Radiologic Technology RAT.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Radiologic Technology
Effective as of Fall 2015

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you have a desire to help people with health issues and/or injuries? Do you love technology? If so, then Radiologic Technology might be for you! Radiologic Technologists (Radiographers) are the radiologic sciences professionals that perform radiographic (x-ray) procedures on patients in hospitals, imaging center, and physician offices. Radiographers work in the emergency room, operating room, and imaging departments performing imaging (x-ray) studies to be used to diagnose injury and/or disease. Radiographers need a high level of knowledge and skill in communication, technology, critical thinking, and the desire to help people that are injured or ill. Sinclair’s Radiologic Technology Program has experience faculty and a state-of-the-art x-ray lab that will help prepare graduates to work as an entry-level radiographer. Sinclair’s program has excellent pass rates on the national certification exam and a high job placement rate.

What is the program about?

As a specialized discipline within the radiologic science profession, radiographers perform medical imaging procedures to aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. Graduates will be eligible to apply for the national credentialing examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Successful completion of the ARRT credentialing examination simultaneously satisfies the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Radiologic Licensure Program requirements.

The Radiologic Technology program is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters on a full-time basis when the student begins the technical portion of the program. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. Completion of prerequisites and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical attitudes and behaviors.
  • Demonstrate competence in the delivery of clinical practice with entry-level skills.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate effective communication.

Career Opportunities

A career in Radiologic Technology can lead in many directions. Graduates may find employment in comprehensive hospitals, suburban or rural outpatient centers or physician offices. Completion of this associate degree program can also lead to additional educational opportunities such as higher degree programs in management, education, etc. and advanced imaging programs designed to prepare radiographers for specialization in imaging modalities such as Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), etc.

Transferability

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Prerequisites

  • ALH 1101 AND HIM 1101 AND MAT 1470 AND RAT 1101 AND BIO 1121 AND ENG 1101
  • and Approval of Department

Credentials

Graduates of this Associate of Applied Science program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) examination. Successful completion of the radiography certification exam is a requirement for employment in most institutions. Applicants for the ARRT are required to comply with state and federal laws. A pre-application may be made to ARRT in order to obtain a ruling regarding eligibility for the examination. Students with specific questions about legal issues are encouraged to contact the ARRT directly or review the ethics section of their website at www.arrt.org. Licensure is also required in Ohio, and graduates of the program qualify for a full Ohio radiographer license upon successful completion of the ARRT examination.Criminal background checks are required for all students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program. See online admissions packet for additional information.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 1222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
MAT 1470 College Algebra 3
RAT 1101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology 2
RAT 1111 Clinical Practicum I 1
RAT 1121 Radiographic Procedures I 4
RAT 1131 Patient Care in Radiologic Technology 3
RAT 1212 Clinical Practicum II 2
RAT 1222 Radiographic Procedures II 5
RAT 1241 Radiologic Sciences I 3
RAT 2413 Clinical Practicum III 3
RAT 2415 Radiographic Pathology 3
RAT 2423 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RAT 2442 Radiologic Sciences II 4
RAT 2514 Clinical Practicum IV 3
RAT 2526 Capstone in Radiologic Technology 4
RAT 2543 Radiologic Sciences III 2
(COM 2211 OR COM 2206) 3
(PSY 1100 OR SOC 1101) 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL. 60606-3182. 312-704-5300 mail@jrcert.org or www.jrcert.org


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