Radiologic Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

This 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.

Prerequisites

The following must be completed prior to applying for admission into the Radiologic Technology program:

  • MTH 030 Elementary Algebra or two semesters of high school algebra.
  • 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 stlcc.edu/enroll.

Program of Study

General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
COM 101Oral Communication I3
MTH 124Technical Mathematics I (or higher) 13-4
BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I 24
BIO 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
PSY 200General Psychology3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
XRT 101Radiographic Procedures I4
XRT 102Radiographic Procedures II3
XRT 103Radiographic Procedures III3
XRT 104Principles of Radiographic Exposure I3
XRT 105Principles of Radiographic Exposure II3
XRT 107Radiologic Physics I2
XRT 108Radiologic Physics II2
XRT 111Clinical Education I2
XRT 112Clinical Education II2
XRT 116Clinical Education III3
XRT 121Radiographic Image Evaluation I2
XRT 122Radiographic Image Evaluation II2
XRT 207Radiologic Pathology2
XRT 208Advanced Imaging Modalities2
XRT 209Radiobiology2
XRT 211Radiologic Technology Review3
XRT 212Professional Development in Radiography2
XRT 213Clinical Education IV3
XRT 214Clinical Education V3
XRT 215Clinical Education VI2
Total Credit Hours75-76
1

Except MTH 165 or MTH 166

2

BIO 207 is a prerequisite for XRT 101 and must be completed with a grade C or better before starting the Area of Concentration courses.