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COURSES OFFERED   (updated Fall 2009)

Radiologic Technology A
Introduction to Radiologic Technology

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: English 2R and Mathematics 23 or 25
Credit, degree applicable
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This course provides a basic introduction to Radiologic Technology as a profession. The course will include foundation skills necessary to prepare students who are planning to enter the A.S. Degree Program. Course subject material includes: Patient Care, Darkroom Radiography, Radiation Protection, Radiographic Quality, Radiation Exposure and Safety, Medical Malpractice, Professional Ethics, and Introduction to Radiographic Examinations.

Radiologic Technology 91
Radiographic Pathology

2 unit; 2 hour lecture
Enrollment Limitation: presently practicing clinical radiography
(student or registered technologist)
Credit, degree applicable
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This course provides the radiologic technology student and the practicing radiographer with a basic working knowledge of pathology as it pertains to diagnostic medical radiography.

Radiologic Technology 93
Venipuncture and Pharmacology for the Radiologic Technologist

1 unit; 1.5 hours lecture, .5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 108  and Radiologic Technology 124
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Corequisite: Radiologic Technology 255
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides the student with the basic concepts of pharmacology and venipuncture. The theory and practice of the basic techniques of venipuncture and the administration of diagnostic contrast agents and/or intravenous medications is included. Delivery of patient care during these procedures is also emphasized.

 Radiologic Technology 106
Clinical Experience 1

4 units; 12 hours lab to be arranged
Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 111 and 123
Enrollment Limitation: admission to the Radiologic Technology Program
Credit, degree applicable
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This course provides an environment for development of skills in patient transportation, darkroom operation, and office and file room protocols. Also included: orientation to hospital policies, procedures, patient care, professional ethics, principles of radiation exposure, practical aspects of radiation protection, and introduction to patient positioning.

Radiologic Technology 107
Clinical Experience 2

7 units; 21 hours lab to be arranged
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 106, 111 adn 123
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 124
Credit, degree applicable
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This course provides an introduction to the radiographic procedures and positioning skills for the performance of: upper extremity, lower extremity, thorax, vertebral column, biliary, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal systems.

Note: Students must show proof of current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross (Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer) at the first class meeting.

Radiologic Technology 108
Clinical Experience 3

6 units; 35 hours lab to be arranged (8 weeks course)
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 124 and 107
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
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Continued development of clinical skills in the art of radiography. Areas of development include the upper and lower extremities, vertebral column, and thoracic cavity. Emphasis will be placed on advanced contrast examinations and radiation protection, especially in the performance of fluoroscopy examinations.

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Radiologic Technology 111
Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 106 adn 123
Enrollment Limitation: admission to the Radiologic Technology Program
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is designed to prepare the student with entry level skills and knowledge to perform safely in a radiology department. Topics covered are: Darkroom Radiography, Professional Ethics, Patient Care, Production of X-Ray, Radiographic Quality, Radiographic Technique, Radiation Safety and Introduction to Radiographic Positioning.

Radiologic Technology 122 (this course was inactivated in Spring 2006)
Radiologic Technology 123 and Radiologic Technology 124 have replaced Radiologic Technology 122


Radiologic Technology 123:  Radiographic Positioning 1a
4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 111 and 106 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite

Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 106 and Radiologic Technology  111
Credit, degree applicable Transfer CSU

This course is designed to prepare the student with entry level skills and knowledge to perform safely in a radiology department. This includes patient care,professional standards, ethics and law as it relates to the radiologic technology profession. Patient positioning and radiographic exposure of the chest, throax, abdomen, upper and lower extremities are introduced along with the use of various radiographic devices.  Laboratory practice,radiographic image analysis and topographical anatomy are presented as they apply in the production of optimum radiographic examinations.

 

Radiologic Technology 124:  Radiographic Positioning 1b
4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab

Radiologic Technology 124:  Radiographic Positioning 1b
4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 111, 123  and 106 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 107 Credit, degree applicable Transfer CSU

In this course, students will study additional principles of radiographic positioning. Emphasis is placed on those procedures involving the shoulder girdle and bony thorax, vertebral column, contrast media, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system, biliary systems, geriatric and pediatric patients.  Special imaging considerations for the acutely ill, surgical and trauma patients will also be covered.  Radiographic technique, anatomy, specialized mobile and fluoroscopic equipment,  patient safety and radiation protection will be included.  Laboratory practice, film analysis and topographical anatomy are presented as they apply in the production of optimum radiographic examinations.

Radiologic Technology 217
Clinical Experience 4

7 units; 21 hours lab to be arranged
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 108 with a minimum grade of C
Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 233 and 244
Credit, degree applicable
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This course continues in the development of clinical skills in the art of radiography with special emphasis in the area of skull radiography.

Radiologic Technology 218
Clinical Experience 5

7 units; 21 hours lab to be arranged
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 217 and 233
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 255
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course continues with the development of clinical skills in the art of radiography with special emphasis on procedures requiring use of contrast agents, special imaging systems and special image modalities.

Radiologic Technology 219
Clinical Experience 6

6 units; 35 hours lab to be arranged (8 weeks course)
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 218 and 255
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
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This course continues with the development of clinical skills in the art of radiography requiring the use of contrast agents and special imaging systems. Further development of radiographic skills in portable and surgical radiography, emergency rooms and critical care areas will be presented.

Radiologic Technology 233
Radiographic Positioning 2

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 122 and 108
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 217 and 244
Credit, degree applicable
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This course shall continue with additional principles of radiographic positioning. Emphasis is placed on those procedures involving the skull. Radiographic technique, anatomy, specialized equipment, patient safety and radiation protection will be included. Special imaging techniques such as Foreign Body Localization will be presented.

Radiologic Technology 244
Radiation Physics, Equipment, and Safety

4 units; 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 122
with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 233
Recommended Preparation: Mathematics 40
Credit, degree applicable
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This course introduces fundamentals of radiation and radiological physics. Additional subjects covered are: the operation of medical radiographic x-ray units, the effects of radiation in humans, principles of protection as applied in medical radiography, introduction to health physics instrumentation and radiation control regulations, and the production of radiation by fluoroscopic units with an emphasis on radiation health and safety.

Radiologic Technology 255
Advanced Imaging/Special Procedures

4 units; 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 233, 244 and 217
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Corequisite: enrollment in Radiologic Technology 218
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed for the advanced radiography student. Emphasis is on "specialized radiographic procedures" and "newer imaging modalities." Patient care, positioning, anatomy and radiation health/safety are accented.

Radiologic Technology 328
Clinical Experience 7

4.5 units; 3 hours lecture, 32 hours lab to be arranged (6 weeks course)
Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology 219 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
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This course continues with the development of clinical skills in the art of radiography with special emphasis in "specialized radiography and new modalities." This course also prepares the student for State and National Certification Examinations.

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