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Radiographer

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 70 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Radiographer Program is to prepare competent entry-level radiographers to function within the healthcare community.

Program Accreditation:

The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL  60606-3182, phone (312) 704-5300.

Admission to the Program:

Admission criteria include:  (1) graduation from high school or equivalent;  (2) placement test scores into ENGL 110 and READ 115;  (3) ACT composite score of 18 or above (tested prior to October 28, 1989) or 20 or above (tested after October 28, 1989);  (4) at least a "C" average in courses taken at other colleges, in the case of transfer students; (5) at least a "C" average in 18 or more approved semester hours taken at Illinois Central College, in the case of students not initially admissible to the program; (6) MAT 098 with a grade of "C" or better or a Math placement test score into MATH 115;  (7) one year high school laboratory science including biology, chemistry or physics, or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better;  (8) 4 hours of mandatory observation in an approved radiology department; (9) 18 years of age by November 1.  Upon admission and prior to the start of the program, the following will be required:  drug screen, fingerprint background check, physical examination, and immunizations. In addition, proof of current CPR certification is required:  American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer.  Proof of certification must be in the form of an original or photocopy of course completion card issued by either the AHA or ARC.  Students are required to maintain current CPR certification thoughout the program.

Program Note:
A registered radiographer who has previously graduated from a JRCERT accredited hospital-based radiography program may complete an Associate in Applied Science degree.  Admission requirements include:  (1) certification by and current registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT);  (2) graduation from JRCERT accredited hospital-based radiography program;  (3) eligibility for college admission.  To receive the degree, the student must complete  twenty-nine (29) semester hours of courses.  Courses listed below are in addition to those underlined above. A maximum of 44 semester hours will be awarded for approved radiography courses.  HEOCC 200  Disease Processes in Man - 3;  HEOCC 220  Legal Issues in Health Care - 1;  HLTH 121  Medical Terminology or HLTH 120  First Aid - 2; HEOCC 230  Health Care Organization and Resources - 1. 

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
BIOL 140; HLTH 121; MATH 115; RADTK 110; RADTK 112

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 110; PSY 110; RADTK 120; RADTK 121

Summer Semester 1:
RADTK 200; RADTK 201

Fall Semester 2:
RADTK 210; RADTK 211; ENGL 111 or COMM 110; RADTK 260

Spring Semester 2:
RADTK 220; RADTK 221; RADTK 270; RADTK 280

Summer Semester 2:
RADTK 230; RADTK 231; Humanities


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
or
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
MATH 115COLLEGE ALGEBRA **3
BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY **4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
HLTH 121MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 2
RADTK 110FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOGRAPHY I 6
RADTK 112FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOGRAPHY, DIRECTED PRACTICE ORIENTATION 1
RADTK 120FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOGRAPHY II 6
RADTK 121FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOGRAPHY, DIRECTED PRACTICE I 3
RADTK 200RADIOGRAPHY I 3
RADTK 201FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOGRAPHY, DIRECTED PRACTICE II 2
RADTK 210RADIOGRAPHY II 6
RADTK 211RADIOGRAPHY, DIRECTED PRACTICE III 3
RADTK 220RADIOGRAPHY III 3
RADTK 221RADIOGRAPHY, DIRECTED PRACTICE IV 3
RADTK 230RADIOGRAPHY IV 2
RADTK 231RADIOGRAPHY, DIRECTED PRACTICE V 2
RADTK 260SECTIONAL ANATOMY FOR DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING 3
RADTK 270PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE IMAGING PROFESSIONAL 3
RADTK 280COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY PRINCIPLES, INSTRUMENTATION AND IMAGING PROCEDURES 3

* PHIL 113 is recommended.
** Must be successfully completed within five years of program admission.

To remain in and graduate from program:  "C" or better in MATH 115 and BIOL 140; "C" or better in all RADTK courses.

For Program Information Contact:
Health Careers Department, Thomas Building, (309) 999-4600