Radiologic Technology Courses

View/Print PDF

RATEC102|Radiographic Physics

5 Credits

Examines X-ray circuits, tubes, and X-ray equipment. Topics include design and application, troubleshooting and maintenance, equipment testing, imaging intensification, cineradiography, and advanced imaging procedures.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC103|Principles of Radiographic Exposure

3 Credits

Presents basic elements of radiologic technique and other factors influencing it. Format includes two hours of lecture and a two-hour lab each week.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC104|Advanced Radiographic Procedures

4 Credits

Examines the theory and principles of contrast media used in radiologic examinations and special positioning.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC105|Introduction to Radiographic Technique

2 Credits

Introduces concepts of electromagnetic radiation necessary to understanding the production and control of X-radiation. Students learn how the radiographic image is created and what factors affect the appearance of that image.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC106|Computed Imaging

2 Credits

Presents computed imaging in comparison to screen-film technology. Topics include identifying components, understanding how they affect the image, and quality control.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC107|Positioning and Related Anatomy I

2 Credits

Presents basic positioning principles and terminology. Students get demonstration and film evaluation experience in positioning and related anatomy of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremities. Format includes two hours of lecture and a two-hour lab each week.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC108|Positioning and Related Anatomy II

3 Credits

Provides demonstration and film evaluation experience in positioning and related anatomy of the spine, pelvis, and lower extremities. Format includes two hours of lecture and a two-hour lab each week.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC109|Positioning and Related Anatomy III

3 Credits

Provides demonstration and film evaluation experience in positioning and related anatomy of the cervical and thoracic spine, boney thorax, skull, facial bones, and sinuses. Format includes two hours of lecture and a two-hour lab each week.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC111|Clinical Education I

5 Credits

Formerly RATEC1113

Second in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 16 hours per week. Students observe and perform diagnostic radiologic procedures.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC112|Clinical Education II

5 Credits

Formerly RATEC1123

Third in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 16 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for each student.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC113|Clinical Education III

5 Credits

Formerly RATEC1133

Fourth in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 16 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for each student.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC114|Supplemental Clinical Practicum I

1 Credit

Formerly RATEC1143

An optional course that offers supervised clinical education experiences between the fall and winter quarter of the first program year. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 16 hours per week. Students observe and perform diagnostic radiologic procedures.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program and instructor permission.

See current class schedule >

RATEC120|Nursing Procedures

2 Credits

Presents basic nursing procedures emphasizing the role of the radiologic technologist in various patient-care situations. Incorporates seven hours of AIDS and bloodborne pathogen education. Healthcare provider BLS is included.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC121|Patient Care

2 Credits

Examines patient care and assessment in the imaging department, as well as in other special care units. Topics include medications and their administration, acute patient care, bedside radiography, and patient lines and tubes.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC127|Introduction to Sectional Anatomy

2 Credits

Expands knowledge of anatomy through the introduction of multiple plane orientations. Students review normal anatomy of the brain, chest, abdomen, pelvis, neck, and spine.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC199|Special Studies

1–10 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

See current class schedule >

RATEC207|Concept Integration

2 Credits

Prepares students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam through a comprehensive review.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC210|Clinical Education IV

13 Credits

Formerly RATEC2103

Fifth in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 40 hours per week for 11 weeks. Specific performance objectives are established for each student.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC211|Clinical Education V

8 Credits

Formerly RATEC2113

Sixth in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 24 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for each student.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC212|Clinical Education VI

8 Credits

Formerly RATEC2123

Seventh in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 24 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for each student.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC213|Clinical Education VII

8 Credits

Formerly RATEC2133

Eighth in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 24 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for each student.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC214|Supplemental Clinical Practicum II

1 Credit

Formerly RATEC2143

An optional course that offers supervised clinical education experiences between the fall and winter quarter of the second program year. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 16 hours per week. Students observe and perform diagnostic radiologic procedures.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance and current enrollment in the Radiologic Technology program and instructor permission.

See current class schedule >

RATEC220|Pathology I

3 Credits

Introduces changes that occur in disease and injury, with application to radiologic technology. Topics include respiratory, skeletal, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC221|Pathology II

2 Credits

Continues RATEC 220. Students become familiar with the etiology, symptoms, prognosis, and imaging of disease processes of the cardiovascular, nervous, hemopoetic, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC240|Radiation Biology and Protection

3 Credits

Explores types of radiation, interaction of radiation with matter, and the effects of those interactions in human tissue. Students learn methods and principles of radiation protection for both patient and technologist.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program.

See current class schedule >

RATEC296|Special Topics in Radiology

2 Credits

Allows study of special topics that may be necessary to update students in the field of radiologic technology.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program or instructor permission.

See current class schedule >

RATEC299|Special Studies

1–10 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

See current class schedule >