The curriculum for the Advanced Clinical/Health Management Concentration for the Associate Degree Radiographer prepares qualified radiographers for advanced skills in 1) cardiovascular interventional technology, 2) computed tomography, and 3) magnetic resonance imaging technology. This concentration prepares radiographers for supervisory roles within the healthcare environment.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography curriculum prepares the student to become skilled in the performance of medical ultrasound procedures. Courses include patient care, sonographic imaging, physics, and clinical experience.
he Radiation Therapy curriculum prepares the student to become skilled in the performance of radiation therapy procedures. Courses include patient care, radiation and clinical oncology, radiation physics, dosimetry, and clinical experience.
Prior to entering any of the three concentrations, students must complete courses in oral and written communication, arts and humanities, cultural and historical studies, social and behavioral science, psychology, computer science, college-level mathematics, statistics, and human anatomy and physiology. Prerequisites may be taken at any accredited college or university.
In addition, for the Advanced Clinical/Health Management Concentration for the Associate Degree Radiographer, 40 to 48 credit hours of professional radiography course work are required. For the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentration, three credit hours of general or radiologic physics and health professions course work or electives are required. For the Radiation Therapy Concentration, professional radiography course work or electives are required.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national certification examinations within their specific clinical discipline.
The Associate of Science in Radiography program begins each July (summer session II) and is a full-time day program involving classroom and laboratory experiences on campus and clinical experiences at local hospitals. The curriculum follows a pattern designed to train students to become adept in the performance of diagnostic radiologic procedures.
Radiography courses include:
• Radiologic Principles
• Radiographic Procedures
• Radiation Protection
• Clinical Application of Theory
• Medical Terminology
• Human Anatomy and Physiology