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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Radiologic Technology, AAS -Major Code 8033, CIP Code 240102


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Offered at the SPC Reese Center

The South Plains College Radiologic Technology Program provides an environment that facilitates student success in acquiring the theory and technical skills of a professional medical radiographer. In order to achieve its mission, the South Plains College Radiologic Technology Program is committed to the following program goals.

  1. To provide students an opportunity to acquire the technical skills, effective communication, patient assessment and patient care skills necessary to complete a full range of radiographic procedures on a diverse population of patients.
  2. To provide students with the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to make competent, informed clinical decisions regarding radiographic procedures.
  3. To provide employers and the community with graduate radiographers possessing the skills required of an entry-level medical radiographer.

The Radiologic Technology Program consists of courses taught over a period of 22 consecutive months and culminates in an Associate of Applied Science degree. To qualify for the A.A.S. degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience during the final semester of the program.

The educational programs of South Plains College, including the Radiologic Technology program, are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The Radiologic Technology program meets the requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), as well as those for the Texas Medical Board/Medical Radiologic Technologists licensure.

Program Admission Requirements

The number of students admitted into the program at the beginning of each fall semester is limited by available space in the clinical education sites. A new radiologic technology class is selected once a year for the Fall semester. All individuals interested in admission to the program should contact the Radiologic Technology Program faculty for entrance criteria and a program application. Applicants must complete the following procedure:

  1. Apply for admission to South Plains College. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Radiologic Technology program.
  2. Complete the prerequisite courses and as many of the remaining general studies courses found in the curriculum as possible.
  3. Make an appointment with the Program Coordinator during posted office hours to submit an application packet that includes the Radiologic Technology Program application and all applicable documents, between May 1 and July 20 of the year of intended program enrollment. An Admissions Qualifications Worksheet will be completed at this time.

Program Coordinator is Clinton Bishop, instructor in Radiologic Technology.

Articulation Agreement

An articulation agreement has been established with TTUHSC to offer a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a specialization in Radiologic Technology.

Students may transfer up to 90 hours of approved community college credit into the program (42 hours required Common Core credits and 48 hours of approved Technical Credits) and complete the remaining 30 credits through TTUHSC. Applications are accepted every semester. All BSHS courses are offered on-line and are structured on the Fall, Spring and Summer semester system.

Unconditional Admission: Students who have an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in an allied health discipline, an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and have completed the common core curriculum requirement for a baccalaureate degree, have their certification / licensure /registration in their professional field, can apply for unconditional admission to the BSHS program.

Common Core Requirements:

English 6 hours
History 6 hours
Math 3 hours
Political Science 6 hours
Humanities 3 hours
Natural Science 6 hours
Social Science 6 hours
Visual and Performing Arts 3 hours
Common Core Elective 3 hours

 

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total Semester Hours: 11


Total Semester Hours: 12


Total Semester Hours: 11


Total Semester Hours: 6


Total Semester Hours: 12


Total Semester Hours: 8


Notes


*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
**Consult program advisor for proper choice of course.
***CTE courses that may be articulated with high school.

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