Radiological Technology

RAD 10101 Introduction to Radiologic Sciences

Introduces students to the field of radiology. The course provides an overview of the role and responsibilities of a radiographer. It also covers the fundamental concepts of ethics and law issues. One-hour lecture. Internet course fee required. Prerequisites: Met RAD academic requirements and official acceptance into the RAD program.

Offered Fall for 1 Semester hours.

RAD 10202 Radiation Physics

Introduces the principles of x-ray production, types of radiation, interactions, and applications in diagnostic imaging. Two-hour lecture. Course fee required. Prerequisites: Met RAD academic requirements and official acceptance into RAD program.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

RAD 11103 Radiographic Positioning and Imaging Procedures I

Introduces students to human anatomy, patient positioning, imaging principles, and evaluation criteria used in clinical practice. The course focuses on the following areas: chest, abdomen, and upper appendicular skeleton. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Internet hybrid fee required. Prerequisites: Met RAD academic requirements and official acceptance into RAD program.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

RAD 11204 Radiographic Positioning and Imaging Procedures II

The course focuses on the following areas: lower appendicular and axial skeletons. Builds upon the knowledge gained in RAD 11103. Threehour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisites: RAD 11103 and met RAD academic requirements.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

RAD 11304 Imaging and Processing I

Provides a knowledge base in factors that control image production process and image quality criteria for taking and evaluating radiographic images are covered. In addition, problem solving techniques and factors that affect image quality are introduced. Four-hour lecture,. Internet hybrid fee required. Prerequisites RAD 10202 and met RAD academic requirements.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

RAD 11401 Clinical Education

Provides students an opportunity to perform the skills that they are currently obtaining in RAD 10101 and RAD 11103. Focus is on the following areas: clinical orientation, imagining principles and routine views of clinical sites, imaging equipment used at clinical practice, patient positioning of chest, abdomen, and upper appendicular skeleton. Eight (8) clinical hours. Prerequisites: Met RAD academic requirements, official acceptance into the RAD program, CPR certification, background checks, drug screen analysis as per clinical site, and Trajecsys registration fee.

Offered Fall for 1 Semester hours.

RAD 11502 Clinical Education I

Provides students with an opportunity to perform the skills that they have obtained in RAD 11103, RAD 11204, and RAD 11304. Sixteen (16) clinical hours. Course fee required. Prerequisites: RAD 11401 and met RAD academic requirements.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

RAD 11601 Computed Tomography

Introduces students to the basic principles of computed tomography standards used in the clinical practice. The course will focus on the following areas: computed tomography generations, components, operations, processes, and radiation protection. One-hour lecture. Course fee required. Prerequisites: RAD 21503 and met RAD academic requirements.

Offered Spring for 1 Semester hours.

RAD 21204 Clinical Education II

Provides students with an opportunity to perform the skills that they have obtained in RAD 11401and RAD 11502. Thirty-two (32) clinical hours. Course fee required. Prerequisites: RAD 11502 and met RAD academic requirements.

Offered Summer for 4 Semester hours.

RAD 21402 Imaging and Processing II

Introduces the imaging equipment and its design used in clinical practice. Establishes the basic knowledge of types of computers and software also used in the clinical practice. Two-hour lecture. Prerequisites: RAD 11304 and met RAD academic requirements. (

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

RAD 21503 Clinical Education III

Provides students an opportunity to perform the skills that they have obtained in RAD 11401, RAD 11502 and RAD 21204. Twentyfour (24) clinical hours. Course fee required. Prerequisites: RAD 21204 and met RAD academic requirements.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

RAD 21701 Radiologic Pathology

Introduces students to pathological conditions and basic pharmacology concepts. Describes the systemic classifications of diseases in terms of etiology, types, common sites, complications, and prognosis. Radiographic appearances, procedures, and techniques including the diagnostic contrast agents and/or intravenous medications used in imaging diseases and trauma are examined. One-hour lecture. Course fee required. Prerequisites: RAD 21102 and met RAD academic requirements.

Offered Fall for 1 Semester hours.

RAD 21801 Basic Radiographic Seminar

Provides students an opportunity to begin refining the knowledge that they have obtained throughout their studies in order to prepare to take the National Certification Exam in Radiography. Course fee required, Prerequisites: RAD 21204, RAD 21102, and met RAD academic requirements.

Offered Fall for 1 Semester hours.

RAD 21802 Radiographic Seminar

Provides students an opportunity to refine the knowledge that they have obtained throughout their studies in order to prepare to take the National Certification Exam in Radiography. It also prepares students for job interviews upon graduation. Course fee required. Prerequisites: RAD 21801 and met RAD academic requirements.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

RAD 28801-04 Selected Topics in Radiologic Technology

Offers students an opportunity to explore topics in radiology that are not generally found in our Radiologic Technology classes. Course fee may be required. Prerequisite: Met academic requirements of RAD program.

Offered On Demand for 1-4 Semester hours.

RAD 29901-03 Directed Studies in Radiologic Technology

Independent study and/or research under the supervision of an instructor in radiologic technology. May include directed research and readings, formal in-depth study of a topic of special interest to the student, individual projects, special educational experiences, or a practicum in which theories and their practical applications are brought together in a single educational experience. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, the completion of at least one semester of RAD courses, and permission of the instructor and program director. Course fee may be required. Prerequisite: Met academic requirements of RAD program. 

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.

RCP 10403 Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology

The most frequently encountered diseases and syndromes are presented in detail. Emphasis is placed on: etiology, signs and symptoms, pathology, clinical manifestations, secular, and treatment. Special emphasis is placed on the respiratory therapist’s role in the recognition and treatment of pulmonary disease. The student completing the course is expected to have a firm understanding of the diseases discussed. Understanding the nature of the disease allows rational decisions in providing treatment and patient education. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisite: successful completion of program sequence. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.