Radiologic Technology (RTEC)

RTEC1110 | Introduction to Radiography | Lecture (2 Credits)

An overview of radiography and patient care. Orientation to the radiographic profession as a whole. Introduction to the skills required to perform radiologic procedures with an emphasis placed on the production and evaluation of quality radiographs. Topics include: equipment introduction, ethics, medical, and legal considerations; procedures and anatomy related to the chest and abdomen.

RTEC1120 | Patient Care | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine the basic fundamentals required to assess a patient's condition, identify emergency situations, and respond to acute life threatening situations within their scope of practice. Determine the foundations of quality patient care and care management plans, both as an individual and as a vital team player. Emphasis is on fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to radiography.

RTEC1130 | Radiographic Procedures I | Lecture (1 Credit)

Develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the upper extremities, the shoulder girdle, and the lower extremities.

RTEC1140 | Medical Terminology | Lecture (1 Credit)

Develop a medical vocabulary. Skills in spelling, pronunciation, and defining medical terms is emphasized.

RTEC1150 | Clinical I | Clinical (3 Credits)

Introduction to the hospital clinical setting; provides an opportunity to participate in or observe radiographic procedures. Topics include: orientation to hospital or clinic areas and procedures, mobile/surgery, and radiography. Participate in and/or observe procedures related to chest and abdomen. Execution of radiographic procedures is conducted under direct and indirect supervision of experienced registered technologists.

Prerequisite(s): RTEC1110

RTEC1210 | Radiologic Exposure | Lecture (1 Credit)

Examine the factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image, includes exposure calculations.

RTEC1220 | Radiographic Procedures II | Lecture (1 Credit)

Develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the lower extremities, the pelvic girdle, and the spine.

Prerequisite(s): RTEC1130

RTEC1230 | Radiographic Procedures III | Lecture (1 Credit)

Develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the lumbosacral spine, the bony thorax, the cranium, facial bones, and sinuses; anatomy and procedures of the upper gastrointestinal (GI).

Prerequisite(s): RTEC1220

RTEC1240 | Clinical II | Clinical (3 Credits)

Continue learning experiences in the clinic or hospital setting. Topics include: equipment utilization, exposure techniques, participation in and/or observation of routine projections of the upper and lower extremities. Execution of radiographic procedures is conducted under direct and indirect supervision of experienced registered technologists.

RTEC1250 | Clinical III | Clinical (3 Credits)

Continue learning experiences in the clinic or hospital setting. Focus is on the pelvis, the spine, and common portable radiography procedures. Execution of radiographic procedures is conducted under direct and indirect supervision of experienced registered technologists.

RTEC1310 | Radiographic Procedures IV | Lecture (1 Credit)

Continue to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and procedures of the lower gastrointestinal (GI), genitourinary (GU), the biliary system, and minor system procedures.

Prerequisite(s): RTEC1230

RTEC1320 | Clinical IV | Clinical (3 Credits)

Continue hospital or clinic setting work experience. Develop proficiency in executing procedures introduced in Radiographic Procedures. Focus is on bony thorax, cranial bone, facial bone, and sinuses. Examine common fluoroscopic procedures and common radiographic procedures in surgery. Execution of radiographic procedures is conducted under direct and indirect supervision of experienced registered technologists.

RTEC2110 | Radiologic Science | Lecture (1 Credit)

Concepts of basic radiographic physics and the basics of x-ray generating equipment.

Prerequisite(s): RTEC1210

RTEC2121 | Advanced Imaging | Lecture (1 Credit)

Equipment routinely utilized to produce diagnostic images, as well as various recording media and techniques. Topics include: Venipuncture; Image production in CT, MRI, IR, and other imaging modalities; special imaging considerations for geriatric, pediatric, trauma, and mobile imaging procedures; and sectional anatomy of the head, thorax, and abdomen.

Prerequisite(s): RTEC1310

RTEC2130 | Clinical V | Clinical (6 Credits)

Continues student learning experiences in the clinic or hospital setting; build on skills learned and competencies achieved in the previous semester. Topics include: common fluoroscopic, surgery, and portable radiography procedures. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision of experienced registered technologists.

RTEC2210 | Radiation Biology & Protection | Lecture (1 Credit)

Radiation detection and measurement, patient protection, personnel protection, absorbed dose equivalencies, agencies and regulations, introduction to radiation biology, cell anatomy, radiation/cell interaction and effects of radiation.

RTEC2220 | Radiologic Topics I | Lecture (1 Credit)

A review of basic knowledge from previous courses to help the student prepare for the national certification examination. Topics include: image analysis, pathology, quality assurance, digital radiography, computers and PACS.

RTEC2230 | Radiologic Topics II | Lecture (1 Credit)

Quality assurance, digital imaging, image analysis, resume and career planning; a review of basic knowledge from previous courses to help the student prepare for the national certification examination.

RTEC2240 | Ethics in Healthcare | Lecture (1 Credit)

Increase awareness of the many complex issues that face the healthcare industry; critically evaluate an issue taking into consideration all sides and opinions along with supporting reasoning.

RTEC2250 | Clinical VI | Clinical (3 Credits)

Continues student learning experiences in the clinic or hospital setting; build on skills learned and competencies achieved in the previous semester. Topics include: advanced radiographic anatomy; equipment utilization; exposure techniques; sterile techniques; participation in and/or observation of angiographic, interventional and specialty rotations including MRI and CT. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision of experienced registered technologists.

RTEC2260 | Clinical VII | Clinical (3 Credits)

Continues student learning experiences in the clinic or hospital setting; build on skills learned and competencies achieved in the previous semester. Topics include: advanced radiographic anatomy; equipment utilization; exposure techniques; sterile techniques; participation in and/or observation of angiographic, interventional and specialty rotations including MRI and CT. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision of experienced registered technologists.

RTEC2310 | Radiologic Topics III | Lecture (1 Credit)

A review of basic knowledge from previous courses to help the student prepare for the national certification examination. Topics include: image analysis, image production and evaluation; radiographic procedures; anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology; equipment operation and quality control; radiation protection; and patient care and education.

RTEC2320 | Clinical VIII | Clinical (3 Credits)

Continues student learning experiences in the clinic or hospital setting; build on skills learned and competencies achieved in the previous semester. Includes participation in and/or observation of routine and special radiographic procedures. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision of experienced registered technologists.