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Radiologic Technology

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Length: Four semesters and Two summer terms
Fall semester entry only

Radiologic Technology is a great career choice for someone interested in the healthcare field. This two-year comprehensive program consists of radiologic courses, clinical experience, and general studies. The classroom courses are taught at the NCC campus, and clinical experience is obtained at various approved clinical sites.

Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, produce x-ray films of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. With the ever-changing technology in the health care arena, radiologic technicians are becoming more involved with computerized tomography scanners (CT), which produce cross sectional views and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which utilizes giant magnets and radio waves rather than radiation to create a diagnostic image, as well as other specialized fields that can draw a new graduate of the Radiologic Technology program. National, state, and local data indicates that there will be a continued need for Radiologic Technologists through the next decade.

This program requires an additional acceptance process. Additional information regarding the admission process can be found through the admissions office.

Where will I get a job?
Employment opportunities exist in various settings, such as hospitals, healthcare facilities, physician offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales, and education. Training in this profession allows individuals to specialize in their area of choice or pursue careers as researchers, consultants, or administrators.

How much $ will I make?
Average starting salary is around $16–$23/hour.

What kind of classes will I take?
Besides classroom time, you will gain experience at a variety of clinical sites each week.

What’s unique about this program?
This program began at NCC Fall 2005. There is a high demand for radiographers. Clinical training offers valuable experience.

Student Profile
• Excellent people skills
• Genuine desire to care for people
• Communication skills
• Possess math & science background

FIRST YEAR
____________________________

Prerequisite Prior to Term 1


4

     
Course #               Title
Credits
BIO165-A Human Anatomy and Physiology I
3
BIO167-A Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1


Term 1
Fall Semester


15

BIO170-A Human Anatomy and Physiology II
3
BIO172-A Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
1
HSC113-E Medical Terminology      2
RAD106-E Foundations of Radiologic Technology   
2
RAD122-E        
Radiographic Procedures I
4
RAD321-E
Imaging I
3


Term 2
Spring Semester 


16

     
RAD104-E Radiologic Patient Care
2
RAD142-E
Radiographic Procedures II
4
RAD230-E Clinical Education II
4
RAD365-E
Imaging II
2
RAD890-E Quality Assurance
1
Elective Math*
3


Term 3
Summer Term


8

RAD182-E Special Procedures
2
RAD162-E
Radiographic Procedures III
3
RAD260-E Clinical Education III
3
     

SECOND YEAR
____________________________

Term 4
Fall Semester 


18

Course #               Title
Credits
ENG105-A Composition I
3
or

SPC112-A
Public Speaking
3
RAD510-E
Clinical Education IV
6
RAD761-E Film Evaluation
3
RAD796-E
Physics for Radiographers
4
RAD851-E
Radiation Protection and Biology
2


Term 5
Spring Semester 


15

     
PSY111-A
Introduction to Psychology
3
RAD362-E Computer and Digital Radiography
2
RAD550-E
Clinical Education V
6
RAD690-E
Cross Sectional Anatomy
1
RAD750-E Radiographic Pathology
3


Term 6
Summer Term


6

RAD947-E
Radiographic Seminar
2
RAD580-E
Clinical Education VI
4

To advance or graduate in the Radiologic Technology Program you must receive a “C” or above in all coursework.

*You may select any math course with a suffix of A



 
Mary Cowan
Instructor at NCC since: 2005
Email me at mcowan@nwicc.edu





 

Text 712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu


For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance