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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Radiologic Technology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Health Sciences

Health Sciences degree programs consist 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. The limited enrollment courses are offered during the technical portion of the program that includes clinical, practicum, or professional practice experience. The technical section of a program has restrictions on the number of students that may start the limited enrollment courses each term (or year), based on space availability and accreditor guidelines, for example, objective quantitative factors. As a result of this limited class size, there may be a waiting period between completion of the prerequisites and other program requirements for entry into the limited enrollment courses, and the start of those courses. Some programs have instituted a competitive selection process for entry to the limited enrollment/restricted courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet found on the Health Sciences webpage: http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/divisions/hs/

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Program Prerequisites
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Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities; systems of linear and nonlinear equations; matrices; and applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0200 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1470 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0470, College Algebra Booster.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 and MAT 0300 and Other ( with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: The survey course studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, (blood, heart and blood vessels), the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: BIO 1121 & BIO 1222 sequence OR BIO 1141/1147 & BIO 1242/1248 sequence will be accepted in place of BIO 1107/1108.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

Corequisites: BIO 1108

Description:

The lab component of a survey course that studies the structure and function of the human body. Lab work topics include histology, cytology and the anatomy of the skeleton, muscles, nervous system structures, blood components, the heart, blood vessels and structures within the respiratory, digestive, urinary and male and female reproductive systems. Summarization is achieved through the dissection of a preserved fetal pig.

Corequisites: BIO 1107

Description: Introduction to the field of radiologic technology, including history, basic radiation production and safety concepts, patient communication, clinical education, ethical, legal and professional issues.

Notes: Fall and Spring only

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: Radiographic anatomy, equipment manipulation, positioning and image analysis of the thorax, abdomen and appendicular skeleton. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RAT 1127 RAT 1127

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RAT 1121

Description:

Safety and assessment techniques related to care of the patient in a radiography department, including legal and professional aspects, elements of ethical behavior and practical dilemmas, and current infection control practices. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RAT 1137

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RAT 1131

Description: Orientation to clinical facility and radiology department, introduction to competency performance of radiographic procedures, image analysis, radiation protection, patient care and team work. Seven practicum hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Description:

This course is designed to help the student understand the concepts of electromagnetic energy, electricity, x-ray equipment, production of x-radiation and its interaction with matter. Special radiographic equipment including digital radiography and the concepts of radiation safety and protection will also be presented.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description:

Radiographic anatomy, positioning and image analysis of the spine, skull, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, as well as general pharmacological principles as they pertain to radiology. Alternative positioning for trauma and mobile radiography as well as pediatric and geriatric procedures will be covered. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RAT 1121 and RAT 1121 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RAT 1127 RAT 1228

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Corequisites: RAT 1222

Description: Continuation of clinical competency development to include spine, skull, contrast media procedures, mobile and surgical radiography, trauma radiography, exposure factors, radiation protection and image analysis/evaluations. Fourteen practicum hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RAT 1111 and Restricted to Majors

Description:

Principles of digital imaging technology to include applications in exposure formulation, image quality factors and variables, and image management processes. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: RAT 1241 and RAT 1241 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RAT 1127 RAT 2448

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RAT 2442

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Communication elective: Choose from COM 2206, COM 2211

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Radiographic considerations related to pharmacology, advanced imaging procedures and modalities. Includes analysis of human anatomical structures using various anatomical planes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: RAT 1222 and RAT 1222 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RAT 1127 RAT 2429

Description:

Imaging modalities, sectional anatomy and image analysis.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Prerequisites: RAT 1222 and RAT 1222 and Restricted to Majors and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: RET 2423 RAT 2423

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only

Notes: Choose from PSY 1100 or SOC 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.