Radiologic Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2022-2023 Catalog

(64 credits)

NOTE: To graduate, Radiologic Technology majors must earn a C- or better in all RADT courses; however, the students most likely to be competitive in the admissions process will have earned a B or better in their prerequisites. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 64 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework. Note: The program is using variable credit until fall 2021 cohort graduates. 

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1,2
This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, III, and IV; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
ENGL 1110GComposition I 3, 94
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 3, 43
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
CHEM 1120GIntroduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 34
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 1110GIntroduction to Psychology 33
or SOCI 1110G Introduction to Sociology
General Education Elective (3-4 cr.) 7
Core Requirement
BIOL 1130GIntroductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors) 84
or BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements 5
RADT 100Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care3
RADT 101Radiographic Positioning I2
RADT 101L
RADT 111Radiographic Positioning I Practicum1
RADT 102Radiographic Positioning II2
RADT 102L
RADT 112Radiographic Positioning II Practicums 1
RADT 103Introduction to Radiographic Imaging2
RADT 103L
RADT 105Radiographic Physics and Equipment3
RADT 110Radiographic Pathology3
RADT 154Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology3
RADT 200Radiation Biology and Protection2
RADT 201Clinical Practicum I4
RADT 205Radiographic Image Critique1-2
RADT 202Clinical Practicum II 106-11
RADT 203Clinical Practicum III 103-11
RADT 206Applied Radiographic Procedures2-3
RADT 104Special Radiologic Modalities2-3
RADT 204Special Modalities Practicum IV3
Independent Study (optional not required) 51-6
Total Credits61-77
1

Each course selected must be from a different area and students cannot take multiple courses in the same area. 

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses. 

3

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus. 

4

MATH 1220G College Algebra is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1220G first.

5

All RADT classes are restricted to students who have completed the Core and Related Requirements and have been accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program.

6

RADT 156 Independent Study (optional 1-6 credits, not required, used for special topics on a case-by-case basis)

7

If a student completes BIOL 1130G the General Education requirements will be satisfied.

8

If a student completes BIOL 2210, the student will also be required to complete a general education elective to meet the NM general education requirement for an Applied Associate degree.  

9

ENGL 1110G can also be taken in the 5th semester in the last year of program.

10

The program has variable credits until fall 2021 cohort graduates.  

(64 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: To graduate, Radiologic Technology majors must earn a C- or better in all RADT courses; however, the students most likely to be competitive in the admissions process will have earned a B or better in their prerequisites.  A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 64 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications – English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I 9  
Area II: Mathematics 3
College Algebra  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
 
BIOL 1130G
Introductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors) 7,8
or Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences
4
 Credits18
Semester 2
RADT 100 Introduction to Radiologic Technology and Patient Care 3
RADT 101 Radiographic Positioning I 2
RADT 101L  
RADT 111 Radiographic Positioning I Practicum 1
RADT 103 Introduction to Radiographic Imaging 2
RADT 103L  
RADT 154 Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology 3
General Education Elective 3-4 credits (only needed if BIOL 2210 taken for core requirement)  
 Credits11
Semester 3
RADT 102 Radiographic Positioning II 10 2
RADT 102L  
RADT 112 Radiographic Positioning II Practicums 1
RADT 105 Radiographic Physics and Equipment 3
RADT 110 Radiographic Pathology 3
RADT 200 Radiation Biology and Protection 2
 Credits11
Semester 4
RADT 201 Clinical Practicum I 4
 Credits4
Semester 5
RADT 202 Clinical Practicum II 10 6-11
RADT 205 Radiographic Image Critique 1-2
 Credits7-13
Semester 6
RADT 203 Clinical Practicum III 10 3-11
RADT 104 Special Radiologic Modalities 2-3
RADT 204 Special Modalities Practicum IV 3
RADT 206 Applied Radiographic Procedures 2-3
RADT 156 - Independent Study (optional 1-6 credits; not required, used for special topics on a case-by-case basis).  
 Credits10-20
 Total Credits61-77