RADIOGRAPHY - X-RAY
Workforce Development Degree
The Radiography (X-ray) Program at Tulsa Community College is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to function as medical radiographers. The program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The graduates of this program receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science and are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination.
Medical Radiographers/Radiologic Technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. Radiographers use x-rays to produce black and white images of anatomy. These images are captured on film, computer or videotape. Radiographers are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. Radiographers often specialize in areas of CT, MRI, Mammography, Cardiovascular Technology, Quality Control, Management and Education. Radiographers work closely with radiologists, physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury.
The Radiography (X-ray) Program admits a new class each year beginning in June (summer term). The number of students admitted to the class is limited by clinical availability and is usually 25 to 30 students. The Radiography courses are offered during the day only and will take a total of six (6) terms to complete. The program consists of 50 credit hours of radiography lecture and clinical courses and 22 credit hours of related general education courses.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science
For More Information Contact:
Allied Health Service Division located in the Alfred M. Philips Building, Metro Campus, Room MP 458, 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119, (918) 595- 7002 for program application and specific information.
1. Complete the Tulsa Community College Application for Admission and submit it to the Registrar’s Office, if you have not been enrolled at TCC within the past year.
2. Send Official High School Transcript or GED scores to the Registrar’s Office. High school seniors should send seventh (7th) semester transcript. Upon completion of high school, another official transcript must be sent with final grades and graduation date.
3. Send Official College transcript(s) to the Registrar’s Office from each college attended.
4. Send official ACT/SAT scores to the Registrar’s Office. (Each applicant must have either ACT/SAT scores to be considered for the program.)
5. First-time college students must meet with counselors regarding new student orientation, CPT (College Placement Test) and possible high school curricular deficiencies.
6. College students new at TCC must meet with counselors regarding COMPASS (college placement tests). Each applicant must show proficiency in English, Reading and Science.
7. Send the completed Allied Health Radiography Program Application for Admission to the Allied Health Services Division by February 1. (All information required for the Radiography Program must be on file by February 1, including TCC Application, Program Application, Transcripts, and ACT/SAT Scores).
8. Acceptance to TCC does not guarantee admission to the Radiography Program.
9. All prospective applicants are encouraged to enroll in: BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology, RADT 1212 Introduction to Radiography, and RADT 1201 Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Education.
10. All applicants will be contacted by the program director for an informational visit and will be ranked for acceptance according to their academic background.
11. In order to enroll in courses that include a clinical component and are part of the degree plan, students must receive clearance on a criminal background check, including sex offender registry. Potential students need to be aware that drug testing and clearance is a requirement for participation in all clinical components.
General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 19
Biology 4 hours
º**BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology
English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
and select one course from the following:
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
*ENGL 2333 Technical/Professional Writing
*ENGL 2343 Business Communication I
Mathematics 3 hours
Select one course from the following:
*MATH 1473 Mathematics for Critical Thinking
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present
Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 53
Allied Health 3 hours
ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology
Radiography 50 hours
º*RADT 1212 Introduction to Radiography
º*RADT 1224 Radiographic Clinical Education I
º*RADT 1313 Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I
º*RADT 1324 Radiographic Clinical Education II
º*RADT 1333 Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II
º*RADT 1344 Radiographic Clinical Education III
º*RADT 1372 Radiographic Technique
º*RADT 1382 Advanced Radiographic Technique
º*RADT 2301 Radiographic Seminar
º*RADT 2314 Radiographic Clinical Education IV
º*RADT 2323 Radiographic Special Procedures
º*RADT 2336 Radiographic Clinical Education V
º*RADT 2343 Radiographic Biology and Pathology
º*RADT 2356 Radiographic Clinical Education VI
º*RADT 2383 Radiographic Physics
Total Credit Hours: 72
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
**Student may substitute BIOL 2154 and BIOL 2134.
ºCourse must be completed with a “C” or above.
General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.