Dec 07, 2022
(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)
This is a selective admission, limited-enrollment program that prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions as a radiologic technologist in a clinic or hospital setting. The courses are progressive, with successive courses building on preceding courses. The successful completion of each course, in sequence with a program GPA of 2.50 and higher, is required. Students will learn the theory and principles of radiation production, radiographic techniques, and the fundamentals of patient care through the combination of lectures, textbooks, slides, videos, hand-outs, practice in the on-campus lab, and actual clinical participation. Students completing the program will be eligible to take the national registry exam offered by the ARRT and the state licensure exam.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Provide patient care and education during radiographic procedures in compliance with ASRT practice standards and within the ASRT scope of practice.
- Articulate radiographic terminology utilized within radiographic procedures and reports.
- Describe the fundamental principles of radiation, x-ray production, and radiation interaction with matter.
- Identify appropriate radiographic procedures to demonstrate anatomical structures and pathology as indicated by patient condition.
- Apply basic principles of radiation safety for radiographers, patients, and the public.
- Describe the basic concepts and techniques of pharmacology including diagnostic contrast agents and intravenous medication.
- Perform basic radiographic procedures safely and effectively including proper patient positioning and correct image production, analysis, and storage.
- Operate radiographic equipment properly and safely, including radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile and tomographic equipment.
- Identify appropriate actions for situations requiring critical thinking, applying legal and ethical concepts as well as clinical standards for decision making.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, radiologic technologist.
A minimum of 76.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
Required Support Course
1.00 semester credit hour is required.
All courses, 47.00 semester credit hours, are required.
General Education Prerequisites
The following general education prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C (70%) or better for a student to be continued in the Radiologic Technology program:
- Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
- Anatomy and Physiology II and Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of D (60%) or better to be continued in the Radiologic Technology program.
A student who is dropped from the program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the general education courses but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the Radiologic Technology program in a future cycle.
Required Courses in General Education
Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 26.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. *
8.00 Semester Credit Hours of Anatomy and Physiology With Lab
4.00 Semester Credit Hours in Computer Applications
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in English Composition or Literature
1.00 Semester Credit Hours in Information Literacy
4.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (College Algebra or above)
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Speech
* Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 26.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.
Personal and Professional Development Courses
2.00 semester credit hours are required.