Radiologic Technology, Associate in Applied Science
The Radiologic Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions as radiographers (X-ray technologists). Student must attend full-time and satisfy both the didactic and clinical components to successfully complete the program.
The program is accredited by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL, 60606-3182
Phone number: 312-704-5300
Students learn to use complex X-ray and image processing equipment designed to record images which aid radiologists in diagnosing various health problems.
Persons interested in this program should be comfortable working with and caring for people from diverse backgrounds. They should be able to meet the academic and physical demands of the program that require a commitment of time, effort and motivation.
Students are required to complete a health history, immunization record, physical exam, essential functions acknowledgment form and drug and criminal background check prior to the first day of class. Students not passing the criminal background check and/or drug screen may be prohibited from participating in clinical education. This will prevent the student from being able to complete all program requirements for graduation.
Completion of college level medical terminology course (HIT 101 Medical Terminology or equivalent) is highly recommended.
To graduate a grade of C or better is required for all math and science courses and all courses in the area of concentration.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Employment is available in hospital radiology departments, clinics, imaging centers, outpatient surgery centers and physician offices.
The following must be completed prior to applying for admission into the Radiologic Technology program:
- MTH 050 Mathematical Literacy
- BIO 111 Introductory Biology I or two semesters of high school biology with labs.
- Math and science cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Math and science courses must be completed within five calendar years of entering the program.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.
At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
- evaluate images for appropriate positioning and image quality.
- demonstrate the ability to adapt to difficult and trauma exams.
- position the patient and imaging system to perform acceptable radiographic examinations and procedures.
- maintain a safe environment.
- provide quality patient care.
- demonstrate ethical and professional values.
- exhibit professional traits expected of radiologic technologists.
- demonstrate effective written communication.
- demonstrate effective oral communication.
Program of Study
|ENG 101||College Composition I||3|
|COM 101||Oral Communication I||3|
|MTH 140||Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 1||3|
|BIO 207||Anatomy and Physiology I 2||4|
|BIO 208||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|PSY 200||General Psychology||3|
|XXX xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|XRT 101||Radiographic Procedures I||4|
|XRT 102||Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|XRT 103||Radiographic Procedures III||3|
|XRT 104||Principles of Radiographic Exposure I||3|
|XRT 105||Principles of Radiographic Exposure II||3|
|XRT 107||Radiologic Physics I||2|
|XRT 108||Radiologic Physics II||2|
|XRT 111||Clinical Education I||2|
|XRT 112||Clinical Education II||2|
|XRT 116||Clinical Education III||3|
|XRT 121||Radiographic Image Evaluation I||2|
|XRT 122||Radiographic Image Evaluation II||2|
|XRT 207||Radiologic Pathology||2|
|XRT 208||Advanced Imaging Modalities||2|
|XRT 211||Radiologic Technology Review||3|
|XRT 212||Professional Development in Radiography||2|
|XRT 213||Clinical Education IV||3|
|XRT 214||Clinical Education V||3|
|XRT 215||Clinical Education VI||2|
|Total Credit Hours||73|
Program Prerequisites (to be completed prior to applying to program)
|BIO 111||Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L)||4|
|MTH 030||Elementary Algebra||3|
|Total Credit Hours||7|
General Education (completion of these courses is encouraged prior to beginning program required courses)
|BIO 207||Anatomy and Physiology I (MOTR LIFS 150L)||4||BIO 111 with grade of "C" or better; or one year of high school biology and chemistry (with labs) within previous five years of registration date; or permission of the department chairperson of Biology and Reading Proficiency.||Must be completed with a minimum grade of C before enrolling in XRT 101|
|BIO 208||Anatomy and Physiology II||4||BIO 207 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.|
|MTH 140||Intermediate Algebra (or higher)||3||MTH 030 or MTH 040 with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.||Except MTH 161, MTH 165, MTH 166, or MTH 180|
|ENG 101||College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)||3||ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.|
|COM 101||Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)||3||Reading Proficiency and concurrent enrollment in RDG 030 or ENG 070.|
|PSY 200||General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)||3||Reading Proficiency.|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective Designated as Civics||3|
|Total Credit Hours||23|
|XRT 101||Radiographic Procedures I||4||Current enrollment in the Radiologic Technology program and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 111||Clinical Education I||2||Current enrollment in Radiologic Technology program and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 104||Principles of Radiographic Exposure I||3||Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 102||Radiographic Procedures II||3||XRT 101 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 105||Principles of Radiographic Exposure II||3||XRT 104 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 107||Radiologic Physics I||2||XRT 104, XRT 111 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 112||Clinical Education II||2||XRT 111 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 121||Radiographic Image Evaluation I||2||XRT 102, XRT 112 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 116||Clinical Education III||3||XRT 112 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 213||Clinical Education IV||3||XRT 116 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 103||Radiographic Procedures III||3||Current enrollment in the Radiologic Technology program, XRT 102 and XRT 116 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 108||Radiologic Physics II||2||XRT 105, XRT 107, XRT 116 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 122||Radiographic Image Evaluation II||2||XRT 121, XRT 116 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 207||Radiologic Pathology||2||XRT 103, XRT 122, XRT 213 and Reading Proficiency.||Apply for graduation|
|XRT 208||Advanced Imaging Modalities||2||XRT 105 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 209||Radiobiology||2||XRT 103, XRT 108, Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 214||Clinical Education V||3||XRT 213 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 211||Radiologic Technology Review||3||XRT 207, XRT 208, XRT 209, XRT 214 and Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 212||Professional Development in Radiography||2||XRT 207, XRT 208, XRT 209, XRT 214, Reading Proficiency.|
|XRT 215||Clinical Education VI||2||XRT 214 and Reading Proficiency.|
|Total Credit Hours||50|
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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.
*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice. Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.