May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

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Program Description

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

1. Facilitate patient care and education in compliance with ASRT practice standards and within the ASRT scope of practice during radiographic procedures.

2. Demonstrate proper communication using appropriate medical and radiographic terminology in the healthcare setting.

3. Explain the fundamental principles of radiation, x-ray production, and radiation interaction with matter.

4. Formulate appropriate radiographic procedures, projections, and adjustments, as needed to demonstrate anatomical structures and pathology and as indicated by patient condition.

5. Adapt basic principles of radiation safety for radiographers, patients, and the public.

6. Perform radiographic procedures as appropriate for an entry level radiographer, including proper patient positioning, use of contrast media, image production, and image analysis.

7. Demonstrate proper and safe usage of radiographic equipment.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, radiologic technologist.

Program Content

A minimum of 76.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Support Course

9.00 semester credit hour is required.

Required Courses

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 degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education (◊includes 6.0 credit hours from Anatomy and Physiology listed in above required) distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of this catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements.*

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

◊Science Semester Credit Hours are satisfied through Anatomy and Physiology requirement listed above.

* 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 24.00 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.

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