radiographic Imaging II||3|
|RAD-130||Radiographic Procedures I||3|
|RAD-136||Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RAD-153||Applied Radiography I||3|
|RAD-155||Applied Radiography I||5|
|RAD-165||Applied Radiography II||5|
|RAD-220||Selected Imaging Topics||3|
|RAD-225||Selected Radiographic Topics||2|
|RAD-235||Radiography Seminar I||1|
|RAD-258||Advanced Radiography I||8|
|RAD-268||Advanced Radiography II||8|