Associate of Science Degree in Radiography

Degree Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of classes for the professional component. A grade of "C" or better is considered a passing grade. All University policies must be adhered to including maintaining at least a 2.00 on a 4.00 grade point average. A total of 21 credits of prerequisite courses are required. See Indiana University Kokomo bulletin for prerequisites for general education courses.

Title

Course

Credits

Elementary Composition I

ENG-W 131

3

Public Speaking

SPCH-S 121

3

Mathematics

See Advisor

3 - 4

Human Anatomy with lab

ANAT-A 215

5

Human Physiology with lab

PHSL-P 215

5

Elements of Latin & Greek in Medical Terminology    OR

Medical Terminology

CLAS-C 209

AHLT - M 195 (on-line)

2

3

Mathematics requirements are variable due to General Education requirements and placement testing.  PLEASE SEE an IU KOKOMO Allied Health Sciences advisor for proper course(s).

Professional Courses

Orientation to Radiologic Technology

AHLT-R 100

2

Radiographic Procedures I

AHLT-R 101

4

Principles of Radiologic Technology I

AHLT-R 102

3

Clinical Experience I

AHLT-R 181

4

Radiographic Procedures II

AHLT-R 201

4

Principles of Radiologic Technology II

AHLT-R 202

3

Clinical Experience II

AHLT-R 182

4

Topics in Radiologic Technology

AHLT-R 208

2

Clinical Experience III (Summer I)

AHLT-R 281

3

Clinical Experience IV (Summer II)

AHLT-R 282

3

Radiographic Procedures III

AHLT-R 205

4

Principles of Radiologic Technology III

AHLT-R 222

3

Physics Applied to Radiologic Technology

AHLT-R 250

3

Clinical Experience v

AHLT-R 283

5

Radiologic Technology and Protection

AHLT-R 260

3

Pathology

AHLT-R 200

2

Comprehensive Experience

AHLT-R 290

5

Seminar in Radiologic Technology

AHLT-R 207

2

Technical Standards for Radiologic Technology

Clinical and Physical Requirements

Students must meet the following standards while rotating through the clinical sites:

  • Students must be free from contagious diseases and chemical dependence.
  • Students must have had a physical examination by a medical doctor at their own expense and submit results to the program director.
  • The physical exam must be repeated on or before the anniversary of admission into clinical portion of the program.
  • Students must not have been convicted of a felony, without restoration of his or her civil rights.

Students must meet the physical requirements below:

  • Standing - Standing is required 95-100 % of the time throughout the assigned clinical hours. Essentially, the work can not be performed without the ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Walking - Walking is required 90-100% of the time during the course of the assigned clinical hours.
  • Climbing - Climbing is sometimes required to move from unit to unit or floor to floor within an institution.
  • Pushing - Pushing is required for moving patients to and from the x-ray table and or department.
  • Pulling - Pulling is required for both short and long durations when moving patients onto tables and when transporting to and from units. The use of X-ray equipment including tubes, monitors and accessories may require significant physical exertion.
  • Lifting - Lifting of 25-50 lbs. AND over 50 lbs. Most significant: must be able to assist patients to and from the x-ray table, wheelchair, and cart.
  • Carrying - Carrying is a constant physical demand. Students will carry films, cassettes, folders, and supplies on a regular basis.
  • Exposure to Disease - Disease exposure may occur on a daily basis while in clinical education as students care for patients with known and unknown risk factors and potential infections or harmful diseases.
  • Handling Repulsive Tasks - Radiologic Technology students frequently are involved with handling and disposing of body secretions such as blood, stool, urine, etc. Having the responsibility of general cleaning and maintenance of an incontinent patient is a real possibility.
  • Working in Confined Places - Confined places include the processing darkroom and film file rooms, which are used daily. Time spent in these areas can vary from 1 minute to more than an hour. Must be able to work around constantly running water and low humming noises.
  • Exposure to Harmful Radiation - Radiation producing devices are used daily.
  • Visual - 20-100 vision, correctable to 20-30 in one eye or 20/100 vision correctable to 20/40 in both eyes.
  • Auditory - The student must be able to respond to codes or verbal expressions from patients and physicians.