Curriculum

Material on this page reflects the most recent catalog and contains the curriculum used for students currently enrolled in the Radiography program. The college reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors.

The following prerequisite courses must be in progress or completed with a grade of "C" or better by the application deadline (March 1) for the radiography program. Students are encouraged to contact the radiography program faculty directly for program-specific questions.

Associate of Applied Science

Prerequisites

  Course Title Credits
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
  ZOO 2010^ Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
  ZOO 2020^ Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
GenEd: QR MATH 1400+ College Algebra1 3
Additional 1st Semester Course
GenEd: CS COLS 1000ð Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
      Semester Credits 16

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  RDTK 1503* Introduction to Radiography 4
  RDTK 1520* Radiographic Patient Skills 1
  RDTK 1620* Radiation Biology and Protection 3
GenEd: WY USWYð Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses 3
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010*ð Public Speaking 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ð English I: Composition 3
    Clinical: Last 7-8 weeks, 10-12 hours/week = 70 hours2  
      Semester Credits 17
  Course Title Credits
  RDTK 1610* Radiographic Imaging I 3
  RDTK 1611* Radiographic Imaging I Lab 1
  RDTK 1583* Radiographic Procedures I 3
  RDTK 1584* Radiographic Lab I 1
  RDTK 1590* Clinical Education I 4
    Clinical: TTh, 12 hours/week = 180 hours2  
      Semester Credits 12
  Course Title Credits
  RDTK 1683* Radiographic Positioning II 3
  RDTK 1684* Radiographic Lab II 1
  RDTK 1713* Clinical Education II 4
    Clinical: MWF 24 hours/week = 192 hours + 20 shiftwork hours = 212 hours2
      Semester Credits 8

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  RDTK 2583* Radiographic Positioning III 3
  RDTK 2584* Radiographic Lab III 1
  RDTK 2623* Radiographic Equipment, Digital Imaging, and Quality Assurance 3
  RDTK 2624* Radiographic Lab IV 1
  RDTK 2510* Clinical Education III 7
    Clinical: First 4 weeks, MTWTHF = 29 hours/week + Last 11 weeks, MWF = 21 hours/week = 325 hours2
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  RDTK 2630* Radiographic Pathology 1
  RDTK 2603* Survey of Technical Specialties 2
  RDTK 2900* Radiography Seminar 4
  RDTK 2613* Clinical Education IV 7
    Clinical: MWF = 21 hours/week = 315 hours2  
      Semester Credits 14

Total Credits: 82
Total Clinical Hours: 1,102

* This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+ If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

ð Indicated course may be taken prior to program admission however all courses must be completed before or during the semester progression as indicated.

1 Science and math courses must be five years current.

2 Clinical hour totals are approximate and may very slightly because of scheduled college holidays/planning days.

^Program Comments
Additional Supplemental courses not required but may be taken to improve a student's application score include: 

HLTK 2300 3 credits Health Care Ethics
PSYC 1000 3 credits General Psychology
PHYS 1050 4 credits Concepts of Physics

 

Prerequisites and other courses in the radiography curriculum are only eligible for transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions and/or JRCERT-accredited programs. Students seeking advanced standing will be evaluated on an individual basis and may be required to take competency examinations monitored by the faculty to determine the level at which the student will enter the program. Official transcripts will be required. All transcripts will be evaluated by LCCC's registrar and the radiography program director for transfer credit and/or advanced placement, as applicable.

Drug Screening and Criminal Background Checks
All allied health students are required to submit a pre-clinical urine drug screen according to the policy of the Allied Health Programs at LCCC. The drug screen is completed after a student's program acceptance and at the student's expense.

At their discretion, clinical sites may also require a drug screening and/or a criminal background check prior to allowing students into the clinical setting. (If required, any associated fees will be the responsibility of the student.) In addition, LCCC and the clinical sites may require random drug testing and/or drug testing for reasonable cause. Generally, the urine drug test screens for alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or drugs that impair judgment while in the clinical agency. Testing positive on the screening or evidence of tampering with a specimen will disqualify a student from participation from clinical assignment.

In addition to drug screening, for the safety of patients and health care workers, allied health workers must also undergo a background check performed at the student's expense. The student's acceptance will not be final until LCCC has received background check information from the reporting agencies, and the background check is clear of disqualifying offenses. For more information, please see the complete School of Health Sciences & Wellness Policies for Allied Health Students posted on the school website. Certain criminal activities, as evidenced by a criminal background check, may also disqualify a student from clinical participation.

Students are advised that the inability to gain clinical education experiences can result in the inability to meet program objectives and outcomes. These circumstances may prevent acceptance into and/or progression through the program and may ultimately result in dismissal from the program.

NOTE: Applicants who have been convicted of a felony (or have pled guilty or nolo contendre to a felony) should request a copy of a letter concerning his/her eligibility status for licensure from the Wyoming State Board of Radiologic Technologist Examiners and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The Wyoming State Board of Radiologic Technologist Examiners can deny licensure if the Board feels that such denial is in the public's interest. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists can also deny certification for the same reason.


Learning Competencies

Goal 1: Graduates of this program will be technically proficient, being able to consistently produce radiographs of high diagnostic quality, on any given part of the human body. This includes proper positioning techniques and the proper setting of all exposure factors. 
Outcomes:
A. Students will apply proper positioning techniques. 
B. Students will select appropriate technical factors.

Goal 2: Graduates will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Outcomes:
A. Students will manipulate technical factors for changed patient and technical variables.
B. Students will adapt positioning and exam protocols due to patient condition/ history.
C. Students will evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic quality, identifying appropriate solutions for poor image quality.

Goal 3: Graduates of this program will demonstrate communication skills.
Outcomes:
A. Students will use effective oral communication skills with clinical staff, patients and peers. 
B. Students will apply written communication skills.

Goal 4: Graduates of this program will consistently employ principles of radiation protection and safety, and electrical safety, to avoid hazards to both patients and themselves.
Outcomes:
A. Graduates will employ principles of radiation protection and safety.
B. Students will employ safe work habits.

Goal 5: Students will consistently manifest a professional attitude and honor the ASRT Code of Ethics. 
Outcomes:
A. Students will exhibit appropriate professional and ethical behaviors. 
B. Students will demonstrate a respect for diversity and the ability to work with others and special patients populations.

Goal 6: Graduates will have a high potential for advancement and leadership.
Outcomes:
A. Students will demonstrate workplace behaviors conducive to professional advancement.
B. Students will differentiate between the ARRT, ASRT, State Licensure Boards and additional certification opportunities.

Goal 7: Graduates of the program will be successfully employed in an entry-level position.
Outcomes:
A. Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the first attempt. 
B. Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within six months post-graduation.
C. Students will complete the program.
D. Students will express satisfaction with their education.
E. Employers will express satisfaction with LCCC graduate performance.