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Degree Requirements

The radiologic technology curriculum prepares students for careers as radiographers, who work under the supervision of medical radiologists or physicians in hospital radiology departments, clinics, commercial x-ray labora­tories, or doctors' offices. The responsibility of the radiographer is to produce a radiographic (x-ray) image of the highest diagnostic quality of any designated area of the human body. It is from this image that the radiologist makes his or her interpretations.

The curriculum for the program covers six semesters. The first year is designed to provide the student with mathematics, basic science, general education courses, specialized courses in radiography and clinical education. The second year of the program consists of additional clinical education scheduled in affiliated medical centers along with advanced radiologic technology courses.

Experience in the radiology departments of the affiliated hospitals provides opportunity for the practical application of knowledge learned in the classroom. This experience in the hospital is a vital part of the program, since it enables you to assist in the handling of sick and injured patients as they undergo a wide variety of radiographic examinations.

Upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements, you are awarded the associate in applied science degree and are eligible to apply for examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

General Education Core

Course Title Hours
MATH 1200 College Algebra 3
BIOL 1130 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 1131 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 3635 Sectional Anatomy 2
ENGL 1101 or 1102 Discourse and Composition 3 or 5
ENGL 1105 Composition and Argumentation 3
BUIS 1010 Computer Applications 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
COMM 1103 Speech 3

Major Courses

Course Title Hours
RDLT 1101 Introduction to Radiography & Patient Care 3
RDLT 1120 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RDLT 1221 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RDLT 1240 Imaging Science & Equipment 3
RDLT 1290 Clinical Experience I 2
RDLT 1322 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RDLT 1341 Image Production and Processing 4
RDLT 1390 Clinical Experience II 2
RDLT 2190 Clinical Experience III 5
RDLT 2142 Image analysis 1
RDLT 2251 Radiobiology & Radiation Protection 2
RDLT 2260 Imaging Technology 3
RDLT 2290 Clinical Experience IV 3
RDLT 2361 Imaging Seminar 2
RDLT 2390 Clinical Experience V 3

Radiologic Technology

Contact Information

Radiologic Technology Program
940 Second Street
Health Science Building, Office 150
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Kimberley Dickey, Secretary
Phone: (740) 351-3006
Fax: (740) 351-3354

kdickey@shawnee.edu

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