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2018-2019

Associate in Applied Science

Radiography

This Degree is for students seeking careers as X-ray technologists. The 24-month curriculum integrates classroom and clinical experiences.

  • Demonstrate the skill and competency of an entry-level radiographer.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in patient care intervention and professional relationships.
  • Apply appropriate problem solving and critical-thinking skills in the health-care setting.
  • Exercise ethical behavior, and display sound professional judgment in clinical practice

Note:

Admission Requirements

The Radiography Program is a two Phase program. Admission to Phase 1 does NOT guarantee admission to Phase 2. It is advisable to take the General Education required courses first. Students do not have to complete all of Phase 1 to apply to Phase 2.  April 1 is the application deadline for Phase 2.

Phase 1 – General Education

  1. Apply to PCCC and meet Passaic County Community College’s admission criteria.
  2. Achieve college level placement in English, Reading and Math or complete required remediation.
  3. Students must complete all program General Education requirements.

Phase 2 – Core/Clinical Component

  1. Apply to Phase 2 with Radiography Program by April 1.
  2. Interview with the Program Director and/or a member of the Admissions Committee.
  3. Successfully complete a criminal background check.

These are the minimum standards. Because each year there are more applicants than seats available, the College has developed an Admissions Ranking Criteria. Points are given based on General Education courses completed and grade point average. Most students spend 1 to 2 years taking basic skills or ELS courses and General Education courses before acceptance to the program. Additionally, students who complete the General Education course work first are more successful with the demanding Radiography core curriculum and clinical requirements.

After admission to Phase 2, the Radiography curriculum is a 2-year day program that includes two 10-week summer sessions. Every semester of Phase 2 includes a clinical component.

Requirements for Clinical Experience

Once accepted into the Radiography Program and prior to participation in clinical courses, the following are required:

  1. Submit a completed health form signed by a physician or nurse practitioner.
  2. Submit verification of a current certification in American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR.
  3. Submit evidence of health insurance coverage.
  4. Complete a criminal background check. Only students with a CLEAR background report are eligible to participate in clinical. If the background check is NOT CLEAR, the student must withdraw from the program. Background checks are required annually while the student is in the program, and if the report is NOT CLEAR at any time during the student’s enrollment in the program, the student will not be permitted to continue in the program. Additional requirements such as drug testing, fingerprinting, or other requirements may be required by specific clinical agencies, and students must comply with these policies to participate in clinical experiences.

More descriptive information regarding the Radiography Program is available on the Radiography department website.

 


General Education(30 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
MA 108 College Algebra 3
Science (12 credits)
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CH 103 Introduction to Organic and Inorganic Chemistry 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (3 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Humanities (3 credits)
Choose one (1) course from the following categories
Category 6 - Humanities 3

Career(39 credits)

Code Name Credits
RA 101 Introduction to Radiologic Science 3
RA 102 Principles of Radiologic Science I 3
RA 103 Radiologic Practicum and Critique Seminar 1
RA 105 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 3
RA 106 Principles of Radiologic Science II 4
RA 107 Radiologic Pharmacology and Pediatric and Geriatric Radiography 2
RA 108 Radiologic Practicum II and Critique Seminar 1
RA 110 Radiologic Practicum III 2
RA 200 Radiation Biology 4
RA 202 Principles of Radiologic Science III 4
RA 203 Radiologic Practicum IV Film Critique Semiar 1
RA 205 Medical and Surgical Diseases 2
RA 206 Vascular Anatomy and Sectional Anatomy 4
RA 207 Radiologic Practicum V Film Critique Semiar 1
RA 208 Ethics and the Law in Radiologic Sciences 2
RA 209 Advanced Radiographic Practicum 2

Total Credits 69


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
CH 103 Introduction to Organic and Inorganic Chemistry 4.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
RA 101 Introduction to Radiologic Science 3.0
RA 102 Principles of Radiologic Science I 3.0
RA 103 Radiologic Practicum and Critique Seminar 1.0
Total 18.0
Second Semester Credits
BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
MA 108 College Algebra 3.0
RA 105 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 3.0
RA 106 Principles of Radiologic Science II 4.0
RA 107 Radiologic Pharmacology and Pediatric and Geriatric Radiography 2.0
RA 108 Radiologic Practicum II and Critique Seminar 1.0
Total 17.0
First Summer Session Credits
RA 110 Radiologic Practicum III 2.0
Total 2.0
Third Semester Credits
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
RA 200 Radiation Biology 4.0
RA 202 Principles of Radiologic Science III 4.0
RA 203 Radiologic Practicum IV Film Critique Semiar 1.0
Total 15.0
Fourth Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
RA 205 Medical and Surgical Diseases 2.0
RA 206 Vascular Anatomy and Sectional Anatomy 4.0
RA 207 Radiologic Practicum V Film Critique Semiar 1.0
RA 208 Ethics and the Law in Radiologic Sciences 2.0
Humanities 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Summer Session Credits
RA 209 Advanced Radiographic Practicum 2.0
Total 2.0