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Radiologic Science

Program Chair

Mike Mixdorf, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(CT)
253.566.5168 mmixdorf@tacomacc.edu

TCC’s Radiologic Science program prepares students for employment as Radiologic Technologists and leads to an Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Clinical practice is performed in program affiliated hospitals and imaging centers. TCC’s Radiologic Science program is in Diagnostic Radiography only. The program courses are offered sequentially and students should plan to attend full time.

The TCC Radiologic Science program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312.704.5300, email: mail@jrcert.org. The JCERT website is: www.jcert.org.

Graduates of the Radiologic Science program are eligible to apply to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the registry examination results in national certification as a Registered Radiologic Technologist, RT (R) ARRT.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the AAS degree in Radiologic Science, students will:

  • Perform competently in the clinical arena including application of correct positioning skills and demonstration of correct application of technical factors.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and members of the health care team by demonstrating effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Think critically and adapt to changing conditions, such as adapting positioning skills for trauma patients and technical factors for atypical exams.
  • Demonstrate professionalism as members of the health care team, including demonstration of responsibility and accountability.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK FOR ENTRY

  1. Prerequisite Coursework for Application (35 credits)

HIM 130

Medical Terminology I

3

BIOL& 241

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

6

BIOL& 242

Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

6

CHEM& 110

Chemical Concepts I

5

TMATH 100

Mathematics for the Health Sciences (recommended)

5

or MATH 095

Intermediate Algebra

 

ENGL& 101

English Composition I

5

CMST& 101

Introduction to Communication

5

or CMST 110

Multicultural Communication

 

or CMST& 220

Public Speaking

 

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM ENTRY

Contact the Radiologic Science program for information about:

  • Criminal and federal fraud background checks
  • Health insurance
  • Immunizations

All prerequisite and RS course work must be completed with a C grade or higher within two attempts.

Students are responsible for arranging dependable transportation to and from the clinical sites and dependable child/dependent care. Admission to the Radiologic Science program is competitive. There are usually more applicants than available positions. Students who complete prerequisite courses and meet other application requirements are not guaranteed program admission.

DEGREE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Associate in Applied Sciences Degree

(108 credits)

  1. 1st Quarter (Fall 18 credits)

RS 100

Radiologic Sciences Orientation

3

RS 101

Fundamentals of Radiologic Science & Health Care

4

RS 140

Radiographic Positioning I

5

RS 150

Principles of Image Formation

1

RS 170

Introduction to Fundamentals of Patient Care

5

  1. 2nd Quarter (Winter 15 credits)

RS 108

Radiation Physics I

4

RS 120

Clinical Education I

5

RS 141

Radiographic Positioning II

5

RS 153

Principles of Digital Radiography I

1

  1. 3rd Quarter (Spring 15 credits)

RS 109

Radiation Physics II

5

RS 121

Clinical Education II

5

RS 142

Radiographic Positioning III

5

  1. 4th Quarter (Summer 10 credits)

RS 122

Clinical Education III

10

  1. 5th Quarter (Fall 13 credits)

RS 225

Clinical Education IV

7

RS 243

Radiographic Positioning IV

3

RS 200

Cross Sectional Anatomy

3

  1. 6th Quarter (Winter 15 credits)

RS 214

Imaging Pathology

1

RS 216

Pharmacology IV: Therapy

3

RS 226

Clinical Education V

7

RS 233

Leadership and Management

1

RS 244

Radiographic Positioning V

3

  1. 7th Quarter (Spring 12 credits)

RS 250

Advanced Health care Organization

3

RS 227

Clinical Education VI

7

RS 255

Advanced Imaging Modalities

1

RS 275

Student Leadership Seminar

1

  1. 8th Quarter (Summer 10 credits)

RS 228

Clinical Education VII

10

 
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