The Radiography program prepares students to practice as a proficient, professional radiographer in culturally diverse health care settings. Through courses in patient care and education, radiographic procedures, radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation and clinical practice, students progress from the learning phase to the multiskilled, practitioner phase. Students will be prepared with the skills necessary to perform radiologic examinations that produce high-quality diagnostic images to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of patient disease. The program is structured to allow students to earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and qualify and prepare them for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) board exam upon successful completion of all required courses. The Radiography program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606; telephone 312-704-5300; firstname.lastname@example.org. One of the necessary standards for admission is for the student to submit evidence of physical examination and immunizations as outlined on the Radiography Program Health Assessment form. The health assessment must indicate with reasonable accommodation that the applicant can: * Work eight to ten hours per day performing physical tasks such as sitting, lifting, bending, turning, carrying and moving around the physical environment * Perform fine motor movements needed to manipulate instruments and equipment * Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with peers, patients and physicians * Monitor and assess patients' needs using auditory and visual skills * Monitor radiation exposure by visual and auditory mode * Work safely with patients who are susceptible or are in the contagious stage(s) of communicable diseases * Establish and work toward goals in a responsible manner * Work as a member of the health care team to care for patients while delivering ionizing radiation and maintaining high standards of professionalism
Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
- All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes.
- Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework.
- Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework.
- The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below.
- Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course.
- Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test.
- Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score.
- Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score.
- Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score.
- Complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 in the same semester you take DVM-0031.
General Education - English Composition
General Education - Interpersonal Communication
General Education - Mathematics
General Education - Science
General Education - Social Sciences