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Course Descriptions

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

RADT-101 Introduction to Procedures
4 Credits

Students will explore introductory aspects related to the science of radiologic technology. This course is an overview of the history of x-ray, career opportunities, medical and legal ethics associated with the practice of radiologic technology, death and dying, patient care management, and basic radiation protection. Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL-121; MATH-131, -133, -135, -145 or higher; BIOL-101, BIOL-203, and -204. Pre- or corequisite: PHYS-101. (2.5 hours theory, 6 hours on-campus lab weekly)

RADT-111 Radiologic Procedures I
4 Credits

This course continues the study of terminology and techniques required to produce quality radiographs. Included are appropriate patient-care procedures, basic exposures, positioning techniques, principles of equipment use and radiation protection. Prerequisite: RADT-101. Corequisite: RADT-112. (2 hours theory, 8 hours on-campus lab weekly)

RADT-112 Clinical Radiography I
4 Credits

Supervised use of energized equipment in the on-campus laboratory and clinical laboratory centers to produce quality radiographic images of upper and lower extremities, chest and abdomen. Prerequisite: RADT-101. Corequisite: RADT-111. (16 clinical lab hours weekly)

RADT-121 Radiologic Procedures II
3 Credits

This course will continue the study of radiographic procedures in greater depth with the addition of radiographic examinations focusing on the vertebral column, thoracic cage, pelvic girdle, skull and body systems requiring the administration of contrast materials. Prerequisites: RADT-111 and RADT-112. Corequisites: RADT-122 and RADT-123. (2 hours theory, 4 hours college lab weekly)

RADT-122 Clinical Radiography II
4 Credits

Under supervision, students will use energized equipment in the on-campus laboratory and clinical laboratory centers to develop competency in positioning, producing and processing radiographic images to include the vertebral column, thoracic cage, pelvic girdle, skull and body systems requiring administration of contrast materials. Prerequisites: RADT-111 and RADT-112. Corequisites: RADT-121and RADT-123. (16 clinical lab hours weekly)

RADT-123 Imaging Equipment and Modalities
3 Credits
This course introduces X-ray physics, circuitry and various types of radiographic equipment. Concepts of X-ray production, interaction of X-rays with matter, beam characteristics, image intensification and radiographic accessories. A review of image quality and the evaluation of radiographic equipment and accessories is emphasized. Content is designed to establish a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile and tomographic equipment and design. The course will also provide a basic knowledge of quality control. Prerequisite: RADT-111 and RADT-112. Pre- or corequisites: RADT-121 and RADT-122. (3 hours weekly)

RADT-212 Clinical Radiography III
6 Credits
Under supervision, students will use energized equipment in the on-campus laboratory and clinical laboratory centers to develop competency in positioning, producing and processing radiographic images and studies to include mammography, myelography, sialography, arthography, and other special procedures. The clinical focus will be on anatomy, special techniques, positioning, equipment, and image evaluation technique and quality assurance. Prerequisites: RADT-121, RADT-122, RADT-123. (24 clinical lab hours weekly)

RADT-231 Radiologic Procedures IV
4 Credits

This course is the study of advanced radiographic procedures with the addition of computed tomography, digital radiography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, interventional radiography and computer applications in radiology. It includes study of pathologic disorders and their respective impact on radiography. Prerequisite: RADT-212. Corequisite: RADT-232. (2 hours theory, 8 hours on-campus lab weekly)

RADT-232 Clinical Radiography IV
6 Credits

Under supervision, students will use energized equipment in the on-campus laboratory and clinical laboratory centers to develop competency in positioning, producing and processing radiographic images and studies to include computed tomography, digital radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, and other complicated special procedures performed on ventricular, vascular and other body systems. Prerequisite: RADT-212. Corequisite: RADT-231. (24 clinical lab hours weekly)

RADT-251 Radiation Biology and Protection
2 Credits

This course presents principles of cell radiation and the responsibility of the radiographer to protect patients, personnel and the public from the effects of radiation. Content is designed to provide an overview of the principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems. Radiation effects on molecules, cells, tissues and the body as a whole are presented. Factors affecting biological response are presented, including acute and chronic effects of radiation. Additional topics included calculations of permissible radiation dosage and the effect of federal/state laws and regulations on radiation protection. Emphasis will also be placed on preparing students for the national certification examination. Prerequisites: RADT-231 and RADT-232. Corequisite: RADT-252. (2 hours weekly)

RADT-252 Clinical Radiography V
6 Credits

This course is an advanced clinical practicum which will provide supervised experience in a clinical agency; comprehensive application of previously taught skills and concepts in preparation for entry into practice. Prerequisites: RADT-231 and RADT-232. Corequisite: RADT-251. (24 hours clinical weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST