RADIOGRAPHY

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-3182, nationally accredits the Galveston College Radiography program. www.jrcert.org

                                                                        PROGRAM GOALS

1. Graduate students that will be competent, entry-level radiographers prepared for the healthcare field.
Expected outcome
Graduates will demonstrate adequate entry level radiography skills
Students will produce quality diagnostic radiographs
Students will be able to perform basic patient care skills
Students will demonstrate knowledge and practice appropriate radiation protection methods
Students will be able to critique finished radiographs for diagnostic quality
2. Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills. 
Expected outcome
Students demonstrate appropriate communication skills in the clinical setting
Employers will report that graduates demonstrate appropriate communication skills upon employment
3. Students will demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Expected outcome
Students will be able to safely operate radiographic equipment
Students will be able to perform radiographic examinations in an emergency and trauma environment
Students will be able to administer age appropriate patient care
4. The student (graduate) will understand the importance of professional values and lifelong learning.
Expected outcome
Students will demonstrate professional behavior
Students will demonstrate understanding of professional ethics
5. The student (graduate) will be capable of fulfilling the needs of the healthcare community in radiologic sciences.
Expected outcome
Graduates will consider themselves adequately prepared to be entry level radiographers. 

Program retention rate
ARRT pass rate
Job placement within 6 months of Graduation 

Mission Statement

In keeping with the mission of Galveston College, it is the goal of the program faculty and staff to produce graduates who complete their AAS degree in Radiography, who pass the ARRT certification exam on the first attempt, who are able to enter the job market as entry-level radiographers, who demonstrate empathy and compassion for their patients, and graduates who are committed to life-long learning.

The Role of the Radiographer

The Radiographer is a health professional educated to utilize ionizing radiation to produce images used in the diagnosis of disease. Radiography by virtue of its capability to render visible otherwise hidden internal structures of the human body is a vital part of modern medical science and the healing arts. Continuing discoveries in the field make radiography one of the most exciting and challenging health care specialties.

Depending on a number of factors, including geographic location, duties of employment and their own personal qualities, graduates can reasonably expect entry level salaries ranging from $41,000 to $45,000 per year. Due to limited enrollment, we can not accept every applicant. Potential students will need to complete an interview process with the Radiography faculty.

Radiography Admission Criteria

All prospective candidates who wish to be admitted to the Radiography Program should contact the Allied Health Advisor.

Applicants must:

  1. Complete the requirements for admission to the College. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Program.

  2. Submit a formal application to the Program beginning September 15th through April 15th of each year to be considered for the next academic year.  Applications that are submitted after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the Selection Committee.  Due to limited enrollment, we can not accept every applicant.

  3. File a degree plan with the Allied Health Advisor which shows evidence of:

    a) TSI scores for TSI-eligible students or placement scores for TSI-exempt students which permit enrollment in college level courses.  Official TSI scores must appear on a transcript to be sent directly to Galveston College from the test company on an official test score report form. 

    b) Achieve a grade of C or better in MATH 0304 Intermediate Algebra or a passing placement test score within five years of acceptance into the Program.  MATH 1314 College Algebra is recommended.

    c) Achieve a grade of C or better in BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I, within five years of acceptance into the Program. 

    d) Achieve a grade of C or better in HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology.

    e) An overall G.P.A. of 2.5.  It is highly recommended that the general education courses be completed prior to enrollment in the Program. A grade of C or better is required in the general education courses.  Math and Science courses must be completed within five years of acceptance into the Program.

  4. Complete the Hepatitis B immunization series including titer or show proof of illness.  To be eligible to apply to the Program, student must show proof that the immunization process has been started. The process needs to be completed by the start of the Program.  (This process takes seven months. to complete).

  5. Complete Varicella immunization (Chicken pox) or show proof of illness by the start of the Program.

  6. Complete a background check through the College at students cost upon acceptance to the Program.

  7. Complete a clear drug screening test at students cost as directed by the Program.

  8. Meet with the Program Coordinator upon request.

Transfer Policy:

Course work from another program will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Program Coordinator.  A grade of C or better is required on all transferred prerequisite, general education and program specific courses.  Transfer students from another program will be admitted on a space-available basis.

Transfer students must:

  1. Complete admission requirements to Galveston College as well as the Program admission criteria.
  2. Currently hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on transfer course work.
  3. Submit course syllabi for review, if requested by program coordinator.
  4. Agree to a complete a disclosure of information form.

Curriculum

Prerequisite Courses+

Course
Description
Credit
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology (TP) 2
   
6

First Year

Fall Semester
Course
Description
Credit
RADR 1411 Basic Radiographic Procedures 4
RADR 1301 Introduction to Radiography 3
NMTT 1303 Radiation Biology and Safety 3
RADR 1303 Patient Care 3
RADR 1166 Practicum I (Radiography) 1
   
14
Spring Semester
Course
Description
Credit
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
RADR 1366 Practicum II (Radiography) 3
RADR 1313 Principles of Radiographic Imaging I 3
RADR 2401 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures 4
   
14
Summer Semester I
Course
Description
Credit
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
RADR 1367 Practicum III (Radiography) 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
ELEC x3xx Humanities Elective 3
   
12

Second Year

Fall Semester
Course
Description
Credit
RADR 2305 Principles of Radiography II 3
RADR 2217 Radiographic Pathology 2
RADR 2366 Practicum IV (Radiography) 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
HITT 1211 Computers in Healthcare(TP) 2
   
13
Spring Semester
Course
Description
Credit
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
RADR 2367 Practicum V (Radiography)* 3
RADR 2333 Advanced Medical Imaging 3
RADR 2335 Radiographic Technology Seminar 3
   
12

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM

71

 

+MATH 0304 Intermediate Algebra is a requirement to be met for admission to the program by placement or course completion according to Galveston College requirements. MATH 1314 College Algebra is recommended.
4Select one course from ENGL 2333, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2343, HUMA 1301, HUMA 1302, PHIL 1316, 2303, 2307, 2321, SPAN 2311, SPAN 2312, FREN 2311, FREN 2312, GERM 2311 OR GERM 2312
*Identifies capstone course      (TP) Identifies Tech Prep courses
Underline- Identifies courses to meet academic, general education requirements for AAS degree; minimum 15 credit hours.

For more information about the Radiography program, contact the Allied Health Advisor at (409) 944-1252 or The Allied Health Division at (409) 944-1490.

Program Statistics

Begin

End

Started

Completed

Completion Rate

Attrition Rate

Fall 2004

May 2006

27

14

51%

49%

Fall 2005

May 2007

26

19

73%

27%

Fall 2006

May 2008

28

13

46%

54%

Fall 2007

May 2009

26

19

73%

27%

Fall 2008

May 2010

21

19

90%

10%

Fall 2009

May 2011

22

10

45%

55%

Fall 2010

May 2012

24

16

66%

34%

5-year Average (2005-2009)

65.4%

34.6%

Year

ARRT Pass Rate

Mean Score

2005

88%

80.9%

2006

86%

83.1%

2007

89%

80.9%

2008

86%

82.6%

2009

71%

79.1%

2010

89%

82.4%

5-year average (2006-2010)

84.2%

81.6%

 

Year

Job Placement Rate

2004-05

96.67%

2005-06

97.83%

2006-07

100.00%

2007-08

95.65%

2008-09

94.03%

5-year average

96.62%

Source: THECB ASALFS and CB116 reports

 

Updated 10/27/2011 - Content Author eiles