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Radiography AS

Radiography Overview (2303) Limited Access

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health.aspx

Program Description

This degree program prepares the student to become a radiologic technologist, combining the high technology of medical imaging with skills of patient care to create X-ray images or radiographs.

The program has a 24-month, competency-based curriculum that includes practical experience in local hospitals. Beginning each January, the program requires a full-time commitment between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health.aspx.

Program Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606, phone: (312) 704-5300, Web site: www.jrcert.org.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Complete an Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.
  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official college/university transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.
  • Submit placement test scores if not exempt from placement testing. To determine if you are exempt, go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/advising/Placement-Testing.
  • Complete all other requirements for admission outlined in the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog.

Admission Requirements for Radiography

In addition to the General Admission requirements, students must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the program. (Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program).

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher;
  • Attend a mandatory Radiography open house information session;
  • Complete all program prerequisite courses (listed below) with a grade of C or higher;
  • Submit a completed Radiography program application, located on the program website, and pay the application fee by the deadline.

Completion Requirements

Students must complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of C or higher.

Program Length

This is a two-year program beginning in January each year and requires a full-time commitment. Students attend clinical education at local hospitals three days a week each semester.

Location

The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.

For More Information

Dr. Vicki Shaver, shaverv@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5067

Employment Opportunities

The job outlook is excellent for diagnostic imaging personnel. The program has a 100 percent job placement rate, and graduates work in hospitals, imaging centers and doctors’ offices.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit : www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

As a profession, radiography emphasizes career development which leads to additional certification in CT (computerized tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, sonography, mammography and vascular imaging.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Program Prerequisites (Credits: 4)

BSC2085Anatomy and Physiology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2085LAnatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

General Education (Credits: 16)

BSC2086Anatomy and Physiology 2 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2086LAnatomy and Physiology 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

MAC1105: or designated courses* from Area III

*MAC 1140, MAC 2233, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302 or MAS 2103

Required Courses (Credits: 57)

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

RTE1000Introduction to Radiography (AS)

3 Credits

RTE1401Radiographic Imaging 1 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE1401LRadiographic Imaging 1 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE1503Radiographic Procedures 1 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE1503LRadiographic Procedures 1 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE1513Radiographic Procedures 2 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE1513LRadiographic Procedures 2 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE1804Radiographic Clinical Education 1 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE1814Radiographic Clinical Education 2 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE2533Radiographic Procedures 4 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2533LRadiographic Procedures 4 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE2613Radiologic Physics (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2834Radiographic Clinical Education 4 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2130Pharmacology for Medical Imaging (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2844Radiographic Clinical Education 5 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE2385Radiobiology (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2563Advanced Medical Imaging (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2473LRadiography Seminar (AS)

2 Credits

RTE2854Radiographic Clinical Education 6 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE1457Radiographic Imaging 2 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE1457LRadiographic Imaging 2 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE1523Radiographic Procedures 3 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE1523LRadiographic Procedures 3 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE1824Radiographic Clinical Education 3 (AS)

3 Credits

CGS1100: or equivalent

Total Credit Hours: 77

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 4)

BSC2085Anatomy and Physiology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2085LAnatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 14)

BSC2086Anatomy and Physiology 2 (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2086LAnatomy and Physiology 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

RTE1000Introduction to Radiography (AS)

3 Credits

RTE1503Radiographic Procedures 1 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE1503LRadiographic Procedures 1 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE1804Radiographic Clinical Education 1 (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 8)

RTE1814Radiographic Clinical Education 2 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE1513Radiographic Procedures 2 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE1513LRadiographic Procedures 2 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE1401Radiographic Imaging 1 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE1401LRadiographic Imaging 1 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 13)

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

RTE1457Radiographic Imaging 2 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE1457LRadiographic Imaging 2 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE1523Radiographic Procedures 3 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE1523LRadiographic Procedures 3 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE1824Radiographic Clinical Education 3 (AS)

3 Credits

MAC1105: or designated courses* from Area III

*MAC 1140, MAC 2233, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302 or MAS 2103

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 16)

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

RTE2533Radiographic Procedures 4 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2533LRadiographic Procedures 4 Lab (AS)

1 Credit

RTE2613Radiologic Physics (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2834Radiographic Clinical Education 4 (AS)

3 Credits

CGS1100: or equivalent

Term Three - Summer (Year Two) (Credits: 8)

RTE2844Radiographic Clinical Education 5 (AS)

2 Credits

RTE2385Radiobiology (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2563Advanced Medical Imaging (AS)

3 Credits

Term One - Fall (Year Three) (Credits: 14)

RTE2473LRadiography Seminar (AS)

2 Credits

RTE2854Radiographic Clinical Education 6 (AS)

3 Credits

RTE2130Pharmacology for Medical Imaging (AS)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 77