Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Radiography (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-526-1

 

For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Prepare for employment as a radiographer in medical imaging departments in hospitals, medical clinics and private offices.

This 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 for certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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. 
The current accreditation status is probationary, pending further review.


Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.


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

HP-A2 HESI Pre-admission exam required.
 

The following are also required for admission:

• A high school diploma or GED
• One year of high school-level biology and chemistry (or physics), and algebra; grade of C or higher.
• Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

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


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.

 

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


Possible Careers
Radiographer
Radiologic Technologist


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Start Date: August
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

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

 

      (or) NATSCI-201‡ and NATSCI-202‡    
 

 


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.
 

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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


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 2017.