Radiography (X-Ray)

Associate in Applied Science, 83 Credits

AVAILABLE IN: Austin, Online Course(s)
PROGRAM STARTS: Fall
COURSE PLAN: Six Semesters
PROGRAM SHEET: PRINT

Program Graduate Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will:

  • Eliminate unnecessary radiation exposure of patient, self, and others through application of “As Low As Reasonably Achievable” (ALARA) radiation protection principles.
  • Perform routine radiographic procedures required for an entry-level Radiologic Technologist as recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) guidelines.
  • Think critically and use independent judgment when evaluating radiographs for optimal positioning, exposure, radiation protection, and additional qualities.
  • Promote patient comfort and safety, and provide relevant patient care and communication with respect for diversity of culture, age and gender.
  • Recognize emergent and life-threatening situations, reacting efficiently and appropriately.
  • Integrate the use of standard precautions into imaging department routines.
  • Monitor performance of equipment systems through quality assessment evaluation and report deviations.
  • Promote own professional development through life-long learning activities and continuing education.
  • Facilitate optimal health care through effective communication and cooperation with other healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in assigned duties within the legal and ethical parameters for radiologic technologists as outlined by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Scope of Practice.