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Radiography

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-526-1

 

For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview
— This program prepares you for employment in x-ray departments associated with hospitals, medical clinics and private offices. It is a full-time program with course sequencing encompassing four semesters, a six-week summer session and a six-week externship. The curriculum focuses on theoretical aspects of radiography, and applied clinical experiences in radiography departments. Radiation safety is practiced at all times. When you graduate from the program, you become eligible to write the American Registry Examination for Radiologic Technology in Radiography.

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite  2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312-704-5300;  www.jrcert.org, email: mail@jcert.org.
 


Career Outlook
— Radiographers use x-ray imaging machines to demonstrate body parts digitally and/or on x-ray films for diagnostic purposes. Some typical areas of radiography include diagnostic radiology, bedside and trauma procedures, pediatric radiography and special procedures. For additional career information, visit www.asrt.org

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect a graduate to:

• Carry out the production and evaluation of radiographic images

• Practice radiation safety principles

• Adhere to quality management processes in radiography

• Provide quality patient care

• Apply computer skills in the radiographic clinical setting

• Model professional and ethical behavior consistent with the ARRT Code of Ethics

• Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography

 

Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process


The following are also required for admission:

• A high school diploma or GED
• One year of high school-level biology and chemistry
• Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


If you are a resident of the Waukesha County Technical College District, see 

https://www.wctc.edu/programs_&_courses/nursing_&_allied_health/radiography/started.php 
for information on the Collaborative Program Agreement and to apply for the program at WCTC.

 

Mathematics (MATH) and Natural Science (NATSCI) courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better.

Future Opportunities — If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.


Possible Careers:
Radiographer
Radiologic Technologist


Related Programs:

Respiratory Therapist
Surgical Technology

 

Start Date: August

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

RADT-149

Radiographic Anatomy and Procedures 1 ‡

5

 

(1)

 

RADT-158

Introduction to Radiography ‡

3

 

(1)

RADT-159

Radiographic Imaging 1 ‡

3

(1)

 

RADT-168

Radiography Clinical Practice 1 ‡

2

 

(2)

RADT-170

Radiographic Imaging 2 ‡

3

(2)

 

RADT-191

Radiographic Anatomy and Procedures 2 ‡

5

 

(2)

 

RADT-192

Radiography Clinical Practice 2 ‡

3

 

(S)

 

RADT-193

Radiography Clinical Practice 3 ‡

3

 

(3)

 

RADT-194

Imaging Equipment Operation ‡

3

 

(3)

 

RADT-196

Modalities ‡

3

 

(3)   RADT-199 Radiography Clinical Practice 4 ‡ 3  

(4)

RADT-195

Radiographic Quality Analysis ‡

2

(4)

 

RADT-189

Radiographic Pathology ‡

1

 

(4)

 

RADT-190

Radiography Clinical Practice 5 ‡

2

 

(4)

RADT-197

Radiation Protection and Biology 

3

(S)   RADT-198 Radiography Clinical Practice 6 ‡       2  

(S)

 

RADT-174

ARRT Certification Seminar ‡

2

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

(or) Any 200-series ECON course

 


ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH 

 

 


MATH-107


College Mathematics ‡  

   
3

 

(or) Any 200-series MATH course

 

 

 


NATSCI-177


General Anatomy and Physiology ‡


4

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 70

S = Summer
‡ Prerequisite required.

Mathematics (MATH) and Natural Science (NATSCI) courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

REQUIRED POLICY POSTINGS

Policy for Allegations of Noncompliance with JRCERT Standards 

Resolution of Grievances, Concerns, Problems

Pregnancy Policy

Exposure Limits Policy

Alcohol and Drug Policy

 

Page updated April 2014.