Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College
printRadiography AS


Radiography  (2303) LIMITED ACCESS


Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Radiography


Program Description
This degree program prepares the student to become a radiologic technologist, combining the high technology of medical imaging with skills of patient care to create X-ray images or radiographs.
The program has a 24-month, competency-based curriculum that includes practical experience in local hospitals. Beginning each January, the program requires a full-time commitment between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Radiography.


Program Accreditation
This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606, phone (312) 704-5300, Web site: www.jrcert.org.


Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.


General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official
    college/university transcripts from each post-secondary
    institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures
    section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.
  • Submit placement test scores if not exempt from placement testing. To determine if you are exempt, go to
    www.palmbeachstate.edu/advising/Placement-Testing.aspx
    .
  • Complete all other requirements for admission outlined in the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog.

 


Admission Requirements for Radiography
In addition to the General Admission requirements, student must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the program. (Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program).

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher;
  • Attend a mandatory Radiography open house information session;
  • Complete all program prerequisite courses (listed below) with a grade of C or higher;
  • Submit a completed Radiography program application, located on the program website, and pay the application fee by the deadline.

 


Completion Requirements
Student must complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of C or higher.


Program Length
This is a two-year program beginning in January each year and requires a full-time commitment. Students attend clinical education at local hospitals three days a week each semester.


Location
The program is offered at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.


For More Information
Dr. Vicki Shaver, shaverv@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 207-5067


To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Program Prerequisites Credits: 4
BSC2085 Anatomy and Physiology 1 3
BSC2085L Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 1
General Education Credits: 16
BSC2086 Anatomy and Physiology 2 3
BSC2086L Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
MAC1105 College Algebra (or designated courses* from Area III) 3
PSY2012 General Psychology 3
  Any course from Humanities - Area II 3
Required Courses Credits: 57
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications (or equivalent) 3
RTE1000 Introduction to Radiography 3
RTE1401 Radiographic Imaging 1 2
RTE1401L Radiographic Imaging 1 Lab 1
RTE1503 Radiographic Procedures 1 3
RTE1503L Radiographic Procedures 1 Lab 1
RTE1513 Radiographic Procedures 2 2
RTE1513L Radiographic Procedures 2 Lab 1
RTE1804 Radiographic Clinical Education 1 3
RTE1814 Radiographic Clinical Education 2 2
RTE2533 Radiographic Procedures 4 3
RTE2533L Radiographic Procedures 4 Lab 1
RTE2613 Radiologic Physics 3
RTE2834 Radiographic Clinical Education 4 2
RTE2130 Pharmacology for Medical Imaging 3
RTE2844 Radiographic Clinical Education 5 2
RTE2385 Radiobiology 3
RTE2563 Advanced Medical Imaging 3
RTE2473L Radiography Seminar 2
RTE2854 Radiographic Clinical Education 6 3
RTE1457 Radiographic Imaging 2 2
RTE1457L Radiographic Imaging 2 Lab 1
RTE1523 Radiographic Procedures 3 3
RTE1523L Radiographic Procedures 3 Lab 1
RTE1824 Radiographic Clinical Education 3 3
Total Program Credits: 77
*MAC 1140, MAC 2233, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302 or MAS 2103

For individualized course sequence


Employment Opportunities
The job outlook is excellent for diagnostic imaging personnel. The program has a 100 percent job placement rate, and graduates work in hospitals, imaging centers and doctors’ offices.


Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor.

As a profession, radiography emphasizes career development which leads to additional certification in CT (computerized tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, sonography, mammography and vascular imaging.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/