The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology prepares the graduate to be a clinically competent entry – level Radiologic Technologist. The technologist is skilled in using radiation to produce images of a patient's body.
The COM Radiologic Technology program is academically rigorous in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, patient care, and communication skills.
Graduates from the program will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national board exam and may also apply for a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT) licensure from the State of Texas.
The program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The program is 2 years (5 semesters) in length and begins in August. A limited number of students are selected once a year through the application process.
Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Students must apply for admission to the program once all prerequisite courses and admission criteria are met. For admission and program information, contact Student Services Enrollment Management (new students) or Advising (returning/continuing students).
To be eligible for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology, the student must:
- Complete all course and program requirements for the degree being conferred with a minimum grade of “C” in all courses.
- Be clear of all holds and financial obligations to COM.
Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. Program specific information will be provided in course syllabi.
Associate of Applied Science - Radiologic Technology
|Prerequisite Courses||Semester Credit Hours|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|BIOL 2401||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 2402||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|MATH 1314||College Algebra||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||14|
|RADR 1411||Basic Radiographic Procedures||4|
|RADR 1309||Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care||3|
|RADR 2209||Radiographic Imaging Equipment||2|
|RADR 1166||Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||10|
|RADR 2401||Intermediate Radiographic Procedures||4|
|RADR 1313||Principles of Radiographic Imaging I||3|
|RADR 2313||Radiation Biology and Protection||3|
|RADR 1266||Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer||2|
|Semester Credit Hours||12|
|RADR 2266||Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer||2|
|RADR 2305||Principles of Radiographic Imaging II||3|
|PHIL 2306||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||8|
|RADR 2331||Advanced Radiographic Procedures||3|
|RADR 2217||Radiographic Pathology||2|
|RADR 2367||Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer||3|
or PSYC 2314
or Lifespan Growth & Development
|Semester Credit Hours||11|
|RADR 2335||Radiologic Technology Seminar||3|
|RADR 2333||Advanced Medical Imaging||3|
|RADR 2368||Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||9|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||64|