Radiologic Technology - A.A.S.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology educates students on how to perform diagnostic imaging procedures. Medical imaging is a branch of health care delivery that utilizes x-rays and other energy forms to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Through a blend of classroom education at the university and clinical education at a hospital, students learn anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, radiation safety, basic patient care and imaging equipment operation.

Graduates are eligible to take the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become registered radiologic technologists.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Ashtabula Campus
  • Salem Campus

Accreditation

Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills effectively in the practice of radiologic technology.
  2. Communicate effectively in oral and written form with patients and members of the health care team.
  3. Perform radiographic procedures successfully and consistent with entry-level requirements of a registered radiologic technologist.
  4. Determine the value of professional growth and development and to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

University Requirements

All students in an applied or technical associate degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements, please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Kent Core (see table below)15
Total Credit Hour Requirement60
Some associate degrees require students to complete more than 60 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 3
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[RE-AAS-RADT]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA; min C grade required in all courses)
RADT 14003INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 2
RADT 14005CLINICAL EDUCATION I 1
RADT 14006RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I 1
RADT 14015CLINICAL EDUCATION II 3
RADT 14018IMAGING EQUIPMENT 2
RADT 14021RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II 4
RADT 14024RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES III 4
RADT 14025CLINICAL EDUCATION III 3
RADT 14034IMAGE ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING 2
RADT 14085CLINICAL EDUCATION IV 2
RADT 24008RADIOBIOLOGY AND RADIATION PROTECTION 3
RADT 24016IMAGING PHYSICS 3
RADT 24015CLINICAL EDUCATION V 3
RADT 24025CLINICAL EDUCATION VI 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
AHS 14016PATIENT CARE MANAGEMNT 2
AHS 24010MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 1
or HED 14020 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
AHS 24014ADVANCED IMAGING 2
AHS 24028RADIOLOGIC PATHOLOGY 3
BSCI 11010FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) (min C grade) 13
BSCI 11020FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB) (min C grade) 13
CHEM 10050FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 3
or CHEM 10055 MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)
MATH 11009MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 3-4
or MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:66
1

Students who have completed BSCI 21010 and BSCI 21020 (or ATTR 25057 and ATTR 25058, or EXSC 25057 and EXSC 25058) may use these courses in place of BSCI 11010 and BSCI 11020, but the courses must have been completed within the past five years prior to admission to the program.

Progression Requirements

To be able to register for radiologic technology (RADT) courses, students must be admitted to technical study. Admission is selective due to the limited number of students approved for each clinical education setting. Admission criteria are the following:

  • Minimum 2.75 high school GPA (minimum 2.75 overall GPA for applicants previously or currently attending a college)
  • Completion of high school or college-level algebra course (or MATH 00022) with minimum C grade
  • Completion of high school or college-level biology course with minimum C grade
  • Completion of high school or college-level chemistry course with minimum C grade
  • Minimum four hours of job shadowing (eight hours preferred)
  • Submission of a Radiologic Technology application
  • Interview

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
  • A minimum grade of  C grade is required in most courses; view the program requirements to see specific courses.

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Summer 1Credits
AHS 24010
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
or MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
1-3
RADT 14003 INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 2
RADT 14005 CLINICAL EDUCATION I 1
RADT 14006 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I 1
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
 Credit Hours6
Semester One
AHS 14016 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMNT 2
BSCI 11010 FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) 3
!RADT 14015 CLINICAL EDUCATION II 3
!RADT 14018 IMAGING EQUIPMENT 2
!RADT 14021 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II 4
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
BSCI 11020 FOUNDATIONAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB) 3
CHEM 10050
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS)
or MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)
3
RADT 14034 IMAGE ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING 2
!RADT 14024 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES III 4
!RADT 14025 CLINICAL EDUCATION III 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer 2
RADT 14085 CLINICAL EDUCATION IV 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours8
Semester Three
AHS 24014 ADVANCED IMAGING 2
MATH 11009
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
or ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
3-4
!RADT 24008 RADIOBIOLOGY AND RADIATION PROTECTION 3
!RADT 24015 CLINICAL EDUCATION V 3
RADT 24016 IMAGING PHYSICS 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Four
AHS 24028 RADIOLOGIC PATHOLOGY 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
!RADT 24025 CLINICAL EDUCATION VI 3
 Credit Hours9
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:66