Radiologic Technology (9380)

Radiographers work under the supervision of qualified radiologists or physicians. Radiographers perform imaging examinations, process and evaluate radiographic images, utilize radiographic equipment, manage quality assurance, provide patient education relevant to specific imaging procedures, and apply radiation protection principles to patients, self, and others. Work settings include hospitals, specialized imaging centers, urgent care clinics, private physician offices, industry, or civil service/public health centers.

Lakeland's Radiologic Technology degree program prepares students to be competent entry-level radiographers. Upon satisfactory completion of the program requirements, graduates are eligible to apply for examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Students convicted of any felony or misdemeanor may be prohibited from applying for the certification examination.

Students must be admitted to the Radiologic Technology program to enroll in RADT courses. Other courses may be taken prior to admission to the program.

All students enrolled in a nursing or allied health program/certificate must complete a criminal background check. In accordance with clinical site requirements, students with a criminal record may be ineligible to participate in a clinical course/rotation/practicum. Delays, for any reason, in obtaining background results may cause an interruption in the clinical rotation sequence or inability to complete program requirements. Additional background screening may be required by individual facilities.

Drug testing may be requested in accordance with clinical affiliation requirements and/or for patient/student health and safety.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 and a "C" grade or higher is required in all radiologic technology and general education courses as listed in the curriculum guide for the AAS degree in radiologic technology.

Certificates in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging are available.

Admission Procedures

Students must meet specific admission requirements for this program. Listed below are requirements for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program:

Option 1: High School Option

This option is for current high school seniors or high school graduates who apply to the program within two years of high school graduation.

  • Complete college application(s).
  • Composite score of 21 or higher on the American College Test (ACT) or combined score of 940 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  • Place into MATH 1330 Statistics for the Health Sciences or higher or pass MATH 0850 Beginning Algebra.
  • Complete high school algebra, chemistry, and biology with a "C" grade or higher.
  • An overall high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
  • Meet with a counselor to review program prerequisites and requirements.
  • Complete an observation day in a radiology department.

Upon successful completion of the above criteria, the applicant will be admitted into the program. Students must complete HLTH 1215 Medical Terminology for Health Professions with a "C" grade or higher prior to enrolling in their first health technology course.

Option 2: College Option

This option is for students who do not qualify for admission under Option 1.

  • Complete college application(s).
  • Submit high school transcript as well as any college transcript(s).
  • Successful passing score on the required program pre-admission test.
  • Meet with a counselor to review program prerequisites and requirement.
  • The following courses, or equivalent courses at other regionally accredited colleges, must be completed with a "C" or higher and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Complete an observation day in a radiology department.

NOTE:  Students must meet one of these requirements to take BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I with a "C" or higher:

  1. High school biology within last five years and high school chemistry.
  2. High school biology within last five years and CHEM 1100 Elementary Chemistry.
  3. BIOL 1200 Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies

Students are required to take the Math Placement Test and be placed into MATH 1330 Statistics for the Health Sciences or complete MATH 0850 Beginning Algebra with a "C" grade or higher.

Option 3: Advanced Education Option

Students pursuing this option must have an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing or Allied Health, Bachelor of Science Degree in a natural science, or an Associate of Science Degree to be waived from the preadmission testing. All other Option 2 requirements apply.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
3
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
RADT 1100 Introduction to Radiography and Imaging Principles 4
RADT 1210 Radiographic Procedures I 3
1st 8 weeks  
RADT 1300 Patient Care in Radiography 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BIOL 2220 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
RADT 1150 Principles of Imaging II 4
RADT 1220 Radiographic Procedure II 3
RADT 1320 Clinical Experience I 2
 Credit Hours13
Summer Semester 1
MATH 1330 Statistics for the Health Sciences (or any mathematics course from MATH 1550 or higher) 2 3
RADT 2310 Clinical Experience II 2
 Credit Hours5
Third Semester
PSYC 1500 Introduction to Psychology 3
RADT 2100 Special Imaging Modalities 2
RADT 2150 Radiation Physics 3
RADT 2200 Principles of Imaging III 3
RADT 2320 Clinical Experience III 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
COMM 1000
Effective Public Speaking
or Effective Interpersonal Communications
3
RADT 2280 Radiographic Pathology 2
RADT 2330 Clinical Experience V 3
RADT 2410 Radiation Protection and Biology 3
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
 Credit Hours14
Summer Semester 2
RADT 2340 Clinical Experience V 2
RADT 2450 Seminar II 2
 Credit Hours4
 Total Credit Hours66
1

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

2

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should take a sequence of math as advised by their counselor

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.

Electives

Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3