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Radiologic Technology AAS
Detroit Lakes, eCampus

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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
CPTR1100 Fund Computer Concepts 1
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3
RADT1108 Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care 3
RADT1114 Radiographic Procedures I 4
RADT1124 Radiographic Procedures II 4
RADT1132 Principles of Radiobiology 4
RADT1140 Radiographic Imaging 4
RADT1144 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RADT1148 Radiographic Clinical I 6
RADT1158 Radiographic Clinical II 6
RADT1168 Radiographic Clinical III 6
RADT2222 Imaging Equipment 3
RADT2244 Legal and Ethical Issues in Radiologic Technology 3
RADT2248 Radiographic Clinical IV 6
RADT2250 Radiographic Pathology 3
RADT2258 Radiographic Clinical V 7
RADT2280 Board Review 2
MNTC Courses
BIOL2260 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL2261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Goal: 3 *
BIOL2262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL2263 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Goal: 3 *
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication
Goal: 1, 2 *
MATH1114 College Algebra
Goal: 2, 4 *
PHYS1105 Fundamental Concepts in Physics
Goal: 3 *
PSYC1200 General Psychology
Goal: 5, 9 *

Total Credits: 89

* To complete an AAS degree, courses must be taken from at least 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.


About this program

The Radiologic Technology program prepares individuals to perform various radiologic procedures. The radiologic technologist instructs and positions patients, manipulates radiographic equipment, adjusts exposure factors, provides radiation protection for patient and self, develops radiographic images, evaluates the quality of finished radiographs and carries out activities associated with quality control. The student radiologic technologist carries out these functions under the supervision or upon the direction of a registered radiologic technologist.

Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are eligible for the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of this exam qualifies the graduate as a Registered Radiologic Technologist.

The selection of students into the Radiologic Technology program is done on a point system using the Application Assessment Sheet to rank applicants comparatively based on course grades and GPA. Individuals entering the program must complete a background check required by the Minnesota Human Services licensing division. Individuals who do not receive a clear background check may participate in the program but may not be allowed to participate in clinical and/or field experience courses.

eCampus on-site requirements:

eCampus Students - There are on-campus and clinical experience requirements: Students will be required to travel to M State - Detroit Lakes and various healthcare facilities for face-to-face lab and clinical time during each semester of the program. Dates of labs will be determined at the beginning of each semester.

These requirements are as follows:
RADT1114 and RADT1124: These courses require up to 10 days of on-campus lab time per course (20 days total) at the Detroit Lakes campus.
RADT1140: This course requires up to 15 days of on-campus lab time at the Detroit Lakes campus.
RADT1144: This course requires up to 5 days of on-campus lab time at the Detroit Lakes campus.
RADT2222: This course requires up to 5 days of on-campus lab time at the Detroit Lakes campus.
RADT2280: This course requires up to 3 days of on-campus lab time at the Detroit Lakes campus.

All RADT clinical courses require on-site (at various healthcare partner facilities) requirements of approximately 45 days per semester.

Program outcomes

1. Practice radiation protection for the patient, self and others by applying the concepts of ALARA.
2. Apply positioning skills.
3. Demonstrate patient care skills.
4. Exercise independent judgment in areas of exposure factor manipulations involving all technical factors and equipment for procedures routinely performed in the clinical setting.
5. Evaluate radiographs for appropriate anatomy, positioning and image quality.
6. Conduct him/herself in a professional manner and abide by the Code of Ethics as outlined by the ASRT.
7. Evaluate the value of professional advancements.
8. Communicate effectively in both medical and professional relationships.
9. Graduate from a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited program.
10. Possess the knowledge and skills employers seek to hire.

Employment information

The Registered Radiologic Technologist is qualified to work in such settings as clinics, hospitals, physicians offices, public health projects, industrial plants, and Veterans and Armed Forces hospitals. The entry level position is generally as a staff member in a radiology department. With additional education and/or experience, one may also become a manager or supervisor in such a department, or function in nuclear medicine, special procedures, radiation therapy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound departments.

Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), (800)621-7449, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2404. The ARRT recognizes NCA accreditation and therefore our students are eligible to sit for the national board registry exam.

Additional accreditation from Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
Website: www.jrcert.org