Radiography (X-Ray)

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE, 83 CREDITS

Would you like a rewarding high tech career in the health care field?

Radiography is a six-semester, 24-month, 83-credit program, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). It prepares students to become competent radiologic technologists. Successful students demonstrate an aptitude for science and math, an interest in working with people and technology and the ability to function professionally under stress. The curriculum includes courses in radiation protection, equipment operation and maintenance, image production and evaluation, radiographic procedures and patient care. Clinical education, at various health care facilities in southern Minnesota gives students opportunities to apply skills learned in the classroom. Graduates are eligible to take the nationally recognized ARRT registry exam to become registered technologists in radiography. Students may elect to take a mammography Training course.

You can look forward to one-on-one attention from excellent faculty in the college's fully equipped radiography laboratory. You will be well trained in all aspects of the appropriate use of technology and caring for the needs of patients. Radiographers play a key role on the medical team and work in many areas outside the Radiology Department including surgery, emergency room, cardiac and intensive care and patient rooms.

Location: Austin, Online Course(s)
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Six Semesters
Faculty: Sandy Sellner-Wee Vicki Kintop Sandy Sellner-Wee Vicki Kintop Nicole Nelson


For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Radiography (X-Ray) program page at riverland.edu.

Prerequisites (7 credits)

BIOL2021 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
CHEM1121 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (Goal 3 & 10) 3 CR

Required Core Courses (63 credits)

RADT1210 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care 3 CR
RADT1225 Radiographic Pathology and Medical Terminology 2 CR
RADT1231 Radiographic Procedures I 4 CR
RADT1235 Radiographic Procedures II 3 CR
RADT1240 Introduction to Radiographic Equipment/Exposures 3 CR
RADT1260 Radiation Equipment/Exposure I 3 CR
RADT1281 Clinical Radiography I 12 CR
RADT2215 Image Evaluation 1 CR
RADT2220 Radiation Biology and Protection 3 CR
RADT2239 Radiographic Procedures III 4 CR
RADT2261 Radiographic Equipment/Exposures II 3 CR
RADT2265 Modality Exploration 3 CR
RADT2283 Clinical Radiography II 11 CR
RADT2287 Clinical Radiography III 8 CR

Required MnTC General Education Courses (13 credits)

BIOL2022 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR
PHIL1140 Health Care/Medical Ethics 3 CR
PSYC1240 Developmental Psychology (Goal 5 & 9) 3 CR

Electives

RADT1230 Introduction to Forensic Radiography 3 CR
RADT2286 Principles of Mammography 2 CR
RADT2288 Clinical Mammography 1 CR
RADT2303 Cross Sectional Anatomy 3 CR
RADT2307 Computed Tomography 3 CR
RADT2312 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 3 CR
RADT2314 Bone Densitometry 1 CR