AS Radiologic Technology Program Course Descriptions

CourseCourse DescriptionTextbook
BIOL150
Anatomy & Physiology I (3cr)
This course provides the student with an overview of human anatomy and physiology in the framework of organ systems. The course is aimed at an audience of non-physician medical professionals, and as a part of that end, the anatomical component of the course emphasizes cross-sectional anatomy as seen on planar and cross-sectional medical imaging such as CT, PET, and MRI images.Required:
The Human Body in Health & Disease, 7th ed.
Kevin T. Patton, Ph.D. and Gary A. Thibodeau, Ph.D.
Elsevier (2018)
ISBN: 9780323402101
Retail Price: $75.95
BIOL155
Anatomy & Physiology II (3cr)
During this course, the student will be introduced to various pathological conditions occurring in the human body along with the radiographic findings associated with each condition. Each system of the human body will be examined, and topics will also include hereditary diseases, immune reactions, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL150)
Required:
Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 7th ed.
Ronald Eisenberg, MD, JD, FACR and Nancy M. Johnson, M.Ed., RT(R)(CT)(CV)(QM), FASRT
Mosby (2020)
ISBN-13: 978-0323566704
Retail Price: $41.81 (rent) | $98.16 (buy)
SCI120
Nutrition (3cr)
This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of nutrition, including the micro and macronutrients found in food and how the body processes them. The relationship between diet and health is also discussed. Students will learn principles of planning a balanced diet and how to make healthier food choices.Required:
Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 12th Edition
Ruth A. Roth; Kathy L. Wehrle
ISBN-10: 1-305-94582-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-305-94582-1
Retail Price: $86.95
SCI122
Chemistry (3cr)
This course provides a survey of basic facts and principles of general, organic and biochemistry.  Topics include measurement, molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, solutions, acid-base chemistry, gas laws, and the structure, properties and reactions of major organic and biological groups.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical concepts.Required:
Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, 13th ed.
Karen Timberlake
Pearson (2017)
ISBN-13: 978-0134421353
Retail Price: $94.00
MATH103
Introduction to College Math (3cr)
This course is designed to help you review, learn, and retain the fundamentals of basic arithmetic and basic algebra.  The mathematical principles are designed to prepare students entry-level positions including allied health professions.Required:
Basic College Mathematics with P.O.W.E.R Learning
Sherri Messersmith, Lawrence Perez, and Robert Feldman
McGraw-Hill Education, 1st edition (January 15, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0073406244
Retail Price: $284.84

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MATH190
Applied Mathematics (3cr)

This course focuses on an introduction to real analysis. Geometry, trigonometry, systems of equations and matrices will be discussed along with linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
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MATH105
Algebra I (3cr)
This course reinforces and develops basic algebra skills. The instructional content will focus on rational expressions, exponents, order of operations, variables, equations and inequalities, and graphs of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, systems of linear equations, integer exponents, polynomial expressions, and factoring. All topics include applications and problem solving techniques.Required:
Intermediate Algebra for College Students
Robert Blitzer, 6th Edition, 2013,
PEARSON, ISBN 10: 0-321-75893-5, ISBN 13: 978-0-321-75893-4
Retail Price: $105.94
MATH106
Algebra II (3cr)
This course teaches an introduction to linear algebra. Topics will include complex numbers, geometric vectors in two or three dimensions and their linear transformations, the algebra of matrices, determinants, and solutions of systems of equations, Eigen values an eigenvectors.Required:
Elementary Linear Algebra – Applications Version, 10th ed.
Howard Anton and Chris Rorres
John Wiley & Sons (2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0470559925
Retail Price: $69.50
SOC105
Introduction to Psychology (3cr)
This course provides a general introduction to psychology as the scientific study of behavior and the mind. Sample topics include the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, emotion and motivation, development, abnormal behavior, personality, and social behavior.

Required:
Invitation to Psychology. 8th Edition
Wade, Carolyn et al.
Pearson (2022)
ISBN-13: 978-0134999210
Retail Price: $197.99

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Invitation to Psychology (Subscription)
ISBN-13: 9780135179420
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Invitation to Psychology [RENTAL EDITION]
ISBN-13: 9780134999210
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SOC107
Introduction to Sociology (3cr)
This course provides a broad introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the fundamental concepts of sociological study. Sociological perspectives will be emphasized to allow for critical analysis of research and theories pertaining to culture, society, inequalities in society, and social institutions.Required:
“Sociology The Essentials”
Margaret L. Andersen and Howard F. Taylor
Cengage Learning 2016
ISBN-13:  978-1-305-50308-3
Retail Price: $105.66
HUM109
English Composition (3cr)
This course is designed to equip students with the foundational writing skills necessary to succeed in the academic and professional communities. In this course, students will be introduced to writing as a process, gain an understanding of the structure of an essay, learn editing and proofreading techniques, an become proficient in research and documentation methods. The primary focus of this course is writing development with integration of critical thinking, active reading, grammar and punctuation rules, and research documentation.Required:
Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide, Fifteenth Edition
Laurie G. Kirszner; Stephen R. Mandell
Macmillan
ISBN:9781319330194 (E-Book, Retail price: $58.99)
ISBN:9781319243791 (Paperback, Retail price: $86.99)
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HUM111
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3cr)
This course provides an introduction to the practical skill of public speaking to prepare students for success in academic and professional environments. In this course, students will engage in the public speaking process, learn techniques to overcome speaking anxiety and the use of visual aids, and gain an understanding of the development, organization, and research required to delivery effective speeches. This course will help students connect public speaking to their own lives and find ways to make meaningful and ethical connections with their audiences.Required:
Speech Craft, 2nd ed.
Joshua Gunn (University of Texas, Austin)
Bedford/St. Martin’s
ISBN: 978-1319343873 (E-Book, Retail price: $43.99)
ISBN: 978-1319201562 (Paperback, Retail price: $44.99)
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HUM113
Information Systems/Computer Science (3cr)
This course provides an introduction to computers and information systems. Hardware and software concepts will be discussed, along with programming, operating systems, cloud computing, system life cycle, communication, and security.Required:
Computing Essentials 2021 28th Edition Authors: Timothy O’Leary and Linda O’Leary and Daniel O’Leary
ISBN 978-1-260-32399-3 (bound edition)
ISBN 978-1-264-08276-6 (loose-leaf edition)
Retail Price: $70.50
SCI115
Medical Terminology (1cr)

This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of medical terminology. Included will be an introduction to medical terms as related to body systems and organs in the human.
Required:
Medical Terminology Online with Elsevier Adaptive Learning for Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 8th ed. Chabner
https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/product/9780323479844?role=student (Links to an external site.)
ISBN: 9780323479844 List: $41.95 Within Evolve Portal: $31.46
Medical Terminology Online with Elsevier Adaptive Learning for Medical

OPTIONAL TEXTBOOK:
Terminology: A Short Course, 8th ed. Chabner
https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/product/9780323479844?role=student (Links to an external site.)
ISBN: 9780323479844 List: $41.95 Within Evolve Portal: $31.46
RTE100
Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences (1cr)
This course provides an introduction to patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic radiation procedures. General patient management topics will also be discussed.Required:
Patient Care in Radiography, 10th ed.
Ruth Ann Ehrlich, RT(R) and Dawn M Coakes, RT(R)(CT)
Mosby (2021)
ISBN-13: 978-0323654401
Price: $84.98 (Paperback) $57.59 (eBook)
RTE110
Radiographic Procedures I (2cr)
This course includes terminology, principles, and procedures involved in routine radiographic positioning for demonstration of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremities. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure.Required:
Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Vol. Set 1-3 14th Edition;
Bruce Long, Jeannean Hall Rollins, and Barbara Smith
Mosby Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323566674
Retail Price: $247.98

Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 14th Edition WORKBOOK;
Bruce Long, Jeannean Hall Rollins, and Barbara Smith
Mosby Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323597043
Retail Price: 76.40
RTE210
Radiographic Procedures II (3cr)
This course includes principles and procedures involved in the radiographic positioning of the spinal column, pelvic girdle, upper extremities, lower extremities, urinary and digestive system, and mobile and trauma radiography procedures. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure.
Prerequisite: Radiographic Procedures I (RTE110)
Required:
Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Vol. Set 1-3 14th Edition;
Bruce Long, Jeannean Hall Rollins, and Barbara Smith
Mosby Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323566674
Retail Price: $247.98

Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 14th Edition WORKBOOK;
Bruce Long, Jeannean Hall Rollins, and Barbara Smith
Mosby Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323597043
Retail Price: 76.40
RTE212
Radiographic Procedures III (3cr)
This course includes principles and procedures involved in radiographic positioning of the bony thorax, entire cranium, facial bones, and venipuncture. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure.
Prerequisite: Radiographic Procedures II (RTE210)
Required:
Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Vol. Set 1-3 14th Edition;
Bruce Long, Jeannean Hall Rollins, and Barbara Smith
Mosby Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323566674
Retail Price: $247.98

Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 14th Edition WORKBOOK;
Bruce Long, Jeannean Hall Rollins, and Barbara Smith
Mosby Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323597043
Retail Price: 76.40
RTE120
Medical Ethics and Law (1cr)
This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of medical ethics and law. Included will be an examination and discussion of bioethics of clinical cases.Required:
Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professions, 4th ed.
Nguiyen, Jaime
Elsevier (2019)
ISBN-13: 978-0323496414
Retail Price: $47.97
RTE214
Radiation Physics (1cr)
This course focuses on applying the fundamental radiation physics concepts to radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on: Types of radiation, radiation interactions, radiation production, and characteristics of machines used to produce radiation.Required:
Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection, 11th edition,
Stewart Bushong.
Elsevier, St. Louis, MO, 2017
ISBN-13 : 978-0323429443
Retail Price: $86.39 (https://evolve.elsevier.com)
RTE215
Principles of Radiographic Exposure (2cr)
This course provides students with the basic concepts of atomic structure, electricity, and electromagnetism.  The student will gain knowledge of radiation-producing equipment, production of radiation, radiation interactions with matter, and the foundation of image production, quality, and equipment.  Concepts of radiation safety and protection will be discussed.Required:
Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection, 11th edition,
Stewart Bushong.
Elsevier, St. Louis, MO, 2017
ISBN-13 : 978-0323429443
Retail Price: $86.39 (https://evolve.elsevier.com)

Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science, 5th edition
Richard R. Carlton and Arlene M. Adler
Cengage Learning (2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1111320546
Retail Price $61.49 (rent for 12 months from https://www.cengage.com)

Additional References/Resource Material Available
Workbook to Accompany Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science, 5th edition
Richard R. Carlton and Arlene M. Adler
Cengage Learning (2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1439058701
Retail Price: $73.96 (new)
RTE115
Introduction to Imaging Principles (1cr)
This course provides an introduction to the technology used in medical imaging. It covers the historical progression of radiologic technology from the discovery of x-rays to modern day advanced modalities. Basic concepts covered include x-ray generation, tubes, image receptors, and display. Also covered are Radiology department workflow and introduction to radiation protection, standards and personnel and patient protection and monitoring.
Required:
Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging, 3rd ed.
James N. Johnston, Ph.D., RT(R)(CV) and Terri L. Fauber, Ed.D., RT(R)(M)
Mosby (2019)
ISBN-13: 978-0323566681
Retail Price $94.85
RTE216
Digital Imaging (1cr)
This course provides an understanding of the components, principles, and operation of computed radiography and direct digital radiography. Principles of image acquisition, display, manipulation, storage, and retrieval are discussed, as well as digital system quality assurance and maintenance. Students will learn advanced concepts in digital imaging acquisition to enable them to apply those concepts in the clinical setting.Required:
Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection, 11th edition,
Stewart Bushong.
Elsevier, St. Louis, MO, 2017
ISBN-13 : 978-0323429443
Retail Price: $86.39 (https://evolve.elsevier.com)

Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science, 5th edition
Richard R. Carlton and Arlene M. Adler
Cengage Learning (2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1111320546
Retail Price $61.49 (rent for 12 months from https://www.cengage.com)

Additional References/Resource Material Available
Workbook to Accompany Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science, 5th edition
Richard R. Carlton and Arlene M. Adler
Cengage Learning (2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1439058701
Retail Price: $73.96 (new)
RTE220
Advanced Modalities (1cr)
This course covers the introduction of advanced modalities beginning with Computed Tomography (all generations) up to modern multi-detector systems. It examines the introduction and historical development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging including needed basic physics principles used in image formation. Also included are special techniques such as angiography and breast tomosynthesis.Required
Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Vol. Set 1-3, 13th edition
Bruce W. Long, Jeannean Hall Rollins, and Barbara J. Smith
Mosby Elsevier (2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0323263412
Retail Price: $238.40 (https://evolve.elsevier.com)
RTE218
Radiation Biology and Protection (2cr)
This course focuses on introducing fundamental radiation biology concepts. Emphasis is placed on radiation interactions, cell damage, cell survival curves, cell sensitivity and response, factors affecting cell response, tissue kinetics, effects on the fetus, biological models, and radiobiological risk assessment. Radiation safety and protection practices will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on ALARA practices, radiation sources, and procedural practice.Required:
Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 8th ed.
Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer, Paula J. Visconti, E. Russell Ritenour, Kelli Welch Haynes
Elsevier Health Services. (2018)
ISBN: 978-0323446662
Retail Price: $51.95
RTE222
Radiography Review and Capstone (1cr)
This course is designed to correlate scientific components of radiography to entry level knowledge required by the profession.Required:
Lange’s Q & A Radiography Examination, 9th ed.
Dorothy Saia
Appleton & Lange (2018)
ISBN-13: 978-1259863578
Retail Price: $51.25
RTE150
Clinical Practice I (4cr)
This is the first clinical rotation assigning students to supervised clinical experiences in radiography. This course consists of supervised rotations through routine diagnostic areas. Students will perform radiologic examinations on patients under direct supervision of a technologist until competency has been achieved. Students will rotate through various clinical areas such as the emergency room, portable radiography, surgery, and outpatient imaging. This course is competency-based. The student can expect a schedule of approximately 21 hours per week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL150), Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL155), Introduction to Imaging Principles (RTE115), Radiation Physics (RTE214), Radiographic Procedures I (RTE110), Radiographic Procedures II (RTE210)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship Handbook

Trajecsys Platform (approx. $105 annual fee paid by the student)

Clinical Uniform: Scrubs to be purchased by the student (approx. $40 fee applies).  Make sure scrubs are light graphite/light grey in color.
RTE250
Clinical Practice II (4cr)
This is the second and final clinical rotation assigning students to supervised clinical experiences in radiography. This course consists of supervised rotations through routine diagnostic areas. Students will perform radiologic examinations on patients under direct supervision of a technologist until competency has been achieved. Students will rotate through various clinical areas such as the emergency room, portable radiography, surgery, and outpatient imaging. This course is competency-based. The student can expect a schedule of approximately 21 hours per week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisite: Clinical Practice I (RTE150)
Radiologic Technology Clinical Internship Handbook

Trajecsys Platform (approx. $105 annual fee paid by the student)

Clinical Uniform: Scrubs to be purchased by the student (approx. $40 fee applies).  Make sure scrubs are light graphite/light grey in color.